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04.09.17
Carrie Fisher will be in 'Star Wars: Episode IX' without use of CG (update: no)
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Carrie Fisher will be in 'Star Wars: Episode IX' without use of CG (update: no)

It's a sharp break from the strategy used for 'Rogue One.'

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01.13.17
Lucasfilm says it has 'no plans' for a digital Carrie Fisher
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Lucasfilm says it has 'no plans' for a digital Carrie Fisher

It responded to rumors of negotiations to use the actresses' likeness in future movies.

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10.25.16
Disney makes facial capture tech more practical for movies
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Disney makes facial capture tech more practical for movies

You can train the system to spot expressions in a fraction of the usual time.

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04.11.16
Lytro's first pro movie camera is designed for visual effects magic
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Lytro's first pro movie camera is designed for visual effects magic

Lytro Cinema's light field tech kills the need for green screens.

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01.24.16
Watch how 'Star Wars' turns people into CG characters
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Watch how 'Star Wars' turns people into CG characters

Getting some characters into 'The Force Awakens' shots required lots of effort.

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01.14.16
See how VFX transforms 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' (updated)
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See how VFX transforms 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' (updated)

For digital effects junkies, the Oscar show reel is Nirvana (warning: spoilers).

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08.11.15
Pixar will open-source the code for a key movie-making tool
08.11.15

Pixar will open-source the code for a key movie-making tool

If you're convinced that you could build the next "Toy Story" with the right tools, now's your chance: Pixar has open-sourced another one of its creative programs.

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07.13.15
Hayao Miyazaki is back -- with a 3D CG short
07.13.15

Hayao Miyazaki is back -- with a 3D CG short

Here's some bittersweet news for fans of Studio Ghibli's animation genius Hayao Miyazaki: He's bac...

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