Visualeffects

02.24.18
'Black Panther' is amazing. Why are its CG models so terrible?
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'Black Panther' is amazing. Why are its CG models so terrible?

It's a symptom of the VFX industry's problems.

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03.01.17
Epic Games shows the potential of high-end augmented reality
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Epic Games shows the potential of high-end augmented reality

"Project Raven" blends real-time visual effects with live action shots.

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02.29.16
'Ex Machina's' Oscar win is a triumph for low-budget VFX
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'Ex Machina's' Oscar win is a triumph for low-budget VFX

The $15 million movie beat heavy hitters like 'The Force Awakens,' 'Fury Road' and 'The Martian.'

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01.25.16
Two major visual effects studios join forces for VR push
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Two major visual effects studios join forces for VR push

The animators behind 'Transformers' acquire their Chinese counterpart.

By R. Lai,   01.25.16
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09.17.15
The Emmy-winning studios behind American Horror Story's freaks
09.17.15

The Emmy-winning studios behind American Horror Story's freaks

Freak Show, the fourth season of American Horror Story, was a carnival of oddities. Each character presented the emotional and physical complexities of a medical abnormality. We caught up with the stellar team that brought those characters to life.

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08.29.15
HTC's Peter Chou joins visual effects studio behind 'Iron Man 3' (updated)
08.29.15

HTC's Peter Chou joins visual effects studio behind 'Iron Man 3' (updated)

No, Peter Chou isn't leaving HTC. As the company is gearing up to launch its virtual reality platf...

By R. Lai,   08.29.15
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05.23.15
Recommended Reading: Why do we hate CGI so much?
05.23.15

Recommended Reading: Why do we hate CGI so much?

Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the...

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05.14.15
Every ridiculous vehicle in 'Mad Max: Fury Road' is drivable
05.14.15

Every ridiculous vehicle in 'Mad Max: Fury Road' is drivable

Practical effects have gotten incredibly scarce in big-budget summer blockbusters, so it's pretty...

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02.17.15
The black hole imagery of 'Interstellar' is helping astrophysics
02.17.15

The black hole imagery of 'Interstellar' is helping astrophysics

You may have heard that the representation of a black hole in Interstellar was not only based on r...

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