HDRi map and backplate image resource site Panocapture have released Volume 2 of their Automotive Rendering HDRi & Backplate Pack. The pack contains 17 HDRi maps (very high resolution 16000x8000 spherical & up to 12 stop EV) and 330 backplate images...
An incredibly interesting and in-depth video from the guys at Designworks showing off both the traditional and digital sculpting techniques they used to create the Dr Who action figures.
A breakthrough in low cost high resolution 3D printing is about to his the market place in the shape of the Form1. Unlike extrusion based machines such it uses a stereolithographic method where by a liquid is hardened by a strobing ultraviolet laser cre...
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A fantastic charity in the UK that that creates custom gaming controllers to allows severely disabled children to enjoy video games for the first time.
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In a search for future stars of the CG industry, Escape Studios has launched CG Whiz 2011. The competition is open to anyone interested in computer graphics, offering over £20,000 worth of prizes and a ...
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A time-lapse taken from the front of the International Space Station as it orbits our planet at night. This movie begins over the Pacific Ocean and continues over North and South America before entering...
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An excellent article over on FX Guide attempting to explain the exotic art of fluid simulation
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Gizmodo have just released a first look video of the soon to be released Windows 8 Slate. I wonder if it will be able to handle Zbrush?
Check out the full Gizmodo review here
FX Guide interview with Iloura’s creative director and visual effects supervisor Glenn Melenhorst and lead animator Avi Goodman about their creature work for Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark
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Zbrush Central have just publish an excellent interview with character artist Sébastien Legrain about his work on Eidos's long awaited third instalment in the Deus Ex series "Human Revolution"
I wrote this blog when I was a Director and co-owner of Ark VFX which is unfortunately no longer around. But the article is worth a read so here it is:
A little after we (Andy Turner, Steven Tappin, Rich Right and Greg Staples) setup ArkVFX in 2...
In November 2010 Xenon Studios, newly formed by Michael Powell after the closure of Ark VFX were contacted by Director Adam Wells to help pitch for the Title Sequence of Sky Sports’ Super League coverage.
The project was a perfect opportunity...
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This is the Title Sequence for the Sky Sports’ 2011 Super League coverage. Quite a big project for a high profile client.
We were initially approached about this project by my Director frie...