Following an unintentional leak on the Green Man Gaming* website, EA has confirmed the upcoming release of a new DLC pack on May 28. The downloadable content will apparently provide users with a bevy of new buildings -- specifically, amusement park rides.
Which is great news. I've been…Continue
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Star Trek Into Darkness is a smart, modern action-adventure that comes closer to being a great movie than director JJ Abrams’ previous effort, Star Trek (2009). If Abrams ultimately falls short in his quixotic quest to fuse Trek with Wars, there's still a lot of incidental pleasure to be had on the way.
**SPOILER ALERT** If you haven't seen the movie, don't scroll any further!…Continue
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Do you know, that many typical conversion errors are easy and fast to fix? No need to make depth map correction and / or stereo painting. It’s also possible to reduce the volume of necessary clean plates. Look how to do it very easy with Stereo generator - just set parallax, screen play level and here you go!
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A Facebook post by the Ray and Diana Harryhausen Foundation this morning conveyed some very sad news: Ray passed away in London earlier today.
Below is the post in full:
"The Harryhausen family regret to announce the death of Ray Harryhausen, Visual Effects pioneer and stop-motion model animator. He was a multi-award winner which…
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By Jesse Toves. @zeustoves on Twitter.
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On May 6, Adobe announced that Creative Suite® 6 will be the last boxed CS product available to customers for purchase.
Adobe made the announcement at the…Continue
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In late 2011, the folks at Amsterdam-based VFX studio Planet X FX decided they'd had it with lugging around armfuls of paper. Scribbles of notes for on-set VFX data like camera measurements, lenses and take info were filling up their office. Photos of sets, slates and notes were…Continue
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Thirty-eight students from 17 U.S. colleges and universities as well as nine students from foreign universities have been selected as finalists in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Student Academy Awards competition. Winners will be brought to Los Angeles for a week of industry activities and social events that will culminate in the awards ceremony on Saturday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater…Continue
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COLUMBUS, OH, – Looking to shed light on the disastrous effects plastics are having on the world’s oceans, the international environmental advocacy non-profit group Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) turned…Continue
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The field of computer graphics has advanced at an amazing rate since the advent of the microprocessor. In a relatively short span of time, computer-generated images transitioned from primitive landscapes of hard edges and solid colors to the photorealistic imagery now commonplace in movies, television and video games.
These days, dazzling computer graphics are everywhere. We take them for granted. Which is precisely why it's worth the effort to stop and reflect on how far…Continue
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Award-Winning Studio's Latest Project For General Mills
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Unfortunately, Hollywood has a long history of demonstrating that it doesn't quite get video games. There's no shortage of examples of mediocre-to-horrific game adaptations for the silver screen, but these five stand head and shoulders above the rest. As someone who loves games and good movies, I'd like to steer you away from these unfortunate films—should your affection for games ever override your better judgement.
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When visiting a modern 3D cinema, it's common to experience eyestrain and headache. Graphics & Media Lab of MSU has analyzed 5 stereo films and revealed the reasons behind such discomfort:
The 246-page report details the evaluation results of five S3D films, captured with stereoscopic camera systems.…Continue
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Now that geek culture has come to be celebrated rather than maligned, it’s cool to party like a nerd. Beer pong frat parties are a thing of the past; nerd fests are the future. Below are all the directions you need to build a party around one of three epic geek party themes: the Video Game Party, the Star Trek Party, or the Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Party. Party on, nerds. …Continue
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On Sunday, The Guardian posted an article on the VFX protest at the Oscars, describing the R&H speech cutoff and the scene outside, identifying the demonstrators as "VFX technicians." It was early, and I let it slide - tweeting the story to VFXG's followers. Below is the short conversation that followed, which I'm still chuckling over two days later.…Continue
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The following is an open letter to Ang Lee, written on 2/24/2013 and reprinted with permission from the author.
Dear Mr. Lee,
When asked about the bankruptcy of Rhythm + Hues, the visual effects house largely responsible…
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