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3D Object Manipulation in a Single Photograph using Stock 3D Models:

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University use stock models of 3D objects to manipulate objects in still photographs with an amazing amount of freedom. We present an approach that allows users to perform 3D manipulations, such as rotations, translations, scaling, deformation, and 3D copy-paste, to objects in photographs. Our approach seamlessly reveals hidden parts of objects Read MoreRead More

How they Blew Up the Droid – A VFX Breakdown

This is how-to guide for destroying the droid on Neill Blomkamp’s Elysium. This breakdown was presented at DigiPro and SIGGRAPH this year. I will try to post the slides somewhere useful asap. This work was done at Image Engine in summer 2012 for 3 months. I was responsible for destruction of the droid geometry, as Read MoreRead More

SNEAK PREVIEW – The Science and Engineering of Sound

We are hard at work cleaning up the sawdust on the new version of FilmmakerIQ – but in the mean time, we would like to share the second video in our Audio Series which is sponsored by RØDE Microphones. In this lesson we take a closer look at the science of sound and the basics of Read MoreRead More

THE FILM before THE FILM

“THE FILM before THE FILM” is a short documentary that traces the evolution of title design through the history of film. This short film was a research project at the BTK (Berliner Technische Kunsthochschule) that takes a look at pioneers like Saul Bass, Maurice Binder and Kyle Cooper by showing the transitions from early film Read MoreRead More

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