In 1972 Ed Catmull (founder of Pixar) and his colleagues created the world’s first 3D rendered movie, an animated version of Ed’s left hand. This is the film that they produced.Read More
The uncanny valley is a hypothesis in the field of robotics and 3D computer animation, which holds that when human replicas look and act almost, but not perfectly, like actual human beings, it causes them to appear creepy. Researchers at University of California, San Diego have scanned the brains of individuals visiting the “valley” to try to understand why they freak us out. Read More
In this Blender tutorial Andrew Price will show you how to; Use particles to create a realistic fireworks explosion, create smoke trails with the smoke simulator and use the compositor to make glowing balls of light.Read More
Camera mapping is a clever technique that allows you to take a still image and convert it into 3d geometry for use in an animation. This powerful technique is used extensively by visual effects studios for feature films, commercials and television shows. It’s especially useful for faking helicopters flyovers because it costs just a fraction of the cost of hiring a real helicopter.Read More
Some people just want to watch the world burn…. at least on film. And who can deny the awesomeness of nuclear detonation wiping out rush hour traffic on the Hollywood Freeway? To help you feed that inner instinct to kill people and break stuff at 24fps we’ve gathered together 33 3D Studio Max tutorials. At least these tuts won’t result in U.N. sanctions…. unless of course you’re Michael Bay.Read More
Claude Kongs demonstrates how to apply some Film styling in Adobe AfterEffects to a 3d Architectural rendering from Cinema 4d including chromatic aberration, motion blur, depth of field, lens distortion, vignette, curves, vibrance, glow & film grain.
Fans of the of the plugin Zaxwerks Invigorator Pro for After Effects have been waiting patiently for a 64bit compatible version of the plugin that will work with the latest iteration of After Effects: CS5. Roughly 8 months after Adobe CS5’s launch, Zaxwerks released 3D Invigorator Pro 5 and now motion graphics artists from around the world can finally our 3d freak on in AfterEffects. And the best part: they’ve made it a lot better.Read More