Contents for the latest issue of 3D World (169): Future CGI trends and technologies, Framestore ad tips, Disney Paperman techniques, making muscles in Maya and much, much more!
We ask Framestore’s head of 3D, Diarmid Harrison-Murray, about the studio’s work on the spectacular four-minute opening sequence to Skyfall. Read the interview here…
It’s the end of the month and there’s a clear winner in the Soho Mo Showdown… Find out who’s raised the most Mo-ney here
This award goes to the VFX technicians who film the unfilmable…Check out the cool movies that made it onto the shortlist: Watch the trailers, read the making-of articles and then vote for your favourite!
The Moving Picture Company, Framestore and Method Studios employ new techniques and state-of-the-art technology to create fierce creatures, animated environments and a fiery monster for Wrath of the Titans. Barbara Robertson meets the artists behind the effects
Find out how Framestore created the BBC Euro 2012 idents which show embroidered emblems from European team badges come to life in a world of material textures
Find out who is going to FMX this year and browse different presentations, workshops and screening
Find out how Framestore created bedlam with Houdini and Maya as we go behind the scenes of the latest spot for Axe – The Chain. Watch the commercial here too
Does this product deserve the attention of mid-to-large studios producing animated series? Senior mocap TD at Framestore, Gary Marshall, takes a look behind the mechanics of 3D Artsgroup’s motion automation system for Maya
See pictures of Framestore’s CG replica of the Stratford stadium as it races towards the sporting event of the year
2011 was a great year for visual effects in commercials – and pleasingly there’s not a talking meerkat in sight. Check out the list and making of featurettes…
The hardware and software supplier’s second industry day of 2011 covers film, TV, games and visualisation trends
We covered the top 25 greatest CG VFX sequences in issue 146 of 3D World, but there were plenty more out there that deserved recognition
The Soho-based effects house was tasked with giving Dobby the house elf a makeover in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, Framestore explained how it was done at FMX 2011
A week is a long time in the CG industry… bring yourself up to date with 3D World’s round-up of news from the last seven days