Mad Max

I really loved Mad Max Fury Road in the cinema and while it was still fun at home on BluRay it lacked some of the grandeur of the giant screen. What a fascinating film it is, such a simple plot that…


LoL CG and Such

I feel as though I may have done a post not entirely unlike this some time ago, but that doesnt seem to be stopping me. While I dont play much League of Legends at all really, I do love to watch it:…


Division05 Videos

Over the last day or so I have really enjoyed the video series put up by Corey Smith over the last 10 months as Division05. His video series (which I really hope he continues for us) walks through a…


Construct realtime CG

James Cameron is the most famous champion for providing a way to shoot mocap actors with a virtual camera. Below you can see Kevin Margo working with the latest version of this sort of technology…


3D IMAX Supersand the VFX

Over the last few weeks I was treated by two of the latest Marvel film blockbusters in the form of Captain America: the Winter Soldier and The Amazing Spider-Man: Rise of Electro. I was inspired…


Danielle

Artist Anthony Cerniello has crafted a pretty remarkable video, Danielle. He took the opportunity at a family reunion to capture generations of people and then use the most similar of them as a…


Into Darkness

Yesterday we headed into the darkness armed with our 3D glasses and tickets to the Entertainment Quarter Hoyts IMAX screening of Star Trek Into Darkness. Because I love to have cool films on…


Dvein - wonderfully gloopy digital wizardry

Now that I am working with my 3D tools much more for the Loch Dreagan elements it is nice to see the incredible wizardry that people display with these very same tools that still feel rather clumsy…


Paths

I will work out a way to post some more info on Loch Dreagan game mechanics soon, in the meantime lets take a look at two clever pieces that deal with paths through space and time. First,…


Amazing Spider-Man

Finally got to see the Amazing Spider-Man (on Blu-Ray) and it was a real treat. There was a beautiful balance of comedy and the serious heroics/message. Some of the sequences were pure joy to behold,…


Voile Noir

This short film brings along a nice blending of CG and live action shooting to deliver a single strong message. Voile Noir was created by ArtFX School students using primarily Maya with help from…


The Hobbit

Peter Jackson and the crew crafted some of the greatest films of all time in his treatment of the Lord of the Rings, bringing Tolkien's tale and world to life for us all. So with the decision to make…


2012 CGawards

The world is full of CG artists and works, so when 3DWorld unveil this years CG Awards all we get is supreme class on all levels. Blender picked up the software update award which just shows the…


Cinematic Wax

As promised a little drive-by of some of the cool cinematic trailers, cut-scenes, TVCs etc coming out of Sydney's Plastic Wax. First up lets just sit back and enjoy their 2012 showreel that shows off…


VFX Breakdowns

With all the CG wizardry up there on the big screen these days and the complexity in layering up shots with digital characters, sets, extensions, masks, lighting and more it can be extra cool to see…


Caprica CG

Just finished watching Caprica and it was a classy continuation of the Battlestar franchise. The characters, plots and production values were very high and it really drew us into the world of…


Olympics CG

With the London Olympics 2012 getting awfully close now, we are seeing more advertising and promotion from sponsors, media outlets and the games themselves. Here is the official CG promo…


Snow White and the Huntsman

Family outing to see Snow White and the Huntsman at Event-vmax and it looked and sounded superb up there on the big screen. While the film has a few elements that I think could have been better, it…


Iron Sky

When I first found out about this little film (not that long ago) it had the feel of an internet piece - armed with a cool premise that they ran with to extremes and some gorgeous special effects,…


Avengers Assemble

A few days now since we charged off on opening day to see Joss Whedon’s the Avengers (cinema 2D) on Australia Day (maybe Marvel, Stan and co should get some credit as well). We are still talking…