From Spider-Verse to Transformers to the Little Mermaid: how bespoke tools brought these films to life.
The virtual production short film was also covered in depth in befores & afters magazine.
Mixing practical and digital to create the hybrid creatures in ‘Sweet Tooth’: an excerpt from befores & afters magazine.
How a trip to the fish markets helped Scanline VFX deliver this fearsome creature in ‘Meg 2: The Trench.’ Read a new excerpt from issue #13 of befores & afters magazine.
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Framestore’s Tim Webber on the lessons learned from his live-action/virtual production hybrid short, ‘FLITE’.
Go behind the scenes of Framestore’s latest short, FLITE, plus other shorts made with real-time tools.
How Digital Domain has adopted deep learning and AI into its visual effects toolsets.
Why Wētā FX changed its animation system and adopted new deep learning methodologies for ‘The Way of Water.’
How the new denoiser works.
Issue #1 is available right now as a print AND a digital Kindle e-book on Amazon.
Behind the system Wētā FX invented for ‘The Way of Water’.
On the 30th anniversary of ‘Cliffhanger’, a look at the, er, very efficient bat art direction for a particular scene.
The co-founder of Wonder Dynamics breaks down how the AI VFX tool Wonder Studio was made for storytellers.
100 pages on new AI tools, how VFX studios use machine learning.
Marrying practical miniatures with CG served perfectly on RRR’s dramatic bridge scene.
Spectral Motion breaks down their practical characters for ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities’. An excerpt from befores & afters magazine.
Coverage of the latest in creature and make-up effects, miniatures and in-camera effects.
This latest issue focuses on feature animation.
MPC’s key role in designing Nope’s ‘Jean Jacket’: an excerpt from issue #8 of befores & afters magazine.
How one animatronics designer and puppeteer has made his way into the world of Star Wars, Dark Crystal and more.
The latest issue of befores & afters magazine has arrived!
Animator Angus Lamont reveals how he crafted a giant monster attack in his makeshift garage/studio.
‘The Bubble’ had some slightly unusual visual effects requirements to help deliver its tongue-in-cheek tale.
A breakdown of Father John Misty’s single ‘Funny Girl’.
How Blinkink had to solve some interesting previs, stop-motion and 3D printing challenges for the promo. ‘Extreme by Nature’, a spot for the BBC Winter …