The vfx studio behind “The Lord of the Rings” and “Avatar” is launching a new banner: Weta Animated.
Months after Disney axed Fox’s cg fantasy epic, its director and a concept artist have revealed how the film was shaping up.
It’s breakdown season – here’s our guide to some of the best making of clips, reels, and behind-the-scenes featurettes.
With “Alita: Battle Angel” poised for release, we take a look at the state of play in photorealistic cg humans.
Weta Digital animation supervisor Dennis Yoo explains how they managed to make enormous cities move on wheels for the film.
A photoreal animated character stars in Robert Rodriguez’s new mega-budget action film.
Who’s in and who’s out – here’s a look at the field of contenders for the visual effects Academy Award.
A fully-animated cg character leads the cast of “Alita: Battle Angel.”
Here’s what you need to know about the Chinese film “Animal World,” which had a big debut at the box office last weekend.
Cartoon Brew spoke to Weta Digital and Digital Domain to find out how multiple studios working on the same vfx character can achieve a seamless performance.
Five vfx supes from the five vfx Oscar-nominated films share tips for collaborating with film directors.
The James Cameron-produced manga adaptation is being pushed back five months.
Who’s going to be nominated for a vfx Oscar? And who might slip in through the back door? We do a comprehensive breakdown of the category.
Andy Serkis’ newest lie: animators aren’t part of the production process for the characters he performs.
You’ve heard of previs, but what about ‘video-vis’? This technique could save you time and money when making a film with complex vfx sequences.
An overview of Weta Digital’s process in turning performance capture into final animation in the newest ‘Apes’ film.
We go behind the scenes of Wingnut AR’s tabletop augmented reality experience made with Apple’s new ARKit.
The second annual Rooster Teeth Animation Festival will feature leading creators of internet animation.
Hollywood is honoring the cgi and vfx technologies that play such a huge role in filmmaking nowadays.
The rise of dead celebrities is new again, thanks to “Rogue One.”
“The Jungle Book” and “Zootopia” were recognized tonight by the Critics’ Choice Awards.
Baby Groot for the win!
A deep dive with researcher Paul Debevec, who has been pivotal in some of the biggest innovations in vfx, including photoreal digital characters.
The first teaser trailer for Luc Besson’s ‘Valerian’ is out—and it’s packed with vfx and animation.
It takes a village of artists and technicians to create a sophisticated CGI character like Elliot the Dragon.
Let’s give credit where credit is due.
Eleven technological advances, including work by Weta Digital, ILM, and DreamWorks, have been selected for further review.
The 20th anniversary edition of the conference will present some major industry players.
While the Academy still hasn’t released a shortlist for the visual effects category, we identify the frontrunners in this year’s Oscar race.
Last Friday the Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced a list of 21 scientific and technical achievements in 16 different areas, which have been selected for further awards consideration.
Actor Andy Serkis may have changed his tune somewhat from earlier this spring when he insisted that animators do nothing but add ‘digital makeup’ on top of his acting.