The Story of Maya

The Story of Maya While it’s not that easy to peg exactly when computer animation itself became a viable technology, the beginnings of 3D computer animation in the public eye was with wireframe animations in films like Westworld and the original 1977 Star Wars film. While these were obvious 3D animation applications in the public

The History of Computer Graphics and Effects

The History of Computer Graphics and Effects This article, written in 2001, was my first publication on the history of VFX.Over the next 15 years the material has been expanded on, now existing in a 1,000 slide presentation which has been given to a number of companies, universities and on-line training facilities across the world.The plan

The 10 Best Animated Movies

Some call it “Animation Domination”. The growth of mainstream animation has changed the landscape of entertainment. With new technology, animation studios can produce more and more high-quality digital options. From children’s movies like ‘Frozen’ to more adult films, like ‘Avatar’, animation provides something for everyone. Which is the Best Animated Movie Ever? By ‘best’, let’s

What is VFX?

Visual effects (VFX) is a term used to describe imagery created, manipulated, or enhanced for any film, or other moving media that cannot take place during live-action shooting. VFX is the integration between actual footage and this manipulated imagery to create realistic looking environments for the context. These environments created are either too dangerous to actually