Pour a cup of coffee and nestle in your favorite chair for this in-depth chat with Mike Ford, VFX Supervisor on "Smurfs: The Lost Village." Thanks to our affiliate Spark CG for the interview!
Written by Jessica Fernandes. Republished with permission from Spark CG Society.
"Smurfs: The Lost Village" is a visual treat. If you grew up reading the comics or watching the tv series, this year’s reboot film will feel visually familiar in all the right ways. A throwback to the original Peyo designs, the film features richly detailed environments, beautifully animated characters and FX that remind us of how an update to a 2D classic should be done.
Interview by John Davison, Chief Correspondent for ACM Computers in Entertainment.
This excerpt of an interview with award-winning visual effects artist Luca Fascione is provided courtesy of ACM Computers in Entertainment (CiE), a website that features peer-reviewed articles and non-refereed content covering all aspects of entertainment technology and its applications.
At SIGGRAPH 2016, members of “The Jungle Book” VFX team regaled attendees with a number of insider stories about creating the Oscar-winning film. Find out what they said.
This paper from ETRA '16 proposes a novel algorithm based on ellipse evaluation of a filtered edge image.
This paper from SIGGRAPH 2016 demonstrates a probabilistic model connecting human poses and arrangements of object geometry from real-world observations of interactions, enabling a novel human-centric understanding of 3D content.