Wednesday, December 19

VFX

A Breakdown of the Visual Effects in ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2’

Top Stories, VFX
Whether or not you enjoyed the villain-crammed comic book action that unfolded in The Amazing Spider-Man 2 when it hit theaters a couple weeks ago, it's hard to deny that there are some pretty damn impressive visual effects in the film. Now a new featurette from ImageWorks breaks down how some of those effects were put together. This particualr featurette puts an emphasis on the movement of Spidey, as he swings through the city or fights one of the three villains in the film. It looks at the software that takes real physics into account and also tiny details like muscle flexing in the computer generated characters. (more…)

FXHOME to Release HitFilm Plugins On After Effects, Vegas Pro & More

Top Stories, VFX
FXHOME has today announced that many of its VFX, compositing, motion graphics and grading effects will soon be available for the first time for After Effects, Vegas Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro and Motion. The versatile plugins collection from the software developer's popular HitFilm video editing programme will be launched at the 2014 NAB Show on 7-10 April in Las Vegas. (more…)

Best Visual Effects Oscar goes to Gravity with 7 wins

Events, Headlines, VFX
Alfonso Cuarón’s 3D space epic Gravity leads the 86th annual Academy Awards with seven wins, including the prize for best visual effects. Alfonso Cuarón’s 3D space epic Gravity led the 86th Annual Academy Awards with seven wins, including the award for best director, as well as the awards for best visual effects, cinematography, film editing, sound editing, sound mixing and original score. (more…)