Spanish director/animator/comic artist Juanjo Guarnido, who honed his animation chops at Disney on films like Tarzan, Atlantis and Brother Bear, teams with Paris animation house Fortiche to pound out a deliriously mad new video for “Freak of the Week” from Swedish prog metal artists Freak Kitchen. [Read more]
“Dark, violent and massively ambitious” could describe just about any major 3D game cinematic released in the last couple years but this huge new CG-fest from Platige Image for CD Projekt Red’s Witcher 3 ups the ante a notch or two and is the first to feature a death by, wait for it… crow-to-the-eye! [Read more]
Jingle-bell-happy 2D/3D animated :30 from Ryan Honey and the Buck LA crew for McDonalds seasonal “hot and tasty white cocoa refreshment” featuring enough cute character work and clever transitions to last you through the holidays. Agency: Leo Burnett. [Read more]
Dave Fothergill, currently a senior VFX artist at RealtimeUK in Manchester, hit the internet hard two days ago with his hilarious/fascinating crowd dynamics test called “I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up!” (below) so we went looking for more of Mr. Fothergill’s work and unearthed this precursor called “UFO Culling.” Both pieces were created in Maya with the Miarmy crowd plugin.
Nike’s new Colordry process bakes dry pigment directly into the fabric, effectively “reducing the water used in dying clothing to zero.” Definitely a step in the right direction eco-wise, but how does one make this dry-dye technique visually interesting? [Read more]
A quick blast of co-branded vehicular porn combining live action and CG directed, designed and animated by Anders Schroder and the Frame crew in collaboration with fellow Danes Ghost VFX, who contributed look development, character animation and composites of their renders. [Read more]