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Pixar and DreamWorks have been making fantastic films for a long time, but the last few years have been exceptionally great for computer animation. Films like Toy Story 3, How to Train Your Dragon, and Rango have pushed the art to new levels of maturity and polish. You might even call it an animated golden age.

What Are the Best Schools for 3d Computer Animation?

Why are Film Effects So Much Better Than Video Game Graphics?
Film effects and video game graphics are two sides of the same coin, but they share as many differences as they do similarities. We take a look at why film renders are so much more realistic than video game graphics.

Going Indie in 3D Computer Graphics:
We discuss the merits of pursuing an independent short animation or game development project, and why we think the stars are aligning for indie developers.

20 Mindblowing CG Studio Showreels - 2012 & 2013
Here are twenty incredible studio showreels that showcase some of the most impressive CG work from 2012 and 2013.

What is the Uncanny Valley?
The uncanny valley is a term coined in 1970 by Japanese robotics professor Masahiro Mori, and describes the negative emotional response often experienced by human observers when viewing attempted photorealistic human renderings or models.

What Will 48fps Mean for 3D Films and Cinematic Immersion?
We take a look at the future of 3D film, and how the industry will respond to the rise of 48fps frame rates.

Best Books for 3D Animators
A list of 10 incredible books for 3D animators, with a nice mix between traditional animation theory and practical CG knowledge.

Welcome to the 3D Web - 8 Mind-blowing WebGL Demos
The modern web browser has come an awful long way from its humble beginnings at the dawn of the internet. Here are ten amazing instances of WebGL in action!

Who Will Direct Star Wars: Episode VII?
Which director will be handed the reigns to the new Star Wars trilogy? At this point, the world can only speculate. Except for us. We know.

3D Recap February 2013 - The Month's Top CG Artwork and Industry News
A summary of some of the CG industry's top news stories and visuals from February 2013.

3D Recap March 2012
A summary of some of the CG industry's top news stories and visuals from March 2012—in case you missed anything.

Siggraph 2012 Tech Demonstrations: The Cutting Edge of CG
A look into the future of computer graphics through five of the most impressive technical papers from Siggraph 2012.

Creating an Ambient Occlusion Render in Maya
A brief tutorial on how to create an ambient occlusion material in Maya to spruce up your work in progress renders.

How to Use Maya's Lattice Tool
A brief introduction to the lattice tool in Autodesk Maya. How to use it and how it can improve your modeling.

We count down the ten greatest computer generated film characters of all time
We count down the ten greatest computer generated film characters of all time

The Greatest 3D Movie Characters of All Time - Part 2
We count down the ten greatest computer generated film characters of all time and throw in a few honorable mentions for good measure.

3D Recap November 2012 - The Month's Top CG Artwork and Industry News
A summary of some of the CG industry's top news stories and visuals from November 2012.

3D Recap December 2012 - The Month's Top CG Artwork and Industry News
A summary of some of the CG industry's top news stories and visuals from December 2012.

3D Recap January 2013 - The Month's Top CG Artwork and Industry News
A summary of some of the CG industry's top news stories and visuals from January 2012.

3D Recap May 2013 - The Month's Top CG Artwork and Industry News
A summary of some of the CG industry's top news stories and visuals from May 2013.

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