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May/June 2014

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C G W M ay / Ju n e 2 014 ■ 1 F E AT U R E S SEE IT IN D E PA R T M E N T S 2 EDITOR'S NOTE BIGGER, FASTER, BETTER "Tomorrow's" digital cinema technology is at the doorstep, as higher resolutions and higher frame rates change the landscape of filmmaking. 4 SPOTLIGHT PRODUCTS HP's Z27x, Z24x DreamColor displays • The Foundry's Modo 801 • Blackmagic's URSA camera • Devil & Demon's Devil supercomputers and Demon workstations NEWS CGW Silver Edge Award winners – NAB 2014 6 C O M P U T E R G R A P H I C S W O R L D 6 LET HIM FLY In The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the web-slinging superhero faces off against three villains, each presenting their own unique challenges for animators, as did Spider-Man himself. 20 COMING OF AGE The characters and animation in How to Train Your Dragon 2 reach a new level of maturity, thanks to the crew at DreamWorks. 26 BIRDS OF PARADISE Look Effects spreads its technological wings by devising a new feathering and a new flocking system for the thousands of CG birds in the movie Noah. 14 20 on the C O V E R 14 TRICKY PIXIES Digital Domain takes digital humans to the next step, creating the CG fairies that look like their larger, real-life counterparts in the movie Maleficent, a re-imagining of the "Sleeping Beauty" fairy-tale. M AY / J U N E 2 0 1 4 | V O L . 3 7 | N O . 3 | GREEN PRACTICES | AUDIO FOR ANIMATION | TRANSCENDENCE DIRECTOR P O S T M A G A Z I N E . c o m 6 30

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