Computer Graphics World

March / April 2015

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m a r c h . a p r i l 2 0 1 5 c g w 1 Spot On – Visual effects add a "Wow!" factor to several television commercials with complex digital work. | T-shirts made to mimic a flock of birds | CG monsters interact with actual vehicles | Aliens invade Phoenix | A fable re-enacted by CG woodland creatures | Multi-layered CG/roto'd animals share the spotlight | Purpose-built game footage "angers" an actor Creative Robot – Digital artists use a novel approach to create the lead CG character in Chappie: a robot that learns how to think and feel. Of Mice and Acumen – While their roles in the live-action adaptation of Cinderella may be small, their presence on screen is magical. MPC creates computer-generated creatures that help Cinderella become the belle of the ball. Forging a Wachowski World – Framestore sets the stage for a boardroom battle and builds an impressive space- ship for the science-fiction film Jupiter Ascending. departments on the cover Editorial – The roles for digital characters are expanding, and with little wonder: The CG cast filling those positions of late have done an excellent job, as have the digital artists who created the characters. Some have small but magical roles, while others are leads alongside real actors. Spotlight – Autodesk's Memento • Nvidia's Deep Learning Initiative • Nvidia's Quadro M6000, Iray update products – Recent soware announcements Alien Re-creation – Some people go through life living in a bubble, and in the newly released animated feature Home, that is certainly the case. Cute little aliens with good inten- tions land on Earth. They – as well as the artists at Dream- Works – use bubbles to take control of the planet. 12 20 26 30 4 2 32 see it in POSTMAGAZINE.COM | VFX for TV series | Documentary: The Police | Audio for animation | Reviews: Smoke 2015, Post Pack 6 C O M P U T E R G R A P H I C S W O R L D CGW features CHECK OUT THE FEATURED STORIES ONLINE FOR SPECIAL WEB-ONLY ARTICLES UNTIL YOUR NEXT ISSUE OF CGW ARRIVES. C G W. C O M NEWS FROM THE GAME DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE AND NVIDIA'S GPU TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE CAN BE FOUND ON CGW.COM. PRIMETIME VFX PLUS: INSIDIOUS 3 DIRECTOR LEIGH WHANNELL AUDIO FOR ANIMATION FEATURING DREAMWORKS' HOME REVIEW: AUTODESK SMOKE 2015 ON-SET, NEAR-SET DAILIES POST APRIL 2015 PENNY DREADFUL, AGENT CARTER, CSI: CYBER, ORPHAN BLACK, OLYMPUS & MORE!

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