Disciplines

Posts specific to the various disciplines within video game animation

Crysis 3 Performance Capture

Director Steve Bender and Operations Director Phil Stilgoe reveal how they used performance capture - the latest way of combining motion capture, facial capture...

Full Performance Capture on Far Cry 3

Here is a video on Far Cry 3's full performance capture technology, which is virtually identical to Assassin's Creed III's given that we used their workflow ent...

Agni’s Philosophy – Realtime Editing

No sooner had I posted on my expectations of realtime editing in the future, and here I find Square Enix is already working on a next-generation engine named Lu...

Source Filmmaker & Realtime Animation

Valve have opened the beta for their in-house cinematic tool, the Source Filmmaker. Below is a video taking us through its various features, but those I'm most ...

Spriter: Free Sprite Animation Tool

"Spriter enables the "modular" method of creating silky-smooth animations where key-frames are constructed from small, re-useable images (such as body parts)." ...

Unity Character Animation System

Wow. Unity just got a whole lot more appealing as a valid game-creation tool for the future. Looking a lot like NaturalMotion's Morpheme state machine, except f...

Quantic Dream’s “Kay” Demo at GDC

While I may disagree with their approach to interactive storytelling, one can't deny Quantic Dream's ambition and accomplishment in terms of performance capture...

This Is Next-Gen

This generation's long life-cycle has been a mixed blessing. On the one hand, so many years without new hardware has allowed us to push the limits of our curren...

Digic Pictures Demo Reel 2011

Currently the darlings of the CG Game Trailer world after stealing the title from Blur Studio, Digic Pictures have just released their latest reel. http://ww...

The Making of Tomb Raider : Turning Point

This trailer passed me by at E3 this year, but knowing Square's Visual Works of Final Fantasy fame were involved makes it deserving of another look. Nice compar...

The Models Resource

Created by the same enterprising folks behind the homebrew gold-mine The Spriters Resource, The Models Resource is a fantastic place to grab game models ripped ...