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VFX Artistry by Judith Salavetz, Spencer Drate

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THORNBERG & FORESTER

ARTIST INSIGHT: VISUAL EFFECTS 2.0: MASTERING THE IMPOSSIBLE

 

Artists have been manipulating images since the birth of photography in the 1820s. From the beginning, mattes, superimposition, and dodging and burning techniques were used to alter images with stunningly convincing results. Visual effects have continued to evolve over time and now utilize miniature sets, models, animatronics, CGI, motion matte paintings, global illumination, and ray tracing among other newer practices, in addition to the original techniques that began these visual illusions so long ago. Those who produce this magic with an ever-growing arsenal of smoke and mirrors strive to create the new illusion, one that has never been seen or achieved before. ...

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