How Pixar Uses Math to Make Characters Look Perfect

It probably won't surprise you that Pixar uses some good old fashioned mathematics in the 3D animation process. What might surprise you is just how much they use math to ensure that their characters look and move perfectly. And Pixar researcher Tony DeRose is great at explaining just that. » 11/11/14 12:22pm 11/11/14 12:22pm

Haha, these super short 3D animations about a tiny world are so cute

I wish these 3D animation shorts were a full movie. Called Tiny Worlds, it shows miniature sized characters and machines solving normal sized problems. Cigarette flicked on the ground? A tiny submarine will blast it away. Matches left on the street? A mini semi truck will haul it away. Gum on the sidewalk? Let's call… » 3/19/14 12:28am 3/19/14 12:28am

Watch Cities Rise Decade by Decade in These Amazing 3D Animations

It's hard to imagine that the vast skylines of our major cities were once empty space and unused tracts of land. But the rapid urban growth over the last century is nothing short of astounding, especially when condensed down to simple two minute animations. » 7/11/13 10:21am 7/11/13 10:21am

Building a Giant Lego Millennium Falcon in Less Than 12 Parsecs*

It apparently took Francisco Prieto three years to complete this animation of a monster Lego Millennium Falcon build. Which sounds about right, given how my much time my 10 year old self spent on the most pathetic of improvised Lego vehicles. » 2/21/12 2:20pm 2/21/12 2:20pm

AlterEgo Shows Off Incredibly Realistic 3D Animated Faces

Pendulum Studios, the guys who brought you the in-game movies in Stuntman 2 » 8/09/08 6:00pm 8/09/08 6:00pm and are working on the forthcoming , have released a couple videos showing off their AlterEgo team's proprietary facial performance software. The program brings out some of the most realistic and precise 3D animated expressions available to…