Topic: computer animation

Corel® Painter® 2015’s new features defy attempts to mimic traditional, hand-drawn art

The updates and new features on Corel® Painter® 2015 show a dedication of the software’s producers to ensure that it maintains its position as one of the most advanced software for the creation of digital art on the market. Some of the most important new features include ‘Particle Brushes’, which is said to use ‘physics’ to enhance the appearance of brush strokes, and ‘Jitter Smoothing’, which aids the creation of smoother lines without jagged edges. Continue reading


A Digital Revolution comes to London’s Barbican

Digital Revolution is a series of art-projects and events lasting up until 14th September at the Barbican in London. The series of exhibitions also demonstrate to us how new media and digital technology have influenced and developed a wide range of art forms, including cinema. Continue reading


When Digital meets artistic treasures: Anagni, the City of Popes, virtual tour

The project “Navig@nagni” was born in 2009 to let the world know the artistic trasures of the “City of Popes” through the web. This has been by scanning the major historical and artistic sites with a laser scanner which, in addition to a perfect 3D modeling, has allowed a scan hundreds of equirectangular pictures, using a special software developed by Massimo Iachetta, head of the ICT department of the City of Anagni. Continue reading


New digital art exhibition helps viewers to relax the mind

A group of digital artists from Newcastle University in the UK have developed a new digital exhibition, Eye Resonator, which aims to help viewers focus their minds, using visual displays and moving images. Continue reading


‘Charley Says’ animation remake with David Walliams voiceover

Comedian and ‘Little Britain’ actor David Walliams recently collaborated with Electricity Safety First, a UK charity that promotes awareness of the dangers of electricity, in order to revive a much-loved, UK cartoon from the 1970s and 80s. ‘Charley Says’ was an animated film series about a boy and his cat, which helped children understand how to use electricity safely. Continue reading


Digital Display at Chicago Luxury Apartments

A large display of digital visual animation has been installed in the hallway of a building of luxury apartments in Chicago. The installation combines 2D and 3D animations, which are spread across 15 screens, with the intention of adding a unique aspect to the building’s modern architectural feel. Continue reading


Digital Intelligence #DI2014

Digital Intelligence 2014 (#di2014) is a new international scientific and interdisciplinary conference dedicated to digital society and cultures. It will be held in Nantes, on 17-19 September 2014 and jointly organised with Scopitone, the main French Festival on digital arts and electronic music (Scopitone 2014, Sept. 16-21, 2014). Continue reading


British Museum and Samsung’s Digital Discovery Centre

As children are now increasingly exposed to digital technology at a much younger age, the British Museum harnesses this opportunity to engage children with history and culture through new technology that they feel familiar with. Continue reading


Plenty create an eco-friendy world for Volkswagen

Art direction and motion-graphics studio, Plenty, recently created five publicity videos for Volkswagen, advertising their new focus on eco-friendly vehicles. These adverts suggest that forward-thinking cars may be better represented through new, digital mediums, such as animation and graphic design. Continue reading


XV INTERNATIONAL COMPUTER GRAPHICS CONFERENCE

VIEW Conference, the premiere international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, Gaming and VFX, already selected 2014 dates: it will take place in Turin from 14 to 17 October. Continue reading