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[Resources] A look back in VFX and CGI history 🎞️

publishedabout 1 month ago
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Hey Reader,

Zach here, with another round of useful and inspiring CG and Blender related resources.
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​Light and Magic Documentary Series​

In the last few days, I watched the fantastic six-part documentary series called "Light & Magic", available on Disney+. It tells the story of Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), the special effects company that George Lucas founded to make Star Wars.

It gives an incredible in-depth look at how VFX were made in the early days, at all the people and stories behind it, and how computer graphics has changed everything in the film industry at a certain point.

ILM probably played the most important role in inventing new techniques, tools and workflows for creating VFX.

If you are interested in VFX and how computer graphics became a thing, then this is a must-watch!
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​Animated Short Film: "Undermined"​

"Undermined" is an animated short-film by Matthias Kapuvariwhich, created during a period of eight months. The 3D work was done in Blender and rendered in Eevee.

It is about an ill detective, trying to stop reckless fracking companies that are polluting the environment and risking the health of citizens.

It has a very dark and a bit of depressing tone to it, but nevertheless a very well-made short, worth a watch.
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​Dusty Air in Blender (Tutorial)​

Here is a short but very useful Blender tutorial about creating dust particles flying in the air, by "Approximated". A little but important element that can make your 3D scenes look more realistic.
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​Grass Dancer in Blender (Tutorial)​

And here is a fun short Blender tutorial by "LightArchitect", on creating a dancing grass human "thing". πŸ•Ί
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That's it for this week, now enjoy your weekend and stay creative!

~Zach