Animation

Animation

We Talked to a Scientist Who Makes Those Incredibly Satisfying Computer Animations

Physics-based animation can be used to test the strength of bridges, make hyper-real animated films, and blow your mind.
Mirjam Guesgen
6.29.18
pixar

Watch Pixar’s New, Kinda Freaky Animation Technique

“Stable neo-Hookean flesh simulation” makes animated bodies look more real.
Samantha Cole
3.30.18
Pristine Quality

Pixar Worked Really Hard on the Mud in 'Cars 3'

It takes a lot of effort to look this messy.
Kevin Wong
6.9.17
Science Solved It

Did 'Pokemon' Actually Give Kids Seizures In the 90s?

An investigation.
Kaleigh Rogers
5.31.17
crazy legs

These Incredible Game Animations Were Made With a Neural Network

Here’s to hoping it leads to Assassin’s Creed and Mass Effect characters that move around like humans rather than twerking robots.
Jess Joho
5.1.17
Microsoft Weird

Clippy’s Designer Wants to Know Who Got Clippy Pregnant

Kevan Atteberry tells Motherboard about his role in creating one of computing history’s most iconic, notorious, and controversial characters (on a Mac!), and Clippy’s strange afterlife.
Samantha Cole
4.26.17
What's Coming To Netflix

How 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' Pulled Off Its Incredible Visual Feats

“Is that a rabbit in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?”
Kevin Wong
3.24.17
Animation

Watch this Gorgeous Animation of the Rosetta Spacecraft’s Orbital Journey

A bonafide Newtonian waltz.
Becky Ferreira
12.23.16
Art

Oculus’s New 'Infinite Canvas' Will Make You Question Your Place in the Universe

Fly into an endless virtual scene created by a former Dreamworks animator.
Samantha Cole
12.9.16
Animation

Watch Pixar’s First Animated Short Recreated With 5-Ton Camera Robots

Very cute, but also kind of terrifying.
Ian Birnbaum
8.20.16
Canada

Toronto Artists Are Bringing Weird 90s CGI Back to Life

Short Circutz on YTV was before its time.
Zack Kotzer
8.17.16
Art

What Happens When You Animate an 800-Year-Old Manga Strip

A historical artifact featuring a bunch of frolicking animals has been given a new lease of life.
Emiko Jozuka
6.24.16