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The Dangerous Life Of Being An Ant In This Human World

Video: Being an ant is hard. Being an ant around humans is even harder. Being an ant around humans who are skating on a skateboard in a skateboard is pretty much impossible. This video uses CGI to imagine the struggle of an ant at the park and pretty much everything is either an obstacle or a giant monster trying to smash the ant to smithereens.


What It Must Be Like Being Inside A Kid's Imagination

Here’s a cute video that I hope turns into an entire series: imagining what’s inside a kid’s, well, imagination. The video starts off with the toddler waving a stick as he runs around (as kids tend to do) and then transforms into a level of Super Mario Bros. Being a kid is awesome. We just see the stick, they see another world.


Charlie Brown Will Still Miss That Place Kick In The CGI Peanuts Movie

Perhaps eventually all your childhood favourites will come back CGI’d, and that’s OK! At least as far as the upcoming Peanuts movie is concerned. Because as you can see in the latest trailer for the November 2015 movie, the look is a little different, but Charlie Brown’s probably still gonna wuff a punt, and adults are gonna talk like garbled trumpets.


Video: Real Time 3D Face Mapping Is So Frighteningly Awesome

I’m both completely terrified and absolutely impressed by this amazing real-time face tracking and 3D projection mapping system that can digitally impose masks onto people’s faces. It works amazingly well, like their faces have been completely replaced with new ones.


The Cute Rolling Ball Droid In The New Star Wars Is A Real Robot Not CGI

Perhaps the best part about the new Star Wars trailer was seeing BB-8, the adorable rolling ball robot in the new Star Wars movie, bounce and roll itself across the screen. It looked so familiar and so cute and so perfect as the new movie’s answer to R2-D2. And the best thing about it? BB-8 is a real robot and not CGI.


Your Childhood Favourite The Little Prince Gets New Life In CGI

The hopes and dreams of your childhood are getting reignited when The Little Prince comes to theatres next year. Here’s the first trailer, which is in French, but still somehow as universal as ever.


How Interstellar's Robots Were Made With Hardly Any CGI

If you’ve seen Interstellar, then you know that the best characters are the wise-cracking robots. Unassumingly boxy and faceless, they somehow end up stealing the show. Wired has a fascinating behind-the-scenes look on bringing the robots to life — largely without the help of CGI. Minor spoilers ahead.


Stunning Animation Using CGI To Create Marionette Puppets

This ad was made by Elastic for League of Legends (a game of which half the world plays and half the world doesn’t know exists) but really, it’s just phenomenal animation work. I love seeing the marionettes move around and interact with the environment, it really feels like they’re on strings.


I Thought Caring For A Piece Of Wool Was Impossible Until I Saw This Ad

Video: This branded short film follows the journey of a single piece of wool in pursuit of its family. The creators — London-based studio Neon — did such a great job with it that I ended up empathising with the poor piece of fleece and seriously caring for its life.


I Just Can't Believe That Nothing In This Video Is Real

Video: Despite being four years old, this 60-second spot for a brand of kitchen countertops is still some of the best, most realistic 3D I’ve ever seen. It’s not only the perfect produce falling in slow motion — it’s everything. The ink drops, the bits of quartz, the stones, the gas, the vitroceramic. Everything.