Spider-Man: Into The Uncanny Valley

This is interesting. The video below shows (supposedly) an animatronic version of Spider-Man that’s going to appear in the Avengers Campus exhibition coming to Disney California Adventure Park that I learned of via Superherohype. And it looks pretty interesting, but if you look closer it resides firmly in the uncanny valley because it’s missing one […]

The Pitfalls of Motion Capture

Special effects have come a long way in the past 30 years.  They’ve evolved from practical elements rotoscoped together to digital effects that stitched together with the power of computer editing.  The increasing power and speed of computers means that computers are able to create complex worlds that take up terabytes of data like James Cameron’s “Avatar” […]