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"Wired" Magazine on Dominance of Digital Animation and "A Scanner Darkly"

by on March 10, 2006

The March issue of Wired magazine contains a cover story titled “How Digital Animation Conquered Hollywood,” now available on the Wired website. The article covers subjects as diverse as pure CGI-animation, performance capture (as in King Kong), “green screening” (as in Sin City), and digital compositing (as with glass and reflection effects in Steven Spielberg’s Munich).

A separate article in the same issue of the magazine covers the production of Richard Linklater’s A Scanner Darkly. The movie is based on a novel by science fiction writer Philip K. Dick and stars Keanu Reeves, and will use the same digital rotoscoping techniques Linklater used in 2001’s Waking Life.

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