Visual effects house MPC offers a fascinating glimpse into the remarkable work they did to digitally recreate Rachel in Blade Runner 2049. Each iteration of these technologies inches close to indistinguishable duplicates.
Replicating Rachael for Blade Runner 2049 was both a huge honour for our artists as well as an exciting technical and creative challenge. The team lead by VFX Supervisor Richard Clegg worked closely with Director Denis Villeneuve and Production VFX Supervisor John Nelson.
The eyes are especially good, but there were a few moments where muscles around the mouth seemed ever so slightly off. An amazing accomplishment nonetheless!
• MPC Blade Runner 2049 VFX breakdown (YouTube / mpcvfx)
BookBot is a nifty book retrieval system at North Carolina State University’s James B. Hunt Jr. Library. Here’s a panoramic book’s-eye view of the retrieval process.
People who need custom furniture in the future may be able to feed the design into a program and then have robot-assisted carpentry do the rest.
When I’m not here pointing out dog videos, I spend the rest of my work day as a technology journalist. I decided that I wanted in on this line of work because I love gadgets. There was always something new coming out that I couldn’t afford to buy. Now, as I get to play with […]
As more companies aim to reel in costs and boost productivity, project managers are becoming an essential part of many operations, and they’re paid handsomely for their expertise. But, while demand is high, you’ll have a hard time getting your foot in the door if you’re not toting the right certifications. The Official Lean Six Sigma […]
Learning how to play the guitar is no easy feat, and plenty of aspiring rock stars wash out due to either lost interest or simply lousy teaching. The Jamstik+ aims to remedy both of these issues with a 21st-century approach. This smart guitar teaches you about chords, scales, and the like via an app on […]
One of the main reasons why many of us invest in cloud storage is to back up the sensitive files and data that we’d rather not have saved on our computers. Of course, this strategy doesn’t hold much water if you’re using a cloud storage solution that doesn’t protect your information while it’s saved to […]