Useful Documents

Skillset: ‘The Core Skills of VFX’

Autodesk’s 2008 Paper on Stereoscopic Film making

Siggraph Paper on the Principals of Traditional Animation Applied to 3D Computer Animation

The Foundry’s 2008 Paper on The Role of Ocula in Stereo Post Production

An Efficient Representation for Irradiance Environment Map

Production-Ready Global Illumination by Industrial Light and Magic

The New Art of Virtual Movie Making

Cinematic Color

Maya User Interface Oviewview by Autodesk

Skinning in Maya at Industrial Light and Magic

Multi-Weight Enveloping: Least-Squares Approximation Techniques for Skin Animation

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