How Detective Pikachu Built Its Adorable Star

For visual effects house MPC, Pikachu stood as the ultimate thesis for its approach to designing the world of Pokémon for Detective Pikachu. Gizmodo recently spoke to MPC VFX supervisor Pete Dionne about his work on Detective Pikachu, and the particular challenges behind bringing the most vital Pokémon to life. Read More >>

After Millions of Trials, These Simulated Humans Learned to Do Perfect Backflips and Cartwheels

Using well-established machine learning techniques, researchers from University of California, Berkeley have taught simulated humanoids to perform over 25 natural motions, from somersaults and cartwheels through to high leg kicks and breakdancing. The technique could lead to more realistic video gameplay and more agile robots. Read More >>

Let Your Eyes Feast Upon the Visual Treats in this Stunning CGI Highlight Reel

The Association of Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques might not have the most exciting name, but every year Siggraph draws the most talented programmers, engineers, and artists to its conference to show off their brilliant CG creations and developments. Read More >>

Hell Is This Explosion of Endless Emoji

If you have a love/hate relationship with emojis (or just hate), this 3D animation test by digital artist Alberto Moss might make you feel... happy? Anxious? I don't know, but there's probably an emoji to describe it. Read More >>

Tron Inspired Disney to Make Psychedelic Movie About Computers

There was something undeniably awesome about Disney in the early 1980s. The company was expanding its theme parks in Florida with EPCOT, a shrine to technological innovation. Meanwhile, a bunch of young kids sort of got left unattended at the studio. The result? Movies like Tron. Read More >>