Features

  • Into the Sahara

    Effects house Double Negative cooked up a desert storm for the special effects in blockbuster movie Sahara.

  • Preloaded

    So named because it suggests “prepared and ready to go”, interactive agency Preloaded has worked with some of the biggest names out there.

  • Supervolcano

    When Yellowstone blows, it will be the end of the Western Hemisphere as we know it. VFX company Lola made it happen.

  • The Last Dragon

    Here be dragons ... Framestore CFC found experience with dinosaurs helped when it came to creating fire-breathing reptiles.

  • All Singin’ VW

    Recreating the famous Singin’ in the Rain sequence to advertise the VW Golf GTI was the challenge for Stink. It came up smelling of roses.

  • Graphics for gamers guide

    As games such as Doom 3 push PC hardware to its limits, gamers are looking to PCI Express cards to maximize performance. We investigated the best upgrade options.

  • Practice safe surfing, use a firewall

    The amount of malicious code on the Internet is staggering – experts say an unprotected PC will be under attack within 20 minutes of connecting. Here’s everything you need to know about firewalls – your saving grace.

  • The Syndicate

    When British Telecom wanted to get their 'networked-business' message across they turned to Californian VFX company The Syndicate. The 60-second ad took five months to make. We asked how they did it.

  • True types

    With an unchecked explosion in computer fonts, are we at risk of losing all sense of the true art of typography? Digit asked leading type designers to spell out how best to use type in today’s hypervisual age.

  • Inside the 3D Mummy

    Thumbprint Animation helps bring the story of an Egyptian priest to life with 3D reconstructions of a 3,000-year old mummy and the city of Karnak.

  • Design in 3D

    After years of speculation, the 3D display might soon be upon us. Digit checked out the technological advances that could make it happen.

  • Turf war: Is 2D animation dying?

    With the success of 3D in the cinema thanks to Pixar, is Hollywood and the future of animation firmly set on the path to 3D? In short, are the days numbered for 2D cel-based animation?

  • 3FM’s musical makeover

    Three stylish spots herald a new look for Dutch radio station 3FM with Brazilian post/fx houses Nakd and Lobo conjuring up some magic tricks.

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