Articles in CG Garage

Greg Downing — Hyperacuity

He’s crawled under pyramids, explored Chinese caves and experienced Björk’s resonant frequency. Meet Greg Downing — photography’s answer to Indiana Jones.

Joy Lea — CG Art Director, ARwall

Joy returns to the podcast — and she’s gone from games to movies including “The Lion King” and ARwall’s incredible new augmented-reality virtual production system.

Arutyun Artur Sayan — Blur Studio

The master of the monstrous longshot on creating mind-blowing VFX for “Oblivion,” “Tomorrowland,” “Supergirl” and “Love, Death and Robots.”

Neil Huxley — Director

From South London to Middle-earth: “Shadow of War,” “Assassin’s Creed” and UFC promo director tells Chris how a passion for movies helped turn his life around.

Ankit Patel — Director of Developer Product Marketing, NVIDIA

NVIDIA’s powerful, versatile technology has been one of the CG industry’s best power-ups. Find out the story behind the silicone with one of its smartest guys.

Cobus Bothma — Director, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

Discover how this world-renowned architecture firm is embracing technology and future-proofing workflows via Lavina, mixed reality and machine learning.

Robert Legato — VFX Supervisor and 2nd Unit Director

Meet the three-time Oscar-winner and passionate movie fan who put real tech into virtual sets via “The Aviator,” “The Jungle Book,” “The Lion King” and more.

Zap Andersson — Autodesk (Part Deux)

The Brad Pitt of rendering opens up on OSL shaders, takes a trip into the uncanny valley and talks synthesized cats, slightly annoyed rodents and arm-wrestling.

Marcos Fajardo — Founder and Software Architect, Solid Angle

Get to the choppa and discover the past, present and future of the Arnold renderer with the man who created it

Matt Wallin — VFX Artist, FXGuide Podcast Co-Host and Professor

“The Matrix,” “Star Wars” and “King Kong” VFX artist — and fxguide podcast co-host — tells Chris how and why he made the jump from production to academia.

Ondřej Karlík & Jaroslav Křivánek — Corona & Caustics

Caustics make good CG scenes look great — but they’re often avoided. Find out why it’s faster and easier to add this lighting phenomenon with Corona Renderer.

Andre Cantarel — Senior VFX Generalist, Scanline VFX

How do you create one of the world’s most accurate models of the White House? “Independence Day: Resurgence” and “Justice League” generalist Andre explains all.

Craig Xray Halperin — Insomniac Games

From veiny vampires to swinging superheroes: Craig Xray Halperin on an incredible career which has taken in blockbuster VFX, Greek temples and VR video games.

Sonja Christoph — Massive Entertainment

How do VFX skills translate into the world of videogames? Matte painter and level artist at Massive Entertainment Sonja tells Chris about going from “Doctor Strange” to “The Division.”

Ian Spriggs, Paul Debevec and Scott Eaton — Total Chaos

How are technological leaps in GPUs, light fields and AI changing CG art and digital humans? Three industry luminaries join Chris for a fascinating discussion.

Jake Williams and Greg Rogers — WeWork

Colossally successful coworking company WeWork needs lots of renders in no time. Join the guys who head up its visualization team to find out how they do it.

Mike Hill — Designer, Concept Artist and Film Analyst

“Blade Runner 2049,” “Love, Death & Robots” and “Game of Thrones” designer talks about his career so far and puts a microscope to the DNA of “Jurassic Park.”

Victor Hugo Queiroz — Character Artist

CG legend Victor tells Chris about how he developed his style, what it’s like to work for Disney and Marvel — and how he puts the character into his characters.

Jose Pareja Gomez and Marko Margeta — Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha Hadid Architects’ incredible designs require cutting-edge technology, new visualization techniques — and a bunch of creativity. Find out how they do it.

Phil Miller and Simeon Balabanov — V-Ray and real-time, Chaos Group

Rasterization, real-time and ray tracing: Join two of the Chaos Group experts that are helping users to create photorealistic imagery at phenomenal speeds.

Darin Grant — CTO, Animal Logic

How has the cloud changed the way VFX are created? And what happens when your favorite company is acquired by a big one? Join industry guru Darin to find out.

Gray Marshall — Colorist, finisher and VFX artist

“Avengers: Endgame” and “Roma” colorist tells Chris about his crucial role in movie production including the last 11 Marvel films.

Robert Christophe — Victory Dojo/New Voices Academy

From sensei to cinema screen: discover how this karate sensei is using his skills to teach teens about writing, filming and acting for a short movie.

Craig Shimahara — Architecture of Hope

Los Angeles’ lucrative architecture industry is at odds with the city’s homelessness epidemic. Craig Shimahara reveals how uniting the two can help everyone.