20 May 2003

Shameless Cross-Promotion: Making "The Two Towers"

My review of the second of Peter Jackson's epic Lord of the Rings films, The Two Towers, is on display over at Filmmoi. Being that FM is a "pure review" forum, I didn't think it was appropriate to plug some rather geeky article that goes into some depth on the making of the film, but by golly there's no such restriction here.

Apple.com has an interesting and in-depth article about the digital effects sequences in The Two Towers (which is playing the cheap theatres now, and really needs to be seen on the big screen to be fully appreciated, so if you haven't seen it go already!) that would be of high interest to anyone thinking of working in world-class 3D.

As the article illustrates and as I keep telling 3D graphics enthusiasts: PCs certainly have dominance in what I call "amateur-level" 3D apps, but when you're playing for keeps, you start looking at Apple and UNIX equipment. And since Apple now is UNIX, why waste time and money with anything else?

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