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Overwatch: Dragons

Overwatch: Dragons

The best video game marketing campaign of all time continues with the story of Overwatch heroes Hanzo the bowman and Genji the cyborg ninja. The sons of a crime lord, Hanzo and Genji had a falling out that tore their lives apart, but each now seeks redemption in his own way.

Iron Man vs. Optimus Prime

Iron Man vs. Optimus Prime

The latest episode of batinthesun’s Super Power Beat Down is a computer animated battle between the leaders of the Autobots and the Avengers. Place your bets! Skip to 5:20 for the fight itself.

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Help

A 360º short film about an alien that crash lands on Earth. It goes on a rampage when a woman picks up the device that came with it. Best watched via YouTube on Android or Google Spotlight on iOS device. Behind-the-scenes here.

The Old New World

The Old New World

We can’t imagine how much work it took Alexey Zakharov to create his short film, in which he created entirely new moving pictures using antique still photos digitally projection mapped onto 3D models.

Wrapped

Wrapped

This award-winning short from Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg’s Animation Institute envisions a day in which nature reclaims the Earth from civilization. It’s a vision we’ve seen in films like I Am Legend, but here we see the process rather than just the end result.

Charles X: Can You Do It

Charles X: Can You Do It

A city comes to a standstill to watch their neighbors have a horse race from the suburbs to downtown, while soul artist Charles X sings about opportunities and oppression in Parallel’s animated music video for the single from his new album Sounds of the Yesteryear.

Overwatch: Alive

Overwatch: Alive

Blizzard’s body of animated work stays afire with another awesome Overwatch short film. The cold-blooded Talon assassin Widowmaker is after a beloved robot diplomat, but Overwatch’s time-traveling ace agent Tracer is on guard.

Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV (Trailer)

Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV (Trailer)

A CGI animated film set in the same place and time as the events of Final Fantasy XV. The film is about King Regis (the father of FF XV’s main character Prince Noctis) and his personal guard, the Kingsglaive. Featuring Sean Bean, Lena Headey and Aaron Paul.

Overwatch: Recall

Overwatch: Recall

It looks like Blizzard is going to copy Team Fortress 2′s “Meet the…” short films for its own team-based FPS Overwatch. We say keep ’em coming. This first short is about Winston, the fierce gorilla scientist.

Super Parkour Bros. 2

Super Parkour Bros. 2

A few years back, Dark Pixel treated us to a little Super Mario parkour action. Now Mario and Luigi are back to entertain us with more acrobatic antics in their VFX-enhanced suburbs slash Mushroom Kingdom.

Real-Time Facial Remapping

Real-Time Facial Remapping

An international team of researchers have developed Face2Face, an amazing technology which allows an subject’s face to be captured with a standard webcam, then remap their facial expressions onto another subject in a video in real time, with very convincing results.

Real Time Performance Capture

Real Time Performance Capture

A look at the impressive new real-time performance capture technology being used in the making of the console game Hellblade. This allows scenes to be acted out and observed in real time in the game world, accelerating development, and improving creative freedom.

SIGGRAPH Submission Reel

SIGGRAPH Submission Reel

Computer graphics artists and technologists are constantly finding new ways to imbue their creations with life, texture and dimension. This highlight reel soliciting submissions for SIGGRAPH 2016 compiles some of the more wondrous CGI submissions from 2010 to 2015.

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Sky Q Fluid Viewing Ad

Sky Q Fluid Viewing Ad

An awesome CGI animation from Brothers and Sisters in which a moving image from The Avengers is turned to liquid, then moves across the house to another TV to sell the concept of Sky Q’s Fluid Viewing service, which lets viewers resume paused shows on another TV.

Dark Souls 3 (Trailer)

Dark Souls 3 (Trailer)

Dark Souls 3 brings back the magic meter, adds a more aggressive combat stance, and allows players to be more fluid in combat by making them more agile and giving them weapons such as a small bow and dual scimitars.

Inside the VFX: Jurassic World

Inside the VFX: Jurassic World

ILM shares an effects breakdown reel from last summer’s popcorn blockbuster. By today’s standards, it’s a fairly typical, yet still impressive mix of CGI, rotoscoping, and matte work, but the way they did the kiddie rides and the mo-capped raptors is worth a chuckle.

After You

After You

An abridged look at the life of a proud doorman in Dublin, Ireland, from his first day at work to his last. Damien O’Connor’s animated short film is a sad tale about how we sometimes miss out on certain opportunities because we’re so focused on others.

The Present

The Present

A mother gives her son what would normally be a welcome gift: a puppy. But the seemingly heartless boy rejects the dog. Jacob Frey’s award-winning animated short film is an adaptation of Fabio Coala’s comic strip about rolling with the punches.

Kubo and the Two Strings (Trailer 2)

Kubo and the Two Strings (Trailer 2)

“When you grow stronger the world grows more dangerous.” Our latest look at Laika’s Japanese adventure shows both its dark and lighthearted sequences. Stars George Takei, Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, Ralph Fiennes, and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa.

Branded Dreams

Branded Dreams

Studio Smack envisions a future in which advertising goes beyond billboards, banner ads, and product placement, and brands devise a technology to invade our dreams with not so subtle promotions for their products. For some reason, we’re craving a can of Coke now.

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Real Life SkiFree

Real Life SkiFree

SkiFree, die hard. YouTuber Andrew McMurry and his friends must have missed Chris Pirih’s memo: no skiing beyond 2000m. We guess the Abominable Snow Monster was the one who uploaded this.

Animal Collective: FloriDaDa

Animal Collective: FloriDaDa

(Flashing lights) “I found myself there a collagin’ with all of the human race, a dancer from Ghana smiling in Tijuana.” The dancing baby is back, and he brought his family with him in the colorful music video for Animal Collective’s fun single from their new album Painting With.

Zootopia (Trailer 2)

Zootopia (Trailer 2)

Eager to prove herself, Zootopia’s first rabbit police officer asks the help of a con artist to solve a huge case. The second trailer for Zootopia explains the movie’s plot, but we think it also reveals too much, so we can’t blame you if you skip it.

Karakuri Cores

Karakuri Cores

The second in a series of videos called Polygon Graffiti. Made by Japanese collective AUJIK, the series is a conceptual look at the potential of augmented reality for artistic expression. First video here.

Lily & the Snowman

Lily & the Snowman

A schizophrenic comes up with a clever way to contain and eventually shut out her hallucination. But the painfully mundane cycle of adult life loosens her screws. But that’s not all. Nah, we’re just trying to laugh our tears off *closes fridge*.

Sputnik

Sputnik

An alien race treasures one of its planet’s minerals because of its faint glow. But one of them finds a strange object that outshines their precious rock. Maxim Zhestkov worked with artists from around the world for a year-and-a-half to create this short film.

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