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Computer Graphics

Local animators told: raise your game

Richard Chuang has been in charge of visual effects for 16 Hollywood productions, including the Shrek trilogy. Photo: SCMP

If Asia wants to become a major player in the world of big-screen animation it needs to nurture its own creative talent, says Richard Chuang, a leading visual effects expert.

Friday, 3 May, 2013, 5:40am

New dimensions in Asian graphics

Asia is increasingly putting its stamp on the computer graphics industry with innovations such as paper that changes colour at a touch.

That's the view of Jeff Jortner, head of Siggraph, which is hosting the Siggraph Asia computer graphics conference in the city this week.

14 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Photo software could put crime scenes in focus

The image of crime-fighting technology just got a lot sharper with the unveiling yesterday of home-grown software designed to take the blur out of digital photos.

30 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Packaged films

A few months ago this column featured machinima (, a moviemaking technique that involves using the multiplayer functions of computer games.

Instead of players competing with their sprites, machinima fans use them as virtual actors to make animated films on the 'sets' provided by the computer game.

13 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Creative strength

When you think of 3D, character animation and visual effects may spring to your mind. But there??s more to 3D than 3D artists. Young Post explores the profession of a 3D visualiser and discovers it??s a career that??s worth looking into. Ophelia Pang (left) of Paws Multimedia is a 3D visualiser. Visualisers turn 2D drawings into 3D models.

9 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Skyla FS80

One of the best things about digital photography is you can put on a digital photo frame and have a running slide show of photos. The problem is what do you do with all those photos you took before you got your digital camera?

17 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

This week we test: spring eye palettes

Different seasons call for different eye makeup colours - with the arrival of spring, you can go lighter and brighter.

Coffret D'or Shine Accent Eyes (HK$220)

15 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-G3

Sony's new Cyber-shot DSC-G3 is certainly not the first digital camera to incorporate Wi-Fi connectivity as the marketing suggests, but it is probably the first that is specially designed to use that connectivity to get on the Internet and share your photos.

11 Jan 2009 - 12:00am


When I use either my HP or Epson printer, I find the prints are darker than what is shown on my computer monitor. I have to brighten the image by about 50 per cent to get a print that approximates the colours on screen. Is there a program I can download to remedy this?

Melville, Pok Fu Lam

14 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

'Giant footprint' fireworks revealed to be computer magic

Few of the 4 billion spectators dazzled by last Friday's opening ceremony would have been aware that the spectacular 'giant footprint' fireworks seen in the live broadcast were composed with computer graphics.

12 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

CityU stars grab IT awards

Three City University (CityU) students dominated the Pan-Pearl River Delta Region University Information Technology Project Competition.

Held in Guangzhou earlier this month, the contest attracted students from 200 universities in the mainland, Hong Kong and Macau.

28 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Shooting from the chip

When Apple introduced iPhoto, its timing was perfect. The world was being converted to digital photography at a breakneck pace and people were using photos for every purpose you could imagine, from publishing family trees to personalising T-shirts. So iPhoto was the ideal tool for the time.

25 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

One application that replaces four

What is Aperture? What isn't Aperture? Apple has aimed about as high as you can go with this everything-but-the-kitchen-sink application. The target market is the professional photographer and the serious amateur, and Apple must hope they will sweep a hard drive full of applications into the trash in favour of this all-in-wonder.

4 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Software turns dream into bricks and mortar

As if I don't have enough to do, a year or so ago my wife decided that we needed a new home.

Apparently, because of my collection of Macs and software boxes, we were running out of room. But when we went shopping for new homes, we quickly discovered that the price of real estate had gone through the roof.

8 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Electronic shoe box

DIGITAL CAMERAS and scanners are wonderful things, but what happens to the images once you've finished with them? With prints, a photo album or even an old shoe box work fine, but storing and keeping track of digital images can be a challenge.

18 Aug 2002 - 12:00am