Check out the clips from VFXWorld's 2006 year in review of the best in 3D environments and digital acting.
2006 Digital Acting/Enviros Year in Review
Sony Imageworks built a digital version of Superman's red cape that could be directed as if it were a character. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures.
There's no question that the vfx in Poseidon broke new ground with water, fire, oil smoke and dust.
Director Stefen Fangmeier's priority for Eragon was to design Saphira, the dragon.
ILM leads the way in digital acting with Davy Jones from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest.
The characters in Monster House are indeed human, but Sony Imageworks approached them almost as if they were puppets.
For "Cars," a new lighting tool was written for the setting up of lights, making it possible to deal with the complexity of light sources.
Night at the Museum's vfx team started by building a CG replica of the full-size T-Rex skeleton that had been used on set. Â© Twentieth Century Fox.
Lighting played a crucial role in the vfx work in Happy Feet. A lighting arc was created for every scene and for the entire movie as a supporting role.