CGI Links

Wikipedia.org on Computer Generated Imagery

Wikipedia.org on Computer Graphics

Wikipedia.org on 3-D Computer graphics

Wikipedia.org on Computer Graphics Software

http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/index.html (Photoshop image editing software)

http://www.gimp.org (TheGIMP image editing software)
http://www.gimp.org/windows (GIMP for Windows)
http://gimp-win.sourceforge.net/
http://www.gimp.org/unix (GIMP for UNIX/Linux)
http://www.gimp.org/macintosh/ (GIMP for Mac OS-X)

http://www.nanogirl.com ('NanoGirl' Gina Miller)

http://www.3dcgi.com/learn/free/free-3d.htm (3D graphics freeware resources)

http://www.download.com/3120-20_4.html?qt=3D+Modeling&tag=srch&tg=dl-20 (3D Modelling and CAD at Cnet's Download.com)

http://www.anim8or.com ('Anim8or' animaton software)

http://www.newtek.com/lightwave/index.php ('Lightwave' 3D graphics software)
http://www.newtek.com/lightwave/lwtrial/ (Lightwave trial version)

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?siteID=123112&id=7635018 ('Maya' 3D graphics software)
http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/index?siteID=123112&id=7639525 (Maya free Personal Learning Edition)

http://graphics.smithmicro.com ('Poser' 3D graphics software)

http://www.daz3d.com/i.x/software/bryce ('Bryce' 3D graphics software)
http://www.download.com/3120-20_4-0.html?tg=dl-20 &qt=Bryce%205.5&tag=srch&trid=658315134 ('Bryce' graphics software [free version 5.5])

http://www.daz3d.com ('Daz Studio' 3D graphics freeware)
http://artzone.daz3d.com/

http://www.blender3d.com ('Blender3D' 3D graphics freeware)

http://www.povray.org ('POVRay' 3D graphics freeware)

http://www.openfx.org/index.html (OpenFX 3D graphics freeware)

http://www.khronos.org/collada (Collada graphics software standard)
http://www.collada.org/mediawiki/index.php/Main_Page
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Collada&aq=f&oq= (Google search)

http://www.animationartist.com (Animation Artist [computer generated/assisted film animation])

http://www.3dworldmag.com (3D World [U.K.])

The 'Uncanny Valley' phenomenon of computer animation and robotics
Final_Fantasy: The Spirits Within and The Polar Express (were these movies victims of the Uncanny Valley effect? [plus a weak story for 'Final Fantasy'])
http://www.androidscience.com/proceedings200 5/MacDormanCogSci2005AS.pdf
http://www.arclight.net/~pdb/nonfiction/uncanny-valley.h tml
http://iiae.utdallas.edu/news/pop_science.html
http://www.gamespot.com/features/6153667/index.html?q=uncanny%20valley
http://www.slate.com/id/2102086
Google search on 'Uncanny Valley'

View the 'Heavy Rain' video (demonstrating new CGI technology for PlayStation) here
...and a forum discussion here and here

See also:
Wikipedia.org on Looker, S1m0ne, Eve Tokimatsuri

Movie/Game Trailers:
http://www.movie-list.com
http://www.ign.com
http://games.softpedia.com/get/Trailer/