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VFX Industry Opposes Conservative Efforts to Double Non-EU Skills Charge

VFX Industry Opposes Conservative Efforts to Double Non-EU Skills Charge Employers in the UK’s visual effects industry have voiced their opposition to the proposal in the Conservative Party’s manifesto to double the Immigration Skills Charge over the course…
May 18, 2017
Screen scene black sails
VFX Editor

Projects at AEAF Awards Show Digital Innovation

Projects at AEAF Awards Show Digital Innovation See the new projects entered into AEAF 2017 from Ireland, Australia and the USA, and become inspired to enter work from your own team. It's time to beat the entries deadline of 31 May. Do not hesitate to enter…
May 18, 2017
Sequence Star Wars Commander
VFX Editor

The Sequence Group Set to Speak at AEAF

The Sequence Group Set to Speak at AEAF Two artists are coming to speak at AEAF in August from award-winning creative studio The Sequence Group, based in Vancouver. In business for the last 11 years, the group specializes in design, animation and visual…
May 17, 2017
Blackmagic Fusion Axis dw3c
VFX Editor

Axis Animation Transforms ‘Dawn of War III’ Cinematic with Fusion Studio

Axis Animation Transforms ‘Dawn of War III’ Cinematic with Fusion Studio Axis Animation has completed work on the game cinematic and cutscenes for ‘Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III’, the new real time strategy game developed and published by Relic…
May 15, 2017
Mirari sky
VFX Editor

Enter Now – AEAF Awards Deadline is Almost Here

The deadline for entering AEAF Awards is fast approaching. Don’t miss out. Enter now before 31 May
May 08, 2017
Autodesk flame 2018d
VFX Editor

Flame 2018 Update 1 Improves Batch Paint & Conform Workflow

Flame 2018 Update 1 Improves Batch Paint & Conform Workflow Autodesk’s Flame 2018 Update 1 includes a new scene detection algorithm, 16-bit floating point depth support, Batch Paint improvements to edits and a conform workflow connecting artists to editorial.…
April 30, 2017
Embassy vfx cathay
VFX Editor

AEAF’s New Entries Inspire with Character Animation & Digital Environments

The newest entries to AEAF 2017 include photoreal modelling and animation from The Embassy VFX, an excellent student entry, and Season 5 of TV series ‘Ripper Street’ from Screen Scene. AEAF’s New Entries Inspire with Character Animation & Digital Environments…
April 19, 2017
Weta planet apes
VFX Editor

Weta Digital Joins AEAF Speaker Program

Weta Digital Joins AEAF Speaker Program Weta Digital will give behind the scenes accounts of their latest major projects at AEAF. The Academy Award winning studio is one of the world’s best known visual effects companies, recognised for their…
April 08, 2017
ILM Sing Jeff CAPOGRECO great wall
VFX Editor

AEAF Welcomes ILM’s VFX Supervisor Jeff Capogreco as Speaker

AEAF Welcomes ILM’s VFX Supervisor Jeff Capogreco as Speaker Visual Effects Supervisor Jeff Capogreco is coming to speak at AEAF 2017 from ILM Singapore, where he has been working since 2014 when he joined the company as an Associate VFX Supervisor on…
April 05, 2017
Framestore Kate Phillips
VFX Editor

Framestore Montréal Appoints Kate Phillips as Head of Production

Framestore Montréal Appoints Kate Phillips as Head of Production Framestore has appointed Kate Phillips as Head of Production in Montréal. Kate will support the growing Montreal team in the creation of VFX as it takes on more and bigger film projects. Kate…
March 14, 2017
Phoenix fd 3 Arrow Zoic
VFX Adriene Hurst

Phoenix FD 3 for Maya Splashes Out with New FLIP, Smoke & Fire Solvers

Phoenix FD 3 for Maya Splashes Out with New FLIP, Smoke & Fire Solvers Phoenix FD 3 for Maya, a combined fluid dynamics plugin for Autodesk Maya supporting fluid simulations including smoke, fire, water and oceans, is a major update that adds a new FLIP…
March 02, 2017
Vray 3.5 nuke spotlight
VFX Editor

V-Ray 3.5 for NUKE Handles Ray Traced Volume Simulations

V-Ray 3.5 for NUKE Handles Ray Traced Volume Simulations V-Ray 3.5 for NUKE ray-traced renderer now supports volumetric rendering and deep compositing workflows. NUKE artists can use the V-Ray Volume Grid node to import and render fire, smoke and other fluid…
February 27, 2017
MPC jungle book1
VFX Editor

MPC’s Adam Valdez wins VFX Oscar for ‘The Jungle Book’

MPC’s Adam Valdez wins VFX Oscar for ‘The Jungle Book’ MPC VFX Supervisor Adam Valdez was honoured at the 89th Academy Awards for the studio’s beautiful and surprising work on Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’, winning the Oscar for Visual Effects. Adam accepted the…
February 27, 2017
Autodesk arnold1
VFX Editor

Autodesk Artists & Developers Take Home Two Oscars

Autodesk Artists & Developers Take Home Two Oscars Artists from around the world used content creation software from Autodesk for the 22nd year to help bring Oscar nominated feature films to the cinema screen in 2016. Autodesk also received recognition from…
February 26, 2017
Digi monsters The Wall Jump Concept1
VFX Editor

The Digi Monsters Jump into a Bigger Game

The Digi Monsters Jump into a Bigger Game The Digi Monsters are a new art studio with AAA game industry expertise, based in the UK and founded by artists from the former Activision studio FreeStyleGames, which has now become Ubisoft Leamington after Ubisoft…
February 16, 2017
Substance Designer 6 HD
VFX Editor

Substance Designer 6 Supports HDR Textures and 3D Scan Processing

Substance Designer 6 Supports HDR Textures and 3D Scan Processing Allegorithmic Substance Designer 6 has been released with new functionality within its material authoring capabilities for game development, architectural applications, design, visual effects…
February 13, 2017
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VFX Editor

V-Ray 3.5 for 3ds Max Adds Adaptive Lights, Increases Interactivity

V-Ray 3.5 for 3ds Max Adds Adaptive Lights, Increases Interactivity The V-Ray 3.5 for 3ds Max CPU and GPU renderer is a free update for users with a new Adaptive Lights algorithm, interactive and resumable rendering, live VR rendering directly to headsets and…
February 09, 2017
Framestore Zangla assassin
VFX Editor

Framestore Welcomes New CG Supervisor Fabio Zangla

Framestore Welcomes New CG Supervisor Fabio Zangla Framestore has appointed award-winning CG Supervisor Fabio Zangla, who will work within the global film team. Fabio will be based in London, and collaborate with Framestore’s diverse, talented teams across…
February 09, 2017
VES RodeoFX GOT6
VFX Editor

Visual Effects Society Announces 15th Awards Winners

Visual Effects Society Announces 15th Awards Winners At the 15th Annual Visual Effects Society Awards on 7 February 2017, more than 1,000 guests gathered at the Beverly Hilton to award VFX talent in 24 categories. The event recognises outstanding visual…
February 08, 2017
Houdini 16 dielectric
VFX Editor

Houdini 16 Tunes Up Functionality for Fluids and Rigging

Houdini 16 Tunes Up Functionality for Fluids and Rigging SideFX Software has shown much of the new Houdini 16 functionality and many updates at a launch event at Rich Mix Cultural Foundation in London on 6 February 2017. Release is anticipated on 21 February.…
January 31, 2017
NIM 2 5a
VFX Editor

NIM 2.5 Builds on Security and Project Customization

NIM 2.5 Builds on Security and Project Customization NIM studio, project and asset management software has now been released in version 2.5 with primary updates improving the strength of security and permissions, workflow tools and the level of customization…
January 24, 2017
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VFX Adriene Hurst

PFTrack 2017 Improves Camera and Texture Extraction Support

PFTrack 2017 Improves Camera and Texture Extraction Support The 2017 release of PFTrack adds more ways to work with depth maps, optimisations for using photogrammetry to extract textures, and support for metadata from RED and ARRI cameras. All of the PFDepth…
January 18, 2017
Chaos film vray maya
VFX Editor

Chaos Group’s V-Ray Renderer Wins Academy Award

Chaos Group’s V-Ray Renderer Wins Academy Award Co-Founder and CTO of Chaos Group, Vlado Koylazov has won a Scientific and Engineering Award for the original concept, design and implementation of V-Ray rendering software. The award honours pioneers whose…
January 11, 2017
VES rogue
VFX Editor

‘Rogue One’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ Lead Nominees for 15th VES Awards

‘Rogue One’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ Lead Nominees for 15th VES Awards The Visual Effects Society has announced the nominees for the 15th Annual VES Awards, recognising outstanding VFX artistry and development in film, animation, television, commercials and…
January 03, 2017
AJA casa loma Mapping
VFX Adriene Hurst

Casa Loma Gets Spooked with AJA KONA 3G and Io 4K

Casa Loma Gets Spooked with AJA KONA 3G and Io 4K Built in 1911, Casa Loma is an historic Gothic house and gardens in the middle of Toronto that has now become a museum and landmark. It is also rumoured to be haunted, making it an ideal setting for a haunted…