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Milk Visual Effects Rides the Waves for 'Adrift' on AWS Cloud

To prepare for water simulations for 'Adrift', Milk wrote custom scripts for Houdini and AWS Thinkbox Deadline to simulate locally and render in the cloud using Amazon EC2 instances.
October 09, 2018
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Cinesite Names Caroline Garrett Head of VFX in London

Cinesite Names Caroline Garrett Head of VFX in London Cinesite has named Caroline Garrett head of its London VFX studio, where she will oversee day-to-day operations at the facility. Formerly in the role of head of production, Caroline will now work with the…
September 23, 2018
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Autodesk 3ds Max 2019.2 Updates Fluids and Alembic Support

Autodesk 3ds Max 2019.2 Updates Fluids and Alembic Support The new 3ds Max 2019.2 Update continues to improve simulating and manipulating fluids, gains new shaders and textures from Arnold 5.2, and updates Alembic support. Autodesk first introduced fluids as…
September 10, 2018
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Encore Develops Deadline Applications for High Volume TV Series VFX

Encore Develops Deadline Applications for High Volume TV Series VFX 'Supergirl' The artists at Encore create visual effects for television sci-fi thrillers including 'Black Lightning', 'SEAL Team', 'The Flash', 'Supergirl' and 'Legends of Tomorrow'. Encore…
August 17, 2018
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V-Ray for Houdini Beta Simplifies Rendering across the VFX Pipeline

V-Ray for Houdini Beta Simplifies Rendering across the VFX Pipeline Chaos Group released the open beta for V-Ray for Houdini, which extends its rendering capacity further along the VFX pipeline. V-Ray has already been enabled for use with other standard…
August 14, 2018
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Chaos Group Demos New Real-Time Ray Tracing Project Lavina

Chaos Group Demos New Real-Time Ray Tracing Project Lavina Chaos Group demonstrated Project Lavina, a technique they have developed for photorealistic real-time ray tracing, at SIGGRAPH 2018 in Vancouver. Using the dedicated RT Core inside NVIDIA Turing-based…
August 14, 2018
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NVIDIA Turing Architecture Brings Real-Time Ray Tracing and AI to VFX

NVIDIA Turing Architecture Brings Real-Time Ray Tracing and AI to VFX NVIDIA launched Turing GPU architecture at SIGGRAPH 2018 in Vancouver, designed with new RT Cores to accelerate ray tracing and new Tensor Cores for AI inferencing. NVIDIA says that using…
August 13, 2018
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Cinesite Partners with Trixter VFX and Animation Studio

Cinesite Partners with Trixter VFX and Animation Studio Cinesite and German visual effects and animation studio TRIXTER have formed a partnership that will lead to Cinesite's acquisition of 100% of the TRIXTER business once regulatory and legal work is…
August 08, 2018
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Ziva VFX 1.4 Brings Real-World Physics to Creature FX

Ziva VFX 1.4 Brings Real-World Physics to Creature FX Pressure and Surface Tension properties Ziva VFX v1.4 character creation software developed at Ziva Dynamics for creature FX and other production artists now has five new tools that help apply real-world…
August 03, 2018
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Substance Designer Develops Scripting API and Automated Workflows

Substance Designer Develops Scripting API and Automated Workflows A new scripting API, partly launched already, will soon give users the ability to rewrite Substance Designer in specific ways to fit their own requirements. As well as this API, the application…
July 28, 2018
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Method Studios to Acquire VFX Company Atomic Fiction

Method Studios to Acquire VFX Company Atomic Fiction 'Welcome to Marwen' Deluxe Entertainment Services Group has signed a definitive agreement to acquire award-winning visual effects company Atomic Fiction, with studios in Montreal, Quebec City and San…
July 27, 2018
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AEAF Welcomes VFX Supervisor Tom Wood from RSP as Speaker

AEAF Welcomes VFX Supervisor Tom Wood from RSP as Speaker VFX supervisor Tom Wood from Rising Sun Pictures in Adelaide will speak at AEAF about his most recent work leading the team in creature, environment and FX work for 'Thor: Ragnarok'. Visual effects…
July 25, 2018
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Curó Software to Launch for Cloud-Based VFX Budgeting

Curó Software to Launch for Cloud-Based VFX Budgeting Curó is a cloud-based VFX budgeting application designed to make visual effects budgeting simpler, from script to screen. Having undergone development and beta testing, Curó works as a web-based system for…
July 23, 2018
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Framestore Welcomes Hubert Maston as VFX Supervisor in Montréal

Framestore Welcomes Hubert Maston as VFX Supervisor in Montréal Framestore has welcomed Hubert Maston to their team in Montréal as VFX Supervisor to work on the studio’s upcoming feature films. With over 15 years’ production experience, Hubert has…
July 21, 2018
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Foundry Nuke 11.2 Updates UI, Deep Compositing and Scripting

Foundry Nuke 11.2 Updates UI, Deep Compositing and Scripting Foundry Nuke v11.2 focusses on speed due to an upgraded UI, greater performance and a new API for deep compositing. The new deep compositing API was developed to increase the speed of script…
July 19, 2018
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Rising Sun Pictures Expands Studios and Staff for New Projects

Rising Sun Pictures Expands Studios and Staff for New Projects Rising Sun Pictures visual effects studio in Adelaide, South Australia has launched a major new expansion effort, adding space and technical resources to its production studio. The company expects…
July 19, 2018
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John Dietz to Speak at AEAF on VFX Film Production in China

John Dietz to Speak at AEAF on VFX Film Production in China A native of the US, VFX Supervisor/Producer John Dietz has been working in visual effects for over 30 years, starting at Rhythm & Hues in 1995 as TD and CG supervisor. Over the next 10 years he held…
July 17, 2018
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AEAF Awards 2018 Finalists

AEAF Awards 2018 Finalists After receiving a record number of entries to the AEAF Awards 2018 over the last several months we are now happy to be able to start announcing the Finalists in each of the 18 categories of competition. Take a look below at the…
July 12, 2018
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Mill Film Welcomes Mark Thorley as Managing Director for Australia

Mill Film Welcomes Mark Thorley as Managing Director for Australia Technicolor VFX studio Mill Film has hired Mark Thorley to head Mill Film in Australia. The announcement follows the launch of Mill Film in Adelaide in February 2018. Mark has more than 15…
July 09, 2018
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Weta Digital's Matt Aitken Battles for Planet Titan at AEAF

Weta Digital's VFX Supervisor Matt Aitken presents his insights into the new techniques his team used in 'Avengers: Infinity War', including animation for Thanos and bespoke FX for Titan.
July 09, 2018
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Ample Projects' Nicholas Tory and Lucy Keeler Illuminate AEAF Program

Ample Projects' Nicholas Tory and Lucy Keeler Illuminate AEAF Program Artists Nicholas Tory and Lucy Keeler at Ample Projects will talk about creating and directing their brilliant environmental artworks, animations and installations that bring locations to…
July 09, 2018
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Commercials VFX Entries Surprise and Dazzle at AEAF

Commercials VFX Entries Surprise and Dazzle at AEAF AEAF Awards' judging panel is gearing up to judge the huge number of projects we have watched flow in over the past several months. Many thanks to all teams who have submitted their work. In this newsletter,…
July 04, 2018
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Weta Digital's VFX Supervisor Matt Aitken Joins AEAF Speaker Program

Weta Digital's VFX Supervisor Matt Aitken Joins AEAF Speaker Program - Avengers: Infinity War. Weta Digital's VFX Supervisor Matt Aitken will be on the AEAF Speaker Program, coming to the Chauvel Cinema in Sydney on 30 August 2018. He joins a full day of…
July 03, 2018
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'Game of Thrones' Series 7 Comes to AEAF Awards in Sydney

'Game of Thrones' Series 7 Comes to AEAF Awards in Sydney Keep your eyes on the TV Series category at AEAF. The well-known series 'Game of Thrones' has consistently called for top notch visual effects during its seven seasons. This year, AEAF has received…
June 19, 2018
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Katana 3.0 and Mari 4.1 Ease Look Dev with Light and Colour Updates

Foundry's 3D look development and lighting tool Katana 3.0 introduces Pixar's USD Hydra viewport, and Mari 4.1 for painting and texturing has new colour management workflows.