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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.
June 18, 2018
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Feature Films at AEAF Highlight Work from RSP, MPC, Iloura, Cutting Edge

Feature Films at AEAF Highlight Work from RSP, MPC, Iloura, Cutting Edge From RSP comes highly creative work on sequences in 'Thor: Ragnarok'. The team produced more than 170 final visual effects shots for the film, spending about 18 months focussing on two…
June 09, 2018
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Framestore and Magic Leap Partner for Mixed Reality Innovation

Framestore VFX studio announced a partnership with Magic Leap, who are building a spatial computing platform to support mixed reality experiences blending digital and physical worlds.
May 30, 2018
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AEAF Awards Entry Deadline Extended - Enter Your Projects Now

AEAF Awards Entry Deadline Extended - Enter Your Projects Now If you haven't entered your work yet into AEAF, there's still time. Due to numerous requests from teams, the deadline has been extended to NO LATER THAN 27 JUNE 2018. But don't delay - Inspiration…
May 30, 2018
RizomUV FullAutoPelt
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Rizom-Lab Updates RizomUV with Automation and Real-Time Edits

Rizom-Lab Updates RizomUV with Automation and Real-Time Edits Fully automated pelt generation. Rizom-Lab's RizomUV, a UV mapping tool for professional users, is now upgraded with a new name and seven new functions. Formerly called Unfold3D, RizomUV addresses…
May 26, 2018
Realflow maya Dspline
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RealFlow | Maya Makes Particle-Object Interactions Fast and Flexible

RealFlow | Maya Makes Particle-Object Interactions Fast and Flexible Image: Parviz Next Limit Technologies' RealFlow | Maya 1.0 is a software plugin for creating fluid simulations directly inside Autodesk Maya. The integration of the two applications makes it…
May 21, 2018
Vray next volumetrics
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V-Ray Next for 3ds Max Automates Realistic Lights, Textures and Camera FX

V-Ray Next for 3ds Max Automates Realistic Lights, Textures and Camera FX Chaos Group has released V-Ray Next for 3ds Max, which uses intelligent systems to automate scene analysis, aiming to produce faster, cleaner renders with little or no input and to…
May 19, 2018
Foundry athera FX sim
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Foundry Athera and Google Push VFX Production to the Cloud

Foundry Athera and Google Push VFX Production to the Cloud Foundry has now launched Athera, its cloud-based service platform for visual effects artists and teams. Hosted on Google Cloud Platform, Athera gives users flexible access to VFX applications, virtual…
March 28, 2018
Nvidia gv100 scenescape
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NVIDIA RTX with Quadro GV100 GPU Brings Real-Time Ray Tracing

NVIDIA RTX with Quadro GV100 GPU Brings Real-Time Ray Tracing At the 2018 GPU Technology Conference in California, 26-29 March, NVIDIA has announced that their Quadro GV100 GPU with NVIDIA RTX is able to achieve realtime ray tracing for designers and CG…
March 25, 2018
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Chaos Group's New GPU Render Architecture Speeds Production Renders

Chaos Group's New GPU Render Architecture Speeds Production Renders Chaos Group has developed a new V-Ray GPU rendering architecture, designed to substantially increase production rendering speeds for film, broadcast and design. A result of redesigning…
March 14, 2018
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Substance Designer Adds UDIM Support for Feature Film Pipelines

Substance Designer Adds UDIM Support for Feature Film Pipelines Allegorithmic's Substance Designer has been updated to work within high-resolution VFX workflows through the introduction of UDIM support. The change will make texturing large meshes faster and…
March 03, 2018
Framestore holborn1
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Framestore Plans for the Future with Major London Relocation

Framestore Plans for the Future with Major London Relocation Framestore VFX facility has moved all of its London operations from the company's five offices in Soho to a new nine-floor, 100,000 sq ft headquarters in Holborn. This move brings 1,100 members of…
February 15, 2018
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ARRI Media and TRIXTER to Collaborate on VFX and Animation

ARRI Media and TRIXTER to Collaborate on VFX and Animation ARRI Media and TRIXTER have agreed on a strategic and operational collaboration in the fields of VFX and animation. In the future and across locations, both post-production companies will be offering…
February 07, 2018
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Technicolor to Launch Mill Film VFX Studio in Adelaide

Technicolor to Launch Mill Film VFX Studio in Adelaide Technicolor has announced the launch of Mill Film, a new VFX studio for the theatrical film production market. The initial production hub will be located in Adelaide, Australia with plans to expand into…
February 07, 2018
Deluxe iloura method
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VFX and Animation Studios Iloura and Method Merge in Australia

VFX and Animation Studios Iloura and Method Merge in Australia Deluxe VFX companies Iloura and Method have joined their teams and operations, and will work under a single brand name Method Studios. After integrating operationally over the last year, Method…
January 29, 2018
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ArsenalCreative Welcomes Mike Wynd as VFX Supervisor

ArsenalCreative Welcomes Mike Wynd as VFX Supervisor Disney 'Vault' ArsenalCreative has hired VFX Supervisor Mike Wynd to expand its VFX team. He comes to Arsenal from MPC, where he spent eight years as a VFX Supervisor in commercials. Mike has worked on…
January 25, 2018
MPC RandD
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MPC Welcomes Fabric Software’s Paul Doyle as Global Head of R&D

MPC Welcomes Fabric Software’s Paul Doyle as Global Head of R&D MPC Film announces that former co-founder and CEO of Fabric Software, Paul Doyle has joined its team as Global Head of R&D. Doyle has more than 20 years of experience in the media and…
January 21, 2018
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Moonshine Adopts Atoms Crowd for Maya/Houdini Workflow

Moonshine Adopts Atoms Crowd for Maya/Houdini Workflow Atoms Crowd is a new crowd simulation framework, released in late 2017, that is skeleton-based, modular and customisable via C++ or Python. The software is integrated with Maya, Houdini and Katana but…
January 05, 2018
Academy sci tech houdini
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Academy Honours Ten Achievements with Scientific and Technical Awards

Academy Honours Ten Achievements with Scientific and Technical Awards Developers from Side Effects Software are receiving an Academy Award of Merit and a Scientific and Engineering Award for the Houdini visual effects and animation system. The Academy of…
December 26, 2017
Chaos vray adaptive lights
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Chaos Group's New Blog Series to Reveal V-Ray Next Beta

Chaos Group's New Blog Series to Reveal V-Ray Next Beta Chaos Group is now releasing a series of periodic posts for the V-Ray Next Beta. In these posts, they will break down some of the new functionality in development for the upcoming version of V-Ray.…
December 21, 2017
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Amimon Transmits Wireless VR Video for Untethered Exploration

Amimon Transmits Wireless VR Video for Untethered Exploration Amimon, creators of wireless HD video systems with zero latency, has developed a robust method for transmitting virtual, augmented and mixed reality video, allowing users to experience the virtual…
December 20, 2017
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VFX Studio Kevin Welcomes Mike Dalzell, Theo Maniatis and Carl Loeffler

VFX Studio Kevin Welcomes Mike Dalzell, Theo Maniatis and Carl Loeffler TAG Heuer 'To Jack' New visual effects studio Kevin has experienced a flow of new business since opening in September 2017. In the intervening three months, the team has devoted its…
December 14, 2017
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Magnopus’ VR/AR Render Pipeline Gets Smarter on Deadline

Magnopus’ VR/AR Render Pipeline Gets Smarter on Deadline Founded by a mixed team of artists, technologists and storytellers in 2013, Magnopus specializes in developing virtual and augmented reality experiences. With long-standing connections to the VFX…
December 13, 2017
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pic4 Collective Gets Immersed in Worlds of Extended Reality

pic4 Collective Gets Immersed in Worlds of Extended Reality We recently met members of pic4, a collective of filmmakers, storytellers and digital artists, formerly known as Big Cookie Studios, located in Flourmill Studios in Newtown, Sydney. The company's…
December 11, 2017
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Nuke 11.1 Increases Control and Speed for Artists and Developers

Nuke 11.1 Increases Control and Speed for Artists and Developers Nuke and Nuke Studio’s file localisation system has been updated with more granular control. Nuke version 11.1, the first update in the 11 series, brings changes to Nuke Studio, NukeX, Hiero and…