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KeyShot 9.1 Generates UV Maps, Adds GPU Network Rendering

KeyShot 9.1 Generates UV Maps, Adds GPU Network Rendering KeyShot 9 introduces UV Unwrap to create maps to accurately apply textures and labels to objects. Following the release of KeyShot 9 in late 2019, an updated version 9.1 now addresses workflow speed,…
February 12, 2020
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Digital Domain Gets ‘Lost in Space’ with a New Breakdown Reel

Digital Domain Gets ‘Lost in Space’ with a New Breakdown Reel At the end of January, Digital Domain released a VFX reel highlighting their work on ‘Lost in Space’ season 2, specifically on the first episode. As it covers a large amount of wide-ranging work,…
February 05, 2020
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MPC Launches VFX Division for Streaming and Episodic Content

MPC Launches VFX Division for Streaming and Episodic Content Technicolor company MPC has launched a new episodic visual effects division, sparked by the many changes the entertainment industry is currently experiencing. Due to fast growth in new streaming…
February 05, 2020
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Framestore Pre-production Services Launches for Film and Content

Framestore Pre-production Services Launches for Film and Content Framestore has launched Framestore Pre-production Services (FPS) for global film and content production. The company is building out its previs, virtual production, techvis and postvis services…
February 03, 2020
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MPC Wins BAFTA for Special Visual Effects in 1917

MPC Wins BAFTA for Special Visual Effects in 1917 Technicolor’s MPC has won the BAFTA for Special Visual Effects for '1917' at the EE British Academy Film Awards on 2 February 2020. Production VFX Supervisor Guillaume Rocheron accepted the BAFTA award on…
January 10, 2020
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Katana 3.5 Brings USD Pipelines and Interactive Renders to Light

Katana 3.5 Brings USD Pipelines and Interactive Renders to Light Katana scene processing is now multi-threaded. Katana 3.5 has a new core engine, rebuilt to perform key operations faster and speed up iteration. Using a new option to render images directly to…
January 06, 2020
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AMD Develops New, Updated Radeon ProRender Integrations and Plug-Ins

AMD Develops New, Updated Radeon ProRender Integrations and Plug-Ins Image: Yan Ge, Radeon ProRender for Cinema 4D R21. During 2019, AMD released several different integrations and plug-ins for the Radeon ProRender physically-based render engine that improve…
December 30, 2019
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NVIDIA vGPU Upgrades Virtual Environments for High-Resolution Graphics

Virtual workstations can now handle applications running at 8K resolution, with a faster user experience, using the most recent NVIDIA virtual GPU (vGPU) software with NVIDIA GPUs.
December 17, 2019
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Maxon and Red Giant to Merge for Content Creation

Maxon and Red Giant to Merge for Content Creation Cinema 4D [Blind - Xbox One X launch project] 3D and motion design software developers Maxon and Red Giant have reached a definitive agreement to merge under the media and entertainment division of Nemetschek…
December 16, 2019
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Unreal Engine 4.24 Grows a Hair System and New USD Support

Unreal Engine 4.24 Grows a Hair System and New USD Support Epic Games Unreal Engine 4.24 has a new strand-based hair and fur system, new landscape tools, atmospheric skies, USD support and better multi-display rendering. The biggest change is that the Engine…
December 11, 2019
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Maya 2020 and Arnold 6 Upgrade Animation, Bifrost and Arnold GPU

Maya 2020 and Arnold 6 Upgrade Animation, Bifrost and Arnold GPU Arnold 6 with Arnold GPU Maya-to-Arnold Autodesk Maya 2020 includes over 60 updates to its animation tools, and to the graph editor and time slider. Maya’s visual programming environment Bifrost…
December 09, 2019
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DNEG Promotes VFX Veteran Lee Berger to Head LA Studio

DNEG Promotes VFX Veteran Lee Berger to Head LA Studio DNEG visual effects, animation and stereo conversion company, has promoted Lee Berger to its global client services team as Executive Vice President and Head of DNEG in Los Angeles. Having spent the last…
December 05, 2019
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Flame 2020.2 Update Adds AI Tools and Improves Reference Comparison

Flame 2020.2 Update Adds AI Tools and Improves Reference Comparison Reference images can be stored in a new library for comparisons. Building on the machine learning functionality initially introduced with Flame 2020, this update adds more uses of AI for…
December 05, 2019
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Redshift Integrates Cinema 4D Procedural Noise and Node Materials

Redshift Integrates Cinema 4D Procedural Noise and Node Materials Maxon Redshift 3.0.12 includes new native support for Cinema 4D noises and deeper integration with Cinema 4D generally, including the option to define materials using Cinema 4D’s native…
November 28, 2019
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Chaos Group’s RTX Support Accelerates V-Ray Next for 3ds Max and Maya

Chaos Group’s RTX Support Accelerates V-Ray Next for 3ds Max and Maya GPU Rendering in V-Ray Next for Maya. (Method Studios) Starting in November 2019, artists using V-Ray Next GPU can now use the dedicated ray-tracing hardware within NVIDIA’s RTX class of…
November 22, 2019
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Moving Picture Company Strengthens Finishing Team in Los Angeles

Moving Picture Company Strengthens Finishing Team in Los Angeles The MPC LA studio announces that Karena Ajamian has been promoted to Executive Producer of Finishing, supporting a series of high-profile campaigns for global brands. The specialized team in LA…
November 22, 2019
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Framestore Welcomes Vince Baertsoen Head of CG for Integrated Advertising

Framestore Welcomes Vince Baertsoen Head of CG for Integrated Advertising Framestore is pleased to announce that Vince Baertsoen has joined the company as Global Head of CG for Integrated Advertising. In his role he will oversee the implementation of new…
November 21, 2019
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Boris FX Sapphire 2020 Supports OpenColorIO and New Mocha Integrations

Boris FX Sapphire 2020 Supports OpenColorIO and New Mocha Integrations Parameter tracking - Mocha now tracks Sapphire positional parameters. Boris FX Sapphire, updated to its 2020 version, now has OpenColorIO (OCIO) support, an Area Brush tool for painting…
November 14, 2019
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Corona Renderer 5 for 3ds Max Optimises Memory, Caustics, Geometry

Corona Renderer 5 for 3ds Max Optimises Memory, Caustics, Geometry The 2.5 Displacement tool can render intense displacement faster with less memory. Corona Renderer 5 for 3ds Max has major updates for scenes containing heavy displacement and caustics. Also…
November 10, 2019
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Mari 4.6 Adds Geo-Channels and Procedural Nodes for Texture Workflows

Mari 4.6 Adds Geo-Channels and Procedural Nodes for Texture Workflows 3Delight Surface Shader for Mari 4.6 Foundry Mari 4.6 includes new developments in the software’s Material System, and Geo-Channels that can be integrated into material presets as a way to…
November 07, 2019
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DNEG Welcomes VFX Supervisor Edwin Rivera to Los Angeles Line-up

DNEG Welcomes VFX Supervisor Edwin Rivera to Los Angeles Line-up DNEG visual effects, animation and stereo conversion company has appointed Edwin Rivera to its senior creative team. Edwin Rivera joins DNEG as VFX Supervisor in Los Angeles, bringing with him…
October 31, 2019
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Gradient Effects Turns Back Time for John Goodman in ‘Righteous Gemstones’

Gradient Effects Turns Back Time for John Goodman in ‘Righteous Gemstones’ Gradient Effects took 30 years from the looks of actor John Goodman for HBO’s original series ‘The Righteous Gemstones’, using a proprietary AI-assisted tool that they used to deliver…
October 25, 2019
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Framestore Hires Manne Öhrström as Global Head of Film Software

Framestore Hires Manne Öhrström as Global Head of Film Software Framestore is pleased to welcome Manne Öhrström as its new Global Head of Film Software. The new role will see Manne refining current software development practises, while also integrating…
October 25, 2019
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Notch Adds Path Tracing for Near Photo-Realistic Renders in Motion Graphics

Notch Adds Path Tracing for Near Photo-Realistic Renders in Motion Graphics Notch engine for interactive motion graphics now has a new version of the Notch Builder authoring tool, adding full path tracing functionality to the software. The update expands on…
October 11, 2019
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Luma Pictures Scales Up with AWS Cloud-based VFX Pipelines

Luma Pictures Scales Up with AWS Cloud-based VFX Pipelines The visual effects work of Luma Pictures contributes to feature films ranging from superhero blockbusters to children’s fantasy to sci-fi thrillers, including recent films like ‘Once Upon a Time in…