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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…
October 10, 2019
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Mocha Pro 2020 Refines Planar Tracking Tools and VFX Colour-Management

Mocha Pro 2020 adds OpenColorIO support for colour-managed workflows, plus new tools for stitching panorama effects plates from video and using brush strokes to define tracking areas.
September 30, 2019
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Foundry Nuke 12.0 Adds GPU-Accelerated Nodes, Increases Interactivity

Foundry Nuke 12.0 Adds GPU-Accelerated Nodes, Increases Interactivity Nuke timeline-based tools - Nuke Studio, Hiero and HieroPlayer - have a better playback engine, rebuilt with new timing and control logic. Foundry Nuke 12.0 starts the next development…
September 10, 2019
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Katana 3.2 Updates Material Creation UX, 3Delight Rendering and USD

Katana 3.2 Updates Material Creation UX, 3Delight Rendering and USD Updated user interface for the material node graph. Foundry Katana’s new version 3.2 has an updated user interface for the material node graph with faster workflows. The 3Delight NSI…
August 28, 2019
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Alienbrain 2019 Integrates with Unreal Editor for Preview and Versioning

Alienbrain 2019 Integrates with Unreal Editor for Preview and Versioning Alienbrain 2019 is the most recent iteration of the version control software for art, design and engineering teams that need to manage large quantities of 2D and 3D files. It now has an…
August 18, 2019
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Foundry CEO Jody Madden Talks about Cloud, Machine Learning and Open Source

Foundry CEO Jody Madden Talks about Cloud, Machine Learning and Open Source The SmartROTO project is developing intelligent tools for rotoscoping of live action footage. In mid-July 2019, Jody Madden was appointed Chief Executive Officer at Foundry. Working…
August 07, 2019
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ONE WEEK to Go – Join AEAF Speakers and Awards on 16 August

ONE WEEK to Go – Join AEAF Speakers and Awards on 16 August When you work in a fast-paced studio and trying to meet deadlines, it’s hard to keep up with your own industry. Attend AEAF Speakers and Awards Night and find out what’s new – locally and around the…
August 01, 2019
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Autodesk Bifrost for Maya Proceduralises and Automates VFX Creation

Autodesk Bifrost for Maya Proceduralises and Automates VFX Creation Artists can use Bifrost to model elements consisting of multiple fibres or strands procedurally. Based on visual programming, TDs can use Autodesk Bifrost for Maya to build and customise…
August 01, 2019
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V-Ray for Houdini Controls Looks and Procedural FX for Ingenuity Studios

V-Ray for Houdini Controls Looks and Procedural FX for Ingenuity Studios Encroaching ice effects on practical glass. Artists using Houdini procedural 3D CG software can now assemble their scenes in Houdini’s procedural environment and use V-Ray for Houdini,…
July 29, 2019
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ILM Sydney Head Luke Hetherington to Speak at AEAF

Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) is opening a new studio in Sydney creating opportunities for local talent to join ILM’s team. The new studio’s first film will be ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’.
July 25, 2019
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Autodesk Flame Continues AI Integration for Colour, Finishing and VFX

Autodesk Flame Continues AI Integration for Colour, Finishing and VFX Semantic keyer for sky extraction The Autodesk Flame Family 2020.1 update continues to extend the machine learning-powered tools developed for Flame 2020. These include the Z Depth Map…
July 23, 2019
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Nvizible and Nvizage Join Talents as Nviz and Welcome New Artists

Nvizible and Nvizage Join Talents as Nviz and Welcome New Artists ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Visual effects studio Nvizible and previsualisation company Nvizage, both located in London, have rebranded together under the new name Nviz. The companies have…
July 03, 2019
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AEAF Awards Set to Sparkle in Sydney on 16 August

AEAF Awards Set to Sparkle in Sydney on 16 August AEAF Awards have experienced their largest ever number of entries since starting out 22 years ago. While technical expertise, artistry and storytelling are evident in every category, extreme creativity shines…
June 24, 2019
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Red Giant VFX Suite Extends After Effects for Composites and Motion Graphics

Red Giant VFX Suite Extends After Effects for Composites and Motion Graphics Optical Glow The new Red Giant VFX Suite is a set of nine keying, tracking, cleanup and visual effects compositing tools available as plugins to use inside Adobe After Effects for…
June 21, 2019
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Corona Renderer 4 for Cinema 4D Updates Caustics and Interactive Rendering

Corona Renderer 4 for Cinema 4D Updates Caustics and Interactive Rendering Chaos Czech has updated the Corona Renderer to version 4 for Cinema 4D, further to its recent update to Corona for 3ds Max. Although the main change is the addition of caustics to…
June 13, 2019
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Chaos Czech Builds Instant Caustics into Corona Renderer 4 for 3ds Max

Chaos Czech Builds Instant Caustics into Corona Renderer 4 for 3ds Max Corona Renderer 4 for Autodesk 3ds Max with Caustics. Chaos Czech has developed a simple, effective approach to caustics, an important element of realism, for Corona Renderer 4 for…
June 05, 2019
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V-Ray for Unreal Supports Native Materials for Real-time Raytracing

V-Ray for Unreal Supports Native Materials for Real-time Raytracing Chaos Group’s V-Ray for Unreal Update 1 adds new support for native Unreal materials, which means designers can now ray trace all parts of their scene from within their existing Unreal…
May 25, 2019
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RSP’s Dynamic Duo to Speak on ‘Captain Marvel’ VFX at AEAF

RSP’s Dynamic Duo to Speak on ‘Captain Marvel’ VFX at AEAF Malte Sarnes, Visual Effects Supervisor and Alexandra Daunt Watney, Senior Producer from Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) are coming to speak at AEAF about their work on 'Captain Marvel', a movie with the…
May 16, 2019
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DNEG ReDefines VFX Services for Expanding International Markets

DNEG ReDefines VFX Services for Expanding International Markets Brahmastra DNEG visual effects, animation and stereo conversion company has launched ReDefine, a new studio devoted to bridging the gap between east and west for creative services for film and…
May 14, 2019
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Substance Engine v7 Adds Control and Consistency to Material Pipelines

Substance Engine v7 Adds Control and Consistency to Material Pipelines Height Extrude renders 3D depth from a grayscale height map The new Substance Engine v7 in Substance Designer has changed and simplified the material creation process by processing both…
May 09, 2019
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KeyShot KeyVR Brings New and Future Designs to Life for Developers

KeyShot KeyVR Brings New and Future Designs to Life for Developers Users of KeyShot, the real-time ray tracing and global illumination software for 3D rendering and animation, can now create immersive, fully interactive virtual reality experiences quickly,…
April 30, 2019
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Clarisse iFX Integrates NVIDIA RTX Acceleration for Real-time Interactivity

Clarisse iFX Integrates NVIDIA RTX Acceleration for Real-time Interactivity Clarisse iFX 4.0 SP2, the most recent update for 3D computer graphics software Isotropix Clarisse iFX, supports interactive NVIDIA RTX ray tracing in Clarisse’s 3D viewport at game…
April 28, 2019
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Substance Painter Refines Dynamic Brushes, Material Blending and Sculpting

Substance Painter Refines Dynamic Brushes, Material Blending and Sculpting Image: Vytautas Katarzis The first Substance Painter update of 2019 uses dynamic painting, material blending and real-time sculpting to help users speed up their work, while keeping…
April 09, 2019
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NAB 2019 - Maxon Acquires Redshift Rendering Technologies

Maxon Acquires Redshift Rendering Technologies MAXON has acquired Redshift Rendering Technologies Inc, developers of the Redshift rendering engine. Redshift is a GPU-accelerated, biased renderer with a wide set of tools that makes rendering complex 3D…
April 07, 2019
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NAB 2019 - Autodesk Flame 2020 Accelerates VFX Workflows with Machine Learning

NAB 2019 - Autodesk Flame 2020 Accelerates VFX Workflows with Machine Learning Computer vision has developed to the point that, by processing and analysing images, computer programs can be used to extract 3D data from digital imagery, especially when modern…