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VFX Developments

Foundry Katana

Katana 3.1 Updates 3Delight and Hydra Viewer Performance and Quality

Katana 3.1 Updates 3Delight and Hydra Viewer Performance and Quality Recent updates in Foundry Katana 3.1 development and lighting software include improved 3D scene processing performance, reducing the time required for multi-threaded renderer plug-ins to…
December 01, 2018
RealFlow 3ds Max catalysee
VFX Editor

Realflow's New Plug-in Integrates Fluid Simulation into 3ds Max

Realflow's New Plug-in Integrates Fluid Simulation into 3ds Max RealFlow| 3ds Max is a new plug-in that integrates fluid simulation and related fluid tools, built on RealFlow's Multi-physics Dyverso solver, directly into Autodesk 3ds Max. Now 3ds Max users…
November 21, 2018
Substance Painter Power
VFX Editor

Substance Painter Updates Texturing Engine, Shaders and UX/UI

Substance Painter Updates Texturing Engine, Shaders and UX/UI Allegorithmic Substance Painter’s third update of 2018 completely overhauls its texturing engine, intending to improve performance and simultaneously lower the hardware requirements for…
November 10, 2018
VRay for unreal
VFX Editor

V-Ray for Unreal Creates Immersive Experiences from V-Ray Scenes

V-Ray for Unreal Creates Immersive Experiences from V-Ray Scenes V-Ray for Unreal is a fast way for architecture, automotive and visual effects users to create immersive experiences from V-Ray content. With V-Ray for Unreal, artists and designers can bring…
November 06, 2018
Sapphire 2019 PixelSort
VFX Editor

Sapphire 2019 Adds Tools for Original FX and CPU/GPU Acceleration

Sapphire 2019 Adds Tools for Original FX and CPU/GPU Acceleration PixelSort Sapphire 2019 suite of visual effects plug-ins from Boris FX includes a major upgrade for LensFlare and Flare Designer, a new PixelSort digital glitch art effect and WhipLash…
November 03, 2018
Corona C4D Beta2 ZHadid Slashcube
VFX Editor

Chaos Group Gets Behind Cinema 4D with Two Dedicated Renderers

Chaos Group Gets Behind Cinema 4D with Two Dedicated Renderers Zaha Hadid/Slashcube, Corona for Cinema 4D Chaos Group plans to officially support two specialised renderers for MAXON Cinema 4D 3D content creation software - V-Ray for Cinema 4D and Corona for…
October 28, 2018
Vray maya next toon3
VFX Editor

V-Ray Next for Maya Develops Scene Intelligence, Faster Interactivity

V-Ray Next for Maya Develops Scene Intelligence, Faster Interactivity Toon Shader V-Ray Next for Maya is a new version of the V-Ray renderer that applies scene intelligence to Maya production workflows for VFX and animation projects. As well as speeding up…
October 24, 2018
AcademySoftwareProject odvb4
VFX Editor

Academy Software Foundation Welcomes New Members, Adopts OpenVDB Project

Academy Software Foundation Welcomes New Members, Adopts OpenVDB Project Sony Pictures Entertainment/Sony Pictures Imageworks, Warner Bros., Blender Foundation and Visual Effects Society (VES) have joined as members of the Academy Software Foundation (ASWF,)…
October 17, 2018
AWS thikbox milk
VFX Editor

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
Cinesite Avengers Infinity War1
VFX Editor

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
Autodesk 3ds max 2019 2b
VFX Editor

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
Encore supergirl
VFX Editor

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
Chaos vray houdini primitives
VFX Editor

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
Chaos Lavina
VFX Editor

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
Nvidia quadro turing project sol
VFX Editor

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
Cinesite Trixter JimButton
VFX Editor

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
Ziva 1 4 Lion muscle
VFX Editor

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
Substance Designer Summer fungus
VFX Editor

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
Method Atomic Fiction marwen
VFX Editor

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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VFX Sean Young

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
Curo Breakdown Shot
VFX Editor

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
Framestore Maston gog
VFX Editor

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
Foundry Nuke 11 2
VFX Editor

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
RSP Projects
VFX Editor

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
John dietz1
VFX Sean Young

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…