VFX Developments

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Autodesk Bifrost 2.1 for Maya Visualises Geometric Queries

Raycasting visualised using arrows Version 2.1 of Bifrost for Maya makes it possible to build compounds using rapid point-cloud queries, nearest-neighbour searches and raycasting. The user interface for setting datatypes on nodes has been improved to make…
July 27, 2020
Future group pixotope 1 3b
VFX Editor

Future Group Pixotope 1.3 Refines Object Tracking and Lights for MR Scenes

Pixotope, the live photo-realistic virtual production system from The Future Group, now runs on version 1.3 software, updated to help creators improve interactions between their virtual environments and the real-world elements. Pixotope forms the central…
July 25, 2020
Blackmagic fusion looks kill4
VFX Editor

Fusion Studio Rescues ‘Looks That Kill’ at Flying Turtle Post

Flying Turtle Post in New York produced visual effects for ‘Looks That Kill’, a romantic comedy made for OTT streaming with a dark sense of humour about Max Richards, a teenager born with a medical condition that makes him lethally attractive. His life…
July 22, 2020
Foundry Nuke indie2
VFX Editor

Foundry Nuke 12.2 Reads USD Data and Goes Solo with Nuke Indie

Nuke 12.2 builds on updates in Nuke 12 so far, and adds a new product to the Nuke software series for compositors. Named Nuke Indie, the new software is a functionally restricted version of Nuke Studio that independent artists can use on commercial projects,…
July 17, 2020
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VFX Sean Young

Meet the Expert VFX and Animation Storytellers at AEAF

AEAF’s virtual event is taking place in just under one month. The Speaker Program line-up has grown to cover topics ranging from VFX and animation in TV shows and movies to learning how to wrap your pipeline around USD on a student budget. We are now also…
July 13, 2020
Houdini viewport fog
VFX Editor

Houdini 18 Develops New Mesh, Deformation and Render Effects

Viewport fog effects Under Houdini's daily build program, functionality under development for the next major release can become candidates for backporting, the process of taking parts from a newer version of a software system and porting them to an older…
July 06, 2020
AEAF Rodeo aeronauts
VFX Sean Young

Top Level Feature Films Are Ready to Roll at AEAF Awards

Rodeo FX, 'The Aeronauts' AEAF Awards’ Feature Film categories, VFX and Animation, have received the most varied lineup of entries yet. It is also very big. Everyone devoted to filmmaking – artists, animators, producers and directors – is invited to tune in…
June 20, 2020
Foundry katana NME1
VFX Editor

Katana 3.6 Updates Material Editing, Ships with 3Delight NSI 2.0

Katana 3.6 Updates Material Editing, Ships with 3Delight NSI 2.0 Image by Owen Frankland, Katana Senior OA, robot from Aaron Sims Creative Foundry Katana version 3.6 updates the application’s UI and workflow for artists, with snapping functionality that thst…
June 19, 2020
V Ray Work Seamlessly
VFX Editor

V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max Moves into Post-Render Compositing and Lighting

V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max Moves into Post-Render Compositing and Lighting Chaos Group V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max now extends its rendering functions to other stages of the visualisation process. Artists and designers can now composite renders, enhance materials and…
June 15, 2020
Fin COSMOS
VFX Sean Young

AEAF Awards Gather Momentum with Projects from Unstoppable Artists

AEAF Awards Gather Momentum with Projects from Unstoppable Artists There’s still time to enter AEAF Awards – but not much. Visit the ENTRY FORM page, get your projects organised and contact us if you have questions. To fuel your ambition, check the project…
May 26, 2020
AWS the Molecule Billions
VFX Editor

The Molecule’s VFX Artists Stay Connected with AWS Virtual Workstations

The Molecule’s VFX Artists Stay Connected with AWS Virtual Workstations Billions VFX studio The Molecule operates on both coasts of the USA, opening first at their headquarters in New York in 2005 and then at a second facility in Los Angeles. Recent work…
May 18, 2020
RSP gravity
VFX Editor

Rising Sun Pictures Celebrates its 25th Year

Rising Sun Pictures Celebrates its 25th Year Gravity Visual effects studio Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) has reached its 25th year, after producing work for more than 150 motion pictures and television series, including some of the most popular and…
May 11, 2020
Framestore Graham anna mark
VFX Editor

Framestore Film Expands VFX and Business Teams with New Hires

Framestore Film Expands VFX and Business Teams with New Hires Framestore has made three key hires across its film division – VFX supervisor Graham Page and Head of FX Mark Hodgkins from DNEG, and Head of Business Development Anna Ford. Graham Page joins…
May 03, 2020
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VFX Editor

Method Studios Takes AWS Cloud Rendering to the Next Level

Method Studios Takes AWS Cloud Rendering to the Next Level Visual effects company Method Studios works on content for all screen types - feature films for cinemas, television content and commercials for home or mobile screens, title designs and others. At its…
April 27, 2020
Framestore Pre production
VFX Editor

Framestore Pre-production Services Announces Creative Team

Framestore Pre-production Services Announces Creative Team Framestore Pre-production Services has pulled together a new creative team of supervisors to work exclusively across previs, techvis, postvis and virtual production. Creative Director and Senior…
April 22, 2020
Cinema4D S22 uv
VFX Editor

Cinema 4D S22 Automates UV Unwrap, Tunes Viewport and Pipelines

Cinema 4D S22 Automates UV Unwrap, Tunes Viewport and Pipelines UV Auto Unwrapping The new version of Maxon Cinema 4D is a subscription-only release that gives subscription customers early access to the next series of updates. These include UV unwrapping and…
April 20, 2020
AUtodesk flame 2021 effects explorer
VFX Editor

Flame 2021 Adds Physical Defocus, Facial Keying, HDR Mastering

Flame 2021 Adds Physical Defocus, Facial Keying, HDR Mastering Autodesk Flame 2021 has new tools for human face segmentation driven by machine learning, and finishing tools for streaming services with new functionality for Dolby Vision HDR authoring and…
April 14, 2020
Ziva Frog Ludwig Ek
VFX Editor

Ziva VFX Academic Licenses Are Now Free

Ziva VFX character simulation software from Ziva Dynamics is now free for students and educators to give students the chance to learn physics-based character creation while studying.
April 06, 2020
Golaem Scattering
VFX Editor

Golaem 7.3 Characters Step Beyond Crowds with USD, Scattering and Fur

Golaem 7.3 Characters Step Beyond Crowds with USD, Scattering and Fur Scattering tool Golaem characters are extending their usefulness beyond crowd simulations to become a cross-pipeline data format for animated characters of all types such as cars, trees and…
March 26, 2020
Autodesk 3dsmax pbr metal rough
VFX Editor

3ds Max 2021 Adds PBR and Texture Workflows, Python 3 Integration

3ds Max 2021 Adds PBR and Texture Workflows, Python 3 Integration PBR material - metallic roughness Autodesk 3ds Max 2021 has a fully scriptable texture baking workflow and is simpler to install. Viewport configuration and rendering are improved, in…
March 17, 2020
Maxon unity Cineware by Maxon2a
VFX Editor

Cineware by Maxon Plug-in Integrates Cinema4D Assets into Unity

Cineware by Maxon Plug-in Integrates Cinema4D Assets into Unity Maxon is now a Unity Technologies Verified Solutions Partner and is distributing a plug-in for Unity called Cineware by Maxon. Developers and creative teams can use the new plug-in to integrate…
March 16, 2020
Keentools facebuilder
VFX Editor

KeenTools Builds and Tracks Faces for Nuke and Blender Artists

KeenTools Builds and Tracks Faces for Nuke and Blender Artists KeenTools, a team of software developers based in St Petersburg, started up in 2017 with a straightforward plugin called GeoTracker for Foundry Nuke, designed for object tracking. The software met…
March 11, 2020
Toolchefs atoms unreal
VFX Editor

Toolchefs Integrates Atoms Crowd into Unreal Engine

Toolchefs Integrates Atoms Crowd into Unreal Engine Toolchefs software developers has released a free open beta of Atoms Unreal, a new plugin integrating Atoms Crowd into Unreal Engine. The Atoms Unreal plugin is Toolchefs’ first step into the real-time…
March 04, 2020
Ncam Outlander
VFX Editor

Ncam Appoints Robin Shenfield as Chairman

Ncam Appoints Robin Shenfield as Chairman ‘Outlander’ was the first TV programme to use Ncam’s augmented reality platform for live, on-set pre-visualisation. Ncam Technologies has appointed Robin Shenfield as Chairman. Robin is the co-founder and former…
February 27, 2020
ReDefine jewell
VFX Editor

ReDefine Completes Work on ‘Richard Jewell’, Expands to 1,200 Employees

ReDefine Completes Work on ‘Richard Jewell’, Expands to 1,200 Employees ReDefine animation and VFX studio has completed delivery of VFX services for its first major film, ‘Richard Jewell’, at the same time reaching a milestone of 1,200 employees worldwide.…