At the 39th SIGGRAPH conference in LA this week it was all about improving the virtual production workflow.
Smith Micro Software Productivity and Graphics Group previewed the fourth edition of Poser’s most popular 3D figure, Miki and will unveil Tyler GND, the first male GND (Girl/Guy Next Door) from Poser artist Blackhearted, at the SIGGRAPH 2012 conference in Los Angeles, Calif.
Legend3D, the largest provider of 2D-to-3D media content conversions, has standardized on EMC Isilon scale-out storage for all of its visual entertainment assets.
NewTek announced the creation of the LightWave 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., based in Burbank, CA.
Adobe powers “Krishna aur Kans,” India’s first stereoscopic 3D animated feature film Set for release on August 3, 2012.
Faceware Technologies announced that it is rolling out its Educational Program to educational institutions around the world.
Digital effects supervisor David Smith describes the arduous task of building the stunning humanoid villain, the Lizard.
Animation supervisor Dave Schaub describes the challenges animating Spider-Man’s latest nemesis, the Lizard.
Ingenuity Engine completed extensive work on the 3D music video for “Wide Awake,” which was written for the 3D “Katy Perry: Part of Me” film.
Spain’s Neptuno Films has signed a raft of deals for “Rupert and Sam,” a co-production with TV3 (Televisió de Catalunya), IB3 and 3D Videographics.
The producer of Seth MacFarlane’s new hit film talks about blending motion-capture, CG and improvisational comedy.
Summer blues bring on a softer mood. This week: "Bubble" (Elliot Dear), "TELEPHONEME" (MK12), "Cherry Blossom Elephant in Forest" (Young-jun Kim/Earth Design Works), "Blue Whale" (Sivan Kidron), "Kali le petit Vampire" (Regina Pessoa)
New on-demand cloud rendering service from RevUp Render takes advantage of distributed rendering in V-Ray 2.0 software.
Brave is a ravishing film full of humor, action, and stunning imagery. This movie is the first Pixar film with a girl as the main character. The film is a feast for the eyes, especially the scenes of Merida in the woods with the cryptic blue wisps.
Artist-driven visual effects/3D animation studio Clockwork VFX created a cinematic ad and five humorous web videos to help introduce Hasbro’s new Star Wars Fighter Pods toy line.
Pixar has released four slightly (and I mean, ever so slightly) different versions of the first Monsters University trailer, which has a June 21, 2013 U.S. release date.
The Friday Five returns with falls, surreal trips, and strange transformations. This week: "Metamorphosis" (BUCK), "38-39°C" (Kangmin Kim), "The Fox" (WINTR), "Black Sun" (Kagemu), "Junkyard" (Hisko Hulsing)
Overall, Brave is an entertaining and even groundbreaking piece of work, both for its gutsy heroine and Pixar’s new ‘Presto’ animation system, responsible for Merida’s fiery red flowing locks.