Category: CG

Headline News New SIGGRAPH 2010 Submission Deadline for Live Real-Time Demos

Over the last many years, the role and impact of interactive and real-time graphics have grown substantially to affect SIGGRAPH attendees from film production to academia.

Headline News Kroyer Hosts Acting in the Digital Age at Academy Tomorrow

Short Films and Feature Animation Branch governor Bill Kroyer will lead an evening focused on two Oscar-winning films – “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” (2008) and “Avatar” (2009) – to demonstrate how innovations in performance-capture technology, digital doubles, digital makeup, photorealism and image manipulation are affecting actors.

Headline News Gobelins Offers Summer Character Animation Course

GOBELINS is organizing for the fifth time an international summer school to enable students and professionals from around the world to gain a better understanding of what makes for successful character animation.

Headline News Moomins Gets Three More Stars

It was announced today that Academy Award nominee Max von Sydow (“Robin Hood”, “Shutter Island”, “Minority Report”), Mads Mikkelsen (“Clash of the Titans”, “Casino Royale”) and Helena Mattsson (“Iron Man 2”, “Surrogates”) have joined the voice cast for the 3D animated family feature MOOMINS AND THE COMET CHASE.

Headline News Kick-Ass Slips by Dragons at Box Office

When the final weekend box office numbers came in late Monday, KICK-ASS emerged from the smoke as the winner, changing early news that HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON had returned to the top spot in its fourth week in theaters.

Headline News Digital-Tutors Announces Comprehensive Guide to Learning Autodesk Maya 2011

Digital-Tutors, an Autodesk Authorized Publisher and provider of the largest online computer graphics training library, today announced 'Introduction to Maya 2011' - the first solution-based course for emerging digital artists using Autodesk Maya 2011, the latest version of the modeling, animation, rendering and compositing software created by Autodesk, a world leader in 2D and 3D, engineering and entertainment software.

Headline News ID Firm Taps modo for Visualization of World's Fastest Jogger

As the cost of product development and prototyping increases, pre-design visualization is becoming paramount to industrial designers. phil&teds , a manufacturer of stylish, adaptable children's products for active parents, is always looking for the best digital tools to help the company visualize and communicate their creative vision.

Blogs Reading Between The Lines: Select Words, Vivid Interpretations & The Online Community Unite In Philips' Campaign

Philips and ad agency DDB approached RSA Films to commission five films under the banner Parallel Lines. 45 RSA Directors submitted concepts surrounding a single script supplied by the agency. From those, five diverse concepts were chosen for production; the result is a testament to both directorial interpretation and social media promotion.

Headline News Autodesk Announces 2011 Versions of Flame, Flare, Smoke and Lustre

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 10:04am

Autodesk has announced the 2011 releases of its creative finishing products for visual effects, editorial finishing and color grading: Autodesk Flame, Autodesk Flare, Autodesk Flint, Autodesk Smoke and Autodesk Lustre.

Headline News Autodesk Ships PixelActive's CityScape with 3ds Max and 3ds Max Design 2011 Software

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 9:58am

Autodesk Inc. has announced that a modified version of PixelActive's CityScape 1.8 will be shipped with Autodesk 3ds Max 2011 and Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2011 software, to provide users with rapid urban development capabilities within a more intuitive user interface.

Headline News BOXX Debuts Rendering Solutions and Workstations at NAB 2010

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 9:50am

BOXX Technologies, a leader in dedicated rendering and high-performance computing systems for visual effects, post production, product design, and advanced visualization, announced that they will feature renderBOXX and ROW (RenderFarm on Wheels) rendering systems, as well as the demonstration debut of the upcoming BOXXpro desk side rendering module, at NAB 2010.

Headline News TEAK and BSSP Take on 'Priceline Negotiator'

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 9:41am

TEAK VFX Artist Mark Everson, working with @radical.media Director Steve Miller via Butler, Shine, Stern and Partners, handled the post and FX for the latest in Priceline's well-regarded faux-superhero Priceline Negotiator campaign.

Headline News 'The New Adventures of Peter Pan' Coming to TV in 3D

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 10:00am

As reported on CGTantra, DQ Entertainment, a global animation, gaming and live action entertainment production and distribution company announced a deal to make 26 half hour episodes of The New Adventures of Peter Pan in animated 3D.

Blogs $500 Just Doesn’t Buy Much VFX These Days

A friend of mine once showed me a little blue book he owned that contained the hand-written visual effects budget for a film his grandfather made in the 1930’s. . The overall budget for the particular film that he showed me was under five hundred dollars all in. If grandpa could only see us now.

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