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SHVR Teams with HTC Vive for First-Ever Shanghai VR Jam

Pioneering VR group teams with HTC Vive -- an as-yet-unreleased virtual reality head-mounted display being developed in co-production between HTC and Valve Corporation -- to mount the first-ever VR jam in Shanghai.

nvidia Headline News

Pixar Licenses NVIDIA Technology for Accelerating Film Production

Pixar Animation Studios licenses a suite of image rendering NVIDIA technologies to accelerate production of the studio’s computer-animated feature films and short film content.

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On the Show Floor: Preview New Tools & Technology at SIGGRAPH 2015

Check out the offerings from technology developers at SIGGRAPH 2015, including product demonstrations, Exhibitor Tech Talks & Sessions and User Group meetings taking place throughout the show.

Disney Headline News

Disney Launches ‘Descendants’ Short-Form Series

Animated short-form series executive-produced by ‘The Pirate Fairy’ producer Jennifer Magee-Cook and Aliki Grafft set in the fantastical world of Auradon and Isle of the Lost, is set to premiere September 18.

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Isotropix to Showcase Clarisse iFX 2.0 at SIGGRAPH 2015

Isotropix teams with Fabric Software on a full schedule of presentations and events for SIGGRAPH 2015 to showcase the latest developments and new features in the company’s next-gen look development, lighting and rendering tool.

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MPC to Showcase Feature VFX at SIGGRAPH 2015

MPC Film heads to SIGGRAPH 2015 to present crowd, fur, digi-doubles and destruction technology, presenting the company’s visual effects work on movies including ‘Terminator Genisys,’ ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings,’ ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ and ‘Cinderella.’

The Jim Henson Company Headline News

Henson’s ‘Dinosaur Train’ Travels to Boomerang Latin America

Produced by The Jim Henson Company and co-produced with Singapore-based Sparky Animation, ‘Dinosaur Train’ has been licensed in over 200 territories across the globe.

Blackmagic Design Headline News

Prime Focus World Scales New Heights in Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’

Prime Focus World’s senior stereo supervisor Richard Baker reveals how the team worked with miniature scale in Marvel’s latest superhero blockbuster “Ant-Man,’ starring Paul Rudd.

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OptiTrack VR Tracking Powers Interactive 3D Mural at SIGGRAPH 2015

‘Holojam’ virtual reality experience enables participants to collaborate on sculptural artwork in virtual space.

Dreamworks Animation Headline News

DreamWorks Animation Reports Second Quarter Losses of $38.6M

DWA head Jeffrey Katzenberg calls the studio’s second quarter financial results “solid,” bolstered by the theatrical release of ‘Home’ and expansion of the company’s television and new media businesses.

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I Got Your Voxels Right Here: The Updated Digital Characters of ‘Pixels’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 5:52pm

Sony Imageworks VFX supervisor Dan Kramer helps bring iconic low-res 1980s arcade game characters into the CG world of 2015 in the new Adam Sandler film.

Splash Entertainment Headline News

WATCH: Lionsgate Unveils New ‘Norm of the North’ Trailer

Directed by Trevor Wall for Splash Entertainment, ‘Norm of the North’ features a voice cast including featuring Rob Schneider, Heather Graham, Ken Jeong, Gabriel Iglesias, Loretta Devine, Michael McElhatton, Colm Meaney and Bill Nighy.

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Pixar Launching RenderMan Art & Science Fair at SIGGRAPH 2015

Pixar’s RenderMan Art & Science Fair to highlight latest updates on RenderMan’s connectivity to Blender, Cinema4D, Houdini, Katana and Maya, Pixar’s support of open interchange standards, a preview of metered licensing technology, new cloud features in Tractor, and more.

Autodesk Headline News

Autodesk Launches Stingray Game Engine at GDC Europe 2015

Built on the Bitsquid engine, Stingray is a new platform for making 3D games with support for a host of industry-standard game development workflows and connectivity to Autodesk 3D animation tools.