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The First International Zhengzhou Animation Forum and Trade Fair kicks off with huge animation facility visit

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at 10:30am

The First International Zhengzhou Animation Forum and Trade Fair in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China, brought together provincial officials and 50 foreign visitors from the US, Europe and Asia.

Focus Headline News

Prime Focus Software Seeking Beta Testers for Deadline 4.0

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 8:21am

Prime Focus Software, the R&D arm of Prime Focus VFX, is actively recruiting visual effects facilities to participate in the Beta Testing program for Deadline 4.0.

Visual Headline News

Allan McKay Announces Creature FX - Volume 1

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 8:15am

Today Allan McKay announces a new 3D Studio Max Training Series Creature FX, aimed for FX animators and Technical Directors involved in Feature Film Visual FX, Game Development & TV Post Production to expand their knowledge of CGI, especially in the area of visual effects.

Production Headline News

Virtual Production Committee Launched

By Matt Kapko | Monday, October 26, 2009 at 10:20am

Having finished the successful Previs Committee, which spawned the new Previsualization Society, the ASC, ADG, VES and Previsualization Society will now embark on a new committee devoted to virtual production: an industry-wide working body that will explore how live-on-stage computer graphics will change future movie production.

Point Headline News

Digital-Tutors Releases Five New Video Training Titles

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 5:19am

Digital-Tutors, an award-winning provider of video-based training for emerging digital artists in the film, television and game industries, today released Version 1.1 of their online leaning library and educational platform.

Headline News

Digital-Tutors Announces New HDR Light Studio Training Series

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 5:16am

Recognized as one of the most innovative video-based training solutions in the computer graphics industry, Digital-Tutors, the first training provider for Lightmap Ltd, today proudly introduced 'Getting Started with HDR Light Studio,' the first title in a new series of training for the software independent package HDR Light Studio, as well as four self-paced courses including 'Creating Next-Gen Game Assets in Softimage,' 'Characterizing Skeletons in MotionBuilder,' 'Multi-channel Compositing in Nuke' and 'Compositing 3D Renders in Fusion.'

Design Headline News

The New School Presents Art & Design Public Programs

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 6:24am

This fall, The New School, including Parsons The New School for Design, the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, and Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts, presents a wide range of programs in the fields of art and design.

Headline News

Cross-Disciplinary Community to Focus on the Development of Previsualization

The Previsualization Society, a non-profit, interdisciplinary organization dedicated to the advancement of previsualization (“previs”), was officially announced today.

Autodesk Headline News

China's Post-Production Training Center Equipped with Autodesk Solutions

Press Release from Autodesk

Shanghai, CHINA, July 28, 2009 -- The Animation Public Technical Service Platform of Shanghai (APTSP) has created China's first post-production training center, to grow high-end animation and post-production public services, train local talent and showcase innovative technology. APTSP offers complete, data-centric workflows that include Autodesk, Inc.'s (NASDAQ: ADSK) Autodesk Flame and Autodesk Inferno visual effects systems, Autodesk Smoke editorial finishing system, and Autodesk Lustre digital color-grading system.

Technology Headline News

Academy's Tech Council Selects Students for 2009 Internship Program

Press Release from The Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Beverly Hills, CA -- The Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has selected four individuals to participate in a summer internship program for students interested in careers in motion picture computer graphics and animation technology.

Animation Headline News

New Luxology modo 401 Training DVD Now Available

Press Release from 3D Garage

Chicago, IL -- July 20, 2009 -- 3D, a top producer of instructional training videos for 3D modeling and digital content creation, announced today Luxology modo 401 Signature Courseware is now available at The DVD, created by Dan Ablan author of the "Official Luxology modo Guide" for modo 201 and modo 301, is a comprehensive instructional video for beginning to intermediate modeling and animation using modo 401.

Studios Headline News

Escape Studios Secures Venture Capital Funding

Press Release from Escape Studios

London, 01 July 2009: Escape Studios, the world's leading school of computer graphics, has secured funding from leading UK Venture Capital Trust, Chrysalis VCT, to accelerate the development of its distance learning services for the computer graphics industries.

Effects Headline News

Escape Studios Offers First Combined Nuke and Maya Training

Press Release from Escape Studios

Escape Studios has moved quickly to offer the industry's first combined Nuke and Maya training course to give any aspiring 3D visual effects artist the "must have" skills to pursue a career in the visual effects industry.