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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.

Peanuts Headline News

‘It’s Your 50th Christmas, Charlie Brown’ TV Special Set for November

Holiday retrospective hosted by Kristen Bell marks the 50th anniversary of the Emmy-winning 1965 special, ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas.’

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.

virtual reality Headline News

Mirada Creates VR Experience for FX’s ‘The Strain’

Unique virtual reality experience is first to sync six viewers wirelessly and offer real-time vision-distorting effects to heighten suspense.

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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.

Trunk Animation Headline News

Trunk Animation’s Alasdair + Jock Helps David Gilmour ‘Rattle That Lock’

Trunk Animation directorial duo teams with Hipgnosis to create an animated video for David Gilmour’s ‘Rattle That Lock’ based on Gustave Doré’s mid-19th century illustrations for John Milton’s epic poem, ‘Paradise Lost.’

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SIGGRAPH 2015: 2nd Annual Birds of a Feather for Freelance Survivors

Second annual SIGGRAPH Birds of a Feather for Freelance Survivors to feature a panel of experts addressing issues relevant to successfully navigating a career as a freelancer.