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The Foundry Delivers Increased Performance and Efficiency with NUKE 10

NUKE 10 offers key new updates across NUKE, NUKEX and NUKE STUDIO, improving performance in Roto Paint, Vector Blur, timeline manipulation and transcoding, while NVIDIA multi-GPU support speeds up processing time for GPU-accelerated nodes.

virtual production Headline News

Lytro Cinema Brings Revolutionary Light Field Technology to Film and TV Production

World’s first light field solution for cinema allows breakthrough creative capabilities and unparalleled flexibility on set and in post-production; first Virtual Reality short produced with Robert Stromberg, DGA and David Stump, ASC set to premiere at NAB on April 19.

Illumination Entertainment Headline News

The Cat is Out of the Bag in New Trailer for Illumination’s ‘Secret Life of Pets’

New, full-length trailer unveils plot details for the forthcoming CG-animated comedy from Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures starring comedy superstars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart.

Rainmaker Entertainment Headline News

Rainmaker Appoints Gregory R. Little Sr. VP, Content

Animation studio behind ‘Ratchet & Clank’ feature appoints veteran content executive to the newly-created position overseeing creative development, content strategy and sales.

Commercials Headline News

Click 3X Adds Animator Hayley Morris to Directorial Roster

Commercial director brings focus on traditional animation techniques to tell stories that unfold through layered textures, hand-crafted details and inventive storytelling.

previsualization Headline News

SolidAnim Introduces SolidTrack Unity at NAB 2016

New version of markerless camera tracking and previs/animation solution for real-time visual effects & on-set visualization now includes the Unity game engine for rendering.

call for entries Headline News

One Month Left to Submit to the Ottawa International Animation Festival

Free to enter, OIAF is accepting submissions of animated shorts for this year’s competition through May 15 with DVDs and submission URLs due May 29.

Technology Headline News

OTOY Announces Availability of OctaneRender 3 & OctaneRender Cloud

Cloud graphics company unveils massive update to its OctaneRender GPU rendering software ecosystem and a detailed roadmap for integration of OTOY’s advanced real-time path tracing engine Brigade.

Commercials Headline News

Not To Scale Adds Mate Steinforth to Directorial Roster

Internationally recognized director has created interactive films for Nike, interstitials for MTV, and a dystopian interactive VR music video for electronic artists MODERAT.

Events Headline News

USC’S School of Cinematic Arts Presenting Annual First Frame Showcase

Event featuring the latest achievements from students and alumni in the John C. Hench Division of Animation and Digital Arts will take place on Friday, April 15 at the DGA Theater.

Paramount Pictures Headline News

Half-Shell Heroes Hail Halloween in ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2’ Trailer

New trailer for Paramount’s ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows’ depicts the Turtles yearning to leave the sewers and fit into the human world.

Google Spotlight Stories Headline News

Patrick Osborne’s ‘Pearl’ to Premiere at Tribeca

Interactive animated short from Oscar-winning director of ‘Feast’ is set to have its world premiere as part of the ‘Rock and a Hard Place’ shorts program at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Festivals Headline News

Northwest Animation Festival Announces 2016 Program

Screenings include ‘If I Was God’ by Cordell Barker, ‘Doomed’ by Guillermo García Carsí, ‘Mynarski Death Plummet’ by Matthew Rankin, ‘Choban’ by Matija Pisačić, and ‘Hoof It’ by Seth Boyden.

Studio 100 Media Headline News

Studio 100’s ‘Heidi’ Headed to Scandinavia

Studio 100 Media secures Home Entertainment and VOD deal with Svensk Filmindustri in Nordic countries Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden and Norway for the company’s revived CG-animated series ‘Heidi.’

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