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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.

Short Films Headline News

3D Miyazaki Tribute Made with Open-Source Software

French 3D artist dono employs open-source 3D creation suite Blender, Photoshop alternative GIMP, 3D renderer Octane and free compositing software Natron to create stunning 3D backgrounds from legendary animator Hayao Miyazaki’s beloved classic films.

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Xsens Boosts ‘The Inheritance’ Real-Time Live! Performance at SIGGRAPH 2015

Innovative visual sculpture piece to be shown for first time in the U.S. at SIGGRAPH 2015 alongside presentations from Autodesk, Dynamixyz, Morph3d and Unity.

ftrack Headline News

Lexhag Creates VFX for BBC Period Drama ‘Poldark’

London-based VFX house uses a mix of LIDAR scan technology, full-CG ship elements and the organizational capacity of ftrack production tracking and management software to deliver visual effects for the BBC’s period drama ‘Poldark.’

Nickelodeon Animation Studios Headline News

Nickelodeon to Debut ‘Shimmer and Shine’ August 24

Nickelodeon takes preschoolers on a magical genie adventure with animated preschool series ‘Shimmer and Shine,’ created by ‘Dora the Explorer’ production supervisor Farnaz Esnaashari-Charmatz.

Leftchannel Headline News

leftchannel Adds Character to ‘Brussels + Muscles’ Wellness Spots

Working with agency Karsh Hagan, award-winning design studio animates ‘Brussels + Muscles’ campaign for the University Of Colorado Health and Welfare Plan initiative.

Music Videos Headline News

Edit 1 Creates New Music Video for Electropop Songstress BECA

NYC-based previs studio stretches creative boundaries with ‘Bayonet’ music video tapping company’s strengths in motion capture, 3D animation, visual effects, editorial, and more.

Licensing Headline News

LIMA Releases Global Licensing Industry Survey Results

Report delivers detailed breakdowns of the $241.5 billion industry by property type, product category and geography; Extensive analysis reveals rapid growth in e-commerce, significant increase in products predominantly purchased and distributed digitally, and expected surge in Asia-Pacific region.

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