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Pixar Animation Studios Headline News

Pixar, DreamWorks Release OpenSubdiv Version 3.0

New release of popular subdivision surface library brings improved performance and reduced memory consumption, while continuing to leverage the massive parallelism available on modern GPU and CPU architectures.

Blackmagic Design Headline News

Blackmagic Design Delivers Professional Results for Summer Blockbusters

Blackmagic digital film cameras were used to shoot scenes and stunt work in ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ and ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ while Fusion Studio was used for compositing and to help create action sequences for ‘Spy’ and ‘Barely Lethal.’

Bazillion Pictures Headline News

Bazillion Wins Gold National ADDY for Projection Mapping Spectacle

Multi-award winning animation and visual effects studio wins Gold National ADDY for 3D-animated architectural projection mapped video, ‘The Monument Comes Alive, celebrating Union Station Kansas City’s Centennial.

Blackmagic Design Headline News

Flash Film Works Employs Fusion Studio for Fox’s ‘Spy’

Hollywood-based VFX house Flash Film Works relies on Fusion Studio from Blackmagic Design for compositing work on car chases, helicopter stunts and intricate fight scenes for 20th Century Fox’s ‘Spy.’

Festivals Headline News

Trojan Horse Was A Unicorn Announces New Speakers, Meet-Ups, and THU TV

Unique, annual five-day festival for digital artists running September 15-19 announces a fresh line-up of 31 renowned speakers, regional meet-ups, and THU TV.

Chaos Group Headline News

Chaos Group’s New V-Ray 3.2 for 3ds Max is Virtual Reality-Ready

Free update with Autodesk 3ds Max 2016 compatibility adds VR rendering capabilities and multiple V-Ray RT GPU enhancements including improved volume rendering, distributed rendering, and global illumination.

Blackmagic Design Headline News

Company 3 Leverages DaVinci Resolve for ‘Tomorrowland’

Leading DI house colorist Stephen Nakamura employs Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve for D-Cinema and Dolby Vision color grades for director Brad Bird’s sci-fi adventure ‘Tomorrowland.’

ftrack Headline News

VFX Awesomeness of ‘Kung Fury’ Relies on ftrack

Swedish VFX and animation studio Fido creates hundreds of 80s-tinged VFX shots with everything from green screen compositing to characters riding atop a Tyrannosaurus Rex for David Sandberg’s ‘Kung Fury.’

Uncanny Valley Headline News

Digital Human League Releases First Batch of Data for Digital Emily 2

First unveiled at FMX 2015 by Chaos Group’s Christopher Nichols, Digital Emily 2 is now available to everyone as a free download for any non-commercial use.

Smith Micro Software Headline News

Smith Micro Announces Anime Studio 11

Latest Anime Studio release streamlines animation production for studios and professionals with frame-by-frame design and raster-like characteristics with natural freehand drawing and painting for more life-like results.

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