Framestore, The Capture Lab, Bradford University, Lumiscaphe, TechViz and Autodesk to present motion capture techniques for media, entertainment and product design.
Thinkbox Software releases a beta build of Deadline 7 for the highly scalable management of render farms and compute resources.
Themed challenges for users of Adobe After Effects CC and Cinema 4D Lite; winners to receive Cinema 4D Broadcast.
Stereoscopic technology specialist RealD sees a trio of exec departures: COO and general counsel Craig Gatarz and senior VPs Rick Heineman and Jed Harmsen.
MPC’s previs supervisor Duane Floch discusses three different POVs and lots of apes used to create the Colony Attack scene in Matt Reeves’ hit sequel.
Cloud-based production tracking, review, and asset management software for film, TV and games passes a full penetration test by global security auditing firm Bishop Fox.
Graphics technology developer wins backing from the U.K.’s Technology Strategy Board (TSB) to bring its real-time graphics rendering techniques from the gaming world to the big screen.
SIGGRAPH 2014 will offer presentations on more than 15 of the biggest current and upcoming studio productions, including ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ ‘Gravity,’ ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ and ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.’
New app accelerates the creative design process, giving users access to a simple environment where they can develop and share various iterations of 3D objects and scenes.
Go inside the world’s most technologically sophisticated and utterly endearing stop-motion film studio.
Replacing Imagineer System’s mocha AE product, mocha Plus 4 adds new VFX capabilities and expands support to include Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014.
Advanced support for native stereo 3D workflows and Python scripting simplify tracking and rotoscoping on complex VFX projects.
The Third Floor supervisor Eric Carney walks us through the previs on Gareth Edwards’ hit reboot of the Japanese classic.
Tool recreates the fictional Colorado town of South Park in 3D, allowing anyone with an Oculus headset to explore its scrapbook streets, interact with characters and find hidden Easter eggs.
New industry standard platform to improve interoperability and streamline work of VFX software vendors and studios.
Previs supervisor Mark Nelson walks us through almost 18 months of previsualization on Rob Stromberg’s hit film.
SIGGRAPH 2014 announces the 41st annual Computer Animation Festival award recipients for Best in Show, Jury Award, Best Student Project, Best Animated Short, and Best Visual Effects, among others.
New performance heights reached with GPU compute, real-time rendering, and enhanced character tools.
Toon Boom Animation announces the launch of Harmony 11, delivering new leading-edge capabilities related to bitmap drawing and advanced warped drawings, as well as significant timeline, workflow and user interface enhancements.
500 Additional render farm management software licenses to be used on ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,’ ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ and other blockbuster films.
Autodesk to acquire Shotgun Software, creator of cloud-based production management platform for film, television and games industries.
New AMD professional graphics card delivers GPU compute power for future-ready 4K workstation workflows, providing 38X more performance than closest competing product.