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VanCG Headline News

Vancouver VFX Artists Rely on Shotgun for ‘Galactic Battles’ Short

Vancouver-based VanCG meetup group taps Shotgun production management and review software for its latest open-movie live-action/CG project, ‘Galactic Battles.’

Shotgun Software Blogs

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Don Parker

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 23, 2015 at 4:05pm

Don Parker, senior director on Autodesk’s Shotgun team, talks about the software’s use on 300: Rise of an Empire as well as how integrating production technologies impacts a studio’s ability to manage movie production as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

Pixar Animation Studios Headline News

Pixar Releases Free Non-Commercial RenderMan

Featuring Pixar’s new RIS technology, RenderMan is now completely free for use in research, education, evaluation, plug-in development, and personal projects that do not generate commercial profits.

virtual production Blogs

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – David Morin

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 20, 2015 at 4:26pm

David Morin, a driving force at Autodesk in virtual production standards and technology, talks about the growing significance and future role of virtual production technologies in moviemaking as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

Technology Headline News

NVIDIA Unveils Updated Multi-Product Roadmap at GTC 2015

Updates include the new Quadro M6000 GPU with 12 GB of memory and Maxwell GPU architecture, new features and performance in Iray 2015, and an upgraded Quadro Visual Computing Appliance. 

Walt Disney Animation Studios Headline News

The Academy to Host ‘Deconstructing Big Hero 6’ April 23

Special guests to include Disney directors Don Hall and Chris Williams, producer Roy Conli, visual effects supervisor Kyle Odermatt, head of animation Zach Parrish, and director of cinematography lighting Adolph Lusinsky.

Digital-Tutors Headline News

Digital-Tutors Announces Free Training for TurboSquid CheckMate Certification

Digital-Tutors releases three new tutorials for Maya, 3ds Max and CINEMA 4D taught by a former Sony Imageworks artist to help 3D artists get CheckMate certified for TurboSquid's online store.

Gravity Blogs

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Max Solomon

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 9:13am

As part of AWN’s Professional Spotlight series -- a series of exclusive video interviews shot during FMX 2014 – Max Solomon, an animation supervisor at Framestore, talks about the animation, previs and onset virtual technology used on the Oscar-winning film ‘Gravity.’

Google ATAP Blogs

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Jan Pinkava

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 10:24am

Jan Pinkava, an Oscar-winning director at Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects group (ATAP), discusses new digital storytelling platforms and technologies, today’s animated film business and more as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

PDI Blogs

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Richard Chuang

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 11:06am

Richard Chuang, Co-Founder of PDI and Founder, CEO of Cloudpic Global talks about recent developments in real-time, collaborative animation production technology, the early days of PDI and their film 'Antz,' and more as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

Red Giant Headline News

Red Giant Introduces New Volume Licensing Program

Designed for organizations with multiple artists, workstations and facilities, new program features easy-to-manage floating license model for world-class motion graphics and visual effects plug-ins.

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