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SHVR Teams with HTC Vive for First-Ever Shanghai VR Jam

Pioneering VR group teams with HTC Vive -- an as-yet-unreleased virtual reality head-mounted display being developed in co-production between HTC and Valve Corporation -- to mount the first-ever VR jam in Shanghai.

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Pixar Licenses NVIDIA Technology for Accelerating Film Production

Pixar Animation Studios licenses a suite of image rendering NVIDIA technologies to accelerate production of the studio’s computer-animated feature films and short film content.

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On the Show Floor: Preview New Tools & Technology at SIGGRAPH 2015

Check out the offerings from technology developers at SIGGRAPH 2015, including product demonstrations, Exhibitor Tech Talks & Sessions and User Group meetings taking place throughout the show.

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Isotropix to Showcase Clarisse iFX 2.0 at SIGGRAPH 2015

Isotropix teams with Fabric Software on a full schedule of presentations and events for SIGGRAPH 2015 to showcase the latest developments and new features in the company’s next-gen look development, lighting and rendering tool.

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MPC to Showcase Feature VFX at SIGGRAPH 2015

MPC Film heads to SIGGRAPH 2015 to present crowd, fur, digi-doubles and destruction technology, presenting the company’s visual effects work on movies including ‘Terminator Genisys,’ ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings,’ ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ and ‘Cinderella.’

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Prime Focus World Scales New Heights in Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’

Prime Focus World’s senior stereo supervisor Richard Baker reveals how the team worked with miniature scale in Marvel’s latest superhero blockbuster “Ant-Man,’ starring Paul Rudd.

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OptiTrack VR Tracking Powers Interactive 3D Mural at SIGGRAPH 2015

‘Holojam’ virtual reality experience enables participants to collaborate on sculptural artwork in virtual space.

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I Got Your Voxels Right Here: The Updated Digital Characters of ‘Pixels’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 5:52pm

Sony Imageworks VFX supervisor Dan Kramer helps bring iconic low-res 1980s arcade game characters into the CG world of 2015 in the new Adam Sandler film.

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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.


Germany’s LUXX Flies High with Production for ‘Manou the Swift’ Feature

German animation and VFX studio embarks on its first CG animated feature, 'Manou the Swift,' with a pipeline that includes Autodesk 3ds Max, The Foundry’s NUKE, Pixologic ZBrush, and Chaos Group’s V-Ray.

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.

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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.’