The Hollywood Post Alliance Tech Retreat celebrates twenty years of exploring the opportunities and complexities facing an industry in transition and investigating new solutions and technologies, February 17-21, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in Indian Wells near Palm Springs, CA.
DreamWorks Animation partners with Fuhu to launch an educational tablet for kids called the DreamTab.
Smith Micro sponsors a comic illustration contest for Aaron D’Errico, son of pro soccer player David D’Errico, with a prize of $2,000 and a copy of comic illustration software Manga Studio 5 EX.
Zu3D stop-motion animation software, developed to give children (and adults) of all ages the freedom to create amazing animated films quickly and easily, is now available for use on the iPad.
De Planeta, a short and stylized procedural animation from Bournemouth University student Leonardo Cavaletti, revolves around the birth, life and death of a little planet, showing all the colorful wonders it has to offer.
Tweak Software announced support for AJA Video's KONA 3G, T-TAP and Io XT and NVIDIA's GPUDirect for Video in RV-SDI.
Rampant Design Tools expands drag-and-drop Quicktime elements for VFX artists and editors with the launch of Rampant LensFX, GrungeFX Cinematics, and Rampant Bokeh Opticals 2.
Thinkbox Software releases the latest edition of its high-volume particle renderer for Autodesk Maya, Krakatoa MY 2.3
NORAD Santa tracker brings Christmas to life with Poser 3D software; Poser imagery and animation provides educational and entertaining experience this holiday season.
High-performance tool and app creation framework get funds for future development; former Senior Autodesk VP Marc Petit now Chairman of the Board.
The 2014 edition of Italy’s VIEW Conference will be held October 14-17; submissions for the 2014 VIEW Award and VIEW Social contest for short films employing animation or visual effects are now being accepted.
Visual Effects Society releases first-of-its-kind standardized camera report, an open-source initiative to improve capture and exchange of camera sheets and metadata from Production to VFX.
Weta Digital's Joe Letteri discusses the new creature work in the second Hobbit movie, The Desolation of Smaug, highlighted by the eponymous dragon.
Mercenaries Engineering announces the release of the new Guerilla Render, the next-generation renderer focused on production requirements.
Popular renderer for Rhino gets major overhaul across the board; speed, workflow, lighting, and material improvements.
The Foundry releases NUKE 8, with more creative control, cutting-edge advancements and future-proofed 3D workflows.
Shotgun announces new media management tools and an integrated client review site; new studio review tools to roll out in back-to-back releases this December and February.
Allegorithmic introduces Substance Painter and its revolutionary particle-based brush system, a next-gen, non-destructive painting tool with multi-channel texturing for 3D assets; open beta debuts in January.
Autodesk releases Maya LT 2014 Extension 2, which advances the workflows of indie game developers with support for Maya Embedded Language (MEL) scripting, new OBJ export options and improvements to HumanIK and IK Handle technology.
MPC purchases a global site license of Fabric Engine, tapping Fabric Splice to build next-generation tools that fully leverage modern hardware.
Swarm, a new Lexus short film, takes flight with KMel robotics quadrotors powered by OptiTrack motion capture technology.