Visual Effects Society announces featured sessions for 2013 VES Summit; former AMPAS presidents forum, NASA/JPL Mars Curiosity Rover expert and VFX experts panel on new models for profitability.
Chaos Group ships V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp which provides faster rendering, better lighting tools, and more.
At this year’s IBC, The Autodesk Flame community names Vico Sharabani, Flame Artist, ECD and Right-Brain of The Artery VFX, the very first Flame Award winner.
The Foundry announces the availability later this year of Nuke 8, a brand new version of the company’s industry standard compositing software with more creative control, cutting-edge advancements and future-proofed 3D workflow.
Prime Focus World was entrusted by Warner Bros. as the sole conversion partner for the 75th anniversary celebration of The Wizard of Oz, rereleased in IMAX 3D beginning September 20.
Italy’s VIEW Conference unveils a stellar program for 2013, including panels and workshops with ILM’s Roger Guyett, Digital Domain’s Eric Nash, Image Engine’s Peter Muyzers,
Mokko Studio brings vicious dog-like jackals to life, alongside some nasty looking mud demons, in David Twohy’s Riddick.
New release unites visual effects and editorial finishing with intuitive workflow and enhanced color grading integration.
Tippett Studio relies on the latest Hitachi NAS platform to power HD animation and images for the new Efexio effects marketplace.
Star Wars director J.J. Abrams builds a postproduction facility in Los Angeles specifically for Star Wars: Episode VII.
Former Pixar alums create an animated, AI and speech recognition-based interactive iPad app for kids.
Rovio Entertainment taps Aspera’s Faspex on Demand to deliver animated series Angry Birds to more than 20 broadcast partners worldwide.
Facilis Technology will debut the newest version of its production-proven shared storage solution, TerraBlock 6.0, at IBC 2013 from September 13-17.
HP expands the Z workstation portfolio with the release of the first workstation Ultrabook, the HP ZBook 14
Autodesk announces the introduction of pay as you go access to Design and Creation Suites, Autodesk 3ds Max, and more.
Nordin Rahhali discusses the challenge of animating creatures for the latest Pitch Black sequel directed by David Twohy and starring Vin Diesel.
Adobe announces plans to significantly update the video tools in Adobe Creative Cloud with over 150 new features, including new capabilities in Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Adobe After Effects CC, Adobe SpeedGrade CC, Adobe Prelude CC, Adobe Media Encoder CC and Adobe Story CC Plus.
Tom Perlmutter, head of Canada’s National Film Board, is slated to speak at the second annual Future of StoryTelling summit in New York City on Thursday, October 3.
The full lineup of speakers planned for VIEW CONFERENCE 2013 is unveiled, including a keynote presentation from ILM’s John Knoll as well as presentations and talks from ILM’s Roger Guyett, Digital Domain’s Eric Nash, Image Engine’s Peter Muyzers, Sony Picture’s Troy Saliba and Parag Havaldar, the Moving Picture Company’s Marco Carboni, Sony Animation’s Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn, Pixar’s Sandra Karpman and Lucia Modesto, MacGuff’s Bruno Chauffard, computer graphics scientist Paul Debevec, and many more.
NewTek’s LightWave helps CG artists create over 1,100 VFX shots, including 3D creatures, exotic flora and virtual environments, for the first season of Syfy series Defiance.
Tom Sito, professor of Cinema Practice at the University of Southern California, is slated to present a talk on the history of computer graphics at the Ottawa International Animation Festival on Sunday, September 22.
Imagineer Systems to demonstrate the newest version of mocha Pro at IBC 2013 with VFX artists Mathias Möhl, Ben Brownlee and Jonas Hummelstrand; mocha Meetup event planned for Saturday, September 14 at 4:30-6:30 p.m.