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Headline News Former LOOK Effects Staffers Issue Open Letter

On the heels of this week’s news that VFX house LOOK Effects has closed its doors, moving staff and projects to MassMarket, a group of former employees issues an open letter in order to explain their side of events.

Blogs SIGGRAPH 2014 Report: Days 4 & 5

The conference in Vancouver continues with talks from ILM on ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ and LAIKA Studios on ‘The Boxtrolls’, along with tips and tricks from Sony Picture Imageworks, Double Negative and Framestore on the latest ray-tracing render techniques.

Headline News Massive Software announces Massive 7.0 at SIGGRAPH 2014

Massive 7.0 features more efficient character animation with Massive for Maya, big improvements in rendering, animation and user interface, Arnold support, 4x rendering speed up, V-Ray displacements and hair, a more flexible IK, and more.

Headline News NVIDIA Untethers Virtual Camera Technology in SIGGRAPH Demo

NVIDIA technology uncouples traditional virtual camera capabilities from the limitations of stage environments, allowing filmmakers to interactively visualize CG assets composited into any live action set.

Headline News Prime Focus Talks ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ at SIGGRAPH 2014

Global VFX company presents an advanced discussion of its work on ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ at SIGGRAPH 2014.

Headline News NVIDIA Visual Computing Appliance (VCA) Now Shipping

First introduced in March 2014 at the GPU Technology Conference as "Iray VCA," NVIDIA VCA dramatically accelerates ray tracing, enabling users to interact with computer models of such high visual fidelity that it can eliminate the need for 3D physical prototypes.

Blogs SIGGRAPH 2014 Report: Days 2 & 3

The second day of the convention kicks off with "Advances in Real Time Games," and in-depth talks on ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy.’

Headline News The Foundry Announces Version 9 of NUKE, NUKEX and NUKE STUDIO

NUKE STUDIO, NUKEX and NUKE 9 all set for fall release; existing NUKE users will be able to access open betas of all three applications in the coming weeks. 

Headline News NVIDIA Unveils Next-Gen Guadro GPU Lineup

NVIDIA unveils its next generation of NVIDIA Quadro GPUs, delivering an enterprise-grade visual computing platform with up to twice the application performance and data-handling capability of the previous generation.

Headline News Shotgun Launches iPhone Review App, Shotgun Desktop, and MARI Integration at SIGGRAPH 2014

New review and pipeline tools geared for artists and supervisors help creative companies work faster and more efficiently.

Headline News Box Office Report: ‘TMNT’ Wows Audiences with $65M Debut

Paramount and Nickelodeon Movies' ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ makes its North American debut with $65 million, becoming the second August tentpole after ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ to over perform.

Headline News DC Entertainment Lines Up Nine Films Through 2020

Warner Bros. announces dates for nine new DC movies, starting in 2016, giving the studio two DC-based properties in theaters each year, beginning with ‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,’ out March 25, 2016.

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