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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.’

Blackmagic Design Headline News

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.

virtual reality Headline News

Mirada Creates VR Experience for FX’s ‘The Strain’

Unique virtual reality experience is first to sync six viewers wirelessly and offer real-time vision-distorting effects to heighten suspense.

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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.

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SIGGRAPH 2015: 2nd Annual Birds of a Feather for Freelance Survivors

Second annual SIGGRAPH Birds of a Feather for Freelance Survivors to feature a panel of experts addressing issues relevant to successfully navigating a career as a freelancer.

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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.

ftrack Headline News

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.’

Music Videos Headline News

Edit 1 Creates New Music Video for Electropop Songstress BECA

NYC-based previs studio stretches creative boundaries with ‘Bayonet’ music video tapping company’s strengths in motion capture, 3D animation, visual effects, editorial, and more.