Category: Visual Effects

Headline News OptiTrack Demos Custom Mocap Solutions at SIGGRAPH 2013

OptiTrack will feature a half-pipe with markered skateboarders at SIGGRAPH to showcase the wide-angle capabilities of 24 Prime 17W cameras powered by Motive:Body software.

Headline News Thinkbox Launches Krakatoa MX 2.2 and Stoke MX 2.0

Thinkbox Software announces the latest versions of their software Krakatoa and Stoke, with demonstrations and training sessions scheduled for SIGGRAPH 2013.

Headline News Box Office: 'Despicable 2' Tops 'Turbo'

Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 2 beats DreamWorks Animation’s new entry Turbo, which scores one of the lowest domestic openings ever for a DreamWorks Animation title.

Headline News DGA to Host Digital Day 2013 July 27

The Directors Guild of America hosts Digital Day 2013 on Saturday, July 27, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, a one-day event comprised of panels, presentations, hands-on demonstrations and exhibits.

Headline News 65th Emmy Nominations Announced

Nominations for the 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards are announced, with Fox’s Bob's Burgers and The Simpsons facing off in the animated program category against Nickelodeon’s Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness, Cartoon Network’s Regular Show, and Comedy Central’s South Park.

Headline News State of the VFX Industry Panel Planned for July 25

A panel on the State of the Visual Effects Industry, moderated by Jim Hillin with panelists Dave Rand, Scott Squires, Scott Ross and IATSE representative Steve Kaplan, will be held at SIGGRAPH 2013 in Ballroom AB on Thursday, July 25, from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Headline News Fabric Engine to Showcase Three New Products at s2013

At SIGGRAPH 2013, Fabric Engine unleashes Creation: Splice and Creation: Horde, as well as offering a sneak peak at a new scene assembly, lighting and shader authoring system, Creation: Stage.

Headline News Imagineer to Preview mocha Pro 3.2 at SIGGRAPH 2013

Imagineer Systems demonstrates the newest version of mocha Pro, with improved international character support and significant features to help artists work more efficiently, at SIGGRAPH 2013.

Headline News MPC Taps Tweak RV for Global VFX

MPC standardizes on Tweak Software's RV for playback and review across its feature film VFX facilities, in addition to selecting RV as the underlying platform for MPC's new proprietary ReviewTool VFX editing software.

Headline News Study Finds Tariffs Could Help Ease VFX Subsidies

The results of a feasibility study aimed toward reducing the impact of foreign tax incentives on the visual effects industry find that international subsidies that injure domestic industries can be challenged in the International Trade Court.

Headline News Caustic Announces Pre-SIGGRAPH Giveaway

AWN teams up with Caustic to host a giveaway this week on Twitter, with one lucky winner to receive a copy of the company’s popular ray-tracing software plug-in, Caustic Visualizer.

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