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s2015 Headline News

SIGGRAPH 2015 Debuts ePosters

A great way for people to share research hot off their hard drives, this year’s Posters will be featured on 10 digital display kiosks with each poster scheduled for a 25-minute presentation throughout the week.

s2015 Headline News

Chaos Group to Host VR Bar at SIGGRAPH 2015

Virtual reality installations include Legend3D’s project for ‘Crimson Peak’; the return of V-Ray Days to feature Method Studios, Atomic Fiction and Ruairi Robinson.

Zoic Studios Headline News

ZOIC Studios Taps RealFlow for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Led by VFX/CG Supervisor Timothy Hanson, ZOIC Studios employs RealFlow to help create simulations for Marvel blockbuster ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ completing nearly 100 shots for the movie.

Awards Headline News

Cartoon Network’s ‘Over the Garden Wall’ Receives Emmy Nod

The five nominees for Outstanding Animated Program are FX’s ‘Archer,’ Fox’s ‘Bob’s Burgers’ and ‘The Simpsons,’ Cartoon Network’s ‘Over The Garden Wall’ and Comedy Central’s ‘South Park.’ VFX nominees include Starz’ ‘Black Sails,’ The CW’s ‘The Flash,’ HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones,’ Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,’ and the History Channel’s ‘Vikings.’

Animal Logic Headline News

Animal Logic Creates Innovative 3D Concept Reel for 360-Degree Data Arena

Animation and VFX studio pushes the boundaries of digital storytelling with the creation of a 3D concept reel for a state-of-the-art research facility at the University of Technology Sydney.

Pixomondo Headline News

Pixomondo Taps cineSync to Wrangle CG Dragons for ‘Game of Thrones’

Alongside the increasingly complex evolution of three fully-grown CG fire-breathing dragons, VFX house Pixomondo leverages Cospective’s cineSync review and annotation tool for global production pipeline for HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones.’

RocketComp Headline News

RocketComp for Maya Revolutionizes VFX Compositing Workflows

Released by Dover Studios co-founder Andrew Hazelden, Autodesk Maya plug-in RocketComp instantly connects Maya to 10 of the most popular desktop compositing applications in use today. 

SDCC 2015 Headline News

WATCH: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Comic-Con 2015 Reel

The three-and-a-half minute reel from San Diego Comic-Con 2015 is a montage of behind-the-scenes footage emphasizing the practical sets and visual effects created for the film.

Thinkbox Software Headline News

Thinkbox Software Releases Deadline Cloud Wizard for Google

Deadline’s new wizard enables secure communication using customers’ Google Cloud Platform account information to create a VPN connection between the user’s workstation and cloud account.

AMPAS Headline News

The Academy Elects 2015-16 Board of Governors

John Knoll is re-elected to Visual Effects branch of the Academy’s Board of Governors; Bill Kroyer is re-elected to the Short Films and Feature Animation branch.

32TEN Studios Headline News

32TEN Studios Creates Practical Effects for ‘Jurassic World’

Under the supervision of model maker Mark Anderson, 32TEN Studios creates 19-foot “miniature” models of the massive gates that welcomed visitors to the prehistoric theme park Jurassic World.

Festivals Headline News

Fantasia International Film Fest Unveils Full 2015 Lineup

Japanese animated feature ‘Miss Hokusai,’ winner of the Jury Award at Annecy 2015 from director Keiichi Hara and Production I.G., and Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ set to open Fantasia 2015.