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Pre, Tech, and Post: The Many ‘Vizings’ of ‘Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers’

Visualization supervisor Tefft Smith talks previs, techvis, and postvis on the production of Akiva Schaffer’s hybrid live-action/CG animated action-comedy, starring John Mulaney and Andy Samberg, now streaming on Disney+.

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Goodbye Kansas Creates ‘Skull and Bones’ Cinematic Trailer

Jan Cafourek, Emnet Mulugeta and Henrik Eklundh share insights on the challenges of showing a hero’s journey and rags to riches story while hinting at the larger scope of the game’s world.

Consume Responsibly Headline News

‘Love, Death + Robots’ Renewed for Volume IV

Netflix has picked up another round of David Fincher and Tim Miller’s acclaimed adult animated anthology; the next volume promises more original animated entries brimming with terror, imagination, and beauty.

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E.D. Films Shares 'Retour à Hairy Hill’ Official Trailer

The animated film, inspired by inter-generational tales and decades-old sketches, tells a true story via symbolic fiction and intricate crafting of a young girl struggling to understand her destiny - slated for release in 2023.

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Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis’ ‘The Flying Sailor’ to Premiere at TIFF

Inspired by the true and tragic 1917 Halifax Explosion, the NFB-produced short contemplates the journey of a sailor who survived the blast and his ensuing sudden and unexpected voyage; film makes its North American debut next month at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival.

People Headline News

Territory Studio Names Russ Gautier Creative Director

Emmy-Nominated animator bolsters design studios’ creative team, bringing a wealth of experience and credits, including ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Thor: Ragnarok, Skyscraper,’ and ‘Avengers: Endgame.’

Animated Feature Films Headline News

Six Point Harness Shares ‘The Great Wolf Pack: A Call to Adventure’ Trailer

Directed by Chris Bailey, the film features The Great Wolf Resorts’ furry mascots, donning their big screen makeover, adventuring out to help others in need; the movie premieres across the resorts’ North American locations Labor Day weekend.

Business Headline News

Trioscope Begins Licensing Proprietary ‘Trioscope Platform’ Technology

The suite of production and post-production tools fuses live-action with CG elements to create highly stylized worlds; tech and media exec Greg Mandel joins Board of Advisors as business strategy advisor.

WUBBA LUBBA DUB-DUB! Headline News

Adult Swim Drops ‘Rick and Morty’ Season 6 Trailer

Our comic duo takes a crazy journey through space, time and the multiverse; in the new season, premiering next month, the pair are down on their luck… will they bounce back?

Facing Your Fears Headline News

Tony Hawk Guest Stars - Nick Shares ‘Middlemost Post’ Sneak Peek

The famed skater voices Mt. Middlemost’s (retired) resident daredevil ‘Hawk Man;’ find out if Parker can help him face his fears when the episode premieres Thursday, August 11.

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BOXX Workstations Take the Stage at SIGGRAPH 2022

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 12:21pm

The Super-Fast APEXX Everest, powered by AMD’s new Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 WX Series processor, reveals its prowess for creative applications at the Blender rendering engine demonstration.

Let’s Review! Headline News

Autodesk Releases RV Media Review Software as Open Source

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 10:37am

Joining with code contributions from DNEG and Sony Pictures Imageworks, RV will help shape the Open Review Initiative, the ASWF effort to standardize VFX and animation standards while building a unified, open source toolset for playback, review, and approval.

Creative Community Outreach Headline News

Nick Launches ‘Content Accelerator Program’

Initiative aims to reach BIPOC and underrepresented emerging professionals and provide an opportunity to develop original content, from pitch to production, with mentorship and support from Nickelodeon development teams; submission deadline is September 30.

It’s Not All Just Luck Headline News

Apple TV+ and Adobe Celebrate Women, Creativity, and ‘Luck’

The tech giant and streamer have launched a 3-part series about the talented women behind the new animated feature, the hurdles they have overcome, and how their journeys enabled them create and claim their own ‘luck.’

Technology Headline News

NVIDIA Plans to Accelerate Evolution of USD

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 10:10am

The company will pursue a multi-year effort to expand USD’s capabilities beyond VFX, working with its inventor, Pixar, along with Adobe, Autodesk, and Siemens.

Technology Headline News

NVIDIA Omniverse Avatar Cloud Engine Unveiled

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 10:05am

At SIGGRAPH 2022, the company announced its new suite of cloud-native AI models and services that provide businesses of any size the power to build and deploy sophisticated avatars and virtual assistants.

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NVIDIA Announces New AI-Powered Tools for the Omniverse

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 10:00am

Founder and CEO Jensen Huang kicks off SIGGRAPH 2022 with news of the Metaverse while also unveiling a range of new developer frameworks, tools, apps, and plugins to close the gap between the physical and virtual worlds.

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WATCH LIVE: NVIDIA Special Address on #AI-infused Virtual Worlds at SIGGRAPH 2022

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 6:37am

At 9:00 am PST today, August 9, NVIDIA CEO Jenson Huang and senior company leaders will announce powerful new metaverse and neural graphics tools in a special presentation at the conference.

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Foundry Reconnecting with Partners at SIGGRAPH 2022

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 8, 2022 at 4:39pm

The leading developer of creative software for M&E has a full slate of conference activities and talks planned, including in-booth demos of Modo, Katana, Nuke and Mari, plus meetings with the teams behind Nuke, Foundry Research, Look Development and Lighting, and Flix.

Gotta love stealthy do-gooders! Headline News

‘Team Zenko Go’ Season 2 Now Streaming

Based on the book series ‘Dojo Daycare’ by Chris Tougas, the CG animated preschool series follows a secret squad of young do-gooders determined to make their town the happiest place to live; watch all 10 new episodes now on Netflix.

Open Source Headline News

Academy Software Foundation Announces Open Review Initiative

Technical Steering Committee members from Autodesk, DNEG, and Sony Pictures Imageworks will make RV, xSTUDIO, and parts of the itView ecosystem available to the open source community.

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