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Autodesk Debuts Maya Bifrost Update with Open Source USD Integration

Feature-rich release includes a host of simulation, scattering, and USD workflow enhancements for the company's node-based visual programming system for procedural creation.

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StretchSense Names Chris Simard Chief Revenue Officer

Motion Capture Tech company closes on $7.6m Series A capital for developing new sensor technology that enables high-precision tracking in emerging applications; new CRO will support growing expansion into mocap market and enterprise VR/metaverse space.

Do it in the Cloud! Headline News

Amazon Studios Opens Stage 15

The AWS-powered Virtual Production stage debuts alongside the new Amazon Studios Virtual Production department; ‘Candy Cane Lane’ directed by Reginald Hudlin and starring Eddy Murphy, kicks off as the stage’s inaugural feature film production. 

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Maxon Announces Maxon One Updates

The software developer wraps up the year with numerous product enhancements, including new features in Redshift, full support for ACES in Magic Bullet, and stability improvements throughout; newly launched and redesigned Cineversity now serves as the central hub for all educational content.

Animation Lives Headline News

Warner Bros. Discovery Animation Isn’t Dead: ‘Batwheels’ Renewed for Season 2

Despite the recent company shakeup that has animators fearing for their jobs, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim president Michael Ouweleen assures naysayers that the animation division is not dead.

The New DC Headline News

‘Wonder Woman 3’ Cancelled Amidst DC Management Shakeups

Newly reigning duo James Gunn and Peter Safran have officially axed Patty Jenkins’ third foray into the adventures of Lady Diana, with more shockers sure to come as the honchos unveil their blueprint for the DCU’s future.

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Judith Light to Executive Produce Animated Short ‘Falling’

The new film, from the team behind ‘Kapaemahu,’ follows the romantic adventures of a valiant island warrior, a handsome young man, and an octopus brought together by a twist of fate.

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DNEG Appoints Guillaume Rocheron as Visual Effects Supervisor

The Oscar and BAFTA-winning industry veteran’s credits include Jordon Peele’s ‘Nope,’ Sam Mendes’ ‘1917,’ and Michael Dougherty’s ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters;’ will work out of the studio’s Los Angeles office. 

A Unique Descent into Madness Headline News

Phil Tippett's ‘Mad God’ Now on DVD and SteelBook DVD/Blu-ray

The legendary filmmaker's award-winning stop-motion animated horror movie takes viewers on a journey through a forbidding world of tortured souls, decrepit bunkers, and wretched monstrosities; bonus features include director commentary and a behind-the-scenes montage and video photo gallery.

Union Business Headline News

Nickelodeon Studios Production Workers Vote to Unionize

The largest bargaining unit of production workers to organize under The Animation Guild may head to the National Labor Review Board as studio opts to exclude certain workers based on job title, denying them the same rights and protections as other artists covered by a separate collective bargaining agreement.

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MPC Adds Key Hires to its Leadership Team

The Technicolor Creative Studio adds new leadership to increase reach across global VFX industry; Jean-Paul Burge named Global President, ex-Paramount Pictures exec Stephanie Allen joins as Executive in Charge - Client Services, and VFX industry veteran Chris Burn named Global Head of Production.

Do it in the Cloud! Headline News

AWS Launches SimSpace Weaver Spatial Simulation Service

The fully managed pay-as-you-go compute service allows users to run and test complex, immersive 3D experiences and visualize large-scale scenarios in real-time.

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Ukrainian-Produced ‘Brave Bunnies’ Returns with Season 2 in 2023

New Wildbrain, Glowberry and Ánimas’ agreement ensures the continued production of the popular preschool animated series despite its disruption caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Innovations in Virtual Production VFXWorld

Join PNY, Vū, NVIDIA, and Puget Systems’ ‘How Vū is Revolutionizing Virtual Production’ Webinar

This free presentation on December 8 will explore how Vū’s virtual production environment, coupled with NVIDIA RTX™ A6000 professional GPUs, is optimizing real-time workflows in ICVFX and pushing the boundaries of the possible in virtual production.

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Bento Box and Boulder Media Ink Multi-Year Agreement

The Ireland-based animation studio will provide production services to FOX Entertainment’s award-winning animation studio starting with Dan Harmon’s upcoming animated comedy ‘Krapopolis,’ executive produced and starring Jon Hamm.

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Foundry Acquires Peregrine Lab’s Bokeh Tool

The popular deep data defocus tool will be integrated into Nuke’s upcoming releases; customers with a current, or recently expired, Bokeh license can get a free one-time extension until December 31, 2023.

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Disney Branded TV and Baobab Studios Partner on 'Intercats'

Studios team up with award-winning screenwriter Pamela Ribon (‘My Year of Dicks’) to develop an animated sitcom about the cats who produce the hysterical cat videos that go viral on the Internet.

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Jellyfish Pictures Announces New Leadership Team

David Patton, Mark Warburg, Phil Greenlow, and Sharn Gondal join the Emmy Award-winning VFX/Animation company; Natalie Llewellyn expands her role managing all animation production.

The DCU Heads to Prime Video Headline News

Warner Bros. Television Set to Close DCU Animation Deal with Amazon

Warner TV exec Channing Dungey hints at the DC-branded Prime Video streaming content deal as well as exploring animated IP on different platforms, including HBO Max.

Technology Headline News

Epic Games Releases RealityScan Free iOS App

Capturing Reality’s app for 3D Scanning allows users to easily capture and create 3D models for use in Unreal Engine, Twinmotion, MetaHuman, or any other post-processing tool.

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