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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.

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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.

Good Luck is Good! ANIMATIONWorld

How ‘Luck’ Applies a ‘Less is More’ Approach to Comedy

For director of animation Yuriko Senoo and production designer Fred Warter, Peggy Holmes’ new film, now streaming on Apple TV+, draws much of its humor from the work of famous physical comedians like Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, and Buster Keaton.

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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.

Open Source Software Headline News

Academy Software Foundation Launches Digital Production Example Library

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 8, 2022 at 10:31am

The ASWF kicks off the ‘Open Source Days’ event at SIGGRAPH 2022 with the announcement of its new DPEL, which encourages, curates, and publishes production-grade sample assets with a vendor-neutral platform.

The Future of Dragons is Here! Headline News

DreamWorks Drops ‘Dragons: The Nine Realms’ Season 3 Trailer

The CG animated series, set 1,300 years after the events of the ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ franchise, takes place in a world that believes dragons are just legend; 7 new episodes hit Hulu and Peacock later this month!

It’s Ani-mazing! Headline News

Crunchyroll Reveals ‘Chainsaw Man’ Voice Cast and New Trailer

Based on the manga written and illustrated by Tatsuki Fujimoto, the highly anticipated series hits the anime platform in October.

Business Headline News

Streamland Media Nabs Ingenuity Studios

Joining Picture Shop, Ghost VFX, Formosa Group, and Picture Head, the newly acquired VFX studio expands the post company’s stable of top creative service providers.

Mid-Summer Devil Spawn Fun! Headline News

Gravitas Drops Animated Horror Film ‘Canvas’ Trailer

Presented at Annecy 2022, Ryan Guiterman’s highly stylized feature follows a demon who comes to Earth on a gruesome mission, determined to spawn chaos and murder; available On Demand August 9. 

Terror Below Deck! Headline News

How Blur Used Light to Create Darkness in David Fincher’s 'Bad Travelling'

Tim Miller’s animation and VFX studio bridged the gap between live-action and CG using V-Ray's Light Selects and Physical Camera Exposure controls to realize the famed director's aesthetic on his first computer-animated film, part of 'Love, Death + Robots' Volume 3 now streaming on Netflix.

Cowabunga! ANIMATIONWorld

Dude! - ‘Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie’ Arrives

Tying up loose ends left hanging in the series, ‘Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,’ Raphael, Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Donatello return to battle terrifying aliens – the Krang - in an all-new 2D animated feature, the latest installment in the famed franchise, hitting Netflix today, August 5.

Good Luck is Good! Headline News

Exclusive: Apple TV+ Drops New ‘Land of Luck’ Poster Art

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 5, 2022 at 9:00am

Premiering globally today, August 5, the Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation CG animated comedy adventure, directed by Emmy Award winner Peggy Holmes, tells the story about the unluckiest person in the world who stumbles onto the never-before-seen Land of Luck.

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DreamWorks Animation to Release MoonRay as Open Source

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 5, 2022 at 7:55am

Studio’s state-of-the-art MCRT renderer, used on the upcoming ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ and previous films like ‘The Bad Guys’ and ‘Croods: A New Age,’ includes a USD Hydra render delegate and multi-machine / cloud rendering via Arras.

Good Luck is Good! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Luck’ Aims to Bring Hope to Kids In and Out of Foster Care

For writer Kiel Murray, the Apple Original Films and Skydance Animation fantasy adventure is rooted in the very real struggles of kids growing up without forever families and the idea that bad luck is random, not something they somehow ‘deserve.’

Let’s Talk Animation! Headline News

Podcast EP 173: Brent Forrest on How He Created ‘Samurai Frog Golf’ with Marza Animation

The studio’s technical director describes his journey from Canada to Japan and what it's like working there; he talks about pitching his project, working with the studio to get the project funded and produced, and marketing it for sale as a series. 

Let's Talk Animation! Headline News

Podcast EP 172: Fu Yang and Johnny Knittle on How They Created ‘The Nice Shorts’ Animation Podcast

Podcast co-hosts discuss how they got down to it and started their show’s 1st episode, how the duo met, and Yang’s plans to teach kids stop-motion animation.

VFX for features Headline News

Rising Sun Pictures Delivers the Gods on Marvel’s ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’

The studio produced over 300 VFX for Taika Waititi and Marvel Studio’s latest MCU action-adventure, including the film’s impressive opening and closing sequences.

Dish it Up! Headline News

Nick Serves Up a ‘Tiny Chef Show’ Trailer

The stop-motion animated Chef welcomes live-action celebrities to chat it up about food and friendship; show premieres in September on Nick’s preschool platforms in the U.S., as well as Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. channels.

Marvel at D23 Expo Headline News

Here are Marvel’s First Looks and Panels Coming to Disney’s D23 Expo

Marvel Studios plans to deliver attendees a 60th anniversary celebration of Spider-Man, a sprawling showcase of exclusive items and events, and more in Anaheim next month.

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