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Let the Blood Bath Begin… Again! Headline News

‘Castlevania’ Season 4 Images and Synopsis Revealed

Ahead of its May 13 premiere, Netflix shares that the new season focuses on the collapse of Wallachia as a mysterious force attempts to resurrect Dracula, and nobody can be trusted.

Insane Arcane Headline News

Jinx and Vi Blow Stuff Up in ‘Arcane’ Teaser Trailer

Netflix’s upcoming animated series, based on Riot’s popular MOBA game ‘League of Legends,’ is set in a utopian region of Piltover and the oppressed underground of Zaun, following the origins of two ‘League’ champions.

Cloud-based Production Systems Headline News

AWS Launches Amazon Nimble Studio

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 8:50am

New cloud-based pay as you go production service provides almost limitless, easily scalable access to high-power accelerated virtual workstations, high-speed storage, and on-demand rendering resources across Amazon’s global infrastructure.

Virtual Events Headline News

FMX 2021 Shares New Program Highlights

Running May 4-6, the online even has announced additional talks and highlights, including ‘From 2D to 3D: The Craft of Tom & Jerry,’ more ‘Concept Art Track’ speakers, and a panel by the Animation Media Cluster Region Stuttgart.

The Future is Real-Time Headline News

Spire Animation Receives ‘Unreal Shorts’ Program Grant

Epic Games’ new grant and fellowship program aims to fund filmmakers who utilize Unreal Engine for real-time projects.

No Time Like Real-Time Headline News

RealTime Conference Announces Full Spring Lineup

The free virtual event, running April 26-28, brings together over 150 speakers from a diverse set of industries; featured topics include Cloud/Pixel streaming in Real-Time; digital humans/virtual agents; virtual production; and how real-time is transforming animation.

Virtual Events Headline News

Autodesk Talking Retopology, Bifrost, USD, and Shotgun at FMX 2021

Tech giant’s conference program will examine the future and boundaries of animation and VFX: the latest developments in USD; retopology tools for 3ds Max; Bifrost for Maya for visual programming; and remote studio collaboration with Shotgun.

Vampires in the Stream! Headline News

Sypha, Trevor, Alucard and ‘Castlevania’ Return to Netflix May 13

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 8:01am

Let the vampire hunting begin! Frederator Studios’ hugely popular anime series, based on the Konami video game, is back for Season 4.

Bring the Blood Headline News

WATCH: First 7 Minutes of ‘Mortal Kombat’ Just Released

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 10:24am

With filmmaker promises not to shy away from the hugely popular video game’s iconic and gruesome killing blows, R-rated action-adventure hits theaters and HBO Max simultaneously on April 23.   

Awards Headline News

‘Soul’ and ‘Baba Yaga’ Take Home MPSE Golden Reel Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, April 19, 2021 at 10:23am

Disney/Pixar and Baobab Studios sound artists honored at 68th Annual awards ceremony; ‘The Last of Us Part II,’ ‘Tenet,’ ‘Greyhound,’ and ‘The Mandalorian’ also recognized.

Honoring the Best in Animation! Headline News

‘Soul,’ ‘Wolfwalkers’ Big Winners at 48th Annie Awards

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 8:23am

Pixar leads evening with wins in seven categories; Bastien Dubois’ ‘Souvenir Souvenir’ wins for Best Animated Short.

Animation is Booming! Headline News

New White Paper Shows Adult Animation is More than Booming

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 16, 2021 at 1:56pm

According to veteran producer John Evershed, streamers and broadcasters have ordered more than 100 new series across different genres, an incredible 100% increase from a year ago.

Anime-zing! Headline News

Eiichiro Hasumi and Yugo Kanno Board ‘RESIDENT EVIL: Infinite Darkness’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 6:09pm

Netflix reveals series director and composer as well as character trailer of Leon and Claire, and zombies, as the White House suddenly goes dark; highly anticipated anime series to premiere exclusively on the streaming giant this July.

Motion Capture for iOS Gear Headline News

Moves by Maxon Update Now Available

Mobile facial and body motion-capture iOS app for motion designers and VFX artists capitalizes on Apple’s AR-Toolkit; motion sequences can easily be brought into Cinema 4D.

FMX Goes Virtual! Headline News

FMX 2021: Dive into ‘WandaVision’ and the Spectacle of ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’

MARZ VFX supervisor Ryan Freer will share the often-invisible VFX on Marvel’s first Disney+ series; three presentations will peek behind the curtain surrounding the year’s first blockbuster VFX-driven tentpole to see monster making up close and personal.   

Training Headline News

Escape Studios Launches Unreal Engine Fundamentals Course

New five-week program covers an interactive introduction to the real-time 3D platform; features a range of artistic and technical tasks with each participant getting direct feedback from an assigned tutor. 

Fully Rigged Digital Humans from the Clouds! Headline News

Epic Games’ MetaHuman Creator Early Access Now Open

Program now open for anyone to create unique MetaHumans for direct use in Unreal Engine; new innovative cloud-based app can create digital humans - in minutes - almost indecipherable from the real thing.

Technology Headline News

NVIDIA’s GTC Kicks-Off with a View of the Omniverse

Founder and CEO Jensen Huang’s keynote shares breakthroughs in building virtual worlds through a convergence of technologies; new Omniverse Enterprise 3D design platform will soon be widely available, allowing for real-time global collaboration across multiple software suites.

We Like to Move It! Headline News

Xsens Launches MotionCloud Platform – Watch Cardi B in MVN Action

Cloud-based platform makes motion capture projects achievable with multiple users working simultaneously at different locations; see it in action in Cardi B’s new mini reality series Cardi Tries where she creates a video game with the Xsens MVN Animate suit.

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