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GenAI in Animation Production Headline News

Kartoon Studios Announces Gadget A.I.

New proprietary GenAI integrated toolkit, developed on NVIDIA Omniverse, is designed for development, production, and post-production of new animated content as well as upgrading existing catalogs.

Boosting Innovation in Animation Headline News

4th Edition of Next Lab Generation Selections Announced

20 projects are chosen from 91 submissions from 26 countries; the annual initiative seeks to discover new talent and boost advanced animation production from a technical and narrative perspective. 

Technology Headline News

AOUSD Announces New Members

Organization reveals roadmap in push towards global OpenUSD standardization, development, evolution, and growth; 12 new general members added: Cesium, Chaos, Epic Games, Foundry, Hexagon, IKEA, Lowe's, Meta, OTOY, SideFX, Spatial, and Unity.

Innovation in Ibero-American Storytelling Headline News

IBERMEDIA NEXT Announces Co-Development Selections

Out of 104 submissions, 14 projects were chosen for support in development of Ibero-American stories through technological innovation in animation.

The Future of AI Headline News

NVIDIA Execs Predict the Future of AI

Experts at the tech giant gaze into a collective 2024 crystal ball, anticipating AI’s impact across industries and the world; expect the ‘Democratization of Development’ allowing anyone, anywhere to become a developer.

call for entries Headline News

Call for Submissions: 4th Edition of the Next Lab Generation Workshop

The annual initiative seeks to discover new talent and boost advanced animation production from a technical and narrative perspective; entries accepted from individuals and groups – the deadline is December 13.

Supporting Technology in Animation Headline News

IBERMEDIA NEXT Reveals Co-Development Project Results at Pixelatl 2023

Final selections will receive funding from the Ibermedia Program initiative, which supports E.U. companies partnering with professionals/owners of Latin American IP; companies in Spain, Italy and Portugal submitted 104 projects for consideration.

Do It in the Cloud Headline News

CoreWeave Completes Conductor Cloud-Based Rendering Service Integration

Customers can now access expansive compute resources including NVIDIA RTX A5000-A6000 graphic cards for VFX, animation, and motion graphics workloads; check out the demo at SIGGRAPH 2023, running August 6-10 in LA.

Technology Headline News

Pixar, Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, and NVIDIA Launch Alliance for OpenUSD

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 1, 2023 at 7:00am

The tech giants and Linux Foundation affiliate JDF join forces to create new AOUSD initiative to nurture global USD collaboration and support developers in building products and services for an ever-widening range of large-scale 3D projects across new industries and applications.

Innovations in Ibero-American Animation Headline News

Ibermedia Programme’s Next Lab Generation Reveals Projects Awarded at Annecy 2023

The workshop, dedicated to boosting innovation in the Ibero-American animation sector, announces winners of its third edition - ‘Caregivers,’ ‘Lumen’ and ‘LIMBO;’ selected projects get 8,000€ in development aid, 3 months of mentoring and a travel grant and accreditation for next year’s festival.

Innovations in Ibero-American Animation Headline News

IBERMEDIA NEXT Bringing Grant Initiatives to Annecy 2023

Backed by Ibermedia Programme and dedicated to boosting innovation in the Ibero-American animation sector programs, the organization will be hosting presentations, themed breakfasts, and one-on-one meetings detailing grants and call for applications at the festival, which runs June 11-17.

Technology Headline News

AMD Introduces AMD Radeon PRO W7000 Series Graphics Cards

The graphics and vistech innovator’s latest graphic cards optimize image fidelity and color accuracy; graphics and compute-based apps operate simultaneously without compromising workflows.

Technology Headline News

Digital Kinetics Deploys Vicon’s Valkyrie and Shōgun

Croatia-based studio creates cutting-edge motion capture stage to deliver mocap and virtual production services to local and international entertainment industries.

Supporting Technology in Animation Headline News

IBERMEDIA NEXT Launches Digital Animation Grants at Quirino Awards

Funding for Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian producers co-developing projects with Ibero-American creators provides up to €150,000, and a support program valued up to €95,000 to promote new technology in creating animation; applications now open - submission deadline is August 21.

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.

GTC Headline News

BOXX to Feature New NVIDIA RTX GPUs in Workstations

Next gen technology accelerates GoBOXX SLM Laptop and APEXX Workstation performance; AI and ray-tracing enhancements optimize GPUs for media and entertainment as well as manufacturing and product design, architecture, engineering, and construction workflows.

Technology Headline News

Chaos Player Now Part of V-Ray Collection

The fast-loading sequence player allows artists to quickly review animation and supports all industry standard image formats; new features also include floating-point compositing, A/B wipes, and OpenColorIO (OCIO) v2 support.

Finger Snaps Please! Headline News

Watch Cinesite’s ‘The Addams Family 2’ Breakdown Reel and Images

Sole vendor on MGM’s ‘The Addams Family’ sequel used an open-source node-based app, Gaffer, along with Arnold ray tracing renderer to deliver a rich, stylized CG world, delivering over 1248 shots across 93 minutes.

Business Headline News

HP Heads Into the Omniverse with New High-Performance Tech Offers

Newly announced Z by HP, Teradici, and NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise subscriptions bring real-time connection to remote workers collaborating across multiple systems and applications.

Do it in the Cloud! Headline News

PLAYSENSE Expands to the Cloud with AWS

After doubling in size over the last year, creative CG studio continues to expand its cloud-based rendering pipeline to work on projects like ‘Wargaming’ cinematic trailers, ‘Wargaming Holiday Adventure,’ and ‘World of Tanks – Soul Hunter’ as well as titles for the upcoming RPG ‘Grime’ from Clover Bite.

virtual production Headline News

Academy’s ‘Virtual Production Filmmaking: Are You Game?’ Talk Now Live

Don’t miss the Academy’s Science and Technology Council tour of the latest virtual production technologies and innovations; Jon Favreau, Rob Bredow, Caleb Deschanel, Dana Glauberman, and Rob Legato share their experiences October 21 at 1 PM PST.

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