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Autodesk Acquires Wonder Dynamics

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 2:47pm

The acquisition brings Wonder Studio, a cloud-based 3D animation and VFX solution that uses AI to help streamline 3D character workflows, into Flow, the tech leader’s M&E cloud on Autodesk’s Design and Make platform.

People Headline News

Animation Veteran Mark Taylor Joins God’s Gang Ltd.

The ex-Nickelodeon, DreamWorks and Sony Pictures Animation exec joins the advisory board of company behind ‘God’s Gang’ animated series, led by former Disney exec Nimrod Avraham May.

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AI Empowers Impressive Crowd Simulation in iClone

Digital illustrator, 3D sculptor, and video game creator José Tijerín takes readers step by step through creation of crowds using AI to generate textures as well as the new features in iClone Crowd Sim.

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.

Animation Conferences Headline News

Get Animated Announces ‘In Conversation’ Keynote Speakers

U.K. Screen Alliance CEO Neil Hatton and the U.K. Department for Business and Trade head of Creative Industries Tendai Chetse take the stage at the animation conference, which runs May 1-2 in Birmingham.

Accessibility in Kids Programming Headline News

PBS Kids Shares ‘Alma’s Way’ American Sign Language-Integrated Clip

Advancing its accessibility offerings, PBS Kids launches ASL integration on popular animated series, available free on its digital streaming platforms; shows include ‘Arthur,’ ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,’ and ‘Donkey Hodie.’

Bringing Order to AI Chaos Headline News

Ravel Orchestrate GenAI Automation Software Now Available

New technology helps media and entertainment studios automate, integrate, and manage their complex assortment of GenAI-assisted DCC tools.

Do It in the Cloud Headline News

AWS Deadline Cloud Rendering Service Now Available

The customizable and scalable cloud-based system boasts built-in customization tools and popular DCC integrations, offering accelerated production timelines without capacity limitations and no upfront costs.

Business Headline News

Technicolor Group Announces Launch and Strategic Framework

The new holding company housing MPC, Mikros Animation, The Mill, and Technicolor Games plans a gradual transformation from VFX and animation businesses to a singular ‘visual experiences’ company delivering cutting-edge technology in visual storytelling.

More AI Tools to Check Out; NVIDIA Headline News

NVIDIA AI Enterprise 5.0 Now Available

The end-to-end, cloud-native software platform brings generative AI within reach of every business; now includes NVIDIA NIM to speed generative AI application deployment, NVIDIA AI Workbench and the widely used Red Hat OpenStack Platform.

Technology Advancing Art Headline News

Milky Chance’s ‘Synchronize’ Music Video Visualized by Z by HP Ambassadors

Orlando Arocena, Bradley G Munkowitz (aka GMUNK), Nidia Dias, Jody MacDonald, and Rik Oostenbroek tapped HP technology to create an otherworldly journey inspired by the sounds of alt-pop German rock duo Clemens Rehbein and Phillipp Dausch, aka Milky Chance; go behind-the-scenes and watch the final piece. 

The Future of AI Headline News

Register Now for NVIDIA GTC 2024

Offering 900 sessions and over 300 exhibitors, the annual conference focuses on how NVIDIA platforms are being tapped to achieve remarkable breakthroughs across industries that are placing Generative AI center stage; attend in person or online March 18-21.

Technology Advancing Art Headline News

NVIDIA Announces NVIDIA RTX 500 and 1000 Ada Generation Laptop GPUs

Generative AI and hybrid work environments are requiring increasingly powerful laptops; new NVIDIA GPUs will be available in highly portable mobile workstations from partners including Dell, HP, Lenovo and MIS this spring. 

Pushing the Filmmaking Envelope VFXWorld

ILM’s Ian Comley and Charmaine Chan Talk ‘The Creator’ VFX

By Dan Sarto | Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 4:51pm

The VFX supervisors explain director Gareth Edward’s innovative, slightly radical new approach to filmmaking, a type of ‘reverse engineering,’ including the integration of visual effects, when during the process they’re created, and when it’s best not to use them, on his multiple VES Award-winning sci-fi thriller that’s been nominated for a Best Visual Effects Oscar. 

Is AI Coming for Our Jobs? Headline News

The Animation Guild Shares ‘Generative AI’ Economic Impact Study Results

Conducted by LA-based CVL Economics, the study surveyed 300 C-Suite leaders to better understand the entertainment industry’s growing embrace of GenAI technology and its effect on jobs.

kids’ TV Headline News

PBS Kids Sets February 5 ‘Lyla in the Loop’ Debut

Coming next month, the 2D animated kids' series, produced by Mighty Picnic and Pipeline Studios, centers on the dynamic and curious 7-year-old Lyla, who, along with family and friends, solves a range of everyday problems using creative and strategic problem-solving skills and critical thinking. 

A Benevolent AI… Headline News

Gareth Edwards’ Epic Sci-fi Thriller ‘The Creator’ Coming to Hulu

The gripping adventure set amidst a future war between humans and the forces of AI debuts on the streamer December 20; also now available for purchase on digital and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD.

Technology Leading Art Headline News

French Music Artist Jacques’ ‘Absolve’ Music Video - Where Art + AI Meet

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 18, 2023 at 11:23am

Created by Paul Trillo, the short follows a cosmic teardrop throughout the Musée Du Louvre; behind-the-scenes short illustrates how traditional VFX and AI tools help realize creative visions.

Pushing the Filmmaking Envelope VFXWorld

How Gareth Edwards Reverse-Engineered His Filmmaking on ‘The Creator’

The director and his VFX Supervisor, Jay Cooper, explain how they completely reversed the standard production process for his sci-fi epic, employing spontaneous live-action shoots that looked cool, not controlled, with 3D environments, digital matte paintings, and many other elements on the 1,600 visual effects shots designed afterwards, not before.

immersive experiences Headline News

The-Artery Taps Spatial AI for ‘Dream Cube’

New Louisiana Civil Rights Museum exhibit culminates in an immersive environment created using projection mapping and motion detection, where visitors step into and experience the Civil Rights journey that shaped the country.

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