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Epic Games Headline News

Couldn’t Make It to SIGGRAPH? Watch the Epic Games User Group Presentation Online

Epic Games showcases advancements in virtual, augmented and mixed reality as well as the impact of the Cloud, AI and machine learning on production pipelines, at is first-ever User Group meetup at SIGGRAPH 2017.

Vicon Headline News

Vicon Delivers Hands-on Tracking

Motion capture technology specialist for the entertainment, engineering and life sciences industries collaborates with leading developer of virtual reality gloves to allow customers to integrate Manus VR Glove finger tracking into their production pipelines.

Nurulize Headline News

Nurulize Unveils Disruptive VR Development Tools

New VR solutions Atom View and Nu Design enable super-fast cinematic quality display and collaborative environment editing within the virtual environment.

HP Headline News

HP Rockets to Mars with VR Experience

HP teams with partners on ‘HP Mars Home Planet,’ a global co-creation project to imagine life on Mars, as part of their newly announced VR strategy focusing on enabling brands to reimagine how they innovate and engage customers.

SIGGRAPH Headline News

SIGGRAPH 2017 Concludes Strong in Los Angeles

SIGGRAPH 2017 Computer Animation Festival award winners “Song of a Toad,” “John Lewis Buster the Boxer” and “Garden Party” were presented their statues amid a conference that covered important advances and collaborations in animation, visual effects, AR/VR and robotics.

Festivals Headline News

Encounters Festival Announces 2017 Program

247 films selected to compete at Oscar-qualifying festival running September 19-24 with appearances by ‘The Red Turtle’ director Michael Dudok de Wit and Illumination Entertainment’s Pierre Coffin.

FMX Blogs

WATCH: Daffy Talks VR Storytelling and More at FMX 2017

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 1:00am

The veteran VFX and VR director talks about the challenges of bringing compelling storytelling to VR and how to navigate the growing cloud of VR “hype” in order to better focus on viable creative opportunities. 

SIGGRAPH 2017 Headline News

Epic Games Demonstrates New Unreal Workflow at SIGGRAPH 2017

Datasmith, which will be available as a private beta in August (unrealengine.com/beta), is designed to help artists and designers simplify the process of importing data into Unreal Engine from over 20 CAD/DCC sources, including Autodesk 3ds Max.

Faceware LiveSDK Headline News

Faceware Technologies Announces Faceware Live SDK

The leading markerless 3D-facial motion capture solutions provider has announced a Windows-Native, C++ SDK that enables developers and creatives to build their own real-time, interactive applications SDK for its real-time facial mocap and animation technology, Faceware Live, which it will be discussing at SIGGRAPH 2017 (Booth 741) Aug 1–3.

SIGGRAPH Headline News

Boris FX to Showcase Mocha VR and New VFX Plug-ins

At SIGGRAPH 2017, Boris FX will preview 360° stereoscopic workflow and new versions of flagship plug-ins Sapphire and Continuum at the Los Angeles Convention Center in booth 1011.

Comic-Con Headline News

WIA to Present ‘The Future is Female’ at Comic-Con

Women in Animation co-president Marge Dean to moderate panel of guests representing film, TV, comics, VR, gaming and digital streaming on Thursday, July 20, at San Diego Comic-Con International.

Psyop Headline News

Psyop Expands ‘Kismet’ to New Platforms

The popular VR fortune teller now combines tarot reading, astrological reading and the ancient Babylonian game of Ur on Google Daydream and Samsung Gear VR devices.

3D Wire Headline News

3D Wire 2017 Announces Call for Projects

This year’s edition of the animation, video game and transmedia event calls for projects in three categories: Portuguese-Spanish animation and video games, European transmedia and new media projects and international online animation series, with a submission deadline of July 28.

SIGGRAPH Headline News

SIGGRAPH 2017 to Host VR Presentation and Film Produced by 'The New York Times'

Director of immersive platforms storytelling for ‘The New York Times’ Graham Roberts will present a 40-minute talk about the organization’s VR expertise and integration of the new medium into the media outlet’s news reporting through NYT VR, as well as insight into the making of the 10-minute short film ‘The Antarctica Series: Under A Cracked Sky,’ executive produced by Roberts and one of four films in the Times’ Antarctica series.

Virtual Reality Headline News

VR Playhouse School Launches in Los Angeles

Launched by creative studio VR Playhouse, the program consists of three essential, six week courses covering 3D production, interactive 360 video and storytelling in virtual reality starting July 10, with other intensives planned.

China Headline News

WingsMedia Plans Ambitious, Collaborative Sci-Fi Franchise Expansion

Tiny Island Productions will adapt and expand their ‘Dream Defenders’ animated series for the China market with a TV series, feature film, comics and an augmented reality experience, all as part of WingsMedia’s hope to grow ‘Starship MZ’ properties into China’s Marvel Universe equivalent.

Visual Effects Society Headline News

SMPTE and VES to Explore Imminent AR Evolution

VES of Los Angeles and the Hollywood Section of SMPTE emphasize the importance of augmented reality technologies with special joint June meeting.

Annecy Headline News

First Teaser for ‘Mavka. The Forest Song’ to Premiere at Annecy

The film’s producers Iryna Kostyuk, Egor Olesov and Anna Eliseeva will present the in-development film’s teaser introducing the protagonists on June 15 at MIFA.

Virtual Reality Headline News

SIGGRAPH’s VR Village Brings Diversity to Mixed Reality

SIGGRAPH’s fledgling VR showcase matures with a diverse array of new Virtual and Augmented Reality projects from around the world, all focusing on the theme of diversity.

OptiTrack Headline News

OptiTrack Chooses Multidisciplinary Scholar to Lead Paris Office

The new office will offer enhanced support for OptiTrack’s expanded European customer base and distributors.

Framestore Headline News

Framestore Takes Top Honors at The One Club for Creativity

The One Club for Creativity awards has honored Framestore with 49 trophies across five projects, including 18 gold awards for ‘Field Trip to Mars,’ all for the production company’s innovative work in virtual and augmented reality.

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