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‘Silhouette’ Takes Home Autodesk-Sponsored Student Project VES Award

The tech giant continues to support students and educators, providing skills, hands-on experiences, and credentials via free software; company tools were used by winning ArtFX School of Digital Arts student filmmakers and nominees for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project recognized at last night’s 22nd annual Visual Effects Society ceremony. 

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‘The Creator,’ ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ and ‘The Last of Us’ Top VES Awards

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 10:59pm

Gareth Edwards’ innovative sci-fi drama set during a future global war between mankind and AI simulants takes home 5 awards, while the hit ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ sequel takes home 4; HBO’s critically acclaimed, Emmy Award-winning game adaptation series also garners 4 awards. 

Do It in the Cloud Headline News

CoreWeave Releases New Native Blender Plug-In for Conductor

Plug-In offers CoreWeave users faster and easier rendering within creative environments, streamlining Conductor’s use with the open-source 3D software.

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‘The Creator’ and ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse' Lead VES Award Nominations

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 7:22am

Gareth Edwards' sci-fi thriller tops all feature film contenders, while the 'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' sequel leads all animation contenders and 'The Last of Us' tops all TV contenders as nominees are announced in 25 categories across film, television, real-time, and special venue projects; ceremony set for February 21 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in LA.

VFX for commercials Headline News

Impossible Objects Dreams Up ‘All Kinds of Fields’ for John Deere

Directed by Jay Walker, the spot tapped studios’ technical expertise using CG, LED volume shoot and traditional VFX to visually realize a young girl’s dream. 

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.

DCC Pipeline Data Integration Headline News

Autodesk Unveils ‘Flow’ Cloud Platform for M&E

Revealed at Autodesk University 2023: The Design and Make Conference, the new platform connects entire production pipelines with Maya and 3rd party artist tools from SideFX, Avid, and Foundry. plugging directly into the open ecosystem.

Indie Shorts Headline News

ACE Canada’s ‘Ostinato’ to Debut at Spark Animation 2023

The animated short’s creative team, part of the immersive career excel-erator program, along with Netflix and Women in Animation Vancouver, will present their film’s world premiere, including a Q&A and panel, at the festival, which runs November 13 – December 31. 

Independent Animation Headline News

Claynosaurz Releases ‘Claynos’ Teaser Trailer

The 3DCG short tells the origin story of the colorful stylized dinosaurs inhabiting the studio’s IP; following 2 months of concept development, the team tapped Autodesk Maya and Arnold, using the Conductor cloud-based rendering service, to complete the film.

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‘Autodesk University 2023: The Design and Make Conference’ Free Digital Pass Available

Running November 13-15, the M&E-focused virtual event invites artists and creative professionals to learn about emerging technology, master cutting-edge techniques, and participate in live portfolio reviews – free!

Technology Headline News

Foundry Rolls Out Nuke, Katana and Mari Updates

Now available, Nuke 15.0 bolsters doubles training speeds in CopyCat tool; all product updates include compliance with VFX Reference Platform 2023; Katana 7.0 and Mari 7.0. coming soon.

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Shutterstock Brings Generative AI to 3D Scene Backgrounds with NVIDIA Picasso

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at 9:24am

Using cutting-edge tools, the visual-content provider now lets users quickly create and customize 3D scene backgrounds.

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.

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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.

Recognizing the Best Aspiring M&E Designers Headline News

13th Annual Rookie Award Winners Revealed

The annual international competition garnered 5,517 entries from aspiring design and media entertainment artists; a panel of more than 150 judges and industry professionals selected winners based on criteria including creative, technical, and presentation skills as well as complexity and raw talent.

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NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang Talks ‘Generative AI’ at Cannes Lions Festival

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 21, 2023 at 11:16am

The tech giant’s CEO and WPP CEO Mark Read discussed AI's ‘Supercharge’ impact on creative industries, noting new tools augment artists’ creative process and don’t replace it.

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BOXX Demos New APEXX W3 Workstations at 2023 NAB

The technology company shares its latest media and entertainment computer hardware designed for accelerating workflows; also on display the award-winning immersive VR experience, ‘Stay Alive, My Son,’ powered by a BOXX APEXX S3 workstation

Heading to Stuttgart Headline News

FMX 2023 Announces New Program Updates

Wētā FX ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ panels added to a vast array of already confirmed programming for the upcoming 4-day hybrid event, running April 25-27 and online April 28 in Stuttgart.

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Pixar Releases RenderMan V25

Newest version includes enhanced technology features such as advanced denoising powered by machine learning, reaching new milestones in support for volumes, secondary passes, and performance for feature film animation and VFX.

Calling All Digital Artists Headline News

The Rookie Awards 2023 Competition Now Open

The 13th annual global contest for aspiring creative media and entertainment artists is accepting entries now through June 1.

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Autodesk Releases Moxion Rooms Real-Time Camera-to-Cloud Production Review System

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at 9:33am

The forensically secure solution for creative team review, developed to specifications and based on requirements from ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power,’ is now commercially available.

Awards Headline News

‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ and ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio’ Top 21st Annual VES Awards

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 10:34pm

Awards-season magic continues for both films, with James Cameron’s blockbuster ‘Avatar’ sequel taking home 9 awards, while the ‘Nightmare Alley’ director’s stop-motion tale takes home 3; ‘The Lord of The Rings: The Rings of Power’ led all episodics with 3 wins as well.

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BOXX Upgrades High-End APEXX W4 with New Intel Xeon W-3400 Processor

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at 11:58am

First-to-Market workstation is purpose-built to optimize GPU-centric workflows for creative professionals across the M&E space; platform is available with up to 4TB of memory and can run up to 4 NVIDIA® RTX™ 6000 Ada Generation GPUs. 

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