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Professional Handkey Animations for Toon Characters - Exclusive on ActorCore

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 29, 2024 at 8:28am

A library of more than 500 handkey motions, including unique, stylized interactions and movements such as walk, talk, and run, lets animators easily add zest to 3D cartoon productions.

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Podcast EP 243: Lee Griffin On Picking Up Blender and Going Viral

The 25-year-old data analyst shares how he picked up Blender as a hobby, created a unique animation style and subsequently saw his short animations go viral on social. 

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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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Shotopop Ushers In Riot Games’ TFT Vegas With Animated Show Open

Along with U.S. rep Psyop, the London-based studio collaborated on the short that welcomes VIP players and hosts arriving at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, ready for a supreme eSports event.

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Watch the Dark and Chaotic ‘NOIR’ Animated Music Video

Powerful 2D and 3D images meld with musician adiiilya’s vocals to delve into themes of jealousy, obsession, and toxic masculinity while portraying the characters’ fragmented minds and distorted perceptions of reality.

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NVIDIA Studio Highlights Michael Gilmour’s ‘Winter World’ Videos

NVIDIA DLSS 3.5 now available on real-time 3D creation software D5 Render; blog showcases 3D artists’ long-form “winter worlds’ videos designed to offer viewers a sense of peace and relaxation.

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Crowd Sim and Motion Director Editor for iClone 8.4 Launch as Free Upgrades

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 1:15pm

After two years of development, Reallusion has updated its 3D animation program with an integrated crowd simulation engine as well as the Motion Director Editor that lets users precisely steer characters in scenes and trigger motion sequences.

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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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NVIDIA Studio Highlights Nourhan Ismail’s ‘Creator by Day, Gamer by Night’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 1, 2023 at 8:24am

Self-taught 3D artist’s isometric art style features colors and intriguing details reflecting childhood influences; with Adobe After Effects and Blender, she begins crafting with just a single room.

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Podcast EP 233: Will Anderson on Animating a Fluffy Cat Called Greg in Blender

The BAFTA-winning Scottish animator/filmmaker shares how he became an independent animator and what opportunities exist for other animators who boast a unique style.

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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.

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BOXX Introduces APEXX T4 PRO Workstation

Featuring AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7000 WX- Series processors, the new liquid-cooled system is optimized for complex workflows and delivers top performance with creative apps such as Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, and SOLIDWORKS.

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NVIDIA Showcases New NVIDIA Studio Laptops to Create, Game & Study

Watch ‘Doors to Realities’ video by influencer James Luke, a.k.a. JiffyVFX, highlighting the GeForce and NVIDIA Studio RTX 40 Series laptops and how they enable AI optimizing content creation, gaming, and study apps.

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BOXX Announces RAXX P1G Workstation with New NVIDIA L40S GPU

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 8, 2023 at 11:47am

The high-performance platform is purpose-built to power generative AI and media and entertainment workflows with NVIDIA’s new universal GPU for data centers based on the NVIDIA Ada Lovelace architecture. 

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Academy Software Foundation Adopts OpenImageIO

The Foundation’s newest hosted project, created by Larry Gritz in 2008, is widely used by VFX and animation studios and integrated into leading production software products; don’t miss the OIIO ‘Birds of a Feather’ session at SIGGRAPH August 7. 

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Headshot 2 AI-Enhanced Mesh-to-CC Plugin Released

By Dan Sarto | Monday, July 17, 2023 at 9:21am

Reallusion’s new AI-enhanced Character Creator 4 plugin enables users to create advanced 3D real-time digital humans from photos and 3D models.

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AMD Ups its Blender Game with New Rendering Technology for Cycles X

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 22, 2023 at 7:25am

The company’s continuing support for the growing Blender community through new tools like the HIP (Heterogeneous Interface for Portability) API and planned support for USD and materialX means Blender artists can access an expanding set of high-performance graphics card options for their creative production.

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Kunda Kids Launches Music-Filled ‘Kunda & Friends’ on YouTube

U.K.-based kids’ media company taps Uganda-based Creatures Animation to produce the 3DCG educational series portraying African Culture and fostering essential life skills such as confidence, kindness, and teamwork.

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KitBash3D Launches Cargo 3D Asset and Software Integration Software

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 29, 2023 at 1:08am

Innovative tool allows creators to easily search the company’s extensive model and materials library and seamlessly import assets into 3D content creation tools like Unreal Engine 5, Blender, and Autodesk Maya and 3ds Max.

The Enduring Search for Funny ANIMATIONWorld

The Very Very Big Adult Swim SMALLS Shorts Program

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 3:34pm

For Dave Hughes, 300+ films over five years are just the beginning as he continues to find innovative creators like Nic Collins and Sean Godsey, Sam Lanier, Kelly Cooper, Felipe Di Poi, and Sarah Schmidt in his search for funny new stories he hopes can jump to specials, pilots, or series.

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NVIDIA’s ‘Meet the Omnivore’ Highlights ‘Sickle Cell Priapism’ Short

California-based Elara Systems harnesses Adobe Substance 3D Painter, Maya, Unreal Engine and NVIDIA Omniverse, connecting 3D pipelines to create AI character-driven 3D medical animations that help raise public awareness through relatable storytelling.

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Watch Miami Design District's ‘Beyond Belief’ Campaign

Innovative animation captures cultural engineer Craig Robin's vision of the MDD as a ‘laboratory for creativity’ with hand-drawn illustrations modeled after iconic neighborhood landmarks; a female avatar takes the viewers on a journey from the district’s past to its future.

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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.

Taking Over Planets is Hard Work ANIMATIONWorld

Horny Aliens, Hungry World Eaters, and the Many Travails of ‘Thoron the Conqueror’

Creators Sean Godsey and Nic Collins talk about how their own struggles laid the groundwork for their hilarious new animated short film, premiering April 15 on Adult Swim SMALLS.

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