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Method Studios Walks Us Through History for ‘Eternals’ End Credits

Audiences take a stunning visual tour of artwork across the ages, including Egyptian hieroglyphics, Aboriginal cave paintings, Middle Age tapestries, and Indonesian shadow puppets, in Oscar-winner Chloé Zhao and Marvel Studios’ superhero adventure.

A Best Friend Out of the Box! ANIMATIONWorld

Producing Animation the Right Way on ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’

By Trevor Hogg | Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 10:37am

DNEG’s feature animation division drew on years of cutting-edge VFX production experience to build the pipeline needed to help Locksmith Animation bring Barney and Ron the B*Bot to life.

Danger Will Robinson! VFXWorld

Digital Domain Helps Solve an Alien Mystery in ‘Lost in Space’ Final Season

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 12:10pm

The Oscar-winning VFX studio creates a hostile planet, battling robots, and a lost civilization for Netflix’s hit sci-fi series about the inter-galactic adventures of the Robinson family… that’s always in danger!

Omniverse Has Arrived Headline News

NVIDIA Releases Free Version of Omniverse for Individual Creators and Artists

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 9:27am

The company’s real-time 3D design collaboration and simulation platform is now available to millions of NVIDIA GeForce Studio creators with RTX GPUs; new Omniverse Machinima and Omniverse Audio2Face platforms also revealed, as well as new platform features and 3D asset marketplaces.

We Want More Marvel! VFXWorld

TRIXTER Goes Full Morris on ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’

The VFX studio delivers 237 shots, including the adorable, faceless, and furry four-winged Dijiang sidekick, in Marvel Studios’ first Asian super hero film.

The Space Cowboys are Back! Headline News

Ingenuity Studios Has a Blast with ‘Cowboy Bebop’ VFX

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 11:23am

Studio shares visual effects breakdown reel showcasing rockets, explosions, fire and other action graphics replacement work they delivered across 516 shots on Netflix’s live-action sci-fi neo-noir adaptation of the famed anime.

Venom Returns! Headline News

EXCLUSIVE: DNEG Shares ‘Venom 2: Let There Be Carnage’ VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 1:33pm

Leading visual effects and animation house delivers over 750 shots across 20 sequences, including digidoubles, Carnage transformations, and the wraith Venom, on Andy Serkis and Sony Pictures Entertainment's serial killer symbiont sequel to its 2018 box office hit, ‘Venom.’

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VFX Legion Shares ‘Just Beyond’ VFX Before & After Reel

VFX house tackles complex mix of shots to create feats of digital sorcery for the Disney+ supernatural anthology, inspired by R.L. Stine’s graphic novels, now streaming.

Technology Headline News

Cinesite Renders ‘The Addams Family 2’ in the Cloud

Morticia, Gomez and crew give ‘Road Trip’ a new meaning; in showcasing iconic North American locales, the studio turned to AWS to manage the extensive assets and complex visual effects needed to coordinate the largely remote work.

Venom Returns!

DNEG Causes Considerable VFX Carnage

Leading visual effects house delivers 770 shots, including extensive full CG characters and environments, on Andy Serkis’ ‘Venom: Let There be Carnage,’ Columbia Pictures’ crazed symbiont sequel to its 2018 box office hit, ‘Venom.’

Mmm.. chocolate Headline News

Post Office Studios Tapped for Hershey’s Promo Video

Tempting spot for iconic confectioners ‘Cocoa’ and ‘Cocoa with Almond’ spreads introduces the brands’ new packaging; Cinema 4D with Octane Render used for authentic animation, with the mouthwatering chocolate swirl created through fluid simulations in Houdini.

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Creating the VFX ‘Foundation’ for Apple TV+’s Epic Isaac Asimov Adaptation

A team of visual effects houses, led by DNEG, created 4,000 shots, complete with new worlds, the mysterious Vault artifact, and the enormous Invictus ship, in David Goyer’s expansive and enthralling new series, based on the famed author’s seminal sci-fi book series, now streaming.

Omniverse Has Arrived Headline News

NVIDIA Reveals Omniverse Avatar Platform

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 11:56am

New technology generates interactive AI avatars with ray-traced 3D graphics by connecting speech AI, computer vision, natural language understanding, recommendation engines and simulation technologies.

Omniverse Has Arrived Headline News

NVIDIA Announces Omniverse Replicator Synthetic AI Data Generation Engine

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 11:17am

Powerful system produces physically simulated data for training neural networks; first implementations shown are NVIDIA DRIVE Sim and NVIDIA Isaac Sim apps.

Omniverse Has Arrived Headline News

NVIDIA CEO Shares Vision for AI, Robotics, Omniverse Avatars and Digital Twins

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 8:45am

In his virtual GTC keynote, company founder and CEO Jensen Huang introduced a host of new technologies, including his Toy Jensen miniature avatar, to demonstrate transformative uses of the tech giant’s latest offerings in accelerated computing and the Omniverse Enterprise virtual world simulation and collaboration platform.

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.

It’s Awesome and It’s Free! Headline News

View 2021: Don’t Miss Free ‘Encanto’ Virtual Presentation

The in-person and virtual conference is off and running - highlights include SideFX’s software reveal, talks by Epic Games, educational workshops and coming Friday, a virtual making-of panel about Walt Disney Animation Studio’s latest animated feature – and registration is free.

We Want More Marvel! VFXWorld

Digital Domain Pulls Off Great ‘Fortress’ Escape in ‘Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’

Leading VFX studio delivers almost 250 shots, including digital doubles, CG cars, and an unforgettable race to elude capture in Marvel Studios’ thrilling new MCU adventure.

Unlocking the Future Headline News

Autodesk Shares Vision of Cloud-Based M&E Workflows

Announcements made today, as Autodesk University 2021 begins, outline an industry forward look at Cloud production, open standards, and machine learning; shift to the cloud in response to global pandemic means opportunities to build a more resilient future, unlocking new levels of creator collaboration and efficiency to meet growing content demand.

Turn Up the Volume! ANIMATIONWorld

Playing a Deadly Board Game of War in Iron Maiden’s ‘Stratego’ Music Video

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at 3:39pm

Blinkink director Gustaf Holtenäs, inspired by Kentaro Miura’s ‘Berserk’ manga and the battlefield strategy game Stratego, mixes hand painted 2D backgrounds with 3D elements and Houdini simulations to take Maiden fans inside a stylized, fantastical Japanese-themed gaming world.

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FuseFX Has a Grand Old Time Variance in Marvel’s ‘Loki’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at 12:47pm

The award-winning visual effects company tackles the time-stage theater, time turner effect, time collar and time door, along with set extensions, meteors and dust effects from the destruction of Lamentis, on Disney+’s latest MCU episodic adventure.

Technology Headline News

Weta Digital and SideFX Bringing Houdini to the Cloud

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 23, 2021 at 9:03am

New WetaH collaboration marks leading VFX company’s second move to integrate top commercial and proprietary applications in a single cloud-based service.

Breaking Apart is Hard to Do! VFXWorld

Digital Domain Helps Crash ‘Black Widow’s Flying Red Room Assassin Party

Oscar-winning VFX studio puts on a masterclass in destruction as they build, and then demolish, the enormous airborne training fortress, with heroes and villains all dodging flaming wreckage as they plummet to earth, in the finale of Marvel Studios’ latest MCU thriller.

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