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Katana 4.0 Reveal Shows Major New Features Coming Fall 2020

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 12:51pm

At the recent Foundry Live event, the Katana team shared a sneak peek at their ground-breaking new lookdev and lighting software release slated for later this year.

TV Animation Headline News

DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Cleopatra in Space’ Premieres on Peacock

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 9:13am

For executive producer Doug Langdale, bold colors and a 2D/CG production process helps transport ‘Cleo’ into a high school 30,000 years in the future.

Home Entertainment Headline News

EXCLUSIVE CLIP: Go Behind the Scenes with the Hatchlings of ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 2:47pm

Take a peek as the feathered tykes are launched into outer space, and channel their inner Cowpoke; the sequel to Rovio’s 2016 animated hit, ‘The Angry Birds,’ is available now on Digital, and November 12 on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD.

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Sony Pictures Imageworks Spreads More Than Its Wings in ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 30, 2019 at 8:28am

For first-time VFX supervisor Stirling Duguid, animating water, lava, pig snot and millions of feathers was only part of the fun producing the sequel to Rovio’s 2016 animated hit, ‘The Angry Birds.’  

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Frenemies Unite Against an Icy Foe in ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 6:20am

Production designer Pete Oswald discusses the challenge of creating Zeta, an engaging new villain, and her sub-zero Eagle Island lair in Sony Pictures Animation and Rovio’s ‘Angry Birds’ animated comedy sequel. 

Concept Art Headline News

First Annual Concept Art Awards Show Set for September 7

Submissions now being accepted through July 7 for inaugural awards, celebrating the role of concept artists, being presented at upcoming LightBox Expo in Pasadena.

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WATCH: Oscar Winner Doug Chiang Talks ‘Star Wars’ Visual Design at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 6:52am

Legendary artist shares concept design insights, George Lucas’ impact on his evolution as a designer, working through production design challenges and how he handles different opinions from strong creative voices on a film. 

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WATCH: Bobby Chiu Talks Concept Art and Character Design at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 10:56am

Schoolism.com founder and Imaginism Studios producer / designer shares his insights on design challenges, artistic tools, working with directors and how filmability impacts his creative decision-making. 

Lucasfilm Headline News

Lucasfilm, ILM Announce Open Source Release of MaterialX Library

MaterialX development team to host a ‘Birds of a Feather’ meeting at the ACM SIGGRAPH Conference in Los Angeles, CA on Monday July 31, 2017.

FMX Blogs

WATCH: ILM’s Christian Alzmann Talks BB-8 and ‘Star Wars’ Concept Art at FMX 2017

The Industrial Light & Magic senior art director discusses his iconic droid design as well as duties as a concept artist on both ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.’

FMX Blogs

WATCH: Jennifer Yuh, Max Boas and Raymond Zibach Talk ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ at FMX 2016

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 12:26pm

The DreamWorks Animation director, art director and production designer discuss their work on the studio's hit animated feature.

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WATCH: Weta Digital’s Michael Pangrazio Talks Feature Film Look Dev and Art Direction at FMX 2016

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 5:44pm

The veteran art director and concept artist discusses his work across a number of Weta feature film projects.

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WATCH: ILM’s Kevin Jenkins Talks ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Art Direction at FMX 2016

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 14, 2017 at 4:50pm

ILM's supervising art director discusses the concept and production art pipeline on Walt Disney Pictures and J.J. Abrams' epic space adventure.

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Visualizing the Fantastic Worlds of ‘Doctor Strange’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 5:55pm

The Third Floor’s previs and postvis supervisor Faraz Hameed describes the challenges of more than two years of work on Marvel’s hit supernatural superhero adventure.

The Foundry Headline News

The Foundry launches KATANA for Windows

Award-winning software brings greater efficiency to studios of all sizes with new Windows port; professional look development and lighting tool is now easier to install and supports plug-ins for RenderMan, V-Ray, Arnold and 3Delight.

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Isotropix to Showcase Clarisse iFX 2.0 at SIGGRAPH 2015

Isotropix teams with Fabric Software on a full schedule of presentations and events for SIGGRAPH 2015 to showcase the latest developments and new features in the company’s next-gen look development, lighting and rendering tool.

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Mercenaries Engineering to Unveil New Guerilla Render at SIGGRAPH 2014

Mercenaries Engineering brings a new version of professional rendering, look development and lighting solution Guerilla Render to SIGGRPH 2014.

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