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Nominated for an Annie! VFXWorld

Pushing the FX Pedal to the Metal in ‘Fast & Furious: Spy Racers’

Smoking wheels and burning rubber barely scratch the visual effects surface of DreamWorks Animation and Netflix’s high-horsepower street racing thriller, nominated for a Best FX for TV/Media Annie Award for the third season ‘Sirocco Fire Explosion’ finale.

virtual production ANIMATIONWorld

Jerome Chen Talks Real-Time Animation with Unreal Engine

The Sony Pictures Imageworks senior VFX supervisor discusses his studio’s integration of Epic’s game engine technology and real-time workflows into its animation production on a new episode of Netflix’s ‘Love, Death & Robots’ anthology series.

The Magic of VFX! VFXWorld

Method Studios Brings VFX ‘Magic’ to Robert Zemeckis’ ‘The Witches’

Using Unreal Engine-based virtual production tools, VFX supervisor Kevin Baillie helps the Oscar-winning director pre-shoot every live-action scene needing digital characters, including mice, chickens, and a cat.   

game cinematics Headline News

Bad Guys Have Their Fun in ‘Evil Genius 2: Wold Domination’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 26, 2021 at 9:33am

Haz Dulull and He Sun deliver an exciting game cinematic spot for Rebellion’s latest release, produced with a USD-based Houdini pipeline, Unreal Engine, and Redshift. 

Technology Headline News

Autodesk Unveils Maya, 3ds Max and MotionBuilder 2022

Flagship product updates include powerful new functionality and tools like the much anticipated USD plugin for Maya.

Commercials Headline News

JAMM Scores a Touchdown with ‘The Neighborhood’ Spot

DoorDash’s first SuperBowl campaign featured rapper Daveed Diggs and the Sesame Street Muppets; creative studio incorporated elements including a CG train and added a bit of animation magic to make Grover fly.

Technology Headline News

LoUPE Simplifies Storytelling with Technology ‘For Artists, By Artists’

Tangent Labs co-founder Jeff Bell shares how their platform integrates asset management, production and task management, review and collaboration, sketching, draw overs, and note taking to enable transparent, accessible, and innovative animation and VFX creativity.

Technology Headline News

Sunrise Productions Open Source Node eXecution Tree Python Tool Now Available

NXT automates programming tasks related to animation and VFX graphics and linear processing; the simplification of production workflows builds a bridge between artists and developers.

short film animation ANIMATIONWorld

‘Bearly’ Charms as SCAD Animation Studio’s Debut Film

The delightful 2D/3D animated musical short, about a curious bear cub’s attempt to resist hibernation, marks the start of the program’s ambitious plan to produce two new shorts each year.

Technology Headline News

Industrial Brothers Finishes ‘Remy & Boo’ Episodes in the Cloud

Having already turned to Amazon Web Services, the studio easily moved to full remote production in the cloud this March; company quickly scaled artistic and computing capacity without disruption to delivery schedule.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Method Scares Up the Boogeyman in ‘A Babysitter's Guide to Monster Hunting’

Led by VFX supervisor Hamish Schumacher, the Vancouver studio designs and produces three digital monsters, known as Toadies, bringing frighteningly-good fun to Netflix’s new film, based on the Joe Ballarini’s book series.

real-time rendering Headline News

Epic Games Releases Weta’s ‘Meerkat’ Hair and Fur Sample Project

VFX powerhouse has worked closely with Epic to fine-tune Unreal Engine’s strand-based Hair and Fur system; downloadable scene gives users a firsthand look at the production tool in action.

Do it in the Cloud! Headline News

‘BobbleHeads: The Movie’: First Film Finished Remotely with Nvidia GPUs and Azure

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 10:12am

Cher, Jennifer Coolidge, and Luke Wilson star in animated film completed remotely, during the COVID-19 pandemic, with leading cloud-based technology including Chaos Group’s V-Ray renderer.

Technology Headline News

Autodesk Announces Maya 2020.4

Update to Bifrost visual programming environment brings richer, procedural workflows to more areas of the pipeline and provides artists with powerful new scattering and instancing capabilities, along with volumetrics and FX tools.

Technology Headline News

BOXX Technologies Launches APEXX Denali A3 Workstation

Innovative features optimize productivity by empowering architects, engineers, 3D designers, and motion media professionals to create, render, and multitask faster than ever before.

digital humans ANIMATIONWorld

A Digital Woman Discusses Society’s Perception of Femininity in ‘I.D.A’ CG Short

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 4:45pm

VFX studio Nu Boyana FX’s first inhouse animated short, based on a spoken word poem, started as an R&D project before blossoming into a film asking fundamental questions about what makes a girl real; the fully keyframed film’s production toolkit included Zbrush, Mari, Maya, and Nuke.

Technology Headline News

Glassbox Releases DragonFly 2.0

Enhancements to the cross-platform virtual production software include camera tracking advancements, live motion-capture support, flexible licensing, and other features to help better meet the needs of independents and teams working in-studio or remotely.

animated title sequences ANIMATIONWorld

How Studio AKA Captured Chaos and Destruction for the Main Titles on Ridley Scott’s ‘Raised by Wolves’

Working with a team of six artists, director Steve Small employs a combination of 3D, rotoscope and hand-drawn artwork for the haunting, elegant main titles serving as the backstory for the HBO Max sci-fi series.

WTF! Headline News

An Irritable Creature Gives Practical WTF Advice in ‘How to Make the Best Coffee’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 1:44pm

Chilean VFX artist Tomás Vergara’s new ‘WTF-X’ satirical short film series humorously portrays extraordinary CG beings sharing amazingly ordinary life lessons with a bemused young man that begs, the question, ‘What the f*ck?’

Feature Film VFX Headline News

Watch VFX Legion’s ‘Charm City Kings’ VFX Breakdown Reel

Visual effects supervisor James Hattin and producer Nate Smalley led company’s global remote team in creating photorealistic effects for HBO Max’s inner-city coming to age drama.

Commercials Headline News

Zoic Crafts First-Person Shooter Experience for ‘No Extra Life’ Gun Safety PSA

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 11:42am

Studio’s new fully CG spot drops viewer into frantic video game race to find loved one after realizing unsecured gun is missing from a drawer.

cloud Computing VFXWorld

Break+Enter Charts its Future in the Cloud

VFX studio discusses its pre-pandemic move to a cloud-based pipeline, including establishment of best practices and standards, and how they will continue to invest in and expand their virtual, remote production efforts company-wide.

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