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BOXX Releases the RAXX S1G Rack-Mounted Workstation

New scalable workstation is configurable to meet the needs of engineers, product designers, architects, VFX artists, and animators and optimized to implement remote workstation capabilities for SOLIDWORKS, Autodesk Revit, AutoCAD, 3ds Max, and Maya.

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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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FutureWorks Tackles the VFX on ‘Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 2:00pm

The global visual effects studio partnered with Dharma Productions and DOP Manush Nandan to deliver over 1,300 shots, including set extensions, composites and motion graphics on numerous shots of phones, TVs, and iPad screens, and a CG car in a frantic chase sequence, on Director Karan Johar’s dramatic love story. 

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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. 

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Scanline VFX Creates the Perfect Storm in Netflix’s ‘NYAD’

VFX Supervisor Dann Tarmy breaks down his team’s extensive use of water sims, including how they tackled the huge, new challenge of replacing water in plates where the actor was shot in the water, on Netflix’s biographical sports drama of marathon swimmer Diana Nyad’s attempts to swim from Cuba to Florida. 

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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.

A Message of Tolerance and Love ANIMATIONWorld

‘Pacemaker’: A Trans-Positive Story of Hope and Acceptance

By Dan Sarto | Monday, December 11, 2023 at 12:33pm

Christopher Lennertz’s 3DCG heartfelt short about a grandfather’s journey to understand his grandson’s message of love and pride stars 2023 Tony Award winner Alex Newell, the first-ever non-binary actor to win a Tony, and multi-Grammy Award winner Philip Lawrence, with ‘Nimona’s ND Stevenson serving as executive producer. 

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IdeaRocket Uses 2D Moles to Spread the Word for Dig Safety Awareness

For studio founder William Gadea, what better way to promote Indiana 811’s need to dramatize the possible negative consequences of digging up your yard without first located any underground utility lines than with Holey Moley as a rockin’ and rollin’, jumpsuit-wearing mole sporting a giant hair wave and a crew of sequined squirrel back-up singers.

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Watch: Ingenuity Studios’ ‘Black Cake’ VFX Breakdown Reel

The VFX house delivers 700+ shots across all 8 episodes of Season 1 of Hulu’s drama mystery series based on Charmaine Wilkerson's debut novel about a family wrapped in a murder mystery.

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BOXX Releases APEXX S4 Workstation with Intel Core i7 and i9 14th Gen Processors

The new CPUs are optimized for CAD, 3D design and motion media apps such as Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, AutoCAD, SOLIDWORKS, Cinema 4D and Adobe Creative Cloud.

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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.

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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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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!

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BOXX APEXX S3 Now Features Intel Core i7 and i9 14th Gen Processors

The leading hardware innovator among first to ship new systems with next-gen Intel processors, optimizing performance for CAD, 3D design and motion media.

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Watch: Mill+ and Mercedes-Benz Showcase Innovation for Opening of Worlds 2023

‘League of Legends: A Triumphant Fusion of the Automotive, Esports, and Cinematic Spheres’ ground-breaking cinematic design features a futuristic Seoul built in CG, with Riot Games’ fantastical world and characters introducing Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV to e-sport and game enthusiast audiences.

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Proof Shares ‘Chupa’ Previs/Postvis Reel

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 15, 2023 at 1:30pm

The leading visualization studio handled extensive previs and postvis, enlisting live Maya sessions with director Jonás Cuarón to develop a key chupacabra kidnap sequence that included the film’s most VFX intense scenes, on a mythological creature and teenage boy’s adventure of a lifetime, now streaming on Netflix.

New Paradigms in Kids’ Franchise Development ANIMATIONWorld

Invisible Universe: Dancing Dolls, Culinary Canines, and Celebrity Collaborations

Led by the Serena Williams-inspired Qai Qai, the internet-first animation studio has been steadily building seven different kids’ franchises, incubating first on social media before expanding the brands into film, TV, and games.

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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.

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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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Auto-rig and Pose ZBrush Characters in New CC4 and ZBrush Posing Pipeline

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 21, 2023 at 8:00am

Reallusion’s latest release empowers character artists and 3D print designers to effortlessly transform intricate sculpts into precise, posable, high poly count characters with just a few clicks. 

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Stage 03 Launches ‘VFX Challenge: Creatures Edition’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, July 17, 2023 at 10:39am

Dive into the world of VFX with this creative contest using After Effects, Maya, and Nuke to incorporate CG creatures into live-action footage; 1st prize is an Insta360 X3 Camera; free to enter, the submission deadline is August 31, 2023. 

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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.

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