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Here Kitty Kitty! ANIMATIONWorld

Red Star’s Ben Smith Talks Years of Cat-Tastic Animation

The co-founder discusses the loss of his business partner, Jan Rogowski, and the studio’s transition from theme park films to feature films centered around an interesting creative niche: animated cats.

Celebrating the Best in Computer Graphics Headline News

It’s a Wrap: SIGGRAPH Asia 2023

The annual conference concludes its latest edition, which ran December 12-15 in Sydney; 5,690 attendees from more than 40 countries gathered, including technical and creatives in research, science, art, animation, gaming, interactivity, education, and emerging technologies.

Celebrating the Best in Computer Graphics Headline News

16th ACM SIGGRAPH Asia Brings the CG World Together

A gathering place for technical and creatives in research, science, art, animation, gaming, interactivity, education, and emerging technologies, the annual conference and exhibition on computer graphics and interactive techniques comes to Sidney, Australia, December 12-15.

Business Headline News

Jon Peddie Research Releases 2023 Digital Content Creation Market Study

The report shows growth in demand for digital content and tools for its creation, especially in emerging markets.

Nighty Night! VFXWorld

Halon’s ‘Slumberland’ Visualization Shows Exactly What Dreams are Made Of

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 12, 2023 at 12:51pm

Teams led by Casey Pyke and Ryan McCoy produced previs – and some postvis – on key scenes involving the Ballroom Dance, an Octopus chase, a Garbage Truck chase, and the big third act dreams chase, on Francis Lawrence’s adaptation of Winsor McCay’s famous comic strip, now streaming on Netflix.

VFX for TV VFXWorld

FuseFX Ratchets Up the Visuals and Adventure in ‘Outer Banks’ Season 3

The leading VFX studio delivers plane crashes, house fires, and a cave with 500-year-old gold treasure, in the latest season of Netflix’s action-adventure mystery teen drama about two warring clans in North Carolina’s famous barrier islands.

Nighty Night! VFXWorld

It’s Sweet VFX Dreams for Framestore on ‘Slumberland’

The visual effects studio's team, led by VFX supervisor João Sita and animation supervisor Fernando Herrera, delivered 200 shots that featured a bed that walks and floats, an animated stuffie named Pig, and a massive flying Canadian goose, on the fantasy adventure now streaming on Netflix.

Truly the Bear Necessities VFXWorld

Robin Hollander Talks ‘Cocaine Bear,’ Wētā FX’s New Favorite Project

The VFX supervisor shares his studio’s fun, old-school visual effects work on Elizabeth Banks’ horror comedy based on the true story of a black bear, sometimes known as Pablo Escobear, who fatally ingested 75 pounds of cocaine dropped by smugglers in the Tennessee wilderness in 1985.

An Evil Queen that Sings! VFXWorld

Pixomondo Hits the High Note with ‘The Magic Flute’ Operatic VFX

Leading visual effects studio delivers 420 shots, including a massive, sinister 3D snake, on Florian Sigl’s feature film adaptation of Wolfgang Mozart’s 232-year-old opera, which hits U.S. theaters today, March 10, courtesy of Shout! Factory.

Meow! ANIMATIONWorld

Mark Edwards Talks the Visual Development of ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 3:48pm

With an exclusive ‘Wishing Star Battle’ breakdown reel to help illustrate, the visual effects supervisor takes us behind the digital curtain, sharing lookdev mandates, design directives, and production realities on how our titular feline hero, as well as the Wolf, Perrito and other characters came to life, on the Oscar-nominated 3DCG animated feature.

Education Headline News

Stage 03 VFX Releases Online VFX101 Class Sampler

Featuring 6 hours of curated training material covering VFX filmmaking, Compositing, Modeling, and After Effects Animation, the VFX Sampler is a superb introduction to the global education program’s comprehensive, degreed, and accredited visual effects instruction.

Technology Headline News

Maxon Announces Integration of Redshift in ZBrush

Key updates for Maxon One line expand Forger capabilities with modeling toolset, including subdivision surfaces and symmetry; performance upgrades in Red Giant Trapcode’s improve particle simulation creation in Adobe After Effects.

Meow! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’: So Much More Than Just a Sequel

Producer Mark Swift talks about the development of DreamWorks Animation’s blockbuster adventure-comedy now in theaters, and why the long-awaited swashbuckling feline’s return is his favorite of all the films he’s worked on.

Meow! ANIMATIONWorld

Crime and Funishment: A Feline Hero Returns in ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’

Joel Crawford, director of DreamWorks Animation’s latest adventure-comedy, talks about Kurosawa, Sergio Leone, and the making of his new film about the famous whiskered adventurer’s coming to grips with mortality, a brilliant, instant classic, now in theaters.

Meow! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ Returns to its Fairy-Tale Illustration Roots

For Production Designer Nate Wragg, the daredevil feline star and supporting characters of DreamWorks Animation’s new 3DCG comedy adventure, launching today in theaters, sport more exciting, painterly looks that draw heavily from their illustrated origins.

Get Your Hulk-Smash On! VFXWorld

Wētā FX Works Their Smashingly Good Magic on ‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’

In an extensive Q & A, Senior Animation Supervisor Sidney Kombo-Kintombo and Senior VFX Supervisor Guy Williams talk about their gargantuan contributions to Marvel Studios’ 'She-Hulk: Attorney at Law,' streaming exclusively on Disney+.

Technology Headline News

Maxon Reveals Updates for Cinema 4D and Other Key Products

New features and workflow improvements across the company’s product line include Cinema 4D’s Pyro for the creation of fire, smoke, and explosions, and an integrated Redshift Camera and Radial Symmetry for modeling; new features for Forger, VFX, and Trapcode were also announced.

Conferences Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia 2022 Registration Now Open

The Annual Conference takes place December 6-9 in Daegu, South Korea – with COVID travel restrictions lifted, the event promises the in-person return of a diverse group of respected technical and creative people from all over the world; don’t miss SACAF 2022, celebrating the vibrant and inspiring world of computer animation.

Fighting Food Poverty Headline News

Studio AKA Creates Spot for Climate Healers and World Food Healers Day

Featuring Vega the cow, the studio’s 60-second animated ‘Food Healers’ began with simple drawings, then used Maya and Houdini to create a fun, colorful animated short promoting themes of ‘climate catastrophe’ and ‘food poverty’ without trivializing the issues.

The Future of AI Headline News

NVIDIA ‘GET3D’ AI Model to Populate Virtual Worlds Revealed

Capping its GTC announcements, the tech giant unveils new model that using only 2D images, generates 3D shapes - with high-fidelity textures and complex geometric details - to easily populate virtual worlds with a diverse array of 3D buildings, vehicles, and characters, in the most popular software app formats.

Helping Artists Stay Competitive Headline News

Autodesk Launches Maya Creative

Now accessible via Flex pay-as-you-go product use system, the new, flexible version makes the industry standard 3D toolset more affordable and accessible to artists at smaller studios.

Collaboration Technology ANIMATIONWorld

New Graphic Novel Presents Dino-Infused Take on Legend of Atlantis

By Dan Sarto | Monday, September 12, 2022 at 7:38am

For Bureau of Magic president Mark Warshaw, his studio’s ‘Five Nations: The Age of Atlantis’ graphic novel, animated TV series and Web3 project brings to life the legendary sunken city he’s been dreaming about since age 7.

The Epic Space Epic Returns VFXWorld

FuseFX Goes Big and Bold in ‘The Orville: New Horizons'

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 9, 2022 at 1:10pm

Led by VFX Supervisor Tommy Tran, the studio produced massively complex visuals on 1,827 shots in Season 3 of Seth MacFarlane and Hulu’s sci-fi comedy, including bigger and more complex planets, space battles, and an impressive, completely overhauled USS Orville.

Technology Headline News

Maxon Ups Its Game with Major Updates to Product Line

Cinema 4D, Redshift, Forger, Red Giant, Moves by Maxon, and Maxon Capsules see numerous improvements offering users advanced simulation, overall enhancements, and optimized workflows.

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