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What Does the Unity – Weta Digital Deal Mean for the VFX Industry?

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 12:55pm

DNEG CEO Namit Malhotra weighs in on what he calls a ‘landmark agreement’ that will fuel the progression and application of new production tools, technology, and workflows in areas such as movies, TV, games, metaverses, VR, and theme park rides.

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Michael Stein Named New Framestore CTO

The former director, technology studio at Walt Disney Imagineering is a proven leader in the implementation of cutting-edge technology; he'll be tasked with driving the company’s global strategy and R&D across real-time, machine learning and cloud-based technology.

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‘Wallace & Gromit’s ‘Fix Up the City’ AR App Launches Today

Aardman and Fictioneers’ new city-scale augmented reality experience transforms Bristol and Cardiff in the UK, and San Francisco in the US, into virtual stages; for a limited time, the app is free on iOS and Android devices in the UK.

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DreamWorks Animation Names Bill Ballew CTO

25-year studio veteran and previous VP of R & D steps up to role previously held by Jeff Wike, who is retiring; new responsibilities include technology-related strategic and creative planning as well as operations of the studio's animation production platforms. 

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Weta Digital and Autodesk Team on WetaM Creative Cloud Service

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 17, 2021 at 7:37am

New subscription service productizes Weta’s Oscar-winning Maya-based proprietary VFX tools, providing artists access to one complete stage to screen Maya-based pipeline.

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Framestore Expands Real-Time Tech Team with New Appointments

Grant Bolton named lead technical director and Alberto Aguado principal engineer on engine team to support studio’s growing use of game engine technology in VFX and virtual production toolsets.

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Wallace & Gromit’s ‘The Big Fix Up’ AR/MR App Released Today

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 18, 2021 at 1:40pm

Aardman and Fictioneers’ new story-driven interactive experience gets up close with the comedic duo, taking users on an urgent fixit job in Bristol as employees of their odd job company, Spick & Spanners; the free app is available on iOS and Android devices in the UK, US, and Canada.

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DNEG Appoints Paul Salvini as Global Chief Technology Officer

Newly named global CTO will be responsible for creating a new and innovative technological vision to help guide the visual effects and animation company through a period of unprecedented global growth.

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Adobe Shares Innovative ‘Sneak Peeks’ at Adobe Max

Highly anticipated event for onsite attendees offered an exclusive look at the newest company research initiatives.

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Total Chaos Returns to Bulgaria May 16 - 18

Chaos Group’s 2nd Annual event brings together 3D artists and developers in VFX, architecture and automotive design together for a series of masterclasses in Sofia.  

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Sony Pictures Imageworks Takes A Bite Out of ‘The Meg’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 31, 2018 at 5:39pm

SPI visual effects supervisor Sue Rowe and her team use simulation tools and a lot of bubbles to tackle a dynamic, action-packed third act in Warner Bros.’ underwater thriller.

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Zhanna Bekmambetova Spreads Her Creative Wings With ‘Tweet-Tweet’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 10, 2018 at 8:41am

First animated film project for both director and Russian VFX house CGF Studio centers around a young girl and her fearless companion…a sparrow.

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Filmakademie’s DREAMSPACE Project Comes to Successful Close

EU-funded tablet-based on-set editing application for collaborative virtual filmmaking on display at SIGGRAPH Asia 2016 has been used on several Filmakademie productions.

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Method Studios Gets Psychedelic for Marvel’s ‘Doctor Strange’

Method Studios tackles the ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ sequence, a mind-bending journey through parallel dimensions that guides Doctor Strange through the multiverse.