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VFX Legend Doug Trumbull Presents May 4 at FMX 2021

‘Then & Now Track’ welcomes the visual effects pioneer, who will talk on ‘The Cinema of the Future;’ conference runs online May 4-6.

Technology Headline News

Escape Studios Now Houdini Certified

School gains SideFX’s official recognition for excellence in teaching; students now get exclusive access to webinars, presentations, and real-time feedback sessions for their portfolios.

People Headline News

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.

Technology Headline News

Ringling College of Art and Design Designated a Houdini Certified School

The Motion Design Department’s trained students qualify for fully featured EDU licenses of Houdini FX for home use and a one-year Core or six-month FX license upon graduation.

FMX 2020 Headline News

BAFTA and Annie Award-Winning Sergio Pablos to Present ‘Klaus’ at FMX 2020

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 3, 2020 at 2:35pm

Writer-director will present his Oscar-nominated film, Netflix’s first original animated feature; ‘Mulm,’ the first 2020 conference trailer, is released. 

FMX 2020 Headline News

FMX 2020 Announces ‘Imagine Tomorrow’ Theme, First Program Confirmations

25th Anniversary Edition will focus on visions of the future for media & entertainment; Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Volker Engel and Annecy Cristal-winning animation director Regina Pessoa among first confirmed speakers.

Awards Headline News

The Rookies Announces World School Rankings 2019 Winners

Based on almost 3,500 entries from artists in 89 countries, 120 industry experts used a variety of criteria to award schools on how well they prepare students for careers in creative media and entertainment.

call for entries Headline News

The Rookies Launches 2019 Global Competition

9th annual Rookie Awards call for entries is open to all amateur creatives in VFX, animation, games, VR, motion graphics and 3D visualization. 

FMX 2019 Headline News

ILM’s Rob Bredow to Present ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Friday, January 18, 2019 at 4:14pm

Studio’s head and executive creative director will share inner workings of their visual and physical effects work on Disney's BAFTA and VES-nominated sci-fi adventure.

Technology Headline News

AMPAS, Linux Foundation Launch Academy Software Foundation

Founding members include Animal Logic, Autodesk, Blue Sky Studios, Cisco, DNEG, DreamWorks Animation, Epic Games, Foundry, Google Cloud, Intel, SideFX, The Walt Disney Studios and Weta Digital.

Pixar Headline News

Pixar Animation Studios Releases RenderMan 22

New release delivers interactive performance and state-of-the-art features, laying the groundwork for integration with Universal Scene Description technology.

Education and Training Headline News

The Rookies Opens its 2018 Competition

Young creatives in film, animation, games, VR, motion graphics and 3D visualization offered evaluation by top professionals and exposure to the industry.

Polynoid Headline News

Polynoid, Woodblock Tease ‘Shark in the Park’ Short

First in a series of CG-animated edutainment films aimed at discovering the real magic of the world we live in approaches the explanation of natural phenomena in a fantastical way.

Pluralsight Headline News

Pluralsight Partners with SideFX for All-Day Houdini Training Event

New Houdini 16 coursework to cover everything from character creation to environments; free event to feature speakers from Pluralsight, SideFX, TriHelix and Feline Arts.

Redshift Headline News

Redshift Now Provides Integration with SideFX Houdini

New plugin brings the lightning-fast speed of GPU-accelerated render engine Redshift to SideFX’s powerful all-in-one 3D application combining modeling, animation, rigging and compositing.

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‘Piper’ and the Development of Pixar’s Presto Sculpting Brush

Along with a slew of VFX breakdown videos and images, ‘Piper’ supervising technical director Brett Levin details the tools and techniques employed on director Alan Barillaro’s Oscar-nominated CG short.

Allegorithmic Headline News

Allegorithmic Launches Inaugural ‘Substance Days’ Event

Two days of masterclasses, an evening keynote, and a day of free conference sessions to be held at Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Games and Animation.

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