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Digital Domain, Plaza Premium Team on AI-Powered Hospitality Services

The joint venture, setup as a separate business, aims to redefine the global hospitality and airport services landscape with digital human technology and AI; the virtual assistant has made its global debut at the Plaza Premium Lounge at Taoyuan International Airport.

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Impossible Objects Announces New Culver City Facility for Virtual Production

World-building lab and creative studio’s new facility features a 30-foot-wide by 10-foot-high LED wall built with AOTO 2.3mm pixel pitch panels and Brompton SX40 Tessera processors.

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AI-Generated Animated Feature ‘DreadClub: Vampire's Verdict’ Streams in July

From indie creator Hooroo Jackson and made for $405, the film follows a college scandal and a vampire on trial, premieres this July on major streaming platforms.

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DNEG Group Secures $200M Investment

The United Al Saqer Group’s fund infusion accelerates company’s diversification from service provider to content production and AI-powered technology partner, bolstering expansion of Prime Focus Studios’ content creation efforts, start of new tech division Brahma, and launch of visual experience hub in Abu Dhabi.

Mia Rosie and Buddy Oh My! ANIMATIONWorld

Angry Birds Mystery Island’: New Look, New Characters, New Fun

On the latest Rovio series, Titmouse, with help from Snipple Animation and Yearim Productions, finds the right visual bridge between the property’s 3DCG films and flat 2D games, with layered depth and lighting that makes the action pop while maintaining some cartoony plasticity and feel; now streaming on Amazon Kids+ and Prime Video.

On the Road to Denver Headline News

NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang to Deliver SIGGRAPH 2024 Keynote

Dr. Dava Newman, Manu Prakash, and Dr. Mark Sagar will also deliver Keynotes, sharing their perspectives for building a technological future taking us forward into the next half century; the event runs July 28–August 1 at the Colorado Convention Center.



Begins: July 28, 2024

The premier conference and exhibition on computer graphics and interactive techniques returns to Denver, home of the event’s inaugural 1974 edition, running July 28 – August 1.

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Dimension/DNEG 360 Launch ‘Rise Up’ Virtual Production Training Initiative

Partnership with Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively’s Group Effort Initiative on U.K.-based program is aimed at providing training opportunities to under-represented talent in a cutting-edge production environment.

Action-Packed Mermaid Adventures! ANIMATIONWorld

‘Disney Junior’s Ariel’ Celebrates the Caribbean with Doubles, Red Locks and Cinder Blocks

EP Lynne Southerland and art director Chrystin Garland discuss their push for authenticity in the all-new 3DCG preschool series about the young mermaid princess that incorporates the islands’ multi-cultural elements of music, food, fashion, language, and folklore; show debuts June 27 on Disney Junior.

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Meptik’s ‘Studio in a Box’ Accelerates Virtual Production

Pre-configured Disguise studio control stacks for projects of all sizes include ROE LEDs, camera tracking, comprehensive creative and technical support, and training in one seamless solution.

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SIGGRAPH Announces 2024 Electronic Theater Winners

Produced at Carnegie Mellon University, Moshe Mahler’s animated short documentary ‘The Art of Weightlessness’ awarded Best in Show at the Oscar-qualifying Computer Animation Festival.

On the Road to Denver Headline News

SIGGRAPH 2024 Showcases Art Gallery and Art Papers

Program displays latest in computer graphics, highlights intersection of art and technology, and illustrates advancements in art, language, and contemporary media art; runs July 28 – August 1 at the Colorado Convention Center.

Doing it in the Cloud Headline News

Virtual Production Studio Dimension Selects AWS and Arch Platform

On heels of signing joint venture with DNEG to launch DNEG 360 division, the company announced its choice for cloud and technology platforms to scale global visualization, virtual production and content creation services.

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Boris FX Launches Continuum 2024.5 VFX Plugin Update

New release includes advanced AI Tools for VFX artists and content creators including time warps, automatic face detection, a new colorize effect, Particle Illusion updates, and faster speeds.

Not The Cat’s Meow ANIMATIONWorld

‘The Garfield Movie’: The Mouth is a Window to the Belly

CG animation producer Shelley Smith and VFX supervisor Freddy Chaleur discuss how DNEG Animation perfected the not very Shakespearean process of staying on model while animating the extreme poses of a furry cat, based on iconic 2D comic designs, that can eat an entire pizza in one bite.

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Evercoast Acquires DepthKit Volumetric Capture Company

The end-to-end 3D spatial video software provider announces deal that expands its efforts in race to capture and generate 3D digital humans and spatial video while marking an evolution of generative AI from 2D to 3D creation.

She Stands Alone ANIMATIONWorld

Empathy and Dark Humor Collide in ‘Carol & The End of the World’

Dan Guterman’s adult animated comedy series about a meek, introverted woman who prefers mundane daily rituals rather than hedonistic excess in the face of humanity’s impending extinction, employs a carefully crafted visual language, literally guided by the eyes are windows into the soul, to provide its emotion and laughs; now streaming on Netflix.

Let’s All Meet in 3D ANIMATIONWorld

Bent Image Lab Relocates to the Metaverse, Offers Tours to Annecy Attendees

Trever Stewart is taking over the commercial division of the venerable Portland animation studio, and has moved its half-acre facility completely to the metaverse, and is letting festival attendees – with priority on portfolio reviews – don headsets and tour the 3D digital world and creative universe his prolific team now calls home.  

The Road to Turin Headline News

VIEW 2024 Shares Latest Program Updates

Confirmed in-person speakers include Emmy Award-winning director Shannon Tindle with ‘Ultraman: Rising,’ Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Paul Lambert, and ILM Senior VP and CCO Rob Bredow; Italy’s premier animation and VFX event runs October 14-19 in the beautiful baroque city of Turin.