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ftrack Acquires cineSync Developer Cospective

Acquisition of award-winning remote viewing tool should foster collaborative development of powerful new workflow solutions for the creative industries. 

CAF Headline News

‘Kids’ Takes Best in Show Honors at SIGGRAPH Asia Computer Animation Festival

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 11:17am

Michael Frei and Mario von Rickenbach’s powerful short about the random actions of a faceless group wins top prize at annual showcase for excellence in CG animation.

Animated Feature Films ANIMATIONWorld

Writer and Director Jill Culton Talks ‘Abominable’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, October 14, 2019 at 4:58pm

DreamWorks Animation and Pearl Studio’s just released US-China co-production shows animation’s true power to cross cultural boundaries with an entertaining, relatable and emotional story.

SIGGRAPH Headline News

Innovators and Pioneers in Computer Graphics and Animation to Speak at SIGGRAPH Asia 2019

The conference, taking place is Brisbane, Australia from November 17 -20, will feature a wide array of sessions with industry luminaries in animation, VFX and technology.

Technology Headline News

ftrack Launches Adobe Illustrator Integration for ftrack Studio

New app release, with improved versioning across all ftrack’s Adobe Creative Cloud integrations, optimizes efficiency while accelerating creative workflows. 

SIGGRAPH Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia 2019 to Host Global Industry Gathering in Brisbane

High-profile studios, tech companies, academics and start-ups will gather November 17-20, establishing the conference as an important learning hub and showcase for emerging technologies.

People Headline News

Academy Adds 7 Members to Science and Technology Council

New members Bill Baggelaar, Brooke Breton, Buzz Hays, Arjun Ramamurthy, Rachel Rose, Dave Schnuelle and Mandy Walker the council’s 2019–2020 membership roster to 25.

Technology Headline News

Polygon Pictures Announces PPixel Non-Photorealistic Rendering Software

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 12:51pm

New system from studio behind ‘BLAME!’ and ‘GODZILLA: Planet of the Monsters’ supports diverse visual styles, including cel shading, which replicates the look of hand-drawn cel animation in 3D.

Business Headline News

Boris FX Acquires Academy Award-Winning SilhouetteFX and Digital Film Tools

Purchase adds rotoscoping, paint, and photo editing plug-ins to the company’s suite of post-production and visual effects applications.

HBO VFXWorld

Scanline Reveals Throne Melt and King’s Landing Destruction in ‘GOT’ Season 8 VFX Breakdown

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 3:07pm

Studio delivers 60 minutes of spectacular visual effects, including epic battles, destruction and Clegane brothers fight on final three episodes of HBO’s hit fantasy adventure series, ‘Game of Thrones.’

Technology Headline News

Alienbrain 2019 With Unreal Editor Integration Now Available

Latest version of leading version control software works with leading 2D and 3D applications, maintaining artist’s workflow without switching applications.

Technology Headline News

Maxon’s Cinema 4D Release 21 Now Available

Next generation of leading 3D software program provides numerous program enhancements, better integration with other production tools and new low-cost subscription pricing.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Animal Logic Does a Marvel-ous Job bringing ‘Captain Marvel’ VFX to Life

High-end animation and visual effects studio used cineSync extensively to help define, refine and enhance their creative vision and stay in tune with directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.

People Headline News

Technicolor Adds Steffen Wild as New Head of Virtual Production

Industry veteran joins company’s pre-production studio to help merge previs, techvis and postvis together into flexible, storyteller-focused integrated production pipeline. 

animation software ANIMATIONWorld

Bringing Hand-Drawn Comics to Life with Animation Technology

Industry veterans Seth Zeichner and Pat Mariarity discuss using Adobe Character Animator and After Effects to create their animated short, ‘The Realm Beyond Reason.’

Technology Headline News

Dynamixyz and Pixelgun Studios Introduce Scan-Based Facial Animation

New ‘Performer’ markerless facial animation software provides facial tracking trained directly from scans as well as a direct solve onto a Maya rig.           

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