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Chaos Releases V-Ray 6 for Maya

The award-winning renderer adds new systems and updates, including geometric tiling, procedural clouds, a new shader profiler, and USD support; numerous enhancements create a more complete toolset for monitoring and optimizing projects.

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Autodesk Releases RV Media Review Software as Open Source

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 10:37am

Joining with code contributions from DNEG and Sony Pictures Imageworks, RV will help shape the Open Review Initiative, the ASWF effort to standardize VFX and animation standards while building a unified, open source toolset for playback, review, and approval.

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NVIDIA Plans to Accelerate Evolution of USD

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 10:10am

The company will pursue a multi-year effort to expand USD’s capabilities beyond VFX, working with its inventor, Pixar, along with Adobe, Autodesk, and Siemens.

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NVIDIA Announces New AI-Powered Tools for the Omniverse

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 10:00am

Founder and CEO Jensen Huang kicks off SIGGRAPH 2022 with news of the Metaverse while also unveiling a range of new developer frameworks, tools, apps, and plugins to close the gap between the physical and virtual worlds.

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Union VFX Delivers a Tasty Bakery Van Chase for Marvel’s ‘Moon Knight’

The London-based studio shares its VFX breakdown reel showcasing how they created a high-octane cupcake delivery truck pursuit through the Alps for Marvel and Disney+’s latest MCU series.

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Autodesk Launches Pre-SIGGRAPH 2022 ‘Virtual Vision Series’

Tech giant offering 2-days of online sessions with presentations by WB Games Avalanche, Playground Games, Crafty Apes, IGNITE Animation Studios, Crater Studio, and Megalis VFX; registration is free and required to attend.

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NVIDIA Announces Role as ‘Metaverse Standards Forum’ Founding Member

The cutting-edge technology company joins other leading organizations in the open Forum designed to foster industry-wide cooperation on interoperability standards, laying the foundation for and tapping the potential of the Metaverse.

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GTC Reveals Underscore Critical Expansion of NVIDIA Omniverse in M&E

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 3:06pm

NVIDIA’s Media and Entertainment GM, Richard Kerris, introduced a number of new releases, coming updates, and future plans for the growing ecosystem surrounding the company’s powerful new interactive, real-time 3D design collaboration platform.

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NVIDIA Announces Omniverse Cloud for Connecting Designers and Creators

New suite of cloud services will allow instant, real-time access to the NVIDIA Omniverse platform for interactive 3D design collaboration, enabling even non-technical viewers to access scenes with full simulation and rendering through the NVIDIA GeForce NOW platform.

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Join NVIDIA Omniverse and Adobe Substance 3D Material Manipulation Session at NVIDIA GTC

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 7:33am

March 23 presentation, ‘New Approach to Fashion Design with Adobe Substance 3D and NVIDIA Omniverse,’ will showcase new tools that make it easier than ever to create and modify fabrics.

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NVIDIA GTC Workshop Highlights Advances in 3D Material Manipulation with Omniverse

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 21, 2022 at 10:13am

‘New Approach to Fashion Design with Adobe Substance 3D and NVIDIA Omniverse,’ being presented March 23, will showcase new tools that make it easier than ever to create and modify fabrics.

The Web Slinger Returns! VFXWorld

Digital Domain Helps ‘Bridge’ the Multiverse in ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’

VFX supervisor Scott Edelstein, nominated for an Oscar alongside Kelly Port, Chris Waegner, and Daniel Sudick, led his team in delivering more than 520 shots and 600 unique assets, including recreating 2.5 square miles of New York City for the dramatic Doc Ock – Spidey bridge fight, in Marvel’s smash action-adventure hit.

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Rebellion Drops ‘Sniper Elite 5’ Game Trailer

Featuring action-packed assets produced by company’s VFX studio, the cinematic hints at new ‘Invasion Mode’ which promises to bring a new dimension to the gaming experience; latest installment of the franchise will release on multiple platforms later this year.

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Producing Animation the Right Way on ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’

By Trevor Hogg | Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 10:37am

DNEG’s feature animation division drew on years of cutting-edge VFX production experience to build the pipeline needed to help Locksmith Animation bring Barney and Ron the B*Bot to life.

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NVIDIA Releases Free Version of Omniverse for Individual Creators and Artists

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 9:27am

The company’s real-time 3D design collaboration and simulation platform is now available to millions of NVIDIA GeForce Studio creators with RTX GPUs; new Omniverse Machinima and Omniverse Audio2Face platforms also revealed, as well as new platform features and 3D asset marketplaces.

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NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise Now Available Through PNY

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 15, 2021 at 8:00am

PNY is partnering with NVIDIA to bring their revolutionary real-time 3D collaboration and simulation platform to reinvent workflows for dispersed creative teams across the animation and VFX space. Join the free ‘Revolutionizing 3D Workflows with NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise,’ webinar set for November 17.

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NVIDIA Reveals Omniverse Avatar Platform

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 11:56am

New technology generates interactive AI avatars with ray-traced 3D graphics by connecting speech AI, computer vision, natural language understanding, recommendation engines and simulation technologies.

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NVIDIA Announces Omniverse Replicator Synthetic AI Data Generation Engine

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 11:17am

Powerful system produces physically simulated data for training neural networks; first implementations shown are NVIDIA DRIVE Sim and NVIDIA Isaac Sim apps.

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NVIDIA CEO Shares Vision for AI, Robotics, Omniverse Avatars and Digital Twins

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 8:45am

In his virtual GTC keynote, company founder and CEO Jensen Huang introduced a host of new technologies, including his Toy Jensen miniature avatar, to demonstrate transformative uses of the tech giant’s latest offerings in accelerated computing and the Omniverse Enterprise virtual world simulation and collaboration platform.

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Don’t Miss Epic’s ‘Animation Workflows Using Unreal Engine and Maya’ Webinar

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 12:56pm

Coming Wednesday, November 10, virtual event will show how to create stylized character-based animation using UE and Autodesk Maya, exploring open standards like Alembic and USD to quickly move work between the two platforms.

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Join PNY and NVIDIA’s ‘Revolutionizing 3D Workflows with NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise’ Webinar

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 9:00am

This free presentation on November 17 will showcase how companies can address remote and hybrid work challenges with NVIDIA’s new real-time collaboration and simulation platform, Omniverse Enterprise; PNY is also hosting a series of Omniverse Enterprise sessions at GTC 2021, NVIDIA’s free digital conference running November 8-11. 

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NVIDIA GTC 2021 Unveils Massive Program – Free Registration Now Open

The tech giant’s free virtual conference runs November 8-11, featuring 500+ sessions with industry leaders; highlights include founder and CEO Jensen Huang’s keynote, a discussion on the potential of USD for 3D creators, and how the Omniverse, USD, and real-time rendering are transforming global film production and workflows.

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Autodesk Shares Vision of Cloud-Based M&E Workflows

Announcements made today, as Autodesk University 2021 begins, outline an industry forward look at Cloud production, open standards, and machine learning; shift to the cloud in response to global pandemic means opportunities to build a more resilient future, unlocking new levels of creator collaboration and efficiency to meet growing content demand.

This Update is Unreal! Headline News

Unreal Engine 4.27 is Here!

Now available, the latest update to Epic Games' real-time game engine boasts improvements for creators across multiple industries such as game development, film and television, and architecture; enhanced features include improved VFX workflows, faster light baking, integrated RAD game tools, and production-ready pixel streaming.

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