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Technology Advancing Art Headline News

NVIDIA Updates ‘Instant NeRF’ to Transform 2D Images into 3D/VR

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at 1:02pm

The app can now use real or rendered images - from smartphones, game screenshots, and design applications - to create a virtual reality scene.

Heading to Stuttgart this April Headline News

FMX 2023 Tickets Now on Sale

The hybrid edition, focusing on the art, technology, and business of animation, visual effects, and interactive and immersive media, returns to Stuttgart April 25-27 with an exclusive online day April 28.

The Annies are Coming! Headline News

50th Annual Annie Award Nominations Announced

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 9:45am

Best Animated Feature nominees ‘Turning Red,’ ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,’ ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,’ ‘The Sea Beast,’ and ‘Wendell & Wild’ top the expansive list of category nominations; animation’s biggest awards ceremony is scheduled to return live on Saturday, February 25 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

FMX 2023 Goes Green Headline News

FMX 2023 Shares ‘The Beauty’ Conference Trailer

Returning in April as ‘climate-friendly’ certified, the event will feature discussions on sustainability in film and media production; programming announcements include a look at animated shorts ‘A Flammable Planet’ and ‘Can’t Negotiate the Melting Point of Ice,’ and advancements of AI Rotoscoping.

Education Headline News

Escape Studios Launches Undergrad Tech Programs

Students will be taught technical skills needed for in-demand jobs to meet the industry’s growing demand in virtual reality, interactive entertainment, and virtual production environments; applications now open for Fall 2023.

People Headline News

StretchSense Names Chris Simard Chief Revenue Officer

Motion Capture Tech company closes on $7.6m Series A capital for developing new sensor technology that enables high-precision tracking in emerging applications; new CRO will support growing expansion into mocap market and enterprise VR/metaverse space.

The Best in CG Animation Headline News

‘GARRANO’ Takes Best in Show at SIGGRAPH Asia 2022 Computer Animation Festival

‘CAT and MOTH’ garners the Special Jury Award, with ‘Period Drama’ named Best Student Project; winning films will highlight this year’s Electronic Theater screenings at the conference, running next week in Daegu, South Korea.

careers in animation Headline News

Podcast EP 185: How Future House Is Building Animation Projects in The Metaverse

The animation studio’s director Ryan Bird and founder, Adam Sidwell, discuss getting started in VR and how they started building client projects, like virtual concerts, meetings and games, in the metaverse.

Heading to Stuttgart Next April Headline News

FMX 2023 Set for April 25-28

The 4-day hybrid event returns to Stuttgart with 1-day devoted to online presentations from around the world; BAFTA-winning and Oscar-nominated producer Jinko Gotoh serves as the next program chair.

The Metaverse Awaits Headline News

NVIDIA Omniverse Beta Release Now Available

Major updates to core reference apps and tools offer increased speed, accessibility, and flexibility for collaborative workflows, making it easier for developers, creators, and novices to build metaverse applications.

animated shorts Headline News

Indie Artist Turns Napkin Doodles into ‘ArtSquad’ Shorts with NVIDIA Omniverse 3D Tools

By Dan Sarto | Friday, November 4, 2022 at 4:17pm

London-based Rafi Nizam used Omniverse Create XR and content-creation apps from Adobe, Autodesk, and Epic Games to create his fun new animated show.

Conferences Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia 2022 Registration Now Open

The Annual Conference takes place December 6-9 in Daegu, South Korea – with COVID travel restrictions lifted, the event promises the in-person return of a diverse group of respected technical and creative people from all over the world; don’t miss SACAF 2022, celebrating the vibrant and inspiring world of computer animation.

New Filmmaking Frontiers at SCAD VFXWorld

SCAD Embraces the ‘Bleeding Edge’ of Technology with New LED Volume Stage

By bringing together live-action performance with digital environments and real-time rendering, the university's students across creative disciplines are collaborating as never before, creating the future with technology that didn’t exist only two years ago.

Submit Your Latest Work Headline News

Call for Entries: Annecy 2023

Animation’s premier festival now accepting submissions in multiple categories, including short films, TV films, commissioned films, graduation films, feature films and VR works; registration dates for Mifa Pitch Sessions coming soon.

On the Road to Torino Headline News

All Eyes on Torino: VIEW Conference 2022 – Free Livestream Just Announced

Top industry leaders head to Italy’s premiere animation, VFX, games, and computer graphics conference that runs October 16-21, both onsite and online, with a stellar program of talks, presentations, workshops, and masterclasses available; worldwide Livestream is now free!

Chillin and Grilla-in ANIMATIONWorld

Elizabeth Ito Embarks on a New Animation Mission with ‘Mall Stories’

The ‘City of Ghosts’ creator’s knack for capturing funny aspects of often mundane everyday life is on full display in her first of a hoped set of animated short film documentaries, ‘Atilla the Grilla,’ made with an Epic MegaGrant, about how her favorite Mongolian Grill eatery at the Burbank Town Center mall survived the pandemic.

Technology Headline News

Glassbox Releases BeeHive 2.0

Upgrade to the all-in-one, real-time change management solution for Unreal Engine and Maya provides improved remote visualization and collaboration without interruption, resulting in faster iterations and cost efficiencies; 30-day free trial now available.

People Headline News

Trioscope Names Kyle Hoedl Chief Marketing Officer

The studio continues to bolster its leadership team, also adding Joe Snowden as COO to lead marketing and communications across the company’s business lines.

Destination Torino! Headline News

VIEW Conference 2022 Reveals In-Person Recruitment Fair

Representatives from industry-leading companies such as ILM, Framestore, Trixter, Rotomaker, Technicolor Creative Studios and Escape Studios will be on-hand to review portfolios and meet potential hires; event runs October 16-21 in Torino, Italy.

Ripping Fast Workstations Headline News

BOXX APPEXX A3 Workstations Now Feature AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs

New series processors allow for simultaneous multitasking without sacrificing efficiency on an array of applications for 3D modeling, rendering, simulations, and VR.

Destination Torino! Headline News

Henry Selick to Receive 2022 VIEW Visionary Award

By Dan Sarto | Monday, September 26, 2022 at 5:54am

The Oscar-nominated director of Netflix’s upcoming ‘Wendell & Wild’ stop-motion animated feature will lift the lid on his new film, about two demons who team up with a teenage punk rocker and abandon the Underworld for the Land of the Living, in a special presentation as he is honored at this year’s VIEW Conference, running October 16-21 in Torino, Italy.

Destination Torino! Headline News

DreamWorks to Present ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ and ‘The Bad Guys’ at VIEW 2022

VFX supervisors Mark Edwards and Matt Baer head to Torino to discuss the visual magic behind DWA’s latest animated features at Italy’s premiere animation conference, running October 16-21.

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