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Pixotope Expands Product Team with 2 New Hires

Gideon Ferber joins the virtual production solutions company as Senior Director of Motion and Production Graphics; Javier Reyes Gomez comes on board as Product Program Manager.

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Arcturus Announces $11M Funding from Cloudtree Ventures, Autodesk and Epic Games

New round of Series A funding will enable HoloSuite platform enhancements and continued development of new tools and techniques for 3D creation tools like Maya and Unreal Engine.

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Wild Capture and Metastage to Demo New Digital Human Creation Tools at VES Event

The two studios are teaming up to showcase new advances in volumetric video tools used to create digital humans as part of the VES’ ‘Creating Lifelike Digital Humans -- Volumetric Video Capture Techniques for VFX Pipelines,’ set for November 12; registration is now open on Eventbrite.

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.

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Epic Games Releases ‘Broadcast and Live Events Field Guide’ Free Download

Doc drop kicks off weeklong, online ‘Broadcast and Live Events: Steal the Show’ that features sessions and insight into how top creatives in broadcast and live events use Unreal Engine to engage viewers; virtual event runs through October 14.

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Hasbro Releases ‘My Little Pony: Virtual Magic’ XR Story Platform

Its first ever experiential storyteller immerses kids in the ‘My Little Pony’ world while encouraging more reading fun and better comprehension; developed in collaboration with Quantum Storey, the program is now available.

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disguise Buys Immersive Entertainment Company Meptik

The leading xR technology company's purchase of the Atlanta-based creative studio will help build the next generation of extended reality and metaverse experiences.

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Telescope Animation Reveals ‘The Last Whale Singer’ Concept Trailer

Created entirely in Unreal Engine, the short debuts at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival on June 13; the story continues in an upcoming video game, episodic series, and AR/VR projects that will use the same digital assets created for the feature.

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Shocap and Animatrik Present ‘LiViCi’ Hybrid Show ‘Carry Me Home’

A fusion of live music, storytelling, virtual worlds, and acrobatics, the XR experience livestreams globally and in person at Animatrik’s Vancouver virtual production stage on June 4.

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Ed Catmull Joins Baobab Studios’ Board of Directors

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 9:22am

The Pixar co-founder and former Walt Disney Animation Studios president will serve alongside Twitch co-founder Kevin Lin and PDI co-founder Glenn Entis.

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Mifa 2022 Reveals Expansive Program Line-up

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, May 25, 2022 at 8:24am

Market highlights include pitch sessions, partner screenings and Talent Acquisition Recruitment Sessions and Talks; event runs June 14-17.

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disguise Launches RenderStream for xR UE5 Plugin

By Dan Sarto | Friday, April 15, 2022 at 8:12am

New release of the company’s free open source plugin easily integrates with latest game engine version to allow direct, real-time content generation changes for LED volumes and physical displays.

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Quantum Storey and Hasbro Ink Multi-Year XR Content Deal

Company’s extended reality platform brings immersive and experiential storytelling to children’s entertainment company’s popular franchises; ‘My Little Pony-Virtual Magic’ will launch in spring 2022

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Wild Capture Launches ‘Digital Human Platform’ Production Pipeline

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 7, 2022 at 5:11pm

New integrated platform translates human essence into volumetric video with high-quality performance capture, creating digital humans, immersive crowds, and digital fashion for media produciton, software, and web-based delivery.

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Vū Technologies Receives $17 Million Seed Investment

Cash injection from syndicates across Tampa, Orlando, and Texas will fuel growth of the company’s network of virtual production studios.

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Technicolor Plans to Spin-off and List Newly Re-Organized Creative Studios Group

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 2:13pm

Company will retain 35% stake in new entity that includes MPC for film and episodic VFX, The Mill for advertising, Mikros for animation, and Technicolor Games for the gaming industry; debt refinancing also planned, with deal set to conclude the latter part of Q3 2022.

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ATKPLN Adds 3 Key Hires in Chicago Expansion

The studio, which kicked off the new year with a refreshed look and midwestern presence, adds Chicago-based creatives Daniel Pernikoff as associated creative director, Travis Saul as creative technical superviso,r and Scott Rachwalski as art director/CG supervisor.

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K-POP Meets the Metaverse in aespa’s ‘Savage’ Music Video

Giantstep creates 3D animated characters with photogrammetry, real-time rendering, and motion capture for group’s first mini album, which surpassed 100 million views in 17 days.

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Pixotope Adds 3 Key Hires to Global Leadership Team

Mixed reality software company taps broadcast and media industry veterans Ben Davenport, David Cheng and Travis Sims as VP for global marketing, VP sales & marketing EMEA, and strategic account manager for North America, respectively.

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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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Submit Your XR Masterpiece to SIGGRAPH Asia 2021

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 9, 2021 at 11:08am

Selected innovative immersive projects in XR will be showcased at the conference, taking place in Tokyo from December 14-17; the submission deadline is July 15.

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SIGGRAPH 2021 Reveals Emerging Technologies Line-Up

The program includes 14 projects, each providing a glimpse into the future; the premier conference and exhibition in computer graphics & interactive techniques runs live online August 9-13, with on-demand content available August 2 – October 29.

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Technicolor Merges Animation Services Under Mikros Animation Brand

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 1:15pm

Technicolor Animation Productions, Technicolor Animation, and Mikros will integrate their businesses under Andrea Miloro’s leadership, unifying their animation brand within the recently announced Technicolor Creative Studios group.

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disguise xR Powers the Virtual Worlds of Bryson Tiller’s Live-Streamed Concert

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at 4:00pm

The leading extended reality tech firm and Xite Labs create a myriad of immersive worlds in Unreal Engine for the rappers’ ‘Trapsoul World Series’ performance.

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