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Animated Arts Avant-Garde Headline News

Artist Eric Dyer Presents ‘rEVOLVE: Contemporary Zoetropic Art’ Exhibit

Coming to The National Gallery of Art November 25, the installation features a live visual and music performance, an artist talk, and a demonstration of interactive animated artworks.

Technology ANIMATIONWorld

Animal Logic Gets ‘Unhinged’ with ALab Phase 2, Unreal Engine, and a Sock Puppet Scientist

Art director Grant Freckelton and director David Peers talk about the studio’s groundbreaking open-source USD ALab, its expansion into ALab Phase 2, and the Unreal Engine-created short film that grew out of their R&D efforts.

Innovations in Virtual Production Headline News

Coming December 8: PNY, Vū, NVIDIA, and Puget Systems’ ‘How Vū is Revolutionizing Virtual Production’ Webinar

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 10:36am

This free virtual presentation will explore how Vū’s virtual production environment, coupled with NVIDIA RTX™ A6000 professional GPUs, is optimizing workflows and pushing the boundaries of the possible in virtual production.

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.

Get Your Hulk-Smash On! VFXWorld

Wētā FX Works Their Smashingly Good Magic on ‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law’

In an extensive Q & A, Senior Animation Supervisor Sidney Kombo-Kintombo and Senior VFX Supervisor Guy Williams talk about their gargantuan contributions to Marvel Studios’ 'She-Hulk: Attorney at Law,' streaming exclusively on Disney+.

Technology Headline News

BOXX Upgrades APEXX S4 Workstations with New CPUs

Now featuring 13th Gen Intel Core i7 and i9 processors, the desk-side system is built to optimize creative and accelerated 3D workflows for CAD, 3D design, motion media, and other professional software applications.

Business Headline News

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.

Title Sequences Headline News

Spillt Creates ‘Low Country: The Murdaugh Dynasty’ Main Titles

Creative studio harnesses stock and ripped footage, AI elements, and rough Photoshop comps to create a powerful tone, luring viewers into HBO Max’s 3-part docuseries; the series unravels accusations of fraud, deception, and murder chronicling South Carolina’s Murdaugh family legacy and century-long influence over its legal system.

XR technology Headline News

Jetstreak Ink Shares ‘Legacy of the Mandalorian’ Trailer

Fan film uses ARwall virtual production tools for interactive lighting within different virtual environments; watch the behind-the-scenes video to see the new technology and its in-camera applications.

It’s Unreal! Headline News

Epic Games Releases Unreal Engine 5.1

New release increases efficiency and versatility across industries, and includes enhanced world-building tools; animation, rigging, and modeling enhancements; and updates for virtual production, broadcast, live events.

Meow! ANIMATIONWorld

Cinesite Shares ‘Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank’ Breakdown Reel

The studio took over the troubled production that began life as ‘Blazing Samurai,’ and with directors Rob Minkoff (‘The Lion King’) and Mark Koetsier (‘Minions’), working from only an animatic, concept art, and some 3D models, brought the 3DCG film to a rich and colorful completion.

Continuing the Lost in Oz Story ANIMATIONWorld

New Animated Short: Find Out What’s Next for ‘Lost in Oz’

The team behind the Emmy Award-winning series shares its latest film, ‘Packing Magic,’ that picks up the story of Dorothy Gale, answering fan’s questions whether she’d return home to Kansas or start a new life among her magical friends and foes in the legendary world of Oz.

People Headline News

Milk Names Steve MacPherson Chief Technology Officer

The former Framestore CTO steps into studio’s newly created role to drive technology strategy and operations including Systems, Pipeline, Editorial, and R&D.

Technology Headline News

Maxon Reveals Updates for Cinema 4D and Other Key Products

New features and workflow improvements across the company’s product line include Cinema 4D’s Pyro for the creation of fire, smoke, and explosions, and an integrated Redshift Camera and Radial Symmetry for modeling; new features for Forger, VFX, and Trapcode were also announced.

Monsters of the MCU Headline News

Sarofsky Creates Marvel Studios' ‘Werewolf by Night’ Title Sequences

For multi-award-winning composer Michael Giacchino’s directorial debut, the cross-media production company’s creative team embraced the director’s vision and dedication to classical aesthetics, capturing the stylized look and feel of a classic horror film from the 1930s-1940s.

2023 VES Awards Headline News

Call for Submissions: 21st Annual VES Awards

The submission deadline is November 30; you have less than one month left to submit work for consideration.

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.

Advances in Digital Human Creation Headline News

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.

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.

Preschool Fun ANIMATIONWorld

Art Director David T. Chung Talks ‘Gabby’s Dollhouse’ Season 6

The live-action / animated hybrid preschool series from DreamWorks Animation features flamboyant cats of every shape, color, size, and animation style, all joining Gabby on fun adventures in cleverly designed locations when she jumps into her dollhouse; the new season is now streaming on Netflix.

People Headline News

Academy’s Science and Technology Council Adds New Members

The Council focuses on the science and technology of motion pictures, including preservation of its history, education, and industry standards; new members include industry veterans Paul Cameron, Paul Debevec, Tom Duffield, and Marlon West.

working remotely Headline News

HP Teradici Releases ‘Hybrid Work Report 2022: The Strategic Role of Digital Workspaces’

The white paper includes a survey of companies in multiple industries on how they are implementing hybrid work policies, the obstacles they’ve faced, and what they hope to achieve from employing a split environment option.

call for entries Headline News

Celsys Opens International Comic/Manga School Contest 2023

Students worldwide are invited to submit a comic, manga, bande dessinée, webtoon, storyboard, or illustration for a chance to get published and win prizes.

Technology Headline News

Technicolor Creative Studios Building Virtual Production Stage in LA

In partnership with NantStudios, the company will expand its Culver City-based 60,000 sqft creative hub to include new LED stage and real-time production services, set to open in 2023.

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