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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.

digital humans VFXWorld

Digital Domain Brings ‘DigiDoug’ to TED Talk Stage with Xsens

New case study explains how pioneering VFX studio showcased their latest real-time rendered, game engine-driven digital double technology onstage during a live presentation.

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.

Conferences Headline News

Trojan Horse is a Unicorn Announces Final 2019 Lineup

THU, one of Europe’s leading digital entertainment conferences, announces its complete program for upcoming September 23-28 event in Valletta, Malta.

Festivals Headline News

Quirky, Unique and Compelling: OIAF 2019 is More than Just About Films

From September 25-29, Ottawa plays host to kindred spirits, collaborators and experts in all things animated, sharing tall tales and lots of good Canadian ale.

 

SVOD Headline News

Raphael Bob-Waksberg and Kate Purdy’s ‘Undone’ Debuts on Amazon Prime

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 13, 2019 at 1:09pm

Mixing rotoscoped animation with oil painted backgrounds, the new series from Submarine and ‘BoJack HorseMan’ producer Tornante, about the elastic nature of reality, stars Rose Salazar and Bob Odenkirk.

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.

VIEW Conference 2019 Headline News

Renowned Video Game Designer Brendan Greene to Speak at VIEW 2019

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 4:32pm

Creator of the battle royale game sensation, ‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ (PUBG), joins impressive list of speakers confirmed for October 21-25 digital media conference in Turin, Italy.

Business Headline News

Napster Co-Founder Sean Parker Makes ‘Significant’ Investment in Weta Digital

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 3:00pm

Billionaire philanthropist and entrepreneur, Facebook’s first president, partners with VFX pioneer to help fund studio’s growth.

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.

Netflix ANIMATIONWorld

There’s Nothing Little About Tony Hale’s Adventurous Chicken in ‘Archibald’s Next Big Thing’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 6, 2019 at 6:34am

‘Celebrity Deathmatch’ creator Eric Fogel brings the off-beat tales of Hale’s gangly, cheerful and boldly enthusiastic young chicken to life in the new Netflix Original Series from DreamWorks Animation.

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 animation ANIMATIONWorld

Sony Pictures Imageworks Spreads More Than Its Wings in ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 30, 2019 at 8:28am

For first-time VFX supervisor Stirling Duguid, animating water, lava, pig snot and millions of feathers was only part of the fun producing the sequel to Rovio’s 2016 animated hit, ‘The Angry Birds.’  

Commercials Headline News

MPC and Frankie Create a Woman’s ‘Legend’ for BMW

Leading VFX studio uses Cospective’s remote review tools to help visualize CG crows, rusting ships, giant waves, Roy the Destroyer and other numerous effects for car maker’s X7 luxury SUV spot.

jobs and recruiting Headline News

Rouge Mocap Has Immediate LA Openings: Facial Animators, Body Animators and Motion Trackers

Studio looking for animation talent proficient in Motion Builder and Faceware pipeline procedures for immediate project work at their Marina Del Rey facility. 

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