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Google Cloud Platform VFXWorld

Luma Pictures Takes Molten Man and Cyclone into the Cloud on ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 12:47pm

VFX producer Michael Perdew shares how Google Cloud was integral in the studio’s Air and Fire Elementals production work on the hit superhero action adventure.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Animal Logic Does a Marvel-ous Job bringing ‘Captain Marvel’ VFX to Life

High-end animation and visual effects studio used cineSync extensively to help define, refine and enhance their creative vision and stay in tune with directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck.

VFX Headline News

WATCH: Pixomondo’s ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 2 VFX Breakdown Reel

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 2:28pm

Led by Emmy-nominated VFX supervisor Mahmoud Rahnama, the studio’s visual effects work spanned 1,100 shots done in just 11 months across four different facilities.

People Headline News

Technicolor Adds Steffen Wild as New Head of Virtual Production

Industry veteran joins company’s pre-production studio to help merge previs, techvis and postvis together into flexible, storyteller-focused integrated production pipeline. 

VR Headline News

Online Virtual Reality Community Portal VRNation.tv Officially Launches

New website, featuring 24 themed channels, is dedicated to helping VR visor owners find and share all types of great virtual content.

animation software ANIMATIONWorld

Bringing Hand-Drawn Comics to Life with Animation Technology

Industry veterans Seth Zeichner and Pat Mariarity discuss using Adobe Character Animator and After Effects to create their animated short, ‘The Realm Beyond Reason.’

Commercials Headline News

Final Frontier and Acer Blast Off with Intergalactic Battle Epic

Shanghai-based production company delivers VFX-driven spot featuring swordplay, lava monsters and plenty of mayhem to promote computer maker’s Predator line of gaming hardware.

Conferences Headline News

Trojan Horse Was A Unicorn Reveals Expanded Recruitment Slate for THU 2019

Leading European digital entertainment conference announces extensive list of major studios that will be recruiting at the upcoming September 23-28 event in Valletta, Malta.

The Visual Effects Society Headline News

Visual Effects Society Announces 2019 Honorees and Hall of Fame Inductees

This year’s selection of notable VFX professionals and industry luminaries to be recognized at a special VES October reception.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

Taking on the ‘Lion’s’ Share of the Work

VFX powerhouse MPC's animation supervisor Stephen Enticott discusses how the studio balanced photorealism with emotion while crafting the engaging performances in ‘The Lion King,’ Disney’s latest hit animated classic remake. 

Technology Headline News

Dynamixyz and Pixelgun Studios Introduce Scan-Based Facial Animation

New ‘Performer’ markerless facial animation software provides facial tracking trained directly from scans as well as a direct solve onto a Maya rig.           

Visual Effects Society Headline News

18th Annual VES Awards Rules and Procedures Announced

The Visual Effects Society releases work project submissions guidelines for upcoming Awards consideration, including information on a new category, qualification changes and deadlines.

People Headline News

Jellyfish Pictures Appoints Matthew Bristowe as Director of Operations

Industry veteran with 20+ years of creative and commercial experience to bolster studio’s continued growth in animation and VFX.

AWN @ FMX 2019 VFXWorld

WATCH: Gayatri Parameswaran Talks ‘Home After War’ VR at FMX 2019

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 8:45am

Journalist and director discusses her award-winning room-scale VR experience, which chronicles the ever-present dangers of hidden IEDs for civilians in Iraq after the war against IS ended.

SIGGRAPH Headline News

Don't Miss SIGGRAPH Asia 2019's Technical Briefs Deadline Coming August 12!

The program encourages submission of research results in graphics as well as the intersections of graphics with vision, image, video, visualization, HCI and CAD.

virtual production VFXWorld

The ‘Marvel’ Behind Real-Time On-Set Visualization of Digital Hulk and Thanos

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 9:25am

Profile Studios’ Matt Madden shares how virtually integrating Mark Ruffalo and Josh Brolin with CG assets, live, on set, gave ‘Endgame’ and ‘Infinity War’ filmmakers the immediate viewing access they needed to continually adjust and refine the film’s key digital character performances. 

Amazon Headline News

AWS Thinkbox Showcases Complete Cloud-Based Studio Workflow at SIGGRAPH 2019

System integrates virtual workstations, rendering and storage solutions that creative studios can quickly scale up or down with and pay for based only on usage.

Technology Headline News

Maxon Announces Cinema 4D Release 21 at SIGGRAPH 2019

New version of leading 3D software program includes numerous feature updates and broader integration with other production tools.

SIGGRAPH 2019 ANIMATIONWorld

WATCH: SIGGRAPH 2019 Interview with NASA Animator Eleni Kostis

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 2:27pm

Artist talks about the importance and impact of visualization in helping people understand and communicate the often-complex results of scientific research and data gathering.

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