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ILM Launches Mumbai Studio

Former DNEG Bangalore & Chennai head of studio Kiran ‘KP’ Prasad tapped to lead the iconic VFX studio’s latest global expansion; the new full pipeline facility will provide VFX and animation services for film and television, drawing on the region’s extensive local talent base.

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Impossible Objects Adds VFX Veteran Ruel Smith

With 15+ years of experience, the VFX supervisor and commercial director joins the virtual production studio to oversee the company’s visual effects and animation production.

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.

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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.

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Duolingo: The Vital Role of Animated Characters in Language Learning

Longtime PBS Kids and Cartoon Network executive Linda Simensky brings her expertise in developing character-driven storytelling to the award-winning app that offers courses in more than 40 languages to more than 500 million registered users.

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HIDIVE to Stream ‘Bibliophile Princess’ Exclusively this Fall

The historical drama anime series tells the story of book-loving Lady Eliana Bernstein and her ruse-to-romance relationship with Crown Prince Christopher.

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.

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Exclusive: ‘RIFT,’ Created Entirely in Unreal Engine, to Debut at SPARK ANIMATION Festival

Watch the trailer for HaZ Dulull’s new animated feature film, produced with support from an Epic MegaGrant, which follows a young boy held captive who can tap into multi-dimensions across space and time; the festival runs October 27-30 - the career fair set for November 12.

Technology Headline News

Wacom Launches the Cintiq Pro 27 Pen Display

Developed in concert with the art and design community, the new display boasts performance improvements, standard multi-touch, faster refresh rates, vivid and accurate color, and added customizable options.

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Startup Visualization Company OPSIS Finds Success with RFX’s Virtual Studio

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 6:00am

Co-founder and CEO Henrik Fett talks about starting a new studio in the midst of a pandemic, and how the RFX Virtual Studio, powered by solutions from NVIDIA and Supermicro, made it all possible.

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.

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Technicolor Creative Studios Public Spin-Off Now Official

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 27, 2022 at 6:59am

Previous division of Technicolor SA is now an independent, publicly traded company under TCHCS on Euronext Paris, while Technicolor, comprised of the Connected Home and Vantiva Supply Chain Services divisions, will remain listed on Euronext Paris under its new name of Vantiva.

People Headline News

Digital Domain Ups Lala Gavgavian to Global President of Visual Effects Studios

The company’s chief operating officer succeeds John Fragmeni, assuming new role overseeing and expanding company’s VFX services, offerings, and continued development of proprietary digital human capabilities.

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.

The Future of AI Headline News

NVIDIA ‘GET3D’ AI Model to Populate Virtual Worlds Revealed

Capping its GTC announcements, the tech giant unveils new model that using only 2D images, generates 3D shapes - with high-fidelity textures and complex geometric details - to easily populate virtual worlds with a diverse array of 3D buildings, vehicles, and characters, in the most popular software app formats.

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New GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs Announced

NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang’s GTC 2022 keynote reveals numerous performance upgrades for NVIDIA Studio users, including work with Unity and Unreal Engine 5, centered on the company’s new GPU series powered by NVIDIA Ada Lovelace architecture.

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‘Sago Mini Friends’: Helping Kids Appreciate the Big and Little Things in Life

Showrunner and executive producer Tone Thyne talks about his charming new animated preschool series, based on the ‘Sago Mini World’ app, which features Harvey the floppy-eared dog and models optimism, kindness, and gratitude, now streaming on Apple TV+.

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NVIDIA Announces Next Gen OVX Computing Systems for 3D Virtual World Building

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 10:10am

New technology provides the graphics and simulation foundation for building and operating metaverse applications, including immersive digital twin simulations, in NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise.

The Future of AI Headline News

NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang Reveals Slew of Omniverse Feature Releases and Updates

Omniverse's expansive new features, revealed at this morning’s GTC keynote, include Omniverse Cloud managed services, Omniverse Kit connected tools and microservices, and Omniverse Exchange, a publishing portal for industry and purpose-built third-party solutions; the online conference runs through September 22.

Festivals Headline News

Dome Fest West 2022 Set This Month in Costa Mesa

The 2nd annual 360-degree film festival and conference, running October 6-9, features full-dome, fully immersive 360-degree media shows, presentations, industry panels, interactive workshops, and keynotes by industry leaders.

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Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis Talk ‘The Flying Sailor’

The Oscar-nominated ‘When the Day Breaks’ and ‘Wild Life’ filmmakers use a mashup of 2D, 3D, and live-action techniques to contemplate the nature of existence in their new animated short, based on a horrific, true-life disaster.

Helping Artists Stay Competitive Headline News

Autodesk Launches Maya Creative

Now accessible via Flex pay-as-you-go product use system, the new, flexible version makes the industry standard 3D toolset more affordable and accessible to artists at smaller studios.

Destination Torino! Headline News

Robert Zemeckis Joins VIEW 2022 Lineup

Italy’s premiere animation event adds the famed director to its packed program of industry speakers, including ILM’s Rob Bredow, Paramount’s Ramsey Naito, and Sony Pictures Animation’s Kristine Belson; the event runs October 16-21 in Torino, Italy.

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