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Transforming Digital Creativity ANIMATIONWorld

Join PNY and NVIDIA’s ‘How NVIDIA Is Advancing the Future of Digital Storytelling’ Webinar

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, April 7, 2022 at 1:03pm

This free presentation on April 14 will explore how the latest NVIDIA® RTX™ solutions, NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise, NVIDIA Virtual GPU (vGPU), and GPU-accelerated software applications are transforming Media & Entertainment production.

Music Videos ANIMATIONWorld

Musical Comedy Collaborators’ New Rock Band Shadow Academy Gets Animated

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 4:09pm

Music producer Jim Roach and Ninja Sex Party singer Dan Avidan’s pandemic-inspired new project, showcased in two music videos directed and animated by Simon Macko, channels the pair’s shared love for big music, big guitars, and even bigger songs.

Nothing Like What We Learned in School ANIMATIONWorld

Animation Helps ‘The Principles of Pleasure’ Demystify the Complex World of Sex

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 2:15pm

Women and queer-owned animation studio Mighty Oak deftly integrates stop-motion, collage, motion-graphics and different 2D styles on Netflix’s docuseries that tackles the myths of sex education and how pleasure occurs in the mind.

Technology Headline News

‘City Sample’ and ‘Lyra Starter Game’ Projects Drop with UE5 Release

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 11:13am

Free sample projects now ready for download along with the brand-new Unreal Engine 5 next-gen real-time 3D content production platform technology released today by Epic Games.

Technology Headline News

Unreal Engine 5 Now Available

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 10:29am

Epic Games' first major announcement at this morning’s State of Unreal presentation is huge; next-gen real-time 3D content creation in both game and non-game workflows gets a shot in the arm with new UE5 features, enhancements, and support.

Look to the Stars ANIMATIONWorld

The Sky’s Not the Limit in Richard Linklater’s ‘Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood’

The famed director talks about his return to animation and how he captured his childhood and the country’s optimism surrounding NASA’s quest for the Moon in his new animated feature, debuting today on Netflix.

game trailers Headline News

Goodbye Kansas Pokes Fun at Games in ‘Outer Worlds 2’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 10:22am

The Lovie Award-winning ‘official announce trailer’ is a tongue-in-cheek parody that mocks common tropes used in game promotion – the hero can’t be seen because the game’s design, story, and gameplay aren’t yet ready!

Coming in Hot Headline News

HBO Sets ‘House of the Dragon’ Debut

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 9:08am

More palace intrigue and aerial carnage is just around the corner, as the network officially announces the premiere of its highly touted ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel, based on George R. R. Martin’s ‘Fire & Blood,’ that follows the House Targaryen’s rise to power in Westeros.

Awards Headline News

‘Dune,’ ‘Encanto,’ and ‘The Windshield Wiper’ Take Home Oscar Gold

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 28, 2022 at 9:32am

Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi epic scored a hefty 6 wins, though the evening’s most momentous achievement was an unwanted, violent reminder that live TV never goes as planned... or hoped.

Business Headline News

BASE FX Says it is the Victim of $234 Million Fraud

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 25, 2022 at 7:54am

In a just filed lawsuit, the longtime Beijing-based VFX and animation company alleges that two Americans have swindled and pocketed millions from investors while raising money on its behalf.

Machines Rule! ANIMATIONWorld

Who Knew the Robot Apocalypse Would Be Such a Crowd Pleaser?

As Sony Pictures Animation’s ‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines’ continues its seemingly inexorable march toward the Oscars, director and co-writer Mike Rianda reflects on what it all means.

Technology Headline News

GTC Reveals Underscore Critical Expansion of NVIDIA Omniverse in M&E

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 3:06pm

NVIDIA’s Media and Entertainment GM, Richard Kerris, introduced a number of new releases, coming updates, and future plans for the growing ecosystem surrounding the company’s powerful new interactive, real-time 3D design collaboration platform.

Adobe Substance 3D and Omniverse Headline News

Join NVIDIA Omniverse and Adobe Substance 3D Material Manipulation Session at NVIDIA GTC

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 7:33am

March 23 presentation, ‘New Approach to Fashion Design with Adobe Substance 3D and NVIDIA Omniverse,’ will showcase new tools that make it easier than ever to create and modify fabrics.

Adobe Substance 3D and Omniverse ANIMATIONWorld

NVIDIA GTC Workshop Highlights Advances in 3D Material Manipulation with Omniverse

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 21, 2022 at 10:13am

‘New Approach to Fashion Design with Adobe Substance 3D and NVIDIA Omniverse,’ being presented March 23, will showcase new tools that make it easier than ever to create and modify fabrics.

Business Headline News

Pariah VFX and Post House Opens for Business

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 18, 2022 at 3:01pm

Visual effects supervisors Patrick Murphy and Glyn Tebbutt, and managing director Mark Tobin launch their new Santa Monica-based business with high-profile Expedia and Gatorade campaigns.

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