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Union VFX Delivers a Tasty Bakery Van Chase for Marvel’s ‘Moon Knight’

The London-based studio shares its VFX breakdown reel showcasing how they created a high-octane cupcake delivery truck pursuit through the Alps for Marvel and Disney+’s latest MCU series.

Education Headline News

SCAD Announces 4 New Schools

Savannah College of Art and Design launches the School of Creative Technology, Animation and Motion, Film and Acting, and Visual Communication: courses in new technologies and STEM disciplines prepare students to lead companies, brands, and studios.

Horror from del Toro! Headline News

Netflix Reveals Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Cabinet of Curiosities’ First Look

Famed filmmaker’s new curated collection of 8 genre-defining tales challenges traditional notions of horror with stories ranging from magical and gothic to grotesque and classically creepy; the anthology debuts on the streamer in October with a 4-day double episode event.

Ripping Fast Workstations Headline News

BOXX Workstations Take the Stage at SIGGRAPH 2022

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 12:21pm

The Super-Fast APEXX Everest, powered by AMD’s new Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 WX Series processor, reveals its prowess for creative applications at the Blender rendering engine demonstration.

Let’s Review! Headline News

Autodesk Releases RV Media Review Software as Open Source

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 10:37am

Joining with code contributions from DNEG and Sony Pictures Imageworks, RV will help shape the Open Review Initiative, the ASWF effort to standardize VFX and animation standards while building a unified, open source toolset for playback, review, and approval.

Technology Headline News

NVIDIA Plans to Accelerate Evolution of USD

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 10:10am

The company will pursue a multi-year effort to expand USD’s capabilities beyond VFX, working with its inventor, Pixar, along with Adobe, Autodesk, and Siemens.

Technology Headline News

NVIDIA Omniverse Avatar Cloud Engine Unveiled

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 10:05am

At SIGGRAPH 2022, the company announced its new suite of cloud-native AI models and services that provide businesses of any size the power to build and deploy sophisticated avatars and virtual assistants.

Technology Headline News

NVIDIA Announces New AI-Powered Tools for the Omniverse

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 10:00am

Founder and CEO Jensen Huang kicks off SIGGRAPH 2022 with news of the Metaverse while also unveiling a range of new developer frameworks, tools, apps, and plugins to close the gap between the physical and virtual worlds.

Technology Headline News

WATCH LIVE: NVIDIA Special Address on #AI-infused Virtual Worlds at SIGGRAPH 2022

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 6:37am

At 9:00 am PST today, August 9, NVIDIA CEO Jenson Huang and senior company leaders will announce powerful new metaverse and neural graphics tools in a special presentation at the conference.

Technology Headline News

Foundry Reconnecting with Partners at SIGGRAPH 2022

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 8, 2022 at 4:39pm

The leading developer of creative software for M&E has a full slate of conference activities and talks planned, including in-booth demos of Modo, Katana, Nuke and Mari, plus meetings with the teams behind Nuke, Foundry Research, Look Development and Lighting, and Flix.

Open Source Headline News

Academy Software Foundation Announces Open Review Initiative

Technical Steering Committee members from Autodesk, DNEG, and Sony Pictures Imageworks will make RV, xSTUDIO, and parts of the itView ecosystem available to the open source community.

Open Source Software Headline News

Academy Software Foundation Launches Digital Production Example Library

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 8, 2022 at 10:31am

The ASWF kicks off the ‘Open Source Days’ event at SIGGRAPH 2022 with the announcement of its new DPEL, which encourages, curates, and publishes production-grade sample assets with a vendor-neutral platform.

Technology Headline News

DreamWorks Animation to Release MoonRay as Open Source

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 5, 2022 at 7:55am

Studio’s state-of-the-art MCRT renderer, used on the upcoming ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ and previous films like ‘The Bad Guys’ and ‘Croods: A New Age,’ includes a USD Hydra render delegate and multi-machine / cloud rendering via Arras.

Marvel at D23 Expo Headline News

Here are Marvel’s First Looks and Panels Coming to Disney’s D23 Expo

Marvel Studios plans to deliver attendees a 60th anniversary celebration of Spider-Man, a sprawling showcase of exclusive items and events, and more in Anaheim next month.

People Headline News

Omid Rahmat Returns to Jon Peddie Research as Executive VP

Industry veteran in computer graphics, digital media, mobile tools, and services brings extensive business and tech experience to his new role at the industry’s leading market research firm.

People Headline News

DNEG Promotes Chas Jarrett to Creative Director

VFX veteran takes the reins from current creative director and two-time Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Paul Franklin, who will continue providing visual effects consulting to the company on features as well as develop and direct new projects.

Business Headline News

Cinesite Acquires Canadian Studio Squeeze

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 7:32am

On the heels of its July deal for Studio L’Atelier, the animation and VFX company expands its production capabilities even further with the acquisition of the Quebec City and Montreal-based animation and mocap studio.

Going Rogue! Headline News

Disney+ Drops ‘Andor’ Trailer, Images, and New Release Date

The streamer returns to the Star Wars galaxy with new series takes place before the events of ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, when the rebellion against the Empire begins;’ originally slated for an August debut, the highly anticipated 3-episode launch has been pushed to September.

People Headline News

Alkemy X Adds Nico Van den Bosch as Head of Pipeline

Studio taps VFX veteran’s extensive expertise in visual effects, 3D animation, emerging technology, and large-scale pipeline solutions to maximize efficiency and output across all locations.

Head into the Cloud at SIGGRAPH 2022 Headline News

AWS Showcases Content Production in the Cloud at SIGGRAPH 2022

By Dan Sarto | Monday, August 1, 2022 at 8:00am

A fireside chat with ‘Love, Death + Robots’ creator Tim Miller and talks with Wētā Digital / Unity, Animal Logic, Framestore and other top studios about the latest in cloud-enabled content workflows and products highlight Amazon Web Services’ conference plans this coming August 8-11.

Tracking Tools Headline News

OptiTrack Releases CinePuck

The new tracking tool designed for Virtual Production and in-camera VFX features technology easily integrated into any production workflow; with multiple mount points for tracking stability and optical data, the device is optimized for real-time VFX.

People Headline News

The Fuse Group Names Amelie Poitras President of FOLKS VFX Studio

Company veteran succeeds Sebastien Bergeron, recently named CEO of the parent company that also owns FuseFX, Rising Sun Pictures, and El Ranchito.

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