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Technology Headline News

Autodesk Releases 3ds Max 2021.3 Update

New release speeds modeling efficiency for artists, introduces viewport improvements, new remeshing algorithms, enhanced materials and shaders, and Arnold Renderer 6.1 for faster GPU rendering.

cloud Computing Headline News

Teradici Releases PCoIP Ultra Auto-Offload 2020.10 Cloud Access Software

New feature optimizes network efficiency, overcoming bandwidth or latency constraints for employees working from home or other remote locations.

Technology Headline News

Epic Games Releases Unreal Engine 4.26

Update includes new creative tools to for more convincing characters and real-time environments; users will also see usability and performance improvements in the Collaborative Viewer template enabling multi-user design reviews on VR/AR/Desktop enhancing the collaborative design review process.

Happy Birthday Chadwick Headline News

Disney Honors Chadwick Boseman’s Birthday in Touching Tribute

In celebration of the late actor’s 44th birthday, the studio has replaced the Marvel opening on ‘Black Panther’ with a montage featuring his most memorable moments from the MCU films.

Bye Bye Jeans Guy Headline News

Beloved ‘Jeans Guy’ of Tatooine Erased from ‘The Mandalorian’

The hit Disney+ series’ Chapter 12 background blunder, featuring half a crew member’s T-shirt and jeans, has been digitally scrubbed, and fans are disappointed.

Merc with a Mouth Headline News

‘Deadpool 3’ May Introduce New Disney-fied ‘X-Men’ Team

With 21st Century Fox now under the Disney roof, sitting alongside Marvel, the ‘X-Men’ franchise is ripe for a reboot, and ‘Deadpool 3’ may just be the best place for a surprise introduction.

Checkmate! VFXWorld

Chicken Bone FX Makes All the Right Moves in ‘The Queen’s Gambit’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 30, 2020 at 5:18pm

Overall VFX supervisor John Mangia and VFX producer Arissa Blasingame’s team delivered over 750 shots, including the haunting chess piece visions, CG vehicles, set extensions and recreations of exotic Mexico, Moscow and Las Vegas locales for Netflix’s hit limited series.

Home for the Holidays! Headline News

Cartoon Network Kicks off December with New Episodes, Holiday Shows, and Movies

Festive month-long slate includes episodes of ‘Apple & Onion,’ ‘Total Dramarama,’ ‘Thundercats Roar!’ and a not to be missed airing of ‘Wonder Woman’ with exclusive content in the lead up to HBO Max’s Christmas day premiere of ‘Wonder Woman 1984.’

People Headline News

Cinesite Adds Hank Driskill, Promotes 3 Others to Senior Production Roles

Former Blue Sky and Disney veteran named Group Head of CG for Feature Animation; Holger Voss upped to Group Head of CG for Visual Effects, Alexander Savenko to Group Head of Production Technology, and Danny Smith to Group Head of Infrastructure Technology.

The Power of AI Headline News

DeepMotion’s Animate 3D Invites You to #Animate3DYourself

Tech startup’s new AI-powered platform kicks off targeted social media challenge; upload and transform your 2D videos into 3D animation, then post on Tik Tok or Instagram to compete for prizes and free subscriptions.

Wizard Drama Headline News

Mads Mikkelsen Faces Fan Heat for Accepting Grindelwald Role

While noted Danish actor was the top choice to replace Depp in ‘Fantastic Beasts 3,’ hypocritical fans now blame the actor for taking the role from a domestic violence victim.

VR Headline News

2020 Raindance Immersive Winners Announced

Festival recognizes creators and game developers in XR; ‘The Devouring’ awarded ‘Best Immersive Game’ and ‘Best Immersive World;’ ‘Dr. Crumb’s School for Disobedient Pets’ awarded ‘Best Multiplayer Experience’ and ‘Outstanding Achievement In Design;’ and ‘The Under Presents: Tempest’ for wins for ‘Best Narrative Experience.’

VFX Headline News

WATCH: One of Us’ VFX Breakdown Reel for ‘We are Who We Are’

Studio delivers 400 shots across eight episodes; limited set of buildings required extensive CG work to extend architecture, roads, street furniture, trees, and plants.

It’s Wade! Headline News

‘Deadpool 3’ Flips into Development with ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Writers

Dynamic writing duo Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin are set to pen the script for the third outing in the Ryan Reynolds-led franchise, the first Marvel-led X-Men universe film since Disney’s Fox acquisition.

Whoopsies! Headline News

New ‘Mandalorian’ Episode Brings Denim Jeans to Tatooine

A plainclothes crew member can be spotted in the background of ‘Chapter 12: The Siege’ of ‘The Mandalorian,’ and fans claim his pants are now canon.

More Zombies! Headline News

HBO Greenlights ‘The Last of Us’ Live-Action Adaptation

Widely labeled as one of the best video games of all time, the zombie survival live-action adaptation will be written by Craig Mazin (Chernobyl) in partnership with Last of Us writer and creative director Neil Druckmann.

Flipendo! Headline News

Mysterious ‘Harry Potter’ Sequel May Feature Original Golden Trio

Rumors say Warner Bros. is looking to win back fans of the famed film franchise by developing a new movie featuring the original cast, and all signs point to ‘Cursed Child.’

We Love Dragons! Headline News

Millie Bobby Brown to Produce and Star in Netflix’s ‘Damsel’

The ‘Stranger Things’ darling returns to the streaming giant as a princess confronting a dastardly dragon in their upcoming fantasy film, which she will also executive produce.

Girls of the High Seas! Headline News

Margot Robbie Joining ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Reboot

While the return of Captain Jack Sparrow is yet unknown, the ‘Suicide Squad’ star confirms there will be ‘lots of girl power’ in the hit Disney swashbuckling franchise reboot… or spinoff?

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