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Epic Games Releases Weta’s ‘Meerkat’ Hair and Fur Sample Project

VFX powerhouse has worked closely with Epic to fine-tune Unreal Engine’s strand-based Hair and Fur system; downloadable scene gives users a firsthand look at the production tool in action.

Santa GOT My Letter! Headline News

New ‘GOT’ Project ‘Tales of Dunk and Egg’ in Development at HBO

The series will chronicle a sequence of novellas set about 90 years before the events of Game of Thrones, and will follow the exploits of Ser Duncan the Tall (Dunk) and a young Aegon V Targaryen (Egg).

People Headline News

The Visual Effects Society Announces 2021 Board of Directors’ Officers

Lisa Cooke was named board chair and is the first woman elected to lead the organization; other officers include Emma Clifton Perry, David Tanka, Jeffrey Okun, and Gavin Graham.

Virtual Events Headline News

Next VIEW Conference PreVIEW - Baobab Studios at 5: Innovations in Animated Storytelling

Join the January 30 free online conversation with Baobab Studios founders and creative leads when they discuss insights and challenges of the studio’s first five years; team will also discuss ‘Baba Yaga,’ a VR exploration of the Eastern European legend.

Redo! Headline News

James Gunn Reveals ‘Suicide Squad’ is Almost Finished

After David Ayer’s lackluster 2016 effort,’ the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ director has taken it upon himself to reboot the franchise, which will get a trailer ‘in due time.’

comic books Headline News

DC UNIVERSE INFINITE Launches January 21

The premium digital comic book service will feature over 25,000 comic books and graphic novels with new content being continuously added; fans will have access to DC fan events to connect with other DC enthusiasts.

cloud Computing Headline News

Teradici Software Support for macOS Coming Mid-2021

High performance technology will include remote access to Cloud Access Software for Macs with PCoIP Ultra performance.

Business Headline News

Maxon Acquires Distributor TMS Corp, Establishes Official Japanese Office

Deal cements company’s commitment to the local market, providing users with additional resources and creative tools.

Education Headline News

Escape Studios Launches Master’s Degree Program in Character and Creature Creation

Led by industry veteran Michael Davies, the new program at Pearson College London features five key modules: Character and Creature Design; Modelling/Presentation; Technical Direction; Studio Project; and Production Project.

Bring the Blood Headline News

‘Mortal Kombat’ Reboot to Feature ‘Fatalities’

Earlier films omitted the game’s iconic and over-the-top gruesome killing blows, but the 2021 reboot will not shy away from the mayhem, according to actor Lewis Tan and director Simon McQuoid.

Interactive MR Storytelling Headline News

Wallace & Gromit’s ‘The Big Fix Up’ AR/MR App Released Today

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 18, 2021 at 1:40pm

Aardman and Fictioneers’ new story-driven interactive experience gets up close with the comedic duo, taking users on an urgent fixit job in Bristol as employees of their odd job company, Spick & Spanners; the free app is available on iOS and Android devices in the UK, US, and Canada.

Cutting Edge VFX Headline News

WATCH: ‘Stick Figure War’ Showcases Blackmagic Cameras and Unreal Engine

SoKrispyMedia’s hilarious and slickly produced ‘Stick Figure Battle’ sequel skillfully displays their innovative and cost-effective use of virtual production, 3D tools, CGI, and real-time rendering.

People Headline News

Adobe Names Pixar Veteran Guido Quaroni Senior Director of Engineering on 3D & Immersive Team

Tech giant taps animation industry veteran to drive innovation across 3D and immersive tools; ‘Substance & 3D News’ livestream to offer glimpse of upcoming releases on Tuesday, January 28.

People Headline News

John Agbaje Joins Bad Robot as Senior VP, Animation

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 4:54pm

Former FX executive, who helped launch network’s ‘Cake’ animation and live-action anthology series, will oversee animated feature and short film slate for J. J. Abrams' production company, including Dr. Seuss’ ‘Oh, the Places You’ll Go!’

Business Headline News

Post-Production Shake-Up: Streamland Media to Acquire Technicolor Post

Acquisition will expand global talent base throughout company’s diverse global business units; deal will bolster its service offerings in regions including U.S., Canada, Europe and the U.K.

Wear a Mask! Headline News

UK Screen Alliance Issues Post-Production and VFX Pandemic Safety Updates

Organization strengthens recommendations based on new government regulations issued in response to the more infectious coronavirus strain recently discovered in the UK.

People Headline News

Cinesite Adds VFX Supervisor Artemis Oikonomopoulou

The 20-year industry veteran comes full circle as she returns to the studio where she began her career armed with an impressive list of film credits.

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