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The MCU Gets Augmented Headline News

Marvel Releases Free ‘Eternals: AR Story Experience'

Travel through time and space to meet the characters, and their backstories, in the studio’s first-of-its-kind iOS-exclusive mobile app, available now; latest MCU adventure hits theaters today, November 5.

Real-time Animation in Unreal Engine Headline News

Don’t Miss Epic’s ‘Animation Workflows Using Unreal Engine and Maya’ Webinar

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 12:56pm

Coming Wednesday, November 10, virtual event will show how to create stylized character-based animation using UE and Autodesk Maya, exploring open standards like Alembic and USD to quickly move work between the two platforms.

Technology Headline News

Rokoko Announces Smartsuit Pro II

Next gen mocap suite features easy use and setup, allowing real-time animation anywhere; upgrades include ready multi-level tracking, optimization for high impact, and native integration into the Rokoko Smartgloves – now available for preorder.

Innovations in Real-time 3D Design Headline News

Join PNY and NVIDIA’s ‘Revolutionizing 3D Workflows with NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise’ Webinar

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 9:00am

This free presentation on November 17 will showcase how companies can address remote and hybrid work challenges with NVIDIA’s new real-time collaboration and simulation platform, Omniverse Enterprise; PNY is also hosting a series of Omniverse Enterprise sessions at GTC 2021, NVIDIA’s free digital conference running November 8-11. 

Now On-Demand Headline News

It’s a Wrap - VIEW 2021 Concludes its Most Successful Year Ever

The conference’s 1st hybrid edition hosted some 210,000 visitors online and 300+ attending in-person with a total of 297 speakers delivering 160 talks, panels, workshops, masterclasses, and keynote speeches; over 140 sessions are now available to stream on-demand.

Nate and Sully! Headline News

Sony Drops New ‘Uncharted’ Videos and Images

The studio shared a few stills, a behind-the-scenes vignette, and action-packed trailer for its treasure hunting adventure adaptation of the hit Naughty Dog video game, coming to theaters February 18, 2022.

Free Conference Headline News

NVIDIA GTC 2021 Unveils Massive Program – Free Registration Now Open

The tech giant’s free virtual conference runs November 8-11, featuring 500+ sessions with industry leaders; highlights include founder and CEO Jensen Huang’s keynote, a discussion on the potential of USD for 3D creators, and how the Omniverse, USD, and real-time rendering are transforming global film production and workflows.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

It’s Game On for Digital Domain’s ‘Free Guy’ VFX

Leading visual effects studio delivered 89 digital environments, 87 gameplay shots, and 347 VFX shots on Shawn Levy’s comedy adventure starring Ryan Reynolds as a bank teller who discovers he’s a background player in an open-world video game.

Awards Headline News

‘Only a Child’ Named Best in Show at 2021 SPARK Animation

Simone Giampolo’s short takes the top award at the 12th Annual SPARK Animation Film Festival, which runs October 28 to November 7.

People Headline News

Ghost VFX Names Patrick Davenport President

Company mixes it up with president Tom Kendall changing hats as new head of business development; new hires include Paul Richards as EVP of Technology, and Crys Forsyth-Smith as EVP of Global Production.

Business Headline News

Goodbye Kansas Opens Vancouver Pop-Up Studio

Set in one of the industry’s major VFX hubs, new location to play key role in recruitment while providing closer proximity to existing and potential clients; Peter Muyzers to head operations.

Do it in the Cloud! Headline News

PLAYSENSE Expands to the Cloud with AWS

After doubling in size over the last year, creative CG studio continues to expand its cloud-based rendering pipeline to work on projects like ‘Wargaming’ cinematic trailers, ‘Wargaming Holiday Adventure,’ and ‘World of Tanks – Soul Hunter’ as well as titles for the upcoming RPG ‘Grime’ from Clover Bite.

virtual production Headline News

Academy’s ‘Virtual Production Filmmaking: Are You Game?’ Talk Now Live

Don’t miss the Academy’s Science and Technology Council tour of the latest virtual production technologies and innovations; Jon Favreau, Rob Bredow, Caleb Deschanel, Dana Glauberman, and Rob Legato share their experiences October 21 at 1 PM PST.

Podcasts Headline News

New ‘Masters of Motion’ Podcast with Substance Founder Scott Geersen

Industry veteran in motion design, VFX supervision and direction shares advice for mid-level creatives; topics include running your own studio, international collaboration, compositing and VFX, learning 3D, working on title sequences, and reflection on the future.

The Space Cowboys are Back! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Teaser

The countdown begins for the all-new action-packed space western featuring a scrappy, snarky crew of bounty hunters; starring Daniella Pineda, John Cho and Mustafa Shakir, series debuts globally on November 19.

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Coppelia’ Now Available on Blu-ray+DVD Combo

Also coming to all major digital platforms, the live-action / animated hybrid fairy tale features a modern twist on the classic ballet; part of #PBSForTheArts, the film will be presented November 26 on PBS platforms.

MCU on the Move! Headline News

Disney Delays ‘Doctor Strange,’ ‘Thor,’ ‘Black Panther,’ and ‘Indiana Jones’ Sequels

Superhero fans everywhere will have to wait a bit longer to get their franchise fixes, as the studio has pushed theatrical release dates on its next wave of Marvel Studio features, as well as the upcoming untitled ‘Indiana Jones 5.’

We Want More Marvel! Headline News

Marvel’s ‘Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings’ Coming to Digital and Blu-Ray

Watch the MCU’s newest martial arts master fight against his own destiny in the non-stop action-adventure; film hits all major digital platforms November 12, and 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD November 30, complete with never-before-seen bonus material and deleted scenes.

It’s Awesome and It’s Free! Headline News

View 2021: Don’t Miss Free ‘Encanto’ Virtual Presentation

The in-person and virtual conference is off and running - highlights include SideFX’s software reveal, talks by Epic Games, educational workshops and coming Friday, a virtual making-of panel about Walt Disney Animation Studio’s latest animated feature – and registration is free.

VFX for TV Headline News

Moonraker VFX Brings Cosmic Noir to Discovery’s ‘Killers of the Cosmos’

The Bristol-based VFX studio developed its own software tools to create over 700 shots in a new genre-defining style for the show’s host, ‘Game of Thrones’ star Aiden Gillen.

Feature Film VFX VFXWorld

All That Glitters Isn’t Gold in ‘Birds of Paradise’ VFX

Goodbye Kansas Studios delivers a hallucinogenic trip complete with trippy effects, speaking animals, and psychedelic glitter, in Sarah Adina Smith’s drama about two elite ballet dancers forced to compete for a prestigious job.

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