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It’s Unreal! Headline News

Unreal Fest ANZ Goes Down Under

Epic Games brings the event way down South to help Unreal Engine users from Australia, New Zealand, and Southeast Asia broaden their skills and build community.

Heading to Stuttgart Headline News

FMX 2023 Shares More Program Updates

The 4-day hybrid event, which runs April 25-27 and online April 28, revealed more on-site programming, including sustainability in media productions panel, VFX insights into HBO’s ‘The Last of Us,’ challenges of adapting literature into animation and games, and masterclasses with Ed Hooks and Craig Caldwell.

2D Events

SIGGRAPH Asia 2023

Begins: December 12, 2023

Annual computer graphics conference and exhibition comes to Sydney, Australia December 12-15; the event’s Computer Animation Festival celebrates the inspiring world of computer generated visuals.

The Future of 3D Production ANIMATIONWorld

How NVIDIA’S Omniverse is Helping Shape the Future of 3D Production

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 30, 2023 at 8:00am

The company’s General Manager of M&E, Richard Kerris, takes a deep dive into the processes and promise of NVIDIA’s groundbreaking creative platform.

VFX for TV Headline News

NVIZ Harnesses Unreal Engine for Netflix’s ‘Shadow and Bone’ Season 2 Previs

Leading visualization company provides key techvis to help the production team make informed creative and financial decisions by first enabling exploration of virtual scenes and providing what amounted to a ‘digital storyboard.’

Conferences Events

SIGGRAPH 2023

Begins: August 6, 2023

The premier conference and exhibition on computer graphics and interactive techniques runs August 6-10 in Los Angeles and online.

Technology Headline News

Wild Capture Joins NVIDIA Inception

Program nurtures startups by providing access to collective resources of the extensible NVIDIA Omniverse platform based on USD, in turn accelerating development of AI-Driven Volumetric Video Technologies for Digital Human Fidelity.

digital content creation Headline News

disguise Announces Platform Integration with NVIDIA Omniverse

The new collaboration allows artists to connect their preferred content creation tools in a unified production pipeline for faster, easier changes and enhanced content production, with a lower barrier of entry for accessing M&E workflows.

People Headline News

MELS’ President Martin Carrier to Step Down

TVA Group announced that the company leader, who expanded the business while launching a virtual production platform service during the pandemic, is leaving his position to pursue new challenges; existing executive team will establish a leadership transition plan and ensure continuity in company’s business activities.

VFX is Happening in Quebec Headline News

CAFÉ Returns May 16 for 2nd Edition

Hosted by the Quebec Film and Television Council, the Montréal-based event is now open for registration; this year's focus is technology, creativity, and industry – wellness at work and inclusion.

Heading to Stuttgart Headline News

FMX 2023 Program Now Online

The 4-day hybrid event returns to Stuttgart April 25-27 with an exclusive online day April 28; confirmed presentations include the creative and technical journey of Netflix’s ‘1899’ and Digital Domain’s use of Charlatan, its neural network for ‘deep fake’-like face replacements on Disney+’s ‘She-Hulk: Attorney at Law.’

Technology Headline News

Lenovo Launches ThinkStation PX, P7 and P5 High-Performance Workstations

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 8:56am

Aston Martin co-designs the sleek, all-new chassis of the computer giant’s trio of next-generation desktop platforms – the most advanced they’ve ever built - powered by the latest Intel® and NVIDIA technology.

Business Headline News

Epic Names Platige Image UE Authorized Service Partner

The company continues innovating its scope of creative activities with Unreal Engine while offering flexible support with its proprietary virtual production solution.

And the Oscar Goes to…? VFXWorld

On the Road to the 95th Oscars: The Visual Effects Nominees

'All Quiet on the Western Front,' 'Avatar: The Way of Water,' 'The Batman,' 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,' and 'Top Gun: Maverick' vie for this year’s Best Visual Effects Oscar.

New Innovations in Distributed Entertainment Content Production ANIMATIONWorld

Supermicro Heralds the Future of Animation and VFX Production

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 27, 2023 at 2:38pm

Marketing Consultant Robert Moore shares his insights on how new high-performance, high-efficiency, NVIDIA GPU-based Supermicro servers optimized for NVIDIA Omniverse™ Enterprise, are enabling new paradigms of distributed, collaborative entertainment content production. 

Pass the Puck Headline News

ESPN is Going Real-Time with ‘NHL Big City Greens Classic ' Telecast

In an impressive effort to merge the ‘children’ and ‘hockey enthusiast’ demographics, Disney Channel will broadcast a real-time volumetric animated NHL game with players and teams modeled after characters from Disney’s animated comedy ‘Big City Greens,’ airing March 14.

Innovations in Virtual Production and VFX VFXWorld

James Knight Talks the Exploding World of Digital Filmmaking Technology

The veteran visual effects and performance-capture expert, and current M&E director at AMD, talks about exciting, seismic changes taking place in visual effects and virtual production.

TV VFX VFXWorld

Framestore Sets Sail on ‘1899’ with New Virtual Production Tools

The award-winning VFX studio’s team, led by Connor Ling and Freddy Salazar, created tools integrated with Unreal Engine 5.1 to render and project realistic backgrounds onto an LED wall using 18 different machines with dual GPUs, for the Netflix series about an ocean liner diverted to answer a distress signal from a long-lost sister ship.

It’s Unreal Headline News

Impossible Objects Illustrates the Power of Sustainable Virtual Production

Tapping NantStudio’s advanced LED stage powered by Unreal Engine for its ‘auto demo’ project, the studio demonstrates the sustainability impact of harnessing the cutting-edge technology, both in financial and environmental costs.

Technology Headline News

Silver Spoon Rewrites XR Playbook for Nick Simulcast of CBS Christmas Day Game

The NY-based real-time animation and virtual production studio’s immersive ‘Nickified’ game day viewing experience included technological firsts in AI, real-time AR graphics, and mixed reality resulting in record-breaking viewership.

People Headline News

VisualCreatures Names Ian Unterreiner President

Former Zoic exec to helm AGBO’s recently acquired virtual production studio, specializing in real-time applications in visual effects and animation, to be housed at its downtown Los Angeles creative campus.  

Heading to Stuttgart this April Headline News

FMX 2023 Tickets Now on Sale

The hybrid edition, focusing on the art, technology, and business of animation, visual effects, and interactive and immersive media, returns to Stuttgart April 25-27 with an exclusive online day April 28.

People Headline News

NVIZ Names Luke Kaile Managing Director

An early adopter of real-time tech, the London-based VFX studio promotes its Head of Studio to serve alongside creative director Chris Lunney and founder Nic Hatch.

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