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Glassbox Releases BeeHive 2.0

Upgrade to the all-in-one, real-time change management solution for Unreal Engine and Maya provides improved remote visualization and collaboration without interruption, resulting in faster iterations and cost efficiencies; 30-day free trial now available.

Destination Torino! Headline News

VIEW Conference 2022 Reveals In-Person Recruitment Fair

Representatives from industry-leading companies such as ILM, Framestore, Trixter, Rotomaker, Technicolor Creative Studios and Escape Studios will be on-hand to review portfolios and meet potential hires; event runs October 16-21 in Torino, Italy.

It’s Simply Unreal Headline News

Exclusive: ‘RIFT,’ Created Entirely in Unreal Engine, to Debut at SPARK ANIMATION Festival

Watch the trailer for HaZ Dulull’s new animated feature film, produced with support from an Epic MegaGrant, which follows a young boy held captive who can tap into multi-dimensions across space and time; the festival runs October 27-30 - the career fair set for November 12.

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Startup Visualization Company OPSIS Finds Success with RFX’s Virtual Studio

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 6:00am

Co-founder and CEO Henrik Fett talks about starting a new studio in the midst of a pandemic, and how the RFX Virtual Studio, powered by solutions from NVIDIA and Supermicro, made it all possible.

Ripping Fast Workstations Headline News

BOXX APPEXX A3 Workstations Now Feature AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs

New series processors allow for simultaneous multitasking without sacrificing efficiency on an array of applications for 3D modeling, rendering, simulations, and VR.

Destination Torino! Headline News

Henry Selick to Receive 2022 VIEW Visionary Award

By Dan Sarto | Monday, September 26, 2022 at 5:54am

The Oscar-nominated director of Netflix’s upcoming ‘Wendell & Wild’ stop-motion animated feature will lift the lid on his new film, about two demons who team up with a teenage punk rocker and abandon the Underworld for the Land of the Living, in a special presentation as he is honored at this year’s VIEW Conference, running October 16-21 in Torino, Italy.

Technology Headline News

New GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs Announced

NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang’s GTC 2022 keynote reveals numerous performance upgrades for NVIDIA Studio users, including work with Unity and Unreal Engine 5, centered on the company’s new GPU series powered by NVIDIA Ada Lovelace architecture.

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NVIDIA Announces Next Gen OVX Computing Systems for 3D Virtual World Building

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 10:10am

New technology provides the graphics and simulation foundation for building and operating metaverse applications, including immersive digital twin simulations, in NVIDIA Omniverse Enterprise.

The Future of AI Headline News

NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang Reveals Slew of Omniverse Feature Releases and Updates

Omniverse's expansive new features, revealed at this morning’s GTC keynote, include Omniverse Cloud managed services, Omniverse Kit connected tools and microservices, and Omniverse Exchange, a publishing portal for industry and purpose-built third-party solutions; the online conference runs through September 22.

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The Fast and the Curious: DNEG Shoots the Works in ‘Bullet Train’ VFX

Visual effects supervisor Stephen James talks crashes, humor, LED walls, and layers of destruction as he takes us inside the studio’s wild and multi-faceted work on Sony Pictures’ comedy thriller, now playing in theaters.

ILM Will Find a Way! VFXWorld

Dinosaurs ‘R’ Us: ILM Continues Its ‘Jurassic’ Winning Streak

VFX supervisor David Vickery talks about combining old-school and brand-new techniques in the service of realism and saurian hijinks on Universal’s ‘Jurassic World Dominion,’ now playing in theaters, available from Universal Home Entertainment on 4K, Blu-ray and Digital, and coming to Peacock September 2.

Destination Torino! Headline News

VIEW Conference 2022 Reveals More Speakers

Paramount’s Ramsey Naito, Sony Pictures Animation’s Kristine Belson, and Cartoon Saloon co-founder Nora Twomey lead the ever-expanding speaker line-up at the 23rd edition of Italy’s premiere animation, VFX, games, and computer graphics conference coming October 16-21; more speaker announcements are coming soon!

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.

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.

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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.

Super Giant Sibling Rivalry ANIMATIONWorld

‘Super Giant Robot Brothers’: A Milestone in Virtual Animation Production

Director Mark Andrews and producers Paul Fleschner and Adam Maier chronicle their trailblazing journey to create - entirely in Unreal Engine - the 3DCG animated comedy series premiering today on Netflix.

Super Giant Sibling Rivalry Headline News

Exclusive Clip: ‘Super Giant Robot Brothers’ in Action!

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 1:55pm

It’s ‘Cowabunga Dude’ as the 2 robot siblings ‘surf’ into action in the sneak peek of Oscar-winning 'Brave' director Mark Andrews and Reel FX’s 3DCG animated action-comedy about an unlikely pair who are super... and giant... and don't get along, hitting the streamer tomorrow, August 4.

Rescue Rangers Return! VFXWorld

Pre, Tech, and Post: The Many ‘Vizings’ of ‘Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers’

Visualization supervisor Tefft Smith talks previs, techvis, and postvis on the production of Akiva Schaffer’s hybrid live-action/CG animated action-comedy, starring John Mulaney and Andy Samberg, now streaming on Disney+.

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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.

Waititi and Hemsworth Return! VFXWorld

Hammering Out the VFX in ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’

Production VFX supervisor and cat enthusiast Jake Morrison talks lighting breakthroughs, VR magic, how to differentiate your shadow creatures, and how to make a dumpling god – all in a day’s work on Marvel Studios’ fourth outing in the Norse god franchise, now playing in theaters.

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.

Recognizing the Best Aspiring M&E Designers Headline News

The Rookies Awards 2022 Winners Announced

The prestigious, annual international contest garnered 4,400 entries from aspiring design and media entertainment artists; a panel of 150+ judges, including 80 women, selected winners based on criteria including creative, technical, and presentation skills as well as complexity and raw talent.

Business Headline News

Falcon’s Beyond and BRON Studios Ink Strategic Partnership

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 8:12am

The companies will co-produce and promote original IP in feature films, TV series, Web3 activations, and location-based entertainment; ‘Katmandu’ franchise theme park to feature BRON’s animated IP, ‘Gossamer.’

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