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Games Headline News

Ubisoft Announces ‘Assassin’s Creed’ and ‘Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell’ VR Games

Gaming giant reveals development is underway on two new unique immersive experiences, being built from the ground up exclusively for the Oculus platform.

Virtual Festivals Headline News

The National Film Board Takes Center Stage at OIAF 2020

10 NFB original films/VR projects, representing unique visions and personal stories, will screen in both competitive and curated programs; the festival runs September 23-October 4.

Virtual Conferences Headline News

VIEW Conference 2020 Announces Full Program Line-Up

Upcoming conference, running October 18-23 both in Turin, Italy and online, will stream all sessions to a global audience; presentations by industry experts will live stream and be available for subsequent viewing through December 31. 

Education Headline News

VFS Enables Remote Student Learning with Help from Nvidia

School provides students with NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 powered workstations that allowed them to continue using production-level technology in their remote studies.

Virtual Reality Headline News

Jon Favreau’s ‘Gnomes & Goblins’ VR Experience Coming September 23

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 10:45am

20-minute partial build of highly anticipated immersive project debuts today as part of the Venice VR Expanded lineup for the Venice Film Festival.

Virtual Events Headline News

SIGGRAPH 2020 Concludes Virtual Conference: Content Available Until October 27

The latest innovations in art, science and technology are showcased both in implementation and presentations during a two-week virtual gathering of the global graphics community.

People Headline News

Kate Winslet, Jennifer Hudson and Glenn Close Join Baobab’s ‘Baba Yaga’

Trio will star along with Daisy Ridley in new animated immersive experience premiering September 2 at Venice International Film Festival.

Awards Headline News

ASIFA-Hollywood Announces Key Dates for Virtual or Live 48th Annie Awards

Rules, categories, and important dates and deadlines also announced for upcoming ceremony, set for April 16, 2021, as annual membership drive begins.

Technology Headline News

Hardware Spending to Take Off with ‘Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020’

Processing capabilities needed to support simulation games expected to push PC hardware sales into the billions.  

Virtual Reality Headline News

‘Jojo Rabbit’s Archie Yates Joins Cast of Baobab Studios and Oculus’ ‘Paper Birds’

Lead in Disney’s upcoming ‘Home Alone’ reboot cast as young musician whose music inspires a flock of mysterious paper birds, in new immersive film set to debut at the 2020 Venice International Film Festival.

Events Headline News

NVIDIA GTC to Run Online October 5-9

Program will be available continuously in all time zones and feature the latest in AI, data science, HPC, graphics, networking, live and on demand talks, and keynote featuring NVIDIA CEO and founder, Jensen Huang.

Technology Headline News

Unity Publishes 2021 Product Roadmap

Company focus for next year is on providing creators with production-ready features, workflows, and components, and changing their approach to how these new tools will be delivered.

Virtual Reality Headline News

Baobab’s ‘Baba Yaga’ to Premiere at Venice VR Expanded

Leading interactive studio’s newest work blends theater, cinema, and animation for an immersive experience that allows viewers to be the main character. 

Festivals Events

Brussels International Animation Film Festival – February 12 -21, 2021

Begins: February 12, 2021

Over 150 films compete in the international event including animated shorts, features, commercials, and music videos.

Festival Events

VIEW 2020 Set for October 18 – 23 in Turin, Italy

Begins: October 18, 2020

The VIEW Conference is the premiere international event in Italy on Computer Graphics, Interactive Techniques, Digital Cinema, 2D/3D Animation, VR and AR, Gaming and VFX.

SIGGRAPH Events

SIGGRAPH 2020 Goes Virtual

Begins: August 17, 2020

Scheduled for August 17 – August 28, the online event will include both on-demand presentations and scheduled sessions, an exciting mix of the high-level cutting-edge research and education, as well as experiential content and events.

Festivals Headline News

OIAF 2020 Official Selections Announced

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 1:08pm

A diverse group of 155 animated shorts, features, series and VR works will compete at upcoming Ottawa International Animation Festival, running online September 23 – October 4.

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From Viruses to Parasites: How the CDC Visualizes Invisible Public Health Threats

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 11:52am

Biomedical artist Alissa Eckert accurately illustrates the microscopic world through compelling 3D imagery, animation and motion graphics, helping communicate public health information and initiatives.  

Business Headline News

Moonraker VFX Awarded £500,000 from Creative England to Create Original Immersive 3D

Funding secured by Bristal-based visual effects studio follows government’s announcement to provide 1.5 billion pounds for arts sector impacted by COVID-19 pandemic.

Festivals Headline News

Ottawa International Animation Festival Announces 2020 Jury

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 5:16pm

The now virtual event, scheduled for September 23 – October 4, will feature screenings, virtual artist talks, workshops, and meetings with schools and recruiters.

ACM SIGGRAPH Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Goes Virtual

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 8:07am

Annual computer graphics conference and exhibition, originally scheduled November 17-20 in Daegu, South Korea, moves online due to COVID-19 pandemic.

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