New support for node-based material editing helps achieve photorealism without sacrificing creative choices; other new features include V-Ray Material improvements that make it easier to create translucent materials, Progressive Caustics, V-Ray Fur, and V-Ray Clipper.
Category: Visual Effects
Character supervisors Laura Beth Albright and Sajan Skaria discuss how they fully embraced, rather than hid or obscured, the potentially scary metamorphosis of their lead characters moving in and out of the water, in Pixar’s new animated feature now streaming on Disney+.
The program includes 14 projects, each providing a glimpse into the future; the premier conference and exhibition in computer graphics & interactive techniques runs live online August 9-13, with on-demand content available August 2 – October 29.
The VFX supervisor on Barry Jenkins and Prime Video’s period drama, about a young woman’s desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South, shares how she helped plan and deliver over 1,000 visual effects shots, ranging from 18 minutes of a town on fire to an actual full underground railroad hub.
New hire brings extensive design and VFX experience to the role, having spent 14+ years working as both creative and design directors.
Studio veteran and former VFX supervisor will continue to oversee software development and systems engineering teams, as well as SPI's technical infrastructure, as he moves forward on major initiatives to modernize the VFX and animated feature film pipeline.
Led by VFX supervisor Luke DiTomasso, the studio delivers over 200 shots for director Mike Cahill’s sci-fi thriller about two overlapping worlds, one real, one not, one ugly, one beautiful, and the conspiracy to keep people from finding out the truth.
After canceling last year because of COVID-19, Trojan Horse was a Unicorn will be back as an onsite event this year, running September 20-25 in Tróia.
The free 2-day event introduces young people to career opportunities within the creative industries; program runs July 13-14 and registration is now open.
Last year ITFS was one of the first festivals to go totally online. With a year to perfect the system the 2021 edition worked seemingly flawlessly to the home viewer.
The free online event features a panel of industry leaders including ‘Steven Universe’ creator Rebecca Sugar and ‘Kung Fu Panda 2’ director Jennifer Yuh Nelson; topics range from interviewing and hiring insights to social media presence and working remotely.
Studio delivers 300 shots, including bullet hits, explosion enhancements, and driving comp interiors, on Warner Horizon’s episodic crime drama from the writers of ‘Gotham.’
New enhanced simulation platform with robotics specific extensions provides essential features for building virtual robotic worlds and experiments.
Emmy Award-winning entertainment company delivers nearly 1,000 visual effects shots, including CG tigers, elephants, and Bobbie the hybrid human-groundhog, on Netflix’s post-apocalyptic adventure series.
BAFTA winner James Whitlam will head episodic work as the company brings both departments under one banner, one pipeline, and a new leadership structure.
Industry veteran will lead VFX house’s integration of innovative and emerging technologies as key pre-production to final shot service offerings.
New subscription service productizes Weta’s Oscar-winning Maya-based proprietary VFX tools, providing artists access to one complete stage to screen Maya-based pipeline.
#CreateWithMarbles: Marvelous Machines invites participants to design an outrageous race-track-style contraption for marbles; submission deadline is July 30.
The next generation ThinkPad P1, P15, and P17, teamed with new ThinkVision P34w-20 monitor and Thunderbolt 4 workstation dock, provide professional users the flexibility to work from anywhere.
The long-time Lucky Charms commercial production house magically transforms Lucky the Leprechaun into something much darker in cross-promotion campaign for the new Disney+ series.
Martin Hobbs steps down after 5 years at the helm to pursue an outside position; company’s former studio director takes over the MD role.
Former head of production promoted to oversee both Saturday Animation Studios and Meduzarts Animation; the adult animation arm of DDEG is currently in production of Zack Snyder’s ‘Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas.’
Free June 16 virtual event features women-led presentations streamed live and then available on demand.
Emmy Award-winning VFX producer brings over two decades experience on projects ranging from ‘Muppet Treasure Island’ to ‘A Discovery of Witches;’ in his new role, he will work directly with clients while overseeing day-to-day operations.