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Netflix Unveils Frosty First Photo From ‘The Witcher’ Season 3 Set

Filming on the next chapter of the hit show, starring Henry Cavill as the famed monster hunter, Geralt of Rivia, is currently underway in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia.

Technology Headline News

‘City Sample’ and ‘Lyra Starter Game’ Projects Drop with UE5 Release

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 11:13am

Free sample projects now ready for download along with the brand-new Unreal Engine 5 next-gen real-time 3D content production platform technology released today by Epic Games.

Technology Headline News

Unreal Engine 5 Now Available

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 5, 2022 at 10:29am

Epic Games' first major announcement at this morning’s State of Unreal presentation is huge; next-gen real-time 3D content creation in both game and non-game workflows gets a shot in the arm with new UE5 features, enhancements, and support.

Motion Graphics Headline News

Studio C Taps Maxon Tools for ‘The Matrix: Resurrections’

The motion graphics studio used Cinema 4D, Redshift, and Red Giant to create a host of screen graphics including medical scans, 3D maps, and other futuristic visual elements in the iconic film franchise’s latest outing.

Business Headline News

Wētā FX Opens Vancouver Studio

Company’s first dedicated VFX studio outside New Zealand kicks off with 75 artists, with more hires planned later this year; currently it has 12 unannounced projects in the pipeline, having recently completed work on ‘The Batman,’ Marvel’s ‘Moon Knight,’ and ‘Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.’

Technology Headline News

Mozilla Teams with ILM on ‘Extended Color Management’ Firefox Extension

The new browser add-on optimizes color calibration for consistency across monitors, improving remote collaboration among creatives.

Coming in Hot Headline News

HBO Sets ‘House of the Dragon’ Debut

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 30, 2022 at 9:08am

More palace intrigue and aerial carnage is just around the corner, as the network officially announces the premiere of its highly touted ‘Game of Thrones’ prequel, based on George R. R. Martin’s ‘Fire & Blood,’ that follows the House Targaryen’s rise to power in Westeros.

It’s Happening in Stuttgart! Headline News

Another Great Set of FMX 2022 Program Highlights Revealed

Conference confirms more talks, presentations, and masterclasses including a look at rendering challenges behind ‘The Mitchells vs. the Machines,’ creation of Mixed Reality with Microsoft’s Darren Cosker, and Machine Learning with Foundry’s Mairéad Grogan; the event runs onsite May 3-5, online May 6 and on demand through May 31.

Awards Headline News

‘Dune,’ ‘Encanto,’ and ‘The Windshield Wiper’ Take Home Oscar Gold

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 28, 2022 at 9:32am

Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi epic scored a hefty 6 wins, though the evening’s most momentous achievement was an unwanted, violent reminder that live TV never goes as planned... or hoped.

Business Headline News

BASE FX Says it is the Victim of $234 Million Fraud

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 25, 2022 at 7:54am

In a just filed lawsuit, the longtime Beijing-based VFX and animation company alleges that two Americans have swindled and pocketed millions from investors while raising money on its behalf.

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Ingenuity Studios Delivers More Than Anxiety with ‘Dollface’ VFX

Visual effects house produces 494 shots across 10 episodes on Season 2 of the Hulu comedy, helping to visualize Kat Dennings’ wild imagination and insecurities, a Disney 2D animated fairy tale parody, and of course… the Cat Lady.

Technology Headline News

The Third Floor Launches TTF Anim Animation Suite

New toolset brings real-time capabilities to creators of cinema-quality, stylized animated content; developed on top of Unreal Engine, pipeline features custom-developed visualization tools that introduce game engine rendering to features of traditional animation.

Technology Headline News

GTC Reveals Underscore Critical Expansion of NVIDIA Omniverse in M&E

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 3:06pm

NVIDIA’s Media and Entertainment GM, Richard Kerris, introduced a number of new releases, coming updates, and future plans for the growing ecosystem surrounding the company’s powerful new interactive, real-time 3D design collaboration platform.

GTC Headline News

BOXX to Feature New NVIDIA RTX GPUs in Workstations

Next gen technology accelerates GoBOXX SLM Laptop and APEXX Workstation performance; AI and ray-tracing enhancements optimize GPUs for media and entertainment as well as manufacturing and product design, architecture, engineering, and construction workflows.

Technology Headline News

NVIDIA Announces Omniverse Cloud for Connecting Designers and Creators

New suite of cloud services will allow instant, real-time access to the NVIDIA Omniverse platform for interactive 3D design collaboration, enabling even non-technical viewers to access scenes with full simulation and rendering through the NVIDIA GeForce NOW platform.

Events Headline News

FMX 2022 Shares More Program Highlights

Conference confirms presentations that include a behind-the-scenes look at Netflix’s anthology ‘The House,’ the blending of 2D and 3D in Marvel’s ‘What If...?’ and the future of NFTs; the event runs onsite May 3-5, online May 6 and on demand through May 31.

Adobe Substance 3D and Omniverse Headline News

Join NVIDIA Omniverse and Adobe Substance 3D Material Manipulation Session at NVIDIA GTC

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 22, 2022 at 7:33am

March 23 presentation, ‘New Approach to Fashion Design with Adobe Substance 3D and NVIDIA Omniverse,’ will showcase new tools that make it easier than ever to create and modify fabrics.

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NVIDIA GTC Workshop Highlights Advances in 3D Material Manipulation with Omniverse

By Dan Sarto | Monday, March 21, 2022 at 10:13am

‘New Approach to Fashion Design with Adobe Substance 3D and NVIDIA Omniverse,’ being presented March 23, will showcase new tools that make it easier than ever to create and modify fabrics.

Business Headline News

Pariah VFX and Post House Opens for Business

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 18, 2022 at 3:01pm

Visual effects supervisors Patrick Murphy and Glyn Tebbutt, and managing director Mark Tobin launch their new Santa Monica-based business with high-profile Expedia and Gatorade campaigns.

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