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Legends of Storytelling Gather Once Again in Manhattan for the Filmmaking Event of the Year: "Sight, Sound & Story"
Three-time Academy Award-Winner Michael Kahn Joins This Year’s Lineup of Celebrated Artists, Editors and Filmmakers
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, today announced the all-star list of guest speakers and panelists for its special one-day event, "Sight, Sound & Story," held on June 14, 2014 at the French Institute in mid-town Manhattan. “Sight, Sound & Story" is one of the few events that brings together the community to celebrate the art of post-production.
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"Subaru WRX STI Vs. The Drones: The Ultimate Obstacle Course"
News: "Subaru WRX STI Vs. The Drones: The Ultimate Obstacle Course"Big Block Creates Futuristic Drone Squadron for Subaru and DDB Canada
Bicoastal digital production and design studio Big Block produced the live action shoot, virtual obstacle course and animated drone fleet for the television, cinema and online commercial “Subaru WRX STI vs. the Drones.” To show off the 2015 Subaru WRX STI’s best-in-its-class high performance power and impeccable control, DDB Canada’s Toronto office developed the concept of a futuristic autocross course made of CG drone quadcopters to challenge the WRX STI with real-time precision driving.
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Allegorithmic’s Substance Engine Now Available for All Unreal Engine 4 Developers
News: Allegorithmic’s Substance Engine Now Available for All Unreal Engine 4 DevelopersFull Integration of Game Industry’s Leading Next-Gen Texture Development Tool on Epic Games’ GitHub
Today, Allegorithmic’s Substance Engine is coming to one of the gaming world’s favorite development platforms. With a full integration into Unreal Engine 4 (UE4), Substance Engine makes the creation of next-gen textures a seamless experience for even the most ambitious of game developers. No purchase required, just a free plugin available for all Unreal Engine 4 developers.
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Galaxy 61 Delivers A Show Open For VH1’s New Season Of ‘The Fabulous Life’ That’s Pure Gold
News: Galaxy 61 Delivers A Show Open For VH1’s New Season Of ‘The Fabulous Life’ That’s Pure GoldVHI recently called upon Galaxy 61 to create a show intro for the new 2014 season of ’The Fabulous Life,’ the hit series that reveals the extravagant places, possessions and pastimes of pop-culture’s most famous celebrities. The Brooklyn-based animation and visual effect boutique created a lavish intro that personifies the opulent lifestyle with a series of iconic objects formed out of cascading simulated liquid gold.
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Autodesk Maya LT 2015 to Launch on Steam
News: Autodesk Maya LT 2015 to Launch on SteamToday Autodesk announced that Maya LT 2015 is coming to Steam, Valve's popular entertainment platform. Maya LT brings its powerful animation and modeling feature set to Steam's active community of over 65 million gamers, developers and artists to help them create 3D game assets to personalize their games and bring them into popular Steam titles like "Defense of the Ancients 2" (DoTA 2) or to create assets for use in their own games.
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Thinkbox Software Releases Krakatoa C4D for MAXON CINEMA 4D
News: Thinkbox Software Releases Krakatoa C4D for MAXON CINEMA 4DThinkbox Software today launched Krakatoa C4D, the first version of its high-volume particle renderer for MAXON CINEMA 4D, which is compatible with R14 and R15 running on OSX and Windows operating systems. Also available for Autodesk® Maya® and Autodesk® 3ds Max®, Krakatoa provides a powerful pipeline for quickly acquiring, caching, transforming, modifying, shading and rendering billions of particles.
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Colorfront Debuts New Color Engine At NAB 2014
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion picture, high-end episodic HDTV and commercials production, today announced Colorfront Engine, a state-of-the art, managed color pipeline, which enables creative on-set look creation and ensures the vital color integrity of digital materials from camera-to-post. Colorfront Engine incorporates major color science breakthroughs, and makes its debut at NAB 2014, Las Vegas.
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Colorfront Launches Express Dailies 2014 And On-Set Dailies 2014 With Transkoder
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic television and commercials, today introduced the latest 2014 versions of its industry-leading dailies software – Express Dailies 2014 and On-Set Dailies 2014 with the new Transkoder option. Colorfront will show both new products during NAB 2014 in Las Vegas.
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Colorfront Transkoder 2014 Attracts Major Broadcasters Worldwide
Colorfront, Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion picture, high-end episodic HDTV and commercials production, today announced it has made multi-license sales of On-Set Dailies 2014 with Transkoder option (OSD Transkoder), its standalone, automated system for fast, high-quality digital file conversion, to major broadcasters worldwide, in advance of its US debut at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas.
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Light Of Day Adds Jen Milano as Executive Producer
News: Light Of Day Adds Jen Milano as Executive ProducerNY-based VFX and production shop Light of Day adds Jen Milano as Executive Producer. Coming to Light of Day from Fluid NY, Milano will leverage both a wealth of experience as a post producer and a background of hands-on experience as an editor and artist. She has worked with such top clients as NY Lotto, Travelocity, GameStop, Ford, Pier 1 and Fiat, among numerous others. Her technical stills encompass a vast understanding of the post production process, including expertise in such software as Avid, Autodesk and Final Cut.
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AJA Announces KONA 4 Supporting High Frame Rate 4K up to 60fps
News: AJA Announces KONA 4 Supporting High Frame Rate 4K up to 60fpsDevelopment Partners Autodesk, Cisco, Codex and Colorfront Integrate KONA 4 to Drive 4K HFR Workflows
NAB Conference, Booth SL2505 -- AJA Video Systems today announced KONA 4, the latest generation in its award-winning line of professional desktop video and audio I/O cards. KONA 4 offers unparalleled features for handling everything from SD to HD, 2K and 4K with full 10-bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 color spaces for fantastic image clarity. New with KONA 4 is support for high frame rate (HFR) 4K/UltraHD up to 60p and HFR UltraHD HDMI output.
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NVIDIA Showcases "4K Your Way" at NAB 2014
NVIDIA GPU Technology Powers Over 150 Solutions for Broadcasters, VFX Artists and Post-Production Pros and Supports the Most Demanding Real-time 4K Workflows
Whether HD or 4K, desktop or mobile, workstation or in the cloud, NVIDIA is demonstrating how its GPU technologies are behind almost every type of broadcast and post production workflow in booth SL 6825 at NAB 2014. NVIDIA GPUs power over 150 media and entertainment software applications, plugins and turnkey solutions, accelerating performance and providing advanced stereo capabilities and 4K support for even the most demanding workflows.
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NAB: Autodesk Debuts Faster, More Creative Flame 2015
News: NAB: Autodesk Debuts Faster, More Creative Flame 2015Expanded Features and Support for 4K Helps Deliver Greater Artistic Control
At the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Convention 2014 in booth # SL3319, Autodesk Inc. is debuting Flame 2015 – the latest iteration of its comprehensive toolset for high-end visual effects and creative finishing - with new creative tools, faster performance, and an end-to-end 4K workflow to meet the needs of today's high-end post-production facilities.
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NAB: Autodesk Unveils the Highly Anticipated Smoke 2015
News: NAB: Autodesk Unveils the Highly Anticipated Smoke 2015New in Smoke 2015: 3D Tracking, Re-architected Timeline FX and Faster Performance; More Accessible Than Ever Starting at $195* a Month
Autodesk, Inc. unveiled the latest version of its powerful professional video editing software Autodesk Smoke 2015 at the National Association of Broadcasters Convention (NAB). In addition to significant new creative tools and performance enhancements, Smoke 2015 will soon be available as a Desktop Subscription, so customers can access the software on a pay-as-you-go basis for the first time.
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Studio Network Solutions (SNS) Joins NewTek Developer Network™
EVO Shared Storage Server Integrates High-Performance, Extensive Connectivity Options for NewTek TriCaster™ and 3Play™
Studio Network Solutions (SNS), manufacturer of the industry leading EVO shared storage system for video and audio workgroups, today announced its entrance into the NewTek Developer Network. This allows integration of EVO servers with NewTek TriCaster™ multi-camera live video production and 3Play™ integrated sports production systems.
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Studio Network Solutions (SNS) Announces OS and Hardware Updates to Industry Leading EVO Shared Storage NAS+SAN System
News: Studio Network Solutions (SNS) Announces OS and Hardware Updates to Industry Leading EVO Shared Storage NAS+SAN SystemEVO v5.6 Introduces New Features Including Dropbox Integration and Enhanced Asset Management Functionality
Studio Network Solutions (SNS), manufacturer of shared storage solutions for film, video, VFX, graphic animation and audio workgroups, today announced an all new version of its EVO Shared Storage Server, version 5.6. The latest version includes new project, workflow, and asset management functionality plus more performance and scalability for production teams of any size.
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Colorfront Licenses ProRes for On-Set Dailies
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, and high-end episodic television and commercials, today announced that Colorfront On-Set Dailies now supports encoding to Apple ProRes on OS X and Windows.
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Avid Extends Proven and Trusted Storage Suite With New Nearline Storage Solution
ISIS | 2500 Streamlines Media Production, Increases Storage Capacity, and Makes it Easier to House and Monetize Media; ISIS Family Also Now Supports Collaborative 4K Workflows
NAB (Booth #SU902) -- Avid® (OTC:AVID) today introduced the new ISIS® | 2500 nearline shared storage system to the Avid Storage Suite, offering greater storage capacity and performance for demanding broadcast and post-production environments. The next-generation ISIS | 2500 represents the continuing innovation of the company's industry-standard storage systems. ISIS | 2500 makes it easier to house and monetize media, helping broadcast and post organizations achieve the streamlined and accelerated workflows they need to create, deliver, and monetize higher-quality, inspiring content. In addition, Avid announced that the entire ISIS Storage family now supports collaborative 4K workflows.
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Archion EditStor Interplay-ing with Avid® Workflows
Latest EditStor Release Offers Interplay® Compatibility Option.
A leader in shared storage solutions for post production and media workflows, Archion Technologies has announced the option for compatibility between Archion's EditStor 3 and Avid's Interplay. Facilities that now have Interplay, or are considering this platform for the future, can take advantage of EditStor’s considerable performance and features.
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Devil & Demon Delivers Supercomputers For Everyone
News: Devil & Demon Delivers Supercomputers For EveryoneThe Devil & Demon Strategy today announced the availability of super-computers for everyone. The new product line of custom-tuned Devil supercomputers and fast Demon workstations unleash unparalleled computing muscle in small footprints, with a breakthrough business model delivering flexible and cost-competitive purchasing options. Devil and Demon Strategy, will launch at NAB 2014, April 5-10 in Las Vegas, at booth #OE1358.
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MEWShop Announces New Mac OS X Mavericks Support Essentials Workshop
Learn How to Effectively Navigate OS X While Discovering the Secret Tips and Tricks of the Trade; Receive Preparation and Training Needed to Become Apple Certified
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, recently announced the new Mac OS X Mavericks Support Essentials workshop. Ideal for personnel using Mac products and those looking to more effectively navigate their way around the OS X Mavericks systems, this three-day course provides an in-depth exploration of troubleshooting on OS S Mavericks. It is designed to give students a tour of the breadth and depth of OS X Mavericks as well as the best methods for effectively supporting users of OS X Mavericks systems. A combination of lectures and hands-on exercises, the workshop is specifically designed to provide real-world experience and learning.
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FOX Sports Mobile Broadcast Unit Enlists SNS EVO for NFL and NASCAR Daytona 500 Live Broadcasts
News: FOX Sports Mobile Broadcast Unit Enlists SNS EVO for NFL and NASCAR Daytona 500 Live BroadcastsWith a presence at virtually every major televised sporting event in America, FOX Sports and Game Creek Video have the hardest working teams in broadcasting. A cast and crew of hundreds come together to turn out the programming millions of viewers see every week including NASCAR, NFL Football, UFC, FIFA World Cup and MLB. With the successful debut of FOX Sports 1, a 24-hour sports network, the number of live broadcasts has vastly increased. To accommodate the growth, FOX Sports needed to boost its production capabilities. So it turned to Studio Network Solutions (SNS).
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Agenda Announced for the Thirteenth Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet
The Agenda has Been Set for the 13th Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet, to Be Held on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at the Riviera Hotel Royale Ballroom in Las Vegas. SuperMeets are for those who use or want to learn to use Macintosh-based workflows and solutions. The Las Vegas SuperMeet promises to be the single largest gathering of Apple, Adobe, Autodesk, Avid editors, gurus and and digital filmmakers during Nab Show 2014.
SuperMeets are for those who use or want to learn to use Macintosh-based workflows and solutions. The Las Vegas SuperMeet promises to be the single largest gathering of Apple, Adobe, Autodesk, Avid editors, gurus and and digital filmmakers during Nab Show 2014. Doors will open at 4:30PM. Stage presentations will begin at 7:00 PM.- The agenda has been set for the 13th Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet, to be held on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at the Riviera Hotel Royale Ballroom in Las Vegas, NV. Tickets for the SuperMeet are on sale online for $15.00 each plus ticket fee and $10.00 for students and teachers. They will be $20.00 at the door. It is expected this SuperMeet will sell out as historically every Las Vegas SuperMeet sells out.
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NVIDIA Transforms Product Design with Iray VCA, Replacing Physical Prototypes with Interactive, Photorealistic Digital Models
News: NVIDIA Transforms Product Design with Iray VCA, Replacing Physical Prototypes with Interactive, Photorealistic Digital ModelsNew Visual Computing Appliance Scales to Dramatically Accelerate Ray Tracing in Leading Design Applications
NVIDIA today introduced a GPU rendering appliance that dramatically accelerates ray tracing, enabling professional designers to interact with computer models of such high visual fidelity that it can largely replace the lengthy, costly process of building physical prototypes.
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Free 30-Day Full Feature Trial of ChronoSculpt Time-Based Sculpting Software Now Available
News: Free 30-Day Full Feature Trial of ChronoSculpt Time-Based Sculpting Software Now AvailableOffers 3D Artists Time-Based Content Sculpting and Correction of Cache Animation and Dynamic Simulations From 3Ds Max, Maya, LightWave 3D, Softimage, Modo, and Cinema 4D Software
The LightWave 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today a free 30-day full feature trial version of ChronoSculpt software is now available for download at chronosculpt.com. Chronosculpt offers an intuitive way for artists using any professional 3D modeling and animation software on Windows, Macintosh, and Linux operating systems to create content with custom morph targets or fluidly sculpt animation performances over time.
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RE:Vision Effects announces Twixtor 6 with GPU support for Nuke and Scratch.
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces Twixtor® 6 with GPU support for The Foundry Nuke and Assimilate Scratch. Create highly engaging slow motion shots with Twixtor without the cost of renting a high speed camera. In order to achieve its unparalleled image quality, Twixtor synthesizes unique new frames by warping and interpolating frames of the original sequence by employing RE:Vision's proprietary tracking technology that calculates motion for each individual pixel.
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OTOY Updates OctaneRender™ Software and Introduces .ORBX, a Powerful New Interchange File Format Supported Across More than a Dozen 3D Modeling Applications
Designed in Collaboration with Autodesk and Mozilla, New Format Houses Comprehensive Computer-Generated Scene Data at the Subatomic Level for Perfect Rendering Across Mediums
At the 2014 Game Developer Conference (http://www.gdconf.com/), cloud graphics pioneer, OTOY Inc., today released the newest update to its acclaimed OctaneRender™ software, introducing new features and flexibility for artists and animators, and a powerful new interchange file format called .ORBX. The .ORBX file format houses a comprehensive array of computer-generated scene data, enabling the most precise renderings possible across 15 of the top 3D modeling applications. Version 1.5 of OctaneRender™ is now available as a standalone client and via Octane Cloud Workstation with updated plugins for 3D applications rolling out shortly.
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Boris FX Announces Boris Continuum Complete 9
News: Boris FX Announces Boris Continuum Complete 9Boris FX™, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow solutions for video and film, announces Boris Continuum Complete 9 - a package of visual effects for NLE and compositing platforms on Windows and Mac OS. Building on the strengths of previous BCC releases, version 9 adds over 30 new filters and transitions in key areas such as Image Restoration, Film, Stylize, Keying and Compositing, Lights, and Perspective. All BCC effects and presets can now be viewed in the new FX Browser™ window, which is integrated into every BCC filter or transition.
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Autodesk Announces 2015 3D Animation Software
News: Autodesk Announces 2015 3D Animation SoftwareNew Software Empowers Artists’ Creativity With Innovative New Tools Like Bifrost And Shaderfx
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) unveiled the 2015 versions of its popular 3D animations tools: Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, MotionBuilder, Mudbox, Softimage, and the newest addition to the lineup, Maya LT, a 3D animation and modeling tool for professional indie game makers. Autodesk also announced the availability of the 2015 Entertainment Creation Suite for 3D animation and visual effects.
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Brand New Media Selects Shared Storage Solution from Small Tree
Multi-Office International Digital Media Company Accelerates Workflow with Plug and Play Implementation
Ideal Systems, an industry leading, multi-national systems integrator providing innovative solutions to broadcasting, telecoms and enterprise companies, recently integrated technology from Small Tree at Brand New Media’s broadcast facility in Singapore. Brand New Media (BNM) is a global digital media company that required a robust shared storage solution to accelerate its workflow without disruption to their infrastructure and manpower.
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Shotgun Integrates Perforce; Unifies Production Management and Source Control for Games Studios
Shotgun/Perforce integration is a free software update to Shotgun’s Pipeline Toolkit for all clients. Built on Shotgun’s open platform, it can be easily modified and customized to meet any team’s requirements.
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LightWave 3D Group Offers Educational Pricing for NevronMotion Plugin for LightWave 11.6
News: LightWave 3D Group Offers Educational Pricing for NevronMotion Plugin for LightWave 11.6Robust Microsoft Kinect-Based Mocap and Retargeting System Easily Captures, Adjusts and Retargets Motion to 3D objects and Characters in LightWave 11.6 3D Software
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today a new educational pricing program for NevronMotion™, motion capture and retargeting software for LightWave 11.6 on Windows. Qualifying students and educators can now take advantage of the full-feature version of NevronMotion for the special price of $99 (USD); regularly priced at $299 (USD).
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Thinkbox Software Opens Beta for Deadline 6.2; Stoke MX 2.0
Thinkbox Software has launched beta builds of Deadline 6.2 – the latest iteration of its high-volume data management solution for rendering or processing information – and Stoke MX 2.0 – the newest version of its plug-in for quickly creating or modifying existing high-count particle clouds in Autodesk 3ds Max.
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LightWave 3D Group Offers Softimage Artists Special $495 Crossgrade Price for LightWave 11.6 Software
Invites Current Softimage Artists to Adopt LightWave 3D Modeling, Animation and Rendering Software at an Exclusive Price Point
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today a special program for current Autodesk Softimage software users to “Join the Rebellion” and move to a full seat of LightWave 11.6 software for the special crossgrade price of $495 (USD).
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Shotgun Software Keeps Blur Projects on Track
News: Shotgun Software Keeps Blur Projects on TrackShotgun Replaces Blur’s Proprietary Production Management Software; Frees Internal Development Resources to Focus on Creative Tools
Shotgun Software announced that Blur Studio has standardized on Shotgun for production management and tracking. Shotgun is the visual effects, game development and animation industry’s trusted platform for production management and review. Blur, known for a diverse roster of work on feature films, commercials and game cinematics and trailers, adopted Shotgun to replace their in-house production management software that was tying up valuable internal development resources.
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OTOY’s acclaimed OctaneRender™ Software Now Free for Students
Technology Used By The World’s Best Professional Artists, Animators, and Designers Now Available at No Cost to Emerging Talents
Cloud graphics pioneer, OTOY Inc., today announced that its renowned 3D rendering software, OctaneRender™, along with OctaneRender™ plugins for Blender™ and Autodesk’s 3ds MAX® and shortly, Maya®, are now free for students. The move puts the same cutting-edge software that’s used by hundreds of thousands of professional artists, animators, and designers, in the hands of today’s up-and-coming talents at no cost if purchased using a .edu email address.
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Mirada Creates ‘Dark Horse’ World for Katy Perry’s New Music Video
News: Mirada Creates ‘Dark Horse’ World for Katy Perry’s New Music VideoKaty Perry's latest music video for the hip hop-infused #1 hit single "Dark Horse" is a bold, Egyptian-themed cinematic epic created by storytelling studio Mirada. Starring “Katy-Pätra,” the video is a larger-than-life tale that follows the legendary “Queen of Memphis” as a parade of would-be suitors vie for her heart.
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Utopic Bags The Humor For Spartan Stores And Fairly Painless Advertising
News: Utopic Bags The Humor For Spartan Stores And Fairly Painless AdvertisingThe Chicago-based Editorial and Production Company Takes The Spots From Production Through Finish With A Seamless, One-Stop Collaborative Approach To Launching The Retailer’s Comedy-Driven ‘Yes Rewards Program’
Utopic recently produced a pair of comedy-driven spots for Spartan Stores, one of the largest grocery distributors in the country. Created by Fairly Painless Advertising, the two: 30’s, ‘Hugs’ and ‘Digital Coupons,’ tapped into Utopic’s model of production, editorial, finishing and audio services to launch its ‘Yes Rewards Programs’ with a seamless, one-stop approach that delivered the campaign’s message with humor and wit.
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Vicon Teams Up With Autodesk to Showcase Automotive Visualization and Virtual Prototyping
Automotive Immersive Event Gives Design and Engineering Professionals a 3D Virtual Reality Experience
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, defence, life sciences and engineering industries, has teamed up with Autodesk to present the Automotive Immersive Event. Taking place on February 26 at the RAVE CAVE at DC3S in Sterling Heights, Michigan, the event will give automotive design and engineering professionals the opportunity to experience the latest 3D visualization and virtual prototyping technologies in an immersive 3D virtual reality environment.
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RE:Vision Effects announces Twixtor 6 with GPU support for Avid Media Composer, Symphony and NewsCutter.
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces Twixtor® 6 with GPU support for Avid® Media Composer®, Symphony® and NewsCutter®. Create highly engaging slow motion shots with Twixtor without the cost of renting a high speed camera. In order to achieve its unparalleled image quality, Twixtor synthesizes unique new frames by warping and interpolating frames of the original sequence by employing RE:Vision's proprietary tracking technology that calculates motion for each individual pixel.
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Boris FX Names Stephen Hayes Director of Business Development
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow solutions for video and film, announces the appointment of Stephen Hayes to Director of Business Development, worldwide. Hayes will oversee key user markets, end user and reseller engagement, industry event presence, and help direct overall business goals.
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The Academy Award Nominations Are Out and the Winner Is.....Digital Artistry
News: The Academy Award Nominations Are Out and the Winner Is.....Digital ArtistryAutodesk Software Plays an Integral Role in the Creation of Great Movies - Including 8 of the 9 Best Picture Nominees
Great movies are defined by great stories and increasingly, great storytelling is being empowered by digital technology. Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) media and entertainment staff and software played a starring role in the creation of many of this year's Academy Award nominees across many categories and were recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with two Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards (Sci-Tech Awards).
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Colorfront Showcases Landmark Cloud Innovations
News: Colorfront Showcases Landmark Cloud InnovationsColorfront Reports Rapid, On-Going Developments in New Distributed Post-Production Model for Motion Pictures and Broadcast TV
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic television and commercials, is showcasing the latest advances of its ground-breaking Colorfront Cloud Services at HPA’s Tech Retreat, Palm Springs, and at NAB 2014, Las Vegas.
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MPC Selects OptiTrack Motion Capture Technology
News: MPC Selects OptiTrack Motion Capture TechnologyStudio Behind ‘World War Z’ and ‘Man of Steel’ Remotely Deploys Mocap Setup Across Locations
International VFX leader The Moving Picture Company (MPC) has bestowed its creative wizardry upon the media and entertainment industry for the past 25 years. The venerated studio is experienced in concept design, previs, shoot supervision, 2D compositing, 3D/CG effects, animation, motion design, software development, virtual production, color grading and any amalgamation thereof. To support these activities, MPC relies on an 18-camera OptiTrack motion capture system, which the studio recently supplemented with Prime 17W cameras and Motive software. Overseen by Global Head of Crowd Simulation and Motion Capture Adam Davis and located in MPC’s London headquarters, the setup is leveraged by MPC facilities worldwide, including in Vancouver, Montreal, Los Angeles, New York, Amsterdam, Bangalore and Mexico City.
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Deadline’s Roots Run Deep at Whiskytree
News: Deadline’s Roots Run Deep at WhiskytreeFlexible Data Processing Solution from Thinkbox Software Accelerates VFX Studio’s Pipeline
Since its inception in 2007, Whiskytree has grown from a talented matte painting shop into a full-service CG powerhouse known for creating complex visual effects for feature films, commercials and video games. Based in San Rafael, CA, the agile company’s employee headcount generally hovers around 25 but is often scaled up as projects demand. Whiskytree’s credits include VFX-heavy blockbusters Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Thor: The Dark World, Elysium, and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. To deliver these stunning visuals, Whiskytree has embraced a ‘Work Smart’ ethos that emphasizes a strong hardware backend running top-notch software – including Thinkbox Software’s Deadline data and process management solution.
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Cloud graphics pioneer OTOY announces Series D round led by Yuri Milner
Round helps accelerate commercialization of OTOY’s suite of offerings that are transforming content creation and delivery for the world’s top media and entertainment companies
OTOY Inc., today announced a Series D round of funding to help accelerate commercialization of the company’s industry-leading cloud graphics offerings that are redefining content creation and delivery processes for media and entertainment organizations around the world. The round is led by prominent technology investor, Yuri Milner, and includes former Morgan Stanley CEO, John Mack, who join investors including Autodesk, Taylor Frigon, George Gilder and The Roddenberry Trust.
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Educational Pricing Now Available for ChronoSculpt Time-Based Content Sculpting Software
News: Educational Pricing Now Available for ChronoSculpt Time-Based Content Sculpting SoftwareDelivers powerful time-based content sculpting and correction of cache animation and dynamic simulations from 3ds Max, Maya, XSI, LightWave 3D, Modo, Cinema 4D software and more
The LightWave 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., announced today a new ChronoSculpt educational pricing program that offers the full version of ChronoSculpt to qualifying students and educators for the special price of $149 (USD); ChronoSculpt is regularly priced at $399 (USD).
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Thinkbox Software Releases Deadline 6.1
Thinkbox Software today launched a new version of the company's production-proven high-volume data management solution, Deadline 6.1. Compatible across all platforms, the release leverages the efficient UI and flexible database backend introduced in Deadline 6 and features improved stability, enhanced housecleaning operations and faster job submission. With highly optimized functions that can perform more than 10x faster, the significant update can also be easily scaled up to support thousands of machines. Additionally, Deadline 6.1 incorporates Draft 1.1, the latest iteration of Thinkbox’s lightweight compositing and video processing plug-in designed to automate typical post-render tasks, which now includes improved OpenEXR support.
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Faceware Technologies Forms Partnership with Vicon
News: Faceware Technologies Forms Partnership with ViconMocap and motion tracking companies partner to provide studios with greater flexibility in the facial and full-performance motion capture process
Faceware Technologies, the leading innovator and most experienced provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions, today announced that it has entered into a global partnership with Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, defense, life sciences and engineering industries. The partnership will focus on providing mocap studios and service providers with more hardware and software options for capturing, analyzing and re-targeting facial and full-body mocap data.
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ALT Systems Appoints New Director of Sales
News: ALT Systems Appoints New Director of SalesMichael Ogorek Joins as Sales Executive, Bringing Wealth of Experience to Company
ALT Systems, a full-service systems integrator and workflow solutions provider, has appointed Michael Ogorek to the new role of director of sales. Ogorek will be responsible for managing sales activities for all of ALT Systems’ products and services including Autodesk® Creative Finishing products, Colorfront’s on-set dailies solutions, game development packages, compositing, editing, color correction, restoration, data storage, networking, rendering, archiving and large format film recording solutions.
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Stefan Kramper Joins Molden Media
News: Stefan Kramper Joins Molden MediaDigital Media Veteran to Direct Worldwide Sales and Marketing
Multi-disciplinary broadcast innovators Molden Media have announced the appointment of Stefan Kramper to the position of Worldwide Sales and Marketing Director.
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The CPUG Network Announces the Las Vegas SuperMeet, April 8, 2014
The Creative Pro User Group (CPUG) Network have announced that the Thirteenth Annual Las Vegas SuperMeet will take place on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 in the Royale Ballroom at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Nevada. Doors open at 4:30PM with the "SuperMeet Digital Showcase," featuring over 30 software and hardware developers. Presentations will begin at 7:00PM and continue until 11:00PM. Earlybird tickets go on sale online only for the price of $10.00 each plus ticket fee (Early Bird price ends March 10, 2014) and $10.00 for students and Teachers with valid student ID. It is expected this SuperMeet will sell out as historically every Las Vegas SuperMeet sells out.
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Thinkbox Webinar: Using Magma in Krakatoa for Maya – Jan. 21 & Jan. 22
Next week, Thinkbox Software will host a free online webinar to show Krakatoa MY users how to maximize the plug-in’s full potential in Autodesk Maya. Offered on Tuesday and Wednesday, the session will provide tips and tricks for using Magma, Thinkbox’s node-based channel editor that was added to Krakatoa for Maya last month. Webinar attendees will also receive a brief overview of the latest version of XMesh.
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RE:Vision Effects announces DE:Flicker for Adobe After Effects - life just got simpler for high frame rate and timelapse capture
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces DE:Flicker™ for Adobe® After Effects®. DE:Flicker is designed to smooth out those annoying flicker and artifacts when shooting high frame rate or timelapse video. DE:Flicker is unique because it not only fixes flicker from artificial light sources but also fixes flicker on multiple objects, even when those objects flicker at different rates. DE:Flicker also minimizes problems when shooting directly at light sources, causing them to "breathe" and change size when shot at higher frame rates.
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Thinkbox Software Releases Krakatoa MY 2.3 for Autodesk® Maya® Featuring Magma
News: Thinkbox Software Releases Krakatoa MY 2.3 for Autodesk® Maya® Featuring MagmaThinkbox Software today announced the release of Krakatoa MY 2.3, the latest version of its high-volume particle renderer for Autodesk® Maya®. Additions to the software include an intuitive Magma node-based toolkit for channelling particles, among other UI and performance improvements. The launch coincides with the availability of Krakatoa MX 2.3, an update to the Autodesk® 3ds Max® version of the plug-in – giving users identical functionality across both 3D applications.
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Tweak RV-SDI Delivers 4K Output With AJA and NVIDIA GPUDirect for Video Support
Tweak Software announced support for AJA Video's KONA 3G, T-TAP and Io XT, and NVIDIA's GPUDirect for Video in RV-SDI, the advanced playback, review and image manipulation software for screening rooms and theatres. RV-SDI's unmatched capabilities for playback, review and collaboration include support for hundreds of media formats, all standard SDI output resolutions, completely GPU-based image processing, advanced color management and support for Windows, Mac and Linux. When combined with an AJA KONA 3G and an NVIDIA Quadro GPU, RV-SDI enables 4K video output along with a range of digital cinema and video formats.
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Brickyard VFX and General Gau Help JetBlue Soar
News: Brickyard VFX and General Gau Help JetBlue SoarBrickyard VFX, a bi-coastal VFX and animation studio, and General Gau, its in-house arm for custom character-based content, recently completed work on JetBlue Airways' "Air on the Side of Humanity" campaign via Mullen. The three-spot campaign engages viewers and conveys the JetBlue experience in a fresh and witty way -- through pigeons, the ultimate "frequent fliers," discussing the desire to be treated with some respect and humanity amid the plights of modern air travel. The spots launched this fall in Boston.
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Hybride Technologies Founders and Marc Petit Make Strategic Investment in Fabric Software
High-Performance Tool and App Creation Framework Get Funds for Future Development; Former Senior Autodesk VP Now Chairman of the Board
Today it was announced that Fabric Software Inc. (formerly Fabric Engine Inc.) has secured a round of investment from former Senior Autodesk VP Marc Petit, and two founders of the Montreal VFX firm Hybride Technologies (now a part of Ubisoft). This incoming capital will give the team at Fabric the resources they need to further develop their core technology and the Fabric Engine™. Fabric Engine is a development platform that enables content creation studios to reduce the cost and risk of building high-performance tools and applications.
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The Artery Expands Facilities for New Commercial Content
News: The Artery Expands Facilities for New Commercial ContentAfter a year of rapid expansion and flawlessly executed feature length film projects, The Artery VFX is capitalizing on its new resources with visually stunning commercial and music video content. Recent months have seen the Artery’s artists turn their efforts toward captivating spot work for Target and Mercedes, as well as a collaboration with Digital Agency Interlude on the groundbreaking new interactive music video for Bob Dylan’s "Like A Rolling Stone."
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TBD Post Plans for the Future with Facilis TerraBlock
News: TBD Post Plans for the Future with Facilis TerraBlockLocated in the heart of Austin, TX, TBD Post delivers creative editorial, color grading and finishing for commercials, TV series and independent films. Since its inception in 2011, the boutique shop has collaborated on campaigns for brands such as the NHL, IBM, Shiner Beer and Verizon Wireless; TV shows for A&E, TLC, TNT and the Discovery Channel; and indie films like "An Unreal Dream: The Michael Morton Story." One of TBD Post's latest undertakings - a MySpace "Portfolio" campaign featuring short films with artists Hit-Boy, Ace Da God, Findlay and Amadéus - debuted in October 2013. To streamline the storage and management of media for all of these projects, TBD Post depends on a Facilis TerraBlock.
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Thinkbox Software Announces Krakatoa for MAXON CINEMA 4D
News: Thinkbox Software Announces Krakatoa for MAXON CINEMA 4DThinkbox Software today announced that it has acquired code to bring its powerful particle renderer, Krakatoa, into MAXON’s CINEMA 4D modeling and animation software. Initial efforts to link the plug-in with CINEMA 4D were led by Ugly Kids artist Daniel Hennies, who collaborated with a developer to program a bridge to the stand-alone version of Krakatoa (SR). Leveraging the C++ API of Krakatoa SR, Hennies and a small team were able to fully integrate the particle renderer with CINEMA 4D and first demoed the technology at SIGGRAPH 2013.
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NVIDIA GRID vGPU Technology Available Worldwide
Launch of Virtual GPU Technology on Citrix XenDesktop, Citrix XenServer Lets IT Organizations Deliver Secure, Mobile, Graphics-Intensive Applications
Businesses worldwide can now offer their designers and engineers -- including those working remotely -- cost-effective, secure, graphics-intensive applications using NVIDIA® GRID(TM) vGPU(TM) (virtual GPU) technology. It launches today with the general availability of Citrix XenDesktop® 7.1 and Citrix XenServer® 6.2.
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Allegorithmic Introduces Substance Painter and its Revolutionary Particle-Based Brush System
News: Allegorithmic Introduces Substance Painter and its Revolutionary Particle-Based Brush SystemNext-Gen, Non-Destructive Painting Tool with Multi-Channel Texturing for 3D Assets; Open Beta Debuts in January
A jump in graphics used to mean more effort for game artists; now it’ll just be a better showcase for their skills. Introducing Allegorithmic’s Substance Painter - a patented, next-gen painting application that accurately replicates the look of age, decay and fractures virtually via a new particle-based painting system.
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Explore the Art and Technique of Master Editors in Manhattan Edit Workshop’s New Class: “Making the Cut” With Bobbie O’Steen
Become a better editor and storyteller; analyze scenes from iconic movies with acclaimed writer and film historian Bobbie O’Steen
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, will launch a brand new film analysis class in 2014. Lead by renowned film historian and author Bobbie O’Steen, “Making the Cut” will explore the editor’s endgame decisions from inside the cutting room. Course content will be based in part on material from O’Steen’s popular books (Cut to the Chase, The Invisible Cut) and her Inside the Cutting Room event series. “I'm thrilled to be teaching a class where I dig deep into the work of master editors and, by explaining their choices, help my students become better editors and storytellers themselves,” says O’Steen.
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Thinkbox Software Releases XMesh MY Geometry Caching Tool for Autodesk® Maya®
News: Thinkbox Software Releases XMesh MY Geometry Caching Tool for Autodesk® Maya®Solution Facilitates Efficient Management of Large Files
Thinkbox Software today announced the release of XMesh MY, a geometry caching plug-in for Autodesk® Maya®. Designed to streamline animation and visual effects production pipelines, XMesh is a set of tools for saving animated scene geometry in a condensed format that yields smaller files for faster loading, manipulation and sharing across facilities and applications. Also compatible with Autodesk® 3ds Max®, the robust and scalable multi-threaded solution allows artists to quickly open, share or receive computer generated (CG) assets from internal studio departments or external facilities.
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Autodesk Evolves Maya LT with Support for MEL Scripting
News: Autodesk Evolves Maya LT with Support for MEL ScriptingToday Autodesk released Maya LT 2014 Extension 2 as part of its ongoing commitment to deliver consistent product updates to customers throughout the year. Designed with customer feedback and usability in mind, Extension 2 advances the workflows of indie game developers with support for Maya Embedded Language (MEL) scripting, new OBJ export options and improvements to HumanIK and IK Handle technology.
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MPC Licenses FabricSG and Splice to Customize Production Pipeline
Customizable Frameworks and Powerful Coding Language Enable Speedy Development of 3D Apps and Add-Ons; To Be Deployed Across Worldwide Network
Today Fabric Software Inc (formerly Fabric Engine Inc) announces that award-winning VFX studio Moving Picture Company (MPC), a division of Technicolor, has purchased a global site license of Fabric Engine, a development platform for building high-performance tools and applications for use in production.
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Behind the Scenes of 'Elysium' Google Hangout
News: Behind the Scenes of 'Elysium' Google HangoutAutodesk to host a Google Hangout with Elysium VFX Supervisor Peter Muyzers on 4 December at 10am PST
On Wednesday, December 4 at 10am PST/1pm EST, Autodesk will host a Google Hangout with Elysium VFX Supervisor Peter Muyzers. Come join Muyzers and a team from Autodesk online for a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the sci-fi thriller Elysium, which is set for DVD release on December 17, 2013.
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Autodesk Celebrates the Art of Computer Graphics
News: Autodesk Celebrates the Art of Computer GraphicsNext week, Autodesk's annual 3December event will pay tribute to the art of computer graphics and the talent behind them for the fifteenth year in a row. From December 3-6, Autodesk will host a series of live and virtual events for artists from around the world to enjoy.
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Autodesk Opens Call for Submissions for Best of the Best 2014 Show Reel
News: Autodesk Opens Call for Submissions for Best of the Best 2014 Show ReelAutodesk is accepting submissions for its Best of the Best 2014 Show Reel, which will debut at NAB 2014.
Autodesk is now accepting submissions for its Best of the Best 2014 Show Reel, which will premiere at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Convention from April 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV.
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Rodeo FX Turns To iPi Motion Capture to Create Key Scene In Summit Entertainment’s “Now You See Me”
News: Rodeo FX Turns To iPi Motion Capture to Create Key Scene In Summit Entertainment’s “Now You See Me”Markerless Motion Capture Solution Rises to the Occasion for Pivotal Sequence Set in Las Vegas MGM Grand Arena
The summer blockbuster “Now You See Me”, which has grossed more than $350 million USD worldwide since Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE (NYSE: LGF) company, released the film in the US, features several complex visual effects sequences created by Montreal-based studio Rodeo VFX. But none proved more challenging than a key scene set at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas – aided immeasurably by iPi Soft’s markerless motion capture solution iPi Motion Capture.
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NextComputing Unveils New High-Performance Workstation for Content Creation Professionals
Compact, mini-tower workstation offers ultimate balance of processing, storage for working unhindered with high-resolution imagery
NextComputing, a leading manufacturer of small footprint, high-performance workstations and servers, has announced the Nucleus EXP - the latest and most powerful addition yet to its Nucleus family of workstation computers. The Nucleus EXP features a mini-tower chassis housing dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v2 series processors, up to twenty (20) internal 2.5" hard drives or SSDs (Solid State Drives), and support for three high-end, dual-width graphics cards. These unique capabilities allow creative professionals working with high-resolution imagery such as 4K and 6K video to work fluidly in real time, freeing them from restrictive and time-consuming workflows.
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Autodesk Provides 3D Design in a Browser, an Industry First
Collaboration with Amazon Web Services, OTOY and NVIDIA Enables Developers to Access Powerful 3D Modeling from Anywhere, Anytime, with Any Device Using a Simple Web Browser
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK)customers will now be able to access Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Revit, Autodesk Maya and Autodesk 3ds Max design tools via a web browser. For the first time ever, customers can access full-fledged 3D design, engineering and entertainment work in a browser without sacrificing performance, power or functionality.
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NVIDIA GRID GPUs Now Available Through Amazon Web Services
Software-as-a-Service Companies Can Use NVIDIA GRID GPUs on Demand and Stream Graphics-Intensive Applications to Internet-Connected Devices
NVIDIA today announced NVIDIA GRID technology is now available from Amazon Web Services (AWS) through its newly announced Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) G2 instance, delivering GPU acceleration to users running graphics-intensive applications and games in the cloud.
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ArsenalFX Color Provides Picture Post Production Services for ABC TV's New Hit Series "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."
News: ArsenalFX Color Provides Picture Post Production Services for ABC TV's New Hit Series "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."ArsenalFX Color, a leading TV post house, and a sister company to ArsenalFX, has announced its role in providing extensive post production services, ranging from dailies through delivery, for “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”, the new hit series on ABC. The announcement was made today by ArsenalFX Color Co-Founders Mark Leiss and Larry Field.
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ChronoSculpt Software Final Release Now Available
News: ChronoSculpt Software Final Release Now AvailableDelivers powerful time-based sculpting of geometry cache animation and error correction for cached dynamic simulations from 3ds Max, Maya, XSI, LightWave 3D, Modo, Cinema 4D software and more
ChronoSculpt™ software introduces a new concept of error correction to the animation pipeline—sculpting over time. The LightWave 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., today announced the final release of ChronoSculpt is now available worldwide.
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Bella Corporation Ships KillerKeys Pro for Desktop & iPad
News: Bella Corporation Ships KillerKeys Pro for Desktop & iPadKillerkeys Pro & Companion Ipad App Now Available
Bella Corporation today announced that KillerKeys Pro for Windows and the companion KillerKeys Pro iPad App are now available. The company is also offering pre-orders for the Mac version of KillerKeys Pro. Prior to the shipment of the Mac version, both the Windows and Mac version are being offered with an introductory savings of 50% off the MSRP.
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Manhattan Edit Workshop Announces Production and Post-Production Conference Sessions at the Content and Communications World Expo
Power sessions include The Evolution of Digital Cameras, NLE Wars, and Blackmagic from Camera to Color, lead by superstar guest speakers Evan Schechtman , Jem Schofield (theC47), David Bigelow (GMatter) and more
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), manufacturer, authorized training provider and conference promoter for the creative community, today announced the MEWShop Production and Post-Production Conference Sessions for the upcoming Content and Communications World (CCW) Expo held on November 13th and 14th at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. Part of the CCW 2013 Conference Tracks (http://ccwexpo.com/sessions_byTrack.asp), the MEWShop Production and Post-Production Conference Sessions are presented by leading filmmakers and industry experts, including @radical.media CTO and Outpost Digital President Evan Schechtman, theC47 founder Jem Schofield, shooter/editor David Bigelow of GMatter, and Ned Soltz of Digital Video. These and more creative professionals will discuss and debate emerging technologies and the impact they have in the world of production and post.
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Visual Effects Masterminds Behind “Hugo,” “Avatar” and “The Adjustment Bureau” Join Manhattan Edit Workshop for From the Cutting Room
Celebrated visual effects artists Rob Legato and Mark Russell headline MEWshop’s next installment of the popular speaker series, to be held on November 21st
Manhattan Edit Workshop, the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, announced today the return of popular series, "From the Cutting Room". The upcoming industry event, which is slated for Thursday, November 21st, will feature Rob Legato ("Hugo," "Avatar," "Shutter Island") and Mark Russell ("The Adjustment Bureau," "Doubt," "Minority Report"). The celebrated VFX duo, currently at work on the upcoming Scorsese film, "Wolf of Wall Street," starring Leonardo DiCaprio, will give attendees a behind-the-scenes look at the techniques behind creating stunning visual effects and discuss how they take full advantage of the performance and reliability of HP Z Workstations powered by Intel® Xeon® processors. The evening event, moderated by MEWShop’s Josh Apter, will take place at the famed French Institute on November 21st at 7pm.
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Autodesk Releases Maya LT Extension 1 for Indie and Mobile Game Developers
News: Autodesk Releases Maya LT Extension 1 for Indie and Mobile Game DevelopersAdvances asset export and 3D modeling through enhanced interoperability with Unity3D and increased polygon count
Today Autodesk launched the first extension for Autodesk Maya LT - the company's recently released 3D modeling and animation tool designed specifically for independent and mobile game developers. With new features such as improved interoperability with Unity3D, an increased polygon count and more, Maya LT Extension 1 simplifies the export of 3D content into artists' desired game engines and expands 3D modeling capabilities. Extension 1 is available today to as a free download for customers on subscription and pay-as-you-go plans.
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Havok™ Offers Project Anarchy Users Autodesk® Scaleform® for Free
Mobile Developers Can Leverage the Familiar Adobe® Flash® Toolset to Create Powerful User Interfaces in Games Built with Havok’s Free Game Engine
Havok™, a leading provider of 3D game development technology, announces today that it has integrated the full version of Autodesk® Scaleform® software into Project Anarchy, Havok’s completely free end-to-end mobile 3D game production engine. The addition of Autodesk’s industry leading UI solution to Project Anarchy complements Havok’s Vision Engine, Physics, Animation and AI technologies and offers developers a complete solution for faster, more efficient game development. Games built using Project Anarchy can be deployed for free on iOS, Android and Tizen mobile platforms without commercial restrictions on company size or revenue.
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Dell Delivers Ultra-Thin and Light True Mobile Workstation Blending Beautiful Design with Uncompromising Performance
News: Dell Delivers Ultra-Thin and Light True Mobile Workstation Blending Beautiful Design with Uncompromising Performance The new Dell Precision M3800 is the world’s thinnest and lightest 15-inch true mobile workstation Incredibly vivid optional Quad HD+ display with highest resolution available for visualizing and bringing creative ideas to life Features Intel Core i7 Quad-Core processor, NVIDIA Quadro professional graphics and ISV certifications for seamlessly running top digital content creation and design applications
Dell today added a new form factor to its family of the world’s most powerful mobile workstations, the world’s thinnest and lightest 15-inch true mobile workstation, the Dell Precision M3800. Merging beautiful design in an ultra-thin form factor with workstation-class performance, Dell has delivered an uncompromising system for digital content creators and engineers looking for portability, power and stylish design to match their image and environment.
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Colorfront Announces Colorfront Cloud Services
News:  Colorfront Announces Colorfront Cloud ServicesInnovative cloud services facilitate new distributed post-production service model
Colorfront, the Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion pictures, high-end episodic HDTV and commercials, today announced the introduction of Colorfront Cloud Services.
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Autodesk Releases Five Free Smoke Effects Templates
News: Autodesk Releases Five Free Smoke Effects TemplatesAutodesk has released five free 3D effects templates created by Smoke master Brian Mulligan in Autodesk Smoke 2013 Extension 1 on AREA. Each template comes as a ready-to-use Smoke archive that is compatible with Smoke 2013 Extension 1 and provides a great introduction to working with animated 3D elements, textures, reflections and 3D lighting to create motion graphics in Smoke.
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Autodesk Smoke Essentials E-Book Hits Amazon
News: Autodesk Smoke Essentials E-Book Hits AmazonAutodesk Smoke Essentials - a new e-book from industry-renowned writer, director and colorist Alexis Van Hurkman and Wiley Publishing - is now available for purchase on Amazon and Wiley. The e-book gives artists and editors a practical new resource for learning the fundamentals of Autodesk Smoke - the powerful software application that combines a familiar track-based editing environment with robust features for digital compositing, color correcting and effects.
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Technicolor – PostWorks New York Serves “The Butler”
News: Technicolor – PostWorks New York Serves “The Butler”Facility provides editorial conforming and color grading services in its third recent collaboration with Director Lee Daniels.
Final post-production finishing for "Lee Daniels’ The Butler," Director Lee Daniel’s epic story about race relations in America, was completed at Technicolor – PostWorks, New York. It marked the facility’s third recent collaboration with Daniels and his production team, following Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire and "The Paperboy."
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Award-Winning Image-Science Expert Bill Feightner Joins Colorfront As CTO
News: Award-Winning Image-Science Expert Bill Feightner Joins Colorfront As CTOColorfront, Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer of high-performance, on-set dailies and transcoding systems for motion picture, high-end episodic HDTV and commercials production, today announced the appointment of multi-award-winning, image-science expert, Bill Feightner, as its new chief technology officer.
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Manhattan Edit Workshop Moves to Flatiron; New State-of-the-Art Training Center Opens on 23rd Street
News: Manhattan Edit Workshop Moves to Flatiron; New State-of-the-Art Training Center Opens on 23rd Street
Manhattan Edit Workshop, the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, has completed renovations and begun hosting classes in the company’s ultra-modern training and event space. The contemporary 2500-square foot location features two high-tech training rooms equipped with the very latest in media production and post-production technology as well as a spacious artist-in-residence space custom-tailored for MEW’s signature Six Week Intensive Course and monthly tech talks.
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Zoic Bridges Remote Facilities and Paves a Path to 4K with AJA KONA 3G
News: Zoic Bridges Remote Facilities and Paves a Path to 4K with AJA KONA 3GWith locations in Culver City and Vancouver, Zoic Studios is responsible for award-winning effects in film, advertising, games and television. In addition to a steady stream of feature, games and commercial projects, Zoic is currently handling VFX for television shows "Falling Skies," "Once Upon a Time" and "Wonderland," all shot using virtual sets. The company is also venturing into 4K post-production within their commercial division for the the Intel and Toshiba webisode series, "The Power Within." For reliable and efficient collaboration across remote facilities, Zoic relies on AJA's KONA 3G cards to help facilitate live synchronized sessions using Tweak's RV-SDI playback and review software.
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Introducing Autodesk Cave
Exciting, new conference hosted by Autodesk
Registration is now open for Autodesk’s first-ever digital design conference, which will take place in Las Vegas December 1-3, 2013. Autodesk CAVE will bring together a spectrum of artists, designers and storytellers to explore and celebrate the fundamental spirit that traverses these creative domains and disciplines.
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Colorfront Unleashes Cutting-Edge Advances Across Dailies And Transkoder Products At IBC 2013
News: Colorfront Unleashes Cutting-Edge Advances Across Dailies And Transkoder Products At IBC 2013IBC 2013, Academy and Emmy Award-winning developer Colorfront will underline its reputation as an industry-leading technology innovator as it previews performance-boosting advances for 4K and Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV) production and post production, across the 2014 versions of its On-Set Dailies, Express Dailies and Transkoder products at IBC 2013, Amsterdam, 13-17 Sept (c/o AJA 7.F11, Tangent 7.G33 and Sony 12.A10).
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Autodesk Flame Premium 2014 Ignites Creativity, Fuels Artistic Control
News: Autodesk Flame Premium 2014 Ignites Creativity, Fuels Artistic ControlNew Release Unites Visual Effects and Editorial Finishing with Intuitive Workflow and Enhanced Color Grading Integration
IBC 2013 - Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) announced the new capabilities of its Flame Premium 2014 software at the International Broadcasting Convention 2013 (IBC). On display in the Autodesk Stand, 7.D25, from September 13-17, the latest release of Flame Premium combines the creative capabilities of Autodesk Flame 2013 20th Anniversary Edition software, Autodesk Smoke Advanced software and Autodesk Lustre software in an efficient, intuitive new workflow that integrates visual effects and editorial finishing. Autodesk Flame Premium 2014 also features powerful new 3D visual effects creation tools, a graphics processing unit (GPU) pipeline that extends across the application for improved interactivity in the workflow, and enhanced real-time color grading tools, helping simplify and accelerate complex production tasks.
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Imagineer Systems to Present mocha AE Tracking Tools for Adobe After Effects CC Users at the mocha Meetup Event During IBC 2013
Industry Renowned VFX Artists, Trainers Including Mathias Mohl, Ben Brownlee and Jonas Hummelstrand to Present in the Imagineer Stand Throughout the Conference
Imagineer Systems today announced it will host a mocha User Meetup Event at IBC 2013 in Amsterdam this week. During the event, the team from Imagineer Systems will be joined by special guest artists to present mocha AE CC - Imagineer’s planar tracking and roto utility designed for Adobe® After Effects® CC users.
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Autodesk Delivers More Flexible, Pay as You Go Access to Design, Engineering and Entertainment Creation Tools
News: Autodesk Delivers More Flexible, Pay as You Go Access to Design, Engineering and Entertainment Creation ToolsCustomers Now Can Choose Monthly, Quarterly, Annual Plans
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) customers will now be able to pay as they go for all of the company’s latest Design and Creation Suites, Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya, and the new Autodesk Maya LT.
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Agenda Set for Sixth Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet
The stage show agenda has now been set for the Sixth Annual Amsterdam SuperMeet, to take place during IBC2013 on Sunday, 15 September 2013 at the Hotel Krasnapolsky in the heart of Amsterdam. This SuperMeet promises to be the single largest gathering of Final Cut, Adobe, Avid and Autodesk editors, digital filmmakers, gurus and users during IBC2013 week. Tickets to the the Amsterdam SuperMeet can be purchased at the SuperMeet website. Doors open at 16:30 - 17:00.
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PROMISE Technology to Showcase Latest Storage Solutions for Content Creation at IBC 2013
Highlights Include a Dynamic 4K Workflow Demonstration Featuring the New VTrak A-Class Shared Scale out SAN Filesystem Appliance
SON, THE NETHERLANDS - Next week at IBC 2013, PROMISE Technology Inc., a recognized global leader in the storage industry and the leading developer of high-performance storage solutions tailor-made for the media and entertainment market, will be on hand to give live 4K workflow demonstrations with its latest solutions for professionals engaged in content creation. Featuring the new VTrak A-Class shared, scale out SAN storage solution optimized for rich media applications, PROMISE's demonstrations will highlight how 4K footage can be captured, ingested, edited, and rendered. Demonstrations will include equipment and software from media and entertainment industry leaders including RED, GoPro, AJA, Autodesk, Adobe, and others.
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Imagineer Systems to Demonstrate Newest Version of mocha Pro at IBC 2013; Hosting ‘mocha Meetup Event’ to Showcase Academy Award Winning Tools for Visual Effects Artists
Industry Renowned VFX Artists, Trainers Including Mathias Möhl, Ben Brownlee and Jonas Hummelstrand to Present in the Imagineer Stand Throughout the Conference
Imagineer Systems today announced it will be demonstrating its newest point release of mocha Pro v3.2, in its stand 7.J49 at IBC 2013 in Amsterdam. mocha Pro v3.2 provides much improved international character support and significant features to help visual effects artists work more efficiently, including:
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Mirada Wins 'Best Visual Effects' at MTV Video Music Awards for 'Safe and Sound' by Capital Cities
News: Mirada Wins 'Best Visual Effects' at MTV Video Music Awards for 'Safe and Sound' by Capital CitiesMirada Studios was honored with a Moonman for "Best Visual Effects" at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards held Sunday night at Brooklyn's Barclays Center for its work on Capital Cities' "Safe and Sound" music video. Directed by MTh's Grady Hall, Mirada Creative Director Jonathan Wu executed visual effects and post-production for the almost 4-minute video that was envisioned by Hall as a vibrant celebratory mash-up of wildly different dance styles.
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Autodesk Unveils Maya LT for Indie and Mobile Game Developers Starting at $50 a Month
News: Autodesk Unveils Maya LT for Indie and Mobile Game Developers Starting at $50 a MonthPowerful Tools and Affordable Pricing Expand 3D Options for Independent Game Developers and Small Studios
Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) today introduced Autodesk Maya LT 2014, a new 3D modeling and animation tool tailored for independent and mobile game developers. Available immediately and compatible with certain industry-standard game engines, Maya LT draws inspiration from award-winning Autodesk Maya software to bring an intuitive, affordable new toolset for the creation of professional-grade 3D mobile, PC and web-based game assets.
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From Editor to Preditor: Mastering the Post Production Workflow From Conception to Creation
The first and only class of its kind, Preditor from Manhattan Edit Workshop begins September 17th
Manhattan Edit Workshop, the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, recently announced its brand new class, From Editor to Preditor (read more), which will premiere on Tuesday, September 17th. The first and only class of its kind, editors will learn the skills they need to become post-producers, and ultimately, “preditors.” The highly anticipated workshop, taught by Emmy Award-winning television producer Mark King, who has produced work for networks including ABC, HBO and ESPN, has a limited number of seats available, providing students with a more hands-on, guided learning experience.
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Autodesk 2015 Product Updates Empower 3D ArtistsAutodesk 2015 Product Updates Empower 3D Artists
Autodesk's new software empowers 3D artists' creativity by simplifying complex tasks and extending workflow capabilities. Enhancements to the 2015 software include new tools such as Bifrost and ShaderFX, and an updated Maya LT for indie game makers.
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Autodesk, The New Rental Model & Flame Premium 2014Autodesk, The New Rental Model & Flame Premium 2014
Autodesk Industry Marketing Manager Marc Hamaker talks about Autodesk's decision to add a rental model. Rental models for Autodesk Design and Creation Suites as well as individual software packages, is available on Sept. 16. Also new is Flame Premium 2014, which integrates visual effects, editorial finishing and 3D effects creation.
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Particles in 3ds Max 2014: Adjusting SizeParticles in 3ds Max 2014: Adjusting Size
In this Autodesk 3ds Max 2014 tutorial, Creative COW leader Michael Hurwicz uses the Data operator to adjust the size of particles on the surface of a sphere, based on the separation between the particles.
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Creating a 3D Particle Ball in Autodesk 3ds Max 2014Creating a 3D Particle Ball in Autodesk 3ds Max 2014
In this Autodesk 3ds max 2014 tutorial, Creative COW leader Michael Hurwicz uses the Data Operator (available (available for the first time as a standard feature) to create a sphere of particles with random 3D motion. This is done by taking particle rotation data and using it to determine particle position.
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3ds max 2014: Data Operator & Data Presets for Particle Flow3ds max 2014: Data Operator & Data Presets for Particle Flow
In this Autodesk 3ds max 2014 tutorial, Creative COW leader Michael Hurwicz looks at two features that are now a standard part of the product: The Data Operator allows you to use math, via a graphical user interface, to manipulate particles. Presets allow you to save and load Data Operator setups previously created by you or others.
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BlogBlogs:

Can't get to the Supermeets? Come to Atlanta October 26th for the Creative Ball!
So you say you can’t make it out to Las Vegas, Amsterdam or San Francisco for the annual Supermeets? Well the Atlanta Creative Ball is bringing that awesome Raffle and Party experience to the Southeast! This is going to be one heck of a party for creative professionals get to...
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What you'll learn at the Southeast Creative Summit
The chill is already in the air in Georgia today so that can only mean one thing, we're getting closer to the first ever Southeast Creative Summit here in Atlanta. October 25-27 at the fabulous Sheraton Atlanta hotel. As one of the Co-Founders of the Atlanta Cutters Post Production User...
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Subscription Based Software - it's not going anywhere
This editorial was originally printed in Issue 3 of the WalterBiscardi.com newsletter. It's been a few weeks since the announcement from Adobe that henceforth all new software will only be available via the Creative Cloud subscription service. No doubt you've seen and heard the outcry from folks who want to...
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PodcastPodcasts:

Particles in 3ds Max 2014: Adjusting Size
In this Autodesk 3ds Max 2014 tutorial, Creative COW leader Michael Hurwicz uses the Data operator to adjust the size of particles on the surface of a sphere, based on the separation between the particles.
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Creating a 3D Particle Ball in Autodesk 3ds Max 2014
In this Autodesk 3ds max 2014 tutorial, Creative COW leader Michael Hurwicz uses the Data Operator (available (available for the first time as a standard feature) to create a sphere of particles with random 3D motion.
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3ds max 2014: Data Operator & Data Presets for Particle Flow
In this Autodesk 3ds max 2014 tutorial, Creative COW leader Michael Hurwicz looks at two features that are now a standard part of the product: The Data Operator allows you to use math, via a graphical user interface, to manipulate particles.
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