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Zac Cavaliero's Animated Short Wins Reel 13 National Competition - Earning It A Broadcast Debut on Thirteen-WNET
News: Zac Cavaliero's Animated Short Wins Reel 13 National Competition - Earning It A Broadcast Debut on Thirteen-WNETAs A Growing Number of Feature Films Continue to Tap His Talent As A Previz Artist, Shot Designer, FX Artist and Modeler, The Young Filmmaker Continues To Evolve As A Multi-Disciplined Talent
Zac Cavaliero's short film, 'The Frank Job,’ showcasing the cinematographer's skills as a character animator was Reel 13's voters' choice this week, earning it a slot on national broadcast television on Thirteen-WNET's Saturday evening line up. The film's storyline is a new twist on the classic tale of 'Frankenstein,' with the lead character, an inept yet determined mad scientist, artfully crafted by Cavaliero into an animated character with features befitting his eccentric personality.
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LightWave 3D Group Offers $695 LightWave 11.6 Crossgrade to 2D and 3D Artists
News: LightWave 3D Group Offers $695 LightWave 11.6 Crossgrade to 2D and 3D ArtistsAdd the powerful, Easy-To-Use Modeling, Rendering and Animation Tools in Lightwave 3D to any Creative Pipeline at an Exclusive Price
The LightWave 3D® Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., is offering a $695 (USD) crossgrade price for a full license of LightWave 11.6 software to current owners of other 2D and 3D software programs—a savings of $800 over the current $1495 (USD) retail price of LightWave. The $695 crossgrade offer is set to end September 30, 2014.
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eyeball Unfolds The World of SERVPRO With CG-Integrated Brand Campaign Via The Buntin Group
News: eyeball Unfolds The World of SERVPRO With CG-Integrated Brand Campaign Via The Buntin GroupCreative strategic design agency eyeball recently reunited with SERVPRO agency of record The Buntin Group to create a new campaign that expands on the image of the water and fire damage restoration service provider with photo-real CG animation, as well as practical visual effects.
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IBC 2014: It’s All About Creativity and Flexibility
News: IBC 2014: It’s All About Creativity and FlexibilityAutodesk Boosts Creative Workflows with Upgrades and Flexible Subscription Models
Autodesk is heading to Amsterdam for the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) (September 12 – 16, 2014) with updates to its popular VFX, post production and 3D animation creative tools that enable artists to do their best work. In Hall 7, Stand D.25, Autodesk will feature an impressive lineup of speakers from creative shops around the world and also host a special Flame Awards event in celebration of this year’s most outstanding Flame talent.
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Team Detroit Selects RingSide Creative, Flavor, Dictionary Films and Cutters to Showcase Ford 2015 Super Duty in Bold New Style
News: Team Detroit Selects RingSide Creative, Flavor, Dictionary Films and Cutters to Showcase Ford 2015 Super Duty in Bold New StyleThe end-to-end commercial design and production teams comprised of affiliated companies RingSide Creative and Cutters Studios divisions Flavor, Cutters and Dictionary Films are very proud to detail their contributions to a new national spot for Ford Motor Company from Team Detroit. Entitled "Front and Back," the :30 spot extends the long-running Ford Trucks "Rant" campaign with a bold, powerful homage to heroism and reliability, using a hybrid design and animation style and original live-action footage shot on-location in Los Angeles. The spot debuted nationally earlier this month and will continue to air in targeted placements online, during high-profile broadcasts and on cable.
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Mixamo Launches New, More Affordable Pricing
News: Mixamo Launches New, More Affordable PricingNew Pricing Designed to Make Mixamo’s Animation Service Even More Accessible to Individual Animators, Indie and Advanced Studios
Mixamo, Inc announced today that it has launched a brand new pricing strategy geared to meet the needs of animators and studios at every level. The new strategy includes more affordable pay-per-use pricing for Mixamo’s services, as well as three cost-effective and flexible pricing tiers, called “Starter”, “Indie” and “All Access”.
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NVIDIA Visual Computing Appliance (VCA) Now Shipping
NVIDIA today announced that its Visual Computing Appliance, known as the NVIDIA VCA, is now shipping. NVIDIA VCA dramatically accelerates ray tracing, enabling users to interact with computer models of such high visual fidelity that it can eliminate the need for 3D physical prototypes. Engineered and built by NVIDIA, the appliance was first introduced in March 2014 at the GPU Technology Conference as "Iray VCA."
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Shotgun Launches iPhone Review App, Shotgun Desktop, and MARI Integration at SIGGRAPH 2014
News: Shotgun Launches iPhone Review App, Shotgun Desktop, and MARI Integration at SIGGRAPH 2014New review and pipeline tools geared for artists and supervisors help creative companies work faster and more efficiently
Shotgun Software, developer of cloud-based production tracking, review & approval, and asset management tools for film, TV and games, delivered three major releases today to help creative companies streamline processes and go faster. The company launched a mobile app that brings the power of Shotgun Review to the iPhone; Shotgun Desktop, a native app shelf that gives artists fast access to productivity tools; and integration with The Foundry's MARI 3D paint software, which helps speed up the workflow for texture artists.
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Shotgun Software Keeps Projects Flowing at Milk
News: Shotgun Software Keeps Projects Flowing at MilkRising VFX Studio Establishes Pipeline Around Shotgun
Independent visual effects company Milk has standardized on Shotgun for production management and tracking. Based in London, the boutique studio that recently celebrated its one-year anniversary focuses on delivering high end VFX for television and film. Milk positioned Shotgun at the heart of its workflow when establishing a VFX pipeline, and continues to increase the level of integration. Nearly all of Milk's 80 staff members use Shotgun daily particularly across production, administration and pipeline teams.
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Encore VFX Enhances Lavish Middle Eastern Locales for FX’s ‘Tyrant’
News: Encore VFX Enhances Lavish Middle Eastern Locales for FX’s ‘Tyrant’“Tyrant,” FX’s new drama produced by Fox 21, tells the story of an unassuming American family drawn into the inner workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation, a fictional country Encore VFX helped realize through exotic set extensions, extravagant CG palaces and city skylines, subtle environmental work and crowd duplication. On site in Morocco, where the pilot was shot last fall, Encore VFX Supervisor Doug Ludwig worked closely with the show’s production designer and art director to scout locations that conveyed the appropriate level of opulence, which were then further enhanced with VFX.
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Cogswell College Game Studio Student to Present School-Developed, Mobile App Game "Tangram Jam" During SIGGRAPH 2014's "Appy Hour" on August 13
News: Cogswell College Game Studio Student to Present School-Developed, Mobile App Game "Tangram Jam" During SIGGRAPH 2014's "Appy Hour" on August 13Cogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique curriculum fusing Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, will have a student from its Game Studio present a newly produced, school-developed, mobile app game during the 2014 SIGGRAPH Conference’s “Appy Hour” showcase in Vancouver. The announcement was made by Jerome Solomon, Cogswell’s Dean of the College & Director of Game Design & Development program.
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iPi Motion Capture Plays A Starring Role In “Stalingrad” – Russia's Highest-Grossing Film Of All Time
News: iPi Motion Capture Plays A Starring Role In “Stalingrad” – Russia's Highest-Grossing Film Of All TimeiPi Soft Markerless Motion Capture System Aids Moscow-Based Visual Effects House Main Road|Post With Crowd Simulation And Previsualization
The Battle of Stalingrad, among the bloodiest and arguably one of the most strategically decisive battles in all of World War II, has been vividly brought to life in “Stalingrad.” The now released Russian-produced epic film effectively used iPi Soft iPi Motion Capture markerless motion capture solution on numerous crowd simulation sequences created by the Moscow-based visual effects studio Main Road|Post.
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Animation/Visual FX Studio Brigade Applies Cloud-Based Workflow to PSA for New Mexico Department Of Transportation “BKLUP” Campaign
News: Animation/Visual FX Studio Brigade Applies Cloud-Based Workflow to PSA for New Mexico Department Of Transportation “BKLUP” CampaignUniquely Scalable Animation/Visual FX Company Assembles Elite Team to Complete Intensive Animation, Compositing And Particle Effects
The animation/visual FX company Brigade put its unique skills to work for the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), helping complete an uncommonly eye-catching :30 PSA entitled “Physics Professor." Using their fast-moving methods for creative collaboration, Brigade assembled an elite team of artists that completed the visually arresting animation, compositing and particle effects from concept to final in under two weeks.
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Autodesk Acquires Bitsquid
Transaction to Drive Creation of 3D Game Engine For Game Developers, Architects, Engineers and Designers
Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSK) has acquired Stockholm-based Bitsquid AB, the creator of the Bitsquid game engine. The acquisition brings to Autodesk expertise in 3D game development and proven technology that will enable Autodesk to supercharge its portfolio of tools for game makers through the development of a new 3D game engine. Multiple game developers have used the modern and flexible Bitsquid engine to create 3D games for next-generation consoles and PCs, and Autodesk will continue to work with many of these companies to develop the new 3D game engine. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
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Thinkbox Software Releases Deadline 6.2
News: Thinkbox Software Releases Deadline 6.2Thinkbox Software has launched Deadline 6.2 featuring several enhancements to the software’s established plug-ins and scripts.
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RE:Vision Effects announces ReelSmart Motion Blur 5 and Twixtor v6 with GPU support for eyeon Fusion
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces the release of ReelSmart Motion Blur™ version 5 and Twixtor® version 6 with GPU support for eyeon Fusion® .
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Autodesk Introduces FBX Review for Mac OS X and iOS 7
Today Autodesk launched FBX Review for Apple Mac OS X and iOS 7. A free, standalone application that debuted last year for Windows, FBX Review offers professional artists and animators a powerful, lightweight toolset for conducting detailed and timely reviews of 3D assets via desktops or mobile devices.
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The Graphic Film Company Sinks its Teeth Into iPi Soft Motion Capture Technology For "Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D"
News: The Graphic Film Company Sinks its Teeth Into iPi Soft Motion Capture Technology For "Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D"Screening May 16 At Cannes Film Festival, 3D Animated Horror Classic Reboot Benefits From Markerless Mocap Workflow With Unprecedented Flexibility and Productivity,
With a seemingly unquenchable appetite for zombie movies, movie-goers will get their fill in 2014 with "Night of the Living Dead: Origins 3D," a 3D animated reboot of the original 1968 horror classic. The film features visual effects from The Graphic Film Company, Los Angeles, which relied on the iPi Soft iPi Motion Capture markerless motion capture software solution. The software’s ability to easily create massive amounts of zombie action and seamlessly integrate it with the studio’s complex workflow, provided the filmmakers limitless creative freedom.
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Autodesk Mudbox 2015 Now Available as $10 Monthly Desktop Subscription
News: Autodesk Mudbox 2015 Now Available as $10 Monthly Desktop SubscriptionAs part of an ongoing commitment to equip indie game makers and artists with powerful, accessible 3D tools, Autodesk today announced that its Mudbox 2015 digital painting and 3D sculpting software is now available as a Desktop Subscription license for $10 USD a month.
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Vitamin Creates an Ice Kingdom for Coors Light
News: Vitamin Creates an Ice Kingdom for Coors LightHybrid Production Studio Travels Inside the Design of New “Special Edition” Cans in New Campaign from CommonGround.
Vitamin Pictures transports viewers into worlds populated by tumbling glaciers and freezing liquid in two new, fully-animated spots for Coors Light.
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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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GALAXY 61 Re-Launches: The Design-Driven Animation + VFX Boutique, Evolves Into a Hybrid One-Stop Creative Resource with the Addition of Expanded Editorial, Finishing, Print and Audio Services
News: GALAXY 61 Re-Launches: The Design-Driven Animation + VFX Boutique, Evolves Into a Hybrid One-Stop Creative Resource with the Addition of Expanded Editorial, Finishing, Print and Audio ServicesDesigner Doug Johnson Marks His Company’s 10th Anniversary with a Total Re-Branding & New Website Showcasing His Concept to Completion Capabilities Tailored to Animation and VFX-Driven Project with Big Ideas and Small Budgets
Galaxy 61 owner and creative director, Doug Johnson, has announced that his award-winning design-driven boutique marked its 10th anniversary this month with the re-launch of the company as he takes its business model to the next level with the addition of editorial, 3D for print, audio and finishing services. The re-structuring redefines the company as a high-end animation and visual effects house, which now offers clients the option to take advantage of its full-service, concept through completion capabilities.
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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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BigStar Teases Drama & Turmoil For New Season Of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”
News: BigStar Teases Drama & Turmoil For New Season Of HBO’s “Game of Thrones”For season 4 of the critically acclaimed drama “Game of Thrones,” HBO once again tapped creative strategy and production company BigStar to create the teaser campaign. “Dungeon,” “Desert” and “Forest” hint at turmoil and peril around every corner in Westeros with environmentally-driven character studies that build on this season’s tagline: “All Men Must Die." The new season premieres on April 6th.
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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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XOR Media Selects Matrox DSX LE3 SDI Card to Power MediaServer G
New Video Playout and Branding Server is Ideal for Television Broadcast, Content Production, Live Entertainment and Sports Applications
Matrox® Video today announced that video equipment manufacturer, XOR Media has exclusively chosen the Matrox DSX LE3 multi-channel SDI card, one of the Matrox DSX™ Developer Products, as the I/O and mixing engine for its new MediaServer G broadcast video server.
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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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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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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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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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Cause & [Effect] Knits Holiday Sweater Delights For The Food Network
News: Cause & [Effect] Knits Holiday Sweater Delights For The Food NetworkNew York-based Cause & [Effect] takes a foodie spin on donning their most jovial apparel in their holiday packaging offerings for The Food Network. The charming campaign brings the tastiest treats of the holiday season to life through a sweater animation, colliding the nostalgia of scrumptious and cozy holiday delectables with the cultural fascination with festive holiday sweaters. In addition to the :20 promo package, Cause & [Effect] also created two additional IDs following the festive sweater theme.
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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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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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Price Chopper Returns To Galaxy 61 To Create A Pair of FX-Driven Holiday Spots
News: Price Chopper Returns To Galaxy 61 To Create A Pair of FX-Driven Holiday Spots
Price Chopper recently returned to Galaxy 61 to design and execute a campaign that kicked off the season with a pair of visually enticing spots designed to drive sales and position the supermarket retail chain’s brand just right for the holidays.
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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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ArsenalFX Provides VFX for Two New National Lexus Spots through Team One
News: ArsenalFX Provides VFX for Two New National Lexus Spots through Team OneArsenalFX, a leading Visual Effects Post Production studio specializing in high end commercial finishing, has produced visual effects for two new national Lexus spots. The announcement was made today by ArsenalFX Executive Producer Ashley Hydrick.
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“Disney Time” Comes To Life In Playful Brand Launch From loyalkaspar
News: “Disney Time” Comes To Life In Playful Brand Launch From loyalkasparDlife, Japan’s first foreign-owned and free-to-air channel targeting women and families, recently turned to its long-time creative partner and go-to entertainment branding agency loyalkaspar to launch a new branded block of children's programming called “Disney Time.”
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Gentleman Scholar Creates A Whale of A Spot for WDC
News: Gentleman Scholar Creates A Whale of A Spot for WDCImagine the deep green and peaceful sounds of a foggy rainforest, cut with an unusual sight: the graceful form of an enormous humpback whale, gliding between the trees and erupting through the leafy canopy.
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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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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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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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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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iPi Soft Helps We Are Formation Score With ‘Take On Blake’ Facebook Game For Kia Optima
News: iPi Soft Helps We Are Formation Score With ‘Take On Blake’ Facebook Game For Kia OptimaLondon-Based Design Animation Studio Uses Leading Markerless Motion Capture Solution To Create Realistic Slam Dunks And Other Basketball Moves
Los Angeles Clippers star forward Blake Griffin may be known for his impressive slam-dunk ability, but to capture those skills in 3D animation London design/animation studio We Are Formationturned to iPi Motion Capture to provide a layer of authenticity to Take On Blake – a Facebook game for automaker KIA’s Optima that allows players to create their own animated avatar and compete in a slam dunk contest against the NBA star.
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Brickyard VFX Delivers Color Correction and Effects for Short Film "Gravity"
News: Brickyard VFX Delivers Color Correction and Effects for Short Film "Gravity"Short to Premiere at HollyShorts Film Festival
Bi-coastal VFX and animation studio Brickyard VFX completed visual effects for short film "Gravity," premiering this week at the HollyShorts Film Festival (HSFF) in Los Angeles. HSFF showcases top short films (30 minutes or less) from around the world in various genres and technical categories including 3D, animation, VFX, cinematography and more. Gravity will screen in the VFX Shorts category, Saturday August 18 at 7:00 PM.
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Online Game Developer Kingslsle Entertainment Taps Clockwork VFX For 3D Animated ‘Wizard101’ And ‘Pirate101’ Ads
News: Online Game Developer Kingslsle Entertainment Taps Clockwork VFX  For 3D Animated ‘Wizard101’ And ‘Pirate101’ AdsVisual Effects/Animation Studio Takes Hollywood Blockbuster Trailer Approach To New Online Games
Take the imaginative characters found in the popular online games Pirate101 and Wizard101 and add a healthy dose of Hollywood trailer spectacle and you have the stunning launch spots created by the visual effects/CG animation studio Clockwork VFX for popular game developer KingsIsle Entertainment, Plano, TX, and agency Uproar!
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Ventuz Powers On-Air Broadcast Graphics for 'Chinese Idol' Reality TV Show
News: Ventuz Powers On-Air Broadcast Graphics for 'Chinese Idol' Reality TV ShowChinese Idol, the Chinese reality/singing competition modeled after American Idol, marks the start of every show with an animated opener that takes the TV viewer on a journey of synchronized sound, moving design, text and images. The dazzling branded opening sequence as well as the dynamic live on-air and in-studio graphics are produced and delivered using Ventuz real-time 3D presentation and broadcast graphics software. Beijing-based Hunter, an interactive creative division of TVM, designed the on-air graphics for the show.
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Galaxy 61 and 9 Surf Studios’ Create A Bold 3D Animated App and Logo Celebrating The ‘Rise of the Geeks’ For EE Times
The Techno-Inspired App Receives Accolades from the 2013 MIN and MAGGIE Awards
Pro athletes and Hollywood plastic surgeons may hang with celebrities – but with technology’s impact on every facet of modern-day living, it’s the unassuming techie that’s emerging as the new ‘rock star’ of the professional world – and Galaxy 61 was recently called to help celebrate them. 9 Surf Studios tapped the talents of the design-driven Brooklyn-based animation/VFX boutique to help EE Times mark its 40th anniversary with the creation of ‘Rise of the Geeks,’ a package consisting of a 3D rendering of a new commemorative logo - and a techno-inspired animated app, which the MIN Awards recognized with an ‘Honorable Mention’ in the ‘Best of the Web 2013 ’ category, and was selected as a 2013 MAGGIE Finalist for ‘Best Development of a Mobil App for a Tablet/Trade & Consumer'
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Solid Angle's Arnold Used by ILM as its Primary Rendered on "Pacific Rim"
News: Solid Angle's Arnold Used by ILM as its Primary Rendered on "Pacific Rim"Solid Angle has signed a license deal with Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), for its global illumination renderer, Arnold. The announcement was made by Mr. Marcos Fajardo, Founder, Solid Angle, and Mr. John Knoll, Chief Creative Officer, ILM.
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ChronoSculpt is a Game Changer for 3D Sculpting
News: ChronoSculpt is a Game Changer for 3D SculptingBrings revolutionary time-based cache sculpting to all 3D software pipelines
Interactive 3D sculpting software has forever changed the way 3D modelers, texture artists and designers create and manipulate CG content. ChronoSculpt™ from the LightWave 3D® Group, introduces sculpting over time, a revolutionary way to review and correct cache animation and dynamic simulation using time-based sculpting tools. Its flexible interface supports leading file formats for all professional 3D software programs, including LightWave 3D®, Autodesk 3ds Max and Maya, Luxology Modo, and Maxon Cinema 4D.
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Sharing Made Easier--Autodesk Implements Creative Commons Open Learning Initiative
News: Sharing Made Easier--Autodesk Implements Creative Commons Open Learning InitiativeCreative Commons' Simple Licensing Model Frees Autodesk Digital Content for Public Modification, Remixing and Sharing
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), announced that its Media & Entertainment (M&E) support and learning content for its 2014 product line is now live and available under Creative Commons (CC) licensing; that equates to 20,000 pages of documentation, 70 videos and 140 downloadable 3D asset files.
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Autodesk Releases Free App for Reviewing 3D Entertainment Assets
News: Autodesk Releases Free App for Reviewing 3D Entertainment AssetsAutodesk FBX Review Delivers Detailed, Efficient Asset Review on Windows Desktops and Mobile Devices
Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) announced the launch of Autodesk FBX Review at SIGGRAPH 2013 for Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows 8 enabled devices. The standalone app gives professional artists and animators a powerful, lightweight tool to conduct detailed reviews of a wide range of 3D assets, including detailed 3D models, environments and character animations.
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Thinkbox Software Highlights Krakatoa MY 2.3, XMESH MY and Frost MY at SIGGRAPH 2013
News: Thinkbox Software Highlights Krakatoa MY 2.3, XMESH MY and Frost MY at SIGGRAPH 2013Debuts Latest Creative Tools Designed to Enhance Autodesk Maya User Experience
Today at the SIGGRAPH Conference in Anaheim, Calif., Thinkbox Software announced new plug-in offerings for Autodesk Maya including the latest version of Krakatoa MY – its popular volumetric particle renderer, XMesh MY for geometry caching and Frost MY for point cloud meshing. Currently in development, the solutions will be demonstrated in Thinkbox Software’s booth (#601) throughout SIGGRAPH, along with a host of other new products.
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Render Rocket Debuts LaunchPad and Throttle at Siggraph 2013
News: Render Rocket Debuts LaunchPad and Throttle at Siggraph 2013New technical innovations and pricing model greatly reduce costs and bottlenecks in the render process for individual artists and studios
Render Rocket LLC, an advanced cloud-based rendering services company, today announced that it will showcase two new innovations at this year’s Siggraph -- a new, open source cloud-rendering application called Render Rocket LaunchPad and a new cloud resource management tool called Render Rocket Throttle -- as well as a new pricing model. Render Rocket will be presenting all three at the Intel Studio Lounge (Room 201B, off the show floor) at Siggraph 2013.
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Tweak RV Facilitates Global VFX Playback and Review for MPC
RV Also Selected as Backbone of MPC’s Proprietary ReviewTool Software
Leading global visual effects studio MPC has standardized on Tweak Software's image and sequence viewer, RV, for playback and review across its feature film VFX facilities in Vancouver, Montréal, London and Bangalore. As early adopters, RV was first used at MPC in 2010, and is now fully integrated into its global pipeline, and has successfully streamlined VFX production on both 2D and stereo 3D blockbuster films including Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, X-Men: First Class, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Prometheus, Life of Pi, Skyfall, Fast & Furious 6, Man of Steel, World War Z and many more.
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Fabric Engine Threads Three Product Previews into SIGGRAPH 2013 Appearance
New Semi-Procedural Locomotion System, Stage Assembly and Lighting App, and Plug-and-Play Development Framework on Display in Booth #737
Custom development and R&D lies at the heart of every new production, and it’s costing studios a fortune. At SIGGRAPH 2013, Fabric Engine is demoing new products that will bring the time, energy and financial costs often associated with this process under control. Whether it’s unleashing multi-threaded performance inside packages like Maya and Nuke for technical directors (Creation: Splice) or showing off a new procedural locomotion system for crowds and characters (Creation: Horde), booth #737 (with Shotgun Software) is where the future of content creation tools become a reality.
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ZYNC Visual Effects Cloud Rendering Platform Launches Commercially
News: ZYNC Visual Effects Cloud Rendering Platform Launches CommerciallyFully integrated, on-demand cloud based rendering and storage platform for VRay, Mental Ray and Nuke now available for facilities and individual artists.
ZYNC, the Visual Effects industry leading cloud rendering and storage platform has announced their public availability to users worldwide. With over three years of development and pre-release usage by numerous studios totaling over 6.5 million core render hours, ZYNC offers on-demand access to computing resources and software licenses with simple pay-as-you-go hourly pricing. ZYNC’s software and Maya and Nuke plug-ins handles all file management to and from users host applications for a seamless experience for the artist submitting renders. With ZYNC, users are able to launch render nodes as required, from a single machine, up to several hundred instances on-demand. ZYNC‘s infrastructure is hosted via Amazon Web Services platform, which has been awarded a “Best Practices” rating for MPAA security standards.
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CHRLX Raises the Roof for Rite Aid
News: CHRLX Raises the Roof for Rite AidIn the latest spot from the crew at CHRLX, a fully realized Rite Aid store is constructed from the ground up, complete with your own personal Wellness Ambassador. The ad, called “The Wellness Store” and created via Marc USA, uses a combination of visual effects and live-action to show how Rite Aid has reimagined and reinvented some of their stores with the customer’s ease and comfort in mind.
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Dive Provides Visual Effects For Summer Blockbuster “After Earth”
News: Dive Provides Visual Effects For Summer Blockbuster “After Earth”The visual effects team at DIVE -- a division of ShootersINC, which specializes in visual effects and picture finishing for feature films, television shows and commercials – was among a select group of visual effects studios chosen to provide visual effects for Director M. Night Shyamalan’s newest feature film, “AFTER EARTH.” Starring Jaden Smith and Will Smith, the film premieres in theaters nationwide on Friday, May 31st.
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Abelcine To Represent Hybrid’s Neon Trackless 3D Virtual Studio Solution In The New York Metro Area
News: Abelcine To Represent Hybrid’s Neon Trackless 3D Virtual Studio Solution In The New York Metro AreaAbelCine Sees Strong Market Demand for Neon
Hybrid, a leading provider of real-time graphics and robotic camera systems, has signed a dealer agreement with AbelCine—a leading supplier of camera equipment for film, digital cinema, broadcast, and new media—to market its Hybrid Neon trackless 3D virtual studio solution in the New York metropolitan area.
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Bella Corporation Ships KillerKeys Express
Killerkeys Express And The Companion iPad App Now Available
Bella Corporation today announced that KillerKeys Express for Windows and the companion KillerKeys Express iPad App are now available.
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Luma Pictures Goes Patriotic For "Iron Man 3"
News: Luma Pictures Goes Patriotic For "Iron Man 3"In Latest Weighty Contribution For Marvel Studios, Luma Adds Iron Man & Iron Patriot Armor, Weaponry and Environmental Effects
Luma Pictures answered the call for Marvel Studios' new "Iron Man 3," the latest installment in the hit franchise, adding extensive full-body CG armor replacements for both "Iron Man" and "Iron Patriot" The VFX house, which now boasts locations in Santa Monica and Melbourne, also added weaponry, environmental and particle effects as well as CG backgrounds. This is the first "Iron Man" for Luma, however the project marks its 4th collaboration with Marvel and 3rd with VFX
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Ntropic Taps Autodesk Software to Give Life to Marco Brambilla’s “Creation [Megaplex]”
News: Ntropic Taps Autodesk Software to Give Life to Marco Brambilla’s “Creation [Megaplex]”Ntropic Creative Director and Founder Nate Robinson pushed the boundaries of Autodesk Flame visual effects software and Autodesk Maya 3D animation software to deliver extraordinary visual effects for "Creation" - the newest stereoscopic 3D video installation from Artist Marco Brambilla. An epic conclusion to Brambilla’s 3D video collage “[Megaplex]” trilogy, “Creation” features 1500 visual elements derived from iconic film sequences spiraling through the center of a hypnotic and visually stunning double helix. The piece will be on display for a limited time at St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in New York, NY May 3- from 10:00pm to 12:00am, May 4.
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Autodesk Flame Fires Up VFX Production for The Vanity
News: Autodesk Flame Fires Up VFX Production for The VanityFounded in 2010, Toronto-based independent post-production company The Vanity works on commercials for notable brands that span a gamut of industries, from automotive to fashion, sports drinks and fast food.
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Qube! Rewires Render Pipeline at Scandinavia’s Biggest Animation Studio
News: Qube! Rewires Render Pipeline at Scandinavia’s Biggest Animation StudioSuperior Technical Support and Intelligent System Controls Help Norway’s Qvisten Animation AS Increase Efficiency While Working on Film and Commercial Projects
With two animated features in production, and a commercial due every month, Qvisten Animation AS is the epitome of a hardworking animation studio. But like most creative organizations, they can only be as good as the tools they have around them. For years their render farm was more burden than boon; more likely to crash than provide them with the customization tools they required. During their search for something more stable, the team came across PipelineFX’s Qube!™ – a production-proven render farm manager that satisfied their need for consistency. It has never let them down.
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KillerKeys® VR Now Available Through The Mac App Store
News: KillerKeys® VR Now Available Through The Mac App StoreBella Corporation today announced that one of the latest additions to the KillerKeys family of products, KillerKeys VR, is now available through the Mac App Store.
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A Burgeoning Mission: Venice VFX House Doubles Space And Adds New Talent
News: A Burgeoning Mission: Venice VFX House Doubles Space And Adds New TalentVFX house The Mission doubles the size of its Venice-based studio and expands their talent roster with the addition of Rick Grandy as CG Supervisor and Raul Dominguez as a Creature Modeler. With over 19 years of experience in the visual effects industry, Grandy comes to The Mission from Pixomondo where he served as a Digital Character and Pipeline Supervisor on top projects including "The Amazing Spiderman" and "Die Hard 5". Former video game artist and cartoonist Dominguez was most recently at Digital Domain, lending his talents to a score of feature films including "Iron Man 3" and "The Avengers".
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Egyptian Broadcaster Al-Nahar Tv Chooses Virtual Studio And Robotic Camera Solutions From Hybrid
News: Egyptian Broadcaster Al-Nahar Tv Chooses Virtual Studio And Robotic Camera Solutions From HybridPlans installation in two studios used for live sports and entertainment shows
Hybrid, a leading provider of real-time graphics and robotic camera systems, announces that Al-Nahar TV—a global entertainment and news network leader in Egypt—has purchased Hybrid 3D virtual studio solutions and robotic camera heads. The equipment will transform two studios used for daily news, entertainment and live sports programming for Al Nahar Entertainment and Al-Nahar Sports channels respectively.
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NVIDIA Accelerates Creative Workflows at NAB 2013
New NVIDIA GRID Visual Computing Appliance Featured Among Demos for Broadcasters, Visual Effects Artists and Animators
NVIDIA is showcasing how professionals creating and distributing content can accelerate their workflows using the latest GPU technologies and partner software in booth SL3905 and throughout the conference at NAB 2013.
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NAB2013: Cei To Represent Hybrid’s Trackless 3D Virtual Studio Solution In The Americas
News: NAB2013: Cei To Represent Hybrid’s Trackless 3D Virtual Studio Solution In The AmericasHybrid and CEI announce dealer agreement focused on affordable NEON virtual studio solution with real-time virtual camera motion
Hybrid, a leading provider of real-time graphics and robotic camera systems, has signed a dealer agreement with Communications Engineering, Inc. (CEI)—a leading systems integration firm in Newington, VA—to represent the Hybrid brand in the Americas, with particular focus on Hybrid’s Neon trackless 3D virtual studio solution. CEI will provide sales and technical support for Hybrid’s line of virtual studio and robotic camera products.
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Imagination Technologies announces Caustic ray-tracing hardware certification on Lenovo workstations
Imagination Technologies (IMG.L), a leading multimedia, processor, communications and cloud technologies company, announces its Caustic Series2 R2500 and R2100 ray-tracing acceleration boards are now certified on Lenovo’s ThinkStation D30 and S30 workstations.
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ALT Systems Brings Powerful Gaming Technology to Award-Winning HP Z Workstations
News: ALT Systems Brings Powerful Gaming Technology to Award-Winning HP Z WorkstationsGame Developer Editions for Autodesk® and Unreal Engine Users Launch at GDC
ALT Systems, a full-service systems integrator and workflow solutions provider, has announced its collaboration with HP, Autodesk, Epic Games and PNY Technologies to offer high-performance game development packages designed specifically to support Autodesk® and Unreal Engine users. Unveiled today at GDC 2013, these systems optimize pipelines with a new combination of elite tools for the professional gaming community.
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Autodesk Debuts 2014 Entertainment Creation Suite
News: Autodesk Debuts 2014 Entertainment Creation SuiteAutodesk announced the new features of the Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite 2014 today. The versatile workflow includes award-winning 3D animation, visual effects and creative tools, Autodesk Maya 2014, Autodesk 3ds Max 2014, Autodesk MotionBuilder 2014, Autodesk Mudbox 2014, Autodesk Softimage 2014 and Autodesk Sketchbook Designer 2014, all which have been updated to offer new workflow enhancements that help artists collaborate, manage complexity and move data through their pipeline more efficiently.
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NAB2013: Hybrid To Showcase New Features, Third Party Interfaces To Range Of Virtual Studio And Robotics Camera Systems
News: NAB2013: Hybrid To Showcase New Features, Third Party Interfaces To Range Of Virtual Studio And Robotics Camera SystemsPhoto-Realistic Virtual Set, Social Media Interface and Enhanced Anchor/Video Interaction among New Highlights
At NAB 2013 Hybrid, a leading provider of real-time graphics and robotic camera systems, will present a dynamic display of its product line working together and with third party products to deliver interactive presentations with unsurpassed visual imagery. Groundbreaking new features to several products will be introduced. Hybrid will exhibit in Booth C9908 during the NAB convention, being held from April 8-11th at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
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Thinkbox Software Releases Stand-Alone High-Volume Particle Renderer, Krakatoa SR
News: Thinkbox Software Releases Stand-Alone High-Volume Particle Renderer, Krakatoa SRThinkbox Software announces the release of Krakatoa SR, a stand-alone version of Thinkbox Software's high-volume particle renderer for Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems that can be integrated with any 3D content creation application.
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Autodesk Invites 3D Pros to Animation Software Reveal
News: Autodesk Invites 3D Pros to Animation Software RevealOn Tuesday, March 26, Autodesk will commence Unfold 2014 -- a two-day celebration unveiling the latest 3D animation software releases. Festivities will include live and virtual events, where artists can see Autodesk's newest technology in action, interact with product managers, learn from 3D experts and check out new customer projects.
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Jollyfy Announces SXSW Mobile Video Theme-a-Thon Contest for Creative Designers
News: Jollyfy Announces SXSW Mobile Video Theme-a-Thon Contest for Creative Designers‘Jollyfy@SXSW Theme-A-Thon’ Contest to Award 32GB iPad Mini to Designer With Most Popular SXSW Video Theme for Jollyfy, the First iPhone and iPad App Enabling Users to Add Their Own Themes in Camera Viewfinder
Jollyfy today announced a creative designer contest, the ‘Jollyfy@SXSW Theme-a-Thon’ which challenges iPhone and iPad developers and designers to create the most popular video themes around the SXSW interactive/film/music festival, which takes place in Austin, Texas March 8-17. The Jollyfy@SXSW Theme-a-Thon provides interactive designers with a chance to gain global recognition during SXSW, and win a 32 GB iPad Mini. The Jollyfy theme which gets the most downloads and has the most videos created with it between the date of submission and March 20th will be declared the winner. Jollyfy will announce the winner on Monday, March 25, 2013.
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Dell Helps Soho VFX Siege the Castle in Time for Jack the Giant Slayer Premiere
Dell’s comprehensive media and entertainment solutions helped award-wining visual effects (VFX) studio,Soho VFX, deliver 214 visual effects shots on tight deadline, without sacrificing quality, for today’s opening of Jack the Giant Slayer, a fantasy—adventure film based on the Jack the Giant Killer and Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tales.
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Thinkbox Software Releases Krakatoa MY For Autodesk Maya
News: Thinkbox Software Releases Krakatoa MY For Autodesk MayaThinkbox Software today announced the release of Krakatoa MY, the high-volume particle renderer for the Autodesk Maya 3D software running on Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems.
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RPA & King And Country Help Honda Fly High In New Civic Campaign
News: RPA & King And Country Help Honda Fly High In New Civic CampaignProduction company King and Country (K&C) recently worked with ad agency RPA to direct and produce a new campaign for the 2013 Honda Civic, which has been widely lauded by the media and drivers alike.
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Academy Award Nominations Celebrate Marriage of Storytelling, Artistry and Technology
Digital Artists Worldwide Relied on Autodesk Media & Entertainment Software to Create the Best Movies of the Year
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) Media and Entertainment technology has played a pivotal role in the creation of some of the most iconic and breathtaking movie imagery over the past two decades. From large post-production studios to small boutique houses, talented artists across the globe — from North America and Europe to Asia and Australia/New Zealand — combined digital artistry, Autodesk software and great storytelling to make the most celebrated films of this past year.
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Autodesk Honors Promising Filmmakers with 5th Annual Visual Effects Society Student Award
News: Autodesk Honors Promising Filmmakers with 5th Annual Visual Effects Society Student Award"Natalis" From Filmakademie in Germany Wins Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project
For the fifth consecutive year, Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) extended its support for tomorrow's artists, animators, designers and filmmakers by sponsoring the Visual Effects Society's (VES) award for "Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project" at the 11th annual VES Awards held on February 5, 2013, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Chris Bradshaw, senior vice president at Autodesk presented the honor to Jan-Marcel Kühn from Filmakademie for Natalis.
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Brickyard Helps Adobe Execute Trick Play for Big Game Ad
Brickyard VFX delivered animation for Adobe spot "Animals," a tongue-in-cheek reflection on huge Super Bowl ad spends, which premiered exclusively online. Conceived by ad agency Goodby Silverstein & Partners and directed by Tom Routson of Tool of North America, the spot features a pair of whip-smart talking animals. You can view the spot here: http://youtu.be/CwMYpH_oA-g
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Imagination Technologies ships Caustic Series2 R2500 and R2100 ray tracing acceleration boards
Revolutionary affordable add-in boards bring interactive ray-traced graphics into the creative workflow
Imagination Technologies, a leading multimedia technologies company, is now shipping its Caustic Series2 PC boards, the R2500 and R2100, which accelerate PowerVR OpenRL applications including the Caustic Visualizer™ viewport plug-ins for Autodesk® Maya® and 3ds Max® and the Neon viewport in Rhinoceros 5 from Robert McNeel and Associates.
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Dover Studios Launches Maya 2013 Intermediate Surface Materials Visual Effects Training Video
News: Dover Studios Launches Maya 2013 Intermediate Surface Materials Visual Effects Training VideoDover Studios launches Maya 2013 Intermediate Surface Materials, their latest visual effects training video.
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What Could You Do With 90 Days of Maya and 3ds Max?
Autodesk recently kicked off a 90-day project license of Autodesk Maya and Autodesk 3ds Max 3D animation software. Why does this matter? Freelance artists and boutique creative shops now have greater flexibility to create high-end professional work for short-term projects using Maya or 3ds Max at a significant cost savings.
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SynthEyes 3D Tracker Continues Rapid Advances
Stereo Workflow Improvements, SSD/RAID Disk Cac
In the four months since its introduction of SynthEyes 1208 in August, Andersson Technologies LLC has delivered on the promise of rapid feature innovation made possible by its new release strategy.
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Autodesk Kicks Off 14th Annual 3December Celebration on December 3
Honoring 3D Computer Graphics and Artists from Around the World
On December 3, 2012, Autodesk Inc., with support from HP, AMD and Intel, will kick off 3December 2012 - an annual celebration of 3D computer graphics and the artists who create them featuring a series of virtual and live events. From December 3-7, 3D artists around the globe will be able to get an in-depth look at work from some of the industry's top talent, learn from the pros and network with professionals through live events hosted by Autodesk, as well as virtual events, MasterClasses and tutorials hosted on the company's 3December website.
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Cinesite Creates The First Ever CG Creature To Feature In A Bond Film
News: Cinesite Creates The First Ever CG Creature To Feature In A Bond Film~ CG Komodo Dragon and explosive London Underground sequences make up Cinesite’s contribution to SKYFALL ~
Cinesite, one of the world’s leading digital visual effects facilities, today announced it has completed visual effects for the 23rd instalment in the Bond franchise, SKYFALL, and used its digital environment expertise to enhance physical stunts and effects.
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Shawn Kelly/Animation Mentor Workshop in Vancouver
News: Shawn Kelly/Animation Mentor Workshop in VancouverAnimation Mentor Cofounder Teaches Advanced Techniques to Make the Work Stand Out
Animation Mentor, the state-of-the-art online animation school founded by animators for animators, in partnership with Autodesk, Inc., hosts a special two-day educational event:
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Trollbäck + Co. Sports Dynamic Packages For "NFL Monday QB" & "The Lights"
News: Trollbäck + Co. Sports Dynamic Packages For "NFL Monday QB" & "The Lights"Two of America's top sports networks recently fielded international creative studio Trollbäck + Company to create the show open and graphics package for their new sports programs: "NFL Monday QB" for CBS Sports Network and "The Lights" for NBC Sports Network.
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Exciting news from VIEW Conference! Oct 15-19 2012, Turin, Italy
VIEW conference director Maria Elena Gutierrez has announced that senior visual effects supervisor Dan Glass of Method Studios will give a world premiere presentation on the feature film “Cloud Atlas”. Directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer, the Warner Bros. release received a 10-minute standing ovation at its Toronto Film Festival premiere. “Cloud Atlas” is scheduled for wide release beginning in late October.
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Big Lazy Robot Leverages iPi Motion Capture™ To Bring Futuristic World To Life In ‘Keloid’
News: Big Lazy Robot Leverages iPi Motion Capture™ To Bring Futuristic World To Life In ‘Keloid’Markerless Motion Capture Technology Facilitates Intricately Choreographed Robot Soldiers’ Performance In Short Trailer
The world of “Keloid” -- as realized in the intense two-minute, CG trailer for the future sci-fi feature created by Barcelona, Spain-based design/animation boutique Big Lazy Robot -- brims with danger, intrigue and a nightmarish future robot society, brought to life thanks to their inventive use of iPi Soft’s iPi Motion Capture™ software.
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Bully Pictures to Represent Danish Design/Animation Studio Frame
News: Bully Pictures to Represent Danish Design/Animation Studio FrameProduction company also adds Director Luke Savage.
Continuing to expand and broaden the scope of its creative talent, Bully Pictures has agreed to become the exclusive, U.S. representative for award-winning Copenhagen design, motion graphics and live action studio Frame. Frame, whose work spans advertising, web media and broadcast branding, is known in the U.S. for its work for MTV, Adidas, Nike, Lincoln, Citgo, VH1, Gatorade and Volkswagen.
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Hinge Digital Breathes Life Into Charismatic Forest Creatures for Carrington College
News: Hinge Digital Breathes Life Into Charismatic Forest Creatures for Carrington CollegeStudio Collaborates with BVK to Deliver Integrated Ad Campaign Featuring Original Character Designs
Award-winning animation and visual effects studio Hinge Digital recently teamed up with BVK to create a clever series of advertisements for Carrington College. The integrated campaign includes two animated and live-action broadcast spots, as well as three online outtakes, 24 print ads, plush toys and more, which all showcase original character designs by Hinge Digital’s talented team of artists. “Carrington College Squirrel,” the first :30 campaign promo, introduces new Carrington bird mascots, Goldie and Blue, and is now airing on TV, with a live-action spot to follow in September.
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Finish Adds Grading via FilmLight’s Baselight
News: Finish Adds Grading via FilmLight’s BaselightAward-winning London post house Finish, a specialist in 2D and 3D visual effects for commercials, has broadened its service offering to include high-end colour grading through the purchase of two Baselight systems from FilmLight.
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Iron Claw Creates Dramatic Opening Sequence For "Madden NFL 13" Featuring Baltimore Ravens' Ray Lewis
News: Iron Claw Creates Dramatic Opening Sequence For "Madden NFL 13" Featuring Baltimore Ravens' Ray LewisFull-service production company Iron Claw brings the chills in a powerful opening sequence for EA Sports' blockbuster video game "Madden NFL 13" featuring Baltimore Ravens Linebacker Ray Lewis. In the two-minute piece, Lewis sits in a dark locker room sharing his battle-tested insights into what it takes to be the best, and to build a legacy in the NFL.
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