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High Definition 3D Reality Computing Takes a Step Forward
News: High Definition 3D Reality Computing Takes a Step ForwardHigh Definition 3D Reality Computing Takes a Step Forward Autodesk Memento Now Available as Public Beta
The ability to digitize reality into high definition 3D just took another step forward: Autodesk Memento, previously available as an Autodesk Labs technology preview, is now available as a free public beta.
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GDC 2015: Autodesk Spotlights New Tools and Leading Developers
As Game Developers Conference 2015 draws near, Autodesk is gearing up to unveil the latest updates to the award-winning game creation tools, including an exclusive technology preview. Throughout the show, Autodesk will also highlight developers behind some of 2014’s most popular AAA and indie titles with customer presentations and a gaming-themed Design Night featuring guest speakers, a pop-up arcade, 3D-printed swag and more.
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Autodesk & Shotgun Play a Supporting Role for Academy Award Nominees
It’s Academy Awards Season - Great Artists with Great Technology Are Creating Great Movies : Autodesk and Shotgun Software Are CG Tools of Choice for All 5 Best VFX and 7 Best Picture Academy Award Nominees
The role of technology in the service of great storytelling continues to evolve, and this year's Academy Award nominees reflect the impressive artistry of the global computer graphics industry. From Best Pictures and VFX, to Best Cinematography, Animated Features and Shorts, Autodesk Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) media and entertainment software played a supporting role in the creation of many of this year's most acclaimed movies. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also recognized Autodesk technology with a Scientific and Technical Achievement Award (Sci-Tech Award).
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LightWave 2015 Get the Love Crossgrade Launches
News: LightWave 2015 Get the Love Crossgrade LaunchesFor a limited time, add 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 crossgrade price for a full license of LightWave 2015 software to current owners of all other 2D and 3D software programs for only $695, a savings of $300 over the current $995 (USD) retail price of LightWave. The $695 crossgrade offer is set to end February 20, 2015. Details of the offer are available at www.lightwave3d.com/crossgrade_promo.
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Autodesk acquires Tweak Software; Team joins with Shotgun
News: Autodesk acquires Tweak Software; Team joins with ShotgunTweak Software, developer of RV, an image and sequence playback tool, has been acquired by Autodesk and will be joining forces with Shotgun Software. Effective immediately, the Tweak and Shotgun teams will be working together to advance review and collaboration technology to equip visual effects, games and animation artists and supervisors with the tools they need to do their best work in a rapidly changing industry.
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Thinkbox Launches Beta for XMesh NUKE Loader
News: Thinkbox Launches Beta for XMesh NUKE LoaderThinkbox Software today released a beta version of the XMesh loader for NUKE, supporting versions 7 and up of The Foundry’s NUKE. XMesh is a production-proven geometry caching plug-in designed to streamline animation and visual effects pipelines that is currently available off-the-shelf for Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Maya. The XMesh NUKE loader allows NUKE users to load saved XMesh data from 3ds Max or Maya into NUKE for rendering.
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HP Introduces Industry's Thinnest and Lightest Workstation Ultrabooks
New ZBook Workstations Extend World's Thinnest and Lightest Business-Class Notebook Status Held by HP
HP (NYSE: HPQ) today introduced the industry's thinnest and lightest workstation Ultrabooks™ (1), the HP ZBook 14 and 15u. HP also announced its next-generation virtual workstation and enhancements to its Remote Graphics Software.
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Sarofsky Corp.'s mastery of details shines in "Guardians of the Galaxy" main titles...
News: Sarofsky Corp.'s mastery of details shines in "Guardians of the Galaxy" main titles...The top U.S. box office film of 2014, Marvel Studios' blockbuster "Guardians of the Galaxy" launched on digital platforms on Nov. 18 and became available on DVD and Blu-ray on Dec. 9. While the multi-talented designers, animators and producers of Sarofsky Corp. are accustomed to seizing big-screen and television spotlights with their masterful main title projects, the group's contributions to "Guardians" required a different type of artistic and production expertise.
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Thinkbox Software Launches Deadline 7
News: Thinkbox Software Launches Deadline 7Flexible Built-in Cloud Support Lets Users Leverage Private and Public Resources
Thinkbox Software today announced that Deadline 7 is now available across platforms. The latest version of the scalable high-volume compute management solution boasts built-in VMX (Virtual Machine Extension) capabilities, which allow artists, architects and engineers to harness resources in both public and private clouds.
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Shotgun rolls out Version 5.4 Release
News: Shotgun rolls out Version 5.4 ReleaseNew Update Dramatically Extends Workflow Flexibility and Adds Zoom and Pan of Images and Movies in Review Toolset
Shotgun Software the leading developer of cloud-based production tracking, review and asset management software for film, TV and games, today released Shotgun v5.4. The release includes numerous features to enable even more production efficiency, including support for zoom, pan and scan of stills and movies in review, support for different project workflows, smarter thumbnails, and powerful new ways to connect your data.
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Design Veteran David Atkinson Joins The Foundry
Design Veteran David Atkinson Joins The Foundry as Head of Design for Commercial Products
The Foundry, provider of award-winning creative software used globally by leading artists, boosted its design expertise today, naming David Atkinson as its head of design for Commercial Products. Atkinson joins The Foundry after several years as creative director at Saddington Baynes, where he worked on campaigns for Honda, Infiniti and Dyson, as well as with advertising agencies such as Wieden&Kennedy, TBWA and Saatchi & Saatchi.
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Broadcast Media Group Uses AJA Ki Pro Quad to Capture 4K Video of Mississippi State Football Team
News: Broadcast Media Group Uses AJA Ki Pro Quad to Capture 4K Video of Mississippi State Football TeamBroadcast Media Group is a full service production shop based in Starkville, MS. The company works with clients nationwide, and also provides production services for projects to sister company Tellos Creative, a full service advertising agency. For the past three years, BMG worked with client Mississippi State University to produce a :60-second in-stadium video that plays on massive 110 foot screens at the beginning of each home football game. This year, BMG also produced the video of player’s headshots that introduces each player in the game’s lineup.
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Archion Enhances Adobe Creative Cloud Workflow with Introduction of 'Collaborate'
Innovative Solution Provides Continuous Single Local Sync Point Access
Archion, a global leader in providing networked storage solutions for media workflows, today announced Collaborate, a new appliance to manage Adobe® Creative Cloud® sync points and provide continuous high-speed access to the world of Adobe CC assets, Archive, Libraries, files and tools. Collaborate makes sharing and working together easy and efficient for all Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) users.
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Imagineer Systems Celebrates a Successful Year with Annual Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale
News: Imagineer Systems Celebrates a Successful Year with Annual Black Friday and Cyber Monday SaleFrom November 26 through December 1, receive 30% off all mocha Pro sales, including all upgrades from bundled versions plus node-locked and floating licenses
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John Diel Joins Studio Network Solutions (SNS) As Director Of Sales
Studio Network Solutions (SNS) has brought John Diel on board as Director of Sales. Diel, currently based in California, brings an expansive range of professional broadcast and post production sales experience to the company, which he will leverage to drive sales of SNS technology with SNS’s channel of Resellers worldwide.
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GenArts, Inc. Announces the Public Beta for Sapphire 8
News: GenArts, Inc. Announces the Public Beta for Sapphire 8GenArts, Inc. is excited to announce the release of the Sapphire 8 public beta. The public beta allows everyone -- both new and current Sapphire users -- to experience version 8 before its mid-December release.
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PipelineFX’s Qube! Behind John McAslan + Partners’ Arch-Viz Beauty Shots
News: PipelineFX’s Qube! Behind John McAslan + Partners’ Arch-Viz Beauty ShotsFamed London Architecture Firm Uses Design Discount to Add Speed and Efficiency to After Hours Render Farm
Success hasn't eluded John McAslan + Partners (winner of over 90 design awards), but like most architecture firms rendering has proven a challenge. The downtime, the man hours, the volume - all issues that were diminished after installing PipelineFX's Qube!. Now, they have the stable, artist-friendly and customizable system they needed for all those late night rendering binges.
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Technicolor-PostWorks Crafts a Period Look for "Stonehearst Asylum"
News: Technicolor-PostWorks Crafts a Period Look for "Stonehearst Asylum"New York post production facility provides editorial suites, color grading and other finishing services for stylish thriller based on an Edgar Allan Poe tale.
Technicolor-PostWorks New York provided post production services for Stonehearst Asylum, the new suspense film from Director Brad Anderson and Millennium Entertainment. The facility provided editorial systems and support to the production and also handled editorial conforming, color grading and deliverables.
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Encore Completes Dailies, Post & VFX for HBO's 'Olive Kitteridge'
News: Encore Completes Dailies, Post & VFX for HBO's 'Olive Kitteridge'Four-Part Project Shot on Film Shared Between New York and Los Angeles Facilities
HBO's miniseries "Olive Kitteridge" starring Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins and Bill Murray tells the poignantly sweet, acerbically funny and devastatingly tragic story of a seemingly placid New England town wrought with illicit affairs, crime and tragedy, told through the lens of Olive , whose wicked wit and harsh demeanor mask a warm but troubled heart and staunch moral center.
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Julian Ramm Joins AJA as Western North America Territory Sales Manager
News: Julian Ramm Joins AJA as Western North America Territory Sales ManagerAJA Video Systems has brought Julian Ramm on board as Territory Sales Manager, Western U.S. & Canada. Ramm brings an expansive range of professional broadcast and post production sales experience to the company, which he will leverage to drive sales of AJA technology with AJA’s channel of resellers. Julian is based out of AJA’s Los Angeles office.
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SNS EVO Redefines Award-Winning Gorilla’s Production Workflow
News: SNS EVO Redefines Award-Winning Gorilla’s Production WorkflowMichigan-based Gorilla, a commercial and entertainment based Production Company, has many stories to tell. Starting as a two-man venture in a basement, Gorilla set out on a journey to find success in the industry. Ten years later, the company is now a thriving community of over 30+ artists in a collective space, collaborating on the production of award-winning commercials, documentaries, music videos and animations. Now with the inception of an LA division, GRLA, they will be seeking to expand their theatrical and narrative reel.
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Codex Hires Jurgen Kantenwein as Head Of Technical Marketing
Codex , the industry leader in high-end digital recording and workflow equipment for motion picture and television production, has recruited Jurgen Kantenwein as its new head of technical marketing. Kantenwein brings over twenty years of experience in digital film workflow to Codex, gained from working with renowned production and post production companies worldwide, and will take a lead role in developing and marketing the company’s current and next-generation products for motion picture and high-end TV production and post.
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Passion Turns to PipelineFX for Big Ad Campaigns
News: Passion Turns to PipelineFX for Big Ad CampaignsArtists Rely on Qube! to Manage Renders on Spots like Nike’s Blockbuster Ad, “The Last Game”
When you’re responsible for Nike’s visual message to World Cup fans, the pressure is intense. Not ready in time? Then Nike just missed their shot.
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Call for Entries Now Open for the VES Student Award Sponsored by Autodesk
News: Call for Entries Now Open for the VES Student Award Sponsored by AutodeskThe call for entries opens today for the 13th annual Visual Effects Society Awards. Autodesk Inc. is supporting the Steven Spielberg-inspired award for “Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project” for the 7th year in a row.
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Boris FX Adds Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Support to Boris Continuum Complete and Boris RED Product Lines
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film, announces added host support for Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve to its flagship product line, Boris Continuum Complete (BCC), and to Boris RED.
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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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RE:Vision Effects Releases RE:Match for Sony Vegas Pro with Automatic Color Matching for Multiple Shot and Multicam Shoots.
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces the release of RE:Match™ for Sony® Vegas ® Pro, taking intuitive color matching to a whole new level by addressing common color problems when using multiple shots and/or multiple cameras.
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Boris FX Adds ASSIMILATE SCRATCH Support to Boris Continuum Complete and Boris RED Product Lines
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film, announces added host support for ASSIMILATE SCRATCH® to its flagship product line, Boris Continuum Complete (BCC), and to Boris RED. The new products were unveiled during IBC 2014 (September 12-16, Amsterdam, NL).
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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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Studio Network Solutions (SNS) Introduces Enhanced Integration With Adobe Creative Cloud
News: Studio Network Solutions (SNS) Introduces Enhanced Integration With Adobe Creative CloudSNS EVO ShareBrowser Client Update Provides Metadata Export and Cloud Integration for Latest Release of Adobe Creative Cloud
Conference Hall 7, Stand 7.J05 - Studio Network Solutions (SNS), manufacturer of shared storage solutions for film, video, VFX, graphic animation and audio workgroups, today announced new integrations for Adobe® Creative Cloud® users with EVO ShareBrowser. New features provided increased portability of custom metadata tags in ShareBrowser and a dedicated workspace for Adobe Creative Cloud user storage.
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IBC 2014: Shotgun Software Expanded Engineering Team Is on Fire
Autodesk Introduces Shotgun to Flame Family
At IBC 2014, Autodesk unveils Flame 2015 visual effects software Extension 2, with included support for Shotgun Software, a cloud-based production tracking, review and asset management platform.
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Met Film Post Brings on SNS EVO as Central Hub for Production Workflow
News: Met Film Post Brings on SNS EVO as Central Hub for Production WorkflowStudio Network Solutions’ EVO Shared Storage Server Supplies Collaborative and Cost-Efficient Workflow Solution for UK’s Award-Winning Met Film
Based at Ealing Studios in London, the oldest continuously working film studio in the world, Met Film Post is one-third of one of the UK’s most remarkable film organizations, Met Film. Met Film combines three leading-edge companies, Met Film School, Met Film Production and Met Film Post. By providing hands-on, professional experience for students, award-winning productions and front line post-production technology services, the vanguard organization creates a unique and a symbiotic working setting for aspiring filmmakers and established experts.
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CatDV Plays Well with Others as New Technology Integrations are Announced At IBC 2014 (7.J15C)
News: CatDV Plays Well with Others as New Technology Integrations are Announced At IBC 2014 (7.J15C)CatDV Expands Workflows with YouTube, Vimeo, Adobe, Aspera, Autodesk Smoke, Xendata and Archiware
Square Box Systems, developer of leading digital asset management systems, (DAM/MAM) has expanded the vital technology integrations that form the bedrock of effective media asset management, with the announcement of brand new integrations and workflow capabilities at IBC 2014, 12-16 Sept, Amsterdam (Hall 7.J15C).
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Sarofsky Corp. Proudly Presents Celebrated "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" Main-On-End Titles Responsible for Catapulting Growing Company into Marvel Universe and Beyond
News: Sarofsky Corp. Proudly Presents Celebrated "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" Main-On-End Titles Responsible for Catapulting Growing Company into Marvel Universe and BeyondFive years ago, Sarofsky Corp. president and owner Erin Sarofsky launched her own shop in Chicago, the city she loves, aiming to provide her patent, design-driven production services to leaders in the advertising and entertainment industries worldwide. Over the years, both her reputation and her business have grown, as she has seized opportunities to collaborate with the likes of Anthony and Joe Russo, for whom her first project was creating the main titles for their hit TV series "Community" back in 2009.
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Boris FX Announces Boris Continuum Complete 9 Units
News: Boris FX Announces Boris Continuum Complete 9 UnitsNow Available for the Avid™ Product Family for the First-Time
Boris Continuum Complete 9 (BCC) Units are now available from Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow technology for video and film. The sixteen Units include new filters, features, and speed improvements from the recently updated flagship product, Boris Continuum Complete.
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Imagineer Systems Showcases mocha Pro 4 and Exciting Innovations at IBC2014
News: Imagineer Systems Showcases mocha Pro 4 and Exciting Innovations at IBC2014Visit Stand 7.K29 for Demos of the Brand New mocha Pro 4 Plus an Exclusive Preview of the Newest Features to be Released in Version 4.1; See Presentations from Industry Professionals Martin Brennand, Lars Wemmje and Ben Brownlee Heusner
Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® planar tracking technology, will be exhibiting at this year’s IBC Show, which will be held at the RAI in Amsterdam from September 12th through 16th. Visit Imagineer Systems at stand 7.K29 for hands-on demonstrations of the recently released mocha Pro 4, which features a brand new stereoscopic 3D workflow, Python scripting support, Adobe Premiere support, customizable keyboard shortcuts, new exports and format handling, and more improvements for visual effects and post-production facilities. Attendees to the show can also get a sneak preview of the soon-to-be-released mocha Pro v4.1, plus hear from visual effects artists using mocha in their daily workflows.
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Archion Accelerates Global Collaborative Editing with Adobe Anywhere
EditStor EO Shared Media Storage Brings Unique Functionality To Adobe's Leading Collaborative Video Workflow
Archion, a global leader in providing networked storage solutions for today's media workflows, announced that its EditStor EO shared storage system is now integrated with Adobe® Anywhere for video, the leading collaborative video workflow. Together, Archion’s EditStor and Adobe Anywhere deliver a comprehensive solution for Adobe Premiere® Pro CC, After Effects® CC and Prelude® CC, part of the Adobe Creative Cloud®.
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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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Shotgun Recognizes Excellence with Inaugural Pipeline Awards at SIGGRAPH
News: Shotgun Recognizes Excellence with Inaugural Pipeline Awards at SIGGRAPHAt the Shotgun User Group held during SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver, Shotgun Software held the first ever Pipeline Awards to honor excellence in pipeline tool development, integration, engineering, and usage. Members of the Shotgun community from around the world submitted inventive tools for consideration, and four were recognized with Pipeline Shotty Awards, distinguishing them as the best pipeline tools of 2014. Shotgun also recognized four individuals as "Pipeline Heroes," leaders who have had a significant impact on the pipeline community through their technical contributions and commitment to sharing ideas and best practices.
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A Wonderful World of Color
Technicolor-PostWorks’ The Room Posts “The Giver”
The Room, the boutique finishing facility located within Technicolor-PostWorks, New York, recently completed two months of post-production finishing on "The Giver," the new film from director Phillip Noyce and The Weinstein Company. In a project involving numerous creative and technical challenges, the facility handled editorial conforming and color grading. The latter included applying the finishing touch to an onscreen world that undergoes a gradual transition from black & white to color.
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OTOY Expands OctaneRender™ Integration to NUKE, Houdini, MotionBuilder, Unreal Engine 4, and Digital Molecular Matter Engine
Cloud graphics company, OTOY Inc., today announced expanded support for its acclaimed OctaneRender™ software, giving artists and animators more choice in where and how they work and accelerating content creation by bringing lightning fast true-to-life rendering to four more popular 3D applications. Along with previously announced plugins for Adobe Photoshop and Adobe After Effects, OctaneRender™ plugins are also in development for The Foundry’s NUKE compositing software, Side Effects Software’s Houdini™ 3D animation software, Autodesk’s MotionBuilder® 3D character animation software, and Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4.
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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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Autodesk 3ds Max 2015 Extension 1
News: Autodesk 3ds Max 2015 Extension 1Autodesk 3ds Max 2015 software helps increase overall productivity for artists and designers working with the high-resolution assets required by today’s demanding entertainment and design visualization projects.
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Autodesk Maya 2015 Extension 1
News: Autodesk Maya 2015 Extension 1The newest update for Autodesk Maya 2015 delivers powerful new production tools to help studios large and small build more efficient and productive pipelines. With a sophisticated new color management system that offers a color-safe workflow throughout the lighting, rendering and compositing process; new tools that help make it easier to share, transfer, and collaborate on data; and extended customization options for Viewport 2.0, Maya 2015 Extension 1 helps provide studios with new opportunities to create differentiated, future-proofed pipelines.
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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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NVIDIA’s New Professional GPU Lineup Places Quadro at Center of Visual Computing Workflows
News: NVIDIA’s New Professional GPU Lineup Places Quadro at Center of Visual Computing WorkflowsSIGGRAPH - NVIDIA today unveiled its next generation of NVIDIA Quadro GPUs -- providing new tools and technologies to meet the visual computing needs of the world's leading designers, artists and scientists.
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Thinkbox Software Previews Deadline 7 at SIGGRAPH 2014 with Built-in VMX for Comprehensive Cloud Support
News: Thinkbox Software Previews Deadline 7 at SIGGRAPH 2014 with Built-in VMX for Comprehensive Cloud SupportSIGGRAPH, Booth 609 – At the SIGGRAPH Conference held August 10-14, 2014 in Vancouver, BC, Thinkbox Software will demonstrate Deadline 7, the latest version of the company’s scalable high-volume compute management solution, which is currently in beta. Further extending the functionality of the cross-platform tool, Deadline 7 features significant architectural changes and core technology upgrades, which include a new Qt interface, an updated MongoDB database, ftrack support, and deeper integration with Shotgun.
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PipelineFX Releases Qube! 6.6
Render Farm Management Software Increases Efficiency, Maximizes Throughput and Promotes Easy Integration With Key Pipeline Components; See Qube! 6.6 at SIGGRAPH 2014
Today PipelineFX, creator of the leading render farm management software for VFX, will enable production companies to create a more efficient pipeline with the release of Qube! 6.6. The new Smart Share feature helps studios achieve maximum throughput, while Universal Callbacks and Flight Checks promote tight integration with production management/reporting tools so Qube! can be pipeline friendly from day one.
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PipelineFX to Host Panel on “Building a Next-Generation Render Farm Pipeline” at SIGGRAPH 2014
Technology Experts from Digital Domain, Scalar Decisions, and Digital District Weighing In During Birds of a Feather Event; Designer-Friendly Licensing Option Set to Debut
This year at SIGGRAPH 2014, PipelineFX will focus on how studios can get to a future-ready render farm quicker. Through a Birds of a Feather panel that includes tech leads from Digital Domain and Digital District, as well as demos of the soon-to-be-released Qube! 6.6, PipelineFX will unlock how studios of every size can get there.
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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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Swimming with the "Sharks in Sharknado 2: The Second One"
News: Swimming with the "Sharks in Sharknado 2: The Second One"The Creative Team at The Asylum Turns to LightWave 3D Software to Deliver 99% of the Visual Effects for the Sequel to the Syfy Network’s Popular Sharknado Franchise
When actors, chainsaws, and shark-filled tornadoes come together onscreen, it’s television magic. Such is the case with "Sharknado 2: The Second One," which delivers even more excitement than the original "Sharknado" of 2013.
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Chapman Students and Xsens Bring Robot Love to Life in “Some Like it Bot”
News: Chapman Students and Xsens Bring Robot Love to Life in “Some Like it Bot”Students Relied on Xsens MVN for Flexible Motion Capture On-set; Short Film Recently Screened at Comic-Con International
How do you catch robot love on film? The answer for Chapman College’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts students was “Some Like It Bot,” a short film that depicts the clumsy first date of a human and his cyborg crush. Produced quickly with Xsens mocap technology, the film was recently an official selection at Comic-Con International proving that the right tools are all it takes to update a rom-com.
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Chaos Group to Host Two “V-Ray Days” at SIGGRAPH 2014
News: Chaos Group to Host Two “V-Ray Days” at SIGGRAPH 2014ILM, Method Studios, and Digital Domain Among Featured Presenters, Real-Time Live Event Showing Rendering Advancements for Independent Filmmaking
At SIGGRAPH 2014, Chaos Group is bringing back one of last year’s most popular presentation events, “V-Ray Days.” Filled with behind-the-scenes information on rendering techniques used on films like “Captain America: The Winter Solider,” “Maleficent,” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” the two-day event will not only cover films, but broadcast television, commercials, game cinematics and more.
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Shotgun Keeps This Summer’s Big Movies On Track
News: Shotgun Keeps This Summer’s Big Movies On TrackLeading Production Management Software Drives VFX Pipelines at Top Studios
Shotgun Software, developer of the cloud-based collaboration platform for creative companies (recently acquired by Autodesk), was integral to the production of over a dozen of this summer’s tentpole films. Used by visual effects studios worldwide, Shotgun played a key role in keeping artists and shots on track at facilities such as Digital Domain, Milk VFX, Framestore, Method Studios, Double Negative, Atomic Fiction, Image Engine, Rodeo FX, Factory VFX and more, for films including X-Men: Days of Future Past, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Guardians of the Galaxy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Giver, Hercules, Lucy, The Maze Runner, and others.
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Riding Shotgun at SIGGRAPH 2014
Shotgun Software is gearing up for a lively week of events, education, new releases and more at SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver. Shotgun, the leading developer of cloud-based production tracking, review and asset management software for film, TV and games (recently acquired by Autodesk), will be exhibiting and announcing the details of their latest product releases at booth #741 from August 12-14 at the Vancouver Convention Center. Off the exhibit floor, also be sure to visit Shotgun at any of these events:
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Vicon Customers to Take Center Stage at SIGGRAPH 2014
Framestore, The Capture Lab, Bradford University, Lumiscaphe, TechViz and Autodesk to Present Motion Capture Techniques for Media, Entertainment and Product Design
Vicon, the motion capture technology specialists for the entertainment, life sciences and engineering industries, has announced a series of customer presentations that will take place at its SIGGRAPH booth (#733) on August 12-14 in Vancouver, Canada. Customers spanning media and entertainment, education and virtual product design will share their motion capture expertise and provide insight into their latest projects. Vicon will also unveil groundbreaking new products, and enhancements to its existing motion capture software.
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RE:Vision Effects announces RE:Flex v5 with GPU support for After Effects
RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces the release of RE:Flex™ version 5 with GPU support for Adobe® After Effects®.
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Shotgun Software Passes Bishop Fox Security Audit
Shotgun Software has reached an important milestone with the announcement that it recently passed a stringent security test by global secuirty auditing firm Bishop Fox. This marks Shotgun's ongoing investment in ensuring that its software meets the tight security requirements of its customers in film, television and games.
Shotgun Software, developer of cloud-based production tracking, review, and asset management software for film, TV and games (recently acquired by Autodesk), today announced that the Shotgun software application recently passed a full penetration test by global security auditing firm Bishop Fox. This positive assessment is a milestone marking Shotgun's ongoing investment in ensuring that its software meets the stringent requirements of the creative industry and that its clients can trust the confidentiality, integrity and availability of their intellectual property on the Shotgun platform.
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ArsenalFX Color Names Randy Starnes as Colorist; Starnes Had Been a Colorist with Sony Studios Colorworks Since 2012
News: ArsenalFX Color Names Randy Starnes as Colorist; Starnes Had Been a Colorist with Sony Studios Colorworks Since 2012ArsenalFX Color, a leading TV post house, and a sister company to ArsenalFX, welcomes Colorist Randy Starnes. The announcement was made today by ArsenalFX Color Co-Founders Mark Leiss and Larry Field.
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Visual Effects Society Releases First-of-its-Kind VFX Reference Platform
New Industry Standard Platform to Improve Interoperability and Streamline Work of VFX Software Vendors and Studios
The Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s professional honorary society, has announced the release of the industry standard VFX Reference Platform. The VFX Reference Platform is a set of tools and library versions to be used as a common target platform for building software for the VFX industry. Its purpose is to minimize incompatibilities between different software packages, ease the support burden for Linux-based pipelines and encourage further adoption of Linux by software vendors. The Reference Platform is updated annually by a group of software vendors in collaboration with the VES Technology Committee.
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Autodesk to Acquire Shotgun Software, Creator of Cloud-Based Production Management Platform for Film, Television and Games Industries
Autodesk Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSK) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Shotgun Software, a developer of scalable, cloud-based production tracking, review and asset management software for the film, television and games industries. Shotgun's tools for production management are used by some of the world's leading production studios and are tightly integrated with many of the most widely used tools in the industry including Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Maya software. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
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Filmworkers Launches “Churchill’s Studio” for Visual Effects and CG
News: Filmworkers Launches “Churchill’s Studio” for Visual Effects and CGRob Churchill to lead new creative unit, whose first project is an all-CG spot for Cedar Fair.
Continuing its expansion mode, Filmworkers has formed a new in-house creative unit, Churchill’s Studio, focused on visual effects and animation. Headed by Visual Effects Director Rob Churchill, the new unit will provide services ranging from compositing and visual effects to full CG production.
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Archion Strengthens its Dominant Patent Position in Storage Technology
Archion Technologies, a leader in networked storage technologies, has announced that it will be awarded an additional Patent No. 8,762,678 on June 24, 2014. This patent will be directed to non-block level storage and will complement Archion’s Patent No. 8,458,430 directed to block level storage. CTO James Tucci explained, “The new patent will cover all commercially viable systems that dynamically virtualize and optimize non-block level protocols in a storage system, just as our first patent broadly covered block level technology.”
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Rainmaker Artists Streamline Project Review With Shotgun
News: Rainmaker Artists Streamline Project Review With ShotgunRainmaker Entertainment has standardized on the Shotgun production management and review system for secure, efficient collaboration with clients and partners. The Vancouver-based entertainment company has a 15+ year history in animation, and is currently expanding its portfolio of feature films with the upcoming (2015) feature "Ratchet & Clank, "based on the popular Sony Computer Entertainment videogame franchise, as well as TV and DVD projects.
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Autodesk Announces Maya LT 2015 Extension 1
News: Autodesk Announces Maya LT 2015 Extension 1Today Autodesk announced the first extension release for Maya LT 2015. The update enhances the animation experience for professional indie game makers by allowing artists to create more elaborate characters and environmental objects. The animation export tool gives artists a completely new method of exporting multiple animations per FBX file, making it easier to get animated content into a game engine, while set driven key and utility nodes help artists better control the relationships between objects in a scene.
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2014 Flame Award Nominations Now Open
News: 2014 Flame Award Nominations Now OpenAutodesk is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Flame Award, which celebrates the achievements of the most talented and skilled Flame artists in the world. The company plans to unveil the nominees in July, and the Flame community, along with a Flame Award committee comprising independent visual effects and industry experts, will then vote to determine the winner.
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LightWave 3D Group and Sketchfab Create a Free Plug-in to Interactively Share and Publish 3D Models Online
News: LightWave 3D Group and Sketchfab Create a Free Plug-in to Interactively Share and Publish 3D Models OnlineNew Plug-In for LightWave 3D Software Creates a Seamless Path for Content Creators To Export 3D Models to the Sketchfab Web Platform
The LightWave 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., has teamed up with Sketchfab Inc. to deliver a free plug-in for LightWave 3D software version 11.5 or higher that seamlessly exports 3D models from LightWave to Sketchfab, a popular online web platform that allows users to publish, share, embed, and view interactive 3D models in real time.
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“The Wolf of Wall Street” Oscar®-Winning Sound Editors Return to Manhattan for "Sight, Sound & Story"
Eugene Gearty, Phil Stockton and Sam Miille gather at MEWShop’s 'Sight, Sound & Story" event on June 14th for the MPSE SoundShow NY, sponsored by Audio Network
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, will be hosting the Oscar®-winning sound editors behind blockbusters hits such as “Hugo,” “The Departed,” “Shutter Island” and, most recently, “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Joining MEWShop for the popular event "Sight, Sound & Story" on June 14th, Eugene Gearty, Phil Stockton and Sam Miille will present the MPSE SoundShow NY panel “‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ Soundscape From Production Audio to Final Mix,’ moderated by sound editor and designer Pam DeMetrius-Thomas and sponsored by Audio Network.
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Xsens Motion Capture Helps BYU Students Create Award-Winning Short Film “Owned”
Now a Gold-Medal Winner at the 2014 College Television Awards and 2014 Student Academy Awards
This week, Brigham Young University (BYU) students celebrate their second first-place win for “Owned,” a short film about a video game master who meets his match playing against a baby online. Behind these vivid video game characters was easy-to-use motion capture provided by Xsens; so easy that the students recorded all of their motions in less than 4 hours.
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OTOY Releases OctaneRender™ 2 with a Dozen New Features By Community Request
News: OTOY Releases OctaneRender™ 2 with a Dozen New Features By Community RequestAvailable Now with Free Plugin Upgrades for a Limited Time, New Version Empowers Artists to Produce Their Best Work in Less Time on Workstations and Over The Cloud
Cloud graphics pioneer, OTOY Inc., today announced the availability of OctaneRender™ 2, the latest version of the company’s sophisticated real-time rendering software boasting more than a dozen new features designed to empower artists, designers, and engineers to create the most realistic renders possible in less time than ever before.
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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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Platform Post Builds Momentum with Baselight
News: Platform Post Builds Momentum with BaselightSoho’s Boutique Post-Production House Adds New Grading Suite With Baselight ONE, Blackboard and Baselight Editions from FilmLight
As part of an ongoing expansion strategy, Platform Post - a leading broadcast post-production house in the heart of Soho - has opened its first dedicated grading suite incorporating a Baselight ONE grading system, Blackboard control panel and Baselight for Avid from FilmLight.
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Thinkbox Software Releases Stoke MX 2.0 for Autodesk® 3ds Max®
News: Thinkbox Software Releases Stoke MX 2.0 for Autodesk® 3ds Max®Expanded Capabilities Include 3D Data Remixing; Procedural Geometry Modification
Thinkbox Software today launched Stoke MX 2.0, a completely reimagined version of its plug-in for Autodesk® 3ds Max®. Stoke MX 2.0 introduces new methods of working with 3D data - including particles, fields, meshes and level sets - to produce and synthesize complex simulations quickly and with a high level of control. The addition of Genome, a procedural geometry modifier previously available as a separate product offering, to Stoke MX 2.0 provides 3ds Max users with a unique, powerful and streamlined tool. Flexible I/O ensures Stoke MX 2.0 users can easily handle data from both third party applications and legacy particle systems, while a dedicated atmospheric effect enables users to render fields in various 3ds Max renderers including Default Scanline and V-Ray.
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Michael Kahn, A.C.E., Headlines Manhattan Edit Workshop’s Distinguished Sight, Sound & Story Event This June; HP and Intel® Join as Panel Sponsors
Academy Award®-Winning Editor Michael Kahn, A.C.E., joins Bobbie O’Steen to Discuss His Illustrious Filmmaking Career In The Premier Panel, Sponsored by HP and Intel®
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, has announced exciting new updates to its annual "Sight, Sound & Story" event, which returns to Manhattan on June 14, 2014. Headlining the one-day event is Academy Award®-winning editor Michael Kahn, A.C.E., who will join author and film historian Bobbie O’Steen for the premier panel, “Inside the Cutting Room with Bobbie O’Steen.” Sponsored by HP and Intel®, this in-depth session will explore Michael’s legendary and eclectic career – from his early work in television through his 34-year collaboration with director Steven Spielberg.
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Cloud Imperium Leverages Shotgun for Production Tracking and Collaboration on MMO Game Production Star Citizen
News: Cloud Imperium Leverages Shotgun for Production Tracking and Collaboration on MMO Game Production Star CitizenShotgun Software announced that independent game studio Cloud Imperium is using Shotgun to manage review and production tracking on "Star Citizen" – a massively multiplayer online game (MMO) currently in development. Established by Chris Roberts, creator of the Wing Commander series, Cloud Imperium raised more than $44M through crowd funding (including Kickstarter) to develop "Star Citizen." The Shotgun web-based production management, asset tracking and review platform enables Cloud Imperium to organize and review hundreds of new game assets daily, while managing communication between a global network of artists.
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Technicolor-PostWorks New York Adds Colorist Anthony Raffaele
News: Technicolor-PostWorks New York Adds Colorist Anthony RaffaeleRising Post Talent Brings Strong Credits in Independent Film and Television.
Finishing colorist Anthony Raffaele has joined Technicolor-PostWorks’ growing roster of film and television talent.
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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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Baselight Boosts The Vanity finishing
News: Baselight Boosts The Vanity finishingLeading Toronto VFX House Adds FilmLight Colour Suite to Complete its Creative Capabilities
The Vanity, one of the top post houses in Toronto and a specialist in VFX, has added a Baselight TWO colour grading system and Blackboard 2 control surface from FilmLight. The FilmLight grading tools allow The Vanity to offer an end-to-end boutique finishing service for its clients, along with its Autodesk graphics, effects and editing systems.
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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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Boris FX Announces Boris RED 5.5 for the Avid Product Family
New Green Dot RT Effects and Performance Improvements, Enhanced Text Support on Mac and Windows Platforms, Compatibility with the Latest Avid Systems
Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated VFX and workflow solutions for video and film, announces Boris RED 5.5. Boris RED is a plug-in application for high-end text, transitions, and advanced composites inside Avid Media Composer, Avid Symphony, and Avid NewsCutter editing software. Boris RED 5.5 is a successor to Avid FX, previously bundled with all Avid editing solutions.
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Heavy Weather: Technicolor – PostWorks New York Completes Post for “Noah”
News: Heavy Weather: Technicolor – PostWorks New York Completes Post for “Noah”In its Third Collaboration with Darren Aronofsky, The New York Post Facility Manages a Film Based Workflow and Intensive Grading Sessions for Biblical Epic.
Technicolor-PostWorks New York marked its third collaboration with Darren Aronofsky in providing post production services for "Noah," the director’s epic inspired by the story of Noah in the Old Testament. The facility provided everything from 35mm film processing to editorial conforming and final color grading. Technicolor-PostWorks played a similar role on Aronofsky’s films "The Wrestler" and "Black Swan," but "Noah’s" complex visuals made it the largest feature film post production project ever undertaken in New York.
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TOLIS Group Announces BRU Producer’s Edition 3.1 Release
TOLIS Group has released BRU Producer’s Edition (BRU PE) version 3.1 to much fanfare in the media and entertainment community.
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Archion’s EditStor Supports Demanding Independent & Network TV, Film and Commercial Work at Full Circle Post NYC
EditStor Delivers Simplicity & Affordability for Both Avid & Adobe Workflows
Located in historic Chelsea, Full Circle Post NYC has been a mainstay in New York’s post-production industry for nearly 20 years, serving a diverse range of clients with state-of-the-art technology that includes an Archion EditStor shared media storage system with transparent Avid® project sharing.
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Marquis Promotes BIT Show Deal with Object Matrix
Marquis Broadcast, specialist in content workflows and media integration software is promoting its relationship with Object Matrix by offering a special BIT Broadcast show deal for its Project Parking and MatrixStore solution sold through reseller Datos. MatrixStore and Project Parking bundles purchased during, and within 30 days of, the International Audio-Visual Technology Trade Show in Madrid held on 20-22 May, will qualify for a 10% discount on the complete solution.
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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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LightWave 3D SIGGRAPH 2014 Live Stream Call for Content
The LightWave 3D Group is gearing up for its SIGGRAPH 2014 Live Stream and is looking to feature video, tutorials, demo reels, project and interview of 3D artists and studios using LightWave 3D software. Deadline for submissions is June 19, 2014.
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Allegorithmic Integrates Silicon Studio’s YEBIS 2 Tech Into All Substance Products
News: Allegorithmic Integrates Silicon Studio’s YEBIS 2 Tech Into All Substance ProductsState of the Art Rendering and Post Processing Technologies Now Let Game Artists See Final Render While They Work; Substance’s Physically Based Viewport Now Among Best in Industry
What happens when the world’s best post-processing middleware meets the world’s most popular texturing technology for games? Game artists are about to find out, as today Allegorithmic will begin integrating Silicon Studio’s YEBIS 2 into Substance Designer 4.3 and Substance Painter beta.
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Fairchild Establishes Strategic Footprint in Fast Growing 3D Motion Tracking Market with Acquisition of Xsens
Today, at the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) Executive Forum in Munich, Fairchild (NASDAQ:FCS) formally announced the acquisition of Xsens, a leading global supplier of 3D motion tracking products for the industrial, health, fitness and entertainment markets.
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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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Desktop Subscription for Smoke 2015 is Now Available
News: Desktop Subscription for Smoke 2015 is Now AvailableHot off NAB, Autodesk Smoke 2015 editing and effects software is now available. Smoke 2015 adds new effects tools, 3D tracking, support for OS X 10.9 (aka Mavericks), support for the new Mac Pro and better-than-ever interoperability with Final Cut Pro X.
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The World’s First 8K Shared Storage System to Launch at Broadcast Asia
Space SSD Ultimate Offers Post Production Teams the First Shared Storage System for Online Editing, Compositing and Grading of 8K Files
GB Labs introduces Space SSD Ultimate, the first networked storage system for 8K grading, editing, compositing and motion graphics. Part of GB Labs’ Space family, Space SSD Ultimate offers broadcasters and post production companies a new super-charged storage system with more than double the performance offered by previous SSD RAID systems.
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Faceware Technologies Partners with Binari Sonori to Offer New Video-Based Localization Service
New Service Provides Simultaneous Video and Voiceover Capture to Significantly Increase the Quality of Localization in Video Games
Faceware Technologies, the leading innovator and most experienced provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions, today announced that it has partnered with pioneering localization service provider, Binari Sonori, to launch a new video-based localization service. The service uses Faceware's professional headcam systems to capture video of a voice actor's performance at the same time that the audio is being captured, providing both actors and animators with time-saving video reference for localization. The service launches today.
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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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