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Analysts, VFX Leaders See Virtualization As Driving Force in CG Industry

Remote graphics and virtualization technology is set to be the next driving force in the VFX industry, according to projections presented by research firm Jon Peddie Research (JPR) at a press briefing at SIGGRAPH in Vancouver last week. JPR President … more »

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ADAPT Organizers Update SIGGRAPH on Anti-Tax Subsidy Campaign

Former VFX artist Daniel Lay, better known in his guise as blogger VFX Soldier, and Scott Ross, former general manager of ILM and co-founder of Digital Domain, met with SIGGRAPH attendees in Vancouver last week as representatives of ADAPT, the … more »

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Shot by Shot: Detailed VFX Work for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

This Friday, North American movie audiences can buy a return ticket to Sin City, courtesy co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, who have mounted a sequel to the groundbreaking 2005 release that pushed the visual envelope in its effort to … more »

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Academy Releases Shortlist of Sci-Tech Oscar Candidates

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released its annual list of achievements that will be considered for the next round of awards from its Scientific and Technical Awards Committee. The Academy publishes the list in August every … more »

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1 Beyond Announces ThunderTape 2 LTO-6 Drive with Second Bay

1 Beyond said its new ThunderTape 2 Thunderbolt-connected LTO-6 tape drive includes a second device bay for a second LTO drive, a high-performance SAS disk, a 1 Beyond GoHDCart disk cartridge, or a 2.5-inch SSD or HDD RAID. The original … more »

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With the End of Upgrades in View, Autodesk’s Model Evolves Slowly

Autodesk is continuing to move its software model away from perpetual licensing and toward desktop subscriptions, officials said as they announced quarterly earnings yesterday. Last month, Autodesk had warned customers that its traditional software upgrade program, which allows users with … more »

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Q&A: Neal Edelstein on Haunting Melissa 2

Haunting Melissa is back. When we met producer-director Neal Edelstein last year, he was launching Haunting Melissa, an iOS-native horror application designed to take advantage of the way people consume media on iPhones and iPads. Distributed through Apple's App Store, … more »

Method Studios Is Looking to Build a Better Previs Workflow

Method Studios President Marc Weigert said his company is working with Autodesk on a new initiative that could dramatically reduce the cost of previsualization for an entire feature film. Weigert, a production and VFX veteran who was named president of … more »

Ftrack Previews Version 3 at SIGGRAPH

Ftrack has brought an early version 3.0 of its VFX and animation project management platform to SIGGRAPH. The company has its eye on collaborative workflow, and is previewing deeper pipeline integration and more interoperability with Thinkbox Deadline, Imagineer Mocha and … more »

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Autodesk Unveils Shotgun Review for iPhone, Shotgun Desktop, Mari Support

Autodesk this morning announced two upgrades to Max and Maya as well as a slate of new features for Shotgun, which the company acquired in June. At a press briefing, Shotgun Software co-founder and CEO Don Parker said he saw … more »