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Google Acquires Zync VFX Cloud-Rendering Service

Cloud rendering provider Zync, an off-shoot of Boston VFX studio Zero VFX, has been acquired by Google, where it will run on the Google Cloud Platform—the same infrastructure that supports Google's web search index, YouTube, and Gmail.. The move into … more »

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Working with 12 Years of Footage for Richard Linklater’s Boyhood

Shot a few days at a time in once-a-year installments from 2002 to 2013, director Richard Linklater's Boyhood, currently in release through IFC films, has an intimate scope that sets it apart. Because Linklater assembled a core group of actors who … more »

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ProMax Upgrades Workstation Line-Up to Max of 24 Cores

ProMax has updated its workstation line-up with a high-end system aimed at VFX and finishing that offers 24 cores of processing power. In its base configuration, the new top-of-the-line ProMax One+ Windows 8.1 Pro workstation is built around two 12-core … more »

Convergent Design Updates Odyssey7/7Q Firmware

Convergent Design has released a new firmware update for its Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q, versatile OLED monitors that double as recording devices. New features enabled in both models via firmware v2.11.110 include new higher framerates for Apple ProRes 422 HQ recording … more »

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 »