Category Archives: VFX/Animation

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GenArts Releases Sapphire 9

GenArts released Sapphire 9, the latest version of its VFX plugin suite, with substantial improvements to the Effect Builder, including multiple transition nodes and animation curves for customizing effects. "Builder is much more of a comprehensive tool in Sapphire 9, … more »


Dell Launches New Mobile and Desktop Workstations and Displays

It's Dell day for video pros, as the computer giant announced a line of Precision mobile workstations and new entry-level desktop systems, and 25- and 27-inch UltraSharp monitors. The new workstations support sixth-generation Intel Core processors, the first mobile Intel Xeon processors, … more »


Nvidia Announces New Quadro Mobile GPUs

Nvidia announced a new line of Nvidia Quadro graphics crads for mobile workstations that boast up to 8 GB of GDDR5 memory. The company said they are up to twice as fast as the previous generation of  mobile processors. The … more »


HP Announces Entry-Level Z240 Workstation Specs

HP today announced the Z240 workstation, its new entry-level PC. Available in traditional tower and small-form-factor (SFF) models, the Z240 supports up to 64 GB of DDR4 memory in four DIMM slots, ships with your choice of Windows 7/10 or … more »


Italy’s VIEW Conference Is a More Intimate Computer Graphics Confab

Ever feel like SIGGRAPH has just a little too much going on? The similarly themed VIEW Conference 2015, which offers immersion in many of the same issues, but on a smaller scale, is set for October 19–23 in Turin, Italy. Attendees … more »


Autodesk Updates Flame 2016 with an Emphasis on Accelerated Workflow Options

Autodesk unveiled the first extension for Flame 2016 at IBC. The big news for the Flame family, which includes Flame, Flare, Lustre, and Flame Assist, is a new conform workflow that allows changes in clips to be synchronized across multiple sequences. Connected … more »


Aardman Acquires Nathan Love Animation Studio

Aardman is expanding geographically with the acquisition of New York animation studio Nathan Love. The rebranded company, to be known as Aardman Nathan Love, will be Aardman's first permanent production facility outside of the U.K. "This venture is not about … more »

New Shotgun Panel Productivity Tool Is Now Available

Shotgun announced the availability of Shotgun Panel, a new feature that works with Shotgun 6.2, adding a miniature Shotgun interface inside supported software applications. Shotgun said the panel works with all of the tools Shotgun supports, including Autodesk Maya and … more »

Adobe Creative Cloud Subscriptions Cross 5 Million Mark

Adobe said yesterday that Creative Cloud subscriptions had grown to 5.3 million subscribers in its third fiscal quarter ending August 28, a 90 percent increase from this time last year.  Adobe added 684,000 new subscribers in the quarter and 2.5 … more »


Technicolor Buys The Mill for $292 Million, Gaining Bigger Footprint in Advertising Market

Technicolor said today that it has acquired London-based VFX and content-creation studio The Mill for €259 million (about $292 million) from majority shareholder Equistone Partners Europe and management shareholders. The transaction closed today, with regulatory approvals already obtained, Technicolor said. The purchase is … more »