Category Archives: VFX/Animation

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Comcast Buys DreamWorks Animation

Comcast to Buy DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 Billion

Comcast has purchased DreamWorks Animation in a deal valued at approximately $3.8 billion. DreamWorks Animation now becomes part of division NBCUniversal's Universal Filmed Entertainment Group. DreamWorks CEO and co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg will become chairman of DreamWorks New Media — basically online media … more »

V-Ray for Nuke 3.3

Chaos Group Releases V-Ray 3.3 for Nuke

Chaos Group said its new release of V-Ray 3.3 for Nuke brings node-based VR support and GPU-accelerated rendering to The Foundry's compositing platform for the first time. The company emphasized that V-Ray for Nuke gives compositors the ability to make changes — … more »

HP Z1

HP Unveils Slimmed-Down Z1 Workstation

HP updated its all-in-one Z1 workstation, first introduced back in 2012, with a third-generation overhaul that asserts bigger isn't better, dramaticaly reducing the system's size and weight — and price. Screen size has been decreased from the original 27 inches to … more »

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Autodesk Acquires Arnold Maker Solid Angle, Announces Cloud Rendering Through Google

Autodesk said it has acquired Solid Angle, developer of the popular Arnold global-illumination renderer, and is entering a partnership with Google to provide rendering services in Autodesk Maya through Google's cloud platform.  The two announcements were technically separate — the Maya rendering … more »

Avid Nexis storage

Avid Unveils Nexis, the Successor to ISIS and Unity Storage; Announces AVC Ultra-LongG Support

Avid debuted Nexis, a new virtualized storage platform, and 4Designer, a 2D and 3D motion-graphics software package, at NAB this weekend. Avid also announced extensions to its MediaCentral Platform, including support for Panasonic's AVC Ultra-LongG. Avid Nexis Storage Avid Nexis is billed as … more »

GenArts Sapphire

GenArts Appoints New CEO, Releases Updates to Sapphire 8 and 9

GenArts, maker of the Sapphire and Monster GT motion graphics effects suites for mograph artists, editors and compositors, has appointed George Naspo as its new president and CEO. In a statement, the company said Naspo, a former CEO of both startups and more mature businesses, will … more »

Premiere Pro CC

Adobe Ramps Up Color, Proxy, VR Workflow in Premiere Pro

Adobe said the next round of updates to its Creative Cloud software suite will beef up Premiere Pro with a set of VR workflow features, improved media management options, including a new way to work with proxies, and new functionality in the Lumetri Color … more »

Blackmagic Design Fusion 8

Blackmagic Design Fusion Comes to the Mac

Mac users who've wanted to take Blackmagic Design's VFX and motion-graphics software Fusion for a spin finally have their chance. With v8, now shipping, Fusion is available in both Mac and Windows versions. Also for the first time, Fusion 8 … more »

The Witch

How They Did It: Levitating a Creepy Coven in The Witch

Few popular horror movies are more severe than The Witch, a period-accurate supernatural drama that made the transition from film-festival darling to multiplex hit based on a savvy campaign by distributor A24. The film itself is a smoldering, low-key study of life … more »

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Ncam to Demo New Applications for Real-Time Camera Tracking at NAB

Ncam, the maker of technology for tracking a freely moving camera in real time, plans to demo photorealistic compositing techniques at NAB. By tapping Epic Games' Unreal Engine to help create photorealistic previsualizations using camera-tracking data on set, Ncam says its new … more »