Category Archives: VFX/Animation

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HP Retains Its Lead in Workstations — But Just Barely, Research Finds

HP is still the leader in workstation sales, but a reinvigorated Dell is coming on strong, according to new figures from Jon Peddie Research (JPR) that show Dell pulling within three percentage points of the leader in market share by units. That's … more »

Shade VFX Names Lisa Maher Executive Producer

Shade VFX, a film and television visual effects facility with offices in LA and New York, has just named Lisa Maher executive producer. Maher was formerly business development executive at Shade. She will oversee work in the studio's offices in Santa … more »

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NewTek Updates LightWave 2015

The latest update to NewTek's LightWave 3D modeling, animation and rendering program, adds pipeline updates including improvements to ZBrush GoZ and After Effects support. NewTek listed other enhancements in this release, including improved support for FBX rigging from Maya, improved support for UV … more »

At Ford, VR Drives New Ideas in Automotive Design

You wouldn't expect the Ford Motor Company to be a marquee exhibitor at SIGGRAPH. But as advances in computing power make it easier to see photoreal renders early in the computer-aided manufacturing processes, Ford is changing the way collaborative automotive design happens. … more »

O.D. Welch Named President of Digital Domain

O.D. Welch, formerly of Cameron | Pace, Prime Focus, and ComputerCafe, is the newly appointed president of Digital Domain (DD).  A specialist in visual effects and production management, Welch will manage day-to-day operations at DD's facilities in Playa Vista, CA and … more »

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The Foundry Sets Mari 3 for Q3

The Foundry said the new version of its Mari 3D painting software, including an interface for working directly with the node graph and new integration with the rendering system inside Modo, will be released in the third quarter. The traditional layer-based interface will … more »

Chaos Group Releases V-Ray for Nuke

After a year-long public beta, V-Ray for Nuke is finally ready for the masses. Chaos Group released the latest plug-in built on V-Ray's adaptive rendering core for The Foundry's widely used 3D compositing system. Getting V-Ray ready for Nuke integration … more »

Ftrack 3.2 to Arrive Next Week

Ftrack said a new version of its project-management software will be released next week. Ftrack 3.2 will include Workflows, a new feature that allows users to customize layouts to better fit workflows for different markets, such as motion graphics, video games, … more »

Thinkbox Deadline Users Will Soon Be Able to Pay for Licenses by the Hour

At SIGGRAPH, Thinkbox said that users of Deadline v8.0, which is now essentially in alpha tests, will be able to license the render management software on a timed-usage basis. Specifically, users will be able to pay for licenses by the hour. … more »

Faceware Announces Unreal Engine Facial Motion Capture Integration

Faceware Technologies said its new Faceware Live plug-in would allow developers to instantly apply facial motion-capture data to characters in the Unreal Engine from Epic Games. ​ A performer's facial movements can be captured using a webcam, a dedicated facial-capture camera … more »