Category Archives: VFX/Animation

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The Foundry Names Alex Mahon Chief Executive

The Foundry named Alex Mahon, former CEO of British production-company conglomerate Shine Group, its new Chief Executive. Mahon replaces Bill Collis in the post, but Collis will remain on board full time as president and a member of the board of … more »


Autodesk Flame Goes Software-Only with Subscription Options

It's the beginning of a new era for Autodesk Flame. Effective today, Autodesk is offering desktop subscription plans for current versions of Flame, Lustre, Flare and Flame Assist software. It marks the first time Flame is available as a software-only product.The … more »

BCC 10 for Avid

Boris Releases BCC 10 for Avid

Boris FX has released Boris Continuum Complete 10 for Avid Media Composer, calling it the largest update in the product's history. Building on shared resources resulting from the acquistion of Imagineer in 2014, BCC 10 includes a number of new … more »


Red Giant Releases Trapcode Tao in Newest Suite Update

Red Giant introduced Trapcode Tao, a new GPU-accelerated procedural 3D geometry creation tool, as part of Trapcode Suite 13. "With Trapcode Tao, we're bringing the ability to generate amazing, procedurally generated 3D ribbons and geometric shapes to After Effects," said … more »


Shotgun Releases Version 6.3

Shotgun Software made good on its SIGGRAPH promise, releasing v6.3 of its software this week. Shotgun 6.3 is a free upgrade for all subscribers. StudioDaily outlined the new feature set, which emphasizes refined tools for collaboration, review and approval, in our SIGGRAPH coverage back … more »


Houdini 15 Ships with Integrated RenderMan Support

Side Effects Software has released Houdini 15, with a slate of new tools including onion-skinning, new shader builders, ragdoll crowd simulation, and Houdini Engine 2.0. We've picked out some highlights below, but the following promo video will give you a … more »


Apple Updates 4K and 5K iMacs

Without much fuss, Apple quietly updated the iMac desktop line today, upgrading every 27-inch model to a 5K (5120×2880) display and offering 4K (4096×2304) as an option for its 21.5-inch model. The 27-inch iMac is a reasonably powerful desktop machine, … more »


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 »