Category Archives: VFX/Animation

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Boris FX Buys Imagineer Systems

Boris FX Acquires Imagineer Systems

Boris FX is buying Imagineer Systems, maker of the Academy Award-winning planar-tracking software Mocha. Imagineer is expected to continue operating as a wholly owned subsidiary of Boris FX, with John-Paul Smith, CEO of Imagineer since 2009, continuing to lead the Mocha team from … more »

Psyop Launches Film and Television Division

New York-based creative studio Psyop is making a push beyond its core commercials market with a new film and television division. The division will be headed by recently hired Managing Director Kymber Lim, who will work from Psyop's L.A. office … more »

Jamm founders Andy Boyd, Jake Montgomery, and Asher Edwards

Industry Veterans Found Jamm VFX Boutique in L.A.

VFX Supervisors Andy Boyd and Jake Montgomery and Executive Producer Asher Edwards have started up Jamm, a new VFX boutique in Los Angeles. Described by the founders, all formerly at MPC L.A., as an "artist-driven, independent creative studio focused on … more »

Shotgun Software

Shotgun v5.4 Adds New Review Features

Shotgun Software released Shotgun v5.4. this week. The company said it's the third major update of the production management software since it was purchased by Autodesk six months ago. "The goal of the acquisition [by Autodesk] was to accelerate the development of … more »

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Academy Reveals 10-Film Oscar Shortlist for VFX

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has narrowed the competition for this year's VFX Oscar to include just 10 films. The selected films will proceed to the Academy's VFX bake-off, slated for Saturday, January 10, less than a … more »

Colorway 1.1 update

The Foundry Updates Colorway

The Foundry has updated its design tool Colorway, one of several new products introduced by the company following its merger with Luxology. Launched this summer, Colorway gives Modo users a simple, render-free way to manage limitless real-time iterations of a 3D design or scene's lighting, … more »

Ftrack V3 Released with New Subscription Pricing Model

The latest version of Ftrack, a cloud-based creative project management platform used in TV and film since 2009, has a refreshed user interface, updated client review features and revamped tools that will appeal to multi-located teams working on the same project across the … more »

HP Z840 Workstation

Review: HP Z840 Workstation

It has been just two years since HP introduced its flagship Z820 workstation. And, almost like clockwork, we’re ready for a replacement model that updates many of the internal components. The two-year cycle is no accident. Like the newly introduced … more »

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Blackmagic Design Releases Free Version of Fusion 7

Just two months after purchasing Fusion 7 maker Eyeon Software, Blackmagic Design has made the VFX and compositing package for Windows available as a free download. The free Fusion 7 is not feature-limited, Blackmagic said. The software includes an array … more »

Xsens MVN Link Mocap Suits

Xsens Revamps, Slashes Price on Its Inertial Mocap Systems

Xsens said today that it has begun shipping redesigned versions of its MVN inertial motion-tracking system. The new systems are more technically advanced, with new capabilities that the company hopes will better position them to handle full-scale production work in … more »