Category Archives: VFX/Animation

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Autodesk Flame Award-Winner James Sénade on the Power of His “Magic Tool”

Autodesk celebrated the return of its second annual Flame Award tonight in Amsterdam by honoring this year's winner, James Sénade, at a ceremony coinciding with IBC 2014. Nominated by the Flame community, Sénade was chosen by an award committee that included … more »

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Blackmagic Design Buys Fusion VFX Software Maker Eyeon

If you're at IBC, you may have noticed something funny — Eyeon Software's Fusion 7 VFX compositing software is at the Blackmagic booth. That's because Blackmagic Design has bought Eyeon. Blackmagic said development and support of Eyeon Fusion will continue, with … more »

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Assimilate Shows SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab v8.1 at IBC

Assimilate has introduced a version 8.1 update to its file-based color-grading suite Scratch and Scratch Lab. The company says the new version, on display at IBC 2014, will let Scratch users gain greater control over vector and curve accuracy and work faster within the … more »

Adobe Updates CC Apps to Support AJA Raw, GoPro CineForm

Adobe announced new updates to its Creative Cloud suite of content-creation tools, including native support for GoPro's CineForm intermediate codec and the AJA Raw format used by AJA's Cion camera to record at up to 120 fps in 4K. High-resolution … more »

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Growing Groot: MPC VFX Supe Nicolas Aithadi on CG Characters

With SIGGRAPH located in Vancouver, I took advantage of the opportunity to catch up face to face with Nicolas Aithadi, visual effects supervisor at MPC for Guardians of the Galaxy. Aithadi, who has 20 films to his credit, received Oscar … more »

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Google Acquires Zync VFX Cloud-Rendering Service

Cloud rendering provider Zync, an off-shoot of Boston VFX studio Zero VFX, has been acquired by Google, where it will run on the Google Cloud Platform—the same infrastructure that supports Google's web search index, YouTube, and Gmail.. The move into … more »

Analysts, VFX Leaders See Virtualization As Driving Force in CG Industry

Remote graphics and virtualization technology is set to be the next driving force in the VFX industry, according to projections presented by research firm Jon Peddie Research (JPR) at a press briefing at SIGGRAPH in Vancouver last week. JPR President … more »

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ADAPT Organizers Update SIGGRAPH on Anti-Tax Subsidy Campaign

Former VFX artist Daniel Lay, better known in his guise as blogger VFX Soldier, and Scott Ross, former general manager of ILM and co-founder of Digital Domain, met with SIGGRAPH attendees in Vancouver last week as representatives of ADAPT, the … more »

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Shot by Shot: Detailed VFX Work for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

This Friday, North American movie audiences can buy a return ticket to Sin City, courtesy co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, who have mounted a sequel to the groundbreaking 2005 release that pushed the visual envelope in its effort to … more »

Method Studios Is Looking to Build a Better Previs Workflow

Method Studios President Marc Weigert said his company is working with Autodesk on a new initiative that could dramatically reduce the cost of previsualization for an entire feature film. Weigert, a production and VFX veteran who was named president of … more »