Category Archives: VFX/Animation

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Optimus Creates a Stunning All-CG Opener for Creative Convention

What do you do when an assignment comes along that’s like no other you’ve received? You find the tools necessary, buckle up and get to work. That was the task at hand recently for Donnie Bauer of Chicago-based Optimus Design when … more »

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ILM VFX Supervisor Roger Guyett on Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Roger Guyett should have been stressed and exhausted, but he showed no signs of it when we met at Industrial Light & Magic in San Francisco shortly before Star Wars: The Force Awakens was released. As we walked down the hall … more »

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Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga Melds Sketch Tablet with Powerful Laptop

Lenovo has announced the two-in-one ThinkPad P40 Yoga mobile workstation that combines a pen tablet device with a robust, ISV-certified laptop featuring an Intel Core i7 CPU and NVIDIA Quadro M500M GPU. The digital sketchpad/computer, part of a new ThinkPad … more »

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Deluxe’s Stereo D Is 3D-Converting Three Star Wars Movies

Stereo D, a subsidiary of Deluxe Entertainment Group, said today that it has a commission from Lucasfilm and The Walt Disney Studios to convert three Star Wars film releases to stereo. The films covered by the agreement are: Star Wars: The Force … more »

Adobe Posts Record Subscriber Growth in Creative Cloud

Adobe said Creative Cloud subscriptions grew by 833,000 in its fourth fiscal quarter, which ended November 27, reaching 6.17 million. That subscription growth in the fourth quarter set a record for Creative Cloud, eclipsing the 684,000 subscribers added in the … more »

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »