Category Archives: VFX/Animation

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ZBRush 4R7 Includes New KeyShot for ZBrush Rendering Workflow

KeyShot creator Luxion and ZBrush maker Pixologic announced a new workflow allowing ZBrush users to render models using KeyShot. The new KeyShot for ZBrush is a standalone renderer that integrates with ZBrush through a new ZBrush to KeyShot bridge plug-in that can be … more »

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Invisible Chainsaw Debuts Variable Diffusion for After Effects

Invisible Chainsaw introduced Variable Diffusion, a new plug-in for Adobe After Effects CS5 or newer on Mac OS X. The company said it has developed a new algorithm to emulate the look of in-camera light scattering, allowing the look of various … more »

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Game of Thrones Top VES Award Nominations

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is the film to beat in the 13th Annual VES Awards. Slipping the announcement in just before the Oscar nominations are made public this Thursday, the Visual Effects Society nominated the science-fiction franchise … more »

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »