Category Archives: VFX/Animation

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Pixar Vets Enter Uncharted Territory with Motorola’s “Windy Day”

Owners of Motorola's Moto X Android-powered smartphones had a surprise last week, when a little red hat appeared on their home screen. That hat functioned as the start button for something completely new — an animated story where the virtual … more »

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Maxon Updates Cineware 3D Pipeline for Latest After Effects CC Upgrade

Following Adobe's first planned upgrade to After Effects CC earlier this fall, Maxon has announced updates to its Cineware live 3D pipeline that connects the Adobe software with Cinema 4D, now in version R15. Cineware lets users open any 3D … more »

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Southpaw Technology’s Tactic Platform Gets an Upgrade

Tactic, the open-source digital workflow platform from Southpaw Technology, just received a serious upgrade, with a new drag-and-drop ingestion widget, integration with the MongoDB open-source document database and Perforce software configuration management, and an internal messaging tool. Additionally, the code … more »

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Adobe Creative Cloud Changes Teased at IBC Go Live

Adobe updated its Creative Cloud video products again last week, adding new features that were previewed at IBC in September. The DirectLink pipeline between Premiere Pro and SpeedGrade has been improved, allowing multi-track timelines to be shared between the programs, making … more »

Five Questions for Elastic Founder and Director Andy Hall

Coming soon to a bar and liquor store near you is Proximo Spirits' latest expansion to its Jose Cuervo line of tequilas, a cinnamon-infused silver tequila called Cinge. The company tapped McCann Erickson New York to create a social media-driven … more »

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Troika’s Breakaway Rebrand for a Staple of Canadian Sports TV

Canadians love watching and playing hockey, but they may love talking about it even more. TSN, Canada's leading English language sports television channel and home to the popular That's Hockey sports highlight show, recently tapped L.A.-based Troika to help them rebrand the … more »

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RealFlow 2013 Gets a New Patch

Next Limit Technologies said the second patch had been released for its RealFlow 2013 fluid and dynamics simulator. Here's what's new in the latest version: OpenVDB support for Hybrido2, Alembic support for Cameras, Alembic Stitcher tool via GUI Maxwell Render … more »

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Gravity VFX: Motion, Space and Weightlessness

With all systems go, Warner Bros’ space odyssey Gravity rocketed to an opening weekend record for the month of October, pulling in $55.6 million domestically and $27.4 million globally. The tense thriller opens with a 13-minute sequence that reveals astronauts … more »

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The Foundry Ships Mari for the Mac

The Foundry's Mari 3D painting software is now available for the Mac. As the company made Mari 2.5 available to Mac users, it also announced a cross-platform 25% off sale on all versions of Mari, reducing the price to $1,495 … more »

Technicolor Opens 25,000-Square-Foot VFX Facility for MPC in Montreal

Technicolor is opening a new branch of its VFX operation MPC in Montreal, Quebec, promising to employ more than 200 VFX artists at a new facility in the Old Montreal area. The company also said it would consolidate its Montreal … more »