Category Archives: VFX/Animation

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Click-thru Tutorial: Gridiron Nucleo Pro 2

In this tutorial, Sean Cusson of Q media ( demostrates the workflow of using Gridiron Nucleo Pro's background renderer. more »

Animation Imitating Poetry for The Spider

Director Juan Delcan is a live-action commercial director with a growing animation hobby. He's down animated projects for U2, the Sundance Film Festival, and poet laureate Billy Collins, but considers himself a fairly poor animator. more »

Side Effects Announces Launch of Houdini 9

Side Effects Software today announced the release of Houdini 9. The new version is available for download at and includes a new artist-friendly user interface, python support, fluid dynamics, rendering enhancements and new character tools. more »

Riot Grows Feature VFX Team

Riot has made several senior level additions to its Feature Visual Effects team as it moves forward on a series of new film projects. Visual Effects Supervisor David Jones, best known for his work on BLACK HAWK DOWN, BAD BOYS II and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, now heads the studio's creative team and oversees work on all of its feature-related projects. more »

Vertus Fluid Mask 3 and DxO Labs DxO Optics Pro or DxO FilmPack Products Bundled

Vertus, the graphics and imaging software division of Heligon, a technology business specializing in image data interpretation, in partnership with DxO Labs, producers of solutions which guarantee excellence in digital imaging, today announced the immediate availability of three new bundled software packages. more »

Click-thru Tutorial: Toon Boom StoryBoard Pro

Watch this tutorial to see how to use Toon Boom's StoryBoard Pro for advanced storyboarding. more »

Toon Boom Studio 4 Is Released

Emmy Award-winning Toon Boom Animation Inc. today announced the release of Toon Boom Studio 4. With each release, Toon Boom Studio is injected with new advanced features that help users make the most of their talents and their time. Studio 4 increases your ability to create a wider range of animation styles easily, all within a more user friendly interface. more »

REVIEW: Matrox DualHead2Go

Matrox has been doing a lot of "out-of-the-box" thinking in the past few years. The company has three families of external graphics devices- the high-end Exito line, essentially an external remote more »

Click-thru tutorial: Frantic Films Awake

This tutorial shows a variety of tools within FRantic Films' Awake plug-in package for eyeon Fusion, including the lens distortion, digital film noise and workflow enhancements for stereoscopic imaging. more »

Click-thru tutorial: Frantic Films Flood Surf

This tutorial shows how to use Frantic Films' Flood:Surf to create realistic ocean surfaces. more »