Category Archives: VFX/Animation

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SIGGRAPH to Honor ILM’s 40th in 2015 Production Sessions

It will be a very ILM SIGGRAPH, as Industrial Light & Magic's 40th anniversary is commemorated at a special August 10 event during the 42nd annual SIGGRAPH Conference, taking place August 9–13 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. "In addition … more »

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Deluxe Debuts VR Services with “Neuro” Short at E3

Deluxe debuted its work on "Neuro," a five-minute "immersive film" created for virtual reality headsets, at E3 in Los Angeles, as a showcase for new technology and services the company is offering to VR and immersive content developers. The film, which employed … more »

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Sony A7s, Atomos Shogun Capture VFX Elements for Stargate Studios

For ambitious TV programming, Stargate Studios is one of Hollywood's go-to VFX facilities. The company was founded in 1989 by Sam Nicholson (pictured, top), a cinematographer and special visual effects supervisor who got his feature-film start building kinetic lighting effects for … more »

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Adobe Buys 3D Character Animation Specialist Mixamo

Adobe has purchased Mixamo (San Francisco, CA), maker of a 3D character pipeline aimed at game developers, including an automatic online rigging tool designed to quickly turn 3D meshes into standardized, fully rigged skeletons. Mixamo said its software and services … more »

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Time-Travel Back to VHS-Era Action with “Kung Fury”

Oh, sure. Jacques Audiard's Dheepan, a drama about Sri Lankan exiles living in France, may have won the Palme d'Or at Cannes. But does it have dinosaurs? Does it have Viking warrior women? Does it have David Hasselhoff? "Kung Fury" … more »

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Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrowland: VFX Supe Craig Hammack

Disney’s Tomorrowland has received rave reviews for the effects and surprisingly, given its writers and director, lukewarm reviews for its story. Rolling Stone called it "a noble failure about trying to succeed." The Miami Herald said it's "a crazy, disjointed … more »

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Scanline VFX Relocates Data Centers to Internap in Los Angeles

Scanline VFX has opted to sign on with data-center operator Internap, which will manage the powerful render farms that handle Scanline's data-intensive renders and simulations at a colocated facility in Los Angeles. Scanline had previously operated its own data centers in four different … more »

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What’s New in Apple’s 15-Inch MacBook Pro?

Apple has upgraded the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. What's new on the outside and under the hood? One thing that's not new is the processor architecture. Apple has reportedly once again used Intel Haswell CPUs, owing to delayed … more »

The Foundry Has a New Owner: London-Based Equity Firm HgCapital

The Foundry has changed hands, with London private equity firm HgCapital acquiring a majority stake in the company from Washington, D.C.'s Carlyle Group for $312 million. The move puts an end to speculation that the London-based VFX and design software vendor … more »

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Animal Logic Will Open Vancouver Studio to Work on The Lego Movie Sequel

Animal Logic is opening an animation studio in Vancouver, BC to produce three new animated features in its production relationship with Warner Bros. The VFX and animation studio described the new Animal Logic Vancouver as "an exclusive partnership" with Warner … more »