Category Archives: VFX/Animation

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StudioDaily Dossier: Ex Machina Production, Post and VFX

Mini distributor A24 broke new ground this weekend, earning a company-record $5.44 million from the semi-wide release (under 1,300 theaters) of the new science-fiction drama Ex Machina. The directorial debut of Alex Garland, well-known for screenplays including 28 Days Later, Sunshine, … more »

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The Netherlands’ Job, Joris and Marieke on Oscar-Nominated Short ‘A Single Life’

Netherlands animation studio Job, Joris & Marieke earned an Oscar nomination for its 2014 short film, "A Single Life," about a woman who discovers she can travel through time with the help of a very special 45 RPM record. Cinema 4D … more »

Q&A: Sean Mullen, Rampant Design Tools

Founded in 2010, the Rampant Design Tools effects library has come on strong over the last two years. In 2013, the company opened a studio space in Orlando, FL, where founder Sean Mullen creates drag-and-drop effects as QuickTime (Apple ProRes) elements using … more »

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Report: Adobe May Buy The Foundry

It could be Adobe Nuke CC one day soon, if a report that appeared Saturday in the London business press pans out. According to The Telegraph, Adobe is preparing to offer as much as £200 million ($304 million) to purchase The … more »

Autodesk Announces 2016 Versions of Maya, 3ds Max and Flame

At NAB, Autodesk announced 2016 versions of Maya, 3ds Max, and Flame. Notable features in the new version of Flame include look development tools and a more connected desktop workflow. Lightbox, which Autodesk describes as an interactive GPU shader tookit … more »

Toon Boom Releases Harmony 12

Toon Boom is consolidating its portfolio of animation software into just two products — Harmony and Storyboard Pro. In addition, an optional subscription model is being introduced for both products. Harmony is being broken down into three different editions aimed … more »

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Adobe Debuts New Look Creation and Character Animation Tools

Adobe revealed new color workflow options for Premiere Pro CC and debuted Adobe Character Animator, an easy-to-use animation program designed as a companion to After Effects CC, as part of its slate of pre-NAB product announcements today. In announcing the … more »

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Already Been Chewed on Street Art-Inspired Motion Graphics

Design and motion graphics studio Already Been Chewed (ABC) created a motion-graphics music video with graffiti art that put rapper Chanel West Coast in a colorful 3D environment for her song "Bass N the Trunk." Cinema 4D maker Maxon and writer … more »

Orad to Show VR Previs for Virtual Set Designers at NAB

Virtual studio designers may soon be able to do full 3D walkthroughs of their sets as part of a new 3D previs tool that Orad Hi-Tec Systems plans to showcase at NAB 2015. The system employs a PC-connected VR headset, such … more »

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Nvidia Updates Quadro GPU Line, Reveals Iray Plug-in

Nvidia announced new graphics hardware and software at its GPU Technology Conference this week, including the new Quadro M6000 graphics card and a plug-in version of its Iray renderer.  The new leader of the Quadro line-up is the M6000, which … more »