Category Archives: VFX/Animation

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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 »

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Lightmap Ships HDR Light Studio 5

Lightmap released HDR Light Studio 5, an overhaul of its 3D lighting software with a new full-screen user interface and support for Alembic and FBX files, OpenImageIO, and OpenColorIO. Lightmap said the software has been redesigned and re-engineered to deal with … more »

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Nimble Collective’s Rex Grignon on Bringing Animators Together

With an eye toward revolutionizing the global animation content market, Nimble Collective has stepped out of the shadows and onto center stage. Supported by $1 million in seed funding, the Collective aims to become the world’s largest online animated community, … more »

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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 »