Category Archives: VFX/Animation

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Ftrack Previews Version 3 at SIGGRAPH

Ftrack has brought an early version 3.0 of its VFX and animation project management platform to SIGGRAPH. The company has its eye on collaborative workflow, and is previewing deeper pipeline integration and more interoperability with Thinkbox Deadline, Imagineer Mocha and … more »

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Autodesk Unveils Shotgun Review for iPhone, Shotgun Desktop, Mari Support

Autodesk this morning announced two upgrades to Max and Maya as well as a slate of new features for Shotgun, which the company acquired in June. At a press briefing, Shotgun Software co-founder and CEO Don Parker said he saw … more »

Dell Refreshes Precision Desktop and Rack-Mounted Workstations

At SIGGRAPH today, Dell refreshed its workstation line-up, promising more choice in CPUs and memory configurations for greater flexibility than in previous generations. Included in today's announcement is a bit of a name change. Dell is re-classifying all of its … more »

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PipelineFX Releases Qube 6.6 at SIGGRAPH

PipelineFX has released Qube 6.6, a new version of its render-farm management software with a new Smart Share feature for handling simultaneous jobs and Flight Checks designed to detect roadblocks in the pipeline before a job is sent to render. … more »

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Lenovo Debuts Full Line of ThinkStation P Series Workstations

At SIGGRAPH today, Lenovo is fleshing out its plans for the ThinkStation P Series line of desktop workstations, building on the previously announced P300, which replaced Lenovo's E32 workstation and now takes its place at the entry level of the … more »

Chaos Group Releases V-Ray for Katana; Nuke and Modo Versions Enter Public Beta

After a long period of collaborative development with The Foundry, Chaos Group today said V-Ray for Katana is now available for purchase, and V-Ray for Modo and V-Ray for Nuke are in public beta. V-Ray for Nuke and V-Ray for … more »

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Vicon to Reveal New Round of Improvements to Cara at SIGGRAPH

Vicon's Cara facial motion-capture system is getting an upgrade this year, with new features to be shown at SIGGRAPH. Vicon is updating the CaraLive software for increased efficiency, reducing the time required for capture and post-production. Auto-exposure has been tuned … more »

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How VFX Supe Richard Bluff Explored New Approaches for Lucy

Director Luc Besson’s latest film stars Scarlett Johansson as Lucy, an unwilling drug mule who discovers she’s carrying a package of a blue crystalline drug inside her tummy. When it leaks, the story begins in earnest. The drug turns Lucy … more »

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Nice Shoes’ Next Step? A New Creative Studio

After industry veteran Geraint Owen and his partners closed their award-winning production and animation house, Superfäd, in 2013, Owen came to Nice Shoes with an idea: Why not build a symbiotic creative studio within the Flatiron facility, already well known … more »

X-Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men, The Lego Movie, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Boxtrolls Highlight SIGGRAPH Sessions

This has been a banner year for blockbusters, depending on your point of view. If you're a studio exec studying box-office returns you might be unhappy with a double-digit decline in box-office revenues this summer. (Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, … more »