Category Archives: VFX/Animation

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Chaos Group Releases V-Ray 3.0 for Maya

Following on the heels of the recently debuted version of its popular render engine V-Ray for The Foundry's Katana, Chaos Group has released V-Ray 3.0 for Maya. The company says this version of the physically-based lighting, shading and rendering toolset features much faster … more »

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StudioDaily Dossier: Gone Girl Production and Post

For fans of state-of-the-art filmmaking craft, Gone Girl is the movie of the moment. Directed by David Fincher with his usual precision and economy, the film turns a best-selling page-turner into a riveting 149-minute exercise in style and tension. Here's a … more »

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Review: Mocha Pro 4.0 and Mocha Plus 4.0

Motion-tracking is an increasingly important part of the editorial toolkit. If your workload is anything like mine, I'm sure you've had to replace something in a shot, like a sign, logo or billboard. Or perhaps you needed to do screen-replacement on … more »

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“Floating” an Animated Character with Cinema 4D and SynthEyes

Filmmaker Greg Jardin created a short film, "Floating," using Cinema 4D and SynthEyes to insert a CG balloon character into real-world situations. (Studio featured Jardin's Joey Ramone music video last year.) C4D maker Maxon and writer Meleah Maynard offered StudioDaily a behind-the-scenes look … more »

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Autodesk Flame Award-Winner James Sénade on the Power of His “Magic Tool”

Autodesk celebrated the return of its second annual Flame Award tonight in Amsterdam by honoring this year's winner, James Sénade, at a ceremony coinciding with IBC 2014. Nominated by the Flame community, Sénade was chosen by an award committee that included … more »

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Blackmagic Design Buys Fusion VFX Software Maker Eyeon

If you're at IBC, you may have noticed something funny — Eyeon Software's Fusion 7 VFX compositing software is at the Blackmagic booth. That's because Blackmagic Design has bought Eyeon. Blackmagic said development and support of Eyeon Fusion will continue, with … more »

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Assimilate Shows SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab v8.1 at IBC

Assimilate has introduced a version 8.1 update to its file-based color-grading suite Scratch and Scratch Lab. The company says the new version, on display at IBC 2014, will let Scratch users gain greater control over vector and curve accuracy and work faster within the … more »

Adobe Updates CC Apps to Support AJA Raw, GoPro CineForm

Adobe announced new updates to its Creative Cloud suite of content-creation tools, including native support for GoPro's CineForm intermediate codec and the AJA Raw format used by AJA's Cion camera to record at up to 120 fps in 4K. High-resolution … more »

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Growing Groot: MPC VFX Supe Nicolas Aithadi on CG Characters

With SIGGRAPH located in Vancouver, I took advantage of the opportunity to catch up face to face with Nicolas Aithadi, visual effects supervisor at MPC for Guardians of the Galaxy. Aithadi, who has 20 films to his credit, received Oscar … more »

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Google Acquires Zync VFX Cloud-Rendering Service

Cloud rendering provider Zync, an off-shoot of Boston VFX studio Zero VFX, has been acquired by Google, where it will run on the Google Cloud Platform—the same infrastructure that supports Google's web search index, YouTube, and Gmail.. The move into … more »