Category Archives: VFX/Animation

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Autodesk Buys Tweak Software

Autodesk purchased the assets of Tweak, maker of the widely used RV software for VFX playback and review. RV will remain available, the companies said, while Tweak's entire staff, including partners Jim Houriahn, Seth Rosenthal, and Alan Trombla, will become part of … more »

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Weta Digital VFX Supe Dan Lemmon on Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

And the Oscar nominees are … 20 visual effects, special effects and animation supervisors who represent the thousands of artists who worked on five live-action feature films: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Guardians of … more »

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Gary Rydstrom on the Strange Magic of a Career in Sound and Vision

Although it isn’t in his nature to boast, Gary Rydstrom is the only person in the world who can brag of having received seven Oscars and 17 Oscar nominations for best sound mixing and editing and an Oscar nomination for directing a … more »

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Big Hero 6 Leads Visual Effects Society Awards

The Visual Effects Society gave its top awards to Big Hero 6, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Game of Thrones, and SSE's "Maya" commercial at a Beverly Hilton ceremony last night hosted by comedian Patton Oswalt. Walt Disney Animation's Big Hero 6 … more »

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ZBRush 4R7 Includes New KeyShot for ZBrush Rendering Workflow

KeyShot creator Luxion and ZBrush maker Pixologic announced a new workflow allowing ZBrush users to render models using KeyShot. The new KeyShot for ZBrush is a standalone renderer that integrates with ZBrush through a new ZBrush to KeyShot bridge plug-in that can be … more »

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Invisible Chainsaw Debuts Variable Diffusion for After Effects

Invisible Chainsaw introduced Variable Diffusion, a new plug-in for Adobe After Effects CS5 or newer on Mac OS X. The company said it has developed a new algorithm to emulate the look of in-camera light scattering, allowing the look of various … more »

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Game of Thrones Top VES Award Nominations

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is the film to beat in the 13th Annual VES Awards. Slipping the announcement in just before the Oscar nominations are made public this Thursday, the Visual Effects Society nominated the science-fiction franchise … more »

Boris FX Buys Imagineer Systems

Boris FX Acquires Imagineer Systems

Boris FX is buying Imagineer Systems, maker of the Academy Award-winning planar-tracking software Mocha. Imagineer is expected to continue operating as a wholly owned subsidiary of Boris FX, with John-Paul Smith, CEO of Imagineer since 2009, continuing to lead the Mocha team from … more »

Psyop Launches Film and Television Division

New York-based creative studio Psyop is making a push beyond its core commercials market with a new film and television division. The division will be headed by recently hired Managing Director Kymber Lim, who will work from Psyop's L.A. office … more »

Jamm founders Andy Boyd, Jake Montgomery, and Asher Edwards

Industry Veterans Found Jamm VFX Boutique in L.A.

VFX Supervisors Andy Boyd and Jake Montgomery and Executive Producer Asher Edwards have started up Jamm, a new VFX boutique in Los Angeles. Described by the founders, all formerly at MPC L.A., as an "artist-driven, independent creative studio focused on … more »