Category Archives: VFX/Animation

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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 »

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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 »

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The Foundry Introduces Colorway for Designers

If you've been wondering what would come of The Foundry's acquisition of Luxology, here's your answer: Colorway, a new software tool for designers. Unveiled yesterday, Colorway draws on technology inside Modo and Nuke to create a clever, streamlined pipeline for … more »

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Imagineer Systems Releases Mocha Pro 4

Imagineer Systems released a new version of its Mocha Pro software today, adding features with an eye on roto, motion-tracking, and object-removal in stereoscopic 3D workflows. "With version 4, we are streamlining many of the complex corrective tasks that come … more »

ILM’s Pat Tubach on a Career in VFX

It’s a few days before the Transformers: Age of Extinction premiere in New York, and I’ve arranged to meet co-visual effects supervisor Pat Tubach at Industrial Light & Magic in San Francisco. Stephen Kenneally, a senior publicist, introduces us in … more »

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Co-VFX Supervisor Pat Tubach on Transformers: Age of Extinction

Industrial Light & Magic’s Pat Tubach brought eighteen years experience as a compositor, compositing supervisor, and co-visual effects supervisor to his role as co-visual effects supervisor for Transformers: Age of Extinction. The film follows on his Oscar and BAFTA nominations … more »

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Doing VFX Work in Linux? Here’s Your Reference Platform

The Visual Effects Society (VES) has released its Calendar Year 2014 Reference Platform, which specifies versions of different Linux tools and libraries as a target for VFX software. VES said the platform aims to minimize incompatibilities, make it easier to … more »

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AMD Releases 4K-Ready FirePro W8100 Pro Graphics Card

AMD has launched a 4K-ready professional graphics card, the AMD FirePro W8100, that it says is nearly 38 times the performance of its closest competing card. Based on the second generation of the company's AMD Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture, … more »