Category Archives: VFX/Animation

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Ftrack 3.2 to Arrive Next Week

Ftrack said a new version of its project-management software will be released next week. Ftrack 3.2 will include Workflows, a new feature that allows users to customize layouts to better fit workflows for different markets, such as motion graphics, video games, … more »

Thinkbox Deadline Users Will Soon Be Able to Pay for Licenses by the Hour

At SIGGRAPH, Thinkbox said that users of Deadline v8.0, which is now essentially in alpha tests, will be able to license the render management software on a timed-usage basis. Specifically, users will be able to pay for licenses by the hour. … more »

Faceware Announces Unreal Engine Facial Motion Capture Integration

Faceware Technologies said its new Faceware Live plug-in would allow developers to instantly apply facial motion-capture data to characters in the Unreal Engine from Epic Games. ​ A performer's facial movements can be captured using a webcam, a dedicated facial-capture camera … more »


Shotgun 6.3 Set for October Release

Shotgun Software co-founder Don Parker introduced a slate of new features in Shotgun at SIGGRAPH, including improvements to the software's review and approval features as well as updated integration. The new integration features will be showing up later in August, … more »


Autodesk Announces New Updates of Maya, 3ds Max

The newest update to 3ds Max will be available today, and an updated Maya is coming September 9, Autodesk said yesterday at SIGGRAPH. Headlining the new features in 3ds Max 2016 Extension 1 are new Geodesic Voxel and Heat Map … more »


Nvidia Debuts New Quadro Cards, Unveils DesignWorks

Almost as an afterthought, Nvidia announced two new Quadro video cards at SIGGRAPH yesterday. Both new cards are based on Nvidia's Maxwell GPU architecture. The Quadro M5000 [pictured, below] has 2,048 Cuda cores, boasts 8 GB of GDDR5 GPU memory running … more »


Lenovo Debuts ThinkPad P Series 15- and 17-Inch Mobile Workstations

At SIGGRAPH, Lenovo announced the new ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations, including a 17-inch model that can be configured with up to 64 GB of DDR4 ECC RAM, 1 TB of SSD storage, Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, and a 4K UHD … more »


Pixar Licenses Quasi-Monte Carlo Rendering Methods from Nvidia

Pixar is licensing Nvidia's quasi-Monte Carlo QMC) GPU-based rendering technology as part of a multi-year strategic agreement between the two companies.  QMC rendering methods increase the efficiency of rendering processes, especially when used in massively parallel implementations such as those provided … more »

VFX Supervisor Jeff Wozniak to Run Zoic’s NYC Facility

VFX supervisor Jeff Wozniak has been selected to run the New York facility recently opened by Zoic Studios. The new studio will serve features, episodics, commercials and videogames. Wozniak joins Zoic from New York's Industrial Color, where he was head of CG … more »


A Smart Summer Sequel: The Inner Life of the Cell 3.0

Harvard University's Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology developed BioVisions, a collaborative lab of scientists, teaching faculty, students and multimedia experts, to better visualize—and virtualize—the biological processes their students were learning about in the classroom. Their first project, "The Inner … more »