Category Archives: VFX/Animation

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Shotgun Software

Shotgun v5.4 Adds New Review Features

Shotgun Software released Shotgun v5.4. this week. The company said it's the third major update of the production management software since it was purchased by Autodesk six months ago. "The goal of the acquisition [by Autodesk] was to accelerate the development of … more »

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Academy Reveals 10-Film Oscar Shortlist for VFX

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has narrowed the competition for this year's VFX Oscar to include just 10 films. The selected films will proceed to the Academy's VFX bake-off, slated for Saturday, January 10, less than a … more »

Colorway 1.1 update

The Foundry Updates Colorway

The Foundry has updated its design tool Colorway, one of several new products introduced by the company following its merger with Luxology. Launched this summer, Colorway gives Modo users a simple, render-free way to manage limitless real-time iterations of a 3D design or scene's lighting, … more »

Ftrack V3 Released with New Subscription Pricing Model

The latest version of Ftrack, a cloud-based creative project management platform used in TV and film since 2009, has a refreshed user interface, updated client review features and revamped tools that will appeal to multi-located teams working on the same project across the … more »

HP Z840 Workstation

Review: HP Z840 Workstation

It has been just two years since HP introduced its flagship Z820 workstation. And, almost like clockwork, we’re ready for a replacement model that updates many of the internal components. The two-year cycle is no accident. Like the newly introduced … more »

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Blackmagic Design Releases Free Version of Fusion 7

Just two months after purchasing Fusion 7 maker Eyeon Software, Blackmagic Design has made the VFX and compositing package for Windows available as a free download. The free Fusion 7 is not feature-limited, Blackmagic said. The software includes an array … more »

Xsens MVN Link Mocap Suits

Xsens Revamps, Slashes Price on Its Inertial Mocap Systems

Xsens said today that it has begun shipping redesigned versions of its MVN inertial motion-tracking system. The new systems are more technically advanced, with new capabilities that the company hopes will better position them to handle full-scale production work in … more »

V-Ray for Maya 3

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 »

Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck in Gone Girl

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 »