Category Archives: VFX/Animation

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New Shotgun Panel Productivity Tool Is Now Available

Shotgun announced the availability of Shotgun Panel, a new feature that works with Shotgun 6.2, adding a miniature Shotgun interface inside supported software applications. Shotgun said the panel works with all of the tools Shotgun supports, including Autodesk Maya and … more »

Adobe Creative Cloud Subscriptions Cross 5 Million Mark

Adobe said yesterday that Creative Cloud subscriptions had grown to 5.3 million subscribers in its third fiscal quarter ending August 28, a 90 percent increase from this time last year.  Adobe added 684,000 new subscribers in the quarter and 2.5 … more »

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Technicolor Buys The Mill for $292 Million, Gaining Bigger Footprint in Advertising Market

Technicolor said today that it has acquired London-based VFX and content-creation studio The Mill for €259 million (about $292 million) from majority shareholder Equistone Partners Europe and management shareholders. The transaction closed today, with regulatory approvals already obtained, Technicolor said. The purchase is … more »

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Adobe Announces Feature Slate for Next CC 2015 Update

Adobe announced a new slate of updates coming to its Creative Cloud apps later this year, including more native UHD support and HDR workflow in Premiere Pro and After Effects. UHD support has been expanded in Premiere Pro, which now natively … more »

Zync Rendering Platform Enters Public Beta on Google Cloud

Cloud rendering provider Zync, which was acquired last year by Google, has entered public beta on the Google Cloud Platform. Zync was previously available on Amazon's EC2 infrastructure, but with the move to Google comes more granular, per-minute billing (with … more »

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Superhero Tech Through Motion Graphics for Arrow and The Flash

Scarab Digital created graphic elements that add to the high-tech ambiance of TV series The Flash and Arrow. Cinema 4D maker Maxon and writer Meleah Maynard offered StudioDaily a look at how they generate striking effects under budgetary and deadline … more »

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HP Retains Its Lead in Workstations โ€” But Just Barely, Research Finds

HP is still the leader in workstation sales, but a reinvigorated Dell is coming on strong, according to new figures from Jon Peddie Research (JPR) that show Dell pulling within three percentage points of the leader in market share by units. That's … more »

Shade VFX Names Lisa Maher Executive Producer

Shade VFX, a film and television visual effects facility with offices in LA and New York, has just named Lisa Maher executive producer. Maher was formerly business development executive at Shade. She will oversee work in the studio's offices in Santa … more »

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NewTek Updates LightWave 2015

The latest update to NewTek's LightWave 3D modeling, animation and rendering program, adds pipeline updates including improvements to ZBrush GoZ and After Effects support. NewTek listed other enhancements in this release, including improved support for FBX rigging from Maya, improved support for UV … more »

At Ford, VR Drives New Ideas in Automotive Design

You wouldn't expect the Ford Motor Company to be a marquee exhibitor at SIGGRAPH. But as advances in computing power make it easier to see photoreal renders early in the computer-aided manufacturing processes, Ford is changing the way collaborative automotive design happens. … more »