Category Archives: VFX/Animation

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Orad to Show VR Previs for Virtual Set Designers at NAB

Virtual studio designers may soon be able to do full 3D walkthroughs of their sets as part of a new 3D previs tool that Orad Hi-Tec Systems plans to showcase at NAB 2015. The system employs a PC-connected VR headset, such … more »

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Nvidia Updates Quadro GPU Line, Reveals Iray Plug-in

Nvidia announced new graphics hardware and software at its GPU Technology Conference this week, including the new Quadro M6000 graphics card and a plug-in version of its Iray renderer.  The new leader of the Quadro line-up is the M6000, which … more »

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Inside FuseFx’s New Digs with New York Lead Greg Anderson

In an era when highly stylized, effects-driven television is thriving across network, cable and streaming outlets, FuseFx is in full expansion mode to meet the demand. But the L.A. post shop's founder, Dave Altenau, says the facility's continued success has more … more »

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iPi Motion Capture V. 3.0 Now Supports 16 USB Cameras, 4 Kinect 2 Sensors

Affordable, markerless mocap technology just got a little more interesting. Moscow-based iPi Soft has released an updated version of its mocap software aimed at television, film and gaming animators and VFX artists that now supports up to 16 USB cameras, … more »

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Autodesk Releases Memento Reality-Capture Software as Free Public Beta

Autodesk upgraded its Memento reality capture project from from technology preview to public beta, releasing a cloud-connected Windows desktop app for free download. With the ability to generate and edit two-billion-polygon meshes, Memento is intended to be a powerful but … more »

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How Framestore’s Imagery Boosted Ocean-Ecology Doc Mission Blue

Framestore in New York designed imaginative but sober graphics to communicate the environmental effects of industry on the world's oceans for the Netflix-exclusive film Mission Blue. Cinema 4D maker Maxon and writer Meleah Maynard offered StudioDaily a behind-the-scenes look at the … more »

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Rising Sun VFX Supe Tim Crosbie on X-Men: Days of Future Past

In X-Men: Days of Future Past, the X-Men send Wolverine, our favorite superhero mutant, time-traveling from an awful future to a recent past to change human history—and that future. With an all-star cast, a built-in fan base, and a director, … more »

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VFX Supe Dan DeLeeuw on Captain America: The Winter Soldier

In Captain America: The Winter Soldier the super WWII soldier Steve Rogers finds himself in a modern-day political thriller, a suspenseful visual-effects laden action-adventure that won praise from critics and Avengers fans alike. Rogers, aka Captain America, now works for … more »

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Oscar-Nominated VFX Supervisor Paul J. Franklin on Interstellar

On Sunday, Interstellar won the BAFTA award for best visual effects, an award presented — fittingly as it turned out — by Dr. Stephen Hawking.  Hawking’s longtime friend Dr. Kip Thorne, a renowned astrophysicist famous for his work on black … more »

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Marvel Studios VFX Supe Stephane Ceretti on Guardians of the Galaxy

In Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy, a quartet of misfits that include, improbably, a CG raccoon named Rocket and a CG tree named Groot, zip from planet to planet as they try to save the galaxy from an evil … more »