Category Archives: VFX/Animation

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The Foundry Slates Nuke 8, Hiero 1.8 for Late 2013

The Foundry confirmed at IBC that a new version of its 3D compositing software, Nuke, will ship by the end of the year. Also announced was version 1.8 of Hiero, The Foundry's shot management, conform and review tool. Together, The … more »

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Five Questions: Arthur Portnoy, Executive Producer, Artjail

Downtown NYC VFX boutique Artjail cuts a mean demo reel. Watch it, below, to see what we mean. (Kanye West brings on the NSFW at about the one-minute mark, so be careful, depending on where you work.)     Working … more »

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Adobe Schedules October Feature Updates to Creative Cloud

Adobe announced a slew of forthcoming updates to its Creative Cloud video tools, including a new color pipeline linking Premiere Pro and SpeedGrade, expanded native format support for 4K and higher resolutions, and performance and workflow enhancements in Premiere. The … more »

Chaos Group Opens Beta for V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max

Chaos Group has opened the beta program for V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max, a substantial update to the popular rendering package. The chief improvement for users of the new version may be speed — the company says ray-tracing calculations are … more »

Autodesk Announces Pay As You Go Plans

Autodesk this morning revealed new rental pricing for the Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suites as well as standalone versions of Maya, Maya LT, and 3ds Max. Starting September 16, options for monthly, quarterly or annual rental pricing will be available, in … more »

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Five Questions: André Pulcino, CEO of Brazil’s Clan VFX

Clan VFX has been providing post-production services, visual effects and 3D animations to international clients like Coca-Cola, Samsung and Adidas for many years, but with the FIFA World Cup coming to Brazil in 2014 and the Summer Olympic Games headed … more »

Clotiaux Named President of Digital Domain’s Feature Film Division

Digital Domain 3.0 promoted Terry Clotiaux to president of its feature film production division, reporting to new CEO Daniel Seah. Also promoted is Rich Flier, who becomes president of DD3's advertising and games division. Clotiaux is a 25-year VFX veteran … more »

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Optitrack Highlights Tracking Software, New Cameras on the Half-Pipe at SIGGRAPH

Optitrack was at SIGGRAPH touting its new Motive:Body software and wide-angle Prime 17W motion-capture cameras by capturing the performance of body-markered skateboarders working a half-pipe on the show floor. Both products were announced at this year's Game Developers Conference, but … more »

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Fusion-io Demos 12 GB/sec VFX Pipeline

Fusion-io used SIGGRAPH to show off its latest ideas in moving data around for VFX production. In the current Fusion-io VFX pipeline, up to 192 TB of data starts off moving relatively slow, shackled to old-fashioned spinning disks in a … more »

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Review: Autodesk Mudbox 2014

Autodesk has a history of iterative releases of features undergoing development, which can be hit-or-miss for users purchasing expensive upgrades. In this case, Autodesk has unleashed a somewhat unfinished retopology workflow in Mudbox 2014. Regardless, Mudbox is playing catch up … more »