Tag Archives: Animation

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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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Technicolor Buys Parisian Animation Producer OuiDo Productions

Technicolor said it has acquired OuiDo Productions, a producer of animated television series including Alvinnn!!! & The Chipmunks, Sonic Boom, and Mini-Wolf. Officials said the deal would strengthen Technicolor's animation services offerings worldwide.  "We look at this acquisition as a complement to … more »

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Fibonacci Zoetrope Sculptures

These animations are created using 3D-printed sculptures (by artist John Edmark) as the medium. Spin them under a strobe light—or a fast camera shutter synchronized with the rotation—and the sculpture seems to freeze in place and simultaneously crawl with life. … more »

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Reel FX Creates Dedicated Virtual Reality Division

Animation studio Reel FX has created a new division dedicated to virtual-reality (VR) content. Reel FX VR, headed up by Reel FX founder and ECD Dale Carman, General Manager Keith McCabe, and Executive Producer Gary Banks, will take on client … more »

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Growing Groot: MPC VFX Supe Nicolas Aithadi on CG Characters

With SIGGRAPH located in Vancouver, I took advantage of the opportunity to catch up face to face with Nicolas Aithadi, visual effects supervisor at MPC for Guardians of the Galaxy. Aithadi, who has 20 films to his credit, received Oscar … more »

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Loving Vincent Concept Trailer

BreakThru Films's Hugh Welchman won an Academy Award for his stop-motion short film “Peter and the Wolf” and director/writer Dorota Kobiela created the first "painting animation" in 3D. But their latest project, due for a 2015 release, is even more … more »

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MTS Internet Baby

MTS India's CG newborn has drawn fire from some corners for being, well, a little creepy. ("Somebody stop Internet Baby," pleaded Adweek.) Still, it's hard to argue with 25 million YouTube views. Guy Shelmerdine directed for agency Creativeland Asia and … more »

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Opportunity Knocks at Zerply

You may have noticed that I've been presenting ground-floor opportunities lately. They all have certain risks, but the rewards of getting in early can be substantial. My latest discovery is Zerply. It's a unique employment agency focused on the VFX … more »

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The Foundry Releases Modo 801

The Foundry released Modo 801, the latest version of the modeling, painting, animation and rendering package it acquired in its 2012 merge with Luxology.  The newest Modo introduces node-based texturing, improved dynamics for creating realistic destruction animation, improved scattering tools, … more »

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Pixar: The Math Behind the Movies

Watch Pixar Research Lead (and Sci Tech Oscar-winner) Tony DeRose give a Ted Ed lesson on the mathematical concepts that go into Pixar's animated films, with an emphasis on his specialty area of subdivision surfaces.