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Autodesk Announces New Updates of Maya, 3ds Max

The newest update to 3ds Max will be available today, and an updated Maya is coming September 9, Autodesk said yesterday at SIGGRAPH. Headlining the new features in 3ds Max 2016 Extension 1 are new Geodesic Voxel and Heat Map … more »

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A Smart Summer Sequel: The Inner Life of the Cell 3.0

Harvard University's Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology developed BioVisions, a collaborative lab of scientists, teaching faculty, students and multimedia experts, to better visualize—and virtualize—the biological processes their students were learning about in the classroom. Their first project, "The Inner … more »

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Autodesk Sets Release Date for Stingray Game Engine

Autodesk said Stingray, its new videogame engine built on the company's 2014 acquisition of Bitsquid, will be available to game developers beginning August 19. Sometime later in the summer, the company said, Maya LT desktop subscribers will get Stingray at no … more »

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Björk: Black Lake

This Björk music video, shot on location in Iceland, was commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where it debuted as part of a larger exhibition that closed this week. Director Andrew Thomas Huang and cinematographer Lasse … more »

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Time-Travel Back to VHS-Era Action with “Kung Fury”

Oh, sure. Jacques Audiard's Dheepan, a drama about Sri Lankan exiles living in France, may have won the Palme d'Or at Cannes. But does it have dinosaurs? Does it have Viking warrior women? Does it have David Hasselhoff? "Kung Fury" … more »

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Autodesk Adds 95,000 Subscriptions in Q1 As Transition Continues

Autodesk offered a progress report on its transition to a subscription-driven business model today, announcing the addition of 95,000 subscriptions in the fiscal quarter ending April 30, 2015. Approximately half of those subscriptions are new subscription types, the company said—desktop subscriptions, … more »

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Autodesk, Microsoft Hook Up on 3D Printing and VR Initiatives

In a development that Autodesk said would simplify the 3D-printing process, the company announced that its Spark 3D printing software will be embedded in Microsoft Windows 10. The Spark APIs will be made available for free to Windows developers, and Autodesk is … more »

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StudioDaily Dossier: Ex Machina Production, Post and VFX

Mini distributor A24 broke new ground this weekend, earning a company-record $5.44 million from the semi-wide release (under 1,300 theaters) of the new science-fiction drama Ex Machina. The directorial debut of Alex Garland, well-known for screenplays including 28 Days Later, Sunshine, … more »

Autodesk Announces 2016 Versions of Maya, 3ds Max and Flame

At NAB, Autodesk announced 2016 versions of Maya, 3ds Max, and Flame. Notable features in the new version of Flame include look development tools and a more connected desktop workflow. Lightbox, which Autodesk describes as an interactive GPU shader tookit … more »

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Academy Launches ACES 1.0, Sets NAB Outreach

The Academy Color Encoding System (ACES), designed to preserve the creative decisions made by filmmakers throughout the production, post-production and archival process, launched today. At the same time, a new ACES Logo Program has been introduced to highlight support for the system across … more »