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Analysts, VFX Leaders See Virtualization As Driving Force in CG Industry

Remote graphics and virtualization technology is set to be the next driving force in the VFX industry, according to projections presented by research firm Jon Peddie Research (JPR) at a press briefing at SIGGRAPH in Vancouver last week. JPR President … more »

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ADAPT Organizers Update SIGGRAPH on Anti-Tax Subsidy Campaign

Former VFX artist Daniel Lay, better known in his guise as blogger VFX Soldier, and Scott Ross, former general manager of ILM and co-founder of Digital Domain, met with SIGGRAPH attendees in Vancouver last week as representatives of ADAPT, the … more »

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Shot by Shot: Detailed VFX Work for Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

This Friday, North American movie audiences can buy a return ticket to Sin City, courtesy co-directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, who have mounted a sequel to the groundbreaking 2005 release that pushed the visual envelope in its effort to … more »

Method Studios Is Looking to Build a Better Previs Workflow

Method Studios President Marc Weigert said his company is working with Autodesk on a new initiative that could dramatically reduce the cost of previsualization for an entire feature film. Weigert, a production and VFX veteran who was named president of … more »

Ftrack Previews Version 3 at SIGGRAPH

Ftrack has brought an early version 3.0 of its VFX and animation project management platform to SIGGRAPH. The company has its eye on collaborative workflow, and is previewing deeper pipeline integration and more interoperability with Thinkbox Deadline, Imagineer Mocha and … more »

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Autodesk Unveils Shotgun Review for iPhone, Shotgun Desktop, Mari Support

Autodesk this morning announced two upgrades to Max and Maya as well as a slate of new features for Shotgun, which the company acquired in June. At a press briefing, Shotgun Software co-founder and CEO Don Parker said he saw … more »

Dell Refreshes Precision Desktop and Rack-Mounted Workstations

At SIGGRAPH today, Dell refreshed its workstation line-up, promising more choice in CPUs and memory configurations for greater flexibility than in previous generations. Included in today's announcement is a bit of a name change. Dell is re-classifying all of its … more »

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PipelineFX Releases Qube 6.6 at SIGGRAPH

PipelineFX has released Qube 6.6, a new version of its render-farm management software with a new Smart Share feature for handling simultaneous jobs and Flight Checks designed to detect roadblocks in the pipeline before a job is sent to render. … more »

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Nvidia Announces Five New Quadro Cards at SIGGRAPH

Nvidia announced the newest generation of Quadro GPUs this morning at SIGGRAPH in Vancouver, BC, adding five new cards to the line-up. The Quadro K6000, which debuted at SIGGRAPH last year, remains at the top of the heap, boasting 2,880 … more »

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Lenovo Debuts Full Line of ThinkStation P Series Workstations

At SIGGRAPH today, Lenovo is fleshing out its plans for the ThinkStation P Series line of desktop workstations, building on the previously announced P300, which replaced Lenovo's E32 workstation and now takes its place at the entry level of the … more »