Tag Archives: The Foundry

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Pixar’s Ed Catmull on Animation Evolution, from Nemo to Dory

Dr. Ed Catmull co-founded Pixar Animation Studios in 1986 with Alvy Ray Smith, Steve Jobs, and John Lasseter, and it has become one of the world’s most successful studios. He is currently President of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. … more »

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The Foundry Ships Cara VR Plug-In for Nuke

The Foundry said its new Cara VR GPU-accelerated plug-in for Nuke, first announced at NAB, is now available. Cara VR combines camera-solving and -stitching, plate-correction, compositing and headset-review tools within the Nuke workspace, the company said The plug-in ships with … more »

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The Foundry Releases Free Version of Mari Texture-Painting Software

The Foundry's texture-painting software Mari is the latest VFX tool to be released in a free, unwatermarked version for non-commercial use. The company said artists can use Mari Non-commercial as a learning tool, as well as for working on personal projects … more »

The Foundry Names Alex Mahon Chief Executive

The Foundry named Alex Mahon, former CEO of British production-company conglomerate Shine Group, its new Chief Executive. Mahon replaces Bill Collis in the post, but Collis will remain on board full time as president and a member of the board of … more »

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The Foundry Sets Mari 3 for Q3

The Foundry said the new version of its Mari 3D painting software, including an interface for working directly with the node graph and new integration with the rendering system inside Modo, will be released in the third quarter. The traditional layer-based interface will … more »

Chaos Group Releases V-Ray for Nuke

After a year-long public beta, V-Ray for Nuke is finally ready for the masses. Chaos Group released the latest plug-in built on V-Ray's adaptive rendering core for The Foundry's widely used 3D compositing system. Getting V-Ray ready for Nuke integration … more »

The Foundry Has a New Owner: London-Based Equity Firm HgCapital

The Foundry has changed hands, with London private equity firm HgCapital acquiring a majority stake in the company from Washington, D.C.'s Carlyle Group for $312 million. The move puts an end to speculation that the London-based VFX and design software vendor … 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 »

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Report: Adobe May Buy The Foundry

It could be Adobe Nuke CC one day soon, if a report that appeared Saturday in the London business press pans out. According to The Telegraph, Adobe is preparing to offer as much as £200 million ($304 million) to purchase The … 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 »