November 2015 Tech Review

Cinesync Cinesync isn’t one of the new kids on the production block. It’s been around for 15 years, growing out of Australia’s Rising Sun Pictures and ultimately blossoming under ... Continue Reading →

CreateVR Wins at Digital Hollywood, Clios

CreateVR — the virtual reality production house parented by Create Advertising — has been doubly honored in recent days with top awards at two prestigious industry events. ... Continue Reading →

Animatrik Licenses Giant, Breaks Mo-Cap Record

Vancouver’s Animatrik performance capture and virtual production house has licensed LEI/Giant technology from film production company Lightstorm Entertainment for use in its work ... Continue Reading →

Fuel, DeNA Team for ‘World of Thingies’

Fuel Entertainment and DeNA have announced a collaboration on a new animated series based on the interactive property World of Thingies. The show is planned for a worlwide release in ... Continue Reading →

RenderMan for Houdini Ships with v15

Side Effects Software and Pixar have announced RenderMan for Houdini (RfH), a production-quality plug-in that will serve as a workflow integration bridge between RenderMan and Houdini. ... Continue Reading →

October 2015 Tech Review

Chaos Group V-Ray 3.2 When I asked the guys at Chaos, “How many new features have been implemented in V-Ray 3.2?” their answer was, “Hundreds.” So, I said, “For the review, ... Continue Reading →

August-September 2015 Tech Reviews

Substance Designer 5 Substance Painter by Allegorithmic is a favorite tool in my current toolbox. It allows quick and effective texture development and prototyping with very little ... Continue Reading →

SIGGRAPH: OptiTrack Powers VR Village Mural

SIGGRAPH 2015, going on at the LA Convention Center August 9-13, will feature a dedicated space for the latest in virtual and augmented reality experiences — VR Village, in Hall ... Continue Reading →

SIGGRAPH: Pixar Presents RenderMan Art & Science Fair

Pixar will present unprecedented insights into the development of RenderMan’s advanced RIS technology at SIGGRAPH 2015 in Los Angeles this month, and to drive home the point the studio ... Continue Reading →

Maxon Announces Cinema 4D 17

MAXON has announced Cinema 4D Release 17, scheduled to ship in September for Mac OS X and Windows systems. This milestone release of the company’s cornerstone 3D animation, graphics, ... Continue Reading →