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A Wachowski Space Opera with Jupiter Ascending

Now we know what it would be like if the Wachowskis made a Star Wars movie, because Jupiter Ascending (released February 6) is their ... Continue Reading →
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Cloth Cat Is World’s Largest CelAction Installation

U.K.-based Cloth Cat Animation is now the largest single installation of CelAction2D software in the world, snapping up 100 licenses for its Cardiff studio. Cloth Cat is currently in ... Continue Reading →
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Autodesk Adds Tweak Software to Shotgun

Autodesk has acquired Tweak Software and incorporated the developer of the playback tool RV into its Shotgun team. The move was announced on the Autodesk blog and will see the entire ... Continue Reading →
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Bait Restructures in New Cardiff Facility

Cardiff-based Bait Studio has restructured and invested in a new facility, bringing its visual effects and motion graphics, animation and interactive divisions together on one site. VFX ... Continue Reading →
THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES

Weta Unleashes New Rendering Power for The Hobbit Finale

New ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar Watch: Best Visual Effects Contenders

The short list of visual effects films that will head to the annual bake-off won’t be known until early in December, but the race is still a hot one that’s proving more ... Continue Reading →
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1

Digging Into World Building

Naturalistic and convincing environments form the canvass for the subjective storytelling of The Hunger Games: ... Continue Reading →
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The Evolving Role of the CG Director of Photography

The key live-action title has gaining traction in the animation business after years of being seen as a largely live-action only task. This year the field of computer animation passed ... Continue Reading →
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Boris FX Acquires mocha Maker Imagineer

Visual-effects software developer Boris FX has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Imagineer Systems, the U.K.-based developer of the exclusive Planar Tracking and masking tools. Imagineer’s ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Reveals 10 VFX Contenders

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 87th Oscars. The Awards will be presented ... Continue Reading →