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Academy Announces Sci-Tech Contenders

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards Committee has announced 21 scientific and technical achievements, and 16 distinct investigations ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH News Bytes: NextLimit, LightWave, Tactic Apps, Shotgun

+ NextLimit has announced from the showfloor that it will now offer free licenses to educational institutions interested in teaching its industry-leading fluid simulation software RealFlow ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar to Release Tractor 2.0

Pixar Animation Studios has announced that it will in the first week of September release Tractor 2.0, its next-gen distributed processing software. Version 2.0 expands the successful ... Continue Reading →
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Mutated Tech Brings Laughs, Action to ‘Turtles’

ILM mashes up motion-capture and animation in new ways ... Continue Reading →
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Animals and Plants – In Space!

Framestore and MPC each faced distinct challenges in animating Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Rocket and Groot. Marvel Studios’ ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH News Bytes: Faceware, MAXON, PipelineFX

+ Faceware Technologies will demo a version 2.0 upgrade of its real-time facial mocap and animation produce Faceware Live. New and improved features include instant calibration, improved ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH News Bytes: RealFlow, French Pavilion, MSI

+ Next Limit Technologies will be showcasing the latest updates to RealFlow 2014 with a RealFlow / Cinema 4D Presentation on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the the MAXON booth (#1422) with ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH News Bytes: Chaos Group, PipelineFX, Mixamo

+ Chaos Group has announced the launch of Chaos Group Labs, a new collaborative think tank and R&D center to explore advances in rendering technology, based in L.A. Progress has ... Continue Reading →
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A Whole New Dawn

Director Matt Reeves talks about putting the focus on ... Continue Reading →
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Reliance Takes Stake in Prime Focus

India-based Reliance Group has bought a major stake in Prime Focus and will merge its visual-effects and media-services company with Prime Focus to create what will be the world’s ... Continue Reading →