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Lucasfilm & ILM Launch Open Source MaterialX Library

Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic announced the inaugural open source release of MaterialX Library, a CG tool developed by Lucasfilm’s Advanced Development Group and ... Continue Reading →
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Method Studios on Rearing ‘Okja’

Okja, a new Netflix original feature about a young girl named Mija who risks everything to keep a strange creature safe from corporate interests, has been causing a stir with viewers ... Continue Reading →
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Ego and Groot

The living planet and the baby version of everyone’s favorite tree alien demonstrate ... Continue Reading →
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Andrew Anagnost Named Autodesk President and CEO

Autodesk announced June 19 that its board of directors has appointed Andrew Anagnost, current interim co-chief executive officer and chief marketing officer, as the company’s ... Continue Reading →
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BGF Invests $2.5 million in U.K. Effects House Milk

The Business Growth Fund has invested an initial £2 million ($2.5 million) in Milk Visual Effects, an Oscar winning independent visual-effects company in the United Kingdom. The funding ... Continue Reading →
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Toon Boom Rebrands, Debuts Producer Software

Canada-based software maker Toon Boom Animation has unveiled new branding and a new product: Toon Boom Producer. Producer is a web-based production tracking and digital asset management ... Continue Reading →
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Jellyfish Pictures Opens Europe’s First Virtual VFX Studios

Emmy, VES and BAFTA Award-winning production house Jellyfish Pictures is breaking new ground by opening two new, virtual visual effects facilities in the Oval area of London — ... Continue Reading →
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Studio PHD Launches in Los Angeles

A new creative collective called PHD has opened its doors in Los Angeles, led by visual effects industry veterans John Hughes (co-founder, Rhythm & Hues) and Helena Packer (VFX ... Continue Reading →
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Mr. Wolf Taps John Ciampa to Lead New East Coast Ops

Boutique visual effects house Mr. Wolf (mrwolf.us) has opened a New York City studio, creating an East Coast complement to its Culver City, CA home base. The new operation, located ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Explores Tech R&D with New Entertainment Lab

Nickelodeon announced today the launch of its new Burbank-based Entertainment Lab, which will spearhead long-range research and development efforts around new technologies for Nickelodeon ... Continue Reading →