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After a week of competing internet rumors, Twitch Film has triumphantly announced confirmation of their hint at a live-action version of Ghibli Studios’ anime classic Kiki’s Delivery Service, based on the popular novel by Kadono Eiko. The follow up report cites Japanese news outlets Sports Nippon and Sports Hochi as [...]
The organizers of the SIGGRAPH 2013 Technical Papers program have revealed details of what those looking for the latest in scholarly work related to computer graphics and interactive techniques can look forward to at the 40th conference and exhibit, taking place July 21-25 at the Anaheim Convention Center. “Computer Graphics [...]
VFX company Double Negative has launched Double Negative TV, a new division of Dneg dedicated to visual effects creation for television. Dneg TV will be headed up by 20-year VFX veteran Jonathan Privett, previously head of Film & TV/VFX supervisor at Rushes, VFX producer Louise Hussey and VFX supervisor Hayden [...]
Today Nickelodeon has unveiled a new way for kids on the go to sharpen their ninja skills with the release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rooftop Run, the network’s first worldwide mobile app–available in over 150 countries and in eight languages. The endless runner combat game allows players to join [...]
DreamWorks Animation is seeking to redefine volumetric storage and processing with the release of a new open source framework developed by studio engineers for sparse volume data, OpenVDB 1. Initially released in beta last August, the tool delivers a complete API for application developers, a suite of tools that implement [...]
RealD is showing off the next wave in theatrical screen technology at the CinemaCon event in Vegas this week, revealing what gave extra oomph to the world premiere of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit at Wellington, NZ’s Embassy Theatre and a screening of The Croods at DreamWorks Animation’s Campanile Theater earlier [...]
Golaem has released Crowd Character Pack, a set of free ready-to-use characters and motions enabling faster crowd shots creation. “We discovered that, on a given crowd production, our customers were spending 75% of their time creating specific characters and motions,” says Nicolas Chaverou, Golaem Crowd’s product manager. “The use of the character pack hence [...]
+ Avatar producer Jon Landau has revealed during the NAB Technology Summit on Cinema that the upcoming sequels to James Cameron’s 2009 sci-fi blockbuster will utilize new technologies to motion capture performances under water. Rather than simulate the water in CG, Landau notes that in-tank capture will allow artists to [...]
PlaySquare, creator of the ‘Touchable Television’ kids’ device interface, has announced a new investment and production partnership with Curious Pictures. Under the agreement, Curious will serve as production partner and provide support to PlaySquare in the development of Touchable Television episodes for its PlaySquare platform. The investment is being made [...]
+ VFX and CG software developer The Foundry is showing off the latest versions of its digital toolset at NAB this year. Additionally, the company has announced that since its merger with Luxology the company will be known only as The Foundry. Among the new software developments: Assist for [...]