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GDC 2016: The New World of Audio for VR

VR audio started with military simulations such as DARPA’s SIMNET, the $240 million project in the 1990s that pioneered VR and massively multiplayer online games. At a time when graphics ... Continue Reading →
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Toonz Goes Open Source with Ghibli Edition

Italian indie developer Digital Video and Japanese publisher Dwango have inked an agreement for the latter to acquire Toonz, a digital animation software solution. The deal goes forward ... Continue Reading →
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Autodesk Presents Key VR, 3D Character Updates at GDC

Autodesk is keeping up with the evolving game development landscape by advancing its toolset for indie game makers with innovative updates to its Stingray game engine and Maya LT 2016 ... Continue Reading →
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MPC Whips Up Stormy Seas for ‘The Finest Hours’

Disney’s heroic action-thriller The Finest Hours, now in theaters, is the true story of the most daring small boat rescue in the history of the U.S. Coast Guard. To bring the harrowing ... Continue Reading →
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Rodeo FX Unmasks an Antihero for ‘Deadpool’

Montreal’s Rodeo FX completed nearly 230 vfx shots for just-released blockbuster Deadpool — which just blew away the competition by posting a $150 million four-day opening. ... Continue Reading →
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Adobe Makes Major Updates to Animate CC

Late last year, Adobe announced that it had renamed Flash Professional as Animate CC. Now, the software giant has launched an update which ranks as one of the tool’s biggest releases ... Continue Reading →
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Nature Goes Digital

ILM uses movement, choreography to make the bear attack in The Revenant as realistic and harrowing as possible.  Industrial Light & ... Continue Reading →
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Toon Boom, Guru Sign Collaboration Deal

Toon Boom Animation, the makers of Harmony and Storyboard Pro, have entered a technology partnership with Toronto’s Guru Studio. Under the agreement, the engineers of both R&D ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Commits $30M to Presidential STEM Initiative

Over the weekend, President Obama announced the White House’s commitment to making hands-on STEM learning an integral part of students’ education in the United States. As ... Continue Reading →
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Samsung Opening VR Movie Studio

Tech and electronics giant Samsung, creators of the Gear VR virtual-reality headset, announced at Sundance that it will be opening a studio in New York to produce immersive VR entertainment ... Continue Reading →