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June/July 2016 Tech Review

Autodesk 3ds Max 2017 www.autodesk.com/products/3ds-max Interestingly, Autodesk has split out their releases for the 2017 round of Entertainment and Media software. 3ds Max has already ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Vets Launch Cloud-Based Studio Artella

A new global collaboration platform for animated film, videogame and virtual reality content production called Artella has arrived on the scene. Founded by animation veterans Bobby ... Continue Reading →
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Autodesk Acquires Arnold Developer Solid Angle

Amid the broadcasting tech buzz emanating from the NAB Show in Las Vegas, software giant Autodesk announces it has acquired Solid Angle — the developer behind Arnold, an advanced ... 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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GDC News Bytes

+ OptiTrack will show off the large scale, high precision capabilities of its mocap system with a wide area, interactive VR basketball experience. Participants will don head-mounted ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Bytes: MAXON, Chaos Group, KOCCA

MAXON (booth 715, maxon.net) has announced plans for SIGGRAPH 2015 which include live demonstrations of Cinema 4D by leading 3D artists representing feature and indie filmmaking, visual ... Continue Reading →
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Pixeldust Animates Journey to Pluto

Bethesda, Maryland-based Pixeldust Studios is the shop behind many animated sequences featured in the new NASA documentary film The Year of Pluto from writer, director and producer ... Continue Reading →
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The Animag 250: Software Companies to Watch

The Animation Magazine 250th issue celebration continues, this time with our list of software companies to watch. They are: Allegorithmic Autodesk CACANi Cebas Visual Technology Inc. CelAction ... Continue Reading →
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Vicon, Audiomotion Set ‘Most People Mo-Capped’ Record

Motion-capture technology specialist Vicon and Audiomotion Studios have set a new Guinness World Record for the most people motion-captured in real-time, with 19 people. The record ... Continue Reading →
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Michel Besner Tapped as Toon Boom Prez

Toon Boom Animation has appointed Michel Besner as President, effective immediately. Besner joins the 2D animation and storyboarding software company from Meltwater, bringing over 20 ... Continue Reading →