Ready Player One

FMX Adds VFX Talks on ‘Ready Player One,’ ‘The Last Jedi’

In less than two weeks, the FMX 2018 conference on animation, effects, games and immersive media returns to Stuttgart (Apr. 24-27). As plans are finalized, organizers announce that ... Continue Reading →
Shape of Water

FMX: VFX of ‘Shape of Water’, VR at the Planetarium & Trailer No. 5 Revealed

In a little over a month, FMX 2018 (Apr. 24-27) will return to Stuttgart, Germany to present a packed conference schedule covering animation, effects, games and immersive media. Newly ... Continue Reading →
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‘Blade Runner,’ ‘Apes,’ ‘DM3′ Lead VES Awards Noms

The Visual Effects Society has announced the nominees for the 16th Annual VES Awards, taking place Feb. 13 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel to honor the year’s best VFX artistry and ... Continue Reading →
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Software Giant Autodesk to Axe 13% of Global Workforce

Autodesk, creator of go-to animation/VFX/gaming software solutions such as 3ds Max, Maya and Stingray, announced last week that its Board of Directors had approved a worldwide restructuring ... Continue Reading →
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December 2017 Tech Reviews

Red Giant’s Trapcode Suite 14 Red Giant is a brilliant key source to expand your After Effects toolset. We are talking tools for color grading like the Magic Bullet suite; tools ... Continue Reading →
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Autodesk’s Flame 2018 Lights Up with Update 3

Autodesk has released update 3 for its Flame 2018 family of 3D visual effects and finishing software (including Flame, Flare, Flame Assist and Lustre). Flame 2018.3 allows creative ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH: Autodesk’s Next, Virtual Studios, VR & Moving to Mars

See previous re-caps and announcements here. — Autodesk as ever has taken the opportunity of SIGGRAPH to highlight the next generation of its storytelling and collaboration tools. ... Continue Reading →
In a Heartbeat

2017 animago AWARDS Nominees Announced

The nominees for the 2017 animago AWARDS have been announced, with nearly a thousand submissions from 58 countries narrowed down to 33 contenders in 11 categories. The awards will be ... Continue Reading →
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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 →
Hilmar Koch

Q&A: Hilmar Koch Joins Autodesk as Director of R&D

Hilmar Koch, former tech head of advanced development at ILMxLAB, has joined Autodesk as its first Director of Research & Development, The Future of Storytelling. The newly established ... Continue Reading →