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Gollum, You Never Looked Better!

The Hobbit’s vfx supervisor Joe Letteri talks about the vfx challenges of returning to J.R.R. Tolkien’s world nine years after the last Lord of the Rings movie cast its spell in ... Continue Reading →
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Weta VFX Producer Eileen Moran Dies in New Zealand

Eileen Moran, a well-respected vfx producer at Weta Digital who worked on Avatar, King Kong, The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the upcoming The Hobbit movie has passed away in New Zealand, ... Continue Reading →
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Reuters Says Prime Focus May Bid on Digital Domain

Reuters is reporting that Prime Focus World, a visual-effects house that worked on such hits as Avatar and the Harry Potter series, is considering a bid on Digital Domain Media Group, ... Continue Reading →
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LightWave 3D Offers Real-Time Virtual Production Tools

NewTek’s LightWave 3D Group announced today it is making virtual production available to everyone with LightWave 11.5’s Virtual Studio Tools, which offer real-time performance capture ... Continue Reading →
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Autodesk, Lightstorm, Weta Develop Tech for ‘Avatar’ Sequels

Autodesk has partnered with Lightstorm Entertainment and Weta Digital to develop the next generation of virtual production technology. The three companies have been working to further ... Continue Reading →
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Rob Powers Promoted to LightWave 3D Group President

NewTek announced today the creation of the LightWave 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc., based in Burbank, Calif. The new division will focus on delivering visualization and 3D products ... Continue Reading →
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How to Build a Better Teddy Bear!

We shed light on how a seasoned team of vfx pros brought Seth MacFarlane’s misbehavin’ toy bear to animated life in the new comedy, Ted. Fans of Fox-TV’s Family Guy and American ... Continue Reading →
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FMX ’12 to Highlight VFX, Virtual Production

The 17th FMX event, the international conference on animation, effects, games and transmedia to be held May 8-11 in Stuttgart, Germany, has announced highlights of its special virtual ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Announces Release Date for ‘Maleficent’

Mark March 14, 2014 as the day Angelina Jolie will begin scaring the living daylight out of young audiences. That’s the date Disney will release its live-action version of Maleficent, ... Continue Reading →
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Korra: The Next Airbender!

From the minds behind Nickelodeon’s acclaimed Avatar comes an exciting new chapter with a brand new heroine, The Legend of Korra. In the trend-conscious world of TV animation, it ... Continue Reading →