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SIGGRAPH News Bytes: Dynamixyz, Solid Angle, Lightworks

+ Dynamixyz is celebrating its fourth anniversary at SIGGRAPH with the release of a new version of Performer Suite markerless facial performance capture solution. Key improvements include ... Continue Reading →
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June 2014 Tech Reviews

Chaos V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max There is no way that I’m going to be able to fit all the features in V-Ray 3.0. Is it enough to say that, out of the box, it’s easier to get ... Continue Reading →
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April/May 2014 Tech Reviews

ToonBoom’s Animate Pro 3.0 ToonBoom has definitely carved a niche for itself in the animation world, from the production-level Harmony products down to the tools for the individual ... Continue Reading →
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February 2014 Tech Reviews

Best of the Year Our brilliant tech critic picks 12 of his favorite releases of the past year: Lagoa. This web-based 3D system with a progressive, physically-based render engine in ... Continue Reading →
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Delivering Digital Dystopia in 4K

Vfx supe Peter Muyzers details the labor-intensive process of creating the realistic worlds of Elysium for director Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi thriller. In 2009, South African director ... Continue Reading →
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ILM and Sony Picture Imageworks Release Alembic 1.5

Sony Pictures Imageworks (SPI) and Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) have released their jointly developed, open sourse project Alembic 1.5. The new tool facilitates the sharing of ... Continue Reading →
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Shotgun Pipeline Kit Released at Siggraph

Shotgun Software today released the Shotgun Pipeline Toolkit at the SIGGRAPH event in Anaheim, CA. The kit provides studios with a set of out-of-the-box pipeline tools tailored for ... Continue Reading →
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Side Effects Software Introduces Houdini Engine

Toronto’s Side Effects Software has unveiled its Houdini Engine, which allows for deep integration of Houdini technology into a wide variety of Digital Content Creation tools. Now ... Continue Reading →
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DWA Releases OpenVDB 1

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 ... Continue Reading →
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The Top 12 Tech Tools of 2012

Our in-the-know visual effects expert and critic picks his favorite releases of the year (in no particular order!):       Continue Reading →