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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 →
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Framestore and Rattling Stick Deliver ‘Skyfall’ Credits

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film franchise, long-time collaborators Daniel Kleinman and Framestore teamed up for the fifth time to deliver the stunning opening-title ... Continue Reading →
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Will Weekend Auds Warm to New ‘Ice Age’ Movie?

The fourth installment of the Ice Age franchise introduces several new characters as well as meticulously rendered visuals to draw fans back into theaters. Who could have predicted ... Continue Reading →