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SIGGRAPH: Pixar Presents RenderMan Art & Science Fair

Pixar will present unprecedented insights into the development of RenderMan’s advanced RIS technology at SIGGRAPH 2015 in Los Angeles this month, and to drive home the point the studio ... Continue Reading →
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VR Comes to V-Ray

Chaos Group has announced V-Ray 3.2 for 3ds Max — the latest version is compatible with 3ds Max 2016 and for the first time incorporates virtual-reality rendering capabilities ... Continue Reading →
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Bait Restructures in New Cardiff Facility

Cardiff-based Bait Studio has restructured and invested in a new facility, bringing its visual effects and motion graphics, animation and interactive divisions together on one site. VFX ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Forum Wraps Up 25th Edition

Cartoon Forum celebrated a successful 25th edition of the important European toon event, which presented 84 new projects to the local industry and enjoyed a record participation of ... Continue Reading →
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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 →