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Top Tech Tools and Trends of 2017

As we count down the days to the beginning of the new year, it’s a good time to look back at some of the top tech tools of 2017. Some are new, and some have evolved or pivoted into ... Continue Reading →
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Game School Online Opens Winter Enrollment

Game School Online — the first and only tuition-free online videogame development school, launched in April — has opened enrollment for its winter term, which begins in ... Continue Reading →
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Erika Burton Joins Method Studios as Global Head of Features

As Method Studios continues to build its visual effects slate, the Deluxe company announces Erika Burton has been hired to lead the films division across Method and its sister company ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Mentor Unveils Digital Campus

Pioneering online school Animation Mentor (www.animationmentor.com) has announced its new “digital campus” — a social learning platform where students will virtually attend ... Continue Reading →
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Zoic Ups John Kilshaw to Creative Director

VFX company Zoic Studios has promoted John Kilshaw to the post of Creative Director, to steer the vision of studio projects out of the East Coast office in New York including TV, feature ... Continue Reading →
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2017 AEAF Awards Winners Announced in Sydney

The 2017 Animation Effects Awards Festival (AEAF) was held August 16 in Sydney, Australia, with a full day of top visual effects and animation industry speakers — hailing from ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH: Winners & Wrap-Up, Pixar Peeks RenderMan 22 & Giraffe-gate

SIGGRAPH 2017 has come to a close, having attracted more than 16,500 attendees to the Los Angeles CGI confab. The conference covered over 600 papers, courses, lectures, panels, installations, ... Continue Reading →
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MOVA Inventors File Infringement Suit Against Disney, Marvel

The inventors of Oscar-winning movie technology MOVA Contour Reality Capture have filed suit against Disney, Marvel Studios and ILM, alleging copyright, patent and trademark infringements. ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH ’17 Details 11 Production Sessions

The SIGGRAPH 2017 conference & exhibition will take over the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 30 to August 3, offering papers and presentations, engaging speakers (like keynoter ... 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 →