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There Be a Cunning Dragon!

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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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Autodesk Releases Maya LT with MEL Support

Autodesk has released its Maya LT 2014 Ext. 2, which was designed with customer feedback and usability in mind. Extension 2 advances the workflows of indie game developers with support ... Continue Reading →
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November 2013 Tech Reviews

Hewlett-Packard’s z820 Workstation I have to speak up about the Hewlett-Packard z820 workstation. As a product reviewer, I need a robust machine to test things like the NVIDIA ... Continue Reading →
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Autodesk Introduces Pay-As-You-Go Plans

Entertainment creation software giant Autodesk is now offering its customers pay-as-you-go plans for its latest Design and Creation Suites, 3ds Max, Maya and Maya LT. The new payment ... 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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Chaos Group Outlines Special SIGGRAPH Activities

Rendering solution producer Chaos Group will join forces with various vfx industry artists to present two special events at SIGGRAPH in Anaheim on July 24. The panels will offer production ... Continue Reading →
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An Exclusive Sneak Peek at 2014's ‘Legends of Oz’

Roger S. Baum’s further adventures of his great-grandfather’s beloved characters are given a new animated life in Summertime’s Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return. In ... 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 →