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RSC’s ‘Tempest’ Goes 21st Century with Real-Time Digital Character

For the first time in its four-century history, William Shakespeare’s stormy fantasy The Tempest will be presented with all the wonder and magic that the playwright could only ... Continue Reading →
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Vicon, Audiomotion Set ‘Most People Mo-Capped’ Record

Motion-capture technology specialist Vicon and Audiomotion Studios have set a new Guinness World Record for the most people motion-captured in real-time, with 19 people. The record ... Continue Reading →
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Michel Besner Tapped as Toon Boom Prez

Toon Boom Animation has appointed Michel Besner as President, effective immediately. Besner joins the 2D animation and storyboarding software company from Meltwater, bringing over 20 ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH News Bytes: Chaos Group, PipelineFX, Mixamo

+ Chaos Group has announced the launch of Chaos Group Labs, a new collaborative think tank and R&D center to explore advances in rendering technology, based in L.A. Progress has ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH News Bytes: C4D, V-Ray, Mocha

+ MAXON will be presenting the latest Cinema 4D technology to attendees, as well as overviews of recent collaborations with Adobe, Side Effects, Vizrt, Thinkbox and others. A range ... Continue Reading →
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Craft Unveils CameraFx Animation Tool

Sweden-based Craft Animations has released a new tool called Craft CameraFx, designed to make creating camera animation intuitive and simple. Designed specifically for camera animation, ... Continue Reading →
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FMX: Jon Landau Talks ‘Avatar’ Sequels

Producer Jon Landau gave a sneak peek behind the tech of the upcoming Avatar sequels on Wednesday at FMX 2014 in Stuttgart, Germany. James Cameron is working with three teams of writers ... Continue Reading →
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Chaos Group Spotlights Student Films, Indies at FMX

Chaos Group, the makers of the popular V-Ray rendering solution, will be attending this year’s FMX event in Stuttgart (April 22-25) to highlight how the software helps vfx students ... Continue Reading →
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Autodesk Announces 2015 3D Animation Software

Autodesk unveiled the 2015 versions of its popular 3D animations tools: Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, MotionBuilder, Mudbox, Softimage, and the newest addition to the lineup, Maya LT, a 3D ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Releases List of Possible Sci-Tech Honorees

The Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Friday (August 16) that 14 scientific and technical achievements have been ... Continue Reading →
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