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MPC Whips Up Stormy Seas for ‘The Finest Hours’

Disney’s heroic action-thriller The Finest Hours, now in theaters, is the true story of the most daring small boat rescue in the history of the U.S. Coast Guard. To bring the harrowing ... Continue Reading →
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VIEW Conference Sets Deep Programming Lineup

The VIEW Conference has announced its lineup of keynote addresses and programming for its 2015 edition, set for Oct. 19-23 in Turin, Italy. The lineup features an impressive array of ... Continue Reading →
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Turning Back Time

MPC recreates the look and the performance Arnold Schwarzenegger gave in the 1984 original for Terminator Genisys. MPC ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar’s Universal Scene Description Going Open Source

Pixar intends to release its Universal Scene Description software (USD) as an open-source project by summer, 2016. The toolset addresses the need in the CG film and game industries ... Continue Reading →
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CG Student Awards Calls for Entries

The CG Student Awards, sponsored by Autodesk, has opened the call for entries for the 2015 contest. The event showcases excellence in computer graphics from students and recent graduates ... Continue Reading →
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Animex Sets Diverse Speaker Lineup

Animex Festival for animation and computer games has announced its lineup for the 2015 edition, scheduled for Feb. 9-13 at Teesside University in the United Kingdom. This year’s ... Continue Reading →
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3D Training Inst. Presents ‘Dream Job’ Webinar

Leading production-based Autodesk training programs producer 3D Training Institute has announced that senior VFX, animation and digital media executive Stan Szymanski will be the inaugural ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar Watch: Best Visual Effects Contenders

The short list of visual effects films that will head to the annual bake-off won’t be known until early in December, but the race is still a hot one that’s proving more ... Continue Reading →
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Digging Into World Building

Naturalistic and convincing environments form the canvass for the subjective storytelling of The Hunger Games: ... Continue Reading →
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News Bytes: Merged Animafest, ‘Belladonna’ Restored and More

Wrapping up the week with the following desk-clearing news items: • After years of alternating its focus, The World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb has merged features ... Continue Reading →
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