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The accomplished commercial / film / TV house of London-based Passion Pictures has another vibrant feather to put in its cap with The Butterfly Effect—a new short film from in-house director Dan Sumich which highlights the real-time rendering capabilities of the Unity 4.0 videogame engine, which debuted at SIGGRAPH 2012. [...]
Smith Micro Software is previewing at SIGGRAPH 2012 the fourth edition of Miki, the most-popular 3D figure in its Poser software, and unveiled Tyler, the first male GND (Girl/Guy Next Door) from Poser artist Blackhearted. The company has asked the Poser content developer community to help out by creating clothing, hair, [...]
Walt Disney Animation Studios is making its BRDF Explorer, a shading and rendering toolset, available to the industry through a new open-source site. BDRF stands for bidirectional reflectance distribution function, the mathematical description of how a surface reflects light. The BDRF Explorer is an advanced, physically-based shading and rendering toolset that evaluates [...]
Alembic is getting an upgrade. Lucasfilm and Sony Pictures Imageworks announced improvements and updates to the open-source exchange format at SIGGRAPH 2012 in Los Angeles. The new version 1.1 replaces Alembic 1.0, which the studios released at last year’s SIGGRAPH and quickly became an industry standard for exchanging animated computer [...]
The LightWave 3D Group announced today LightWave 11.5, the most-recent version of its Emmy-winning 3D modeling, animation and rendering software. A complete 3D pipeline, LightWave 11.5 adds features to streamline productivity, including a new Genoma character animation and rigging system for Modeler, predator and prey flocking, Instancing, soft-body Bullet Dynamics, [...]
With the 39th annual conference and exhibit running August 5-9 in the Los Angeles Convention Center, there’s plenty for CG fanatics and technophiles to check out. Here’s our list of can’t-miss confab events. Electronic Theater: Enjoy the year’s most impressive CG feats in short films, commercials, music videos and more [...]
An overview of the key award-winning shorts screening at the 2012 edition of SIGGRAPH’s Computer Animation Festival. During the 39th SIGGRAPH Conference in Los Angeles this summer, attendees will see lots of the high-end CG that animates today’s studio blockbusters. But when the lights dim for SIGGRAPH’s Computer Animation Festival [...]
Sony Pictures Imageworks and Sony Pictures Animation (SPA) will feature their top teams of effects and animation talent on August 7 in special “behind the scenes” presentations of blockbuster live-action hits Men in Black 3 and The Amazing Spider-Man and the animated feature film Hotel Transylvania during SIGGRAPH 2012 at [...]
CG-animated and vfx-packed blockbusters will have a big presence at this year’s Siggraph confab, taking place in the L.A. convention center August 5-9. The show organizers have released their Production Session highlights (full program available at s2012.siggraph.org), here are some can’t-miss toon related sit-ins: Building Disney-Pixar’s Brave: Pencils to Pixels [...]
The upcoming SIGGRAPH event has announced this year’s Computer Animation Festival winners. The event, which takes place August 5-9 at the L.A. Convention Center named its Best in Show, Jury Award, Best Student Project, and Well Told Fable Prize recipients. A total of 94 films will be shown during the [...]