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Passion Pics Highlights Unity with ‘Butterfly Effect’

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 ... Continue Reading →
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Poser’s Miki Gets an Update, New Pal in Tyler GND

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 ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Launches Open-Source BRDF Explorer

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 ... Continue Reading →
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Lucasfilm, SPI Update Alembic Exchange Formata

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 ... Continue Reading →
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Major LightWave Upgrade Announced at SIGGRAPH

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 ... Continue Reading →
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2012 SIGGRAPH Must-Sees

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 ... Continue Reading →
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Best of the Brief-Attention-Span Theater

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, ... Continue Reading →
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Sony to Offer Behind-the-Scenes Panels at SIGGRAPH

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 ... Continue Reading →
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Siggraph Movie Panels Announced

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 ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Unveils Computer Animation Festival Winners

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 ... Continue Reading →