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Virtual Reality Toons Steal the Spotlight at SIGGRAPH

“Working in VR is like jumping out of a plane,” said acclaimed animation director Jorge Gutierrez (The Book of Life, El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera). “Then, when ... Continue Reading →
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Jorge Gutierrez Clicks with LEGO ‘Billion Brick Race’ Flick

Warner Bros. has signed on The Book of Life helmer Jorge Gutierrez to build up its LEGO movie project The Billion Brick Race through development, and take over in the director’s chair. The ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH: Shotgun Announces Pipeline Awards Winners

At SIGGRAPH 2017 in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Shotgun Software announced the winners of its fourth annual Pipeline Awards, recognizing outstanding achievement in pipeline tool development. ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH: Autodesk’s Next, Virtual Studios, VR & Moving to Mars

See previous re-caps and announcements here. — Autodesk as ever has taken the opportunity of SIGGRAPH to highlight the next generation of its storytelling and collaboration tools. ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH: Cloud Rendering, Real-Time, MoCap & VR Developments

Conductor Technologies launched its Conductor cloud rendering platform for VFX, VR and animation studios. The first enterprise-grade rendering service of its kind, Conductor is able ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH: MAXON Unveils Cinema 4D Release 19

MAXON announces the next generation of its professional 3D application, Cinema 4D Release 19, which offers both tools and enhancements artists can put to use immediately, and provides ... Continue Reading →
Horse & Rider Agent

SIGGRAPH: Massive Announces Prime 9.0, AI Horse & Rider Agent

Massive, makers of the Academy Award-winning crowd simulation software Massive Prime, have announced the upcoming release of Version 9.0 of its flagship product, as well as its brand-new ... Continue Reading →
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Virtual Reality Takes Over

The growing field earns a larger role at SIGGRAPH, which expands the VR Village and incorporates the technology into its iconic Computer Animation Festival. SIGGRAPH is making plenty ... Continue Reading →
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Foundry Sharpens Katana 3.0 with 3Delight Rendering

London-based creative software shop Foundry in partnership with Illumination Research will be offering the newly redesigned and Nodal Scene Interface-powered rendering tool 3Delight ... Continue Reading →
Faceware Live SDK

Faceware Fuels Real-Time Experiences with Faceware LiveSDK

Markerless 3D facial motion-capture company Faceware Technologies has announced an SDK for its real-time mocap and animation technology, Faceware Live. The Windows Native C++ SDK will ... Continue Reading →