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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 →
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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 →
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Jellyfish Pictures Launches VFX & Animation Tech Biz RenderWise

Multiple award-winning production studio Jellyfish Pictures announced the formation of a new subsidiary business, RenderWise (http://renderwise.com) — offering cloud hybrid rendering ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Spotlights Games and Mobile Innovations

Among its robust range of computer graphics programming, SIGGRAPH 2017 — running July 30 to August 3 in Los Angeles — will include a focus on the art and technology of games. ... Continue Reading →
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Epic Games Brings Real-Time Innovations to SIGGRAPH

Epic Games will be holding its first SIGGRAPH Unreal Engine User Group (and party!) on July 31 at L.A.’s Orpheum Theatre, from 4:30-9 p.m. (Register for free online.) The User ... Continue Reading →
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Pre-SIGGRAPH Highlights & Tech News

‘Fortnite’ Trailer Rewrites Traditional CG Workflows Epic Games has released a 3-minute launch cinematic trailer for its toon-styled multiplayer survival game, featuring a detailed ... Continue Reading →
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Inaugural WIA Diversity Awards Set for Spark Animation 2017

Spark Compute Graphics Society and Women in Animation have teamed up to present the inaugural WIA Diversity Awards during this year’s Spark Animation conference & festival, taking ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH ’17 Details 11 Production Sessions

The SIGGRAPH 2017 conference & exhibition will take over the Los Angeles Convention Center from July 30 to August 3, offering papers and presentations, engaging speakers (like keynoter ... Continue Reading →
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Lucasfilm & ILM Launch Open Source MaterialX Library

Lucasfilm and Industrial Light & Magic announced the inaugural open source release of MaterialX Library, a CG tool developed by Lucasfilm’s Advanced Development Group and ... Continue Reading →