MPC Presenting on Blockbuster VFX at SIGGRAPH

Top feature visual effects house MPC will be celebrating a year’s worth of major movie spectacle at SIGGRAPH next week, teaming up with releasing studios to present production ... Continue Reading →

Cogswell Student to Present Game at SIGGRAPH

Cara Ricci, a student of Cogswell College’s Game Studio program, will present a newly produced, school-developed mobile app game during SIGGRAPH’s “Appy Hour” ... Continue Reading →
Tara Kemes

Rainmaker Ups Tara Kemes to VP Culture & Talent

Vancouver studio Rainmaker Entertainment has promoted Director of Talent Development Tara Kemes to the newly created position of Vice President, Culture & Talent. Kemes, who has ... Continue Reading →

SIGGRAPH News Bytes: Dynamixyz, Solid Angle, Lightworks

+ Dynamixyz is celebrating its fourth anniversary at SIGGRAPH with the release of a new version of Performer Suite markerless facial performance capture solution. Key improvements include ... Continue Reading →

VES Releases VFX Reference Platform

The Visual Effects Society has released of the industry standard VFX Reference Platform, a set of tools and library versions to be used as a common target platform for building software ... Continue Reading →

SIGGRAPH Announces 2014 Festival Winners

SIGGRAPH, which takes place in Vancouver this year August 10-14, has announced the award recipients for the 41st edition of the Computer Animation Festival — an Academy Award ... Continue Reading →

Shotgun to Hold First Pipeline Awards at SIGGRAPH ’14

Shotgun Software has announced that it will present the first-ever Shotgun Pipeline Awards to recognize excellence in pipeline tool development, integration, engineering and use in ... Continue Reading →

Pixar Releases RenderMan for Katana

Pixar Animation has released a new iteration of its Oscar-winning RenderMan rendering software that is bridged with The Foundry’s KATANA asset-based look development and lighting ... Continue Reading →

February 2014 Tech Reviews

Best of the Year Our brilliant tech critic picks 12 of his favorite releases of the past year: Lagoa. This web-based 3D system with a progressive, physically-based render engine in ... Continue Reading →

Anima Festival to Spotlight Zaramella and Ushev

The Belgian Anima festival has announced that it will feature career retrospectives on international artists Juan Pablo Zaramella (Argentina) and Theodore Ushev (Bulgarian born, Canadian ... Continue Reading →