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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 →
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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 →
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VIEW Conference Reveals More Details

The Italian digital media conference VIEW, happening Oct 15-18 in Torino (immediately following VIEWFest) will be chock full of activity, information and special events this year. Highlights ... Continue Reading →
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Full Lineup of Italy’s VIEW Confab Is Announced

The full line-up for this year’s VIEW entertainment technology confab in Turin, Italy has been announced. Registration is now open for the event, which takes place Oct. 15-18. ILM’s ... Continue Reading →
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Must-Sees of SIGGRAPH

If you’re heading to Anaheim, California for the annual SIGGRAPH computer graphics, arts and technology event (July 21-25), expect a packed schedule of demos, seminars, panels ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Animation Keynote Is Available Online

This week’s buzz-worthy CG animation Confab SIGGRAPH has released the video of its opening day keynote, which was presented in collaboration with the Academy of Motion Picture ... Continue Reading →
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ILM and Sony Picture Imageworks Release Alembic 1.5

Sony Pictures Imageworks (SPI) and Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) have released their jointly developed, open sourse project Alembic 1.5. The new tool facilitates the sharing of ... Continue Reading →
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Bron Enlists for ‘Henchmen’

Canadian toon house Bron Animation will kick off production this fall on a feature-length CG animated film titled Henchmen, based on an original script by Jay D. Waxman. The flick will ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH: The Foundry Announces Collabs, Developments

Amid all the buzz-worthy happenings at the SIGGRAPH confab in Anaheim, software developer The Foundry has a number of exciting announcements for animators and visual effects artists. ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH News Bytes

+ Autodesk has announced the launch of FBX Review for Microsoft Windows 7 and 8 enabled devises. The app gives artists and animators a powerful, lightweight tool to conduct detailed ... Continue Reading →