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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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A Cutting-Edge Valentine to a Gone-by Era

The new Disney short Paperman offers a visually striking marriage between CG and traditional animation. One of the greatest things about the animation business is that every once in ... Continue Reading →
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BOXX Demos New renderPRO & renderBOXX at SIGGRAPH

BOXX Technologies announced that its newly redesigned renderPRO and upgraded renderBOXX will debut at SIGGRAPH 2012. “We understand the applications our customers employ to create, ... Continue Reading →
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Toon Boom Unveils Harmony 10 at SIGGRAPH 2012

Toon Boom Animation has announced the release of Toon Boom Harmony 10 at SIGGRAPH 2012 in Los Angeles. The new version of the animation software delivers all the benefits that a 64-bit ... 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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Thinkbox Releases Draft at SIGGRAPH 12

Thinkbox Software has announced the release of Draft, a lightweight compositing and video processing tool designed to automate typical post-render tasks, which will be unveiled at the ... Continue Reading →