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Lucasfilm, Imageworks Release Alembic 1.0

The public release of Alembic 1.0, the open source project developed jointly by Sony Pictures Imageworks and Lucasfilm Ltd., was announced at SIGGRAPH in Vancouver, BC yesterday. Alembic ... Continue Reading →
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The Bakery Showcases Relight at SIGGRAPH

French software house The Bakery (www.bakery3d.com; stand 471) is setting out to dazzle the SIGGRAPH Vancouver crowds this week with the latest additions to their lighting, shading ... Continue Reading →
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Disney and Autodesk Sign XGen Agreement

At SIGGRAPH, which is taking place in Vancouver, B.C. this week, Walt Disney Pictures and Autodesk, Inc. (www.autodesk.com, stand 429) announced an agreement to bring the innovative ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar Takes RenderMan for Maya 5.0 to SIGGRAPH

Pixar has unveiled the latest version of its RenderMan for Maya 5.0, featuring the latest technologies pioneered in RenderMan Pro Server 16.0, and scheduled for release in the fall ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Recruiters Hum ‘O, Canada’

A look at which studios are looking to hire at the big CG confab. SIGGRAPH may be the preeminent annual meeting of international computer graphics cognoscenti, but they typically need ... Continue Reading →
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Polish Animator’s Career Takes Flight

Damian Nenow’s Paths of Hate receives this year’s Jury Prize at SIGGRAPH. Damian Nenow’s lifelong obsession with flight and objects that traverse the sky has finally paid off ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH – The Quiet Revolution

A timely SIGGRAPH panel examines the pros and cons of distributed production. SIGGRAPH is always a showcase for whiz-bag images of digital destruction, virtual flames and flowing, photo-real ... Continue Reading →
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Your Essential SIGGRAPH ’11 Tip Sheet

There are probably hundreds of good reasons why you should check out this year’s SIGGRAPH Expo in Vancouver (Aug. 7-11), but we want to make sure you don’t miss out on some of ... Continue Reading →
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Tweak Software to Unveil RV 3.12 at Siggraph

San Francisco-based Tweak Software will preview the newest features for its RV image and sequence viewer for vfx and animation artists at SIGGRAPH in Vancouver next week. The company ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Animation Fest Spotlights Top Talent, Projects

The SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival has announced its interactive sessions spotlighting some of the most innovative talent and projects in animation and visual effects. “Once ... Continue Reading →