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March 2013 Tech Reviews

The Foundry’s Nuke 7.0 U.K.-based vfx software tool designer The Foundry has certainly carved out a nice niche for itself in the world. After buying out Digital Domain’s internal ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Mentor Accepting New VFX Program Applicants

Online animation and visual effects school Animation Mentor is now accepting applications for the inaugural Summer 2013 term of its new VFX Fundamentals program. Students are encouraged ... Continue Reading →
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A Zany Return to Area 51

Director Cal Brunker stresses strong visuals and iconic imagery in the new, sci-fi comedy movie Escape from Planet Earth. If luck happens when preparation meets opportunity, then director ... Continue Reading →
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The Foundry Adds Hieroplayer to the Mix

London-based CG and vfx software developer The Foundry has introduced a new vfx review and playback tool to the market called Hieroplayer. The tool allows Nuke users the ability to ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Mentor Introduces the AMP Pipeline

Emeryville, Calif.-based Animation Mentor has announced the launch of its new fully distributed production pipeline and the addition of a vfx curriculum and restructured animation program. ... Continue Reading →
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The Foundry Introduces Nuke 7.0

VFX software developer The Foundry has launched the new 7.0 version of its Nuke compositor. The new release from the London-based developer is packed with a wide range of features and ... Continue Reading →
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Industry Pros Gather at Animation Feature Summit

On Sunday, the inaugural World Animation Feature Films and VFX Summit was launched in grand style at the Marina del Rey California Yacht Club. During a special opening night cocktail ... Continue Reading →
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The Foundry and Luxology Team Up

U.K.’s leading visual effects software developer, The Foundry has today announced a merger with US- based technology company, Luxology LLC for an undisclosed sum. The combined portfolio ... 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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MAXON Announces CINEMA 4D Release 14

Maxon has unveiled the Release 14 version of its leading software application Cinema 4D. Leveraging more than two decades of 3D graphics programming innovation, R14 delivers breakthrough ... Continue Reading →