Tokyo-based digital content studio Polygon Pictures has launched a new computer graphics R&D service and consulting agency called J. Cube Inc.. Heading the shop is Paolo Berto Durante who will leading a dynamic team of visual developers at the new outfit, which focuses on R&D to design a modern pipeline for shading, lighting, rendering, and compositing. Durante has over a decade of experience in the CG tech development industry. He is also a co-founder of Jupiter Jazz Ltd., the Hong Kong-based company responsible for developing AtomKraft, an interactive 3D toolkit for Nuke.
Located at Minato-ku in Tokyo, Japan, J Cube is led by Polygon president and CEO Shuzo Shiota. The 30-year-old studio brings together over 300 creators from around the world, who work on a variety of projects, including CG-animated series such as Transformers Prime, TRON:Legacy and Star Wars: The Clone Wars. PPI also manages licensing for the studio’s original character properties like the popular penguin duo Rocky & Hopper.
For more information, visit www.ppi.co.jp.