SIGGRAPH News Bytes: Faceware, MAXON, PipelineFX

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+ Faceware Technologies will demo a version 2.0 upgrade of its real-time facial mocap and animation produce Faceware Live. New and improved features include instant calibration, improved facial tracking, consistent calibration, support for high-frame-rate cameras, multiple character streaming and Unity game engine support. Booth #653, facewaretech.com

+ MAXON will bring the recently unveiled Cinema 4D Release 16, which features key improvements in functions related to animation (Motion Tracker, Interaction Tag), modeling (PolyPen, Bevel Deformer, Sculpting, Cogwheel spline primitive, Mesh Check, Deformer Falloff, Cap enhancements), rendering (Reflectance Channel, new Hair and Sketch render engine, Team Render Server), and performance & workflow (revised Content Library, current version support for FBX and Alembic, Solo Button, Annotations, new UV Peeler). Booth #1422, maxon.net

+ PipelineFX has just launched Qube! version 6.6, the latest upgrade to its render farm management software for visual effects, and will have it on display at the show. New features include Smart Share, Universal Callbacks, Flight Checks, ArtistView improvements, new platform supports and Windows platform improvements. Booth #909, pipelinefx.com

SIGGRAPH 2014

SIGGRAPH 2014