VFX

Tech Reviews: Universal Scene Description, Toon Boom Storyboard Pro 22 and Landscaper for After Effects

Universal Scene Description If you are involved with 3D art at all and haven’t investigated Universal Scene Description (USD), then you are already behind the...

‘Slumberland’: VFX Supe Adrian de Wet on Updating Little Nemo for the 21st Century

***This article originally appeared in the December ’22 issue of Animation Magazine (No. 325)*** In his fifth outing with filmmaker Francis Lawrence, visual effects supervisor...

DNEG Launching New VFX & Animation Studio in Sydney with ‘Furiosa’ Prequel

Oscar-, BAFTA- and Emmy-winning visual effects and animation studio DNEG, in coordination with New South Wales (NSW) Government, today outlined plans for a new...

Tech Reviews: Chaos Phoenix 5.0, Chaos V-Ray 6

Chaos Phoenix 5.0 Along with V-Ray 6, this summer saw the release of Phoenix 5, which is the update to the Chaos fluid simulator (which...

‘The Rings of Power’: The VFX of a Dazzling Return to Middle-earth

***This article originally appeared in the December '22 issue of Animation Magazine (No. 325)*** With a reported production budget of $465 million, Amazon Studios' blockbusters...

Sony Acquires Oscar-Winning VP/VFX Company Pixomondo

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) today announced the acquisition of Pixomondo, an Oscar- and Emmy Award -winning virtual production, visualization and VFX company, from Mayfair...

Tech Reviews: Conjuring More Visual Magic with Houdini 19.5

***This article originally appeared in the Sept./Oct. ’22 issue of Animation Magazine (No. 323)*** SideFX’s Houdini 19.5 I’m pretty convinced that the amount of stuff that...

‘The Woman King’ VFX Supe Sara Bennett Details the True Story’s Meticulously Researched Visuals

If you thought that the Dora Milaje of Wakanda did not have a real-life counterpart, then the recently released feature The Woman King directed...

Milk VFX Moves to Clerkenwell Studio with Upsized Talent Team

Award-winning visual effect company Milk VFX has moved into new premises in London’s Clerkenwell. The new studio will act as the hub for Milk’s...

Happy Mushroom Evolves into Narwhal Studios, Expands to Animation

Los Angeles-based virtual art department studio Happy Mushroom is rebranding itself as Narwhal Studios to commemorate the team’s expansion into new creative waters. Led by...

Cinesite Acquires Majority Stake in FX3X

Full-service visual effects & animation company Cinesite has acquired a majority stake in FX3X, a long-time visual effects studio with offices in Skopje and...

What Dreams Are Made Of: Neil Gaiman and ‘The Sandman’ VFX Team Spill the Show’s Visual Secrets

***This article originally appeared in the Sept./Oct. '22 issue of Animation Magazine (No. 323)*** In 1989, celebrated fantasy author and comic-book writer Neil Gaiman (American...
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