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Faceware and Cloud Imperium Games Develop Real Time Face-over-Internet

Faceware and Cloud Imperium Games Develop Real Time Face-over-Internet Faceware Technologies, a markerless 3D facial motion capture developer, and Cloud Imperium Games (CIG), makers of the first-person universe game 'Star Citizen', have been working together…
August 21, 2017
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'Audio Creatures' Make a Splash of Sound, Light and Motion

'Audio Creatures' Make a Splash of Sound, Light and Motion The annual Vivid Festival in Sydney takes light as both its theme and its medium. The Harbour precinct and other areas of the city glow with illuminated artworks including projections, sculptures and…
August 09, 2017
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Faceware's SDK Animates Real-time Live Face-to-Face Interaction

Faceware's SDK Animates Real-time Live Face-to-Face Interaction Faceware Technologies has developed a Windows native C++ SDK for its real-time facial motion capture and animation system Faceware Live. Developers and producers can use Faceware's SDK to build…
August 08, 2017
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OptiTrack's Tracking and Self-Calibration Makes Arcade VR Truly Social

OptiTrack's Tracking and Self-Calibration Makes Arcade VR Truly Social OptiTrack showed two important elements in their wide-area VR tracking system at SIGGRAPH 2017, aiming to improve the quality of arcade, or 'out-of-home', VR experiences as well as the…
August 06, 2017
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Vicon Launches Vertex Camera and Finger Tracking for VR

Vicon Launches Vertex Camera and Finger Tracking for VR Vicon introduced a new camera at SIGGRAPH 2017 called Vertex. This 1.3 megapixel camera is very small, lightweight, easy to mount and made to suit complex environments. Its flexible design and wide angle…
August 03, 2017
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Massive v9.0 Adds Universal Plugin and AI-controlled Horse & Rider

Massive v9.0 Adds Universal Plugin and AI-controlled Horse & Rider The upcoming release of Massive Prime Version 9.0 crowd simulation software has launched at SIGGRAPH 2017 with a new universal plugin that will allow nearly any third-party vendor, 3D…
August 02, 2017
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Axis Studios Joins Creative Forces in Animation and VFX

Axis Studios Joins Creative Forces in Animation and VFX Axis Animation - League of Legends 'Wild Magic' The animation and VFX collective Axis Group - Axis Animation, Flaunt Productions and axis VFX - has launched Axis Studios, pulling together the company’s…
August 01, 2017
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DI4D Captures Super High Fidelity Facial Performance for VFX

DI4D Captures Super High Fidelity Facial Performance for VFX At SIGGRAPH 2017, facial performance capture company DI4D is showing their proprietary facial motion scanning system. The system is capable of capturing 4D data, comprising video rate and 3D surface…
July 31, 2017
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Vicon Cara Lite Captures Dynamic Faces at SIGGRAPH 2017

Vicon Cara Lite Captures Dynamic Faces at SIGGRAPH 2017 A new Lite version of the Cara facial capture system from developer Vicon is intended to make it simpler and less expensive for film and game studios to begin working with facial capture. The original…
July 27, 2017
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Good Reasons to be at AEAF 16 August

Top Speaker Lineup – The calibre of the speakers at AEAF is awe inspiring. The artists on the schedule are bringing expertise and new ideas from major film and commercial projects in New Zealand, the UK, Singapore, Canada and Australia, all in one place and…
July 25, 2017
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Qvisten Animation Keeps Afloat with Qube! and Microsoft Azure

Qvisten Animation Keeps Afloat with Qube! and Microsoft Azure Qvisten Animation has recently completed ‘Anchors Up’, a new CG feature for children due for release across Scandinavia in October 2017. However at the start of 2017, the Qvisten team's project was…
July 10, 2017
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Building Large-Scale Storyworlds at AEAF

Building Large-Scale Storyworlds at AEAF Susan Danta, Head of Animation & Visual Effects at AFTRS in Sydney will be at AEAF on 16 August with her presentation called ‘Building Large-Scale Storyworlds: Mastering Story Development through Collaborative…
July 07, 2017
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Golaem 6 Adds New Crowd Control and AI Tools for TDs

Golaem 6 crowd simulation engine is updated with more options for Crowd TDs to control how characters perceive and react to their environment, including specific new AI capabilities.

Marc Chu to Lead Animation Department at Atomic Fiction

Jul 06, 2017 492
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Marc Chu to Lead Animation Department at Atomic Fiction Atomic Fiction welcomes animator…

Gareth O’Brien from Buck Brings a Designer’s Eye to AEAF

Jul 04, 2017 559
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Gareth O’Brien from Buck Brings a Designer’s Eye to AEAF Designer and Creative Director…

Animal Logic’s Rob Coleman Awakens the Inner Animator

Jul 04, 2017 793
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Animal Logic’s Rob Coleman Awakens the Inner Animator Head of Animation at Animal Logic,…

AEAF Awards 2017 Finalists

Jul 03, 2017 660
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After receiving a record number of entries to the AEAF Awards 2017 over the last several…

Toon Boom Producer Tracks and Manages Animation Pipelines

Jun 18, 2017 731
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Toon Boom Producer Tracks and Manages Animation Pipelines Toon Boom Animation has updated…

Aardman Nathan Love Create a SuperHero for Kool Keith and MF Doom

Jun 15, 2017 453
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Aardman Nathan Love Create a SuperHero for Kool Keith and MF Doom Aardman Nathan Love…

Changing the Face of Motion Capture – Film School, Games and VFX

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Changing the Face of Motion Capture – Film School, Games and VFX At work behind the…

Rotor Studios Zoom into AEAF’s Speaker Line-up

Jun 05, 2017 692
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Rotor Studios Zoom into AEAF’s Speaker Line-up Two speakers from Rotor Studios in Sydney…

Psyop Pushes ‘Clash of Clans’ into Virtual Reality with Qube!

Jun 01, 2017 737
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Psyop Pushes ‘Clash of Clans’ into Virtual Reality with Qube! Psyop's spots for ‘Clash of…

AEAF Awards Deadline for Entries is Now Extended

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AEAF Awards Deadline for Entries is Now Extended Due to many requests for more time, we…

Vivid Festival Transforms Sydney with Light and Motion

May 27, 2017 1056
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Vivid Festival Transforms Sydney with Light and Motion Vivid Sydney, festival of light,…

Nexus Meets the Deadline for Customised VFX and Animation Pipeline

May 25, 2017 703
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Nexus Meets the Deadline for a Customised VFX and Animation Pipeline Nexus Studios…