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Substance Designer Adds Noises, Filters and AxF Format to Texturing

Substance Designer Adds Noises, Filters and AxF Format to Texturing Cube 3D Node As part of a new update, Substance Designer texturing software now supports X-Rite’s Appearance Exchange Format, AxF, which is used in the authoring of custom materials for…
October 19, 2017
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Method Studios to Open New Immersive AR/VR Facility

Method Studios to Open New Immersive AR/VR Facility 'Galaxy of the Guardians 2' was a recent feature film VFX project at Method Studios. Method Studios has launched Method EXP, a dedicated production group creating immersive experiences, formerly known as…
October 05, 2017
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Substance Painter Updates 3D Texture Workflows for VFX and Graphics

Substance Painter Updates 3D Texture Workflows for VFX and Graphics The new release of Allegorithmic Substance Painter supports the direct export of models textured with Substance Painter into Adobe Project Felix, which was developed as a 2D/3D compositor for…
October 05, 2017
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V-Ray 3.6 for Maya Adds GPU/CPU Renderer and NVIDIA MDL Support

V-Ray 3.6 for Maya Adds GPU/CPU Renderer and NVIDIA MDL Support Hybrid GPU/CPU renderer V-Ray 3.6 for Maya is available now, a major update adding Chaos Group's new hybrid rendering system, separate to the existing production renderer, that makes use of GPUs…
September 17, 2017
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Blackmagic Ultimatte 12 Adds 12G-SDI for UHD, Boosts Image Processing

Blackmagic Ultimatte 12 Adds 12G-SDI for UHD, Boosts Image Processing Blackmagic Design's Ultimatte 12 is updated with new algorithms and colour science, supporting real-time broadcast graphics through improved edge handling, colour separation, colour…
August 30, 2017
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Thinkbox Deadline 10 Builds Render Workflows on Amazon EC2

Thinkbox Deadline 10 Builds Render Workflows on Amazon EC2 Thinkbox Deadline 10 is compute management software for render farms. The application can make the workflows designed for 3D modelling and graphics applications more flexible by giving users access to…
August 30, 2017
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Chaos Group Acquires Render Legion and Corona Renderer

Chaos Group Acquires Render Legion and Corona Renderer Tiago Sillos Padovani Chaos Group has acquired Render Legion, based in Prague, creator and developer of the Corona renderer. Recognised for ease of use, Corona has gained popularity among artists working…
August 17, 2017
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AEAF Awards Announces 2017 Winners

Anders Langlands, (left) one of the speakers at AEAF, and Keith Miller from Weta Digital attended the Awards Night to receive a Gold Award for 'War for Planet of the Apes' and Silver for 'The Jungle Book', both in the Feature Film VFX category. AEAF Awards…
August 10, 2017
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KeyShot 7 Speeds Real-time Lighting, Material and Texture Renders

KeyShot 7 Speeds Real-time Lighting, Material and Texture Renders KeyShot, real-time ray-tracing and global illumination software for 3D rendering and animation, is now released in version 7 with functions that focus on faster 3D rendering for tasks carried…
August 08, 2017
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Autodesk Launches VR for 3ds Max, Flame Scripting, Arnold Shaders

Autodesk Launches VR for 3ds Max, Flame Scripting, Arnold Shaders At SIGGRAPH 2017, Autodesk showed updates to its 3D software for media and entertainment including Maya, Arnold, 3ds Max and Flame. Some of these were announced at the time of NAB, in…
August 04, 2017
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Fusion 9 Updates VR, Tracking and Keying Workflows

Fusion 9 Updates VR, Tracking and Keying Workflows Blackmagic Design Fusion 9, announced at SIGGRAPH 2017, now includes new VR tools, a new keyer system, planar tracking, camera tracking and tools for user collaboration – all designed to support the new post…
August 02, 2017
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AEAF 2017 – Win BorisFX Sapphire 10 Plus Continuum from Digistor

AEAF 2017 – Win BorisFX Sapphire 10 Plus Continuum from Digistor Digistor is a sponsor of AEAF, an international competition and screening plus speaker program, now in its 20th year with entries from around the world. 16 August 2017, Chauvel Cinema, 249…
August 01, 2017
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Cinema 4D R19 Updates 3D Workflows from Motion Design to VR

Cinema 4D R19 Updates 3D Workflows from Motion Design to VR MAXON Cinema 4D Release 19 brings developments to viewport performance, a new sound effector and functions for Voronoi fracturing in the MoGraph toolset, a new spherical camera, the integration of…
July 27, 2017
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RealFlow | Cinema 4D 2.0 Brings High Performance Fluids to 3D

RealFlow | Cinema 4D 2.0 Brings High Performance Fluids to 3D RealFlow | Cinema 4D 2.0 places RealFlow fluid simulation tools directly inside Cinema 4D to result in a simpler workflow for users of the two applications. Artists do not need to move back and…
July 26, 2017
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VFX Adriene Hurst

Vortechs FX Eddy Simulates Fluid Effects in Nuke’s 3D Space

Vortechs FX Eddy Simulates Fluid Effects in Nuke’s 3D Space The new Eddy plugin from Vortechs FX, designed for simulating gaseous phenomena inside Nuke, is on the verge of release. Eddy for Nuke makes it possible to generate and work with smoke, fire and…
July 26, 2017
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Foundry Nuke & Hiero 11.0 Supports Collaboration and VFX Precision

Foundry Nuke & Hiero 11.0 Supports Collaboration and VFX Precision Foundry has launched Nuke and Hiero 11.0, updating the company’s Nuke, NukeX, Nuke Studio, Hiero and HieroPlayer software applications. A type of group node called Live Groups has been…
July 20, 2017
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Modo 11.1 Gains Bridge to Unreal Engine 4 and New UV Workflow

Modo 11.1 Gains Bridge to Unreal Engine 4 and New UV Workflow Foundry Modo 11.1 is the first point update to the application’s 11 Series release, with some significant changes that include a stronger connection to Unreal Engine 4 so that users can work…
July 19, 2017
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Meet Google Cloud Platform at AEAF 2017

Meet Google Cloud Platform at AEAF 2017 Image: Cutting Edge Come and meet Google on 16 August at AEAF, where you can ask them directly about the Google Cloud Platform resources for rendering and how to make it work for projects. They will give a short…
July 19, 2017
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VFX Adriene Hurst

Saddington Baynes Captures Full-Body 3D Simulations in a Fiery Fight

Saddington Baynes Captures Full-Body 3D Simulations in a Fiery Fight Saddington Baynes in London has frozen a smouldering hot moment in a Muay Thai battle using full-body 3D photo scans they created with body-scanning specialists FBFX plus their internal R&D…
July 17, 2017
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AEAF Sets Sights on a Perfect Day of Speakers and Awards

AEAF Sets Sights on a Perfect Day of Speakers and Awards As AEAF approaches on 16 August, NOW is the time to BOOK TICKETS. The Speaker Line-up is in place for a perfect day, and the judges are hard at work on hundreds of beautiful entries. You will be…
July 14, 2017
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AEAF’s 360/VR Category Diverges into Two New Categories

AEAF’s 360/VR Category Diverges into Two New Categories AEAF Awards has now split its 360/VR category into two distinct categories – 360 and VR Experience. This division reflects the two distinct types of production required, and the different results for…
July 09, 2017
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PipelineFX Qube! 6.10 Supports Cloud Rendering and Automation

PipelineFX Qube! 6.10 Supports Cloud Rendering and Automation PipelineFX Qube! 6.10 now has new functions for visual effects studios that need to render, report and automate in the cloud and on-premise. This update to Qube! render farm management software,…
July 06, 2017
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Anders Langlands from Weta Digital Set to Speak at AEAF

Anders Langlands is VFX Supervisor at Weta Digital. He will be speaking at AEAF on 16 August about his work on ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’.
July 06, 2017
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Union’s New Roster of VFX Supervisors Broadens Capacity and Scope

Union’s New Roster of VFX Supervisors Broadens Capacity and Scope Union’s expanded supervision team now includes Mark Michaels, James Etherington-Sparks and James Roberts (L – R, front row). Union visual effects facility has recently hired three new VFX…
July 04, 2017
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VFX Adriene Hurst

AEAF Awards Feature Film Entries Break Records

AEAF Awards Feature Film Entries Break Records By the official close of entries on 30 June, AEAF Awards 2017 has received an unprecedented number of entries in the Feature Film VFX category from some of the world’s top visual effects and animation teams. All…