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Digital Domain Ages David Beckham in Campaign Against Malaria

‘Malaria Must Die, So Millions Can Live’ is a global campaign from the charity Malaria No More UK, supported by a number of organisations and celebrities who have joined the fight against malaria and want to encourage strong political action to permanently…
December 28, 2020
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Animation Editor

KeenTools Adds FACS Blendshapes and New Topology for Facial Animators

FaceBuilder's new low-poly resolution KeenTools FaceBuilder now has built-in FACS blendshapes for head animation, and Live Link Face app support for importing recorded facial expressions. The topology is corrected for symmetry and has three different…
October 30, 2020
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Animation Editor

Axis Studios Flexes its Pipeline on the AWS Cloud

Animation and visual effects company Axis Studios creates commissioned and original content for film, television, games and entertainment experiences. The company was founded in 2000 and now has three facilities in each of Glasgow, Bristol and London. As the…
October 20, 2020
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Animation Adriene Hurst

Narina Sokolova Sets the Stage for Animated Storytellers

Narina Sokolova is a background painter, creating the worlds for animated series and shows since the 1990s working on projects ranging from ‘Rugrats’ to the Looney Tunes Cartoons currently streaming on HBO Max. She is also a Prime-Time Emmy Award and Annie…
October 18, 2020
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Animation Editor

ftrack Unreal Engine and Unity Plugins Track Real-time Projects Natively

ftrack plug-in for Unreal Engine - importing assets into ftrack. ftrack has released Unreal Engine and Unity plugins for ftrack Studio project management and media review software, to use on real-time animation projects from inside the game engine software.…
October 12, 2020
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Animation Adriene Hurst

Digital Domain Teaches Digital Characters How to be More Human

In September, Digital Domain announced that Masquerade 2.0, the next version of its in-house facial capture system, is now ready for Digital Domain to use in client projects as part of their asset creation process. The software has been redesigned to make it…
October 01, 2020
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Animation Editor

Vicon and Rokoko Develop Smarter, Simpler Systems for VR Experiences

Software developers at Vicon and Rokoko are making it simpler to turn real performances into authentic animations for digital characters. The results are fast and accurate enough for VR experiences and games. In July 2020, Vicon released v1.3 of its…
September 14, 2020
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ReDefine Montreal Appoints Corey Smith as Creative Supervisor

'Meet the Robinsons' ReDefine animation and visual effects services company has appointed Corey Smith as North American Creative Supervisor. Corey will take on a major role in the studio’s creative direction, giving guidance, oversight and support for the…
September 10, 2020
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Animation Editor

Cinema 4D Tunes Up Character Animation Tools, Integrates Magic Bullet

Maxon updated Cinema 4D’s animation and UV workflows, extended character animation tools and integrated Magic Bullet Looks; explorable Scene Nodes show the future of Cinema 4D.
June 20, 2020
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Weta Digital Launches ‘Weta Animated’ to Produce Original Content

Weta Digital Launches ‘Weta Animated’ to Produce Original Content Weta Digital will begin producing original content for the first time in its 25 year history under a new venture, Weta Animated, led by Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, and has hired Prem Akkaraju…
June 15, 2020
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Animation Editor

Cinesite’s Management Team Grows with Three Animation and VFX Hires

Cinesite’s Management Team Grows with Three Animation and VFX Hires Cinesite announced three new hires at its Montreal facility and London headquarters - Melissa Taylor General Manager in London, Siobhan Bentley Head of Production VFX also in London and…
May 25, 2020
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Animation Editor

Riot Games and Pixotope Go Live to Augment LPL Pro League Finals

Riot Games and Pixotope Go Live to Augment LPL Pro League Finals Riot Games wanted to add an eye-catching augmented reality show to the LPL Pro League Finals eSports event, based on their League Of Legends game characters. Focussing on characters was a good…
May 18, 2020
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Animation Editor

Illustrators Bridging 3D Animation and Medical Science

Illustrators Bridging 3D Animation and Medical Science Veronica Falconieri Hays is a certified medical illustrator working in Washington DC specialising in medical, molecular, cellular and biological visualisation, including still media and animation. Medical…

Faceware Studio Matches Animation to Live Performance in Real Time

May 12, 2020 2950
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Faceware Studio Matches Animation to Live Performance in Real Time Faceware Studio is a…

AEAF Shows Off Beautiful Work for TV, Film, Digital – and Beyond

May 07, 2020 3397
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AEAF Shows Off Beautiful Work for TV, Film, Digital – and Beyond Some terrific new…

MPC Gets Ready for a More Animated, More CG Future

Apr 18, 2020 3321
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MPC Gets Ready for a More Animated, More CG Future MPC's focus on animated CG creatures…

AXYZ anima v4 Introduces 4D People and Crowds to Visualisations

Apr 03, 2020 3541
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AXYZ anima v4 Introduces 4D People and Crowds to Visualisations anima is a stand alone…

Motion Design and Animation Come to Life at AEAF Awards

Mar 19, 2020 1609
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Motion Design and Animation Come to Life at AEAF Awards AEAF Awards now has some…

Moves by MAXON Brings Facial and Body Motion Capture to Cinema 4D

Mar 09, 2020 4377
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Moves by MAXON Brings Facial and Body Motion Capture to Cinema 4D Moves by Maxon is a new…

Jellyfish Welcomes Senior VFX Artists Nicolas Hernandez and Kevin Hoppe

Feb 17, 2020 2085
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Jellyfish Welcomes Senior VFX Artists Nicolas Hernandez and Kevin Hoppe VFX and animation…

AEAF Awards Attracts Top Spots and Creative Animations

Feb 10, 2020 1349
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AEAF Awards Attracts Top Spots and Creative Animations Juice - G2A.com Take a look at…

DNEG Welcomes David Prescott to Lead Feature Animation in LA

Jan 27, 2020 1223
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DNEG Welcomes David Prescott to Lead Feature Animation in LA DNEG has announced the…

Reviewing the MSI WS65 for Motion Capture and RTX Graphics

Jan 13, 2020 1745
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Reviewing the MSI WS65 for Motion Capture and RTX Graphics Sina Azad, TD and Motion…

Xsens DOT Tracks, Visualises and Analyses Motion for Developers

Jan 12, 2020 1073
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Xsens DOT Tracks, Visualises and Analyses Motion for Developers Xsens DOT is a new…

Fusion Studio Powers FX for 3D Animation 'Latte & The Magic Waterstone'

Dec 23, 2019 1391
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Fusion Studio Powers FX for 3D Animation 'Latte & The Magic Waterstone' ‘Latte & The…