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AWS the Molecule Billions

The Molecule’s VFX Artists Stay Connected with AWS Virtual Workstations

The Molecule’s VFX Artists Stay Connected with AWS Virtual Workstations Billions VFX studio The Molecule operates on both coasts of the USA, opening first at their headquarters in New York in 2005 and then at a second facility in Los Angeles. Recent work…
May 18, 2020
RSP gravity
VFX Editor

Rising Sun Pictures Celebrates its 25th Year

Rising Sun Pictures Celebrates its 25th Year Gravity Visual effects studio Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) has reached its 25th year, after producing work for more than 150 motion pictures and television series, including some of the most popular and…
May 11, 2020
Framestore Graham anna mark
VFX Editor

Framestore Film Expands VFX and Business Teams with New Hires

Framestore Film Expands VFX and Business Teams with New Hires Framestore has made three key hires across its film division – VFX supervisor Graham Page and Head of FX Mark Hodgkins from DNEG, and Head of Business Development Anna Ford. Graham Page joins…
May 03, 2020
AWS method jumanji3
VFX Editor

Method Studios Takes AWS Cloud Rendering to the Next Level

Method Studios Takes AWS Cloud Rendering to the Next Level Visual effects company Method Studios works on content for all screen types - feature films for cinemas, television content and commercials for home or mobile screens, title designs and others. At its…
April 27, 2020
Framestore Pre production
VFX Editor

Framestore Pre-production Services Announces Creative Team

Framestore Pre-production Services Announces Creative Team Framestore Pre-production Services has pulled together a new creative team of supervisors to work exclusively across previs, techvis, postvis and virtual production. Creative Director and Senior…
April 22, 2020
Cinema4D S22 uv
VFX Editor

Cinema 4D S22 Automates UV Unwrap, Tunes Viewport and Pipelines

Cinema 4D S22 Automates UV Unwrap, Tunes Viewport and Pipelines UV Auto Unwrapping The new version of Maxon Cinema 4D is a subscription-only release that gives subscription customers early access to the next series of updates. These include UV unwrapping and…
April 20, 2020
AUtodesk flame 2021 effects explorer
VFX Editor

Flame 2021 Adds Physical Defocus, Facial Keying, HDR Mastering

Flame 2021 Adds Physical Defocus, Facial Keying, HDR Mastering Autodesk Flame 2021 has new tools for human face segmentation driven by machine learning, and finishing tools for streaming services with new functionality for Dolby Vision HDR authoring and…
April 14, 2020
Ziva Frog Ludwig Ek
VFX Editor

Ziva VFX Academic Licenses Are Now Free

Ziva VFX character simulation software from Ziva Dynamics is now free for students and educators to give students the chance to learn physics-based character creation while studying.
April 06, 2020
Golaem Scattering
VFX Editor

Golaem 7.3 Characters Step Beyond Crowds with USD, Scattering and Fur

Golaem 7.3 Characters Step Beyond Crowds with USD, Scattering and Fur Scattering tool Golaem characters are extending their usefulness beyond crowd simulations to become a cross-pipeline data format for animated characters of all types such as cars, trees and…
March 26, 2020
Autodesk 3dsmax pbr metal rough
VFX Editor

3ds Max 2021 Adds PBR and Texture Workflows, Python 3 Integration

3ds Max 2021 Adds PBR and Texture Workflows, Python 3 Integration PBR material - metallic roughness Autodesk 3ds Max 2021 has a fully scriptable texture baking workflow and is simpler to install. Viewport configuration and rendering are improved, in…
March 17, 2020
Maxon unity Cineware by Maxon2a
VFX Editor

Cineware by Maxon Plug-in Integrates Cinema4D Assets into Unity

Cineware by Maxon Plug-in Integrates Cinema4D Assets into Unity Maxon is now a Unity Technologies Verified Solutions Partner and is distributing a plug-in for Unity called Cineware by Maxon. Developers and creative teams can use the new plug-in to integrate…
March 16, 2020
Keentools facebuilder
VFX Editor

KeenTools Builds and Tracks Faces for Nuke and Blender Artists

KeenTools Builds and Tracks Faces for Nuke and Blender Artists KeenTools, a team of software developers based in St Petersburg, started up in 2017 with a straightforward plugin called GeoTracker for Foundry Nuke, designed for object tracking. The software met…
March 11, 2020
Toolchefs atoms unreal
VFX Editor

Toolchefs Integrates Atoms Crowd into Unreal Engine

Toolchefs Integrates Atoms Crowd into Unreal Engine Toolchefs software developers has released a free open beta of Atoms Unreal, a new plugin integrating Atoms Crowd into Unreal Engine. The Atoms Unreal plugin is Toolchefs’ first step into the real-time…
March 04, 2020
Ncam Outlander
VFX Editor

Ncam Appoints Robin Shenfield as Chairman

Ncam Appoints Robin Shenfield as Chairman ‘Outlander’ was the first TV programme to use Ncam’s augmented reality platform for live, on-set pre-visualisation. Ncam Technologies has appointed Robin Shenfield as Chairman. Robin is the co-founder and former…
February 27, 2020
ReDefine jewell
VFX Editor

ReDefine Completes Work on ‘Richard Jewell’, Expands to 1,200 Employees

ReDefine Completes Work on ‘Richard Jewell’, Expands to 1,200 Employees ReDefine animation and VFX studio has completed delivery of VFX services for its first major film, ‘Richard Jewell’, at the same time reaching a milestone of 1,200 employees worldwide.…
February 24, 2020
Digital domain
VFX Editor

VFX Company Digital Domain Opens Montréal Studio

VFX Company Digital Domain Opens Montréal Studio Digital Domain has launched Digital Domain Montréal, its ninth location worldwide. The Montréal studio will focus on feature films, episodic and streaming while supporting other groups within the company. The…
February 24, 2020
E on plantcatalog ShaunWilliams
VFX Editor

E-on PlantCatalog Cultivates 3D Procedural Vegetation for 3D Artists

E-on PlantCatalog Cultivates 3D Procedural Vegetation for 3D Artists E-on software’s PlantCatalog is a continuously growing 3D vegetation collection, accessed with cutomised standalone and plugin tools. Models in the collection are procedural and suit 3D…
February 22, 2020
Nuke12 1 flipbook HieroPlayer
VFX Editor

Nuke 12.1 Updates Nodes, UI and Blink Scripting Across Nuke Software

Nuke 12.1 Updates Nodes, UI and Blink Scripting Across Nuke Software Nuke 12.1 has been released with updates affecting all Nuke software through changes to the UI and a number of tools, workflows and nodes, such as a major update to Blink programming…
February 16, 2020
Keyshot 9 uv unwrap1
VFX Editor

KeyShot 9.1 Generates UV Maps, Adds GPU Network Rendering

KeyShot 9.1 Generates UV Maps, Adds GPU Network Rendering KeyShot 9 introduces UV Unwrap to create maps to accurately apply textures and labels to objects. Following the release of KeyShot 9 in late 2019, an updated version 9.1 now addresses workflow speed,…
February 12, 2020
LOST Season2 ship2
VFX Editor

Digital Domain Gets ‘Lost in Space’ with a New Breakdown Reel

Digital Domain Gets ‘Lost in Space’ with a New Breakdown Reel At the end of January, Digital Domain released a VFX reel highlighting their work on ‘Lost in Space’ season 2, specifically on the first episode. As it covers a large amount of wide-ranging work,…
February 05, 2020
MPC Episodic Group Cropped
VFX Editor

MPC Launches VFX Division for Streaming and Episodic Content

MPC Launches VFX Division for Streaming and Episodic Content Technicolor company MPC has launched a new episodic visual effects division, sparked by the many changes the entertainment industry is currently experiencing. Due to fast growth in new streaming…
February 05, 2020
Framestore art dept
VFX Editor

Framestore Pre-production Services Launches for Film and Content

Framestore Pre-production Services Launches for Film and Content Framestore has launched Framestore Pre-production Services (FPS) for global film and content production. The company is building out its previs, virtual production, techvis and postvis services…
February 03, 2020
MPCBafta1917
VFX Editor

MPC Wins BAFTA for Special Visual Effects in 1917

MPC Wins BAFTA for Special Visual Effects in 1917 Technicolor’s MPC has won the BAFTA for Special Visual Effects for '1917' at the EE British Academy Film Awards on 2 February 2020. Production VFX Supervisor Guillaume Rocheron accepted the BAFTA award on…
January 10, 2020
Katana 3 5 Multi Threaded
VFX Editor

Katana 3.5 Brings USD Pipelines and Interactive Renders to Light

Katana 3.5 Brings USD Pipelines and Interactive Renders to Light Katana scene processing is now multi-threaded. Katana 3.5 has a new core engine, rebuilt to perform key operations faster and speed up iteration. Using a new option to render images directly to…
January 06, 2020
AMD radeon prorender5
VFX Editor

AMD Develops New, Updated Radeon ProRender Integrations and Plug-Ins

AMD Develops New, Updated Radeon ProRender Integrations and Plug-Ins Image: Yan Ge, Radeon ProRender for Cinema 4D R21. During 2019, AMD released several different integrations and plug-ins for the Radeon ProRender physically-based render engine that improve…