VFX Developments

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Cinema 4D S24 Reveals 3D Asset Control, Animation Workflows, Scene Nodes

Car Rig Character Object Preset Maxon’s Cinema 4D Subscription Release 24, or S24, has new tools to help users search for and obtain models, materials and other assets, and to place them within the scene in different ways. The release includes workflow…
April 13, 2021
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Rumble VFX Launches Expert Team in Soho for Film and TV

Tim Zaccheo, Richard Costin, Joe Cork and Max Wright set up Rumble VFX to handle VFX production from early concepts and planning to shoot supervision and shot design of all types.
April 12, 2021
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BlueBolt Promote Tracy McCreary to Managing Director

Joining co-founders CEO Lucy Ainsworth-Taylor and Creative Director Angela Barson, Tracy will be instrumental in helping to push the company forward in its growth and scope of work. Tracy joined the BlueBolt team in 2015 after a substantial career working on…
April 09, 2021
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Framestore to Speak at AEAF 2021 on Jingle Jangle’s Storybook Sequences

Framestore created several animated sequences for Netflix movie Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey. The Framestore team, led by Animation Director Ian Spendloff and VFX supervisors Tim Jenkinson and Johannes Sambs, worked with production VFX Supervisor Brad…
April 08, 2021
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FuseFX Acquires Australian-based Rising Sun Pictures

Gravity FuseFX has announced its acquisition of Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) visual effects studio in Adelaide, Australia. Founded in 1995 by Tony Clark, Gail Fuller and Wayne Lewis, RSP has established itself as one of the world's top visual effects studios.…
April 05, 2021
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DNEG Appoints Innovator Roy C Anthony as Global Head of Research

VFX and animation company DNEG has appointed digital technology innovator and real-time workflow expert Roy C. Anthony as Global Head of Research. Brought onboard by DNEG’s Global CTO Paul Salvini, the appointment builds on DNEG’s ongoing commitment to…
March 30, 2021
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ArsenalFX Color Expands Team with an Eye Towards VFX

Cortney Haile ArsenalFX Color has expanded its team, adding new talent to support the company’s new services, hiring VP of Business Development Cortney Haile to lead the expansion of their VFX department, extending the company’s services to include scripted…
March 29, 2021
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Autodesk’s 2022 Updates Add USD Plugin, Tune Up Modelling and Rendering

Resulting from joint development work between Pixar, Animal Logic, Luma Pictures and Blue Sky Studios, USD is now integrated into Maya, and can be used to load and edit massive datasets very rapidly. Due to the full integration, artists can then work directly…
March 22, 2021
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Nuke 13.0 Supports USD Hydra, Adds Machine Learning Tools

Machine Learning Foundry has launched into the Nuke 13.0 series of releases with a flexible set of machine learning tools, a new Hydra 3D viewport renderer and extended monitor out functionality, better workflows for collaborative review and Python 3 support.…
March 16, 2021
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ReDefine Grows VFX and CG Character and Creature Team with New Talent

Global animation and visual effects company ReDefine has further expanded its presence in Europe with the hiring of an experienced VFX team based in Sofia, Bulgaria.
March 16, 2021
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FuseFX Welcomes Lindsey Kaiser and Johnny Fisk in Los Angeles Office

FuseFX visual effects studio has named Lindsey Kaiser as executive producer at its main studio in Los Angeles, and promoted VP of production Johnny Fisk to FuseFX's global business development group. In her new role, Lindsey will partner with LA Production to…
March 08, 2021
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Houdini Engine for Unreal and Unity Available Free for Commercial Studios

Houdini Engine for UE4 SideFX Houdini Engine for UE4 and Houdini Engine for Unity are now available for commercial customers for free. Previously free for artists using Houdini Indie, this now gives commercial artists and studios the ability to deploy…
March 08, 2021
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VFX Students at AIE Get Hands-on with Virtual Production

Students at AIE, a 3D animation, game design and VFX college in Sydney, produced their end of year short film project on a demonstration virtual set and LED Wall designed and built by local systems integrator and supplier Intraware. On this set, using…
March 01, 2021
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Preymaker Expands Production Team

Preymaker studio adds to its creative collective with the hires of Zachary Fortin in production and Bridgette Doran in operations. Working through a custom cloud-based platform, Preymaker is one of the first 100% cloud native creative studios and creates…
February 25, 2021
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Chaos V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max Update 1 Extends Visualisation Tools

Chaos V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max, Update 1, now includes support for masking, new Progressive Caustics and improved translucent materials. Artists and designers can now do more from a single render, extending the visualisation tools to give more control to…
February 22, 2021
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Framestore Appoints New Members to the Real-time Team

Grant Bolton and Alberto Aguado have joined the Framestore engine team as Lead Technical Director and Principal Engineer, becoming key players in the company's latest real-time projects.The use of game engines is growing rapidly in the media production…
February 15, 2021
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Level Ex Welcomes Aharon Rabinowitz as Creative Director

Level Ex, creator of medical video games for physicians, has welcomed Aharon Rabinowitz as its new Creative Director, bringing more than 20 years of experience in filmmaking, animation, visual effects, motion graphics, and software design to the company.…
February 15, 2021
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VFX Veteran Bryan Godwin Joins Pixomondo as Head of LA Studio

Pixomondo, an Oscar and Emmy-winning visual effects and virtual production company, has hired VFX veteran Bryan Godwin as Head of Studio for its Los Angeles facility. Pixomondo (PXO) operates from eight global offices, including Los Angeles, which also serves…
February 07, 2021
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AMPAS Honours ftrack Studio with a Technical Achievement Award

A review session in ftrack Production tracking platform, ftrack Studio, has earned a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for contributions to filmmaking and post-production. The Academy’s Board of Governors voted…
February 01, 2021
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Framestore Unreal Shot Engine Gears Up for New VFX Pipeline

In a special project named FUSE, Framestore Unreal Shot Engine, Framestore is producing a film entirely using a new type of VFX pipeline built around Epic Games’ Unreal Engine. Directed by Framestore’s Academy Award-winning Chief Creative Officer Tim Webber,…
January 25, 2021
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Preymaker Welcomes VFX Supervisor Ruben Vandebroek

Preymaker creative and technology studio welcomes Ruben Vandebroek to its growing team. Ruben brings a wealth of experience and a combination of creative vision and technical expertise in CGI and emerging technology. He will be a leading creative and…
January 18, 2021
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Autodesk’s Diana Colella to Lead Media & Entertainment Group

Autodesk’s acquisition of Discreet Logic in 1999 established its role as a major software provider to the media and entertainment industry. It also attracted talent, including Diana Colella, whose two-decade career at Autodesk has now reached a new level.…
January 11, 2021
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VFX Supervisor Artemis Oikonomopoulou Joins Cinesite London

Cinesite announced today that VFX Supervisor Artemis Oikonomopoulou has joined its London studio. She brings with her more than 20 years of experience in film and comes to Cinesite after having just delivered sci-fi thriller ‘Infinite’. Prior to that she was…
December 19, 2020
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Skyhouse Scales Cloud Rendering on Digistor’s Onboarding Package

Skyhouse Studios animation and VFX facility opened at the start of 2020, and soon after decided to use cloud rendering to scale up their production capacity on demand. Skyhouse General Manager Lydia Grbevski said, “We had been interested in setting up AWS…
December 15, 2020
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V-Ray 5 for Cinema 4D Improves Lights, Materials and GPU Rendering

Chaos Group’s V-Ray 5 for Cinema 4D is a large scale upgrade that packages all developments from V-Ray 5 and V-Ray Next into one renderer, and includes built-in compositing, interactive light mixing and scene intelligence tools. It also means that Chaos…