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Blender to drive creation of animation feature

Blender to drive creation of animation feature

Popular Dutch comic book character Agent 327 will appear on the silver screen for the first time. The Amsterdam-based Blender animation studio and film production company Fu Works will make a feature length animation movie based on Agent 327, a popular Dutch comic book character. Hendrik Ijzerbroot, AKA Agent 327, is a secret agent working […]

Autodesk throws support behind Academy’s ACES color management standard

Autodesk throws support behind Academy’s ACES color management standard

The move increases interoperability at the most technical and demanding levels of color management. Autodesk is providing support for the new ACES 1.0 color management and interchange standard as established by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The company says Flame Premium creative finishing software, Maya 3D animation software, and Shotgun and RV asset management software will […]

Shotgun update adds RV viewer at no extra cost

Shotgun update adds RV viewer at no extra cost

Both the asset management system and the viewer now run without initial user configuration. Shotgun Software has updated its eponymous asset management software with a variety of new features and by including the previously separate RV asset viewer inside the primary product. Shotgun is a cloud-based production tracking, review and asset management software platform for film, […]

AMD certifies Avid Media Composer for FirePro

AMD certifies Avid Media Composer for FirePro

Both Windows and Mac Pro workstations are covered by the new support certification. AMD has announced certification for Avid Media Composer 8.4 on its FirePro workstation-class GPUs. The new support for Avid Media Composer offers FirePro users a 4K environment for media management and editing tasks throughout the video production process. The new certification covers both […]

The Foundry introduces Modo 901

The Foundry introduces Modo 901

Modo 901 is planned for the end of May 2015. In the meantime, the Foundry’s Brad Peebler and Shane Griffith offered a sneak peak of the new features.

Adobe Comp, Adobe’s latest mobile tool strengthens Adobe’s links with iOS

Adobe Comp, Adobe’s latest mobile tool strengthens Adobe’s links with iOS

Adobe introduces Comp, its latest mobile app for iPad. The new app lets people sketch out layouts with images and type and sync or share them for further work. So far, it’s iPad only.  It has been kind of quiet on Adobe’s mobile front lately, but the company wants you to know mobile is critically […]

Artoo in Love: guerilla filmmaking Cadillac style

Artoo in Love: guerilla filmmaking Cadillac style

Autodesk inaugurates its new robotics lab at Pier 9 with screening of Artoo in Love by Evan Atherton

Meerkat emerges as the breakout tech at SXSW Interactive

Meerkat emerges as the breakout tech at SXSW Interactive

Streaming video via Twitter is now officially a thing. Meerkat seems to be the preferred live-stream app for stars and politicians and Twitter has acquired the competition Periscope.

Otoy reveals big rendering agenda

Otoy reveals big rendering agenda

A new media format designed for virtual/augmented reality is just the tip of the iceberg. Otoy seems to believe in the sports cliché “go big or go home.” This week at the GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, the well-funded start-up introduced a new free application for creating photorealistic content for virtual and augmented reality […]

Geomerics improves real-time global illumination engine

Geomerics improves real-time global illumination engine

Enlighten 3 with Forge provide lighting tools for an artist’s perspective. Geomerics says its update to Enlighten provides cinematic-quality dynamic lighting with a toolset appealing to the artist. “We see lighting as the biggest contributor to cinematic quality graphics,” says Chris Porthouse, VP of gaming middleware for ARM, which owns Geomerics. “Great artists use lighting […]