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Redshift renderer releases integration for Houdini

Redshift renderer releases integration for Houdini

The biased, GPU-based renderer counts several well-known animation studios among its customers. Redshift Rendering Technologies has released an integration to the procedural animation tool Houdini, from SideFX Software. Redshift is a biased GPU-accelerated renderer that currently integrates with industry-standard content creation tools including Autodesk Maya, Softimage, and Autodesk 3ds Max. The company says integration work […]

By February 17, 2017 Read More →
Atomic Fiction cloud rendering spinoff lands venture funding

Atomic Fiction cloud rendering spinoff lands venture funding

Autodesk and Walden Venture Capital are named participants; the amount of funding was undisclosed. Cloud rendering startup Conductor Technologies has raised an undisclosed amount of venture capital in a Series A funding round. The company is a technology spinoff from Atomic Fiction, a Hollywood special effects studio. The funding round was led by Walden Venture […]

By February 15, 2017 Read More →
V-Ray for 3ds Max update renders up to seven times faster

V-Ray for 3ds Max update renders up to seven times faster

A new algorithm for dealing with complex lighting improves render time. Chaos Group has released a major update to V-Ray for Autodesk 3ds Max, its popular rendering solution. The company says version 3.5 is up to 7 times faster at rendering, depending on the scene. Chaos Group says its new Adaptive Lights algorithm “drastically speeds […]

By February 13, 2017 Read More →
Discovering the importance of lighting in creating immersive 3D

Discovering the importance of lighting in creating immersive 3D

Game studios are using real-time lighting to improve realism, but it will take a graphics ecosystem to take VR content to the next level. A driving goal for the visual motion arts (video, cinema, games) has always been the creation of an immersive experience. The suspension of disbelief can be engaged with compelling stories  — […]

By February 3, 2017 Read More →
Managing media content in the drone’s-eye view era

Managing media content in the drone’s-eye view era

Kyno offers a new all-in-one approach to video management, designed for terabytes of data in a variety of formats. Rapidly dropping video hardware prices and a matching rise in production quality have created a democratized market for video and filmmaking. Multimedia experiences and production quality once available only to high-budget production teams is now accessible […]

By January 31, 2017 Read More →
Cospective updates remote video review solution

Cospective updates remote video review solution

CineSync 4.0 introduces additional security features and an iOS app. Video technology specialist Cospective has introduced a major update to CineSync, its Academy Award-winning cloud-based remote review and approval solution. The update includes a high-end version of the software with additional security features. CineSync has been integrated into the workflow of several recent feature films […]

By January 30, 2017 Read More →
Microsoft acquires Simplygon 3D optimization technology

Microsoft acquires Simplygon 3D optimization technology

Designed to slim down AAA game models, the tech may find its way into the new drivers for 3D printing. Microsoft has acquired Swedish-based Donya Labs, developers of Simplygon, software widely used in the game industry to optimize models — which generally means to make them use less processing and storage. The process is also […]

By January 27, 2017 Read More →
Chaos Group co-founder wins Science/Engineering Academy Award

Chaos Group co-founder wins Science/Engineering Academy Award

Vlado Koylazov honored for original work on V-Ray ray tracing rendering software. A co-founder of rendering software specialist Chaos Group  has won a Scientific and Engineering Award from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the “original concept, design and implementation of V-Ray.” Vlado Koylazov is receiving the award the Academy gives to […]

By January 25, 2017 Read More →
Chaos Group lands partnership with Adobe

Chaos Group lands partnership with Adobe

V-Ray rendering technology will be integrated into Adobe Creative Cloud. Render 3D assets, then use for design work. Chaos Group and Adobe today annouce a strategic partnership to integrate V-Ray rendering into Adobe Creative Cloud products. The goal is “push-button” 3D rendered composites. The first expression of the partnership is Project Felix, a public beta […]

By January 10, 2017 Read More →
Four-armed robot gives ad agency a technology advantage

Four-armed robot gives ad agency a technology advantage

Robic has four fully programmable arms that move cameras over 100 miles per hour for shots at 2,500 frames per second. Usually when an advertising agency promotes their business, they do things like show off work for other clients or display the creative power of their staff artists. But Triptent has found a way to […]

By January 2, 2017 Read More →