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Free beta for Akeygara, rigging and animating tool

Free beta for Akeygara, rigging and animating tool

Game development veterans take on development tool market with new company, Nukeygara. Their first tool, Akeytsu, is available as a free Beta.

CineSync jumps on the Shotgun bandwagon

CineSync jumps on the Shotgun bandwagon

Remote video and animation reviewing in the fast-growing Autodesk Shotgun ecosystem Cospective CineSync Pro is the latest video content editing product to build an extension to the Autodesk Shotgun video production management system. The Academy Award winning synchronized review and approval tool is already in use at several major film production companies. Connecting with the […]

CG artistry move the plot along in Avengers: Age of Ultron

CG artistry move the plot along in Avengers: Age of Ultron

Fictional user interface designs enhance realism and visually explain technically sophisticated story elements. In the blockbuster movie Avengers: Age of Ultron (now in theaters) there are several crucial plot points not centered on dialog or action, but on the appearance of visual elements than can only be created by computer graphics. Two studios separated by […]

Adobe readies latest release of Creative Cloud

Adobe readies latest release of Creative Cloud

Adobe rolls out its Creative Cloud upgrade which includes Adobe Stock, its new stock service, which is integrated with its Creative Cloud products.

Kung Fury rocks the 80s action movie genre with heavy CG

Kung Fury rocks the 80s action movie genre with heavy CG

David Sandberg scooped up $630,000 on Kickstarter and put together a hilarious short film in Autodesk Maya and 3ds Max. Please forgive me, I’m laughing as I write about Kung Fury, a new online movie that premiered recently at Cannes. I’m not laughing at the artistry or the technology, which are both top notch, but […]

Adobe acquires Mixamo as one more building block to 3D

Adobe acquires Mixamo as one more building block to 3D

Adobe announced the acquisition of Mixamo on June 1. The company sells rigged characters and mo-cap moves through a hybrid mix of product and service deasl and a combination of cloud and client approaches. Adobe says it will use the Mixamo technology to enable easy 3D character creation in Photoshop.

The Foundry has a new majority owner

The Foundry has a new majority owner

London private equity firm HgCapital pays $312 million to add The Foundry to its Technology, Media & Telecommunications group.  The Foundry, best known for its creative media products Mari, Modo, and Nuke, has a new majority owner. London private equity firm HgCapital has paid £200 million ($312 million) to take over majority ownership from The […]

Boy Scouts of America introduces Animation merit badge

Boy Scouts of America introduces Animation merit badge

New merit badge will be the first delivered to scouts via both print and digital publishing. Keeping up with contemporary trends in the arts and sciences, The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is launching a new merit badge in animation. Created and developed in consultation with industry experts, the animation merit badge is the 136th addition […]

Arnold renderer now available for Cinema 4D

Arnold renderer now available for Cinema 4D

The new bridge makes the popular renderer available inside the C4D interface. Solid Angle has released connector software that allows its popular Arnold ray tracing renderer work inside 3D modeling and animation software Maxon Cinema 4D (C4DtoA). Arnold is an advanced Monte Carlo ray tracing renderer purpose-built for feature-length animation and visual effects. Originally co-developed […]

Create a trailer for Siggraph

Create a trailer for Siggraph

A new contest for students seeks “imagination to tell a unique story” about Siggraph 2015 The Siggraph Education Committee is looking for the next great team of computer graphics artists to create a film-style trailer (preview) for Siggraph 2015. The Siggraph Trailer Contest draws inspiration from a similar contest run by the FMX conference. The […]