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Major Lytro Desktop update improves image editing

Major Lytro Desktop update improves image editing

Light field photos offer so much more data, making them tricky to work with under older paradigms. Lytro has introduced a major update to the desktop software that ships with its revolutionary light field camera, to make it easier to edit and process the depth and dimensionality available in Lytro’s “living pictures.” Lytro Desktop 4.3 is […]

Siggraph releases lineup for popular production sessions

Siggraph releases lineup for popular production sessions

Insider conversations include Interstellar, Jurassic World, Ant-Man, and Tomorrowland. Industrial Light and Magic will celebrate 40 years with a special event. The lineup for the most popular event at Siggraph—the Production Sessions—has been announced. As usual, the world’s elite computer graphics experts will gather to share the processes and techniques used to create the compelling […]

Interactive graphics breakthroughs highlight Siggraph 2015 Emerging Technologies

Interactive graphics breakthroughs highlight Siggraph 2015 Emerging Technologies

The theme of “Work and Play,Technology that Improves Daily Lives” pushes the boundaries from what graphics do today to what they can do soon. The latest research into interactive graphics applications will take the center stage at this year’s Emerging Technologies program at Siggraph 2015. The projects in the 2015 program fall under the theme […]

Autodesk puts 123D products on Windows mobile devices

Autodesk puts 123D products on Windows mobile devices

The free apps let Windows phone and tablet users join the 123D community. Autodesk is extending its 123D family of graphics apps to Windows. 123D Catch is now available for Windows Phone and Catch and 123D Sculpt+ are now Windows 8.1 apps. 123D Catch uses the phone’s camera to shoot photographs around something, then upload […]

Speed increases ripple through Enlighten dot-update

Speed increases ripple through Enlighten dot-update

Tweaks throughout the production process make this real-time global illumination engine run faster. A dot-update to global real-time illumination engine Enlighten features changes that extend scalability, reduce solver time, and improve lighting placement flexibility in game development. New features in Geomerics Enlighten 3.02 include: High level build system (HLBS): A code refresh to the build […]

Adding cloud to the Windows render farm

Adding cloud to the Windows render farm

Thinkbox Deadline adds one-click access to Microsoft Azure New templates from Thinkbox Software allow its render-and-compute management software Deadline to support one-click access to Azure, Microsoft’s cloud computing platform. Starting today, Deadline is now available in the Azure Marketplace, a download site for acquiring Azure-compatible software and utilities. Because Deadline controls compute resources on both […]

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.