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Siggraph offers preview of 2017 technical papers

Siggraph offers preview of 2017 technical papers

More than 125 technical papers have been accepted in a wide variety of graphics disciplines. The 44th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques –aka Siggraph 2017 — has released details about the technical papers to be presented this year. This year’s peer-reviewed scholarly papers in computer graphics science will include work […]

By May 31, 2017 Read More →
Blender Institute strikes again with cult comic Agent 327

Blender Institute strikes again with cult comic Agent 327

A three-minute teaser is out for a forthcoming feature film based on the work of Dutch artist Martin Lodewijk’s classic comics. By Amina Saeed After producing many award-winning shorts and raising over a million dollars in crowdfunding for 3D application development, Blender Institute introduces its new project, based on the work of Dutch artist Martin […]

By May 30, 2017 Read More →
Autodesk SketchBook update handles 100 megapixel illustrations

Autodesk SketchBook update handles 100 megapixel illustrations

A new rendering engine has been designed for power users on iPad Pro, but the technology ships to all users. An update to Autodesk Sketchbook for iOS provides a new rendering and drawing engine that takes full advantage of the high-end iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, as well as providing benefits to users of all other […]

By May 24, 2017 Read More →
Faceware Live enhancements include new animation workflows

Faceware Live enhancements include new animation workflows

Producing facial animation in real time allows digital characters to interact with live audiences. Faceware Technologies has made a significant under-the-hood upgrade to Faceware Live, its real-time motion capture (mocap) and animation software. Much of the new technology comes from its parent company, Image Metrics, which is creating commercial/consumer apps including L’Oreal’s MakeupGenius and Nissan’s […]

By May 23, 2017 Read More →
Interview: Andrew Baum, President of WeVideo

Interview: Andrew Baum, President of WeVideo

With over 22 million accounts, WeVideo is still in the process of making video editing tools cost effective and easily accessible to all. Video processing had been associated with high costs as well as complex hardware and software resources. But today it is no more the exclusive domain of professionals. Online video editing platform like […]

By May 19, 2017 Read More →
Adobe Creative Cloud for video

Adobe Creative Cloud for video

Latest updates focus on video tools with new capabilities in artificial intelligence, virtual reality, motion graphics, live animation, and audio. Adobe has revealed a major update for video tools in its Creative Cloud solution, meant for filmmakers and video producers. Now available, the latest update delivers new features for graphics and titling, animation, polishing audio, […]

By May 2, 2017 Read More →
Prototypo lets users customize their own fonts

Prototypo lets users customize their own fonts

Creating customizable typeface through an application allows designers to cut months from the font creation process. The startup Prototypo — built by a team who loves both fonts and code — has already found its way to more than 20,000 graphic arts professionals worldwide. Designers are overburdened by the time-consuming task of finding original fonts to […]

By April 26, 2017 Read More →
Autodesk’s sale of Pixlr reveals business model transition

Autodesk’s sale of Pixlr reveals business model transition

It is routine for Autodesk to consolidate products or terminate them, but sell? Autodesk has sold Pixlr, its cloud/mobile photo editor, to 123RF, a photo/video service bureau and division of Inmagine Group. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition gives Inmagine Group a reach of approximately 50 million monthly users. It also signals […]

By April 25, 2017 Read More →
Laval Virtual extends its vision

Laval Virtual extends its vision

The future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed. – William Gibson The fortunes of the Laval Virtual conference are reflecting the interests in its headline technologies Virtual Reality, Augment Reality, and whatever lies in between. It’s booming. Last year the conference held in Laval, France, an easy train ride south west of Paris, […]

By April 24, 2017 Read More →
Tipit greenscreen technology opens a Pandora’s Box of AR possibilities

Tipit greenscreen technology opens a Pandora’s Box of AR possibilities

Separating the main image from the background in the camera allows professional photo editing opportunities inside the smartphone. The tech behind it has a wide range of applications beyond photography. A young startup called Tipit which focuses on cross-platform augmented reality technologies, recently launched an automated photo editing app called Model. The iOS app lets […]

By April 19, 2017 Read More →