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Studio collaboration platform Shotgun improves Cuts management

Studio collaboration platform Shotgun improves Cuts management

New features bring editorial cut data into the review process. The latest update to studio collaboration platform Shotgun introduces editorial cut data into the review process, enabling teams to view their work at any time, in context with the latest cut. “VFX and animation studios need to constantly view their latest work in context of […]

By July 26, 2016 Read More →
Massive releases AI-controlled crowd simulator for 3ds Max

Massive releases AI-controlled crowd simulator for 3ds Max

Each character in a crowd scene is an autonomous agent. Massive, the specialist in crowd simulation software, today announces a version of its Academy Award-winning crowd simulation software for Autodesk 3ds Max. Massive is the only crowd simulation software that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to control characters. Each character—and there can be thousands—is an autonomous […]

By July 26, 2016 Read More →
Game industry leader Tim Sweeney to receive Jon Peddie Technology Advancement Award at Siggraph 2016

Game industry leader Tim Sweeney to receive Jon Peddie Technology Advancement Award at Siggraph 2016

The founder and current CEO of Epic Games “has led the trajectory of the game industry.” Jon Peddie Research (JPR) announces Tim Sweeney as the latest recipient of the JPR Technology Advancement Award. The founder and current CEO of Epic Games will be presented at JPR’s Annual Siggraph Luncheon for press and analysts on July […]

By July 23, 2016 Read More →
The Foundry ports Katana to Windows

The Foundry ports Katana to Windows

The popular look-and-lighting tool also adds new support for Renderman, V-Ray, Arnold, and 3Delight.   The Foundry’s popular professional look development and lighting tool Katana is now available on Windows. Until now only available on Linux RHEL Centos 6, Katana 2.5 will also support 64-bit Windows 7. Katana is used in VFX, broadcast, and animation as […]

By July 20, 2016 Read More →
NASA planetary engineer to keynote Siggraph 2016

NASA planetary engineer to keynote Siggraph 2016

Nagin Cox noted for her ability to energize listeners to the possibilities awaiting humanity. One of the lead engineers for some of NASA’s recent spectacular planetary missions will be the keynote speaker for Siggraph 2016. Z. Nagin Cox is Spacecraft Operations Engineer with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA JPL). For Siggraph, Cox will share […]

By July 15, 2016 Read More →
No more Dell Android tablets

No more Dell Android tablets

The lure of a keyboard and a touch screen makes 2-in-1’s more popular for business. Dell recently announced it will stop producing Android-based tablets. The company says tablets have a long replacement cycle—something between a phone and a PC—and the arrival of phones with large screens has encouraged some users to forgo their tablets altogether. […]

By July 14, 2016 Read More →
Redshift render engine update links with 3ds Max

Redshift render engine update links with 3ds Max

GPU-based biased rendering is catching on as a more efficient path to an acceptable result. GPU-based render Redshift is out with an update that integrates with Autodesk 3ds Max, the popular 3D design and visualization software. Other features in Redshift 2.0 include realistic volumetrics, enhanced subsurface scattering and new materials. Existing named Redshift customers include […]

By July 13, 2016 Read More →
Longdon out as Aveva CEO

Longdon out as Aveva CEO

Twice-failed merger attempt with Schneider Electric leads to management shake-up. After almost 17 years at the helm, Richard Longdon is out as CEO at Aveva, the process and power design software firm. In an orderly transition, Longdon will remain as President for 12 months and current Chief Financial Officer James and board member James Kidd […]

By July 11, 2016 Read More →
SPECapc releases new benchmark for Siemens NX

SPECapc releases new benchmark for Siemens NX

A complete redesign offers new models, latest graphics display modes and a fresh GUI. The non-profit group SPEC has released a new benchmark for Siemens NX, the high-end 3D CAD program popular in heavy industry and automotive. The new software from SPEC’s Application Performance Characterization (SPECapc) offers performance evaluation for computers running Siemens NX 9.0 […]

By July 8, 2016 Read More →
Autodesk buys PCB layout design company

Autodesk buys PCB layout design company

CadSoft Eagle is popular with professionals and makers.  The parent company wants out of the software business.   Autodesk has acquired the company behind a popular printed circuit board (PCB) design software product. CadSoft Eagle, based in Germany, has been a subsidiary of UK-based Farnell Electronics Group. Autodesk has not announced the purchase, since the […]

By July 1, 2016 Read More →