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In Focus

VFX Presents New Danger for Doctor Who
21-Oct-2014
axisVFX, a Bristol- and Glasgow-based visual effects studio established by animation company Axis and visual effects supervisors Grant Hewlett and Howard Jones, created compelling VFX for latest ...
Dracula Untold
20-Oct-2014
Gary Shore’s Dracula Untold isn’t your typical vampire story. There was a determination to do something different right from the start – beginning in a pre-production office coated in a what-not-to-do ...
Storage for Visual Effects
17-Oct-2014
VFX studios have heavy-duty storage needs for complex shots and 24/7 workloads. They require both speed and performance to get the job done. Fortunately, the market offers myriad choices for building ...
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Web Exclusives

Qube! Helps Reel FX Keep Rendering on Track
23-Oct-2014
The tools that last are the ones that can roll with the punches. For Dallas and Santa Monica, California’s Reel FX, one tool has helped them manage 4.5 million render jobs in the most efficient way ...
A 'Spin" on Effects for 'Dolphin Tale 2'
20-Oct-2014
TORONTO — Spin VFX created a splash recently, contributing visual effects to feature film Dolphin Tale 2, which hit theaters recently.
Rodeo FX Provides History Lesson with VFX
20-Oct-2014
Rodeo FX turned back time in a new campaign from the Government of Canada.
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News

Consumers Can Participate in a 3D Experience
23-Oct-2014
ROCK HILL, SC – 3D printing technology will be available at a store near you.
Acadia Features Intricate 3D-Printed Art Pieces
23-Oct-2014
MINNEAPOLIS and REHOVOT, ISRAEL – Stratasys, a 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, has collaborated with a prestigious lineup of artists for this year’s ACADIA (the Association ...
Chaos Group Releases V-Ray 3.0 for Maya
22-Oct-2014
SOFIA, BULGARIA – Chaos Group has released V-Ray 3.0 for Maya, delivering a new set of features and optimizations focused on speeding up lighting, look development, and rendering workflows.
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Student and School News

Game On for Students' Sports-Themed Game with Social Message
17-Oct-2014
Anita Sarkeesian is being targeted by male gamers…lots of female game designers at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont.
iAnimate.net Holds Elite Games Animation Workshop
26-Aug-2014
LOS ANGELES – iAnimate.net will be holding the Elite Games Animation Workshop 3, an interactive 14-week program directly pairing students with top working animators at the most recognizable game ...
Students Use Mocap to Present Robot Love
7-Aug-2014
ENSCHEDE, NETHERLANDS – How do you catch robot love on film? The answer for Chapman College’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts students was “Some Like It Bot,” a short film that depicts the clumsy ...
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SIGGRAPH

SIGGRAPH 2014 Wrap-up
22-Aug-2014
This year, the Siggraph conference was back in Vancouver, Canada. It is certainly one of the more beautiful cities in North America. The weather was great, and the conference center was right on the ...
Dell shows new tower & rack workstations
13-Aug-2014
Nvidia ships Visual Computing Appliance
13-Aug-2014
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GDC

JMR debuts additions to SilverStor Desktop family at NAB 2013
8-Apr-2013
LAS VEGAS — JMR Electronics, a storage solutions vendor, is debuting its latest additions to its SilverStore Desktop family of products, a complete suite of cloud ready SAS/SATA/SSDRAID solutions, ...
Tech Startup Sandboxr, Aims to be Nation's Largest 3D Printing Service, Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Raise Funds
5-Apr-2013
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH — Sandboxr has announced plans to acquire enough 3D printers to effectively make it the largest 3D printing service in the US. It has launched a campaign on the crowd-funding site ...
Markerless iPi Motion Capture Available Through Steam Store
1-Apr-2013
MOSCOW — Markerless motion capture iPi Motion Capture, from iPi Soft, is now available in the Valve Steam Store.
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NAB

AMD and Adobe Collaboration Enhances Creative Cloud Workflow
14-Apr-2014
LAS VEGAS, NAB 2014 – AMD’s ongoing collaboration with Adobe has yielded numerous performance optimizations for new creative functions and workflow enhancements that will be available soon to video ...
NAB 2014 By the Numbers
14-Apr-2014
LAS VEGAS, NV – The National Association of Broadcasters released preliminary figures for the 2014 NAB Show, the world's largest electronic media event covering filmed entertainment and the ...
Blackmagic Design Shows Off URSA Camera
14-Apr-2014
NAB 2014, LAS VEGAS – Blackmagic Design has unveiled Blackmagic URSA, a new high-end digital film camera designed to revolutionize workflow on set.
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Kickstarter

Kickstarter Haptic Device Lets Users Immerse Themselves in their Games
5-Feb-2014
HAMILTON, ONTARIO — Haptics makes a triumphant return to PC gaming with Tivitas Interactive's upcoming gaming device, Sinister, which is utilizing Kickstarter for its push into the gaming world.
CrowdIt Participants Compete for Crowdfunding Funds
29-Jan-2014
SPRINGFIELD, MO — CrowdIt (www.crowdit.com), which brings business networking and support services into the crowdfunding experience, has announced new details related to its second launch contest, ...
Oscar-Winning Animator and Distinguished Songwriter Take On Broadway With New Musical ‘THE KISS’
15-Jan-2014
Academy Award-winning animation producer director Will Vinton and multi-platinum songwriter David Pomeranz are teaming up to produce ‘THE KISS,’ an outrageous new musical-comedy slated for an initial ...
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