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Highlights from SIGGRAPH 2015
CHICAGO – SIGGRAPH, the annual interdisciplinary educational experience in the latest computer graphics and interactive techniques, recently returned to Los Angeles, where it celebrated its 42nd ...
Faceware debuts plug-in for Epic Games’ Unreal Engine
SHERMAN OAKS, CA — At the SIGGRAPH show in Los Angeles, Faceware Technologies (, the provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions, launched the Faceware Live plug-in ...
Reallusion Debuts Three 3D Tools
LOS ANGELES — Reallusion ( is at this week’s SIGGRAPH show with three disruptive innovations for 3D animation: iClone 6, Character Creator and the iClone Live Motion Capture ...


Boris, Imagineer Team Up on New VFX Tools
BOSTON – Boris FX and Imagineer Systems previewed the newest versions of flagship products, Boris Continuum Complete and mocha Pro, at NAB, marking the public debut of integrated technology following ...
Blackmagic Provides a Glimpse of Fusion 8
LAS VEGAS, NV — Blackmagic Design is showing an alpha version of Fusion 8 at NAB 2015. The visual effects and motion graphics software, which until now was only available on Windows, will see Mac OS X ...
NAB 2015 Attendance Tips 100,000
LAS VEGAS, NV – The National Association of Broadcasters cites preliminary registered attendance of 103,042 for the 2015 NAB Show, the world's largest annual convention covering filmed entertainment ...
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Amulet Hotkey Combines Nvidia GRID & Dell Blade Technology
DEVON, UK — Amulet Hotkey ( has launched one launch of the first Nvidia GRID vGPU capable Dell Blades, allowing enterprises to experience the full benefit of remote access to ...
VIEW Conference Announces Keynote Speakers
TURIN, ITALY — The 16th annual VIEW Conference will take place in Turin from October 19th through 23rd, bringing together professionals across the digital arts industry. The conference recently ...
VFX Producer Scott Coulter Joins MastersFX
LOS ANGELES & VANCOUVER — Character-effects firm MastersFX ( has named longtime VFX producer Scott Coulter as its new VP/EP of visual effects. He worked with the studio and its ...
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In Focus

Mission: Possible
Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation ups the ante in a major way with death-defying action atop an Airbus, along a motorway, at a theater and inside an underwater vault. Planning the movie’s ...
Ant-Man Fun Facts
The latest Marvel superhero to journey to the big screen was Ant-Man, making his feature-film debut this summer (see “Shrink Wrap” in the July/August 2015 issue of CGW).
Small Size, Big Hero
Saving the day is a big job for an insect-sized superhero. In creating the action for Marvel’s Ant-Man, Director Peyton Reed and his team used specialized techniques, including macrophotography, to ...
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Web Exclusives

Music Video: Kendrick Lamar — 'Alright'
LOS ANGELES – Ntropic ( colorist Trevor Durtschi worked closely with London Alley Entertainment director Colin Tilley, and DPs Rob Witt and Corey Jennings to create a dramatic black ...
Preseason Warmup: 'Madden the Movie'
Football season is upon us, and so, too, the release of EA ’s highly anticipated Madden NFL 16 video game.
Panasonic Brings to Life State-of-the-Art Kabuki
Panasonic recently presented with Shochiku, renowned global Kabuki producer, with support from MGM Resorts International, an elaborate, high-tech outdoor performance unlike anything Las Vegas or the ...
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Student and School News

Technology Helps Escape Studios Put Students in the Spotlight
For over a decade, Escape Studios has taken young people with raw talent and big dreams, and shaped them into visual effects stars. Since its foundation in 2002, over 4,000 students have passed ...
VR Village Opens at SIGGRAPH
LOS ANGELES — SIGGRAPH 2015 debuted a new program this week. The 2015 VR Village features realtime immersion in the latest virtual and augmented realities, including Nomadic Virtual Reality (VR), ...
Animal Logic Creates Innovative 3D Concept Reel for 360-degree Arena
SYDNEY – Established as one of the world’s leading animation and visual FX studios, Animal Logic was the perfect partner to push the boundaries of digital storytelling to new limits with the creation ...
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Nurulize Showcases Real-time RISE VR Experience
CULVER CITY, CA – Virtual-reality software developer Nurulize showcased its RISE Oculus DK2 tech demo at GDC 2015 in San Francisco.
Game Connection America Reveals 2015 Development Award Winners
SAN FRANCISCO – Game Connection has unveiled the winners of the 2015 Game Connection Development Awards.
Khronos Makes Trio of Announcements at GDC
Khronos was busy at this year’s GDC, with three major announcements, including Vulkan API, OpenCL 2.1, and SPIR-V.
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Kickstarter Haptic Device Lets Users Immerse Themselves in their Games
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
SPRINGFIELD, MO — CrowdIt (, 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’
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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