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SIGGRAPH 2016 To Showcase 'Highly Interactive' Art Exhibit
ANAHEIM, CA — Highly interactive art exhibits from around the world will be a special feature during SIGGRAPH 2016. The annual interdisciplinary educational experience will be held July 24th through ...
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 ...


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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Solidworks Now Integrated into XYZprinting's Product Suite
SAN DIEGO, CA — Dassault Systèmes Solidworks will now integrate 3D printing solutions for XYZprinting's ( product ecosystem. Through this solution, Solidworks is fully ...
Adam Sandler/Happy Madison Partnering With STX Entertainment
BURBANK, CA — Adam Sandler and Happy Madison Productions have signed a deal to write, produce and star in a new animated project for STX Entertainment ( As part of the 12 to ...
Professor: Video Games Offer Opportunities For Summertime Learning
WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — Parents wondering how to keep their children engaged in summertime learning should consider their laptop computer or video game console, says a Purdue professor in the College of ...
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In Focus

The Future Looks Bright
The shift from SD to HD offered viewers such a dramatic improvement in video quality that “high resolution” effectively became shorthand for better quality. This notion has helped fuel 4K production ...
Super Showdown
I first had a chance to speak with MPC VFX Supervisor Guillaume Rocheron two summers ago, not long after he had finished work on the feature The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Rocheron recently headed ...
French visual effects veteran Cedric Nicolas-Troyan served as the VFX supervisor on the 2012 global hit Snow White and The Huntsman, which grossed nearly $400 million and won him an Oscar nomination ...
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Web Exclusives

Music Video: Pink - 'Just Like Fire'
NEW YORK — Director Dave Meyers of Zanmi Films recently worked with Strange Invention's VFX supervisor Todd Sarsfield and the team at Nice Shoes ( to create a music video for the ...
Audiomotion Studios Deliver High-Impact In-Game Animation
OXFORD, UK — Performance capture studio Audiomotion (, here, recently partnered with Finnish video game developer Remedy Entertainment to create large-scale, in-game stunt ...
Union VFX Completes Shots For 'Florence Foster Jenkins'
LONDON — Union VFX ( served as the sole visual effects vendor on Florence Foster Jenkins, the new film from Stephen Frears ( Philomena; The Program; The Queen ), which was released ...
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Student and School News

Submissions Open For Video Game Scholarships
LOS ANGELES — The AIAS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), has opened submissions for two of its annual scholarship programs benefiting students ...
Cogswell Students Release New 3D Animatable Rigs
SAN JOSE, CA — Cogswell College (, the educational institution offering a curriculum in digital art, engineering and entrepreneurship, has announced that students within its Digital ...
Houdini Training At Rising Sun Pictures
ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA — Houdini, Side Effects’ 3D animation software, is a principal tool at Rising Sun Pictures and at other visual effects studios worldwide that are engaged in feature film and ...
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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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