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In Focus

MastersFX Evolves Digital Make-up Effects in 'Fallen Skies'
2-Sep-2014
LOS ANGELES, CA and VANCOUVER, BC – Character effects company MastersFX unveiled its dMFX (Digital Make-Up) Division in conjunction with Season Four of the Amblin Television/TNT series "Falling ...
Space Rocket
25-Aug-2014
Superheroes of all shapes and sizes have taken over theaters recently, but none have been as intriguing (and endearing) as the crew from James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy.
Rising Sun Pictures Travels Back in Time
21-Aug-2014
ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA – Rising Sun Pictures (RSP), an Adelaide visual effects studio, is best known for its work on Hollywood blockbusters such as X-Men: Days of Future Past, Gravity, and The ...
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Web Exclusives

Milk Creates Half-Face Man for New 'Doctor Who' Series
29-Aug-2014
LONDON – BAFTA award-winning London VFX house Milk created the visual effects for the BBC’s “Deep Breath,” Peter Capaldi’s debut episode as Doctor Who, directed by Ben Wheatley for the eighth series ...
3D Printing Helps Reduce Surgical Time
27-Aug-2014
MINNEAPOLIS and REHOVOT, ISRAEL – UK medical 3D printing specialist Replica 3DM is using Stratasys 3D Printers to support 12 National Health Service (NHS) hospitals in the validation of patient ...
Cinesite Ventures Into the Storm
27-Aug-2014
LONDON – Mother Nature can deliver devastation when it’s least expected. Cinesite has created visuals of Mother Nature at her most extreme for Warner Bros. latest release, Into The Storm.
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News

Maxon Ships Cinema 4D Release 16
2-Sep-2014
FRIEDRICHSDORF, GERMANY – Maxon has rolled out the next generation of its 3D software, Cinema 4D Release 16 (R16), available today.
The Story of Frozen to Air
29-Aug-2014
“The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic” is an all-new, original special in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Lincoln Square Productions and Walt Disney Animation Studios. The ...
Pixar Revs Up Tractor for Release
29-Aug-2014
In the first week of September, Pixar Animation Studios plans to release Tractor 2.0, its next-gen distributed processing software.
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Student and School News

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 ...
Cogswell Student Presents Mobile App Game at SIGGRAPH
4-Aug-2014
SUNNYVALE, CA – A student from Cogswell College’s Game Studio will present a newly produced, school-developed mobile app game during the 2014 SIGGRAPH Conference’s “Appy Hour” showcase in Vancouver.
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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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