CGW Press Center


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 ...
More NAB News


Dell Reveals New Precision Workstations
ROUND ROCK, TX — Dell ( has released a new lineup of Precision mobile workstations, as well as made significant updates to its line of Precision tower solutions. Redesigned inside and ...
MPC Soars In New JetBlue Spot
LOS ANGELES — MPC LA ( created a photoreal pigeon that stars in JetBlue’s latest commercial, which shows the parallels a bird in a crowded city shares with today’s ...
Red Introduces Compact 4K Raven Camera
IRVINE, CA – Red Digital Cinema ( has introduced the Red Raven, latest addition to its line of professional cameras. Weighing in at 3.5 pounds, Raven is the company’s lightest and most ...
More News

In Focus

House of Moves Introduces Helibug
For the past few years, House of Moves has been developing proprietary technology for use at its motion-capture facility. Called Helibug, the pipeline contains a real-time render engine for on-set ...
Overall GPU Shipments Drop From Last Quarter
Discrete GPUs continue to slip as embedded GPUs in the CPU and APU bring better performance for free. The erosion of the low end of the market by tablets seems to have subsided, and even tablet sales ...
The Backyard Mocap Behind 'The Leviathan'
The Leviathan story is a good one.
More In Focus

Web Exclusives

Method Provides VFX For New 'Halo 5' Campaign
LOS ANGELES — New commercials debuted this week for Halo 5: Guardians featuring devastation and destruction on a massive scale; scenes brought to life in part by extensive visual effects created by ...
One Fine Day Helps AMC Launch 'Fear The Walking Dead'
NEW YORK — Creative studio One Fine Day ( produced the :30 trailer that promotes AMC’s new series, Fear the Walking Dead, a spin-off of the network’s hit, The Walking Dead. The video ...
Iron Claw Creates 3D Trailer For MasterImage 3D
LOS ANGELES — Production studio Iron Claw (, here, created a new 3D theatrical trailer for MasterImage 3D, Inc., a provider of 3D technology for cinema and mobile devices. The piece ...
More Web Exclusives

Student and School News

SCAD Talent Recognized With Red Dot Awards For Communication Design
SAVANNAH, GA — Eleven students and alumni from the Savannah College of Art and Design ( were awarded seven wins in the prestigious Red Dot Awards for Communication Design.
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), ...
More Student News


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.
More GDC News


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 ...
More Kickstarters
E-Newsletter Signup
Keep up with the latest CG industry news by subscribing to the CGW newsletter, produced bimonthly with special editions throughout the year. Join Our E-mail List Now!
Most Read