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SIGGRAPH

Xsens Showing New Release
30-Jul-2015
Xsens is releasing MVN Studio 4.2, an upgrade to their motion tracking software.
French Technology In Force at Show
30-Jul-2015
PARIS – French companies will have a strong showing this year at SIGGRAPH, with 14 technical papers, three talks, 21 companies (including two award winners) participating in the Computer Animation ...
Emerging Technologies Demonstrate Transformation of Interactive Trends, Techniques
30-Jul-2015
CHICAGO — SIGGRAPH 2015, the annual interdisciplinary education experience and conference on the latest computer graphics and interactive techniques, announces the lineup of this year's Emerging ...
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NAB

Boris, Imagineer Team Up on New VFX Tools
20-Apr-2015
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
16-Apr-2015
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
15-Apr-2015
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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News

RocketComp for Maya Eases VFX Compositing Workflow
30-Jul-2015
HALIFAX, NS, CANADA –Dover Studios co-founder Andrew Hazelden has released a new Maya plug-in called RocketComp.
BenQ BL2711U Monitor Debuts
30-Jul-2015
COSTA MESA, CA — BenQ America Corp. is now shipping its BL2711U design monitor.
Next Limit Launches RealFlow 2015
30-Jul-2015
MADRID – Next Limit Technologies has officially launched RealFlow 2015, an out-of-the-box fluid and dynamics simulation software for 3D visual effects.
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In Focus

Poldark: Creating a Period Drama in a Modern Age
29-Jul-2015
Period drama has always been popular, but in recent years it has experienced an explosion in demand. Arguably it was the high production values and top-notch writing of Downton Abbey that paved the ...
Immersive Fun
23-Jul-2015
CORVALLIS, OR – Visitors at DreamHack Summer 2015 June 13-16 in Jönkoping, Sweden had the opportunity to go head-to-head with potato chip-eating vampires in an interactive 3D game developed and ...
The Year of Pluto
21-Jul-2015
BETHESDA, MARYLAND – Pixeldust Studios, a digital animation and broadcast design studio, has created and produced many state-of-the-art animations featured within a new NASA documentary film titled ...
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Web Exclusives

Sarofsky Generates 'Ant-Man' Main-on-End Titles
30-Jul-2015
CHICAGO and HOLLYWOOD –The Marvel Studios summer blockbuster "Ant-Man" directed by Peyton Reed debuted on July 17, featuring main-on-end titles created by design-driven production company Sarofsky.
Crooked Letter Films Captures Picturesque Ride
30-Jul-2015
In a world where storytelling reigns, Crooked Letter Films’ visual narratives have made lasting impressions for brands like Columbia Records, Refinery 29 and H&M.
Getting into the Flow for 'The Avengers: Age of Ultron'
30-Jul-2015
VFX/CG Supervisor Timothy Hanson at Zoic Studios talks about how they used RealFlow to make some amazing simulations for the blockbuster of the year, Avengers: Age of Ultron.
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Student and School News

VR VILLAGE Opens at SIGGRAPH
29-Jul-2015
CHICAGO — SIGGRAPH 2015, will debut a new program this August. The 2015 VR VILLAGE will feature real-time immersion in the latest virtual and augmented realities, including Nomadic Virtual Reality ...
Animal Logic Creates Innovative 3D Concept Reel for 360-degree Arena
16-Jul-2015
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 ...
In the Game
29-Jun-2015
While the BYU Center for Animation is accustomed to being in the national spotlight, it’s usually for student-made animated shorts, not for award-winning video games.
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GDC

Nurulize Showcases Real-time RISE VR Experience
6-Mar-2015
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
6-Mar-2015
SAN FRANCISCO – Game Connection has unveiled the winners of the 2015 Game Connection Development Awards.
Khronos Makes Trio of Announcements at GDC
6-Mar-2015
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

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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