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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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@Xi Computers Unveils New Line of Xeon-Based Workstations
SAN CLEMENTE, CA — @Xi Computers has unveiled a new MTower line of workstations based on overclocked Intel Xeon processors. Xi MTower workstations sport the latest V.3 edition Intel Xeon 1650 and 1660 ...
VFX Legion Establishes Worldwide Pipeline
BURBANK, CA — VFX Legion ( is a virtual post production facility. A division of Legion Studios, LLC, VFX Legion is a studio that’s trying something new. Founded by VFX supervisor ...
Updating The T-Rex Café At Disney Springs
WALLERN, AUSTRIA — The popular T-Rex Café at Disney Springs, formerly Downtown Disney Marketplace, at Lake Buena Vista, FL, is a monster-sized, Palaeozoic-themed restaurant that bills itself as a ...
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In Focus

HP: A Re-invention
HP has been busy lately. Very busy. First, it recently split into two companies: HP Inc. (PC and printer operations) and HP Enterprise (software and services). Then, during a media event in New York ...
Monster Movie
For Sony Pictures’ Goosebumps, the Moving Picture Company (MPC) delivered a wide range of work that started with over 700 VFX shots for the film and went on to include the feature’s creative title ...
Slam Dunk!
Video game facial animation has come a long way, from the first twitch of Mario’s moustache to the near-Hollywood production levels of titles like Grand Theft Auto and Halo. Today’s characters can ...
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Web Exclusives

Framestore, Activision & Freestyle Games Revive 'Guitar Hero'
LONDON — Framestore collaborated with Activision and Freestyle Games on the re-birth of the pop culture phenomenon Guitar Hero. With the brand new controller comes a whole new immersive experience, ...
King And Country Helps Motel 6 Show Off Renovations
SANTA MONICA — King and Country ( directed and produced a new :30 TV commercial for Motel 6 and ad agency The Richards Group. Room to Room highlights Motel 6’s nationwide ...
'Call of Duty' Live-Action Trailer Inspires Gamers
Black Ops is back! In anticipation of what Nielsen dubbed as the “most anticipated multiplatform holiday game” of the year, Call of Duty: Black Ops III ’s live-action trailer has hit the airwaves.
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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), ...
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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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