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SIGGRAPH

Highlights from SIGGRAPH 2015
17-Aug-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
12-Aug-2015
SHERMAN OAKS, CA — At the SIGGRAPH show in Los Angeles, Faceware Technologies (www.facewaretech.com), the provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions, launched the Faceware Live plug-in ...
Reallusion Debuts Three 3D Tools
12-Aug-2015
LOS ANGELES — Reallusion (http://www.reallusion.com) is at this week’s SIGGRAPH show with three disruptive innovations for 3D animation: iClone 6, Character Creator and the iClone Live Motion Capture ...
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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

Gnomon Live Australia To Feature LA Talent
5-Feb-2016
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — Gnomon Live Australia (http://gnomonlive.com.au) will present a first-class lineup of LA-based artists, who will share their strategic thinking and practices developed in some ...
Cartoon Network Employs New Models For Content Development
5-Feb-2016
ATLANTA — Cartoon Network Studios is embarking on an era of developing immersive worlds via digital collaborations, with the launch of OK K.O.! Lakewood Plaza Turbo, an original idea conceived by ...
The Third Floor Honored With VES Award
5-Feb-2016
LOS ANGELES — Visualization studio The Third Floor (www.thethirdfloorinc.com) received a Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Photoreal Episode as part of the Game of Thrones team. ...
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In Focus

'Giant' Makes Big Impact
28-Jan-2016
One of the highlights of this year’s Sundance Film Festival’s New Frontier Program was the five-minute VR film experience “Giant.”
A CG Build: 1800s Whaling Village
28-Jan-2016
Rodeo FX re-created 19th-century Nantucket, Massachusetts, for Ron Howard’s latest film, In the Heart of the Sea, including concept art, seamlessly interwoven set extensions, and evocative matte ...
VR Filmmaking: Two Perspectives
26-Jan-2016
Virtual Reality is still in the “Wild West’ era, for both filmmakers and studio service providers. Post Magazine, CGW 's sister publication, recently connected with pros on both fronts. Hugh McGrory ...
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Web Exclusives

King And Country Completes 'Vikings' Promos
2-Feb-2016
SANTA MONICA — King and Country (www.kingandcountry.tv) created a new teaser campaign for Season 4 of History’s hit series Vikings, which returns on Thursday, February 18th. Featuring Viking leader ...
Ring Of Fire Completes VFX For FXX's 'It's Always Sunny'
28-Jan-2016
LOS ANGELES — It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia returned to FXX in early January and Ring of Fire (www.ringoffire.com), here, helped take the gang to places they had never gone before for the show’s ...
Cutting Edge Creates VFX For 'Powers' Using Synched Renderfarms
28-Jan-2016
LOS ANGELES — When many studios are limited to one facility and a small bank of computers, Australia’s Cutting Edge was sitting on a gold mine – two big VFX studios and all the hardware that came with ...
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Student and School News

Cogswell Students Release New 3D Animatable Rigs
27-Jan-2016
SAN JOSE, CA — Cogswell College (www.cogswell.edu), 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
26-Jan-2016
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 ...
Corning Calls On Cogswell Students
16-Dec-2015
SAN JOSE, CA — Students within Cogswell College’s MediaWorks program were recently retained by the Silicon Valley research group of one of America’s largest corporations, Corning, to develop and ...
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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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