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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

Hybride & ILM Form VFX Partnership
28-Apr-2016
PIEDMONT, QUEBEC — Ubisoft’s Hybride Technologies (www.hybride.com) division has entered into a strategic alliance with George Lucas’s Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), which has offices in San ...
New 'Universe' for DreamWorks Animation?
28-Apr-2016
In the words of Kung Fu Panda ’s Po, “There is no charge for awesomeness… or attractiveness.”
Proof Launches 'Prime' VR Division
27-Apr-2016
LOS ANGELES — Ron Frankel, creative director/founder of previs studio Proof (proof-inc.com), has launched a new virtual reality and immersive design division called Prime (prime-immersive.com). The ...
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In Focus

Anger Management, Bird Style
21-Apr-2016
It can get taxing while working in technology media. Deadlines never cease. There is never enough time in the day to complete the work. Tackling email is akin to the Greek mythological character ...
A Beautiful Planet
18-Apr-2016
NCSA is helping produce movie magic with cinematic scientific visualization.
Music Video: Black Stone Cherry's 'In Our Dreams'
18-Apr-2016
CHICAGO — Director/editor Kyle Cogan and the team at Simian Design (www.simiandesign.tv), here, recently conceived, produced and posted a new music video for the southern heavy metal band Black Stone ...
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Web Exclusives

Rooster Teeth Employs iPi Motion Capture On 'Death Battle'
27-Apr-2016
AUSTIN, TX – iPi Soft’s marker less motion capture solution, iPi Motion Capture, has been added to the list of creative tools being used to create the popular YouTube show Death Battle, which is seen ...
FuseFX Supporting FX's 'Tyrant'
13-Apr-2016
BURBANK — FuseFX (http://fusefx.com/) is currently creating visual effects for Season 3 of FX’s Middle East drama, Tyrant. VFX supervisor Ted Rae leads a team of artists tasked with enhancing the ...
BMW Using Game Technology For Vehicle Development
13-Apr-2016
MUNICH, GERMANY — BMW is one of the first car manufacturers to introduce a mixed reality system into vehicle development that has been devised entirely using components from the computer games ...
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Student and School News

Submissions Open For Video Game Scholarships
6-Apr-2016
LOS ANGELES — The AIAS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), has opened submissions for two of its annual scholarship programs benefiting students ...
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 ...
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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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