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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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Stratasys Partners With Adobe To Enable Color 3D Printing
MINNEAPOLIS — Stratasys Ltd. (, a 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company, is partnering with Adobe to bring high quality, color 3D printing to creatives around the ...
Nominees Announced For 'UK Music Video Awards'
LONDON — Taylor Swift, Flying Lotus, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Run The Jewels, Cee Lo Green and OK Go are among the US acts who pick up multiple nominations in this year’s UK Music Video Awards, the ...
Germany To Host Animago Conference
MUNICH, GERMANY — The Animago Award & Conference will take place on October 15th and 16th, offering keynote speeches, lectures and workshops. The event brings together the creative community and ...
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In Focus

Walking the Walk
Sony Computer Entertainment America LLC (SCEA), Sony Pictures Entertainment, and IMAX Corporation recently teamed up to deliver “Can You Walk the Walk?” – a virtual reality (VR) experience that puts ...
Spotlight on Webster Colcord
Meet Webster Colcord, the animator and motion-capture artist who relied on a battle-scarred Boxx workstation to bring Ted to life.
The Art of Hydration
Sometimes “going with the flow” is easier said than done.
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Web Exclusives

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 ...
Finish Creates VFX For Civil War-Era 'The Keeping Room'
LONDON — Finish ( recently completed work on more than 90 VFX shots featured in director Daniel Barber’s new film The Keeping Room. The studio also created the title sequence for the ...
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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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