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SIGGRAPH 2016 To Showcase 'Highly Interactive' Art Exhibit
ANAHEIM, CA — Highly interactive art exhibits from around the world will be a special feature during SIGGRAPH 2016. The annual interdisciplinary educational experience will be held July 24th through ...
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 ...


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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SUNY New Paltz Given 'SMART Lab' Designation
MINNEAPOLIS — The Hudson Valley Advanced Manufacturing Center at The State University of New York at New Paltz ( has opened an additive manufacturing superlab. The new super ...
Former Digital Domain CEO Joins Deluxe
LOS ANGELES — Former Digital Domain CEO Ed Ulbrich has joined Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. as president and general manager of Deluxe Visual Effects ( He will lead Deluxe's ...
Jon Neill Heading Up LRC At Axis Animation
GLASGOW, UK — Axis (, which provides CGI animation services for video games, films and television projects, has added Jon Neill as head of lighting, rendering and compositing. He ...
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In Focus

Look Who's Back
Alice Kingsleigh tumbles through a mirror, returns to Underland and battles Time to save the Mad Hatter in Disney’s Alice Through the Looking Glass. Directed by James Bobin and produced by Tim Burton, ...
A Fine Fettle of Fish
In Disney/Pixar’s 2003 animated feature, the popular Finding Nemo, a forgetful blue tang fish named Dory helped reunite the clownfish Marlin with his son Nemo. Now, upbeat, perky Dory has her own ...
PC or Console?
Today’s gamers are faced with a choice of platforms, including: PC, console, or both. If gamers want to play recreationally from time to time, they’ll typically opt for a simpler gaming platform like ...
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Web Exclusives

Virtual Reality Experience Launches NikeLab Shoe Collaboration
IM360, a Digital Domain company, has partnered with leading lifestyle streetwear brand Undefeated on a unique virtual reality experience called “CourtVision” to launch their new shoe collaboration, ...
WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff Accelerates Project Visualization With Deadline
DENVER — International engineering services company WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff specializes in civil infrastructure and architecture. In collaborating with its clients, visual communication is a crucial ...
9 Tips for Rendering in the Google Cloud
Over the last year, Google has approached the VFX community in a big way. Emboldened by the Zync purchase, the Google Cloud Platform has grown past the hurdles that made us apprehensive at first to ...
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Student and School News

Submissions Open For Video Game Scholarships
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
SAN JOSE, CA — Cogswell College (, 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
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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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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