3DE4 Release 3, now in train in its second beta, has useful updates
focused on lens distortion, in particular anamorphic lens challenges.
Post FactoryNY, independent film, documentary, TV and commercials
facillity has upgraded its screening room in New York with two FilmLight
Baselight TWO colour grading systems.
Stoke MX particle simulator plug-in from Thinkbox Software for Autodesk
3ds Max can simplify and accelerate high-volume particle cloud creation,
driven by velocity fields.
Method Studios welcomes Christian Kubsch as President, overseeing
the main base in LA and global operations, with Darin Grant as Chief
Technology Officer. Both bring extensive experience.
In response to expanding business, shade VFX has relocated to Bergamot
Station in Santa Monica, and taken on Lisa Maher as Business Development
LOOK Effects have extended operations to Stuttgart, where they are
now at work on ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’, and are now ready to
provide VFX services in four locations.
LOOK Effects has hired Wendy Lanning as executive visual effects
producer, bringing almost 20 years of experience to LOOK at their
Introducing a new non-destructive layer system for creating complex
textures, MARI 2.0 works directly with Adobe Photoshop and paint
software that read .PSD files.
FilmLight has improved integration and on-set control within its
grading pipeline with new products, while customers have been
using FilmLight systems with new techniques.
New NVIDIA Quadro graphics cards built on Kepler architecture are extending
workstation performance and abilities for engineering, architectural and media
& entertainment teams.
NAB MAXON and Adobe have made initial steps in their recent
strategic alliance, aimed at strengthening the integration
between CINEMA 4D and After Effects.
Thinkbox Krakatoa SR stand-alone high-volume particle renderer can now
be integrated with most 3D software including The Foundry’s Nuke or
Side Effects Houdini.
NAB GenArts Sapphire 7 focusses on more control, speed and a
growing number of presets, aiming to facilitate production
of higher quality effects in less time.
Australian VFX studio, Iloura, helped to recreate a war-torn Japan
for the film ‘Emperor’, a love story in the days just after Japan’s
surrender at the end of World War II.
modo 701 reveals changes, updates and new tools within the
core functionality of most workflows including modelling, sculpting,
animation, effects and rendering.
The 85th Academy Awards have brought excitement and glamour
to the world of visual effects, but also confusion and tension.
Congratulations are due to all teams.
Development of the CrowdFX function has continued in Autodesk
Softimage 2014, as well as other aspects of ICE, and adds a Camera
Sequencer is added for tighter scene control.
Procedural rendering with Golaem Crowd 2.2 is now available for Solid Angle’s
Arnold, enabling fast rendering and simulation, independent geometry and