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Google Earth is about to be populated by over 80 million 3d trees of various species.
Blizzard Entertainment have released a short making of video for their recent World of Warcraft Cataclysm cinematic.
S3D Technologies launches the S3D CGI Maya Plug-In. It provides easy creation, management and control of a virtual stereoscopic 3D camera rig within Maya.
30 Nov, 2010
30 Nov, 2010
29 Nov, 2010
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UK based VFX studio Baseblack discusses its 300 shots of VFX done for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. As always, spoilers.
Terragen 2.2 is out. Check out the list of updates and features.
The call for entries has begun for EXPOSÉ 9. Submit your work until the 28th of February, 2011.
29 Nov, 2010
29 Nov, 2010
29 Nov, 2010
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A funny look into the making of process for the Transformers: Prime CG series.
Possible trouble with the 3D in the upcoming Transformers Dark of the Moon film.
A research test at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill yields amazing results. Automatic cloudless 3D reconstruction based on image clusters.
28 Nov, 2010
27 Nov, 2010
27 Nov, 2010
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ShaderBox Beta 0.6 is out. ShaderBox is a visual node based RenderMan shader management tool.
CGHeute have compiled a great list of resources and tutorials for all your HDRI needs.
A Maya character rigging tutorial series, starting with the Skeleton Setup and moving on with new entries over time.
26 Nov, 2010
26 Nov, 2010
26 Nov, 2010
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Remember the Greg Mutt viral videos with the canine teen Avatar fan? Paul Smith talks about how he made these clips.
The producers and cast of Tron: Legacy talk about making the spectacle that will hit cinemas next month.
Team ARP continue their excellent guide series with a CPU Comparison Guide for Desktop PCs.
26 Nov, 2010
26 Nov, 2010
25 Nov, 2010
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A new Maya plug-in that allows you to easily create Aardman-esque animation was shown at last week's CVMP conference.
3ds Max celebrates its 20th anniversary at the Autodesk HQ in Montreal. Join the fun and prepare for an exclusive announcement!
CGSchool is offering five free one hour webinars held by various industry experts. (Thanks for posting, jmottle)
25 Nov, 2010
24 Nov, 2010
24 Nov, 2010
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All the Harry Potter movies are up for a 3D re-release following next year's Deathly Hallows Part 2.
3DRivers, the online model library, have a special offer: 10 random free models each week.
Scion and ATTIK present an Augmented Reality game, Take On the Machine. Chosen as Site of the Day by the FWA.
23 Nov, 2010
23 Nov, 2010
23 Nov, 2010
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HotHardware have posted a preview to Blizzard Entertainment's upcoming WoW expansion, Cataclysm.
Team ARP follows up on their GPU comparison guide, with a new Hard Disk Drive comparison guide.
MPC shares some information about the 180 VFX shots they did for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. Beware spoilers!
23 Nov, 2010
22 Nov, 2010
22 Nov, 2010
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Insight3D is an open source image based 3d modeling software. In essence, you can create 3d models from photographs.
3DMark 2011, the new benchmark for real time graphics has arrived, with full support for DirectX 11.
CG Channel have posted a round up of important plug-ins for 3ds Max. A must read for 3ds Max users.
20 Nov, 2010
20 Nov, 2010
19 Nov, 2010
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Bad news has hit the internet, as Asylum VFX is closing down.
Cheetah3D 5.6 is out, with a completely new transform tool, new video codec support and several workflow enhancements.
A new monthly video tutorial on the character creation process, presented by Jesse Sandifer.
19 Nov, 2010
18 Nov, 2010
18 Nov, 2010
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Team ARP have posted a very thorough Graphics Card comparison guide. Information is your greatest weapon when choosing your GPU.
The full Vue 9 product line has been released. With so many options and pricing, there's a choice for everyone.
Enjoy this quirky and funny stopmotion ad for Windows 7 and Avatar about a PC and a Mac on a long flight.
18 Nov, 2010
18 Nov, 2010
17 Nov, 2010
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The new OptiTrack S250e camera is the first full-featured Ethernet motion capture camera for under $2,000 USD.
Twinmotion 2 is a new architectural showcase application with realtime GPU based rendering functionality.
The list of the 15 animated features being considered for the Animated Feature Film category for the 83rd Academy Awards has been released.
17 Nov, 2010
16 Nov, 2010
16 Nov, 2010
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When you mix ingenuity with a brand new Kinect, you get a 3d video camera able to create it's own little virtual environment. Oliver Kreylos shows us the possibilities of this hack.
Following next month's Tron: Legacy we can expect an entire animated series, Tron: Uprising in summer 2012.
Animation Mentor will be at the CTN Animation Expo in Los Angeles, between November 19th and 21st. Check out the Expo events you can look forward to!
16 Nov, 2010
16 Nov, 2010
15 Nov, 2010
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Check out this behind the scenes report on Transformers: The Dark of the Moon, due out on the 1st of July 2011. See how Michael Bay turned Chicago into a battlefield.
The very large studios successfully out-sourcing rendering? Here's an article about DreamWorks Animation and New Mexico-based Cerelink.
3 interviews posted on the Max 20 year anniversary page (scroll down)
15 Nov, 2010
15 Nov, 2010
13 Nov, 2010
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Turning the screens on the London Underground into a digital playground, from 17th January 2011. Submission details here.
Here are four quick tips videos created by Chris Murray for 3ds Max 2011.
DreamWorks have been firing on all cylinders this year, but are they creating animated classics? AnimatedViews.com reports...
12 Nov, 2010
12 Nov, 2010
11 Nov, 2010
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Activision's latest Call of Duty title believed to top last year's record-smashing Infinity Ward-developed hit.
Gizmondo post an article 'The History of the Uncanny Valley'
IGN give their own preview and trailer breakdown of the upcoming movie 'Sucker Punch'
11 Nov, 2010
10 Nov, 2010
10 Nov, 2010
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NVIDIA introduces the GeForce GTX 580 the world's fastest DirectX 11 GPU.
Nice free Blender video tutorial on BlenderCookie covering modelling balloons, materials, lighting, rendering, and compositing.
Toy Story 3: Pixar writer Michael Arndt tells the story behind the story in this interview.
10 Nov, 2010
09 Nov, 2010
09 Nov, 2010
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When Blizzard needed someone to head up the development of its next-generation Battle.net service, it turned to Greg Canessa - Interview here.
Side Effects Software are enhancing the learning content for Houdini users and have rolled out three media rich tutorials - 'Go Procedural User Guide'.
CGChannel post an interesting shot breakdown from Toy Story 3
08 Nov, 2010
08 Nov, 2010
08 Nov, 2010
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E-on Software Ships Vue 9 Infinite and Vue 9 xStream
Starcraft II sells 3M, Activision Blizzard reports $51M profit
HotHardware looks at a trio of mid-range video cards designed to give enthusiasts the best bang for their buck.
05 Nov, 2010
05 Nov, 2010
03 Nov, 2010
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HDR Light Studio: Version 2.0 - a major update and has redefined HDR Light Studio as the new, super fast way to light a 3D model whilst maintaining the highest quality photo-real results.
Autodesk 3ds Max celebrates its 20th Anniversary.
Digital-Tutors Surpasses 13,000 Videos with 19 New Courses and 12 Visual Guide Lessons.
03 Nov, 2010
03 Nov, 2010
03 Nov, 2010
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V-Ray 2.0 now available to preorder, upgrade and pricing details here.
The next major release of SynthEyes (camera tracking and stabilization software application) is on its way, highlighted by new set reconstruction tools.
A new 3D Mouse to hit the stores. Watch the video to see just how it works with your 3d app. Great for navigation, but will it work well with modelling too?
02 Nov, 2010
02 Nov, 2010
02 Nov, 2010
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An article detailing why using solid state flash memory in CG production can drastically improve your studio’s performance.
Xsens Technologies B.V. Announce the availability of the MTw miniature wireless inertial motion tracker for ambulatory 3D kinematic measurements.
02 Nov, 2010
01 Nov, 2010