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Archive Dec 2010
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Xfrog is now offering digital downloads for all their digital plant products.
The Blender Foundation has made available Blender 2.56 Beta, an update that fixes over 440 bugs from the prior release.
NewTek has just released LightWave 10. See the new features here.
31 Dec, 2010
31 Dec, 2010
31 Dec, 2010
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Great news! Andy Murdock has updated his character animation system, Automatron, and released it for free.
Clear your schedule and mark your calendars for the most anticipated movies of 2011.
The second part of Flickering Myth's article on Darren Aronofsky is now available.
30 Dec, 2010
30 Dec, 2010
30 Dec, 2010
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Check out 10ravens, a website packed with resources for digital artists of all kinds.
Flickering Myth has posted the first part of a two-part article about acclaimed director Darren Aronofsky.
A Tron animated series is confirmed. It will take place before the events in the latest movie, and will star the voices of Elijah Wood and Lance Henriksen.
29 Dec, 2010
29 Dec, 2010
29 Dec, 2010
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Forbes has put together a list of the Top 10 Grossing Movies of 2010.
Read about the invisible visual effects done by Luma Pictures to enhance and give life to True Grit.
CGArena has put together a list of the best 20 Car Tutorials, for the aspiring grease monkeys among us.
29 Dec, 2010
28 Dec, 2010
28 Dec, 2010
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Read about the several VFX companies coming together for Gulliver's Travels, to tackle 600 shots of CG.
The villains for the massive superhero movie The Avengers have been uncovered. Humanity will be facing off against two alien races, the Skrull and the Kree.
Read about how eyes are the key to making lifelike faces, and how to avoid the dreaded uncanny valley.
28 Dec, 2010
27 Dec, 2010
27 Dec, 2010
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An interesting article about The Endless Possibilities of Art Styles, by Joost Van Dongen.
Mediachance has released the latest version of their high dynamic range image software, Dynamic Photo-HDR 5. See the new features here.
Read how Rhythm & Hues approached production on the Yogi Bear film.
27 Dec, 2010
25 Dec, 2010
25 Dec, 2010
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Bad news for the community, as CafeFX has annouced it is closing its doors due to the current economic climate.
The power of the Unreal 3 engine is now in the palm of your hand. UDK with iOS Support.
2011 is shaping up to be a great year for gaming. Check out this list of the most anticipated games coming out next year.
25 Dec, 2010
24 Dec, 2010
24 Dec, 2010
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Auryn Ink is an iPad app that creates the authentic feel of watercolor painting.
Maxwell 2.5 has been released. 2.5 is a major update, it includes the Fast Interactive Rendering feature and a new SSS system.
CGSociety have posted a complete retrospective of Siggraph Asia 2010.
23 Dec, 2010
23 Dec, 2010
23 Dec, 2010
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Motiva has released Colimo 1.0, a GPU based post production application that allows you to modify lights, colors and textures after the render is complete.
CrazyTalk Animator allows for fun and quick full-body animation for photo and sprite-based characters.
PD Pro Digital Painter is a fun painting program for artists and animators. The demo to version 5.1b is now available.
22 Dec, 2010
22 Dec, 2010
22 Dec, 2010
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Evermotion launches Archmodels vol. 92, a collection of highly detailed furniture, textured and shaded.
Read how Digital Domain approached the VFX for Tron: Legacy. The character Clu was quite a challenge.
Read this preview article about the upcoming Gnomeo and Juliet feature animation from Rocket Pictures.
21 Dec, 2010
21 Dec, 2010
21 Dec, 2010
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The Foundry has released Nuke 6.2 and NukeX 6.2, for state of the art node based compositing.
GreenButton, the fastest and easiest way of offloading rendering to the cloud now supports Blender 2.5.
Prime Focus presents it's share of the VFX done for Tron: Legacy.
21 Dec, 2010
20 Dec, 2010
20 Dec, 2010
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Vote for your champions in the Dominance War V Mini Challenge!
Gary Davis has a three part tutorial on Substance, a new material type from the Advantage Pack of 3ds Max 2011.
Read about Digital Domain's work on Tron: Legacy in this production focus article.
20 Dec, 2010
19 Dec, 2010
19 Dec, 2010
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Tron: Legacy director Jospeh Kosinski talks about the film and his future projects.
MPC discusses its VFX for Voyage of the Dawn Treader including Reepicheep the mouse and the dragon.
CG Cookie has a new tutorial showcasing the Wavelet feature of Fume FX 2.0. A brilliant way to add detail to your simulations.
19 Dec, 2010
19 Dec, 2010
19 Dec, 2010
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Google Body Browser is a new app meant to serve as anatomical reference for artists.
Digimation has released BonesPro 4.5. See the new features here.
Luxology has released Modo 501. See the feature tour here.
18 Dec, 2010
18 Dec, 2010
16 Dec, 2010
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Dr. Michio Kaku discusses the future of gaming, virtual entertainment and 3D technology. Exciting times!
See how Radium/ReelFX used Houdini to generate fireworks effects in a Katy Perry music video.
Discover how ILM put SpeedTree to use when creating the jungles of Pandora for Avatar.
16 Dec, 2010
15 Dec, 2010
15 Dec, 2010
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Check out this article about The Making of The Empire Strikes Back, a hallmark of visual and special effects.
Read about how the Brothers Strause created their inhouse science-fiction film, Skyline.
The nominations for the Golden Globe Awards have been chosen. The 68th edition of the Awards will be hosted on the 16th of January, 2011.
15 Dec, 2010
15 Dec, 2010
15 Dec, 2010
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E-on Software and Procedural Inc. introduce CityEngine Vue, to easily create large cities and integrate them into Vue landscapes.
Cinesite discusses the VFX it created for the latest installment in the Chronicles of Narnia series.
Learn about the new 3D TV from LG in a fun, interactive video way.
14 Dec, 2010
14 Dec, 2010
14 Dec, 2010
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HotHardware takes 3DMark 2011 for a spin in this through performance review.
Watch this quick tutorial on making sharper shadows with HDRI in V-Ray, by Matt Guetta.
See the 15 films competing for the Best Visual Effects Oscar. The Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, February 27th, 2011
13 Dec, 2010
11 Dec, 2010
11 Dec, 2010
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DreamWorks Animation have announced a film seamlessly blending hand-drawn and CGI, Me and My Shadow for a March 2013 release.
The Area has posted an interview with Jorge Seva, also known as Alex Roman in the 3d community.
FELIX is the first and only cloud computing rendering solution available today. More details on their site.
10 Dec, 2010
10 Dec, 2010
09 Dec, 2010
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The 38th annual Annie Awards nominations have been announced. See which productions are being considered.
Cebas have released finalRender 3.5 and 3.5 SE. New features include a 3D-Stereo Camera, an Ultra-Fast GI Engine, and more.
Procedural has released an update to CityEngine and are offering a Christmas discount. See the new features here.
09 Dec, 2010
09 Dec, 2010
08 Dec, 2010
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Secrets of Corel Painter Experts is a new book from Daryl Wise and Linda Hellfritsch that offers a view into the creative and technical process of artists working with Painter.
Check out this Tron: Legacy article about expanding the world of Tron and upgrading the storyline.
Autodesk's latest Fake or Foto challenge has arrived. Test your eagle eyes now.
08 Dec, 2010
08 Dec, 2010
08 Dec, 2010
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Flatiron 1.60 is out. See the features of this unique render-to-texture plug-in for 3ds Max.
Framestore NY flexes it's comedy chops on Morning Glory.
V-Ray 2.0 for 3ds Max is officialy out! This is the most anticipated release of Chaos Group's render engine in the last decade.
07 Dec, 2010
07 Dec, 2010
07 Dec, 2010
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Messiah Studio 5 has been released. Main features include innovative smart bones, realtime feedback and low learning curve.
A fascinating article about real 3D Holograms and what the near future holds.
Check out this quick tutorial by Laurent Renaud on setting up a good Ambient Occlusion pass in Mental Ray, with 3ds Max.
06 Dec, 2010
06 Dec, 2010
06 Dec, 2010
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Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg spills the beans on the future of some of Dreamworks' most successful franchises.
Autodesk has released its SketchBook Mobile app for Android 2.1 and above, with a free Express edition also available.
Read about advancements in face projection and select lens techniques in David Fincher's latest Oscar contender, The Social Network.
04 Dec, 2010
04 Dec, 2010
04 Dec, 2010
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Pirates of the Caribbean 4 is out next year, but are you ready for more Jack Sparrow antics in parts 5 and 6? To be shot back-to-back?
The german university of Aachen is working on an original multitouch interface, through the use of a bent screen, IR leds and video projectors.
Apple has patented a glasses-free 3D projection system. In addition, the viewer will have unlimited freedom of movement.
03 Dec, 2010
03 Dec, 2010
03 Dec, 2010
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Visual Futurist Syd Mead reflects on the nature of creativity and how it will impact our future.
E-on Software have released Vue 9 infinite and xStream free Personal Learning Editions (PLE), together with the Vue 9 Esprit/Studio/Complete trial versions.
SynthEyes 2011 is out. See the features and improvements over previous releases here.
03 Dec, 2010
03 Dec, 2010
02 Dec, 2010
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The Foundry has released a free open beta for their new digital footage editing software: STORM.
MakingOf have posted a lengthy interview with Kelly Ward about animating the complicated hair setup for Rapunzel in Tangled.
Framestore discusses the challenges and process of creating The Tale of Three Brothers for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1.
02 Dec, 2010
02 Dec, 2010
01 Dec, 2010
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Chaos Group announces the V-Ray 2.0 Release Tour. See the list of major events around the world, highlighting the new features of V-Ray for 3ds Max.
IT'S ART have posted five minutes of behind the scenes footage from the Chicago filming of Transformers: Dark of the Moon. The movie's trailer is expected this month.
Lumion allows architects and designers to make beautiful architectural movies in a manner of minutes, on a realtime engine. (Thanks for posting, Lostboy)
01 Dec, 2010
01 Dec, 2010
01 Dec, 2010