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Archive Jan 2011
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e-on software have launched Ozone 5.0, an atmospheric plugin for 3ds Max, Maya, Softimage, Cinema4D, and LightWave.
Lightworks have announced that Andrew Parks is the winner of the latest Lightworks Image Competition.
Prime Focus has announced plans to open a new cutting edge visual effects facility in New York.
31 Jan, 2011
31 Jan, 2011
31 Jan, 2011
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3DATS have released a book that goes through a 3D visualization project from start to finish and step-by-step, 3ds Max 2011 – One Project From Start to Finish.
This article at Animation World Network presents the VFX highlights of the films on the Academy Award Visual Effects shortlist.
Take a look at a collection of reviews for several top environment design applications, such as Vue 9 or GeoControl 2.
31 Jan, 2011
29 Jan, 2011
29 Jan, 2011
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Creative Dimension Software Ltd have released 3DSOM Pro v3, a tool for creating and presenting 3D models from photographs.
Check out a very comprehensive making of article about the VFX filled Sing For Absolution music video by Muse.
Take a look at how Guerilla Games used motion capture for bringing to life the main characters of Killzone 3.
29 Jan, 2011
28 Jan, 2011
28 Jan, 2011
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CGSociety has a feature article on Hezarfen, a very funny short animation by four students from Supinfocom Arles.
GhostTown is an amazing script for quick and efficient generation of cities for 3ds Max 2011.
Walter Murch gives his views on stereoscopic 3D technology, and why it doesn't work.
27 Jan, 2011
26 Jan, 2011
26 Jan, 2011
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Award winning VFX studio Zoic Studios is expanding to a new location in Vancouver.
In the ZBrush 4 - A Comprehensive Overview DVD, Michael Pavlovich thoroughly explores the new features of ZBrush 4.
VrayPattern is a plug-in for 3ds Max that allows the user to periodically multiply geometry without extra memory consumption.
26 Jan, 2011
26 Jan, 2011
25 Jan, 2011
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The nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards have been announced.
Keanu Reeves has said the scripts for a 4th and 5th part of the Matrix series are done, and he's excited to return as Neo.
Take a look at the cinema successes of 2010, in this retrospective article from Box Office Mojo.
25 Jan, 2011
24 Jan, 2011
24 Jan, 2011
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Version 2.5.0 of Renderpal has been released, and it offers new additions, many improvements and bug fixes.
The directors and producer of Day & Night and Tick Tock Tale discuss Disney and Pixar shorts.
Geoff Samuel has unveiled Agent, a crowd simulation plug-in for 3ds Max, that is still under development.
24 Jan, 2011
22 Jan, 2011
22 Jan, 2011
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One more article from Animation World Network about what's coming in 2011, this time about animated features.
Windows 7 Service Pack 1 has gone gold! Tech ARP have an article about what we can expect from it.
Animation World Network has an article showcasing the VFX enriched films we can look forward to in 2011.
22 Jan, 2011
20 Jan, 2011
20 Jan, 2011
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Computer Graphics World has an interview with Rhythm & Hues about creating the VFX for Yogi Bear.
Christopher Nolan is at work on The Dark Knight Rises, and important casting information has been released regarding the movie's villains.
Entertainment Tonight visited the set of the upcoming sequel to Sherlock Holmes, and has footage, interviews and information to share.
19 Jan, 2011
19 Jan, 2011
19 Jan, 2011
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An interview with Peter Mitev and Vladimir Koylazov about Chaos Group and their software, like V-Ray.
Evermotion have released Archmodels Vol 94, a collection of aqua park models.
Check out 3DTin, a modeling application integrated into your browser, with various export options.
18 Jan, 2011
18 Jan, 2011
18 Jan, 2011
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Sony Pictures Imageworks' Rob Bredow discusses the pros and cons of GPU accelerated rendering.
Cracked.com has posted a humorous yet sadly true article about The 5 Miserable VFX Jobs That Makes Movies Possible.
Principles of Digital Image Synthesis is a two volume book released for free by CG researcher Andrew Glassner.
18 Jan, 2011
17 Jan, 2011
17 Jan, 2011
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The winners for the 68th annual Golden Globe Awards have been selected.
10ravens have a new collection of Modern Chairs available for purchase.
Modus FX is the lead VFX vendor for the upcoming action thriller Source Code.
17 Jan, 2011
17 Jan, 2011
15 Jan, 2011
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Artbeats have announced the availability of their Stereoscopic 3D (S3D) stock footage library.
Flickering Myth has an interview with Academy Award-nominated film editor Lee Smith.
Autodesk will hold webinar sessions that will update viewers on Project Excalibur (XBR), the restructuring project of 3ds Max.
15 Jan, 2011
15 Jan, 2011
14 Jan, 2011
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CGSociety have released a production focus article on Axis Animation's cinematic for the game Under Siege.
Dominance War V begins in true form on the 28th of February. (Thanks for posting, hulahuga)
fxguide have an excellent article called Art of Stereo Conversion: 2D to 3D.
14 Jan, 2011
14 Jan, 2011
14 Jan, 2011
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Eat 3D have just released an amazing tutorial on realistic portrait creation with Maya and Zbrush.
Animation Mentor is going beyond character animation with their new Animals & Creatures Master Class.
CGschool has 5 free webinars ready for viewing, including V-Ray 2.0 training.
14 Jan, 2011
13 Jan, 2011
13 Jan, 2011
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MakingOf has an exclusive 25-minute interview with the VFX Supervisor of Black Swan, Dan Schrecker.
CG Channel has released a 12 minute interview with Alessandro Baldasseroni, lead character artist at Blur.
The Visual Effects Society has announced the nominations for the 9th Annual VES Awards.
13 Jan, 2011
11 Jan, 2011
11 Jan, 2011
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Digital-Tutors is collaborating with Autodesk on a 3ds Max 20th Anniversary Training Course about Motion Graphics.
Longtime rivals, Intel and NVIDIA seem to be resolving their issues. This could mean a leap in hardware in the coming years.
Check out CGSociety's CGRetrospective of 2010. A list of 20 important events in the past year.
11 Jan, 2011
10 Jan, 2011
08 Jan, 2011
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Allan McKay will be teaching a detailed 10 week course on FumeFX, at FXPHD.
slashTHREE, dedicated to hosting themed exhibitions every 3-4 months, have entered the new year with a new visual identity.
Check out the highlights of this year's CES, all the latest gadgets.
08 Jan, 2011
08 Jan, 2011
08 Jan, 2011
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Enroll in the Master Classes of the Gnomon School of Visual Effects, taking place between the 11th and the 25th of February.
The 3d modeling, rendering and animation package, Cheetah 5.6.1, is now available for the Mac App Store.
cgCoach have relaunched their site with a new design and direction, to help artists receive feedback on their work.
07 Jan, 2011
07 Jan, 2011
07 Jan, 2011
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PrimeSense and ASUS are teaming up to bring Kinect-like interaction to the PC.
The list for the Best Visual Effects Oscar has been narrowed down to seven films. The final five nominations will be announced on January 25th.
The Foundry are sharing more information regarding their upcoming product, Katana - an environment for preparing 3d assets for rendering.
07 Jan, 2011
06 Jan, 2011
05 Jan, 2011
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The Kinect has found another innovative use: A magic mirror that allows the study of anatomy, without the use of markers.
Animation Insiders is a book full of advice and knowledge from 13 veteran animators. It is now Free for Download.
Render[in] is a fully-integrated, powerful rendering engine for SketchUp that offers real-time radiosity preview.
05 Jan, 2011
05 Jan, 2011
05 Jan, 2011
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i3DTutorials have released a training product on Next-Gen Game Development with Unity3D.
Exotic Matter has begun shipping their powerful and innovative fluid-simulation software, Naiad.
Read about the novel approaches to directing CG feature films, and the blending of Animation and Live Action.
05 Jan, 2011
04 Jan, 2011
04 Jan, 2011
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Tech ARP are hosting a New Year Giveaway contest. See the prizes and requirements for taking part.
Digital-Tutors is kicking off the new year with 13 interactive training courses, for a broad variety of software.
The scrapping of tax relief for the gaming industry in the UK might force Activision Blizzard to move its operations elsewhere.
04 Jan, 2011
04 Jan, 2011
04 Jan, 2011
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Disney is planning to release over fifteen of its films on 3D Blu-ray, including the beloved classic The Lion King.
A technological marvel, the Nintendo 3DS could be harmful to young children's eyesight.
Oormi Creations have released a useful little script for 3DS Max, called Nuts and Bolts. It does just that.
03 Jan, 2011
03 Jan, 2011
03 Jan, 2011
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3DWorld has six top tips for Xfrog, to improve users' workflow.
3D-Coat 3.5.08 introduces voxel instancing, a feature allowing for millions of extra triangles with no extra memory usage.
Special effects artist Grant McCune has passed away. The Oscar winner has done model work on Star Wars and Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
01 Jan, 2011
01 Jan, 2011
01 Jan, 2011
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Look forward to Pixar themed stamps in 2011, following an announcement by the US Postal Service.
01 Jan, 2011