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Archive May 2011
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The Foundry have released version Mari 1.3 with a host of improvements and new features.
Sony has announced that they are working on the next generation of their console, the PlayStation 4.
Go behind the scenes of Kung Fu Panda 2 with this 6 minute featurette from Making Of.
31 May, 2011
31 May, 2011
30 May, 2011
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DAZ Studio 4 has been released, and you can get started with it for free.
Check out a tutorial called All About Spline: Working with Sub-objects for 3ds Max, by DTuts.
10ravens have released a collection pack of wallpaper textures with 30 different designs.
30 May, 2011
28 May, 2011
28 May, 2011
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Evermotion have just released Archmodels 97, a collection of 64 detailed fireplace models.
Look forward to Newton, a 2D physics engine for After Effects.
GameTrailers have put together a list of the top 10 games to look forward to at E3 2011.
28 May, 2011
27 May, 2011
27 May, 2011
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Check out a clip and this interview with Michael Clarke Duncan about the Green Lantern film.
Here's Life Without 3D, an interesting article dealing with a staple of contemporary cinematography, 3D.
Take a look at this collection of gorgeous videos featuring Krakatoa, Thinkbox Software's particle system.
27 May, 2011
27 May, 2011
26 May, 2011
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Matthew Vaughn, director of X-Men: First Class talks about the film in this video interview.
Go in-depth into the evolution of storytelling in games with Scott Steinberg in this short documentary.
Go behind the scenes on the fatalities in the latest entry of the Mortal Kombat game series. (Violence warning)
26 May, 2011
26 May, 2011
25 May, 2011
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The Visual Effects Society have written an open letter to all VFX artists and the entertainment industry at large.
ILM have posted a video about the visual effects work done on the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen film.
Martin Campbell, the director of Green Lantern, shares some information regarding the action scenes and psychology of the upcoming film.
25 May, 2011
24 May, 2011
24 May, 2011
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After a ten year run, Smallville has come to an end, with an epic finale supported by plenty of visual effects by Entity FX.
StudioGPU are now offering Mach Studio Pro 2, their gpu accelerated renderer, for free.
We continue to keep a keen eye on the development of The Avengers film, and the good news is ILM has signed on to do the visual effects.
23 May, 2011
23 May, 2011
23 May, 2011
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CGSociety have posted an article that shares new insight into the visual effects and production of superhero movie Thor.
Framestore explains how they approached remaking Dobby the house elf for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Chaos Group have interviewed Alex Roman, known for his amazing The Third and The Seventh and Silestone projects.
23 May, 2011
21 May, 2011
21 May, 2011
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Michael Bay and James Cameron discuss the 3D in the upcoming Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon film.
See how the visual effects for the Priest sci-fi film were handled by several shops, including Tippet and Zoic.
Take a look at a preview of the technical papers to be showcased at Siggraph 2011.
20 May, 2011
18 May, 2011
18 May, 2011
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The Light Master is a streamlined and focused 5 hour video training series, for learning what 3d lighting is really about and how to deal with it.
See how facial and motion capture was used to animate the characters in the cinematic sequences for Red Faction: Armageddon.
NVIDIA have launched the GeForce GTX 560, a powerful new member of their DirectX 11 native GPUs.
18 May, 2011
18 May, 2011
17 May, 2011
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Make sure to tune in to the UHAnimation Expose on the 23rd of May. Full details here.
Ken Pimentel has posted a massive list of bugs that the upcoming Service Pack will fix for 3ds Max 2012.
AMD is holding a visual arts project competition. Submit your essay of what is Brilliant HD by the 20th of May.
17 May, 2011
17 May, 2011
16 May, 2011
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CGTrader is a new online marketplace for selling 3d models, while keeping all the profits.
Meshmixer 5 has been released, the latest version of the free 3d model mashing application.
10ravens have released a new basemesh collection, containing six models of domestic animals.
16 May, 2011
16 May, 2011
15 May, 2011
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The Rydan Workshop have posted an interview with 3d artist Tamara Bakhlycheva, also known as FirstKeeper on our forums.
Pixar have announced the release of RenderMan Pro Server 16.0, with advancements in progressive ray tracing, deep compositing, and performance.
ILM's visual effect supervisor John Knoll talks about the complexity of the work done on Pirates of the Carribean: At World's End.
15 May, 2011
15 May, 2011
15 May, 2011
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Good news! Autodesk have released the first Hotfix for 3ds Max 2012, fixing several issues and bugs.
GameSpot have posted a list of their Most Anticipated Games of E3 2011.
Delve deeper into Thor's visual effects, as we gain insight into the creation of the three realms, the Destroyer and the Bifrost bridge.
13 May, 2011
13 May, 2011
12 May, 2011
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Corel have released Painter 12. Check out all the features here.
The cast of the sci-fi vampire action movie Priest talk about their characters and the film.
The universally acclaimed Portal 2 is getting a level editor. Valve has launched an open beta for the game's authoring tools.
12 May, 2011
11 May, 2011
11 May, 2011
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CGarchitect. is hosting the 8th annual Architectural 3D Awards. Deadline for entries is on May 20th.
ILM visual effects supervisor Scott Farrar gives some insight into how the robots were rendered in the Transformers film.
Microsoft has bought Skype for the sum of 8.5 billion dollars.
11 May, 2011
10 May, 2011
10 May, 2011
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You can get a first look at The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists, the next stop motion picture from Aardman Animation.
Read about how MPC Vancouver dealt with the challenge of creating the action packed train sequence in the Fast Five film.
IGN Entertainment have put together a summary detailing the recent hacks and outage suffered by the PlayStation Network.
09 May, 2011
09 May, 2011
09 May, 2011
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Kenneth Branagh discusses the visual effects in his superhero film Thor.
The entire Di-O-Matic plugin suite is now compatible with the Autodesk 2012 product line.
Weta have announced the upcoming release of deep opacity technology format as open source, to be incorporated into OpenEXR 2.0.
07 May, 2011
07 May, 2011
07 May, 2011
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Raymond Homme Ingebretsen has created a very useful MAXScript that will reset the position of 3ds Max's floating windows.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has expanded by acquiring Flixster and Rotten Tomatoes.
Get a first peek at La Luna, a new short animation by Pixar, set to premiere at the Annecy International Animation Festival.
06 May, 2011
06 May, 2011
06 May, 2011
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More trouble for the production of the Avengers film, as the entire leaked script is now being sold by street vendors.
Read about the VFX work Crazy Horse did on the Water for Elephants film.
You've seen Thor at the cinema, now you can see ten minutes of behind the scenes footage from the movie.
06 May, 2011
05 May, 2011
05 May, 2011
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IGN have an interview Pixar's John Lasseter, co-director on their next animated feature film, Cars 2.
e-on software have released a cloud modulation tutorial for their latest release of Vue, version Vue 9.5 Infinite and xStream.
Digital Tutors is offering a tutorial series for creating highly detailed textures in Mari.
05 May, 2011
04 May, 2011
04 May, 2011
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Guerrilla Games used Houdini to enrich the visuals of Killzone 3.
The FMX 2011 conference in Stuttgart is about to begin, taking place from May 3rd to 6th.
Pixologic has an article on how Zbrush was used on Rango.
03 May, 2011
03 May, 2011
03 May, 2011
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Golaem Crowd is a Maya plugin for creating visually compelling and believable crowds.
Lightstream has released Solar, a GPU accelerated compositor software.
Animation studio Blue Sky discusses the challenge of channeling the Rio vibe in their animated feature film.
03 May, 2011
02 May, 2011
02 May, 2011
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Vin Diesel takes on The Rock in this featurette for Fast Five, the latest in the long running car racing and theft series.
A script theft has caused production on the epic superhero movie The Avengers to come to a halt.
02 May, 2011
02 May, 2011