Side Effects Software, an industry leader in 3D animation and visual effects software, is pleased to announce the public beta release of new artist-friendly HQueue cloud computing tools. Studios and individuals who are looking for an artist-friendly way to harness the processing power of Amazon's EC2 compute cloud will now be able to launch renderings and simulations from right inside Houdini.
"Studios and artists can for the first time expand their ...
MAXON a leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, congratulates Gabriel Smetzer on winning the 2009 Cut&Paste Digital Design Tournament's first-ever Global Championship in the 3D Competition category. Smetzer, a San Francisco-based freelance motion graphics designer tapped into MAXON's CINEMA 4D rich 3D content creation toolset taking advantage of its intuitive interface and logical workflow to achieve the winning 3D design beating out 15 other international ...
Prime Focus VFX, formerly Frantic Films VFX, has completed 175 visual effects shots for the Summit Entertainment release of The Twilight Saga: New Moon directed by Chris Weitz. Prime Focus contributed the majority of the film's most frequently featured visual effects, including CG water, atmospherics, CG matte painting and environment work, and the 'diamond' skin effect on Edward and the other vampire characters. The Twilight Saga: New Moon is based ...
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) has announced that DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (NASDAQ: DWA) and Sony Pictures Imageworks are integrating Autodesk Mudbox software into their Linux-based production pipelines. Autodesk Consulting's custom development team worked collaboratively with teams at Imageworks and DreamWorks to port the digital sculpting and texture painting software to the Linux platform. Mudbox for Linux is available through Autodesk Consulting services.
"Mudbox was first developed as an integral part of ...
Digital Domain forces viewers to stare deep into the faces of the freshly deceased in "Eyes," a television commercial for "Assassin's Creed II," the new third-person action-adventure video game from Ubisoft. Directed by Andrew Douglas of Anonymous Content via ad agency Cutwater, the spot demonstrates Digital Domain's expertise in working with the contours of the human face. But instead of creating a fully computer-generated version à la The Curious Case ...
This month McGraw-Hill Professional will release the much-anticipated and definitive Xara Xtreme 5: The Official Guide, written by bestselling author and well-known graphic artist Gary Bouton. In the USA, where the book first pubished last month, Amazon.com sold out within days of the launch.
In 368 full-colour pages, Xara Xtreme 5: The Official Guide teaches readers the principles of vector drawing along with technique, composition, and application for websites, animations, logos, ...
Recent interviewee in 3D Artist, creative production studio, The Neighbourhood, won Manchester Evening News (MEN), Young Business of the Year at a smart awards ceremony in the Lowry Hotel Manchester.
The design company beat stiff competition from interior studio NoChintz and outsourcing consultancy firm Optimum Business Solutions by demonstrating strength in:
community awareness; and
Since The Neighbourhood established three years ago they have ticked ...
Blur Studio recently completed a ten-spot series of commercials for Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers via Young & Rubicam, NY. The campaign is entirely computer generated and was directed by Blur's Leo Santos.
This work represents the campaign's fourth season featuring the adventurous animated Goldfish characters, and is the first time the campaign presents a progressive story arc spanning 10 commercials. At the end of Season 3, "Gilbert" is separated from his ...
Boutique visual effects studio Ingenuity Engine has collaborated once again with director Joseph Kahn on a futuristic new music video for R&B singer Chris Brown's track "I Can Transform Ya," the
first single off his forthcoming album Graffiti (due Dec. 8). Ingenuity Engine created a VFX-intensive and hyper-stylized world for the video, which premiered Oct. 27th and features Chris Brown, producer Swizz Beatz and rapper Lil Wayne as they deconstruct and ...
A massive project is currently underway to replace the eastern portion of the 73-year-old Bay Bridge. But architect and Luxology® LLC modo® user Ronald Rael sees the bridge as a treasure, envisioning it as a public space with parks, houses and sporting facilities.
Ronald Rael is an Assistant Professor of Architecture at UC Berkeley and a partner in Rael San Fratello Architects. Rael used modo, Luxology's next-generation 3D content creation software, ...