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January 30, 2013, 8:29 am
BEVERLY HILLS - In early January, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the winners of the 2012 Scientific and Technical Achievement awards, which will be presented at the Beverly Hills Hotel on February 9. The nine awards, culled from over 70 submissions, include five software applications, one algorithm, one mechanical device, one computer controlled battery and an Oscar for Cook lenses.
June 22, 2015, 10:01 am
FRIEDRICHSDORF, GERMANY — Side Effects Software and Maxon (www.maxon.net), based here, have announced the availability of a public beta of the Houdini Engine for Cinema 4D. The Houdini Engine was introduced in 2013 on SideFX Labs and is designed to allow Houdini’s procedural technology to work inside other digital content creation applications. Studios can build custom effects using the Houdini Engine API and give access to artists using Maxon Cinema 4D.
June 16, 2015, 9:35 am
BURBANK, CA — On Friday, June 26th, the Editors’ Lounge will host a special evening focusing on ACES, the Academy Color Encoding System, which is designed to unify the production, editorial, color management, file interchange and archiving processes. The event will be held at AlphaDogs (1612 W. Olive Ave., Suite 200 Burbank, CA 91506) starting at 6:30pm.
June 16, 2015, 5:16 am
By Scott Singer Panel: "Authoring Reality" Andrew Melchior, Creative Director at "Third Space Agency" gave a great overview of the challenges involved in the making of Bjork's VR pieces for the Museum of Modern Art. The results are a truly visually-compelling experience. Autodesk's reality capture tools featured heavily in creating the environments used in the piece. Brian Pene, Autodesk's director of emerging technology, gave a brief but informative look at th...
June 11, 2015, 9:25 am
MOSCOW, RUSSIA — iPi Soft (www.ipisoft.com), the Moscow-based developer of the markerless motion capture technology, has entered into a partnership with The Mocap Vaults, an educational resource that offers online tutorials and live workshops. As part of the partnership, iPi Soft will provide the latest versions of their iPi Motion Capture technology for use during the Vault’s live workshops and online educational resources. The tutorials are aimed at both actors, directors and developme...
June 10, 2015, 11:01 am
FREMONT, CA — Blackmagic Design (www.blackmagicdesign.com) has released DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G - Quad SDI, a new mezzanine card that allows pros to connect older Ultra HD and 4K equipment that use quad link 3G-SDI connections to their computer through their existing DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G video capture and playback card. The DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G - Quad SDI mezzanine card is available for $75 from Blackmagic Design re-sellers worldwide.
June 9, 2015, 12:25 pm
NEW YORK — If you are new to Maxon’s Cinema 4D and want to get up to speed quickly, you might want to check out the new book from Focal Press (www.focalpress.com) and author Kent McQuilkin titled “Cinema 4D Apprentice.” Readers can learn the software along with real-world skills that will help them succeed as a motion graphics artist.
June 8, 2015, 4:11 pm
CULVER CITY, CA — VFX and design house Artemple-Hollywood (www.artemplehollywood.com) produced all of the visual effects featured in the new Warner Bros. film Entourage. The studio completed more than 150 VFX shots, many of which involved crowd duplication, tracking and compositing, CG elements, and 3D matte paintings.
June 4, 2015, 8:22 pm
NEW YORK — Final Cut has expanded its post arm, Significant Others, with the hiring of creative director Dirk Greene, who will oversee its growth into a full-service visual effects boutique.
June 4, 2015, 12:27 pm
BOSTON — Boris FX (www.borisfx.com) has partnered with MacVideo Promo, a promotion company that offers exclusive deals on tools for Mac video editors, to announces Media 100 Suite Version 2.1.6, a fast, professional, and easy-to-use video editing software application for Mac OS X. The V.2.1.6 release adds support for Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) and is available for just $99.
June 4, 2015, 9:32 am
NEW YORK — The Sim Group (www.simgroup.com), a supplier of production and post production equipment and services, has entered into an agreement today to merge with Post Factory NY (www.postfactoryny.com), one of New York City’s largest independent providers of post services.
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