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Entry Deadline Extended for SIGGRAPH Asia 2021 Computer Animation Festival

August 3, 2021, 08:49 AM

Submissions now being accepted through August 15, 2021; coming to Tokyo December 14-17, festival showcases innovative shorts, commercials, VFX reels, simulations, visualizations, cinematics and other exciting, CG animated work.

Phil Tippett Unveils Mad God Stop Motion Film

July 28, 2021, 09:11 AM

Stop-motion animation pioneer Phil Tippett (Star Wars original trilogy, Jurassic Park, RoboCop) is ready to unleash his “nightmare 30 years in the making” on audiences, when his experimental feature Mad God premieres at the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland on Thursday, August 5. The Oscar-winning visual effects craftsman debuted the trailer Tuesday.

Adobe backs Blender Development Fund

July 23, 2021, 08:40 AM

Adobe has become the latest tech firm to back open-source 3D tool Blender, joining AMD, Epic Games, Nvidia and Unity as a patron of the Blender Development Fund.

Nomad Sculpt Gets New Radial Symmetry Feature

July 21, 2021, 09:17 AM

SouthernGFX has a look at working with the new Radial Symmetry functionality in Nomad Sculpt. A new version of Nomad Sculpt sees some new and perhaps well-requested functionality – Radial Symmetry, a crucial function in so many

Rob Petrie joins cloud-based creative studio Preymaker

July 20, 2021, 09:02 AM

NEW YORK CITY — Preymaker ( has signed Rob Petrie to its creative team. The studio uses a custom, cloud-based platform that to create content, working with talent worldwide.

SIGGRAPH Revs Up Animation Program with Making of

July 20, 2021, 08:59 AM

SIGGRAPH 2021 Production Sessions and Talks boast an impressive lineup of more than 20 behind-the-scenes looks at the “making of” recent high-profile productions in film, television, virtual reality, real-time and games. Attendees will hear from the best minds in computer graphics and interactive techniques through on-demand and live virtual sessions during this year’s conference.

Framestore Montreal Adds VFX Supervisor Damien Stu

July 20, 2021, 08:59 AM

Company continues to expand its teams across creative and production departments to service growing slate of film and TV projects; new hire brings 20+ years of visual effects experience to his new role.

SIGGRAPH 2021 Unveils Second Wave of Featured Spea

July 8, 2021, 09:01 AM

CHICAGO — SIGGRAPH 2021 has announced new wave of production-centric featured speakers participating in the upcoming virtual conference, including Sergio Pablos, Amy Hennig, and Ed Catmull and Pat Hanrahan. Live events during the conference will take place throughout the week of 9–13 August, with on-demand content available from 2 August through 29 October.

Blender 30 release postponed

July 5, 2021, 08:46 AM

Milestone update to the open-source 3D software now due in 'late October' 2021, and should include new renderer Cycles X.

Autodesk ships Flame 20221

July 2, 2021, 09:03 AM

Autodesk has released Flame 2022.1, the next update to its compositing, finishing and effects software, adding new options for camera tracking and for caching motion vectors.

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