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The Foundry have released Katana 1.6v1

Feature Enhancements and Important Changes Enhanced LiveGroup Workflows There are a number of features designed to make LiveGroups work even better in complex shot workflows. These include: A dedicated LiveGroup file format with the .livegroup file extension for LiveGroup sources. These are held in a purely ASCII format to allow comparisons between LiveGroup source files. […]

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VES Announces Winners of the 12th Annual VES Awards

The Visual Effects Society (VES), the industry’s global professional honorary society, held the 12th Annual VES Awards, the prestigious yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials, video games and special venues. Comedian Patton Oswalt served as host to the more than 1000 guests gathered at the Beverly […]

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The Foundry Release Nuke 8.0v3

The Foundry have released version 8.0v3 of Nuke. This version contains no new features or Feature Enhancements however there have been a number of bug fixes. Bug Fixes BUG ID 37798 – Windows only: Nuke 8.0v2 broke NDK compatibility with 8.0 by changing the access specifier of getPlaneFromChannel(Channel chan) from public to protected. BUG ID […]

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The Foundry Release Nuke 8.0v2

The Foundry have released version 8.0v2 of Nuke. This version contains no new features however there have been a number of enhancements and bug fixes. Feature Enhancements Read: The reset control in the ARRIRAW reader has been re-labelled load settings from metadata. EXR 2.0: Nuke’s Write node now includes a Truncate channel names control for […]

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More Nuke Training for 3D & Architectural Specialist

spherevfx was delighted to have trained artist from Buzzbox (Cardiff) again. Over the course of our second week we covered a wide range of subjects including: Advanced Colour Correction Advanced Matte Creation Advanced Keying 3D Projection Setups Camera Tracking and Point Cloud Generation 3D Set Extensions Buzzbox specialise in architectural presentation, producing images of quality […]

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VFX Nominees for the 86th Oscars

Visual Effects “Gravity” Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, Dave Shirk and Neil Corbould “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton and Eric Reynolds “Iron Man 3” Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Erik Nash and Dan Sudick “The Lone Ranger” Tim Alexander, Gary Brozenich, Edson Williams and John Frazier “Star Trek Into Darkness” […]

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19 Scientific And Technical Achievements To Be Honored With Academy Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 19 scientific and technical achievements represented by 52 individual award recipients will be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 15, at The Beverly Hills Hotel. In addition, visual effects supervisor and director of photography Peter W. Anderson will […]

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The Foundry Release Nuke 8

The Foundry have released Nuke 8. New Features include: In-viewer text compose, edit and animate The new Text node in NUKE 8 allows artists to enter text directly into the viewer and edit, modify or animate on a per-character basis, with all of the standard word processing and editing features you would expect, such as […]

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Maya Training for Design Agency

spherevfx was delighted to train a number of artist from HGA Creative, an award winning design agency in Manchester. HGA Creative have been a long standing client of spherevfx’s and during this course we covered an introduction to Maya 2014. This included a whole range of subjects including: The new UI changes General UI Enhancements

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