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DreamWorks Animation Contributes Lossy Compression to OpenEXR 2.2

DreamWorks Animation has announced the contribution of code and license of its patented, production-quality to the OpenEXR standard. DreamWorks Lossy Compression strategically removes information from High Dynamic Range (HDR) floating-point images, a format common in Animation and VFX production pipelines. The technique, invented by Principal Engineer Karl Rasche, preserves visual quality without visible compression artifacts, […]

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DreamWorks Animation Boost Pixar’s OpenSubdiv

DreamWorks Animation has announced its contribution to Pixar Animation Studio’s OpenSubdiv project. The contribution refactors the front end of OpenSubdiv, creating a new low-level layer that separates the mathematics of subdivision from OpenSubdiv’s existing data structures and providing a simplified and accessible core for the standard. New data structures have been built upon this core […]

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Side Effects releases Houdini Indie

Side Effects Software, an industry leader in 3D animation and visual effects software, is proud to announce the immediate release of Houdini Indie which makes all of Houdini’s animation and VFX tools available under a limited commercial license to independent animators and game makers who want to use Houdini during the incubation stage of their […]

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Solid Angle announces Arnold 4.2 in time for Siggraph 2014

Solid Angle will be in force at SIGGRAPH to showcase the latest version of its Arnold renderer, which is delivering significant speed gains over previous versions. Customers are reporting 25-50% performance gains on actual production scenes while simultaneously reducing the memory footprint and noise levels. The 4.2.x release series is focused on performance and additional […]

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Imagineer Systems releases mocha Pro 4

Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mocha® Planar Tracking technology, announced today the release of its flagship visual effects solution, mocha Pro 4.0. Packed with new innovative features that facilities with complex VFX production pipelines will love, mocha Pro 4 offers groundbreaking native Stereo 3D (S3D) workflow capabilities and advanced support for Python scripting. […]

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Side Effects unveils Houdini Engine for 3ds Max, Unreal

Side Effects Software has officially released its Houdini Engine plugin for Maya, and announced that a user-made 3ds Max equivalent is in the works, alongside with the company’s own new Unreal plugin. The power of Houdini in a plug-in Announced last year, the Houdini Engine API extracts Houdini’s core technologies into an form that other […]

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The Foundry launches Colorway

COLORWAY is an application that aids creativity and focuses the decision making process, recognizing that a team of people involved in making design decisions have different goals and expertise. COLORWAY significantly streamlines the iterative design workflow bringing clarity and efficiency through fast, non-destructive material and lighting changes. COLORWAY Presenter is a free, approachable application that […]

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SGO Releases Mamba FX Version 2.0

Mamba FX 1.0 customers receive free Mamba FX 2.0 update SGO has made another significant development upgrade to its compositing software, Mamba FX in version 2.0 available for Windows, Linux and Mac, providing advanced additional features which give compositors infinite opportunities and possibilities to enhance their creativity. Redefining VFX and rapidly evolving, Mamba FX’s new […]

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Autodesk acquires Shotgun Software

Autodesk to Acquire Shotgun Software, Creator of Cloud-Based Production Management Platform for Film, Television and Games Industries “The acquisition of Shotgun will accelerate Autodesk’s efforts to deliver solutions that help our creative customers solve the critical problem of operating more efficiently by collaborating globally to deliver increasingly complex productions on time and budget” Autodesk, Inc. […]

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Double Negative and Prime Focus World merge Hollywood VFX business

Combined entity will be the world’s largest integrated VFX, 3D Conversion & Animation services company Prime Focus founder Namit Malhotra to return as Executive Chairman of the Board and Group CEO of Prime Focus Limited In an unprecedented move, global media and entertainment industry services leader Prime Focus Limited (BSE code: 532748) has announced the […]

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