Archive for 'Matt'


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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The Foundry release Katana 1.5v2

An advanced framework for VFX lighting, KATANA delivers an asset-based approach to look development and lighting that gives you the creative scope and scalability to meet the needs of today’s most demanding CG projects. KATANA’s node-based approach allows for rapid turnaround of high complexity shots, while keeping you in control and reducing in-house development overheads. […]

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Nuke Training for 3D & Architectural Specialist

spherevfx was delighted to train five 3D artist from Buzzbox (Cardiff) in NukeX. Over the course of the week we covered a wide range of subjects including: Transforms and Animation Concatenation, BBox and BlackOutside Premultiplied Images Colour Management and Colour Correction ChannelSets and Channels Grain and Noise Management Lens Distortion Management Compositing Multipass Renders (V-Ray) […]

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CVMP 2013

Matt Leonard (Head of Training) was delighted to have attended this years CVMP conference in London. Using the two days we heard talks including: Eoin Greenham & Rajat Roy (Prime Focus World) – The Art and Science of Stereo Conversion Paco Galanes (YouTube) – YouTube Live: Technology and Challenges of Live Internet Broadcasting Thorsten Herfet […]

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e-on software ships Vue 2014

e-on software, the leader in 3D Digital Nature technologies, today announced the immediate availability of Vue xStream 2014 and Vue Infinite 2014, its newest Digital Nature solutions for CG Professionals. Other products in the Vue 2014 product line – Pioneer & Theme-packs, Frontier, Esprit, Studio and Complete – will be released later in November 2013. […]

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