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  • Big Screen Effects: Great VFX Breakdowns from 2017 Oscar-Nominated Films

    Mar 22, 2017

    Enjoy some VFX breakdowns from two major motion pictures that were both up for an Oscar nominations in 2016: Deepwater Horizon and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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  • Midweek Motivation: The Man in High Castle-Allegorithmic Chats with Theory Studios and Barnstorm VFX

    Mar 22, 2017 Allegorithmic Substance Designer, Allegorithmic Substance Painter

    Allegorithmic talked with the talented folks at Theory Studios and Barnstorm VFX about how they used Substance in their production pipeline for the TV series “The Man in the High Castle.”  Read an excerpt here and follow the link to the full article, which includes a case study.

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  • Midweek Motivations: Chips Ahoy! and Oreos

    Mar 22, 2017

    Chips Ahoy! and Oreo are both cookies that are well known throughout the world and their advertising is top-notch. These campaigns take totally different approaches to market cookies but they’re both creative and a lot of fun. Both of these campaigns come from The Martin Agency.

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  • Tutorial Tuesday: 360° VR Inspirations and Tutorials

    Mar 21, 2017 Imagineer Systems mocha Pro or mocha VR Support Contract (Annual), Imagineer Systems Mocha VR, Imagineer Systems Mocha VR Floating Options

    With Vimeo’s announcement last week about their support of VR, we thought we would showcase a few tutorials that will help you create immersive VR content and show you what some content creators have made with these tools.

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  • Midweek Motivation: Maya: Behind the Scenes-Swordfish SF Uses Maya in Motion Graphics Explainer Vid

    Mar 15, 2017 Autodesk Maya

    Swordfish, a San Francisco based motion design studio, was asked by Autodesk to show the world what Maya’s new motion graphics toolkit is all about, through the creation of an explainer video. Watch the promo video and then go behind the scenes with Swordfish to see how they accomplished the task.

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  • Midweek Motivation: How They Animated ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ | Design FX | WIRED

    Mar 15, 2017

    ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ uses an impressive style of animation that replicates the look of real lego bricks. But how did they do that?  Mike Seymour, with Wired, explains the complex animation techniques of a few of the key scenes that allowed the performance of the characters to come through without breaking the rules of real Lego bricks.

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  • Midweek Motivations: Westworld VFX Breakdowns

    Mar 01, 2017 Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Media and Entertainment Collection

    “Everything is magic, except to the magicians” – Building Young Anthony, Robot Boy, Dolores, and more. Important Looking Pirates did quite a few incredible VFX breakdowns from shots in Westworld. There’s an article about it at Autodesk’s Website as well.

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  • Midweek Motivations: Shy Luv’s “Shock Horror”

    Mar 01, 2017

    This catchy tune from English duo Shy Luv sounds great on my headphones, but this video is really surreal! It was created by Directors Jules Janaud and Fabrice Le Nezet, a French VFX and animation duo known as bif, part of the collective at production company Mill+.

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  • Inspiration: Natural Attraction Short Film and VFX Breakdown

    Feb 23, 2017 INSYDIUM X-Particles, Jawset Turbulence FD for Cinema 4D, Maxon CINEMA 4D R18 License Server for Floating Licenses (to float 1-4 seats)

    This is a gorgeous short film project by Marc Zimmermann/Epic Scapes in which he used Cinema 4D and X-Particles. Marc has received an unbelievable number of awards for Natural Attraction. See it here plus the breakdown of his work.

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  • Midweek Motivation: Jackie VFX Breakdown

    Feb 15, 2017

    It’s time to take a quick break and check out the VFX breakdown of the movie “Jackie” from the French based VFX studio Digital District.

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  • News: Women in #VFX Video Series

    Jan 25, 2017

    Women in Visual Effects is a portrait and video series aimed to highlight and advocate the talented women within the visual effects field of film and television.

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  • Midweek Motivations: Ocular by Locked and Loading

    Jan 25, 2017 MAXON CINEMA 4D Studio, Maxon CINEMA 4D Studio R18 - Short-Term License, Octane Render for MAXON Cinema 4D Training

    David Brodeur from Locked and Loading created this beautiful piece!

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  • Midweek Motivation: Kevin Parry - Stop-motion Animator

    Jan 25, 2017

    Kevin Parry is a stop motion animator at Laika and has worked on movies like the Oscar nominated ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ and ‘Boxtrolls.’

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  • Inspirations & Tutorials: CG Fruit!

    Jan 25, 2017 Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya, MAXON CINEMA 4D Studio

    Here are a few inspiring, fun CG animations starring from television commercials and other examples, and some tutorials on how to make your own in Cinema 4D, Maya, and 3dsmax.

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  • Midweek Motivation: ‘Taboo’ Title Sequence - Method Studios

    Jan 25, 2017

    Method Studios, whose work on VFX for ‘Doctor Strange’ helped earned it an Oscar nod, has created the title sequence for the BBC TV series ‘Taboo.’

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  • Midweek Motivation: 2017 Oscar Nominees for VFX - Behind the Scenes

    Jan 25, 2017

    The Oscar Nominees for VFX have been announced and Digital Arts has compiled the five films and their VFX breakdowns, as well as a few of the other movies that made the previous top 20 list.

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  • Midweek Motivation: Nickelodeon ID’s

    Jan 18, 2017

    Nickelodeon ID’s, created by Buenos Aires based design and animation studio Rhonda, follow the adventures of the “Nickos,” tiny, hairy creatures, as they frolick among lush foliage.

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  • Midweek Motivation: THE CROWN: Main Titles by Patrick Clair

    Jan 18, 2017

    The Netflix series THE CROWN portrays the early days of Queen Elizabeth II.  The main titles for the series were created by the team at Elastic and directed by Patrick Clair, and underscores the grandeur of the Queen’s position and the show.

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  • Midweek Motivation: Attend to the Moon - Director’s Cut (William Blake Reimagined)

    Jan 18, 2017 Adobe After Effects CC for Teams & Businesses, MAXON CINEMA 4D Broadcast, MAXON CINEMA 4D Prime

    In this William Blake inspired visual poem, created by Rory Henderson, each scene references to one of Blake’s works.  Primarily using Cinema 4D and After Effects, Henderson designed a series of abstract visuals that is rather inspiring in and of itself.

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  • Midweek Motivation: Top 10 Title Sequences of 2016 - Art of the Title

    Jan 04, 2017

    Art of the Title has selected the 10 best title sequences from film, television, video games, exhibitions, and conferences in 2016.

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