• News: MAXON’s Rewind Presentations from Siggraph 2017, Part 3

    Aug 17, 2017 MAXON CINEMA 4D Broadcast, MAXON CINEMA 4D Prime, MAXON CINEMA 4D Studio

    Here is the third MAXON Rewind from SIGGRAPH 2017 featuring Nick Lyons, Brian Behm, Nick Campbell, and Jeremy Cox.

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  • Midweek Motivation: Del Toro’s “The Strain” Idents VFX Breakdown

    Aug 16, 2017

    Using a nice mix of practical textures and 3d effects, Materia and Onesize joined forces to create the visual identity for the fourth season of Guillermo del Toro’s vampire horror series, “The Strain.”

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  • Free Webinars! Calendar updated. #vfx #freewebinar

    Aug 15, 2017 Adobe Creative Cloud for Education, Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams & Businesses - All Apps, Adobe Stock Large (750 Images Per Month)

    Can’t keep track upcoming webinars? This page is dedicated to webinars from our vendors that you may want to see. We will update this weekly or as often as needed so bookmark this page.

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  • News: SIGGRAPH 2017 Round Ups

    Aug 11, 2017 Adobe Photoshop CC for Teams & Businesses, Allegorithmic Substance Painter, Chaos Group V-Ray for 3ds Max - Online License

    There is so much news coming out of SIGGRAPH this year, it’s hard to keep up. So we’ve compiled a bunch of videos and article excerpts with links, so you can find just the info you want.

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  • News: Siggraph 2017 Wrapup from Studio Daily

    Aug 11, 2017

    Bryant Frazer at Studio Daily gives a wrap up of SIGGRAPH with a focus on machine learning, better VR and brain-controlled gaming. Read an excerpt here and follow the link to read the full article.

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  • In Depth: Brilliant (and Possibly Dangerous) Future Video and Audio Technologies

    Aug 07, 2017 Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams & Businesses - All Apps, Imagineer Systems mocha Pro

    When I was a kid, I’d watch Star Trek and The Jetsons and be in awe of the ability to teleport or fly around with a jetpack or flying car. While those technologies have been tough to bring to reality, some of the technologies for film, video, and audio are just on the horizon or already in existence. This technology will help filmmakers fix botched lines, avoid retakes, make actors look younger, and even bring an actor back to life who died during filming. We’re going to cover a lot of cool technology in this article, technology that also has high potential to have ethical issues attached to it if it becomes available to consumers.

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  • Michele from Toolfarm on Digital Production Buzz last Thursday. Listen Now!

    Jul 25, 2017 Boris Continuum Complete for After Effects and Premiere Pro, Boris Continuum Unit: Particles, GenArts Sapphire - Subscriptions

    If you missed the show last week, you can listen to the archived show with Larry Joran and Digital Production Buzz. The topic of the evening was VFX.

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  • News: Michele from Toolfarm on Digital Production BuZZ tonight, July 20!

    Jul 20, 2017

    The topic for Larry Jordan’s Digital Production BuZZ show tonight is VFX and Michele Yamazaki is a guest. She’ll talk about some trends in VFX and particle effects, and our special free plug-in for customers, Martini.

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  • Throwback Thursday: Babylon 5

    Jul 20, 2017 Adobe After Effects CC for Teams & Businesses, NewTek LightWave 3D 2015

    Babylon 5 was a science fiction television show that aired from 1994 to 1998 and had some groundbreaking space and starship effects, fully generated with computers, and winning the pilot an Emmy for Best Special Effects in a Television Movie in 1994. They used LightWave 3D and After Effects, among other tools. Here’s a look back at some of the effects and software used in the show.

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  • News: Mettle Readies Mantra VR for SIGGRAPH Debut

    Jul 20, 2017

    Mettle will be showing of its new Mantra VR software for stylizing 360-degree experiences at SIGGRAPH this year.

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  • Midweek Motivations: LeCoste ‘Timeless’ with Making Of Video

    Jul 12, 2017 Autodesk Arnold Render, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Maya LT

    Timeless is the most recent Lacoste short film directed by Wanda’s Seb Edwards for agency BETC Paris. The story is about a romance between a woman and man that connects them over time. The effects include lots of green screen and CG trains and sets. It’s impressive!

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  • Big Screen Effects: The Art of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

    Jul 05, 2017

    I’ve really been looking forward to this stunning VFX-fueled Luc Besson film which will be released July 21, 2017. The VFX dream team includes Industrial Light & Magic, Weta Digital, Rodeo FX, Hybride, Mikros Image, Mac Guff and Digital Factory. This post also has some behind the scenes and art from the film.

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  • Midweek Motivation: Cinesite Studios ShowReel 2017

    Jul 05, 2017

    Take a moment and check out the Cinesite Studios showreel, featuring their VFX work on ‘Assassin’s Creed,’ ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, ‘Independence Day: Resurgence,’ ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ and many more.

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  • News: Autodesk at SIGGRAPH 2017

    Jul 05, 2017 Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk MotionBuilder

    Autodesk has announced it’s plans to head to SIGGRAPH 2017 with the latest in VFX and animation.  This year SIGGRAPH will be held August 1-3, in Los Angeles, California.

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  • Sale: FXHOME Summer Sale - Up to 33% Off - Now through July 4th, 2017

    Jun 30, 2017 FXHOME HitFilm Pro 2017, FXHome Ignite Pro 2017, FXHOME PhotoKey Pro

    Save 33% off PhotoKey, the fast and powerful green screen removal software. Save 15% off HitFilm, the professional video editing and compositing software. This sale is going on now through Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

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  • Midweek Motivation: WWE Gets Ready to Rumble with Sapphire & Continuum

    Jun 28, 2017 Boris Continuum Complete AVX for Avid Media Composer, NewsCutter, and Symphony, Boris Continuum Complete for After Effects and Premiere Pro, Boris Continuum Complete for OFX

    WWE’s Lead Editor, Ken Berchem, talked with Boris FX about how Sapphire and BCC help his editing team to work quickly and efficiently, while retaining a high-end look, for programs like Raw, Smackdown and Main Event.

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  • Midweek Motivations: Neill Blomkamp’s Rakka

    Jun 21, 2017

    Neill Blomkamp, director of District 9 and Elysium, is creating experimental VFX-driven shorts with his new company Oats Studios, in Vancouver. The first is Rakka and stars Sigourney Weaver fighting reptilian aliens in 2020.

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  • Inspirations: Big Screen Trailers

    Jun 14, 2017

    If you work in this industry, you’re probably a big fan of the cinema. Here are some films that will be out later this year with some great looking animation and/or vfx.

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  • Update: Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro - Critical Update for PPRO

    Jun 13, 2017 Adobe After Effects CC for Teams & Businesses, Adobe Premiere Pro CC for Teams & Businesses

    Adobe has released a critical update (11.1.2) for Premiere Pro that contains important bug fixes and performance enhancements. This update is highly recommended for all users.  There is also an update for AE that adds faster motion graphics templates and Illustrator file import.

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  • Big Screen Effects: Character Animation in The Jungle Book

    Jun 07, 2017

    Disney’s The Jungle Book had some amazing CG characters and visual effects created by MPC and others. Here’s more than you ever wanted to know about the visual effects Disney’s The Jungle Book! It’s really cool stuff.

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