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OTOY unveils OctaneRender 3: Massive upgrade to the world's best GPU renderer defines the state of the art for VFX in films, games and beyond California, -- March 17, 2015--

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cloud graphics company, OTOY Inc., today delivered its largest update ever across its entire product line with the announcement of OctaneRender 3, ...Read More »

Bazillion Pictures Creates A 3D Architectural Projection Mapping Spectacle For Union Station?s Centennial Celebration Kansas City, MI -- March 03, 2015-- Bazillion Pictures transformed Union Station?s Beaux-Arts facade into a canvas for a 3D projection mapping video that was the centerpiece for the iconic Kansas City building?s centennial celebration. The full-service studio created the 3D animation, visual effects and motion graphics for the project, and crafted the multitude of digital assets into a spectacle of imagery, color and light that tells the story of this architectural landmark and how it adapted and persevered through a tumultuous century. The multi-media installation, entitled ?The Monument Comes Alive,? garnered two Gold ADDYs at the 2015 American Advertising Federation Awards (AAF-Kansas City,) on the heels of winning top honors at the Telly Awards. ...Read More »
Visual Effects for 20th Century Fox's "Kingsman: The Secret Service" Composited in Fusion Studio Fremont, CA -- February 20, 2015-- Blackmagic Design today announced that Fusion Studio was used by VFX house Doc & A Soc to construct some of the most complex visual effects (VFX) in Matthew Vaughn's latest worldwide cinema release "Kingsman: The Secret Service." ...Read More »
Thinkbox Software Previews Sequoia at REAL 2015 in San Francisco Los Angeles, CA -- February 18, 2015-- Thinkbox Software today announced that it will be demonstrating Sequoia at Real 2015, being held February 25-27, 2015 in San Francisco, CA at the Fort Mason Center. Currently in development with beta expected for later this year, Sequoia converts particle and point cloud data to geometry, and was first shown as an early technology demonstration at SIGGRAPH 2014. ...Read More »
Eric Wyner Joins Top Management at Integrated Media Technologies Los Angeles, CA -- February 11, 2015-- Eric Wyner, with over 25 years experience as sales leader at NetApp, CA Technologies, EMC and IBM, has been named Senior VP and General Manager of Integrated Media Technologies, Inc. (IMT), it was announced by Bruce Lyon, President and CEO. ...Read More »
Tapeless Post Production: File-Based Solutions At February Editors' Lounge -- February 09, 2015-- Editors' Lounge will present two solutions to help manage the bewildering and ever-changing world of tapeless, file-based post-production ...Read More »
Intelligent Creatures Uses Fusion Studio For Visual Effects For "Orphan Black" Fremont, CA -- February 03, 2015-- Blackmagic Design today announced that Toronto based visual effects shop Intelligent Creatures is using Fusion Studio to complete VFX for the hit show "Orphan Black." VFX work for the show will now include extensive effects for the new season of the show. ...Read More »
No-Cost Online GIS Courses on SupergeoTV to Enrich Geospatial Knowledge Taipei, Taiwan -- February 02, 2015-- # # # About Supergeo Supergeo Technologies Inc. is a leading global provider of GIS software and solutions. Since the establishment, Supergeo has been dedicated to providing state-of-the-art geospatial technologies and comprehensive services for customers around the world. It is our vision to help users utilize geospatial technologies to create a better world. Supergeo software and applications have been spread over the world to be the backbone of the world?s mapping and spatial analysis. Supergeo is the professional GIS vendor, providing GIS-related users with complete GIS solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Marketing Contact: Patty Chen Supergeo Technologies Inc. 5F, No. 71, Sec. 1, Zhouzi St., Taipei, 114, TAIWAN TEL:+886-2-2659 1899 Website: http://www.supergeotek.com Email: patty@supergeotek.com ...Read More »
Bazillion Pictures? Groundhog Day Spot Uses 3D Character Animation, Wit & Whimsy To Make It A Holiday Worthy Of Celebration Kansas City, MI -- February 02, 2015-- The team at Bazillion Pictures is united in its belief that Groundhog Day just doesn?t get the recognition it deserves - and steadfast in its determination to right this injustice. This year the company created an animated digital spot that uses wit and whimsy to bring this weighty issue to the public?s attention. ?Showtime,? the third in the series of videos created annually by the award winning animation and visual FX boutique, taps its multi disciplined team?s talent for crafting captivating 3D character animation. ...Read More »
Phosphene Names Rebecca Dunn Head of Operations and Strategy New York, NY -- January 28, 2015-- Phosphene, the New York-based independent VFX and design house, has named Rebecca Dunn to the newly created post of Head of Operations and Strategy, it was jointly announced by company CEO and Executive Producer Vivian Connolly and CCO and Senior VFX Supervisor John Bair. ...Read More »
Muse VFX Installs Fusion 7 Studio in Its Hollywood Pipeline Fremont, CA -- January 07, 2015-- Blackmagic Design today announced that Muse VFX has expanded its Fusion pipeline to include Fusion 7 Studio. Fusion 7 Studio will be used for VFX on all of Muse VFX's projects, including CBS's "NCIS" and "NCIS: New Orleans," as well as MTV's "Teen Wolf" hit television shows. ...Read More »
Bazillion Pictures Re-Launches: The Kansas City-Based 3D Animation/VFX Boutique Restructures and Expands Its Reach Kansas City, MI -- December 16, 2014-- Jeff Beith, owner and creative director of Bazillion Pictures, restructures his award-winning 3D animation and visual FX studio as it embarks on a pro-active campaign to introduce its creative services to a broader range of regional and national markets. The reorganization of the expanded facility incorporates improved workflow, as well as a fully integrated complement of services that includes in-house compositing, editing, color correction, finishing, interactive development, and audio capabilities. ...Read More »
SfN14: SMI Launches Eye Tracking Upgrade Package for the Oculus Rift DK2 HMD United States of America,United Kingdom,Germany, -- November 17, 2014-- BOSTON and TELTOW, Germany, November 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ...Read More »
8th Annual Digital Graffiti Festival At Alys Beach Calls For Artist Submissions Florida, -- November 12, 2014-- ALYS BEACH, Fla., Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --The Alys Foundation invites artists from around the world to submit original artwork for the eighth annual Digital Graffiti Festival, the world's first projection art festival, held in Alys Beach on Scenic Highway 30A in Northwest Florida's South Walton c..... ...Read More »
Blackmagic Design Revolutionizes the Visual Effects Industry with Fusion 7 Fremont, CA -- November 10, 2014-- Blackmagic Design today announced that Fusion 7, the world's most advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, is now available completely free of charge. ...Read More »
Territory Introduces Its Hybrid Boutique's One-Stop Approach To Editorial & Post With The Launch Of Its New Space -- November 02, 2014-- Territory officially introduced itself to the national market as the finishing touches were recently completed on the second floor of the hybrid editorial and post-production boutique's 13,000 square foot space. The new moniker provides a vehicle for the restructuring and re-branding of founder and editor Terry King's award-winning company, STS-Griot. Territory takes its business model to the next level, meeting the demand for an integrated and efficient approach to high-end editing, finishing, visual FX, motion graphics, audio and sound design services for broadcast commercials, as well as digital media content. ...Read More »
First Naval Air Reserve Unit Descends Upon AlphaDogs Burbank, CA -- October 20, 2014-- The collaborative approach between the filmmakers and AlphaDogs during the post-process was instrumental in delivering a quality product that everyone was happy with ...Read More »
Athena Studios Names Vince De Quattro Executive in Charge of Production; Emeryville, CA -- October 06, 2014-- Athena Studios, an Emeryville, CA-based company specializing in animation for film and multimedia clients, has named Vince De Quattro as the company?s new Executive in Charge of Production. The announcement was made today by Jon V. Peters, Founder of Athena Studios. ...Read More »
Popular American Technology Author & Blogger Heads Down Under Sacramento, CA -- October 02, 2014-- Karl Palachuk, internationally recognized technology author, blogger, and managed services business consultant is heading to Australia and New Zealand on a four-city tour. ...Read More »
Imagineer Systems Celebrates the Season with its Annual Halloween Video Contest Guildford, UK -- October 02, 2014-- Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mochaŽ planar tracking technology, is again on the lookout for the year?s most horrifying, or most hysterical, Halloween short film. The Halloween-inspired videos will win a number of software prizes from Imagineer Systems and contest partners Boris FX, FXHome, Rampant Design, Red Giant and Digital Anarchy. ...Read More »
Imagineer Systems Celebrates the Season with its Annual Halloween Video Contest Guildford, UK -- October 02, 2014-- Imagineer Systems, creators of the Academy Award-winning mochaŽ planar tracking technology, is again on the lookout for the year?s most horrifying, or most hysterical, Halloween short film. The Halloween-inspired videos will win a number of software prizes from Imagineer Systems and contest partners Boris FX, FXHome, Rampant Design, Red Giant and Digital Anarchy. ...Read More »
Southpaw Technology Launches Five New TACTIC Apps Los Angeles -- September 25, 2014-- Southpaw Technology, a leading provider of open source digital asset and workflow management software, has launched five new products to meet the digital asset management needs of content creators in media and entertainment, marketing, advertising and more. ...Read More »
Southpaw Technology Launches Five New TACTIC Apps -- September 25, 2014--

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Phosphene Partners with Cinemax to Create Visual Effects for Director Steven Soderbergh's "The Knick" Starring Clive Owen New York, New York -- September 24, 2014-- For the critically acclaimed Cinemax series, "The Knick," helmed by Academy Award-winning and Emmy-winning director Steven Soderbergh ("Traffic," "Side Effects," HBO's "Behind the Candelabra") and starring Academy Award and Emmy-nominated actor Clive Owen ("Closer," "Children of Men," HBO's "Hemingway & Gellhorn"), Phosphene, the lead VFX house, created effects that ranged from complex character augmentation to detailed period set extensions, medical enhancements and period anachronisms. ...Read More »
IBC 2014: Shotgun Software Expanded Engineering Team Is on Fire -- September 15, 2014-- At IBC 2014, Autodesk unveils Flame 2015 visual effects software Extension 2, with included support for Shotgun Software, a cloud-based production tracking, review and asset management platform. Just last month at SIGGRAPH in Vancouver, Shotgun, recently acquired by Autodesk, announced an iPhone Review app, Shotgun Desktop and MARI integration. Since the acquisition earlier this summer, the expanded development team (triple the number of coding engineers) has been on hyper drive. ...Read More »
Filmmaker Zac Cavaliero's Animated Short Wins Reel 13 Competition, Earning It A National Broadcast Debut on Thirteen-WNET Los Angeles -- September 14, 2014-- Zac Cavaliero's short film, 'The Frank Job,' showcasing the cinematographer's skills as a character animator, was Reel 13's voters' choice this week, earning it a slot on Thirteen-WNET's Saturday evening line up .Currently a layout artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios in Burbank whose talent were tapped fortheir newest animated feature, "Big Hero 6," and Previz shot creator, animator and FX artist on 'Fast & Furious 5' Cavaiero is a diverse young talent with ...Read More »
Blackmagic Design announces acquisition of eyeon Software, Inc. IBC 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands -- September 12, 2014-- Blackmagic Design today announced its acquisition of eyeon Software, Inc., a leading developer of high end digital compositing, visual effects and motion graphics software for the feature film, commercial, television and broadcast industries. eyeon, headquartered in Toronto, Canada, is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Blackmagic Design. ...Read More »
Silicon Valley Preeminent Finance Exec And Visual Graphic Industry Pioneer Join Trusight Advisory Board -- September 04, 2014--

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 Brad Buss, the Chief Financial Officer of SolarCity and Jon Peddie, President and Founder of JPR have joined Trusights advisory board. Dr. Jon Peddie is one of the pi... ...Read More »

Cogswell College to Present U.s. Premiere of Siggraph 2014's Computer Animation Festival on Wednesday, Sept. 10th: Sunnyvale, CA -- September 02, 2014-- Cogswell College, a leading educational institution offering a unique, project-based curriculum fusing Digital Art, Engineering and Entrepreneurship, in partnership with Silicon Valley ACM SIGGRAPH, will present the U.S. premiere of the SIGGRAPH 2014 Computer Animation Festival on Sept. 10th. ...Read More »
RationalPlan 4.9 ? Better Mac OS X Integration and Improved Printing Craiova, Romania -- September 02, 2014-- Stand By Soft is pleased to announce the release of RationalPlan 4.9. ...Read More »
Health Gorilla Online Healthcare Marketplace Receives Quest Diagnostics Quality Solutions Certification Sunnyvale, CA -- August 26, 2014-- Health Gorilla Inc. announced today that the Health Gorilla Online Healthcare Marketplace is certified as a Silver Quality Solution by Quest Diagnostics under Quest's Health IT Quality Solutions? Program (the "Program"). Quest Diagnostics is the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services. ...Read More »
Noiton's Perception Neuron Opens New Doors to the Virtual and Physical World -- August 20, 2014--

Beijing, China (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Following a successful launch at SIGGRAPH and the subsequent incredible reception from the professional community, Noitom is proud to announce that they sailed past their mid... ...Read More »

Shotgun Recognizes Excellence with Inaugural Pipeline Awards at SIGGRAPH Los Angeles, CA -- August 19, 2014-- At the Shotgun User Group held during SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver, Shotgun Software held the first ever Pipeline Awards to honor excellence in pipeline tool development, integration, engineering, and usage. Members of the Shotgun community from around the world submitted inventive tools for consideration, and four were recognized with Pipeline Shotty Awards, distinguishing them as the best pipeline tools of 2014. Shotgun also recognized four individuals as "Pipeline Heroes," leaders who have had a significant impact on the pipeline community through their technical contributions and commitment to sharing ideas and best practices. ...Read More »
Rising Sun Pictures Looks to SIGGRAPH to Expand for a Blockbuster Year Adelaide, South Australia -- August 13, 2014-- Rising Sun Pictures is sending a team of representatives to SIGGRAPH 2014 to discuss its work on the recent film X-Men: Days of Future Past and to recruit artists for future projects including Gods of Egypt, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2, Deadline Gallipoli, Pan & Tarzan. The 41st International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Technologies, SIGGRAPH 2014 takes place 10-14 August in Vancouver, British Columbia. ...Read More »
OTOY expands OctaneRender integration to NUKE, Houdini, MotionBuilder, Unreal Engine 4, and Digital Molecular Matter Engine Canada, -- August 13, 2014-- VANCOUVER, Canada, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --SIGGRAPH 2014 --Cloud graphics company, OTOY Inc., today announced expanded support for its acclaimed OctaneRender software, giving artists an..... ...Read More »
Earth. Visualized. App Debuts to Computer Graphics Community at SIGGRAPH 2014 Appy Hour -- August 13, 2014--

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