Siggraph News:
Epic Games Demonstrates New Unreal Engine Real-Time Workflow Advancements at SIGGRAPH 2017 Cary, NC -- August 02, 2017-- Today at the SIGGRAPH Conference, Epic Games revealed advancements in real-time CG production workflows. New developments included a technology preview of Datasmith, a workflow toolkit to simplify moving data into Unreal Engine for architectural and design visualizations. Additionally, Epic demonstrated an Alembic-based pipeline for the creation of high quality animated content in real time. These new tools enable content creators to easily add Unreal Engine to existing production pipelines and reinforce Epic's leadership in real-time workflows, blurring the line between production and post-production. ...Read More »
More Than 25 of This Summer's Leading Films Created with Blackmagic Design Fremont, CA -- August 02, 2017-- Blackmagic Design today announced that more than 25 of the 2017 summer season's worldwide film releases used numerous Blackmagic Design products during production and post, including a range of its digital film cameras, Fusion Studio visual effects (VFX) and motion graphics software, DaVinci Resolve Studio editing, color correction and audio post production application and more. ...Read More »
Blackmagic Design Announces Fusion 9 with VR Fremont, CA -- August 01, 2017-- Blackmagic Design today announced Fusion 9, a major update to its visual effects, compositing, 3D and motion graphics software. Fusion 9 has been designed to support the latest workflows and features new VR tools, entirely new keyer technology, planar tracking, camera tracking, multi user collaboration tools and more. ...Read More »
BenQ PD2500Q Crushes Color Performance Benchmarks COSTA MESA, Calif. -- August 01, 2017-- BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of visual display solutions, today announced the debut of its professionally factory-calibrated PD Series Design monitor with the new PD2500Q display. Ideal for graphic design, photography, CAD/CAM, animation and video post-production professionals, the new monitor is the first monitor in the series that will be individually calibrated by factory engineers to produce 100% sRGB and Rec. 709 color precision. Going forward, all designer monitors in the PD Series will be professionally factory-calibrated. ...Read More »
AMD Radeon ProRender Supports AxF, X-Rite’s Appearance Exchange Format -- August 01, 2017--

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Next Limit Technologies Maxwell 4.1 Supports AxF, X-Rite’s Appearance Exchange Format -- August 01, 2017--

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Dell Precision celebrates 20th anniversary with powerful, new workstation technology California, -- August 01, 2017--
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Dell Precision celebrates 20th anniversary with powerful, new workstation technology California, -- August 01, 2017--
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Cinamaker to Showcase Multi-Camera Live Streaming and Recording of HD Video at SIGGRAPH 2017 -- August 01, 2017--

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Zell Lurie Founders Fund Invests in Neurable's Cutting Edge Brain-Computer Interface Tech Startup Michigan, -- August 01, 2017--
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Zell Lurie Founders Fund at the Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial..... ...Read More »
OptiTrack Delivers Missing Links for Arcade VR at SIGGRAPH 2017 Full-body motion tracking added to OptiTrack VR to produce the first automated, all-in-one tracking solution for location based entertainment VR -- July 31, 2017-- Continuing its commitment to make motion tracking for immersive VR experiences as plug-and-play as possible, OptiTrack is showcasing two key advancements in their wide-area VR tracking at SIGGRAPH 2017. These advancements mark a massive leap forward in both the quality of the experiences and also the usability for single and multi-site deployments of out-of-home VR. ...Read More »
Conductor Cloud Rendering Platform Launches at SIGGRAPH 2017 Oakland, CA -- July 31, 2017-- Conductor Technologies today announced the general availability release of its Conductor cloud rendering platform. Highly scalable and secure, Conductor can cut rendering costs up to half by allowing studios to only pay for render resources as needed. Fine-tuned through an extensive beta development cycle, Conductor has already enabled productions to scale to more than 36K simultaneous cores and render over 30 million core hours for major studio feature films including "Deadpool," "Star Trek Beyond," "Transformers: The Last Knight," "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" and "The Walk," among others. ...Read More »
Conductor Cloud Rendering Platform Launches at SIGGRAPH 2017 Oakland, CA -- July 31, 2017-- Conductor Technologies today announced the general availability release of its Conductor cloud rendering platform. Highly scalable and secure, Conductor can cut rendering costs up to half by allowing studios to only pay for render resources as needed. Fine-tuned through an extensive beta development cycle, Conductor has already enabled productions to scale to more than 36K simultaneous cores and render over 30 million core hours for major studio feature films including "Deadpool," "Star Trek Beyond," "Transformers: The Last Knight," "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" and "The Walk," among others. ...Read More »
Massive Announces AI-Controlled Horse & Rider Agent -- July 31, 2017--

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ASSIMILATE SCRATCH VR Certified by Facebook Live 360 Ready for Live Streaming ASSIMILATE's SCRATCH VR is now certified as a third-party software for the Facebook Live 360 Ready program. ASSIMILATE's VR partner, Z CAM, is also included in the Live 360 Ready program with its S1 VR camera. Along with a Z CAM S1 VR camera, SCRATCH VR Z provides the only camera/software Facebook-certified Live 360 solution. SCRATCH VR Z offers advanced, real-time features like inserting/composting graphics/text overlays, including animations, and keying for elements like green screen for live streaming. ...Read More »
With PREVAILPRO PNY Launches the World's First Four 4K Display and VR Capable Thin and Light Mobile Workstations at SIGGRAPH 2017 California, -- July 31, 2017--

LOS ANGELES, July 31, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SIGGRAPH 2017 -- PNY Technologies reset mobile workstation expectations by launching extraordinarily powerful, thin and light PNY PREVAILPRO P4000 and P3000 mobile workstations.  With their NVIDIA Max-Q design, these innovative systems are designed from ..... ...Read More »

Speedernet to showcase Sphere, an intuitive webable 360°VR solution for professional training, at Siggraph 2017 France, -- July 28, 2017--
LYON, France, July 28, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Speedernet, a company specialized in developing innovative e-learning solutions for large corporations, will attend Siggraph, the world's largest and most influential annual conference and exhibition in computer graphics and interactive media. ...Read More »
EditShare Shows Its Highly Resilient Scale-out Storage Platform for VFX, Finishing/DI, Audio, Editorial and Virtual Reality W Boston, Ma -- July 28, 2017-- EditShare, a technology leader in intelligent shared storage and media management solutions, will be showcasing its high-performance scale-out XStream EFS shared storage solutions at the upcoming SIGGRAPH 2017 show (July 30-Aug 3) on booth 837. ...Read More »
Fusion Studio used to Create Title Sequence Sky Atlantic's TV Drama Riviera Fremont, CA -- July 28, 2017-- Blackmagic Design has today announced that London-based visual effects boutique Lexhag used Fusion Studio to help create the main title sequence for "Riviera," Sky Atlantic's new 10 part drama series starring Julia Stiles as the wife of a billionaire who uncovers the dark truth behind her opulent lifestyle. ...Read More »
Mobike's Promo If Mobike Came to My City Shot with URSA Mini 4.6K and Micro Cinema Camera Fremont, CA -- July 28, 2017-- Blackmagic Design today announced that Shanghai based Luminary Visuals Studio shot the "If Mobike Came to My City" promo with their Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K and Micro Cinema Camera. The promo is being used for Mobike's marketing efforts for its launch in England at the end of this June. ...Read More »
Assimilate Demos Z Cam S1- S1 Pro - Scratch VR Z Integrated VR Workflow at SIGGRAPH 2017 Assimilate, Santa Clara, CA - VR is the game changer in media today, as well as the future, for all markets, such as entertainment, mobile apps, education, medical, engineering, travel and more. At Siggraph 2017 Assimilate will be at The Studio-B&H booth 915 to demo its award-winning VR integrated workflows. Z Cam and Assimilate have partnered to offer the only integrated VR workflow with the Z Cam S1 or S1 Pro/Scratch VR Z Bundle: from image acquisition with Z CAM's high-performance S1/S1 Pro VR cameras, and stitching with its optical-flow WonderStitch software, through to a streamlined VR post-production workflow with Assimilate's real-time Scratch(r) VR Z tools. ...Read More »
Heartbreaking Hari Raya Themed Film Shot on Blackmagic Design's URSA Mini Pro Camera Fremont, CA -- July 27, 2017-- Blackmagic Design today announced that The Flying Kick Asia, a Singapore based boutique production house, has chosen to shoot their upcoming set of short films using the URSA Mini Pro, with color correction done with DaVinci Resolve Studio and the DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel. The second of four films, "Sarah," a Hari Raya themed short film, was shot and completed production in a single day. ...Read More »
Christie Enables Visual Experiences at SIGGRAPH 2017 -- July 27, 2017--

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X-Rite Announces AxF, Appearance Exchange Format, Supported by NVIDIA Iray -- July 26, 2017--

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Allegorithmic’s Substance Designer Will Support AxF, X-Rite’s Appearance Exchange Format -- July 26, 2017--

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Quicklink Uses Blackmagic Design's DeckLink Quad 2 for Mobile Broadcasting and Streaming Fremont, CA -- July 26, 2017-- Blackmagic Design today announced that Quicklink, one of the leading global providers of software and hardware IP solutions, is using its DeckLink Quad 2 PCIe capture and playback solution with the newly announced Quicklink Remote Communicator, Quicklink Encoder and Quicklink TX. ...Read More »
Haverford Systems will display the world’s newest immersive technologies at SIGGRAPH Aug 1st - 3rd -- July 25, 2017-- From August 1st to 3rd, Haverford Systems will be displaying the world’s newest immersive technologies at SIGGRAPH including 3D LED and glasses free 3D. Their large scr... ...Read More »
Sharon Stone's "A Little Something for Your Birthday" Graded with DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel Fremont, CA -- July 25, 2017-- Blackmagic Design today announced that Mark Todd Osborne, founder and senior digital colorist of MTO Color Inc., conformed, graded and finished the new independent film "A Little Something for Your Birthday" using a DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel alongside DaVinci Resolve Studio. ...Read More »
Epson Provides Hands-On Printing and Hosts New Workshops at SIGGRAPH 2017 California, -- July 24, 2017--
LONG BEACH, Calif., July 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson today announced it will once again support and broaden its presence at The Studio at SIGGRAPH 2017 – "Cyborg Self." The Studio is a collaborative makerspace that brings the lates..... ...Read More »
Fortnite Trailer Rewrites Traditional CG Workflows with Unreal Engine Real-Time Performance Cary, NC -- July 20, 2017-- Epic Games recently released the cinematic launch trailer for its highly anticipated action building videogame, Fortnite. The three-minute trailer features a detailed cityscape, complex characters and explosive visual effects--over 130 individual shots--and was entirely assembled, lit, color corrected and rendered in Unreal Engine. A detailed look at the making of this trailer will be presented at the Unreal Engine User Group during Siggraph in downtown Los Angeles at 4:30PM on July 31, 2017; more information and free registration is available online. ...Read More »
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