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August 10, 2018

End of Spreadsheets? VFX Producer Joyce Cox Releases New VFX Budgeting Tool

VFX Producer Joyce Cox on her visual effects budgeting software Curó. (VFX Voice)

Explore the Mastery Behind the Year’s Biggest Shows with Autodesk at SIGGRAPH

Two days of studio-driven presentations and deep dives will explore the workflows and mastery behind the year’s biggest blockbusters, the latest industry trends, and vision for the future. (Autodesk)

17 Photos that Show How Avengers: Infinity War Looks Without Visual Effects

On the movie’s special features, executive producer Victoria Alonso says there are about 3,000 shots in the movie. About 2,900 of those are visual effects shots (Insider)

LOBO Expands U.S. Presence with New NYC Studio

Independent creative animation and design studio expands to new location in New York City led by creative director Guilherme Marcondes, art director Felipe Jornada and executive producer Luis Ribeiro. (Animation World Network)

DeepMotion Reveals “Digital Cerebellum” AI Animation Tech

DeepMotion, a pioneer in the field of Motion Intelligence, announced today that DeepMotion Neuron, the first tool for completely procedural, physical character animation, has launched for presale. (Animation Magazine)

“We Are Definitely Upset”: Oscars Shake-Up Sparks Fear and Outrage Among Crafts Members

“Relegating the presentation of any of the ‘below the line’ Academy Awards to the commercial breaks is a disservice to the exceptional artists and innovators who make enormous contributions to filmed entertainment,” said Mike Chambers, chair of the Visual Effects Society and member of the Academy’s visual effects branch. (The Hollywood Reporter)

AWS Cloud Tech Talks at SIGGRAPH 2018

Working out your itinerary for SIGGRAPH 2018? Be sure to check out the sessions at their full day of AWS Cloud Tech Talks. (AWS)

Ziva Dynamics Launches Ziva VFX 1.4

Ziva Dynamics launches Ziva VFX 1.4, a major update to its character creation technology that adds five new tools for production artists (Ziva Dynamics)

Hiroshima Bombing Recreated In Virtual Reality

Japanese students recreate the bombing of Hiroshima to commemorate the day the bomb fell. (VRFocus)

People on the Move

Union VFX Names Lucy Cooper as MD, Simon Hughes as Creative Director

London-based independent visual effects shop Union has appointed Lucy Cooper as Managing Director, and Simon Hughes as Creative Director (Animation Magazine)

 

Dallas-based ATK PLN adds CG Supervisor Jeff Masters

Masters’ feature film credits include Thor, 47 Ronin and Rock of Ages(Creative Cow)

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