Rapoo India launches VPRO V20S Optical Gaming Mouse
2:00 pm PDT 23/05/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Manufacturer of wireless peripheral products, Rapoo India has introduced the VPRO V20S Optical Gaming Mouse in India as a latest addition to its range of VPRO Gaming products. Designed for ambidextrous use, the Rapoo VPRO V20S Gaming Mouse is an useful accessory for novice gaming enthusiasts as well as professional eSports players. Focusing on ergonomics, the V20S prevents unnecessary strain on the hand to enable a comfortable grip and pleasant use during longer playing sessions. The V20S also comes with … Read More

Taiwan Excellence’s first India edition, Taiwan Expo 2018 is all about tech extravaganza
11:30 am PDT 18/05/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Taiwan Expo 2018, that has been declared open by Taiwan Excellence at the Taiwan Excellence pavilion, treated the visitors with a spectrum of hi-tech gadgets. Coming to India for the first time, Taiwan Expo 2018 attracted a large number of visitors on its opening day. The three day event will serve as an important platform to bring together Taiwanese and Indian businesses to explore growth opportunities together. The Taiwan Excellence pavilion showcased a range of products such as IoT solutions, healthcare … Read More

Amazon and Fidelity Labs partners on a virtual reality (VR) financial agent
1:00 pm PDT 17/05/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Amazon and Fidelity Labs, the research arm of Fidelity Investments, have come together to showcase a virtual reality system in which people can talk to a financial advisor about their investment portfolios in a virtual world. According to Fortune, the two companies showcased a virtual reality demonstration in which Fidelity Labs created a digital financial advisor that people can interact with using a VR headset. The VR demonstration is part of a broader pitch for Amazon’s Sumerian VR and augmented … Read More

Guest Column | Tech: The mo-cap story – Parth Shah
6:00 pm PDT 07/05/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Motion capture is an additional tool to animation and will never replace the traditional animation style. However, one main benefit of using motion capture with an animated character production is you can direct and retake numerous shots to get your perfect animation, whereas in Keyframe it can take weeks to create a photo-realistic animation. Motion capture is widely used in games, films, television, sometimes for military and medical research, and most recently emerging AR and VR pipelines. Much loved characters … Read More

Baobab Studios signs Lupita Nyong’o to voice the Giant in ‘Jack: Part One’
3:30 pm PDT 28/04/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

VR Animation studio, Baobab has roped in Academy Award-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Black Panther) to lend her voice to Jack: Part One, an animated virtual reality (VR) version of the Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tale. The studio said the decision was inspired by “the social movements of today” and to defy preconceived notions of the Giant and present the character as “a dynamic and powerful woman.” “When casting the key … Read More

NewBlueFX appoints Tathastu Techno Solution as an official distributor of its products in India
7:00 pm PDT 26/03/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

NewBlue has announced recently that it has appointed Tathastu Techno Solution as an official distributor for NewBlue products in India. The agreement includes the distribution of NewBlue’s newest products such as Titler Live 3 Broadcast, a high-quality, 3D, animated titling solution for live production and Titler Pro 6, a post-production titling tool that provides editors with a fast and intuitive experience to save money, time, and effort. “We’re excited to partner with Tathastu Techno Solution and use their expertise of the Indian … Read More

FuseFX announces availability of custom-built driving rig
11:15 am PDT 20/03/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Los Angeles-based visual effects studio FuseFX has announced the availability of its custom-built driving rig called the FuseFX OmniCAM, a compact, portable, on-location solution to capture high-quality driving plates that are essential to client productions. Designed to save productions’ time and money, the FuseFX OmniCAM is easy to ship, can be mounted on almost any vehicle and captures a seamless 24K-resolution, 360-degree environment plate in a single pass. With the company’s personnel oversight, the resulting footage feeds directly into FuseFX’s … Read More

Maxon Computer GmbH places Tathastu Techno Solution as their value added distributor in India
6:00 pm PDT 30/01/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Tathastu Techno Solution has announced that it has been appointed by Maxon Computer GmbH as their value added distributor in India. They will also be selling MAXON’s professional 3D software solutions Cinema 4D and BodyPaint 3D, Tathastu will also offer technical support, training seminars and workshops to existing and prospective customers. MAXON sales and marketing vice-president Friederike Bruckert states, “India is an important market for MAXON particularly due to the media and entertainment sector. This strategic partnership with Tathastu Techno Solution is a part of MAXON’s … Read More

Unity Technologies reveals a sneak peek of the ‘Book of the Dead’
5:00 pm PDT 16/01/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Unity Technologies today released a sneak peek of the Book of the Dead, which demonstrates the power of real-time rendering on Unity. Making extensive use of Unity’s new rendering system, the Scriptable Render Pipeline Book of the Dead shows how developers can take total control of the rendering process to achieve a level of detail and visual fidelity. “Achieving the feelings a forest evokes is one of the hardest challenges when working within real-time graphics. We set out to tackle this with Book of the … Read More

HTC reveals Vive Pro and Vive Wireless Adaptor
5:00 pm PDT 09/01/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

HTC VIVE today at CES announced Vive Pro and Vive Wireless Adaptor. In addition, the company debuted new improvements in how VR users discover, experience and acquire VR content through revamp of Viveport VR and Vive Video. These advancements are in the likes of delivering on VR users’ desire for higher resolution, improved audio, greater comfort, wireless freedom and immersive content discovery. Vive Pro The upgraded new HMD, Vive Pro, includes dual-OLED displays for a crisp picture resolution of 2880 … Read More

Oculus and Xiaomi team up to launch new standalone VR headsets at CES 2018
4:00 pm PDT 09/01/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

A surprise announcement was made by Facebook-owned Oculus’s VP head of VR, Hugo Barra about two brand new headsets that are both much more affordable and will have high-end hardware installed. To make this possible, Oculus has teamed up with Xiaomi to create the Oculus Go and Mi VR standalone headsets. The announcement was made during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018, and seems to have been well received by the public. The two headsets Oculus GO and Mi VR … Read More

Meraki VR Studio intends on living up to its name, literally
6:00 pm PDT 26/12/2017 By Krishanu Ghosal

Looking for the office of Meraki VR Studios led me to a shared workspace in a busy commercial building of Andheri. I was greeted by a small team of five people from the studio’s team. The name of the studio is the Greek expression for “doing work with passion and soul.” At the first dekko, a team of five stood in sharp contrast to the number of successful projects the studio had added to their kitty. However, a brief chat … Read More