Google acquires Instagram-driven social travel guide app Jetpac
1:00 pm PDT 16/08/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The internet search engine giant continues to expand its digital presence, this time around with the acquisition of Jetpac, an app that utilises public Instagram data to determine things like the happiest or drunkest city. Read More

Shotgun launches iPhone review app, Shotgun Desktop and MARI Integration at SIGGRAPH 2014
12:30 pm PDT 16/08/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The company launched a mobile app that brings the power of Shotgun Review to the iPhone; Shotgun Desktop, a native app shelf that gives artists fast access to productivity tools; and integration with The Foundry’s MARI 3D paint software, which helps speed up the workflow for texture artists. Read More

Autodesk unveiled its latest extensions for Maya 2015 and 3ds Max 2015, at SIGGRAPH 2014
12:15 pm PDT 16/08/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The newest update for Autodesk Maya 2015 delivers powerful new production tools to help studios large and small build more efficient and productive pipelines. Read More

Kloneworld gives kids an opportunity to see themselves as a superhero ninja ‘Klinja’
1:00 pm PDT 13/08/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The idea behind these objectives began in response to a need for children to have a safe and fun platform for engaging in adventure without the violence and graphic content that is so often present in these types of environments. Read More

SIGGRAPH Asia set to debut at Shenzhen
3:30 pm PDT 12/08/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

This year’s new attraction is a workshops program; held in conjunction with the other programs, workshops will be sessions presenting and discussing novel research ideas in the area of emerging topics in computer graphics and interactive techniques. Read More

FX Networks signs deal with Prime Focus Technologies
1:00 pm PDT 07/08/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The deal marks FX as one of the first wave of buyers of the DAX Box, a DVR-like set-top box which supports secure HD streaming at home, office or theatre, launched at the annual broadcast tradeshow in Las Vegas, California. Read More

Truecaller ties-up with ‘Expendables 3’ to launch all-new online contest
12:00 pm PDT 07/08/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Starting 8 August, Truecaller would also be running a Twitter contest on Expendables trivia. The contest will run till 22 August. The in-app contest will start 15 August and will continue till 22 August, 2014. The movie releases on 22 August in India. The official hashtag for the campaign will be #TrueExpendable. Read More

Luma Pictures Standardises on Thinkbox Software’s Deadline for Linux
10:30 am PDT 07/08/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Thinkbox Software recently announced that visual effects studio Luma Pictures has standardised render management and data processing across studios with Deadline. Having purchased more than 400 seats of Deadline, Luma was able to easily integrate the software into both in-house and off-the-shelf tools within its Linux-based pipeline. Read More

Prime Focus Technologies’ CLEAR positioned as an ‘Exemplar’ on the NASSCOM Product Excellence Matrix
10:30 am PDT 06/08/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

This year’s PEM evaluated more than 250 nominations based on criteria such as business model, product innovation, marketing strategies, and client testimonials. PFT was specifically recognized for its contribution to transforming the broadcast industry with CLEAR Media ERP. Read More

Shotgun Software Keeps Projects Flowing at Milk
9:30 am PDT 06/08/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

Currently, Shotgun is used to manage all productions, feed assets to the team and for scheduling. Milk also leverages Shotgun’s Pipeline Toolkit to hook into proprietary tools for ingest and file generation as well as to content creation tools such as Autodesk Maya and Mudbox, The Foundry’s NUKE and MARI, Side Effects Software’s Houdini and Thinkbox Software’s Deadline. The studio is also considering plans to start using Shotgun’s client review feature in the future. Read More

OptiTrack: A leader for production character animation
3:30 pm PDT 05/08/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

With dozens of installations in the last six months, OptiTrack has become the motion capture technology of choice for production character animation. Many of these new adopters had capture requirements that were deemed impossible based on existing technologies, yet with OptiTrack’s Prime Series cameras, exceeded expectations even in complex outdoor and large-volume shooting scenarios. Read More

Zebra Technologies helps NFL to get quantified stats using RFID
12:00 pm PDT 04/08/2014 By AnimationXpress Team

The Zebra Technologies tracker systems will mount to player shoulder pads and communicate with receivers installed in 17 stadiums during the 2014 season. They will provide information about each player’s position, speed, distance travelled, acceleration and more. Read More