Technology

Review: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’—the tiniest yet one of the mightiest superheroes of the Marvel Universe
5:00 pm PDT 12/07/2018 By Sharmindrila Paul

2018 is seemingly turning out to be a great year for the Marvel fans. While they are still coping with the temporary doom brought upon by Thanos in MCU’s arguably the “most ambitious crossover ever”—Infinity War, leading to speculations about Avengers 4 reaching heights, here come the studios’ tiniest superheroes who surely steals the show. Directed by Peter Reed, Ant-Man and the Wasp is the sequel to Ant-Man (2015) that takes up from the events of Captain America: Civil War, … Read More


Animated VR experience short, ‘Nothing Happens’ wins the Anca Award
11:00 am PDT 03/07/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Animated short, Nothing Happens has won at the 11th Fest Anca International Animation Festival. The short film has two versions, traditional 2D animation and VR experience. “The film by Danish duo Uri and Michelle Kranot left a deep impression on us. We were entranced by the atmosphere and hypnotizing pace. The deep experience of something happening is pervasive,” said judging the panel composed of German TV and film consultant Agnès Bizzaro, British filmmaker Peter Millard, and film theoretician Michał Bobrowski. … Read More


PVR brings a thrilling experience to the Indian audience through a special premiere of ‘Hereditary’
12:30 pm PDT 25/06/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

PVR Pictures has created an out-of-the-box format for the premiere screening for their film, Hereditary. Touted to be the scariest movie ever, director Ari Aster has attempted to take the words ‘horror’ and ‘thriller’ to another level. Hereditary is a disruptive attempt to bring cinema and content-hungry patrons who aren’t satisfied by just another ‘scary’ horror film. The midnight screening gathered film enthusiasts of this captivating genre to step out late-night and catch a glimpse of this riveting content before … Read More


Ubisoft collaborates with IIT Mumbai to open its Innovation Research Park Unit
6:00 pm PDT 23/06/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Yesterday, Ubisoft inaugurated its Research Park unit at Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai. Ubisoft pledges to focus on machine learning and automation in the gaming industry through research work. Experts from Ubisoft are to work very closely with young talents from IIT Mumbai, under the direction of notable professors from the institute. Ubisoft has been in India since 2008, with its presence in Pune and is proud to be the only fully integrated video game studio in India. Ubisoft Mumbai … Read More


Advances in technology at online casinos
1:00 pm PDT 06/06/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

The saying, ‘necessity is the mother of invention’ has helped online casinos to become what they are today. As technology is constantly changing, online casinos in a bid to stay relevant are forced to come up with innovative ideas which make the life of a player easier and simpler when playing games online. These innovations borne out as a result of necessity come in many forms and shapes as we are to see below. Gamification In days gone by, the … Read More


Framestore teams up with U.S-based Magic Leap to explore Mixed Reality
12:00 pm PDT 06/06/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Known for its techniques in visual effects spanning film and advertising industry, award-winning creative studio, Framestore has announced a strategic partnership with Magic Leap, who are building the next spatial computing platform, powering mixed reality experiences that seamlessly blend the digital and physical world. Framestore CEO William Sargent noted, “We are storytellers at Framestore, first and foremost. Innovation courses in our veins. The promise of Mixed Reality excites us enormously, and we are delighted that this collaboration with Magic Leap … Read More


Sniper’s rendezvous with Trimble SketchPro
5:30 pm PDT 04/06/2018 By AnimationXpress Team

Sniper Systems Solutions along with Trimble and ARK jointly showcased Trimble SketchUp Pro 2018, held at The Royal Orchid, Bangalore on 30 May 2018. Trimble has released SketchUp Pro 2018, the latest version of its architectural modelling software. Sniper Systems director Velmurugan welcomed the audience and spoke about the vision of his company to provide insights about future technology to Snipers growing client base across India. Kailash Bhurke spoke about ARK whereas Trimble Architecture Tarun Kumar  clarified and interacted with … Read More


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