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Allegorithmic Integrates Substance Engine into Houdini 15 
2:00 pm PDT 27/05/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Allegorithmic has announced the immediate integration of Substance Engine into Houdini 15. VFX artists can now import, visualise and tweak materials with the same freedom AAA game developers have enjoyed for years. By employing the same nodal system as Houdini, Substance Engine arrives in a format Houdini artists already understand. Materials can be created, customised and applied to any Houdini asset, including characters and environments. When finished, assets can be exported to the Unity game engine or sent to Mantra, Arnold … Read More


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HP unveils the ‘Omen’ series of gaming PCs
4:00 pm PDT 26/05/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Although consoles and mobiles have become immensely popular in the current gaming scenario; PC gaming still enjoys a titanic chunk of serious gamers. From casual to professional, most of the gamers around the globe prefer PC over other mediums when it comes to gaming. HP had delivered some fairly stable and fruitful gaming PCs in the past. Earlier, HP had successfully delivered their mid-range laptop based on Windows 8.1 and further launched gaming PCs under their Envy Phoenix and Pavilion … Read More


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Asus unveils new Zenfone Max with Snapdragon 615 priced at Rs 9,999
2:30 pm PDT 23/05/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Asus’s mystery box finally opened with a live event to announce new variant of its already successful phone Zenfone Max. The new phone (ZC550KL) has a lot of improvements over its predecessor as it packs all-new powerful octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor clocked at 1.5 Ghz with 32GB in-built storage. The earlier version of Zenfone Max ran on a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 and had 16 GB in-built memory. The phone comes in two variants when it comes to memory. … Read More


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‘Daydream’: Google talks about their upcoming VR device built on ‘Android N’
11:00 am PDT 19/05/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Recently, in their annual developer conference ‘I/O’ at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California, Google revealed its plans for the upcoming version of Android, nicknamed (for now) Android N. The ‘N’, according to them stands for a sweet treat, just like the names of their previous versions of the OS. The new version of Android will feature improved graphics, storage and security enhancements and even reduced battery consumption and also features updated emojis, including 72 new ones. In addition to … Read More


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Apple announces new iOS app development accelerator in Bengaluru
8:00 pm PDT 18/05/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

After announcing a development centre in Hyderabad, tech giant Apple will set up an app design and development centre in Bengaluru to support developers in India creating innovative mobile apps for its iOS platform. The announcement is the part of Apple chief Tim Cook’s visit to India.  As part of his visit, Cook is expected to meet government officials and key industry executives from telecom firms to discuss matters like manufacturing and expansion of network in the country. The Apple … Read More


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Apple CEO Tim Cook’s visit to mark a new facility in Hyderabad
7:00 pm PDT 17/05/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Apple CEO, Tim Cook’s first visit to India as the head of the tech giant will mark with him inaugurating the Apple’s Hyderabad facility and the probable announcement of a manufacturing unit in the country on 19 May. This comes at a time when the sales of its iPhones have fallen for the first time since they were first introduced. But on a flipside, sales has picked up in India although it captures a tiny per cent in the vast … Read More


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With Campus Party, Government of Telangana one step closer in making Hyderabad the startup capital of India
3:00 pm PDT 17/05/2016 By Prerna Kothari

What started out as a LAN party back in 1997 in Spain has now grown out to become world’s greatest technological festival of innovation, creativity, science, digital entertainment and entrepreneurship. After being held 54 times in 20 years, Campus Party is finally arriving in Asia and India has been chosen as the Campus Party destination. The city of Nawabs – Hyderabad is chosen as the host city and the timing couldn’t have been any better. With the immense support from … Read More


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Tools like Direct Carrier billing makes payment easy, leading to a lot of new opportunities for the ecosystem to flourish: Google Play, head of BD, Kunal Soni
5:00 pm PDT 13/05/2016 By Vivek Kapadia

Considered to be one of the easiest modes of payment, direct carrier billing has had a history with India when feature phones were dominating. But with a shift to smartphones, carrier billing did not tow along. Google on various occasions was on the verge of announcing carrier billing on its Play Store but due to certain difficulties, things did not materialise with telecom operators and it remained the same until now. Idea Cellular became the first telecom company to bring … Read More


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Artella, a cloud based animation platform, bridges the gap between artists and creators
3:00 pm PDT 11/05/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Animated, live action or even short films for that matter are often made by artists spread across the globe. Often it occurs that a single film has directors, producers and artists working from different corners of the world. It is a common trend in the AVGC industry today but communication and simulation of information becomes a task when such distance and time barriers are in play. With efficient technology available, this task has been simplified a bit and back and … Read More


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ARM Enlighten Technology ventures into new markets – From gaming technology to grand designs
3:00 pm PDT 10/05/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Geomerics, an ARM company, announced today that its Enlighten real-time lighting technology, used in major gaming titles such as Star Wars Battlefront, is now being deployed to create virtual show homes for the international property market. It has licensed its technology to Yugen, an Australian company that creates architectural visualisations for developers selling properties off plan or for investors who are unable to visit a site. To allow a fully immersive buyer experience, Yugen create 3D virtual models using Unreal Engine 4 … Read More


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Prime Focus sells 30 per cent stake to Digital Domain; plans joint venture for advertising and VR
11:00 am PDT 29/04/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Prime Focus Group, India’s leading VFX and creative house, is selling its 30 per cent stake in Digital Domain-Reliance for $30 million to the company’s majority shareholder, Digital Domain Holdings. The shares of DDHL (Digital Domain Holdings Ltd.) are listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited as it is headquartered in Hong Kong. DDHL owns the other 70 percent in Digital Domain-Reliance. The plans didn’t end here for Prime Focus had further endeavours. Prime … Read More


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Industry’s first promo versioning automation module for Adobe Premiere Pro CC launched by Prime Focus Technologies
10:30 am PDT 20/04/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Prime Focus Technologies, announced the addition of another industry first functionality to CLEAR Media ERP Suite that facilitates end-to-end business process orchestration for promo creation including automation of promo versioning using Adobe Premiere Pro CC, a key component of Adobe Creative Cloud. The new module will significantly reduce manual operations. This will ultimately increase operational efficiency for broadcasters and promotional content creators. Prime Focus Technologies, founder and CEO, Ramki Sankaranarayanan said, “Doing more with less while increasing profit margins through business efficiencies in … Read More