Technology

Meet the Merge Cube, maybe the perfect gift this holiday season!
11:00 am PDT 23/12/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The holiday season is right around the corner with Christmas Eve, Christmas day and New Year celebrations. The coming week is jam-packed with surprises, gifts and is the most wonderful time of the year. With that being said, everyone looks forward to receiving presents from their Secret Santas and buying gifts for their loved ones. So, if you’re out shopping and you need help with ideas for a gift, we have a great one for you. Here’s a gift that’s … Read More


Shotgun 7.6 adds new analytics features and introduces production insights
11:20 am PDT 13/12/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Shotgun Software released Shotgun 7.6, the latest version of its cloud-based review and production tracking software. This release delivers a new set of analytics and reporting tools which give studio leaders the ability to visualise key production metrics, keep a close eye on the progress of their projects, and make business-critical decisions fast. Faced with shorter timelines, tighter budgets, and growing creative demands, studios need to be efficient, identify business issues quickly and adjust where and how resources are being … Read More


Microsoft launches ‘the world’s most powerful console’ Xbox One X
1:00 pm PDT 05/12/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Microsoft and Sony are at each other’s necks with the Playstation 4 Pro and the Xbox One S that released last year. Both companies are out to make the best next gen consoles that will improve the gaming experience.  Xbox has now launched a new black console called the Xbox One X on 7 November 2017, this powerful machine has surpassed the PS4 Pro and Xbox One S in terms of performance. The console boasts of cross platform, providing yet … Read More


Kantar TNS study reveals the rise of mobile payments in India
11:00 am PDT 05/12/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Connected consumers in India are increasingly using mobile based payments, according to the results from the latest Connected Life study from Kantar TNS. Post demonetisation and with a greater push by the government for adoption of digital payments, mobile payments have seen a sharp rise with one in three (35 per cent) connected consumers in India using it. The popularity of mobile payments in India is also revealed by the number of regular users, with 23 per cent saying they … Read More


Nvidia ceases new subscriptions for Mental Ray, plugins; FAQs answered
3:00 pm PDT 27/11/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Nvidia will no longer be offering new subscriptions to the Mental Ray plugins for Maya and 3ds Max, as well as Mental Ray standalone. Current customers who have purchased licenses from Nvidia will continue to receive support through their Advanced Rendering Forum for the remainder of their subscription terms. All Nvidia Mental Ray plugin customers with a subscription valid in November 2017, including educational license holders, are eligible to receive a license extension. With this recent development, a lot of … Read More


V-Ray Days VFX & Animation Day Mumbai: Another year of educating, enlightening and empowering artists
11:00 am PDT 13/11/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

ARK Infosolutions in partnership with Chaos Group hosted the last day of V-Ray Days on 10 November at The Classique Club, Mumbai from 10:30 am to 7 pm. With a mix of free extended masterclasses, latest and future releases overview, guest sessions and more, V-Ray VFX & Animation Day Mumbai concluded the drive. The first two sessions of the day were Render Makes The Difference and a masterclass on Super-fast rendering workflows with V-Ray RT GPU. Post lunch, DSK International Digital & … Read More


Redchimpz launches ‘5D+ Cardz’, a virtual jungle safari for kids
12:00 pm PDT 08/11/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Redchimpz has come up with an innovative product which attempts to keep children curious and encourage their self-learning skills. With 5D+ Cardz children can take a virtual peek into the animal kingdom or the mysterious world of insects and birds through 3D visualisation and interactive games. “We are using high-end augmented and virtual reality (AR and VR) technologies to make this a lasting and memorable experience for  children,” said Redchimpz co-founder and director Yuvraj K. Sharma. “These days most mothers … Read More


Karnataka IT BT minister Priyank Kharge: B2B initiatives in digital media will make Bengaluru India’s creative capital
2:30 pm PDT 06/11/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The silicon valley of India, that is southern city Bengaluru is on a new revolution! One of the most significant spearhead of the new wave is none other than Karnataka IT BT minister Priyank Kharge who brought in the AVGC policy 2017-2022. And now the policy has lead to one of the greatest event ever in the AVGC sector named as “Bengaluru B2B AVGC summit 2017” which will be a boon to the industry. The summit is happening on 16 … Read More


We are entering the golden age of VR films, says VR filmmaker Clyde Desouza
7:00 pm PDT 03/11/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The wait is over and the time has come. The VR industry has been around for decades but in the last few years there has been a major leap forward. Not only can you view a 360 virtual world but also be part of the action in the movie. We are entering a golden age of virtual reality that can be viewed from the comforts of your home. Animation Xpress team spoke to Clyde Desouza to get his views on … Read More


After Studio conducts superb VR demo sessions to showcase its trending domain
9:40 am PDT 22/10/2017 By Swati Panda

 After Studio recently conducted VR sessions with their technology partner Baytree Digital Pvt. Ltd. for two days at its office at Santacruz west, Mumbai demonstrating several VR videos and they also explained how it works. The session was attended by several of their clients, people from studios of the AVGC industry, production houses and mediapersons. After has recently added virtual reality as a new service to its domain. Virtual reality, being the trend of now and future, is an opportunity … Read More


Google and Ittiam Systems meet to discuss the future of video with VP9
10:57 pm PDT 21/10/2017 By Swati Panda

Google and Ittiam systems have made a step forward in the world of advanced technology to make life easier, increasing viewers and mass consumption.With the introduction of open and royalty free video coding format (VP9) developed by Google, development of VP9 started in the second half of 2011 under the name of Next Gen Open video (NGOV) and VP-Next. A select media roundtable for  discussion about VP9, Google’s royalty-free, open-source codec was held recently at the Taj Santacruz, Mumbai in October, … Read More


HTC Vive announces ‘Fallout 4’ VR bundle
6:00 pm PDT 14/10/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

HTC Vive has announced a new hardware bundle featuring Fallout 4 VR, one of the most anticipated VR titles to date. Starting 14 October, customers who purchase an HTC Vive, will receive a free redemption code for Fallout 4 VR, a $59.99 value, which launches on 12 December, 2017. Fallout 4, the post-apocalyptic adventure from Bethesda Game Studios and winner of more than 200 ‘Best Of’ awards, including the DICE and BAFTA Game of the Year, and most recently ‘Best Virtual Reality Game’ at … Read More