AMD creates stunning VR experiences for upcoming ‘Baahubali: The Conclusion’ using a radical new 360-degree capture camera
4:00 pm PDT 26/10/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

AMD showcased new technology that can bring 360 degree video and Virtual Reality to millions at the Mumbai Film Festival 2016, organised by the Mumbai Academy of the Moving Image (MAMI). Utilising a bleeding edge VR capture instrument with up to 32 cameras as well as AMD’s GPU-accelerated video stitching software in conjunction with Radeon Pro Graphics, the new technology is being used initially to develop content to promote the upcoming Baahubali: The Conclusion, a movie directed by SS Rajamouli scheduled to premiere on 28 … Read More

Framestore partners with Madefire as it launches first VR Comics platform
1:00 pm PDT 12/10/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

‘Somnia’ is an interactive narrative of space, technology, and isolation. The VR experience, currently in development, marks the first original IP from Framestore VR Studio. Debuting on Madefire’s platform at Comic Con New York is the VR comic prequel ‘Somnia: Origins’, a self-contained story which precedes the impending ‘Somnia’ series. Set in late 1980’s Copenhagen, ‘Somnia: Origins’ features an international group of neuroscience graduate students using first-generation virtual reality headsets to further their research on human visualisation. By night, they … Read More

Rayvision’s FoxRenderfarm enhances rendering services for Animation and VFX studios
12:00 pm PDT 10/10/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

FoxRenderfarm, Rayvision’s overseas cloud render farm service, is one of the leading online render farms in the industry. Founded in 2009, FoxRenderfarm has earned a good reputation for its quality performance, great customer service and flexible pricing scheme. Rayvision and its cloud render farm service Renderbus and FoxRenderfarm have experienced team members hailing from studios like Disney, Lucas, Dreamworks and Sony. FoxRenderfarm offers online rendering service (both CPU and GPU rendering) for CG artists. It aims at helping CG artists, … Read More

Vive celebrates the launch of new VR app store, Viveport with a $1 sale
2:00 pm PDT 30/09/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

With the focus on VR related services on an all-time surge, the major players of the genre are taking every step to bring VR to the more common masses. One of the leaders in VR technology, HTC has marked another milestone for Vive. As it was already known that Vive was on the verge of launching their app-store called Viveport, which would not only feature VR compatible games but also content related to “education, design, art, social, video, music, sports, health, fashion, … Read More

Taiwan to do promotional roadshows for registrations from Indian companies for COMPUTEX 2017
3:00 pm PDT 29/09/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The Taiwan government has invited technology companies in India to be a part of COMPUTEX 2017 which is scheduled to be held in Taipei between 30 May and 3 June next year. COMPUTEX is an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) trade show held by the Taiwan government annually. Speaking at a press conference on 29 September, officials from the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) said that COMPUTEX 2017 will be a great platform for Indian companies, especially start-ups, to showcase … Read More

Seagate launches an external game drive for Xbox
4:00 pm PDT 20/09/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Seagate Technology, who specialise in storage solutions, today announced the availability of the 2TB Game Drive for Xbox in India. This external drive has been designed to complement the Xbox colour scheme and is set up for an easy plug-and-play connection with an Xbox One or Xbox 360 gaming consoles. “With all of the new and amazing titles expected for this holiday season and a ton more games coming in the future, Xbox gamers will need even more storage and … Read More

Adobe unveils new VR, character animation and 3D innovations
5:00 pm PDT 10/09/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The recent tends of technology are sky rocketing with futuristic and innovative concepts. Now everything that we thought wasn’t possible few years back is already reality or on the brink of it. One of the famed software companies, Adobe is all set to step forward in catering to the content demands of various platforms, both new and traditional. The company has revealed a series of innovations including virtual reality (VR) and motion graphics and character animation supported by tools to deliver … Read More

Autodesk announces Flame 2017 family extension 1 release at IBC 2016
3:00 pm PDT 09/09/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

At IBC 2016, Autodesk announced Flame 2017 family extension 1 release for professional 3D visual effects, compositing and finishing. The update includes new 3D scene navigation features and enhancements, collaborative workflow enhancements for working with Autodesk and third-party 3D animation tools, a new way of working with multi-channel (EXR) render passes, render quality improvements, better colour management and batch compositing enhancements including a new compass tool. “With this Flame extension, we’ve added intuitive navigation for artists who are new to the product … Read More

HTC shifts its focus to non-gaming VR experiences with Viveport
10:30 am PDT 08/08/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Virtual reality (VR) is definitely going to be a beacon of the digital age and more or less we all can agree to that. While the implications of the technology are being tested right now with a plethora of potential areas where it can be used, mostly it is being used to bring more immersive experience in gaming, for now at least. Now, one of the major players of the VR industry has shifted its focus from just gaming. HTC … Read More

300 remotely based artists work seamlessly on the short film ‘The Squonk’ using Shotgun
4:45 pm PDT 03/08/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

A student project short film ‘The Squonk’ which is the brainchild of Jannis Funk (co-writer and producer) and Mike Bothe (co-writer and director), is based on a 19th century American folktale about the eponymous woodland monster. The project has turned into a passion for Berlin-based Funk who has gone out to recruit over 300 remote visual effects artists since principal photography in 2012 to donate their time and expertise to the film. And throughout the whole process, from initial planning … Read More

Fusion 8.2 now available on Linux for free
5:00 pm PDT 28/07/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Blackmagic Design today announced that Fusion – visual effects software – is now available on the Linux platform. Linux is extremely popular in the world’s leading visual effects production companies and this new Linux release can be a major announcement for the visual effects industry. This new Linux version of Fusion and Fusion Studio means VFX artists can select their preferred computing platform, as Fusion is now available on Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. All project files are common, so … Read More

Shotgun honours Pipeline Heroes at SIGGRAPH 2016
1:00 pm PDT 28/07/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Shotgun Software today announced the winners of the third annual Pipeline Awards at SIGGRAPH in Anaheim. The Pipeline Awards recognise tools and individuals who exhibit excellence in pipeline tool development and are pushing the industry forward by making tedious processes better and faster for studios of all sizes. Mammal Studios, Pipeline technical director, Janice Collier was honoured with this year’s Hero Award for her outstanding contribution not only to Mammal where she has helped create a pipeline for the 15-person … Read More