Pixar’s first virtual reality experience – ‘Coco VR’
5:00 pm PDT 14/10/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Pixar Animation Studios announced its first-ever VR experience at Oculus Connect, the fourth annual developer conference in San Jose, California. Directed by Ross Haldane Stevenson and produced by Academy Award winner Marc Sondheimer (Piper), Coco VR is a co-production from Disney-Pixar and Oculus with VR creative development and execution by Magnopus. Supervising technical director John Halstead spearheaded the technical efforts for Pixar. Coco VR allows people to explore the worlds of Coco with their friends. The social VR Experience will be available on Oculus Rift … Read More

Unity 2017.2 gives artists the power to unleash their creativity
11:45 am PDT 14/10/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Unity Technologies announced today that Unity 2017.2 is now available to download from the Unity Store. Unity 2017.2 is the most powerful content creation toolset to-date, delivering an end-to-end solution for 2D games and XR creation, as well as optimised support for ARCore, ARKit, Windows Mixed Reality and Vuforia. “Unity 2017 was the start of a new cycle that evolves the world’s most popular game engine into an ever-expanding creation engine for gaming and a wide range of real-time entertainment,” … Read More

Is Razer unveiling its first smartphone next month?
5:00 pm PDT 13/10/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Razer has been and still is arguably the most influential gaming hardware brand. With high end rigs attributed to their name, the company has found a strong foothold among the gamers. While the company has dealt in the PC front only, it seems the company is delving into the mobile business soon. The company has teased for an announcement which they would be making on 1 November, calling it their “biggest unveiling” of the year. Earlier this year, Razer acquired … Read More

OLM and Shotgun in spotlight as Autodesk India host networking event
12:00 pm PDT 05/10/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Autodesk India organised an exclusive business networking and information sharing event on Tuesday with OLM Inc. and Shotgun in Mumbai recently. The event commenced with the UK-based Shotgun technical specialist Andrew Lawrence sharing valuable insights into the Shotgun software and the benefits that it brings to its users. It included production tracking, review and asset management toolset for animation and VFX. Lawrence also shed light on some of the latest feature inclusions into the software and how it can be … Read More

Spacewalk 360 is world’s first ever 360 degree video filmed in open space
12:00 pm PDT 04/10/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

RT presents Spacewalk 360 which is world’s first ever 360 degree video filmed in open space on a spacewalk outside the International Space Station. The video takes viewers on an immersive spacewalk and satellite launches with Russian cosmonauts Sergey Ryazansky and Fyodor Yurchikhin as part of RT’s special Space 360 project, a collaborative effort between RT, Roscosmos State Corporation and Energia Rocket and Space Corporation. “The first-ever panoramic video from open space is a revolution both for VR technology and for the exploration … Read More

San Francisco Conference will showcase VR/AR Futurists, Innovators and Leaders from around the world 
11:10 am PDT 28/09/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The second annual Virtual Reality Strategy Conference today announced its agenda, consisting of speakers from around the world pushing the boundaries of immersive technologies and applications. VRS 2017 features 500 plus attendees across a broad industry spectrum, 75 plus expert speakers, 10 plus tracks of curated programming, a VR arcade summit, dozens of exhibitors in the VR/AR solution showcase, an innovation tour at Comcast Ventures, and much more. “VRS 2017 combines top industry executives, the latest immersive technology, and real-world implementations … Read More

ASUS announces availability of ROG G701 in India
10:00 am PDT 08/09/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Merging style, functionality and gaming in a slim and stylish laptop, ASUS yesterday announced the availability of ROG G701 in India. A powerful laptop with components that include an overclockable NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics for incredible virtual-reality (VR) gaming performance, and a wide-viewing-angle 4k UHD laptop display that features NVIDIA G-SYNC technology for smooth and detailed gaming visuals. It also has an anti-ghosting keyboard with 30-key rollover technology for total gaming control. Priced at  Rs.3,49,990 ROG G701 is engineered … Read More

Blackmagic Design begins shipping DaVinci Resolve 14
1:15 pm PDT 07/09/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Blackmagic Design today announced that the final release of DaVinci Resolve 14, its professional editing, colour correction and digital audio software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website. DaVinci Resolve 14 is the biggest release in the history of the product, and has been designed to be a complete revolution in post-production. It is the world’s only fully integrated professional editing, colour correction and audio solution. It scales from a single user all the way up to … Read More

Liminal aims to be a formidable name in the Indian VR circuit
3:00 pm PDT 04/09/2017 By Krishanu Ghosal

Virtual Reality is a rapidly growing industry worldwide, to which India is not an exception. Even though VR has a long way to go in order to enter the mainstream, it has not stopped the enthusiastic bunch from the country to try and tap in to the blistering industry. “Innovation through storytelling and technology” reads the foreword on Liminal’s website.  Based out of Mumbai, Liminal is a VR and AR production company which is a fairly new player in the … Read More

Fashion VR video ‘Mera Joota Hai Japani’ sees a “Wedding” of Qyuki Media and Flipkart
2:09 pm PDT 31/08/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Qyuki Media has collaborated with Flipkart to bring its newest creation – a 360-degree fashion video titled ‘Mera Joota Hai Japani’ with spatial audio featuring the digital superstar Arjun Kanungo. In this all-round immersive experience, the new song used a refreshed rendition of the classic hit. Spatial sound allows the user to hear a different version of the soundtrack by simply turning around. This technology has never been used by a brand in a music video before. The interactive content … Read More

Digital Domain to bring DreamWorks Voltron Legenday Defender to PlayStation VR
10:30 am PDT 30/08/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Digital Domain, one of the largest and most innovative providers of visual effects and immersive experiences, and Universal Brand Development, today announced DreamWorks Voltron VR Chronicles, the first ever virtual reality adventure for Netflix original series DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender. In DreamWorks Voltron VR Chronicles, viewers become a Paladin of Voltron and blast through time and space to save the Universe from dangerous alien threats in a fully immersive environment with interactive elements. Fans join forces with characters Lance, Hunk, … Read More

HTC Vive headsets are now cheaper by Rs. 16,000 in India!
3:00 pm PDT 26/08/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

HTC Vive today announced a Rs.16,000 price reduction for Vive in an attempt to make the VR system more accessible to the mass market in India. Starting today, Vive will be available for Rs. 76,990. All Vive purchases come with a free trial to Viveport subscription where consumers can choose up to five titles per month to experience and copies of many of the popular pieces of VR content, including Google’s Tilt Brush, Everest VR and Richie’s Plank Experience. “Our goal at Vive has always been … Read More