The HP ‘Windows Mixed Reality’ VR Headset is part revolutionary and part reality
2:50 pm PDT 04/08/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Microsoft’s Mixed Reality initiative is the evolution of Windows holographic. It supports a variety of headsets with a single operating system from AR headsets like HoloLens to VR headsets like this one from HP. According to Microsoft Mixed Reality has several gadgets, including this VR headset.It is rated in its online Microsoft Store for $299, alongside the $329 HP headset.One would require a PC with an Nvidia GTX 980 / 1060 or higher to get a good experience. It has been … Read More

Autodesk highlights next generation storytelling and collaboration tools at SIGGRAPH 2017
4:57 pm PDT 02/08/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Leading up to SIGGRAPH 2017, Autodesk released a series of updates for its media and entertainment tools, including Autodesk Media and Entertainment collection, Autodesk Maya, Shotgun, Arnold, Autodesk 3ds Max, and Autodesk Flame. Engineered to streamline and accelerate production on films, TV shows, games and immersive experiences, the new releases include improvements and user-requested enhancements that connect creative workflows and teams, helping them bring engaging stories to life for a worldwide audience. “The continued growth of AR and VR and … Read More

SPAC3: Third Paradise by Italian Artist Michelangelo Pistoletto is now the worldwide symbol of VITA
7:12 pm PDT 01/08/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

A long journey that began on 28 July has adopted the symbol of the Third Paradise as the worldwide symbol of “VITA”. It is the third long-term mission of Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli in collaboration with ASI (Italian Space Agency), ESA (European Space Agency), RAM (radioartemobile) and Cittadellarte – Pistoletto Foundation. This project aims to engage the whole world into communicating and sharing the work’s meaning and mission. Pictures by Paolo Nespoli will be made accessible to web users through the ‘Space Three’ app – SPAC3 which … Read More

Nimble Collective announces partnerships with Pixar and Lytro at Siggraph 2017
11:00 am PDT 31/07/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Virtual studio service platform Nimble Collective has announced a new collaboration with Pixar’s RenderMan, a partnership that will explore extending the delivery of RenderMan training to new and existing users via Nimble Collective’s collaborative, cloud-based workspace for creating animation. In addition, Nimble also announced a strategic partnership with Lytro to collaborate on an animated Virtual Reality project using the new advances in platform framework. The Nimble Collective Virtual Studio Platform is up-ending the animation industry by giving business clients and creators the … Read More

Faceware Technologies announces Faceware LiveSDK
3:00 pm PDT 29/07/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Faceware Technologies, the leading provider of markerless 3D facial motion capture solutions have announced an SDK for its real-time facial mocap (motion capture) and animation technology, Faceware Live. The Windows Native C++ SDK will enable developers and creatives to build their own real-time, interactive applications. SDK users can allow live player-to-player chat in games, live interactive displays and activations and even integrate the SDK into their own production tools and processes. “With the rise in VR/AR/MR, interactive marketing and the use of … Read More

Jellyfish Pictures launches VFX and animation technology business ‘RenderWise’
10:08 am PDT 27/07/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

BAFTA and multi-award-winning production studio, Jellyfish Pictures today announced that it has launched a subsidiary business called ‘RenderWise’. Responding to the obstacles faced when met with time sensitive demands, RenderWise offers cloud hybrid rendering and virtual studio solutions for VFX and animation applications. RenderWise officially launches at SIGGRAPH 2017, taking place in Los Angeles from 30 July to 3 August and will be available for demonstrations on the Microsoft stand (923). Already trialed on a number of Jellyfish’s projects, RenderWise’s cloud hybrid rendering solution … Read More

Epica Electronics to launch revolutionary glass free 3D gadgets
1:15 pm PDT 25/07/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

As a part of promoting 3D electronic products, UAE-based Epica Electronics has chalked out ambitious plans to roll out top-notch, innovative electronic products at affordable rates in India and Middle East. Epica Electronics will launch India’s first celebrity edition in consumer electronics segment (TV, Mobile, Tablet equipped with high end features and sophisticated applications) at Indywood Film Carnival-2017, one of the largest film-based events in the country from December 1 to 4 at Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad. The USP of … Read More

Digital Entertainment was the cornerstone of IAMAI backed conference ‘Pixels 2017’
7:56 pm PDT 21/07/2017 By Sachin Bhat

The Internet And Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) played hosts to their seventh conference of the year as ‘Pixels 2017’ materialised on 20 July 2017 in Mumbai in the plush confines of hotel Taj Lands End, Bandra (West). Digital Entertainment was the topic of discussion and was spread across seven different sessions entailing different topics pertaining to the same. The esteemed panel of speakers comprised as much as 30 people from various institutions in the digital sector, sharing their thoughts … Read More

Unity 2017.1 is now available
2:00 pm PDT 17/07/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Unity Technologies announced on Friday that Unity 2017.1 is now available to download from the Unity Store. Unity 2017.1 is the start of a new cycle that evolves the world’s most popular game engine into an ever-expanding creation engine for gaming and real-time entertainment. Unity 2017.1, which is the company’s first fully subscription-based product, focuses on helping teams work together more collaboratively by equipping artists and designers with two powerful new visual tools: Timeline and Cinemachine. Unity exists to democratise development, solve … Read More

Vidnet 2017: Facebook and YouTube heads emphasise on the emerging phase of Digital content in India
11:00 am PDT 14/07/2017 By Swati Panda

Facebook and YouTube India heads emphasised on the power of digital content in India at Indian Television Group’s Vidnet Conference 2017 powered by Viu which was held at Westin Hotel, Mumbai on 13 July, 2017. It was attended by several industry speakers.There were sessions of one on one discussion on online power house with Head of entertainment Partnerships at YouTube India, Satya Raghavan as well as Facebook India head of media partnerships Saurabh Doshi. The first session had YouTube India head … Read More

Cartoon Network integrates ‘Mighty Magiswords’ with MagiMobile app
12:10 pm PDT 11/07/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Have you ever had an app that was controlled by a TV show where you had to solve quests from the show through the app to win big and cross levels? MagiMobile is a new mobile application based on Cartoon Network India’s latest show – Mighty Magiswords, launched in May 2017. It’s an app that connects Mighty Magiswords’ multi-story world across platforms – a TV series of 11-minute episodes, 15-second interactive cartoons on Cartoon Network Anything, YouTube content and much more. Mighty Magiswords follows … Read More

Vodafone India launches EVA Face Mobile for physically challenged
2:40 pm PDT 07/07/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

In a bid to aid the physically challenged, Vodafone Spain Foundation has developed an amazing app called EVA Face Mobile which lets people with disabilities use smartphones with their facial movements. The application is now available to the Indian masses as well. Vodafone India has launched the application on Vodafone’s social hub and the response has been very encouraging. As per the Census 2011, 2.8 crore people in India come under the ‘disabled’ category, which is roughly 2.21% percent of … Read More