28 companies come together to form ‘VR Industry forum’ to Boost adoption of VR services
1:00 pm PDT 06/01/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

At CES in Las Vegas yesterday, 28 companies announced the Virtual Reality Industry Forum, Inc. (VRIF), a not-for-profit company with its purpose stated as, “To further the widespread availability of high-quality audiovisual VR experiences, for the benefit of consumers.” The Founding Members of VRIF are Akamai Technologies, ARRIS International plc, b<>com, Baylor University, CableLabs, Cinova Media, Dolby Laboratories, DTG, DTS, EBU, Ericsson, Fraunhofer, Harmonic, Huawei, Intel, Irdeto, Ittiam, MovieLabs, NABPILOT, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., Technicolor, TNO, Sky, Sony Pictures, Vantrix, Verizon, … Read More

Epson announces availability of Developer and Drone Editions of Moverio BT-300 AR Smart Glasses
12:00 pm PDT 05/01/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Epson, providers of the Moverio augmented reality (AR) smart eyewear platform has announced the immediate availability of its Moverio BT-300 Developer Edition. The new AR platform is designed for software developers creating new experiences in augmented reality. Additionally, the highly anticipated Moverio BT-300 Drone Edition glasses will be available to pilots later this month. Optimized for use with DJI hardware, the Moverio BT-300 Drone Edition glasses will enhance the safety, productivity and capabilities of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The Moverio BT-300 … Read More

Google Play India extends its carrier billing option for Vodafone and Airtel customers
7:00 pm PDT 03/01/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

With the Smartphone penetration in the country at an all-time high, more and more people are joining the digital bandwagon. Going with trend, Google India had initially announced carrier billing for Idea users back in May, last year and then added the net-banking option as well. Now, they have extended the carrier billing services for Vodafone and Airtel users as well. Android Police were the first ones to spot this out. The feature seems to be limited to only the … Read More

Microsoft might be adding a ‘gamemode’ to Windows 10 to enchance gaming performance
2:00 pm PDT 29/12/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Gaming enthusiasts rejoiced when Windows 10 announced the features of its Creator’s Update as it had a lot for the gamers. While cross platform play was already available between Windows and Xbox, the update promises to strengthen the gaming front further. The new update is slated to bring new live streaming and tournament features. While the update is yet to be released officially, a leaked version might have given away something which the gaming community would make the gamers revel. … Read More

Redshift-rendered Christmas short delivered by Blue Zoo in record time
12:00 pm PDT 20/12/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

BAFTA Award-winning animation studio based in London, Blue Zoo has delivered a follow-up to its popular 2015 Christmas short ‘No More Stuff’. Featuring the mischievous elves from the original, the seasonal sequel No More Stuff was produced using the world’s fastest production-quality, GPU-accelerated renderer Redshift. Using the explosive action flick trailer format, No More Stuff sees a vengeful Santa Claus return to enact revenge on his workshop staff, following the elves’ musical mockery of Christmastime extravagance. Blue Zoo, co-founder and … Read More

Autodesk announces e-store in India with monthly subscription option for design professionals
3:00 pm PDT 08/12/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Autodesk has announced that the company’s flagship software will now be available for purchase online on a monthly subscription model for Indian customers.  People can now buy Autodesk software directly from the official site from 7 December, 2016. This e-store is first-of-its kind for Autodesk in India and will enable Indian consumers to buy Autodesk software online on monthly subscription on a pay-per-use model. This would significantly ease access to Autodesk’s design tools for business owners and offer greater flexibility, … Read More

AOC Launches Premium Gaming Monitors in India: AGON X series
12:00 pm PDT 08/12/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Display screen manufacturing giant, AOC has launched a new range of gaming monitors AGON X-Series ‘exclusively’ for the professional gamers. The series includes models enriched with FreeSync and Flicker-free Technology. AGON gaming monitors have recently earned great reviews across Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, Russia, Singapore and now been introduced in the Indian Market. These come in two screen sizes; 24and 27 inch and offer a record response time of 1ms (TN) and a vivid QUAD HD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. The AGON X Series … Read More

CommunicAsia and EnterpriseIT 2017 to showcase bigger AR and VR segment
2:00 pm PDT 28/11/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

As Asia continues down the path of digital transformation and its cities get increasingly connected, CommunicAsia and EnterpriseIT 2017 will add brand new feature zones to address the growing need for data security and the budding startup culture in the region. In addition, the event will also see a bigger augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) segment as the show grows to occupy the whole of Marina Bay Sands for the first time. With the Cybersecurity Market Report predicting … Read More

The 3-city annual roadshow of The Foundry concludes on a high note
2:00 pm PDT 22/11/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

The Foundry, a leading global creative software developer in collaboration with local distributor ARK Infosolutions has concluded its fourth edition of “The Foundry Road Show India 2016” in Chennai. The annual Indian Roadshow provides a medium for The Foundry to connect with the local talent in major VFX hubs of India; Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad. Each year The Foundry brings an international artist to showcase their work on a box office film, as well as two to three local studios … Read More

Prana Studios join hands with IBM Cloud to render complex visual effects
4:45 pm PDT 02/11/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

IBM announced today that the leading 3D animation and visual effects studio, Prana Studios, has selected IBM Cloud to run new high resolution rendering jobs that are required to create high-quality visual effects. As an award-winning visual effects company, Prana collaborates with major movie studios and independent production companies around the world to create state-of-the-art visual imagery for full-length feature animated, live action and hybrid films. It also creates visual effects for special-venue attractions and live shows. Earlier this year, … Read More

Here are the key takeaways from Microsoft’s Windows 10 event
7:00 pm PDT 27/10/2016 By AnimationXpress Team

Microsoft recently concluded its Windows 10 event at New York and made some quite intriguing announcements. From new computers to virtual reality headsets, the event had it all. Recap: #MicrosoftEvent in 90 seconds — Microsoft (@Microsoft) October 26, 2016 Here are few key takeaways from the event: First up would definitely be the brand new Surface Studio,  the latest addition to Microsoft’s Surface line-up. Boasting a thickness of only 12.5 mm, the system is being dubbed as one of … Read More

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