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

Priyank Kharge announces a mega global technology summit at Bengaluru
2:25 pm PDT 12/08/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Karnataka IT, BT and science and technology minister Priyank Kharge has confirmed that Bengaluru is all set to play hosts to the first ever mega global technology summit in November 2017.This landmark move by the state of Karnataka will no doubt bolster the AVGC industry.Having witnessed ground breaking evolution in technology, the IT,BT government machinery of Karnataka has come to a decision to scrap all the trivial events in favour of one, mega summit that would possibly have a global … Read More

Gionee’s game changer- A1 Lite; a 4000 mAh power packed phone with a 20 MP selfie camera launched
11:45 am PDT 12/08/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Gionee India, the smartphone manufacturer which is consistently shaping the Indian customer’s preferences by offering supreme selfie and battery competencies in its devices, announced the availability of A1 Lite, the latest disruptor from the path breaking A1 series. Packed with the best in class features, A1 Lite claims of a professional 20 megapixel selfie camera, 4000mAh battery and lightning fast fingerprint sensor. The device will be available across all retail stores in India at a pocket friendly price of  Rs.14,999 … Read More

Epica Electronics to launch revolutionary glass free 3D gadgets
1:52 pm PDT 10/08/2017 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 1 to 4 December at Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad. “Initially we … Read More

Nitin Khanna and Seasia Infotech initiating Center of Excellence to give a big push to tech startups
12:37 pm PDT 09/08/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Nitin Khanna, being a serial tech entrepreneur with several years of experience, today announced his partnership with Seasia Infotech CEO R. P. Singh to set up a Center of Excellence (CoE) for helping tech startups in India. Under this initiative, they will jointly work on creating the CoE cores which will allow technology startup companies to use the co-working space of Seasia Infotech to work, learn and collaborate at no extra cost. CoE will offer these start ups with all … Read More

Animal Logic launches USDMaya Plugin as Open Source
4:30 pm PDT 04/08/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Animal Logic has announced the open source release of its USDMaya plugin, AL_USDMaya. The plugin enables powerful and efficient authoring and editing of 3D graphics data using Pixar’s Universal Scene Description (USD) in Autodesk Maya. AL_USDMaya builds upon Pixar’s USD technology which was released as open source in 2016. USD supports the interchange of 3D graphics data through various Digital Content Creation (DCC) tools, providing an effective and scalable solution for the complex workflows of CG film and game industry … Read More

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