Sony Pictures VR launches ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ experience
5:30 pm PDT 20/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Sony Pictures Virtual Reality announced Spider-Man: Homecoming VR, a new multi-platform promotional VR experience based on Columbia Pictures’ Spider-Man: Homecoming, one of the most highly anticipated movies of the summer, which will be out on 7 July. Guided by the helpful artificial intelligence unit built into the new Spider-Man suit, Spider-Man: Homecoming VR offers players the chance to suit up as Spider-Man, hone their web-shooting skills and sling high above New York City in pursuit of the Vulture. The VR experience will be available for free … Read More

Nickelodeon’s mocap initiative with ‘Gattu Battu’ music video
11:00 am PDT 14/06/2017 By Anshita Bhatt

Nickelodeon’s original animated series Gattu Battu just released last month and the network has now come up with a dance music video for children, which has been created using the motion capture technology. Viacom 18 used mocap first time for a song of its TV series based animated feature Motu Patlu King of Kings. And now for the first time, it is being used for a TV series. “We have always gone a step ahead, whether in the creation of … Read More

Shotgun 7.2 version comes with tools that transform integration and streamline review process
2:00 pm PDT 01/06/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Shotgun Software released Shotgun 7.2, the latest version of its cloud-based review and production tracking software. Strengthening Shotgun’s commitment to simplifying workflows and helping studios of all sizes collaborate, this latest update transforms integrations with content creation tools and streamlines the review process. Studios can now take advantage of out-of-the-box integrations with content creation tools to accelerate artist workflows. Updates to RV also make reviewing media from the cloud seamless and includes SDI functionality as standard. The release also builds … Read More

VFS opens Canada’s largest motion capture studio in Vancouver
11:30 am PDT 27/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

A new motion capture studio – which is apparently the largest commercial facility – has been built in Canada. Vancouver Film School (VFS) and Mimic Performance Capture have jointly invested to build this new facility in Gastown neighbourhood’s Vancouver Film School which has been leased from the City of Vancouver. The studio will capture both motion and performance, a technology that is increasingly being used in movies set in fantastical worlds or other planets (think The Hobbit, Guardians of the Galaxy, … Read More

Talks on VR’s capabilities descend over ‘OTTv Summit Mumbai’
1:00 pm PDT 19/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

The OTTv Summit Mumbai which was held on 18 Mat, 2017 at Taj Lands End was a brief event with players from the industry making up the list of attendees along with the young enthusiasts. The panels provided some insights on how the television and digital industry works, its current state and made some projections as well. They asserted that Television and OTT services will run side by side and one will not obliterate the other, to which there was a … Read More

Technicolor invests in Baselight X to meet increasing demands for HDR finishing
5:30 pm PDT 15/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Technicolor, the world leader in production and post-production services, has extended its colour grading capabilities in Hollywood with FilmLight’s Baselight X system – the latest and most powerful implementation of the Baselight colour grading and finishing system. HDR colour grading services are available at Technicolor’s post-production facilities globally, but its Hollywood center represents a major film and television production market. The expansion in Baselight grading in this location reflects the increasing demand from the local industry to deliver an uncompromised … Read More

Autodesk teams up with Microsoft azure to offer scalable cloud rendering
10:30 am PDT 11/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Autodesk announced that it is joining forces with Microsoft Azure to offer customers a new scalable cloud rendering solution with the Microsoft Azure Batch Rendering Platform. Built on the proven Azure Batch platform, this new rendering solution allows Autodesk users to submit their jobs for on-demand rendering directly through Maya, 3ds Max and Arnold, with pay-per-use billing and custom scalability. “We know that the scalability and ease of use offered by cloud rendering is important to our customers across industries, … Read More

Unity to showcase it’s content creating prowess at its Mumbai Roadshow event on 9 May
9:00 pm PDT 08/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Unity has been steadily making its way to become the primal name in things technical. Unity has already made it’s name in one of the budding sectors of content creation, that is virtual reality as around 80 per cent of all VR content is created through Unity. Now focusing the Indian market, Unity plans to start off showcasing its possibilities with a roadshow in association with AnimationXpress tomorrow, that is 9 May. Titled ‘Unity Roadshow for Films, Cinematics and VR … Read More

Facebook shuts down Oculus Story Studio
6:30 pm PDT 05/05/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

In a move that might be dubbed abrupt by many, Facebook has announced that they will be shutting down their award-winning VR animation studio, Oculus Story Studio. As the name suggests, the studio catered to story-driven VR content for its platform. Their first project was Lost in early 2015 and next in line was Henry, which won an Emmy Award. Their final project was Dear Angelica showcasing actress Geena Davis. Oculus, VP of content wrote a blog post announcing the news: “Two … Read More

‘Shaun the Sheep’ enters virtual reality space with Movie Barn VR app
11:00 am PDT 27/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

With virtual reality opening gates for a more immersive experience of films, animated shows and games, a lot of brands have started experimenting in this segment. Aardman have released their first ever Aardman character VR (virtual reality) experience, Shaun the Sheep Movie Barn VR (app). The free app is available to download from GooglePlay and the App Store and viewable through light mobile headsets, such as Google Cardboard. Shaun’s Movie Barn is a fully interactive and immersive environment. Fans can … Read More

Shotgun brings along Amazon Web Services to accelerate multi-region performance
2:30 pm PDT 21/04/2017 By AnimationXpress Team

Shotgun Software, developer of cloud-based review and production tracking software, announced that it has leveraged Amazon Web Services to bring an improved experience to customers around the world with new, multiregion hosting. As production businesses around the world continue to grow, so does the daily volume and size of media uploaded and downloaded from the cloud. In time-critical business such as post-production, speed is essential – including the need for fast media access and retrieval. The team at Shotgun recently … Read More

Acer announces a brand new range of gaming PC
5:45 pm PDT 11/04/2017 By admin

Acer has announced the launch of the all new Acer Aspire VX 15 and Predator G1 Desktop in India designed exclusively for the gamers who demand the highest level immersive gaming experience. After massive success of Acer’s unified gaming series “Predator”, Acer continues to innovate and delight the gaming fans with new products and upgrading the Predator series while lowering the price. Acer’s new top-of-the-line Predator 15 G9-593 and 17 G9-793 Notebook features aggressive new look, latest graphics and cooling features, deliberated to maximize gamers’ … Read More