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May 21, 2019

HELLBOY (2019): Bringing Armies of Giants and Monsters to Life with Ziva Dynamics and Mr. X

How Mr. X leveraged Ziva Dynamics technology to create the characters of HELLBOY (VFX Voice)

After Earnings Release, Nvidia Execs Say Real-Time Ray Tracing is the Future

Pro visualization revenue was up 6% compared to the same period last year, climbing to $266 million. (Studio Daily)

Star Wars VR Series Immortal Vader Debuts on Oculus Quest

Lucasfilm’s first longform VR narrative is directed by Oscar-nominated VFX supervisor Ben Snow.
(The Hollywood Reporter)

Creative Multimedia signs MoU with VanArts

Creative Multimedia, India’s largest digital media academy, and VanArts (Vanouver Institute of Media Arts), one of the leading international schools for media arts, signed an Articulation Agreement (MoU) for advanced overseas animation training (The Hans India)

Pixar releases RenderMan V.22.5

Pixar has released RenderMan Version 22.5, featuring a completely rewritten RenderMan for Houdini plug-in, along with important new features and performance gains. (Post Magazine)

SIGGRAPH to Showcase Immersive Art Exhibit in Los Angeles

The 2019 edition of the SIGGRAPH confab in Los Angeles will feature an immersive art gallery, July 28-August 1 at the L.A. Convention Center. (Animation Magazine)

PSD to 3D Is A New Tool That Creates 3D Scenes Out Of Photoshop Artwork

Montreal, Canada-based E.d. films launched a new plug-in tool, PSD to 3D, that converts 2d drawings into 3d content. (Cartoon Brew)

Reallusion Launches Cartoon Animator 4 2D Animation System

New system, formerly known as CrazyTalk Animator, provides fast and versatile tools to help novices and professionals easily and expertly design and animate. (Animation World Network)

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