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August 2, 2019

DNEG TV Recreates the Allied Air War for Hulu’s CATCH-22

DNEG TV VFX Co-Supervisors Brian Connor on the VFX of Hulu’s CATCH-22 (VFX Voice)

What Happens When Visual Effects Aren’t Limited To Just Movies?

Visual effects researcher Doug Roble is developing technology that creates hyper-realistic digital versions of humans. He explores the implications of this technology — both for good and bad (NPR)

Epic Games Unveils the Future of Production with Unreal Engine 4.23

Epic Games is at the SIGGRAPH 2019 conference to reveal Unreal Engine features that are changing the art of filmmaking and enabling new virtual production techniques for final pixels in real time (Animation Magazine)

Adobe After Effects, Foundry Nuke Are First VFX Products to Join Netflix Post Technology Alliance

The two products inaugurate a brand-new VFX category in the PTA, which verifies that they meet technical and delivery specifications for Netflix Original movies and shows (Studio Daily)

V-Ray for Houdini Emerges from Beta

After more than a year of beta-testing, Chaos Group has released V-Ray for Houdini (Studio Daily)

Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman Trailer Reveals First Footage of “De-Aging” VFX Techniques

The biographical film stars Robert De Niro as Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran, a labor union leader and alleged hitman for the Bufalino crime family, and Al Pacino as union activist Jimmy Hoffa (The Hollywood Reporter)

Avengers: Endgame Contains 200 Aging and De-Aging VFX Shots

This delicate work, as well as the complex CG ‘Smart Hulk’ and Thanos, was revealed Monday by the VFX team at the CG confab SIGGRAPH (The Hollywood Reporter)

Autodesk Releases Bifrost for Maya at SIGGRAPH 2019

Maya’s new visual programming environment being showcased along with newest versions of Arnold, 3ds Max, Shotgun and Flame (Animation World Network)

Amazon Web Services, Rodeo FX and MovieLabs Join Academy Software Foundation

The ASWF, an open source software development group launched last year that promotes growth and innovation in the motion picture community, announces three new member companies (Animation World Network)

SIGGRAPH: What’s New in Unity 2019.2

The latest version of Unity Technologies’ flagship platform, Unity 2019.2, is now available for download (Animation Magazine)

People on the Move

Jellyfish Hires Matthew Bristowe as Director of Operations

Bristowe’s credits include Aladdin, Star Wars: The Last Jedi and The Crown (Broadcast)

 

Hsiang Chin Moe Named Inaugural BFA Animation Chair at SVA

She is the first chair of this program, which was formerly joined with SVA’s BFA Film department (Animation Magazine)

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