Mixamo and Adobe have added support for 3D animated characters
in the new release of Photoshop CC. Photoshop CC users can now import
animated 3D characters in COLLADA format.
Facial animation software company faceshift have hired Nico Scapel as
their new Creative Director in London. He has previously held animation
roles at Framestore and Dreamworks.
After working on virtual reality developments with Samsung and
Oculus, Reel FX animation studio has set up a specialised team to
handle a growing number of virtual reality projects
Cinesite and 3QU Media have announced a deal in which Cinesite
visual effects company will create a series of family-targeted animated
feature films, the first of which will be ‘Charming’.
Two artists talk about using digital techniques to enhance traditional
skills and produce work with distinctive looks, taking new approaches
to software, digital capture and computing power.
UK media IT integrator ERA designed an Adobe Flash-based pipeline
for Cosgrove Hall Fitzpatrick for production of a new children’s
animation, ‘Pip Ahoy!’, debuting on Channel 5.
Golaem Crowd 3.3 now supports blend shapes on crowd characters,
functionality that can open the potential for muscle systems, corrective
blend shapes and other facial animation tasks.
The Solid State production and post studio continues to work with The
Smith Family’s 'Tales of the One in Ten' animated web series, raising
awareness of the lives of disadvantaged children.
Animal Logic Entertainment and Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment have
announced plans to develop and produce Betty Boop’s first feature-length film.
iPi Biomech is an add-on tool developed to extend the functionality iPi
Soft markerless motion capture for applications in biomechanical analysis
and visualisation of human motion.
At Chapman University’s College of Film & Media Arts, students produced
a live action-CG short comedy, an official selection at the 2014 Comic-Con
festival, with Xsens’ motion capture suit.
New production company Actual and the animation team at Mindconsole
worked together on motion graphics for TedxSydney that tell Sydney’s story
from the Opera House to Eternity.
OptiTrack motion capture is now at the heart of character animation for
several different productions and applications, from games and movies
to university research projects.
If you’re interested in Pro-video, Film, Editing and VFX then don’t miss the new Smoke 2015 Launch Seminar.
11 June Australian Cinematographers Society 26 Ridge Street North Sydney 2060
Dynamixyz Performer Suite facial performance capture system has a new
version with multiple view face tracking, plus updates to its tracker and
retargeter for speed and accuracy.
Next Media Animation delivers online breaking news as informative, comic
animations. Qube! software helps manage pressure on their render farm from
demand for more, faster content.
Animation studio Je Suis Bien Content and Toon Boom customized a
Harmony pipeline for an animated feature film bringing comics artist
Jacques Tardi’s characters to animation.
Now is the time to enter your team’s projects from the past year in the
AEAF Awards. Projects are being submitted every day and the latest
entries are exciting and inspiring.
At the University of Portsmouth in the UK students are working on a
full CG feature length film, learning all stages of development through
to render management on PipelineFX software.
Design studio Blind hand-crafted a commercial for ‘The Last Ship’, a new musical
by Sting, by creating a flowing series of painted, photographed and animated