LAIKA/house Takes Kraft Singles Back to the Farm

Published on Tuesday, 25 March 2014

LAIKA/house combined a mixed stop-motion, 2D animation technique with LAIKAhouse_KRAFT_21
hand-painting to show off the natural ingredients and flavours in Kraft Singles

Reality Check Systems Tunes On-Air Graphics for Soccer Leagues

Published on Thursday, 20 March 2014

Reality Check Systems recently completed two projects combining graphics RCS-bundesliga
and data to the Eredivisie Dutch soccer league and the Bundesliga
German soccer league.

Mixamo Upgrades Online 3D Character Creation at GDC 2014

Published on Thursday, 13 March 2014

The Mixamo online 3D character creation system will be upgraded soon with Mixamo-FUSE1.0_A
the Fuse 1.0 character creator with a new import pipeline, and a level of detail
online service.

Indie Filmmaker Creates a Single-Artist 3D Animation Pipeline

Published on Tuesday, 11 March 2014

M dot Strange creates award-winning, 3D CG animated movies on his own, MAXON_C4D_I_am_Nightmare_3
mainly using MAXON CINEMA 4D for most stages, from storyboards to character
animation, lighting and rendering.

Nathan Love Animates a Bigger Bite for Kellogg’s Krave

Published on Wednesday, 05 March 2014

Nathan Love recently worked on a frenetic and humorous new campaign Nathan-love-krave
for Kellogg’s Krave cereal that combines fast-paced animation with melting,
delicious looks.

FMX 2014 Gets Ready for a Real-time Experience

Published on Saturday, 08 February 2014

FMX, European conference on digital entertainment and trends in Animation,FMX-green-screen
Effects, Games and Transmedia, will focus in 2014 on real-time production
and development.

Autodesk Generates Original 3D Characters in the Cloud

Published on Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Autodesk’s web-based Character Generator has been developed to create Autodesk-3d-character-generator-clothing
customized, rigged 3D characters ready to export and animate for games,
previz and crowds.

Sixty40 Animates Sky Movies NZ Rebrand into Classic Idents

Published on Tuesday, 04 February 2014

Following up Interbrand Australia's rebrand of SKY Movies NZ, animation Sixty40-sky-movies-nz-CarChase
studio Sixty40 wrote, designed and produced a series of 15sec idents
for the network to show their passion for movies.

AEAF 2014 Welcomes HP ZBooks as Technology Partners

Published on Thursday, 20 February 2014

The Australian Effects and Animation Festival 2014 would like to welcome HP HP-ZBook-15-crop
as official technology partners, supporting the Festival with their new ZBooks.

SCAD Students Bring Motion Design to Super Bowl Openers

Published on Tuesday, 04 February 2014

Students at Savannah College of Art and Design designed the animated Cinema4d-super-bowl-scad
opening concepts for FOX Sports Super Bowl XLVIII game-day broadcast,
using MAXON Cinema 4D in their workflow.

AEAF 2014 Entries Show VFX & Animation from Around the World

Published on Wednesday, 19 February 2014

The Australian Effects and Animation Festival has already received a number AEAF-Sausage2
of excellent entries in several categories, from local artists and from teams
around the world.

Faceware and Vicon Partner on Facial & Full-Body Mocap

Published on Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Faceware Technologies and Vicon have formed a partnership to Faceware-Retargeter_ExpressionSet
develop new hardware and software options for capturing,
analyzing and retargeting facial and full-body mocap data.

MPC Puts OptiTrack Motion Capture Behind New Projects

Published on Wednesday, 19 February 2014

MPC’s London facility operates an 18-camera OptiTrack mocap system to Optitrack-mpc3
help with previs and CG animation blocking, and makes its services available
to artists across all MPC facilities.

Leviathan’s Ghost Box Jumps to Life with Projection

Published on Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Leviathan studio is experimenting with commercial uses for their Leviathan-ghost-box4a
interactive Ghost Box project to demonstrate how users can bring
products to life through projection mapping.

Fin Design Folds Up a World of Finance for Challenger

Published on Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Fin Design worked on a series of three spots for Challenger that turn the Fin-Challenger_Tree_Still_1
facts and figures of financial services into stories set in an attractive world
of stop motion animated origami.

Cinesite’s New Animated Short Film Blasts Off

Published on Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Aiming to produce their own animated content for some time, Cinesite Cinesite-beanz8.jpg
has just released their first animated short - a sci-fi themed spot set on
the moon.

The Solid State Animates First ‘Tale of the One in Ten’

Published on Friday, 14 February 2014

The Solid State has created an animated short film in collaboration with Solid-state-alice
The Smith Family to portray the everyday experiences of disadvantaged
children through images and motion.

KMel’s Quadrotors Fly for Lexus with OptiTrack Cameras

Published on Thursday, 05 December 2013

Kmel Robotics helped design a film for Lexus in which tiny aircraft Optitrack-lexus-kmel14
gracefully roam Vancouver by night, remotely controlled with OptiTrack
motion capture cameras and Motive software.

Toon Boom Harmony Brings a Wizz Kid‘s Animation to Life

Published on Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Animation student Tom Conger completed a full sequence of his degree ToonBoomWizKid6
film project ‘Wizz Kid’ in one semester after creating his own workflow in
Toon Boom Harmony stand-alone software.

Cutting Edge Gets Tough on Louie the Fly for Mortein

Published on Thursday, 05 December 2013

Cutting Edge has created three new TVCs for Mortein, updating and Cutting-edge-mortein
re-rigging the characters, including Louie the fly, and creating a lively
new sense of ‘being there’ for viewers.