IKinema Streamlines Animation with a Natural Language Interface

Published on Thursday, 13 August 2015

IKINEMA, specialists in real-time inverse kinematics, has shown at Ikinema-intimate
SIGGRAPH 2015 a new way to create and record animation by using
descriptive commands based on everyday language.

Pixar Licenses NVIDIA Graphics to Accelerate Animation Production

Published on Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Pixar Animation Studios is licensing a suite of NVIDIA systems related Nvidia-pixar-insideout2
to image rendering, which is anticipated to accelerate its production of
computer-animated films.

Toon Boom and The Foundry Collaborate on Joint Animation Workflow

Published on Tuesday, 04 August 2015

Toon Boom and The Foundry are integrating Storyboard Pro and Toon-boom-Foundry
FLIX, which includes building a new workflow introduce studios to
advantages of using FLIX with Storyboard Pro.

Vicon Transforms Mocap with Intelligent Camera Platform & Tracker 3 for VR

Published on Thursday, 09 July 2015

Vicon Vantage intelligent camera platform makes motion capture Vicon-vantage
accessible to a wider range of applications and adds a new remote
Control tablet app. Tracker 3 improves data quality for VR.

Taiwanese Dancers Project Memories with Xsens Motion Capture

Published on Friday, 19 June 2015

Blending complex imagery with dance, 3D printing and Xsens motion Taiwan-Inheritance HermitCrab2
capture, ‘The Inheritance’ is a performance in which dancers interact
with live 3D projections to tell their history.

Mindride & Xsens Deliver Live Mocap Performances to the Screen

Published on Saturday, 04 April 2015

The ‘Love Has No Labels’ PSA, now a viral YouTube video, employs Mindride-xsens-love-labels
a new pipeline using wireless motion capture and puppeteering to
animate 3D characters with live motion data in real time.

SIGGRAPH 2015 Announces Computer Animation Festival Winners

Published on Thursday, 11 June 2015

SIGGRAPH 2015 has announced the winners of the annual Computer Siggraph-comp-anim-fest3
Animation Festival. More than 100 of the nominees will be shown during
the event Festival coming to LA in August 2015.

Passion Pictures Signs Director Joshua Harvey

Published on Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Passion Pictures signed LA-based director Joshua Harvey. Specialising Passion-harvey-Guinness Alive Inside
in animation, he has co-led, designed and animated award-winning
films for clients including MTV, Honda and Telstra.

Animal Logic to Launch Animation Studio in Vancouver

Published on Thursday, 21 May 2015

Animal Logic is expanding its animation production relationship with Animal-logic-happy-feet1
Warner Bros. Pictures, and signed a three picture deal to set up a
second animation studio in Vancouver, Canada.

Golaem Crowd 4.0 Updates Animation & Previs for Crowd Control

Published on Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Golaem Crowd 4.0 improves its animation system and controls over Golaem-post-vis1
the simulation, enabling users to create more sophisticated shots
through faster iteration and easier previsualisations.

Cloth Cat Keeps 2D Animation Pipeline on Track with ftrack

Published on Thursday, 07 May 2015

Cloth Cat completed 52 episodes of a new kid’s animated TV series Cloth-cat-ftrack-still 003
in just over a year, keeping to schedule by integrating ftrack project
tracking software into their 2D animation pipeline.

Passion Pictures Opens New Studio in Australia

Published on Thursday, 12 March 2015

Animation and film production company Passion Pictures has opened Passion-pictures-CTM Van
a new office in Melbourne to work with advertising clients in Australia
and New Zealand.

5D Global Studio & OptiTrack Visualise Al-Baydha World Building

Published on Tuesday, 05 May 2015

5D Global Studio has created real-time visualization for the Al-Baydha Optitrack-AlBaydha 6
sustainability project with USC’s World Building Institute and OptiTrack
motion capture, to be shown at FMX 2015..

Sarofsky Animates the Wild World of mike's Hard Lemonade

Published on Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Production company Sarofsky animated the story of mike's Hard Sarofsky-mhl157l
Lemonade in a world based entirely on 2D vector artwork, populated
by a crowd of characters brought to life with IK rigging.

‘iAnimate at Cinesite’ to Support Promising Feature Animation Talent

Published on Thursday, 23 April 2015

Cinesite is joining forces with training company iAnimate on a new Cinesite-charming-apprenticeship3
animation apprenticeship combining online training with a two-year
contract as a trainee animator at Cinesite.

iPi Soft Mocap Adds Camera Support & Three-Actor Tracking

Published on Wednesday, 25 February 2015

The iPi Motion Capture v3.0 markerless system is updated with distributed Ipisoft-3-characters
recording support for more cameras and sensors, recording to several PCs
during a single motion capture session.

Animatrik Looks in New Directions for Performance Capture

Published on Monday, 20 April 2015

Brett Ineson and Bruno Sargeant at Animatrik talk about new directions Animatrik-American-Sniper-2a
in motion capture and uses for motion data, illustrated by recent work
with MPC on the action film ‘American Sniper’.

Polygon Pictures Puts Deadline Behind Animation Render Farm

Published on Sunday, 07 December 2014

Polygon Pictures in Tokyo manages the internal compute resources Thinkbox-deadline-polygon-TronUprising
and render farm for their animation production schedules using
Thinkbox Software’s Deadline.

Toon Boom Harmony v12 Works with Unity and OFX Plug-ins

Published on Sunday, 19 April 2015

2D animation software Toon Boom Harmony v12 is now compatible Toon-boom-HAR12 ALL Ink and Paint
with the Unity game engine, integrates 2D and 3D animation styles,
including lighting, and supports OpenFX plug-ins.

BUTCHER’s David Henegar Creates Glittering Titles for ‘The Guilty Innocent’

Published on Wednesday, 26 November 2014

BUTCHER in LA created two title sequences for upcoming thriller, ‘The Butcher-guilty-innocent
Guilty Innocent’. Editor David Henegar handled the full project from
concepting and motion graphics to sound design.