Athena Studios in California has won the Best Animation Award at the
2015 Carmel International Film Festival for their original stop-motion
animated short, ‘Mermaids on Mars’.
IKINEMA, specialists in real-time inverse kinematics, has shown at
SIGGRAPH 2015 a new way to create and record animation by using
descriptive commands based on everyday language.
Pixar Animation Studios is licensing a suite of NVIDIA systems related
to image rendering, which is anticipated to accelerate its production of
Toon Boom and The Foundry are integrating Storyboard Pro and
FLIX, which includes building a new workflow introduce studios to
advantages of using FLIX with Storyboard Pro.
Vicon Vantage intelligent camera platform makes motion capture
accessible to a wider range of applications and adds a new remote
Control tablet app. Tracker 3 improves data quality for VR.
2D animation software Toon Boom Harmony v12 is now compatible
with the Unity game engine, integrates 2D and 3D animation styles,
including lighting, and supports OpenFX plug-ins.
Blending complex imagery with dance, 3D printing and Xsens motion
capture, ‘The Inheritance’ is a performance in which dancers interact
with live 3D projections to tell their history.
The ‘Love Has No Labels’ PSA, now a viral YouTube video, employs
a new pipeline using wireless motion capture and puppeteering to
animate 3D characters with live motion data in real time.
SIGGRAPH 2015 has announced the winners of the annual Computer
Animation Festival. More than 100 of the nominees will be shown during
the event Festival coming to LA in August 2015.
Passion Pictures signed LA-based director Joshua Harvey. Specialising
in animation, he has co-led, designed and animated award-winning
films for clients including MTV, Honda and Telstra.
Animal Logic is expanding its animation production relationship with
Warner Bros. Pictures, and signed a three picture deal to set up a
second animation studio in Vancouver, Canada.
Golaem Crowd 4.0 improves its animation system and controls over
the simulation, enabling users to create more sophisticated shots
through faster iteration and easier previsualisations.
Cloth Cat completed 52 episodes of a new kid’s animated TV series
in just over a year, keeping to schedule by integrating ftrack project
tracking software into their 2D animation pipeline.
Animation and film production company Passion Pictures has opened
a new office in Melbourne to work with advertising clients in Australia
and New Zealand.
5D Global Studio has created real-time visualization for the Al-Baydha
sustainability project with USC’s World Building Institute and OptiTrack
motion capture, to be shown at FMX 2015..
Production company Sarofsky animated the story of mike's Hard
Lemonade in a world based entirely on 2D vector artwork, populated
by a crowd of characters brought to life with IK rigging.
Cinesite is joining forces with training company iAnimate on a new
animation apprenticeship combining online training with a two-year
contract as a trainee animator at Cinesite.
The iPi Motion Capture v3.0 markerless system is updated with distributed
recording support for more cameras and sensors, recording to several PCs
during a single motion capture session.
Brett Ineson and Bruno Sargeant at Animatrik talk about new directions
in motion capture and uses for motion data, illustrated by recent work
with MPC on the action film ‘American Sniper’.
Polygon Pictures in Tokyo manages the internal compute resources
and render farm for their animation production schedules using
Thinkbox Software’s Deadline.