Nathan Love recently worked on a frenetic and humorous new campaign
for Kellogg’s Krave cereal that combines fast-paced animation with melting,
Autodesk’s web-based Character Generator has been developed to create
customized, rigged 3D characters ready to export and animate for games,
previz and crowds.
The Australian Effects and Animation Festival 2014 would like to welcome HP
as official technology partners, supporting the Festival with their new ZBooks.
The Australian Effects and Animation Festival has already received a number
of excellent entries in several categories, from local artists and from teams
around the world.
MPC’s London facility operates an 18-camera OptiTrack mocap system to
help with previs and CG animation blocking, and makes its services available
to artists across all MPC facilities.
Leviathan studio is experimenting with commercial uses for their
interactive Ghost Box project to demonstrate how users can bring
products to life through projection mapping.
Fin Design worked on a series of three spots for Challenger that turn the
facts and figures of financial services into stories set in an attractive world
of stop motion animated origami.
Aiming to produce their own animated content for some time, Cinesite
has just released their first animated short - a sci-fi themed spot set on
The Solid State has created an animated short film in collaboration with
The Smith Family to portray the everyday experiences of disadvantaged
children through images and motion.
Kmel Robotics helped design a film for Lexus in which tiny aircraft
gracefully roam Vancouver by night, remotely controlled with OptiTrack
motion capture cameras and Motive software.
Animation student Tom Conger completed a full sequence of his degree
film project ‘Wizz Kid’ in one semester after creating his own workflow in
Toon Boom Harmony stand-alone software.
Cutting Edge has created three new TVCs for Mortein, updating and
re-rigging the characters, including Louie the fly, and creating a lively
new sense of ‘being there’ for viewers.
FMX, European conference on digital entertainment and trends in Animation,
Effects, Games and Transmedia, will focus in 2014 on real-time production
Studio Fizbin in Germany has found success with their first
big game title ‘The Inner World’, built and animated in Toon
Boom Harmony ready for their game programmers.
Following up Interbrand Australia's rebrand of SKY Movies NZ, animation
studio Sixty40 wrote, designed and produced a series of 15sec idents
for the network to show their passion for movies.
KANDOR Graphics in Spain invested in SGO Mistika to colour grade and
finish its first 3D animated children's feature film, 'Justin and the Knights
of Valour' in 2D and stereo 3D.
Students at Savannah College of Art and Design designed the animated
opening concepts for FOX Sports Super Bowl XLVIII game-day broadcast,
using MAXON Cinema 4D in their workflow.
A research project by Mozilla and Emily Carr University developed interactive
visualizations for Firefox Lightbeam, an Add-on enabling users to watch online
data tracking in real time.
Faceware Technologies and Vicon have formed a partnership to
develop new hardware and software options for capturing,
analyzing and retargeting facial and full-body mocap data.
To handle extreme fluctuations in render farm demand from student
projects, the SVA adopted scalable PipelineFX Qube render management,
with Education Burst Licensing.