Enlighten 3 Puts Games Artists in Control of Dynamic Lighting

Published on Thursday, 05 March 2015

Geomerics’ dynamic lighting system for games developers, Enlighten 3 Geomerics-enlighten SubwayDemo2
with Forge, re- creates cinematic, dynamic lighting through real-time
simulation of global illumination.

Autodesk Previews Stingray Engine & Maya LT 2016 at GDC 2015

Published on Thursday, 05 March 2015

Autodesk showed recent development work on the Stingray Game Autodesk-Maya LT 2016 PhysicallyBasedShader
Engine and Maya LT  improving  asset building, project testing, shaderFX
and sculpting tools for game designers.

OptiTrack 3D Tracking & Framestore VR Studio Power Virtual Hiking

Published on Tuesday, 03 March 2015

Framestore’s new VR Studio created ‘TrailScape’, a walk-around commercial Optitrack-framestore-vr
VR project on a mountain top based on Oculus Rift VR headsets and OptiTrack’s
motion capture.

Allegorithmic Substance Designer 5 Upgrades PBR Pipelines for Games

Published on Sunday, 15 February 2015

Substance Designer 5 supports procedural art and PBR texture pipelines Allegorithmic-Substance-Designer 5e
with a new image processor node for custom effects, transfer texture
baking and Substance Engine 2.

Poser Pro Game Dev Brings Game Action to Life

Published on Saturday, 07 February 2015

Steve Cooper at Smith Micro talks about Poser Pro Game Dev and Poser-Pro-mrkillabee-Clone
the specialised functionality it contains for game developers who want
to create life-like, original characters for new games.

Blur Takes ‘Halo’ Back to Boot Camp for ‘Master Chief Collection’

Published on Friday, 12 December 2014

Blur Studio’s Franck Balson talks about the team’s work on famous Blur-halo6ascenes from ‘Halo’ for ‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection’, bringing
their artistry to characters, VFX and action.

‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’ Prepares for Battle at House of Moves

Published on Tuesday, 09 December 2014

Sledgehammer Games developed new gameplay and fight sequences Hom-cod-advanced-warfare2
for ‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’ on House of Moves’ mocap stage,
loaded with Vicon T160 cameras and Blade software.

Geomerics Enlighten & Unreal Engine 4 Demo Physically-Based Lighting

Published on Wednesday, 05 November 2014

A new video explores how the Unreal Engine's dynamic light types interact Geomerics-enlighten-ue4
with the Enlighten global illumination system to create realistic, dramatic
lighting for game environments.

AixSponza Takes On ‘Dreadnought’ with a Warp Speed 3D Pipeline

Published on Sunday, 02 November 2014

Manuel Casasola from AixSponza in Munich talks about the Cinema 4D-based Fighter-7aL
workflow his team developed to complete a 45-second trailer for online game
‘Dreadnought’ for developer Yager.

Witch Beam & Cactus Prepare to Meet Indie Game Market

Published on Friday, 08 August 2014

New indie game company Witch Beam, featured on Digital Media World Autodesk-witchbeam-assault
one year ago, are set to release their first title Assault Android Cactus
after a great reception on Steam Early Access

Mixamo Fuse & Kinect for Windows v2 Turn Gamers into Characters

Published on Thursday, 07 August 2014

A new Mixamo-Kinect for Windows v2 workflow makes it possible for Mixamo-KinectFuse_Tyler8
gamers and developers to scan bodies and bring 3D models into Mixamo’s
character software Fuse for customisation.

UK Govt Funds Geomerics Real-time Lighting for Filmmakers

Published on Friday, 11 July 2014

Geomerics has received funding from the UK’s Technology Strategy Board, Geomerics-enlighten3
TSB, to bring its real-time graphics rendering techniques from the gaming
environment to film production.

Autodesk Maya LT 2015 Ext 1 Adds Animation & Rigging Control

Published on Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Autodesk’s first extension release for Maya LT 2015 adds new animation Autodesk-MayaLT_SetDrivenKeys
tools, improving control over linking, auto-rigging and exporting animations
to game engines.

Phosphor Games Animates ‘Nether’ Demons with Vicon MoCap

Published on Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Games developer Phosphor Games used Vicon motion capture to Vicon-nether2
create and place realistic character and creature animation for their
new first-person shooter online game, 'Nether'.

Autodesk Acquires Bitsquid Toward 3D Game Engine R&D

Published on Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Autodesk has acquired Bitsquid AB, creator of the Bitsquid game engine, Autodesk-bitsquid-Arrowhead
expected to help strengthen Autodesk’s games expertise and development
of a 3D game engine.

Cloud Imperium Tracks Assets & Artists for ‘Star Citizen’ with Shotgun

Published on Wednesday, 04 June 2014

Game studio Cloud Imperium uses Shotgun to manage, review and track Shotgun-starCitizenDev
production on ‘Star Citizen’ – a MMO game currently in development across
a network of artists around the world.

Quadriplegic Driver Hits Indy 500 Track with Motion Capture

Published on Wednesday, 04 June 2014

Former Indy racing driver and quadriplegic Sam Schmidt drove a C7 Corvette Optitrack-SAM
Stingray at the 2014 Indianapolis 500, controlling the car with his head using
OptiTrack motion capture.

Mixamo Opens Character Customization to User-Imported Content

Published on Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Mixamo Fuse has extended the ability to customize the features on 3D characters Mixamo-Fuse1-1_01
in imported content, adding possibilities for character looks, specialisation and
variety for game artists.

Allegorithmic Integrates YEBIS 2 for Real-time Render Previews

Published on Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Allegorithmic now integrates Silicon Studio YEBIS 2 post-processing Allegorithmic-Substance-yebis
middleware into Substance Designer 4.3 and Substance Painter beta,
accurately displaying  final renders in  the viewport.

Faceware & Binari Sonori Talk the Talk on Video Voice Localization

Published on Thursday, 08 May 2014

Faceware has been working with localization company Binari Sonori on Faceware-IMG_3855
a simultaneous video and voiceover capture service to improve the quality
of localization in video games.

Allegorithmic Substance Textures Arrive on the Unreal Engine 4

Published on Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Allegorithmic’s Substance texture Engine is coming to the Unreal Engine 4 Allegorithmic-UE4_02b
game development platform, helping game developers transition to physically
based rendering,

Quantic Dream Expands Full Performance Capacity with Vicon

Published on Monday, 28 April 2014

Quantic Dream games studio recently invested in additional T-Series T160
cameras to build out their full performance and body motion capture space
for better coverage of future projects.

Bungie’s Destiny Comes to Life with Faceware Mo-cap

Published on Monday, 24 March 2014

Video game developer Bungie is now using Faceware’s professional facial Faceware-Bungie-Destiny
motion capture system to add realistic, human expressions and emotions
to Destiny’s characters.

Autodesk Gameware 2015 Steps Up Engine Integration

Published on Saturday, 22 March 2014

Autodesk Gameware 2015 adds flexible tools for more realism, and increases Autodesk-gameware-scaleform
compatibility with mobile platforms and integration with Unity 3D, Unreal and
other game engines.

Shotgun & Perforce Unify Source Control for Games Studios

Published on Thursday, 20 March 2014

Shotgun has integrated its pipeline tools with Perforce to speed up Shotgun-perforce
game development by establishing an art and asset pipeline that links
tracking and scheduling within artists’ software.

OptiTrack’s New MoCap Cameras Track Small Environments

Published on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

OptiTrack’s new motion capture and tracking cameras, the Prime 13 and Optitrack-prime13W
Prime 13W, have a 40’ tracking range, 1.3 MP resolution, and 240 fps
capture rate with wide FOV.

Unity 5 Lifts the Game on Lights & Physically-Based Shaders

Published on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Unity 5 adds the Enlighten real-time lighting system and physically-based Unity5_Enlighten_Car
shaders, rewrites the audio pipeline and extends multiplatform functionality
with WebGL
and asm.js support .

Autodesk Maya LT 2015 Extends Character Texturing & Design

Published on Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Maya LT 2015 has new 3D animation, modelling and texturing tools for game Autodesk-mayalt-Unfold3D
makers including Geodesic Voxel Binding, Unfold3D and Allegorithmic Substance
Designer, plus cloud integration.

Faceware Packs Up Facial Mocap for Indie Game Studios

Published on Monday, 10 March 2014

The Indie Faceware Mocap Package for independent and mobile game developers Faceware-Mobile-Game_Republique
and artists, has lite versions of Analyzer and Retargeter applications and a GoPro
Headcam capture kit.

Camouflaj & Faceware Join Talents on iOS Action Game République

Published on Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Game studio Camouflaj has completed the first instalment in its Camouflaj-Republique_In_Game_F
action-adventure game République, developed specifically to bring
console-quality gameplay and graphics to iOS users,

Vicon and The Imaginarium Capture Performances for Crytek

Published on Thursday, 12 December 2013

The Imaginarium has used Vicon’s T-Series motion capture cameras
and Blade 2 processing software for realistic character animations
in the new game ‘Ryse: Son Of Rome’.

MODO Steam Edition Plays for 3D Source Engine Games

Published on Wednesday, 11 December 2013

MODO Steam Edition 3D tools, based on MODO 701, have been MODO_Steam-foundry4
developed to create custom assets for ‘Defense of the Ancients 2’
multiplayer online game and other Source engine games.