Help create a cartoon series with your vote

Animation students from Filmakademie Baden-Wurttember in Germany have launched SMOSH MOSH, a brand new cartoon series.  You can vote until 31 July to help decide  which setting, heros, and villans make it into the first episode. Ever wanted to be part of the character design team of an animation?  The animation students from Filmakademie Baden-Wurttember […]

Foundry Launches Nuke and Hiero 11.0 to Power Next Generation of VFX Content

Leading high-end compositing tool reboots with array of exciting new features, including updated VFX Reference Platform, a powerful collaborative workflow for Nuke Studio, and much more. LONDON — Creative software developer Foundry has launched Nuke and Hiero 11.0, the next major release for the Nuke family of products including Nuke, NukeX, Nuke Studio, Hiero and […]

foam Studio Plays with Perceptions of ‘Car Porn’ in New Art Series

Employing its signature hyperreal 3D CG, Berlin-based foam Studio creates beautiful abstract works inspired by automobiles. foam Studio, the commercial arm of German design consultancy ZEITGUISED, has released two new collections of CG imagery exploring alternative visualizations of the traditional “car porn” genre. The new collections, bias and WARP CLASSICS, apply two bold and distinct […]

Innovation in Games & Mobile on Display at SIGGRAPH 2017

Featured programs include the all-new VR Film Jam and repeat Appy Hour. CHICAGO, IL — SIGGRAPH 2017, the world’s leading annual interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics and interactive techniques, announces highlights of the innovative contributions to this year’s Games and Mobile programming. SIGGRAPH 2017 will mark the 44th International Conference and […]

Call for Entries: ‘Your Face’ Global Jam Welcomes Animators Worldwide for Bill Plympton Tribute

Deadline for submissions of three-second segments to global animation jam is August 31, 2017. LOS ANGELES — Bella Fe Films has announced an open call to animators worldwide to participate in Your Face Global Jam, a tribute to twice-Oscar-nominated “King of Indie Animation,” Bill Plympton. Plympton, celebrating 30 years since his first Oscar nomination for […]

Next Limit Introduces RealFlow Cinema 4D 2.0

The new version of the software offers fluid simulation directly in Cinema 4D, a new Multiphysics solver and other features. MADRID, SPAIN — Next Limit Technologies has announced the official release of RealFlow | Cinema 4D 2.0, the plugin that offers fluid simulation directly inside Cinema 4D. This second version of RealFlow | Cinema 4D […]

Cheer and Loathing in Animation: Episode XXXVI – Nightmare Jamboree

Every Friday, Chris Robinson unleashes improvised and hastily scribbled cheer or loathing on the animation community to be digested, swallowed or… expelled. Today: Chaos festivals I’ve experienced my fair share of disorganized and downright shoddy festivals. Hell, even Ottawa has put on some craptacular ones in its time (including some under my own watch in the […]

Faceware Technologies Announces Faceware Live SDK

The leading markerless 3D-facial motion capture solutions provider has announced a Windows-Native, C++ SDK that enables developers and creatives to build their own real-time, interactive applications SDK for its real-time facial mocap and animation technology, Faceware Live, which it will be discussing at SIGGRAPH 2017 (Booth 741) Aug 1–3. LOS ANGELES — Faceware Technologies, the […]