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 […]

‘LEGO Star Wars’ Leaps into Hyperspace on Disney XD

The highly-rated series developed for television by Bill Motz and Bob Roth will return for a second season on Monday, July 31 at 7:00 am ET and debut new episodes Monday through Thursday until Wednesday, August 16th. In 2016, LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures ranked as the network’s number two animated series among Kids […]

NVIDIA-Powered AI and VR Tools on Display at SIGGRAPH 2017

NVIDIA and NVIDIA partners to showcase the latest AI, VR, and advanced rendering technologies at SIGGRAPH 2017. At SIGGRAPH 2017, running July 31 through August 3 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, NVIDIA is set to show attendees how to make their best work even better thanks to the latest AI, VR, and advanced rendering […]