The Volumetric Future?

An in-depth, deep dive Case Study on Volumetric Capture : Coldplay BTS My Universe

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The Definitive Weta Digital Guide to IBL

Erik Winquist exclusively shares Weta Digital’s internal IBL making of video.

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fxpodcast #336: Chris Corbould SFX Supervisor 007

SFX Oscar Winner Chris Corbould discusses Bond, Bombs, and Bank Districts.

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The Eternal Characters

The character animation + VFX of the Eternals and at Weta Digital

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fxpodcast #335: Nuke meet Unreal, play nicely.

The upcoming Nuke release sees the addition of direct Unreal importing and control.

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SYNTHia Virtual Talent at The-Artery

We discuss The-Artery’s SYNTHia with Vico Sharabani

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The end of Bond-age

Bond VFX at DNEG with Previz from Proof.

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Foundational Visual Effects

In the build up to this week’s final brilliant episode of Foundation, we explore DNEGs work on Apple+’s hit series.

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Q&A: 5D NAB Followup

Following up on NAB and our coverage of Colossus, we wanted to get more information on what 5D is doing and their other products. We spoke recently with J Miguel Ferros, Products Manager for 5D Solutions about Cyborg, Colossus, Commander, Monster Sparks and more…

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NEWS: Toxik in depth + new screen shots !

This week we spoke exclusively to Maurice Patel, product manager of the Toxik product line, officially now called the Discreet Media Architecture. We checked out their plans, and reviewed the NAB technology showing.

Thanks to everyone who emailed us and asked for more screengrabs.. well, we managed to snap more exclusive screen grabs – showing 2 of the most interesting new user Interface features, the transparent menus and the new editing tim

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Ultimatte adds Zbig

There is a press release on the Ultimatte web site announcing they have added Zbigniew Rybczynski to their development staff as Senior Developer.

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Digital Grading Part II : 5D Colossus. LOTR & We Were Soldiers

One of the most exciting things we saw at NAB was in the 5D booth. This marked the first NAB for Colossus, a software-based, digital grading and mastering solution. One of the only areas remaining in the film post production process without computerization has been color correction. On feature films this has primarily remained a photo-chemical process done by a lab color timer, for television it has meant a very expensive room with equipment from variou

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Official Shake Email – v2.5 last for Windows!

An email went out today to customers of Shake… fxguide has obtained a copy of it (click read more to see it!):

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Apple’s Shake

One of the most interesting corporate moves in recent months was Apple buying Nothing Real. At NAB, FXguide, and many others treked to the Apple Booth to see the new Apple OSX Shake, and find out just what was the story? How much will it be ? And just when can we get a copy for our Ti Powerbooks ?

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Profile : Karl Sims, Gen Arts

Karl Sims is the founder of Gen Arts, who’s Sapphire Sparks are perhaps the most popular Discreet plug-ins. Karl is well known throughout the industry, we caught up with Karl and spoke to him about Sparks, computer art and life in general.

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Sapphire now for Apple’s Shake

While not having a stand at this year’s NAB, the GenArts/Sapphire guys popped onto the Discreet Booth for some demos, in coming week’s we’ll be publishing an article with GenArts founder and head genius Karl, but this week GenArts announced that the

most popular Sparks set on FFI will now also be available for Shake.

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Digital Film Grading: Part I , Quantel

Since the management buyout Quantel has changed a lot, at this years NAB they were showing PC software versions of their products, their stand was a lot smaller than in previous years, and like other management buyout Post companies – such as Cintel, Quantel are now very open in talking to other equipment suppliers about combined solutions. One such solution that caught our eye at FXGUIDE was the use of the iQ at ILM to help colour grade Star Wars Episode

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What’s the story with Alias/Wavefront ?

With offices closing, price drops, no NAB booth and all the associated rumours, we sat down with Alias/Wavefront to find out just what is going on with the Maya guys.

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MoKey – Auto roto tool

One of the smallest and one of the most interesting stands at NAB were the boy’s from Guildford in the UK with their MoKey software. We spoke to Alan Jaenicke who wrote the code about the newest must-have spark and FX software at NAB.

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World’s first screen grab from Toxik!

FXguide FIRST with this screen grab from Toxik..

This is the first grab of the new user interface…( hey what else would you expect from us !!)

Discreet’s Strata (only the code name) will feature new tools in what Discreet is calling an “immersive 3D creative environment”, where artists can quickly combine visual effects with audio, editing and 3D rendering.

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Discreet Strata and Mezzo Unveiled at NAB

The new technology which was rumored to be revealed at NAB this year (Film & Video Magazine) was shown as the last item of the evening on Sunday. The presentation on Sunday was a bit confusing at points and it was the end of a long presentation and and because of that it seems as though some information might have been lost to the users. We’ll try to break down what was shown that evening with what was also shown during the week in special showings on the

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Live from the User Group Meeting

Ten years in the making.

For the 9th time Discreet’s users gathered for the FFFIS users group meeting. With word of private showings of new technology, attendence registrations were up almost 50% on last year. It is now 1.55am and the fxguide crew have just returned from an array of product demonstrations and future technology previews.

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fxguide Lands in Vegas

We’ve landed in Vegas, set to bring the lastest discreet news and gossip…….

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Alias|Wavefront lowers prices!

Maya Complete for US$1,999, Maya Unlimited for US$6,999, current customers can upgrade from Complete to Unlimited for US$1,499 for a limited time.
Details at http://www.aliaswavefront.com/

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5D and the Movies (Press Release)

Media solutions developer 5D has revealed that its family of compositing, visual effects, colour grading, and record and review systems are all playing key roles in the digital intermediate process for motion pictures and visual effects post production worldwide

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