PFTrack 4.1 Now Shipping

September 4, 2007

The Pixel Farm is pleased to announce PFTrack 4.1 is now shipping. Released at Siggraph this year, the additional features within PFTrack 4.1 – including the addition of Autodesk FBX and Apple Motion file format and support for Vista – further enhance the company’s well established reputation for innovation in the field of high-end digital […]

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Mr. X creates lasting images for Resident Evil Extinction

August 31, 2007

A Case Study from the FoundryWhat follows the Apocalypse? Extinction, of course. Like its predecessors, the third installment of the Resident Evil trilogy is rife with zombies, survivalists, Milla Jovovitch, villains, and… zombies. But given that this was the final chapter (so says the official word), the filmmakers wanted to send fans of the video-game-inspired […]

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GLUE TOOLS releases Cineon/DPX Pro v2.5.7

August 29, 2007

Glue Tools has released v2.5.7 of its Cineon and DPX QuickTime Components. This new release now includes direct support for 10-bit Uncompressed YUV 422 codecs in Final Cut Pro. This development greatly improves loading and playback speed for Final Cut Pro users. By performing the conversion inside the Cineon/DPX Pro QuickTime components, several internal steps […]

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fxguidetv episode 013: Doug Chiang

August 28, 2007

Our latest episode of fxguidetv is now available via iTunes. We have coverage of the release of the first RED cameras, Nuke, and an interview with vfx art director Doug Chiang. Chiang has art directed films such as ‘Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace’, ‘Forest Gump’, and ‘Terminator 2’ and we took the […]

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fxguidetv @ SIGGRAPH2007: 8 Is Not Enough

August 15, 2007

We finished our 8th Episode from Siggraph with an exclusive interview with Syd Mead. Syd was brought down to Siggraph By Softimage to talk at the XSI user group. Part of our interview with Syd can be seen in Episode 8 but we will be rolling out longer versions by request in coming weeks. And […]

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eyeon Announces Fusion ®64

August 13, 2007

In a press release, eyeon announced the first 64-bit desktop compositing application on the market, Fusion ®64. Fusion64 will be the first desktop compositor in the industry to break the current accessibility limit of 4 gigabytes (GB) of both virtual and physical memory. eyeon’s extensive developmental knowledge secures the benefits of multi-core and multi-processor systems. […]

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fxguidetv @ SIGGRAPH2007: Episode 6

August 9, 2007

It’s been a great week here at SIGGRAPH2007 covering the show and we hope you’ve been enjoying the coverage. Sony Pictures Imagework’s Rob Bredow lead a great course given by the crew at Sony Pictures Imageworks about the making of “Surf’s Up”. It was a fanastic presention to a packed room — in fact, attendess […]

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SIGGRAPH 3 fxguidetv : Paul Debevec

August 7, 2007

In this episode we look at Emerging technology here at fxguide. At SIGGRAPH each year there is a display of Emerging technologies, some are purely research projects such as robotic head sets, others have a more commercial application – such as Microsoft’s Surface table. We also interview Paul Debevec and discuss not only his ‘holographic […]

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Second fxguidetv from Siggraph – Massive

August 7, 2007

The second SIGGRAPH episode is up – this time we speak to the founder of Massive, Stephen Regelous about massive 3.0 and the windows version of the software. Massive also includes Mental Ray support and new hair and Lanes features. Click special SIGGRAPH box in upper right of this page to view. Click below for […]

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SIGGRAPH starts

August 7, 2007

We are here and the shows have started! Let me outline our SIGGRAPH coverage – we are doing 8 fxguidetv shows from San Diego, these will include interviews with artists such as the guys from Surf’s Up, ILM and Transformers, the senior renderman team, plus leading equipment manufacturing news and some other cool stuff such […]

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Toxik 2008 Good News: Say Goodbye to the Database

August 2, 2007

Autodesk announced Toxik 2008 — and the big news is that it will now be offered as a standalone app without the database. This is hugely welcome news, as it brings Toxik to the same type of app as Nuke, Fusion, and Shake. It would be one thing if it used a database and as […]

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fxguidetv New Episode

July 29, 2007

fxguidetv episode 4 with your host Angie Richards Chicago, Via China: fxguidetv episode 4 is out including a great interview with Steve Pearce and Phillippo Costanzo from Activion, covering the future of the gaming industry. Plus a great tip from Rose Draper on how to extract mattes from difficult – less than perfect – Jpeg […]

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High-Resolution Gigapixel Panoramic Photography Takes VFX to New Level

July 25, 2007

xRez Launches Visual Effects Studio Employing Ground-Breaking Technology Los Angeles, CA – With more than two years of R&D under its belt, xRez Studio has launched a visual effects division based on the studio’s work employing gigapixel panoramic photography. Founded by Eric Hanson and Greg Downing, both veterans in advanced photography and motion picture visual […]

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eyeon announces new 5.2 version of Fusion

July 24, 2007

Eyeon today announced features which will be part of the new Fusion version 5.2. Pricing and availability of the new version will be announced at Siggraph. The release of Fusion 5.2 includes over one hundred updates and modifications, such as interface performance improvements in various areas that make the artist’s workflow more efficient. A new […]

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Emmy nominees announced

July 19, 2007

The 59th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations were announced this morning at 5:40 AM PT. The Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be held Saturday, September 8 and the Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 16, both at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. The list of visual effects nominees is after the read more.

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