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How to deliver colour accurate work for 4K television

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

How to deliver colour accurate work for 4K television

Colour expert Martin Parsons discusses the latest colour standards and how to achieve them.

Monday, 26 September 2016

"Growing stronger together": see us at Motion North

Motion North is the biggest VFX community event in the North of England. Their next showcase takes place in Manchester on 12 October, and we’re proud to be sponsoring with Autodesk.

Pascal GPU: NVIDIA’s New Quadro Range

Friday, 23 September 2016

Pascal GPU: NVIDIA’s New Quadro Range

There’s a new kid on the block and its name is Pascal!

Next Limit Introduce GPU Rendering in Maxwell Render 4

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Next Limit Introduce GPU Rendering in Maxwell Render 4

GPU rendering is a popular solution for significantly faster render speeds. We’re seeing a growing number of manufacturers develop solutions that harness GPU and the development team at Next Limit are riding that wave with Maxwell Render 4 - coming very soon.  

Pitching the unknown

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Pitching the unknown

Here at Escape Technology we’re deep into planning our next Creative Rooms event. We host it twice a year and this will be the fourth iteration. What’s exciting for us this time is that we’ve outgrown our old venue and have had to move.

Should you be using stock images?

Thursday, 08 September 2016

Should you be using stock images?

The other week we at Escape Technology sent out a promotional email about Adobe Stock. Once upon a time I was one of those naive people that thought all stock imagery was a fallback option - the cheat’s answer to not having an image.

See us, The Foundry, Adobe and more at IBC 2016

Thursday, 08 September 2016

See us, The Foundry, Adobe and more at IBC 2016

The arrival of September can only mean one thing (apart from the end of summer, the start of school, jacket weather and conkers): IBC is back. Mark Coleman and Dom Minall are travelling out from Soho to Amsterdam, while Neil Kalsi and Fabio Ticca are attending from the…

Introducing PixStor One

Wednesday, 07 September 2016

Introducing PixStor One

Here at Escape Technology we've worked with many new studio start-ups and seen a great many of them enjoy success and rapid expansion. But with growth naturally comes growing pains and when studios increase their number of artists significantly - one of the most pressing areas becomes the…

Where's all this VR then?

Tuesday, 06 September 2016

Where's all this VR then?

Virtual Reality has been the topic of the moment for quite some time now. 2016 has been touted as the year of VR but, all things considered, we have yet to see it really take off.

Dundee Game Developers: D3 is back

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Dundee Game Developers: D3 is back

D3 returns from a summer break with a new venue on Friday 16 September. Escape Technology are sponsoring with Autodesk, so come down for a drink and a catch up. 

TechTalks: cloud rendering, VR and a chance to win a Z640

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

TechTalks: cloud rendering, VR and a chance to win a Z640

Bringing the conversation from SIGGRAPH to London, TechTalks is back and this year it’s even bigger. Taking over BAFTA for two nights, there’ll be presentations from the major studios and from our CTO Lee Danskin.

EIZO's new campaign

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

EIZO's new campaign

In my work here as creative lead at Escape Technology, I see a lot of different marketing campaigns from a wide variety of vendors and manufacturers. We genuinely believe in all the products we sell and the people we work with, but sometimes the creative just doesn’t match…

Pre-Release Promotion: 30% off Maxwell Render 4

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Pre-Release Promotion: 30% off Maxwell Render 4

Maxwell 4 is due for release next month. Buy a copy of Maxwell 3 today for 30% off, and get a free upgrade to V4 when it comes out in September. 

Get 50% off new Autodesk software when you trade in a perpetual license

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Get 50% off new Autodesk software when you trade in a perpetual license

With Autodesk’s new subscription-based model you get the latest versions of programs including Maya and 3ds Max. Until October, you can trade in perpetual licenses of Autodesk software and get 50% off three-year subscriptions, including industry collections.

Tuesday, 09 August 2016

Prices rise in response to Brexit

The immediate impact of Brexit on the financial markets has forced the major technology vendors to increase their sterling prices to keep them in line with prices in other currencies.

40% sale on MARI, for 48 hours only

Thursday, 04 August 2016

40% sale on MARI, for 48 hours only

MARI is the Oscar-winning 3D painting tool, used by artists on a host of Oscar-winning films. And for 48 hours only, we’re selling new seats at a 40% discount.

A Guide to Computing, digitally restored by INK

Tuesday, 02 August 2016

A Guide to Computing, digitally restored by INK

Our friends at INK created the Guide to Computing, an intriguing insight into the dawn of computing that virtually preserves these analogue devices for the digital age.

SIGGRAPH: The news so far

Thursday, 28 July 2016

SIGGRAPH: The news so far

As we expected, this year’s SIGGRAPH has been dominated by VR. But for me and Jason who are out there at the moment, there was one particularly major piece of news we were looking forward to – although it comes with a caveat.

Richard McGuinness Moves On

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Richard McGuinness Moves On

It is with great sadness I announce that Richard McGuinness is moving on from his role at Escape Technology. Clearly only because Blackberry are stopping production of their Classic range of phones (Rich has been through so many and is distraught that production has halted. There are no…

The VR Startup

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

The VR Startup

How Escape Technology are supporting Viewpoint Games as they grow.

The making of TERGO: MARI and V-Ray

Friday, 15 July 2016

The making of TERGO: MARI and V-Ray

Film collective Pallas Pictures have just released their new short TERGO, starring a powerfully emotive CG robot adrift in London. Director Charles Willcocks talked to us about how he used MARI to bring the lead character to life.