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NVIDIA Powers VR

Friday, 25 November 2016

NVIDIA Powers VR

Virtual reality creation and consumption requires a higher level of graphics performance. In fact, it needs up to seven times that of a normal PC game.

VRTGO: Annual VR Expo in Newcastle

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

VRTGO: Annual VR Expo in Newcastle

Next month we’re joining forces with NVIDIA to attend VRTGO - an annual conference and expo that explores the future of VR for both entertainment and serious applications. Held at the stunning Baltic Art Gallery, overlooking the Quayside in Newcastle Gateshead, it will be attended by 270 VR…

Escape Technology Earns Autodesk Creative Finishing Specialisation

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Escape Technology Earns Autodesk Creative Finishing Specialisation

We are delighted to announce that we have earned Creative Finishing Specialisation status assigned only to value added resellers from Autodesk, Inc., a world leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software.

Manchester: a go-to destination for TV and film production

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Manchester: a go-to destination for TV and film production

It’s a long time since the BBC first signalled its intention to move jobs to Manchester in 2004 - and in that time Manchester’s media production scene has exploded. Today we find that Manchester has become the go-to city for TV and film production outside of the capital.…

Unit9 Launch VR Indie Game: Storm

Monday, 24 October 2016

Unit9 Launch VR Indie Game: Storm

The future of entertainment is in fully immersive experiences, and Unit9 have been one of the pioneers of VR content for sometime now. It’s with great excitement that we encounter their most recent release Storm - an episodic indie game which has been met with hugely positive reviews…

Troubleshoot: Windows 10 Updates and NVIDIA Driver Rollback

Tuesday, 04 October 2016

Troubleshoot: Windows 10 Updates and NVIDIA Driver Rollback

With the latest batch of Windows 10 updates it seems an NVIDIA driver update has been bundled in - the cause of some technical problems for a few of our clients.

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.