Monday, 18 November 2019

Edgar

As regular as the Earth's orbit round the sun, as leaves drop, nights draw in and toes turn cold, so comes Christmas and so comes the John Lewis Christmas ad.

Monday, 04 November 2019

Supporting the Alzheimer's Society

Before we all get caught up in the Christmas festivities we want to take a moment out. Mental health has been on the global agenda this past year and here at Escape we want to do our bit to help.

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Cloud Workflows Are Finally Here

How we interact with the cloud has always been tricky to say the least. But no more. Where once this was a convoluted mishmash of ideas – with everyone testing and learning on the job – we’re now able to make an elegant cloud/remote pipeline function. No longer are we bound to merely some level of success or failure, utilising fire and forget cloud render providers, and watching ever longer transfer times only to see your output returned incorrect.

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Lightfields for Architecture VR

More than 100 years ago, Gabriel Lippman won a Nobel Prize for his Photographie Integrale which introduce the core concept of what we know today as light fields.

Friday, 30 August 2019

3ds Max 2020.2 Released

Autodesk has rolled out 3ds Max 2020.2 – the latest update to their 3D modelling and animation software, this time around throwing in a new SketchUp importer, Chamfer modifier updates, and brand-new display options for the viewport background. 

Thursday, 29 August 2019

The Death of Windows 7

Like tears in the rain Windows 7 saw a lot of action this past decade, but the time has come for it to move aside and be replaced with the new and improved Windows 10.

Wednesday, 07 August 2019

SIGGRAPH 2019: The Rise of the Machine

The application of Machine Learning (ML) in the creative industries continues to grow, with current research finding practical application in the field of image creation and enhancement. As an example, neural nets can be used for tasks including denoising and up-resing. 

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

SIGGRAPH 2019: The Tone

Every year Siggraph excels at bringing all the latest information in computer graphics to one place. This year: L.A. And it has not disappointed.

Friday, 28 June 2019

It's about the people

What’s the one thing that any business has but no other does? It’s people. And it’s what makes Escape so different from other technology resellers: the team of skilled professionals who work here. 

Thursday, 20 June 2019

Mudbox 2019 Released

Mudbox 2019.1 – the latest offering from long-time Escape partner Autodesk. This fact alone immediately scores Mudbox a point under the umbrella of service, wherein users can expect a seamless flow between other software packs from the Autodesk roster.

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Eddy for NUKE

In an age where consumer expectations are so high for visual beauty and realism, every production company, every FX artist, looks for a creative advantage. Software has become so sophisticated and the talent around the world continues to push for visual excellence. 

Sunday, 19 May 2019

Total Chaos and Real Time Ray Tracing

There’s been a huge upheaval in rendering this past year. NVIDIA’s announcement of it’s RTX range has heralded a quantum leap in ray tracing, and software vendors are scrambling to take advantage of the new technological landscape. 

Monday, 13 May 2019

Dedication to Service

Behind the scenes to almost all the work we do at Escape Technology is the Operations & Logistics team. We’re a small bunch of people dedicated to supporting our sales and engineering departments, making sure our customers receive what they order within a reasonable amount of time.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

RTX, GTX and You

Great news for professionals and gamers alike from the NVIDIA GPU Tech Conference (GTC). RTX technology is being backported to GTX GPUs with the caveat of the word ‘basic’ being thrown in. 

Thursday, 07 March 2019

ZBrush 2019 Released

The next evolution of ZBrush – the world renowned 3D sculpting application – is here. And it sets the bar even higher for digital art.