Monday, 10 February 2020

The Oscars

Last night marked the 92nd Academy Awards. The success story of the evening was South Korean film ‘Parasite’, which made history by being the first non-English language film to win the award for Best Picture.

Friday, 07 February 2020

See No Evil

On Tuesday night, in a dimly lit room at Cafe 1001, we gave away a Wacom Cintiq 16”.

Monday, 03 February 2020

The BAFTAs 2020

Despite strong competition, it was Sam Mendes’ WWI film ‘1917’ that cleaned up at the BAFTAs last night.

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

USD Support in Golaem is here!

Golaem Crowd makes it easy to populate worlds with directable digital characters, whether it’s a handful or thousands… and now the latest release 7.2.1 is here.

Tuesday, 03 December 2019

Happy Holidays!

Incredibly, another year has gone by in the blink of an eye and again I find myself thanking all of our customers, suppliers, and industry bodies for your support once more.

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.