Thursday, 23 June 2016

A new direction for games development?

Some challenges face all games studios, regardless of their size. As Mike Rutter explained when I went to meet him at his new office last week, the talent is out there but it can be a struggle to access the best artists for a task, when you need them and for as long as you want them. 

Friday, 20 May 2016

Next for GPU rendering: the GTX 1080

It’s the moment that every gamer has been waiting for. NVIDIA’s first consumer-grade graphics card based on their new Pascal architecture is finally here. And it's good news for VFX artists too.

Friday, 06 May 2016

The new photorealism: VRscans

Last week’s Creative Rooms event witnessed some pretty striking future technologies. One that really stood out was VRscans from Chaos Group. Award-winning production studio INK have been testing the beta version, and shared their findings.

Thursday, 05 May 2016

We're hiring!

Escape Technology is hiring. We're looking for a Technical Runner to join our operations team and assist the engineers.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Let's talk about virtual reality

We're at FMX in actual reality for the VR-themed "Blended Realities". If you're visiting this week then make sure you come and say hi. And for those staying in the UK, FMX is just one of the places where we're talking about virtual reality right now.

Friday, 01 April 2016

Download the Nuke 10 Beta today

Are you a current Nuke user on active maintenance? If so, download the beta version of much-anticipated Nuke 10 and let The Foundry know what you think of it.

Thursday, 24 March 2016

What is GPU rendering?

GPU rendering technology is getting a lot of attention at the moment. You probably already know that it’s extremely fast, and you may also know that the hardware is far more compact than a classic render farm. If you don’t know anything else about it but are burning to know, then read on.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

From Startup to Triple A: see us at the London Games Festival

We’re really proud to be supporting the first ever London Games Festival, in partnership with Autodesk. Presented by Film London and Ukie, the festival is on from 1-10 April. We’ll be hosting a panel discussion on Monday 4 April at BFI Southbank, so come and see us there.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

VES London screen Lenny Abrahamson’s Room

We always look forward to the film screenings hosted by VES and their most recent screening was no exception. Usually we’re treated to a film featuring an abundance of awe-inspiring VFX. However, last week we celebrated the art of invisible visual effects with a screening of recent Oscar-nominated feature Room.