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.

Monday, 29 February 2016

Renderman 21 prepares for preview

With over 60 new features lined up, RenderMan’s about to get bigger. Pixar are set to release a beta version of RenderMan 21, and it’s set to be the biggest overhaul of this popular programme in years.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Join Ukie and Arch Creatives tonight in Leamington Spa

If you’re a games developer within reach of Leamington Spa, then don’t miss Ukie and Arch Creatives’ event this evening. “Growing your games business” will begin with sessions led by expert speakers in gaming, finance, PR and technology, followed by networking drinks. It promises to be really interesting.

Friday, 19 February 2016

Try the Cintiq 27QHD Touch - Live Demo at VFX Festival 2016

We’re being spoilt for major shows this February. While BVE storms the ExCeL London, a hop away across the river the VFX Festival is taking up residence at the O2. This year’s theme explores the ways in which technologies are converging to produce new possibilities – and we can’t wait.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Ultimate Scalability: BVE 2016

It’s that time of year again - with the Broadcast Video Expo just a week away, we’re busy getting everything ready for the show. Our CTO Lee Danskin will be chairing a panel discussion about how companies can meet the challenge of scaling up their pipeline to meet the demands of a 4K workflow.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

MARI wins a technical Oscar

There’s been the usual debate round the office ahead of this year’s Oscars ceremony, but one gong is beyond contest – and not just because it’s already been awarded.

Monday, 18 January 2016

Doctor Who artists burst to the cloud

We’re talking about cloud rendering a lot right now. It was a major theme at SIGGRAPH 2015, where Google showcased their Cloud Platform, and we were excited about partnering with them last September.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Keep an eye on the HP Sprout

We’re in an industry that’s full of exciting innovations, but it’s been a while since we’ve had something that could really be called a game changer.