SIGGRAPH 2015 is full swing in LA this week and we’re taking steps to make sure you’re up to date on the hottest announcements at this year’s show. Kicking off this blog series we have NVIDIA who have unleashed some new Quadro cards as well as their DesignWorks suite of tools for interactive photorealistic rendering aimed at designers.
No surprises, that is the simple rule I hear in every production company. Even in publishing. In fact anywhere creativity is the business! This simple rule sets out the philosophy that at each stage of the creative process content needs to look the same as it would for the client.
MARI is The Foundry’s 3D paint tool popular amongst CG artists who need something that can rise to the challenge of HD 4K texturing. Designed by artists for artists at Weta Digital - it’s an efficient and highly customisable tool that lets you paint directly onto 3D models. Meaning less time worrying about the technical aspects and more spent creating realistic looking textures.
When asking yourself why you need an Apple watch it’s worth considering it not as a stand alone product but as an accessory to your iPhone. The past few weeks I’ve been weighing up the value of this new device - if it offers benefits that surpass what my iPhone already offers. And here are my conclusions.
The latest V-Ray for 3ds Max is VR-Ready and fully compatible with 3ds Max 2016.
As much as maybe we’d like to, it’s not always possible to journey to Las Vegas for a tech conference like NAB. And that seems to be the unfortunate reality for more and more professionals working in broadcast, VFX, games and animation. To resolve this we hosted an event right here in London sharing highlights of major announcements at NAB.
Fancy winning a 1st prize worth over £2000 and the respect of your peers in CG? Accept the RealFlow challenge and put your fluid simulation skills to the test.
It’s quite an honour to receive a Best in Show award at NAB. This year HP scooped up this award for their new Z Turbo Drive G2, which is a solid-state drive (SSD) powered by Samsung NVMe technology - delivering four times the speed of a standard SATA SSD.
Arriving at 195 Piccadilly for the 2015 RenderMan Art and Science Fair there was a palpable excitement in the air as users and enthusiasts alike gathered to see the exciting updates on offer with the latest incarnation of Pixar's RenderMan.
Since splitting from Escape Studios in December 2012 and moving into Soho, well, it's been non-stop!
Ivor Middleton is a VFX Supervisor who has worked on VFX teams for high profile projects such as Harry Potter, Gladiator, and Merlin.