Monday, 19 May 2014

Foundry Award Win

Escape Technology are proud to have received the EMEA Channel Partners Year on Year Growth award from The Foundry.

Tuesday, 06 May 2014

Thinkbox CTO Breakfast

On 1st May Escape Technology held another one of our popular CTO Breakfasts - this time in partnership with Thinkbox Software, our friends from the USA and creators of the Krakatoa particle renderer.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

GPU Rendering Roadshow 2014

Our friends Nvidia, HP, Autodesk and Chaos Group will be showcased at this year's GPU Rendering Roadshow!


Featuring applications from two leaders in GPU rendering, Chaos Group and Bunkspeed, this roadshow explores breakthroughs in entertainment and product design made possible with NVIDIA GPUs and HP workstations.

Experience a new paradigm in filmmaking. Learn how a team of independent artists led by director Kevin Margo is leveraging the power of NVIDIA GPUs to create the CG animated short film Construct.

From pre-visualization and look development through final rendering, the Construct team implemented a revolutionary all-GPU workflow using Chaos Group’s V-Ray RT for 3ds Max and Autodesk MotionBuilder running on NVIDIA® Quadro® K6000s and Tesla® K40s.

Check out the amazing trailer from Nvidia-powered Bunkspeed

Premiered at GTC 2014, here is the first teaser trailer for Construct.

Learn how designers use Bunkspeed for digital prototyping, accelerating the process from vision to design. Understand how Bunkspeed’s fast, easy and fun products with NVIDIA® Quadro® GPUs deliver an outstanding design visualization experience.

Sponsored by Autodesk, Chaos Group, HP, PNY, Bunkspeed and NVIDIA, this seminar series goes behind the scenes to explore the team’s breakthrough approach.

Register now for one of the following seminars and win one of the 6 NVIDIA Quadro K5000, by attending once of those sessions live!:

April 22-23: Stuttgart at FMX
April 24: Warsaw at the Radisson Blu Sobieski Hotel
April 25: Paris at Radisson Blu Hotel Paris Boulogne
April 28: Munich at Hilton Munich Park hotel
April 29: Berlin at Radisson Blu hotel
April 30: London at The Courthouse Hotel

Register now on Nvidia's website.

Monday, 07 April 2014

Commercials VFX group The Mill adopts ftrack worldwide

Juggling a huge range of simultaneous VFX commercial projects across a multi-site infrastructure is a complex business, which is why more studios, like award-winning VFX group The Mill, are turning to ftrack to help manage the global production challenge.

Monday, 07 April 2014

Escape Technology Awarded as a Mellanox PartnerFIRST Reseller into Media & Entertainment

Escape Technology is delighted to announce that we have just been appointed as Mellanox’s reseller into the Media and Entertainment arena. Having successfully met the relevant criteria’s for their PartnerFIRST program Escape has access to the full portfolio of Mellanox products including their Ethernet and InfiniBand adapter cards, network switches, cables and software.

Monday, 30 December 2013

Escape Christmas Creative Party!

The Escape Christmas Creative Party took place this Tuesday and an amazing time was had! We would like to thank everyone that joined us for the evening it was great to see you!

Once again many thanks to our sponsors HP & NVIDIA for their help with the event and for all of their support this year.

For more photos make sure you visit Escape Technology's Flickr page

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Pixar Release RenderMan Pro Studio 18.0!

Today our friends at Pixar announced the release of RenderMan Studio 18! With new and more productive workflows, the power of Pixar’s Renderman is accessible to visual effects creators everywhere! 

Combining an intuitive suite of creation & design tools with RenderMan Pro Server 18, the newly RenderMan Studio 18 is perfect for creating high quality 3D animations & visual effects.

RenderMan Studio 18 comes powered by RenderMan’s state of the art path tracer & has a number of new features including –

  • New controls for lighting
  • New geometric area lights
  • Accelerated re-rendering capabilities
  • An extended shader library
  • Advanced subsurface scattering
  • Support for per-light AOVs
  • In addition to all of these new features the Pixar image tool “it” has been completely re-written for improved performance and usability when shading and lighting.

Want to know more about RenderMan Studio 18 or any of the RenderMan products? Get in touch with the team & we’ll give you the low down!

Find out more about RenderMan

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

The IBC Aftermath!

Last week we sent some of the Escape Technology team over to IBC 2013 to exhibit for the first time, and we are pleased to be able to say it was a huge success!

Friday, 13 September 2013

The Foundry announce the release of NUKE 8.0!

Today The Foundry announced the release of NUKE 8.0 will be coming later this year. And from the looks of it, NUKE 8.0 is more intuitive, faster, more powerful and open than ever!

More features and improvements in NUKE 8.0 also includes-

  • A new import function
  • Artist friendly colour controls
  • Enhanced viewer rendering results
  • Intelligent in-application help
  • Advanced 3D Controls
  • Advancing Deep Compositing
  • Speed & Performance Enhancements

And it’s not just NUKE that’s been given a revamp. NUKEX 8.0 will include these exclusive features-

  • A completely remodelled Camera Tracker and brand new Camera Calibrator
  • An updated Model Builder
  • New Apply Material Filter options.

If you want to know more about NUKE, NUKEX or any of The Foundry’s products get in touch with our team who can give you the complete lowdown.
And keep your eyes peeled NUKE & NUKE 8.0 coming out later on in 2013!

Friday, 13 September 2013

Tweak Software release RV 4.0!

Tweak Software have now announced the release of RV 4.0. 

RV 4.0 combines established industry leading features for playback, review, and collaboration with a new generation of features to enable artists, production teams, and studios to review film resolution digital imagery accurately, in context, and integrated seamlessly with modern workflows and far-flung production models.
What’s new in RV 4.0 - 

  • New Color Management and Color Pipeline Tools
  • Editorial Features
  • User Interface Improvements
  • Image Format, Quicktime, and Rendering Advancements
  • User-Programmable Image Processing on the GPU

Find out more here!

Thursday, 12 September 2013

V-Ray for 3ds Max 3.0 Beta Testing Now Open!

The Chaos Group have officially announced V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max Beta program is now available to V-Ray for 3ds Max users!

And if you currently have a V-Ray for 3ds Max licence you can apply for Beta testing now, just use your Chaos Group login details!. As part of the Beta community get a preview of upcoming features and enhancements in V-Ray 3.0, and you will have a unique opportunity to provide critical feedback, helping create the best version of V-Ray yet.

New features of V-Ray 3.0 include –

  • Progressive Rendering
  • Probabilistic Light Sampling
  • Integrated Embree
  • VRayClipper Object
  • Lens Effects in V-Ray VFB
  • VRayMetaballs Object

If you want to know more about V-Ray 3ds Max or any of the other Chaos Group products get in touch with the team!

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Create Without Boundaries

From small agencies to large broadcasters, creative professionals need faster, more intuitive workflows that help them deliver high-quality productions using the broadest set of Adobe’s software solutions.