Friday, 25 January 2019

After Effects Gets an Overhaul

Following on from last October’s Adobe MAX extravaganza the industry giant has released a full breakdown of what we can expect from their latest After Effects CC offering. Here are five of the best new features for VFX artists and hobbyists alike.

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Are we heading for a new 3D ecosystem?

The beginnings of the complete graphics infrastructure are now upon us with the likes of Athera from the foundry and now Adobe moving to ever more complete end to end solutions.


Thursday, 17 January 2019

In Defence of LTO

“Tape’s dead mate!” I hear it all the time. But is the industry really moving away from LTO, which offers a cheap, guaranteed method of backup and archiving?

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Maya 2019 is here!

It only feels like yesterday that I was looking forward to Maya 2018, but here we are 494 days since the last major release and I’m just as excited.

Friday, 11 January 2019

13 games you need to play in 2019

2018 gave us some amazing worlds to explore. We got to experience mountainous wildlands teeming with Norse mythology in God of War, the futuristic dystopian universe of Detroit: Become Human, and the vast expanse of the Old West in Red Dead Redemption 2.

Wednesday, 09 January 2019

16 TV shows to binge in 2019

We’ve all found ourselves watching a TV show and thinking ‘just one more episode.’ Then realising it's 3am. Whether we use a streaming service or record an entire series just to veg out on a lazy weekend, binge worthy television is what a lot of us crave.

Thursday, 03 January 2019

24 films to look out for in 2019

Christmas is over, the decorations are coming down, and it’s about a week until our new year’s resolutions are kicked to the curb. The start of the year can be a bit of a slog, but there’s plenty to look forward to in 2019. Especially when it comes to the cinema.

Friday, 14 December 2018

Happy Holidays!

Another year has shot by and again I find myself thanking all of our customers, suppliers, and industry bodies for their - your - support!

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Christmas Ads

Over the last few years Christmas adverts have taken their place as a modern day tradition alongside cold meats on boxing day. Once the shops empty out their Halloween leftovers the Christmas ads come out in force. And as the years have progressed agencies have had bigger budgets to play with, allowing them to bring Hollywood level visual effects to bear.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Adobe brings ProRes to Windows

In a bit of a surprise announcement, Adobe has brought Apple’s ProRes codec to its Windows based software, opening up new possibilities for client delivery.

Tuesday, 04 December 2018

Shotgun 8 Released

Autodesk has released Shotgun 8, adding a new cloud connected desktop experience designed to improve 3D workflow, streamline feedback, and track task progression.

Friday, 09 November 2018

V-Ray for Unreal released

Chaos Group has released V-Ray for Unreal, giving 3D artists the tools to import V-Ray scenes from 3ds Max, Maya, or Sketchup into the Unreal Editor.