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Digital Domain’s Micro Giants will be part of the New Frontier exhibition of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival

Digital Domain’s Micro Giants will be part of the New Frontier exhibition of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival

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Digital Domain, one of the largest and most innovative providers of visual effects and virtual reality (VR) experiences, has said that its original VR creation Micro Giants will be featured at the New Frontier exhibition of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Digital Domain creates transportive experiences that entertain, inform and inspire. The company is a pioneer in many fields, including visual effects, livestreaming landmark events in 360° virtual reality, building situational awareness applications, creating "virtual humans" for use in films and live events, and developing interactive content. This would be in recognition of the exceptional creativity made possible by advanced VR technology. Micro Giants beat numerous independent AI, VR or MR entries to become the only original crea
Magnopus impements Thinkbox’s render management software- Deadline

Magnopus impements Thinkbox’s render management software- Deadline

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  Magnopus, the content-focused technology company behind award winning VR experiences  like The Argos File, Mission: ISS,  Blade Runner 2049: Memory Lab and Coco VR, has implemented Thinkbox’s render management software- Deadline, as the backbone of its local render pipeline. “Deadline is ever-evolving and it just gets smarter with every iteration,” said Magnopus CTO Lap van Luu. “It’s super simple to set up and, anytime we’re in a pickle, Thinkbox support is there looking out for us,” he added. The majority of Magnopus’ projects to date are interactive VR experiences rendered in real-time through a game engine. The studio’s 50-node Windows-based render farm is used to bake textures and lighting, and render look development before it’s moved into the game engine. To create a
BookMyShow featured in best apps of 2017, say Google and Apple

BookMyShow featured in best apps of 2017, say Google and Apple

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BookMyShow, India’s largest online entertainment ticketing platform, has been touted as one of the best apps of 2017 on both Google PlayStore and on Apple’s App Store. As per Google. On Apple’s App Store, BookMyShow featured in their Best of 2017 list in its Trends of the Year section that featured App Store editors’ most download-worthy games and apps globally based on topics and trends that were popular on the App store throughout the year. . Parikshit Dar, Director, BookMyShow said, “At its heart, BookMyShow is a simple product that provides a simple solution to pertinent problems that users like you and I face related to entertainment experiences. In all our endeavors, we continue to identify and solve these problems to create an unmatched experience for our users. We are absolutely
The Foundary launches Nuke 11.1

The Foundary launches Nuke 11.1

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Bringing new features and updates to the industry-leading compositing tool, the Foundry  has launched Nuke 11.1. Nuke 11.1 marks the next step in the continuous development of this cutting-edge series with Nuke Studio, NukeX, Hiero and HieroPlayer all benefitting from features included in this latest installment. Users now can work faster and more efficiently, with more flexible management of files and easier analysis of their Nuke scripts. The key features o Nuke 11.1 are: File localizsation system improvements: The Nuke family’s localization system has been updated to provide more granular control over when and which files are localized; while also introducing more visual cues to showcase the status of localized files, for a more intuitive experience. The Python API has been e
Blackmagic Design states variety of its production and post-products are being used by DPs, DITs, VFX artists, online editors and colorists

Blackmagic Design states variety of its production and post-products are being used by DPs, DITs, VFX artists, online editors and colorists

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According to a statement issued by Blackmagic Design, a variety of its production and post-products are being used by DPs, DITs, VFX artists, online editors and colorists to complete many of the fall 2017 season’s new and returning television shows and streaming series. More than 40 shows rely on Blackmagic’s digital film cameras; Fusion Studio visual effects (VFX), compositing, 3D and motion graphics software; and DaVinci Resolve Studio editing, color correction and digital audio software; as well as its switchers, routers, monitors, and capture and playback devices. DPs, like Christian Sebaldt, ASC and Byron Shah, rely on the URSA Mini Pro’s and Micro Studio Camera 4K’s high quality images and compact form factors to capture unique angles, stunts and action shots. Hollywood-based VF
The Foundry launches Mari 4.0, the digital 3D painting and texturing tool

The Foundry launches Mari 4.0, the digital 3D painting and texturing tool

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The Foundry has launched Mari 4.0, the most-recent version of the digital 3D painting and texturing tool. Basically, it is a visual effects software development company that has its headquarters in London and offices in Manchester, Los Angeles, Austin, Texas and Redwood City, California. Mari 4.0 has a host of advanced features making the tool easier to use and faster to learn. It comes equipped with more flexible and configurable exporting, simpler navigation, and a raft of improved workflows. “The launch of Mari 4.0 marks an exciting new era for the tool,” informs Jordan Thistlewood, Foundy senior product manager. “At Foundry, we pride ourselves on listening to the needs of our customers, and creating with them in mind. We have taken on board the requirements of both our customers
Territory Studio makes extensive use of its acclaimed 3D software solution for Blade runner 2049

Territory Studio makes extensive use of its acclaimed 3D software solution for Blade runner 2049

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MAXON, the leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions has announced that London-based Territory Studio made extensive use of its acclaimed 3D software solution, Cinema 4D, as a cornerstone digital content creation tool on Blade Runner 2049 to produce story specific screen graphics and concepts for on-set and post that appear extensively throughout the Warner Bros./Alcon Entertainment iconic sci-fi sequel. Blade Runner 2049, directed by Oscar-nominated director, Denis Villaneuve (Sicario, Arrival) takes place three decades after the events of the first Blade Runner film in the aftermath of the ‘Blackout’, an apocalyptic type of episode that has deeply altered day-to-day life and technology in Los Angeles. The film features a new blade runn

Cameroon speaks about technical challenges involved while shooting sequels of Avatar

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In the midst of shooting for four different versions of his sci-fi movie Avatar recently spoke about some of the technical challenges involved. Talking on the subject, Cameron revealed that a lot of the first two sequels will be set in and around water. Many in the cast are playing Na'vi, the alien inhabitants of the planet Pandora, who are filmed using motion-capture technology. As Cameron explains, mo-cap has never been used underwater before, and his VFX team had to develop some pioneering methods to make it work. "It's never been done before and it's very tricky," he said. "Our motion capture system, like most motion capture systems, is what they call optical base, meaning that it uses markers that are photographed with hundreds of cameras. The problem with water is not the unde...
Facebook launches Messenger Kids!

Facebook launches Messenger Kids!

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Good news for kids! Facebook launched its first social media app for children between ages 6 to 12 named Messenger Kids. Till now, the social media giant has been widely known as a hands-off platform for kids under the age of 13. The newly launched Messenger service includes videos, pictures and messaging capabilities and is available for free by way of the App Store for iPad, iPod touch and iPhone. Soon, it will make its way to the Amazon App Store and Google Play Store, it is understood. Messenger Kids is a separate standalone entity that can be controlled from a parent’s Facebook account. It includes photo-editing capabilities including GIFs, frames, stickers, masks, drawing tools and AR filters for kids. Thank God there are no ads or in-app purchases and it is compliant with th
Vine set for a resurrection

Vine set for a resurrection

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The internet junta mourned the loss of Vine when it was announced that it plans to bring to an end the six-second video app last October as many top creators had already deserted the platform en masse due to negligible monetisation opportunities. However, one of Vine’s co-founders and its former CEO could be looking at resurrection of sorts. Dom Hofmann, the entrepreneur has tweeted saying that he’s going to work on a follow-up to Vine, adding that he’d been personally motivated to do so and seen lots of requests for a second iteration of the product on Twitter. While Hofmann did not provide any details about the nature of his forthcoming creation, which is currently in development, he says it will be self-funded so as not to interfere with his other new company Interspace. It may be