AMD to Showcase New VR Technologies at MAMI

AMD to Showcase New VR Technologies at MAMI

Softwares, Technology, VFX
AMD Unveils Two New Cinematic VR experiences with Legendary International Cinema Franchise Raja Koduri, Senior Vice President and Chief Architect, AMD Radeon Technologies Group will showcase new technologies to create immersive VR experiences for cinematographers, and two new cutting-edge VR experiences at the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival. He will also share the stage with SS Rajamouli, the director of Baahubali: The Conclusion to showcase the technology used to make VR experiences surrounding the upcoming film. AMD will preview new technology to rapidly capture and create cinematic quality 360-degree video. This will include a prototype of an AMD-developed VR capture camera and the world’s most robust video stitching software - Project Loom. The new technologies are being used initia

Interview with Ashish Dani

People, Studio, Top Stories, VFX
Interviewee:  Ashish Dani (Matte Painter/3D Generalist at ScanlineVFX) Interviewer : Vikas Nagolkar (FX.TD ,Writer, Research) Related : Production / Training and Development / Treatment About Zoic Studio : Zoic Studios is an American visual effects company based in Culver City, California. They specialize in visual effects for feature films, episodic television, commercials, video games, advertising design, and interactive online media. The name "Zoic" is derived from a Greek word meaning "life", and is meant to connote "evolution".Zoic Studios was founded by five partners in 2002 and began as a 15-person company working out of the Sunset Gower Studios lot. Their first project was creating visual effects for the action, western, science fiction television series Firefly.In September 200

Interview with Mr. Mohit Sharma

People, Top Stories, VFX
Interviewee:  Mohit Sharma (Assot. Professor at Chandigarh University) Interviewer: Vikas Nagolkar (FX.TD ,Writer, Research) Related: Education / Freelance / Training and Development Approval: Interviewed approved by Chandigarh University Mohit, now the reader would like to know about yourself and how CG became a part of your life? Sure. My name is Mohit Sharma. I am 26 years old. I work as Assistant Professor in Chandigarh University, Gharuan, Mohali. I am Punjabi, born and raised in Ludhiana. I have done my Masters in English and Bachelors in Non-Medical. Along with that I hold two diplomas in Animation and VFX from MAAC Academy Gurgaon.I always wanted to be a Magician. When I was little, my mom used to take me and my sister to see Jadugar Samrat. I was like "this guy is God!" He

Case Study: Riva’s Photoreal Invisible VFX for PK

Studio, Technology, Tips & Tricks, Top Stories, VFX
The studio relies on Autodesk Maya and 3ds Max for Aamir Khan starrer blockbuster. “We at Riva Animation & VFX want to focus more on photoreal VFX as that makes it more challenging when you have done so much in the movie in terms of VFX and CG and the audiences can’t tell. Needless to say, Autodesk Maya and Max have been our constant companions in it.” Said, Viral Thakkar, Creative Head & VFX Supervisor, Riva Animation & VFX (more…)

MPC Brings Museum to Life for ‘Night at the Museum 3’

Top Stories, VFX
MPC completes 250 shots for Shawn Levy’s ‘Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, including the creation of a variety of characters, digi-doubles and CG environments. Led by MPC Vancouver VFX Supervisor Seth Maury and VFX Producer Laura Schultz, MPC’s team completed 250 shots for Shawn Levy’s Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. Working closely with MPC’s Production VFX Supervisor Erik Nash, the work involved creating a variety of characters, digi-doubles, and environments. (more…)

‘Exodus’ Tops Box Office with $24.5M Debut

Top Stories, VFX
Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings easily topped the U.S. box office this weekend with a $24.5 million debut, dethroning The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1, which had held the number one spot for the past three weeks. Exodus, which cost $140 million to make after tax breaks, also opened in several international territories, earning $43.3 million around the globe for distributor 20th Century Fox for a worldwide total of $74.3 million. (more…)

Sony Hack Reveals VFX Industry Wages

Top Stories, VFX
Sony Pictures Entertainment is still reeling in the aftermath of last month’s unprecedented computer hack -- widely characterized as one of the largest corporate hacks in history -- that reportedly caused so much disruption to the company’s internal systems that it was temporarily forced to revert to pen and paper in order to function. (more…)