Blog

Find Out How ILM Used ZBrush in Rango

Find Out How ILM Used ZBrush in Rango

Most of you will already know that Rango has done well at the box office. It is interesting to look at the details in the film and guess how the creative process might have happened.

0 Comments Lee Danskin

Posted by
Lee Danskin
Wed 4 May 2011: 11:16am

Tags:

Pixologic Release GoZ Update 1 for ZBrush 4

Pixologic Release GoZ Update 1 for ZBrush 4

That’s a lot in a title isn’t it? Pixologic just announced its latest release—GoZ Update 1 for ZBrush 4— and there are some really neat new features which are worth a mention.

0 Comments

Posted by

Tue 3 May 2011: 10:20am

Tags: , ,

3ds Max Feedback Forum

3ds Max Feedback Forum

I have just attended an Autodesk 'start of financial year kick off meeting' and the guys there mentioned this little jewel.

1 Comments Mark Cass

Posted by
Mark Cass
Thu 14 Apr 2011: 10:19am

Tags: , , , , , , ,

CityEngine's London Event Wrap-up

CityEngine's London Event Wrap-up

Thank you to everyone who attended the CityEngine event last week, and to Procedural for giving us a sneak peak at the latest in procedural modelling technology (and for bringing lots of Swiss chocolate).

0 Comments Tim Flett

Posted by
Tim Flett
Wed 13 Apr 2011: 11:20am

Tags: , , ,

Redgiant Are Giving Away a Free Plugin Called Colorista

Redgiant Are Giving Away a Free Plugin Called Colorista

Redgiant - makers of the famous Magic Bullet software - are giving away a free plugin called Colorista. The plugin is a simple and elegant colour correcting plugin for AfterEffects, Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro.

0 Comments mark spevick

Posted by
mark spevick
Wed 13 Apr 2011: 8:35am

Tags:

Hot of the press: PF Track 2011 Released

Hot of the press:  PF Track 2011 Released

The latest version of PFTrack has just been released, and it looks like The Pixel Farm dev team have been quite busy, packing in a lot of new features, Python scripting and even a new architecture in this latest release. The full list of features have yet to be released but here are just some of the things you can expect in PFTrack 2011...

0 Comments Tim Flett

Posted by
Tim Flett
Mon 11 Apr 2011: 12:15pm

Tags: ,

TACTIC 3.5 Out Now

TACTIC 3.5 Out Now

Southpaw Technologies have released the latest version of their asset management software TACTIC 3.5, and at first glance, it looks like there are loads of new features for speeding up production.

0 Comments

Posted by

Mon 11 Apr 2011: 11:51am

Tags:

Autodesk 2012 Line-up Now Available!

Autodesk 2012 Line-up Now Available!

We blogged on the 3rd of March that Autodesk had announced their new 2012 product line-up. Well, today you can get your hands on all the new toys! If you have a current support contract simply access your subscription portal to download your 2012 version.

1 Comments Mark Cass

Posted by
Mark Cass
Mon 11 Apr 2011: 9:21am

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

UK has been NUKED!

UK has been NUKED!

We have been totally amazed over the past couple of months over the number of companies that are looking for NUKE ops at all levels.

4 Comments Mark Cass

Posted by
Mark Cass
Fri 8 Apr 2011: 9:18am

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

New Free Maya Tutorial: Gimbal and Rotation Order

New Free Maya Tutorial: Gimbal and Rotation Order

This month, I am tackling some pretty technical issues that affect CG artists on a daily basis. I am going to walk you though the often over-looked issue of Gimbal, using a whole bunch of examples to explain what it is, what causes it and the issues it can have over our animations.

1 Comments Lee Danskin

Posted by
Lee Danskin
Thu 7 Apr 2011: 2:13pm

Tags: , , , ,

Mocha Pro Delivers on Deathly Hallows Part 1

Mocha Pro Delivers on Deathly Hallows Part 1

When Baseblack were tasked with creating individual effects and two full action sequences for the latest Harry Potter movie, they wanted to create a greater sense of realism and really enhance the story.

0 Comments

Posted by

Wed 6 Apr 2011: 12:12pm

Tags: , , ,

Be the First to Try out V-Ray 2.0 for Maya

Be the First to Try out V-Ray 2.0 for Maya

Chaos have just announced the much anticipated release of V-Ray 2.0 for Maya and are now calling for beta testers to test out all the new features and tools in this new version.

0 Comments

Posted by

Thu 31 Mar 2011: 11:15am

Tags: , , , ,

25 Years of Pixar Animation

25 Years of Pixar Animation

I'm sure many of you will have seen the film medley that represents 25 years of Pixar Animation. Well, it's amazing to be reminded of all their fantastic work - not just the images and characters, but the stories also. They pretty much have it all. I would personally like to thank Pixar for The Incredibles, which for me is unsurpassed. Simply brilliant.

0 Comments Mark Cass

Posted by
Mark Cass
Wed 30 Mar 2011: 8:29am

Tags: , , ,

New Version of Smedge 2011 is Out Now

New Version of Smedge 2011 is Out Now

The long-awaited new version of Smedge has just been released, and it looks like Uberware have included some neat new features, worth taking a closer look at.

0 Comments

Posted by

Thu 24 Mar 2011: 11:36am

Tags: ,

Changing Workflows Within the Post Pipelines...

Changing Workflows Within the Post Pipelines...

I noticed this over at JupiterJazz: AtomKraft Beta2. It's a massive plugin to Nuke enabling a whole host of 3D rendering type workflows. Believe it or not, it puts control of final renders and outputs in the hands of the compers!

0 Comments Lee Danskin

Posted by
Lee Danskin
Fri 18 Mar 2011: 10:19am

Tags: , , , ,

Tech Industry will be Affected by Mega Japanese Earthquake

After the shocking events that hit Japan there is of course a severe knock on effect to our industry in terms of technology.

0 Comments Mark Cass

Posted by
Mark Cass
Thu 17 Mar 2011: 9:24am

Tags: , , , ,

Create Lens Flares Easily with Optical Flares Plug-in

Create Lens Flares Easily with Optical Flares Plug-in

Do you use After Effects? Do you spend a lot of time designing and animating lens flares? Then Optical Flares might just be the plug-in for you. We’ve just added it to our Techstore, and we think it is pretty cool.

0 Comments Tim Flett

Posted by
Tim Flett
Thu 17 Mar 2011: 8:21am

Tags: ,

Add Realism to Composite Shots with 220 Organic Effects

Add Realism to Composite Shots with 220 Organic Effects

OK, so Sapphire is not a new product. It has been used by a lot of the top studios like Framestore, MPC and The Mill for some time now. But is it new to our Techstore range, so we thought we’d make a bit of noise about it.

0 Comments Tim Flett

Posted by
Tim Flett
Thu 17 Mar 2011: 8:21am

Tags: , ,

New Way to Sculpt and Model with 3D-Coat

New Way to Sculpt and Model with 3D-Coat

It’s not often that I come across a new product that shows me a completely different way of working… We’ve been checking out 3D-Coat and have come to the conclusion that it might just provide something quite special in terms of modelling and sculpting.

0 Comments Tim Flett

Posted by
Tim Flett
Tue 15 Mar 2011: 9:47am

Tags: ,

The Foundry’s Storm: Free Trials Now Available

The Foundry’s Storm: Free Trials Now Available

The Foundry’s new RED Digital Cinema product Storm has been released, and we now have free trial licences available for those of you keen to test it out.

0 Comments Tim Flett

Posted by
Tim Flett
Mon 14 Mar 2011: 1:46pm

Tags: ,