News Round-Up: Monday 14th Nov 2011

News Round-Up: Monday 14th Nov 2011

Here is my usual Weekly Round-Up of News, with stories that I have picked up over the past week. If you have suggestions for stories I missed, just drop me a line or post a comment.

3D Artist interview: Bruno Jimenez
from 3D Artist Magazine
Bruno Jimenez is a self-taught, freelance CG artist from Santiago, Chile. He’s now based in Paris and has produced work for a number of high-profile clients including McDonald’s and Amnesty International.

Enter the 3D Game Model Competition
from 3D World Magazine
Let your creativity flow – create some game-ready, low-res models

Polynoid's MTV Europe awards titles
from CG Channel
For its most recent job, the title sequence for the MTV Europe Music Awards, the ace German directorial team turned to a revolutionary new invention: colour.

NewTek announces LightWave 11
from 3D World Magazine
NewTek has unveiled LightWave 11, a powerful new version of its professional 3D modelling, animation and rendering software.

Fusion 6.3 released
from 3D World Magazine
Visual effects software developers eyeon has released Fusion 6.3, the latest version of its compositing software.

3D World 150: CG secrets from industry pros
from 3D World Magazine
In issue 150, we share 150 top tips from artists from ILM, Pixar, Digital Domain, DreamWorks, Weta and a host of other studios.

Workstation review: Boxx Technologies 3DBOXX 4860
from 3D World Magazine
Boxx’s 3DBOXX 4860 workstation shows that six cores are better than four when it comes to 3D rendering.

Javier Edo releases Forger: cool sculpting app for iPad
from CG Channel
Unlike Autodesk’s more consumer-oriented 123D Sculpt, the app features a range of the basic features you’d expect from a package like ZBrush: eight different brushes, OBJ import/export, masks, symmetrical sculpting and multi-model editing.

Golaem Crowd 1.3 for Maya released
from 3D World Magazine
Golaem has released the latest version of its crowd simulation software for Maya.

Aardman's Bullough Warns About Plight of U.K. Animation
from Animation World Magazine
Speaking to the BBC and Deadline.com, Aardman Animations’ head of TV Miles Bullough warned that the Bristol-based shop may have to produce its beloved plasticine projects in Ireland, Germany or Canada in order to cut costs.

Autodesk releases two new free consumer 3D apps
from CG Channel
Autodesk has released two new free 3D tools in its entry-level 123D product line: 123D Catch and 123D Make.

Maxwell Render for Google SketchUp is now free
from 3D Artist Magazine
Maxwell Render for Google SketchUp is a self-contained plug-in, which enables artists to use its rendering features from within SketchUp and SketchUp Pro without the need for a full licence of Maxwell.

Foundry Ocula 3.0
from 3D Artist Magazine
Visual effects software developer The Foundry announces the latest release of its stereo plug-in toolset for Nuke.

Snow White and the Huntsman trailer debuts
from CGSociety
This has seriously jumped to the top of my must watch list.. the grade, the vfx and the performances look excellent.

Sand Sculpting Rushes on the Gower Peninsula
from Behance Network
Designing, and implementing a massive scale reconstruction of the Rushes logo in sand to show the breadth of skills of the newly expanded MGFX Studio. Design. Construct. Create.

Why Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance is one of 2012’s most important comic book movies
from Den of Geek
Fed up of cookie-cutter comic book movies? The antidote may be coming from an unlikely source. So: should Ghost Rider: Spirit Of Vengeance be given a chance?

Sarah Smith and Peter Baynham interview: Arthur Christmas, Arthur Christmas 2, Aardman and big spaceships
from Den of Geek
The writers and director of Arthur Christmas chat to us about animation, Christmas movies, and sci-fi nerds...

MPs call for delay in plans for competition for university places
from the BBC
Plans for universities in England to compete for some student places should be delayed, a Commons committee says.

Thousands march in student protest over university fees
from the BBC
Some 4,000 officers were on duty, as demonstrators marched peacefully in a protest against higher tuition fees and "privatisation" in universities.

Tuition fees: 27 universities seek last-minute changes
from the BBC
More than a fifth of England's universities have applied to change their fee packages, just weeks before the application deadline.

University Equality plans at risk, say MPs
from The Independent
The Government is given a stark warning today it may fail to deliver on widening participation in universities because its higher education reforms have been too rushed.

Tuition fee concerns deter students
from The Indenpendent
Thousands of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are likely to shun going to university due to a lack of understanding about the new fees system, it is claimed today.

Universities launch tuition fees price war
from The Indenpendent
The career plans of thousands of students have been thrown into confusion after it emerged that one in five universities is seeking to reduce its fees, with only weeks to go before the application deadline.

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