News Round-Up: Monday 19th Dec 2011

News Round-Up: Monday 19th Dec 2011

This will be my last Weekly Round-Up of News for this year..., hope you enjoy it. If you have suggestions for stories I missed, just drop me a line or post a comment. I'll be sure to look at your suggestion during the Xmas break.

StretchMesh Deformation software to go open source
from 3D Artist Magazine
Kickstand, the innovators behind the popular StretchMesh plug-in for Maya, has announced a new campaign to evolve StretchMesh Deformation into open source technology.

When science challenges animation
from 3D Artist Magazine
A challenge set by Dr Peter Klappa of University of Kent (UoK) to create CG animations as a response to bio-scientific scenarios was enthusiastically set to 4 University for Creative Arts (UCA) graduates.

Win a 3D printer with the help of some top inspiration
from 3D Artist Magazine
We know that when a competition prize is as huge as a MakerBot 3D printer, the temptation will be to wait and wait for that sacred moment of genius to strike, so you can submit the world’s most awesome pet monster design to the 3D Artist magazine competition.

How to create realistic demolition effects with 3ds Max
from 3D Artist Magazine
The RayFire plug-in is an ideal tool for any visual effects professional. It also works incredibly well alongside the major fluid dynamics packages such as FumeFX and RealFlow, adding a whole other dimension to your work.

Kavaleer Animations to Create 30 New Jobs in 2012
from Animation World Magazine
Dublin-based Kavaleer Animations recently announced that it will create 30 new animation jobs in 2012 to keep up with its international projects.

How to make a model for 3D printing
from 3D Artist Magazine
Many people ask how to prepare a model for rapid prototyping. Expert Bernat Cuni demonstrates how…

The Pirates! Band of Misfits - Making-of
from Death Fall
A little trip to the Aardman Animations studios to learn the process of working in The Pirates! Band of Misfit.

Tinkering with a Spy Classic
from Death Fall
Framestore's Christian Kaestner talks about the VFX on Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.

The underappreciated film gems of 2011
from Den of Geek
As the world puts together its ‘best of 2011’ round-ups, we salute the films that deserve just a bit more love than they’re getting...

Are schools failing clever kids?
from the BBC
A headteacher and parent told Radio 5 live that primary schools are failing the brighest children.

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