News Round-Up: Monday 20th Feb 2012

News Round-Up: Monday 20th Feb 2012

After an absence of a week, I am back again with my usual digest of news. This week, we have some great showreels from the likes of Pixomondo, a great trailer from Spiderman and even some tutorials.

Hope you enjoy it!

Friday Animation Fun: Slug Invasion
from 3D World Magazine
Find out how this epic battle between an army of slugs and a defiant old granny was created using Maya, Mudbox, Photoshop and Fusion. Watch the short here too.

Watch Pixomondo’s VFX showreel online
from 3D World MagazineGet ready for some astounding VFX as Pixomondo shows you the secrets behind car crashes, falling buildings, massive explosions and erupting volcanoes in a VFX showreel…

Quad’s Animated ‘Ballerina’ Ready to Move
from Animation Magazine
French producers Nicolas Duval, Yann Zenou and Laurent Zeitoun (Quad Films) have announced their next project, a 3D animated feature called Ballerina. Quad is the shingle behind recent Franco live-action hits such as Intouchables and Heartbreaker.

Michael Lipman’s Toon Celebrates V-Day on Google
from Animation Magazine
If you enjoyed the charming animated “Doodle” playing on google.com on Valentine’s Day, you’ll probably like to know that it’s by Michael “Lippy” Lipman.

The Amazing Spider-Man Cinematic
from CG Record
Spidey is back and better than ever. The web slinging superhero shows off his moves and abilities in this new teaser trailer.

Animation & Visual Effects of "Rango"
from CG Record
ILM presents this look behind the animation and effects work of Gore Verbinski's award-winning animated feature, "Rango".

Cinema 4D tutorial: Inheritance Effector & Particle Morph
from CG Record
Check out 2 Cinema 4D Videos tutorial about Inheritance Effector in Cinema 4D. The 1st came from Motion Designe Freelancer currently based in Dubai, U.A.E - Nico Bolacha.

The Pirates! Band of Misfits - Official Trailer
from CG Record
Pirate Captain sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz for the Pirate of the year Award.

Softimage tutorial: Getting Started in ICE
from CG Record
In this video tutorial Andy Nicholas will show you how to make a particle system in ICE and how to manipulate it.

European Design Awards 2012 - Call for entries
from CG Record
The comprehensive annual awards program that recognizes the best of graphic design, illustration and digital design in Europe - European Design Awards 2012, is now open for entries.

The Artist's Cinematographer Speaks
from Studio Daily
On the surface The Artist, directed by Michel Hazanavicius, is an ode to a simpler time in movie-making history.

Apple's OS X Mountain Lion brings more iPad to the Mac
from LA Times
Apple's next Mac operating system, OS X Mountain Lion, will bring far more integration to iOS found on the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch when it arrives this summer.

Students lose tuition fees battle
from The BBC
Two teenagers have lost much of their legal battle against the raising of tuition fees in England.

University faces £6m places fine
from The BBC
A London university is facing a fine of just under £6m for over-recruiting UK undergraduates this year.

Student loan penalty 'abandoned'
from The BBC
Plans to impose penalties on students in England who pay off university loans early are to be abandoned, ministers are expected to announce.

Students get a global outlook on universities
from The Independent
Courses taught in English abroad offer new styles of study says Jessica Moore.

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