News Round-Up: Monday 21st Nov 2011

News Round-Up: Monday 21st 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.

KeyShot 3 ships
from 3D World Magazine
Real-time rendering software does away with keyframes to provide novices with easy-to-use technical animation tools.

Filter Forge 3.0 ships
from 3D World Magazine
Filter Forge announces the final release of Filter Forge 3.0, a Photoshop plug-in and standalone app that allows artists to build their own filters in a visual editor or download any of over 8,500 user-submitted filters from a free online library.

3D Coat 3.7 is out now
from 3D World Magazine
Pilgway has released 3D Coat version 3.7. This major release adds handy new tools and features, while also fixing some bugs.

The Last of His Kind
from Animation Magazine
How do you make a beautifully crafted stop-motion short about a confused troll living in modern-day Norway which is both funny and strangely poignant?

The Long and Short of It
from Animation Magazine
Although the 45 shorts which have been qualified for this year’s Academy Awards have been announced already, this is a list we compiled from all the projects that have won awards at festivals around the world this year.

BAAs Seek Favorite Brit Toon of All Time
from Animation Magazine
The British Animation Awards (or BAAs) today launched its final call for entries for the U.K.’s top toon production awards and announced the search for the Favourite Ever British Animated Character!

Eye candy: Rosa
from CG Channel
One reviewer called Jesús Orellana's moody sci-fi short "the geek event of the year". See it and decide for yourself.

Pixologic announces free 'ZBrush 4R2b' update
from CG Channel
Increasingly oddly titled upcoming update to 'polish the rough corners' of the recent ZBrush 4R2 release.

Top 10 Photoshop Shortcuts
from CG Record
A very helpful set of tips for Photoshop users.

Alembic for Softimage - Open Beta
from CG Record
See an overview of the progress that Exocortex mades concerning the Alembic integration for Autodesk Softimage.

14 Blades and Next Visual Studio
from Death Fall
Eui Park talks about the visual effects on the movie 14 Blades (Jin Yi Wei).

Killer visuals: Tippett's God speed fx for Immortals
from Death Fall
An in-depth article about the visual effects by Tippett Studio on Immortals.

10 retro videogame to movie adaptations we’d like to see
from Den of Geek
Inspired by the announcement that an adaptation of 80s coin-op Rampage is in the works, here’s a list of ten other 80s videogames we’d like to see in cinemas…

First trailer for Doctor Who Christmas special
from Den of Geek
The Doctor Who Christmas special has a name. And you can catch the trailer for The Doctor, The Widow And The Wardrobe here...

A few thoughts on the Doctor Who movie news
from Den of Geek
Simon dons his flame-repelling suit to offer a few thoughts about the news that David Yates is developing a Doctor Who movie...

Universal acquires French animation studio for Illumination unit
from LA Times
Santa Monica-based Illumination Entertainment is looking more and more like a traditional animation studio.

U.K. animator Mark Hall dies
from Variety
Mark Hall, who created much-loved British children's animations including "Danger Mouse" and "Jamie and His Magic Torch," died late Thursday night or early Friday morning in Manchester after a short illness. He was 75.

Colleges 'blocked' over degrees
from the BBC
Business Secretary Vince Cable says he is hearing reports that some universities are blocking colleges' attempts to offer cheaper degrees.

Award ceremonies for apprentices
from the BBC
Ministers plan to introduce graduation-style award ceremonies and alumni networks for apprenticeships, amid concerns about their quality.

Universities to cut 5,000 courses
from the Independent
Universities have slashed more than 5,000 degree courses because of government cuts and the hike in tuition fees, it has been claimed.

Discover a world of motion at onedotzero 2011
from ComputerArts Magazine
Now in its 15th year, onedotzero celebrates the very best in motion graphics with exhibitions, installations, digital art and much, much more.

Tesco offers 3D product previews using augmented reality
from Digital Arts News
UK supermarket giant Tesco is trialling augmented reality technology online and in a selection of its stores, allowing shoppers to see 3D images of products before they buy them.

Free studio space with Macs and creative tools in Hackney available every Thursday
from Digital Arts News
In what seems to be a very generous offer, the Space studio is opening its MediaLab for artists, designers and freelancers to use for free every Thursday.

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