News Round-Up: Monday 26th Sep 2011

News Round-Up: Monday 26th Sep 2011

Here is my usual Weekly Round-Up of news with the 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.

Tutorial: Camera shake in After Effects
from 3D World Magazine
Learn how to fake a camera shake in this quick After Effects tutorial. This camera shake technique is simple to implement but versatile in use. The key to getting the technique right is to match up the two layers it relies on.

Neon creates better effects for Sky
from 3D World Magazine
London-based creative studio Neon works its magic on the latest Sky Better Effects campaign. The new 60-second spot was a collaborative effort between Neon, creative agency, Brothers and Sisters, and Blink director Ben Dawkins.

Tutorial: Animate a rotating pivot in 3ds Max
from 3D World Magazine
Learn how to animate a rotating pivot point using Autodesk’s 3ds Max software. Usually this type of problem is handled best by a simple rig of a few null objects. Even though a simple hierarchical rig or scripted controller are options, the first logical thing users want is to animate a pivot point.wkins.

Pixologic ships ZBrush 4R2
from 3D World Magazine
Free to registered users and available to download now: see videos of this major update to the industry-standard sculpting app here.

Review: recoil - dynamics for modo
from 3D World Magazine
It adds rigid body dynamics to modo’s toolset but does recoil push Luxology’s opus into the big league?

Roald Dahl and Adastra Team Up for The Enormous Crocodile
from Animation World Magazine
Writer-led indie Adastra Creative and the literary estate of world-renowned author, Roald Dahl, have joined forces to produce the first ever animated television series based on a Roald Dahl title.

Framestore Provides VFX for Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
from Animation World Magazine
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is released in the UK on 16th September 2011 and will open in the US on 9th December.

High Quality & Diversity of European Animated Series Energized Cartoon Forum 2011
from Animation World Magazine
European animation for television has a promising future ahead, with strong quality projects sparking the interest of broadcasters and investors as well as audiences.

Eye candy: Chaos Group's four new V-Ray demo reels
from CG Channel
Alex Roman’s immaculate Silestone ad features in the new V-Ray advertising demo reel – making up exactly one sixteenth of one quarter of the material on show. Talk about an embarrassment of riches.

MPC Create Harry Potter's Ultimate Challenge
from Digital Media World
The release of ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’ marks the end of a significant journey for MPC, working as part of the series for nearly a decade and contributing to every installment of the franchise.

Doctor Who: watch the special prequel to The Wedding Of River Song here
from Den of Geek
The BBC has released a special prequel to next week's Doctor Who finale, The Wedding Of River Song. And you can see it right here...

Labour in tuition fees cap pledge
from the BBC
Ed Miliband says Labour would lower the cap on student tuition fees in England to £6,000 if it was in power now, as the party gathers in Liverpool for its conference.

'Glastonbury University' scam uncovered
from the Independent
A scam based on a fictitious university which aimed to rip off foreign students has been uncovered by trading standards officers.

Students end stage sit-in over fees
from the Independent
A group of students protesting against Scotland's leading arts academy's decision to charge fees of £9,000 to students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland ended their sit-in this afternoon.

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