News Round-Up: Monday 7th Nov 2011

News Round-Up: Monday 7th Nov 2011

The more obsevant among you will have noticed that I didn't publish my round up for a couple of weeks - apologies for this, but I decided it was time to take a well deserved holiday. Still, I am back now, and 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.

New 3D software released this week!
from 3D Artist Magazine
Vue 10 is now officially available from E-on Software with several new features to improve on its predecessor.

Aardman's Peter Peake talks Pythagasaurus
from 3D Artist Magazine
3D Artist: Hi Peter! Can you tell us a little about how the concept for Pythagasaurus came about? (It's genius, by the way!)

Free Maxwell for Google SketchUp plugin
from 3D Artist Magazine
Maxwell for Google SketchUp is a self-contained (standalone) package containing its own render engine specifically designed for and fully integrated into Google SketchUp.

Why perfectionism can be your worst enemy
from 3D World Magazine
If you're working in a creative industry, you probably know the difficulty of knowing when to stop.

Dvein titles for Eva
from 3D World Magazine
Barcelona-based live-action and animation studio Dvein was invited by Spanish film director Kike Maillo to create the opening title sequence of new sci-fi thriller Eva.

Short Cuts: Drown to Life
from 3D World Magazine
In issue 150 of 3D World, Mauro Affronti, director of short film Drown To Life, talks about making convincing 2D to 3D transitions.

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

Animation: Stopover
from 3D World Magazine
A spaceman's unplanned pit stop causes all sorts of trouble in this comedic new short.

Czech Republic's Anifest Accepting Entries Through Dec. 20
from 3D World Magazine
The 11th edition of Anifest, slated for April 26-May 1 in the Czech Republic, is open for entries through Dec. 20 and is soliciting films produced after Jan. 1, 2010.

Read 100 3ds Max tips from Autodesk’s Jamie Gwilliam
from CG Channel
Autodesk UK's 3ds Max expert comes to the end of his 100-day tips marathon. Read the results here.

Autodesk acquires MeshMixer
from CG Channel
Developer buys experimental tool for mixing and matching parts of other models: new build available now.

X-Men: First class VFX technical Breakdown by MPC
from CG Record
MPC VFX Supervisor Nicolas Aithadi and VFX Producer Marianne Speight led the team, delivering 125 shots for X-Men: First Class.

Tintin Animates Overseas Box Office
from Death Fall
The Adventures of Tintin is doing great in Europe.

Virtually Recreating Elizabethan London for Anonymous
from Death Fall
Uncharted Territory talks about their work on Anonymous.

The Smurfs - From Comic Strip to Big Screen
from Death Fall
A very informative video by the work done by Sony Pictures Imagework on The Smurfs.

Max Ivins and Captain America
from Death Fall
VFX Supervisor Max Ivins talks about Look Effects visual effects in Captain America.

Puttnam warns over arts education
from the BBC
A string of big names from the arts world are urging the government to ensure cultural learning is not stripped from England's schools.

Youth dropout blackspots mapped
from the BBC
The proportion of young people out of work, education or training has reached nearly one in four in some areas, a report says.

2 Comments Isabelle Duarte

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Isabelle Duarte
Sun 6 Nov 2011: 9:59am

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  • Isabelle Duarte:

    Thanks for the reminder DHW. I am ashamed to say I had forgotten. Keep your comments coming.

    Best,
    Isabelle

  • DHW:

    Just thought you might want to know BAF one of the UK's biggest animation festival starts tomorrow 8-12 Nov.

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