Industrial Light & Magic showed off to BBC Click its new method of facial capture at its London studio.
Watch the segment here.
Blizzard opens esports arena
Blizzard esports competitions have a cutting-edge, live-event destination with the opening of Blizzard Arena Los Angeles. The Burbank, California venue was custom-designed and built with amenities to accommodate top esports competitors and their fans. With high profile events for Hearthstone esports and Overwatch esports already scheduled, Blizzard Arena Los Angeles will be the hot destination for premier esports competition.
On Oct. 13, the Summer Championship for the Hearthstone Championship Tour takes over the Arena for a full weekend of championship competition with $250,000 on the line. The players left standing will be the final entrants in the Hearthstone World Championship, scheduled for early 2018.
New World Creator released
Terrain and landscape generator, World Creator, has released a new version.
World Creator 2 has been simplified and given an easy-to-use interface, according to the company. Other new features include integrated documentation that can view for every section with one click only; different UI skins for everybody; high-performance UI; and a real-time mode that shows changes instantly.
Find more here
New Blender add-ons
In the Blender Market, Alex Saplacan has introduced a new add-on, called Wireless, that allows users to easily generate cables for lamps, electronics and gadets.
Saplacan said he created the add-on because "cables are present in our day-to-day life. They are under and above your desk, and a bit everywhere. They should not miss from your Blender scene either."
The first version of Wireless includes six cable options and 24 cable ends at a cost of $18 US.
On GumRoad, Blender users can find a new cobweb generator for €14.99 ($18 US). The Generator quickly fills scenes with subtle cobwebs that accommodate to users' meshes. the cobwebs can even be animated and torn.
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