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Michelle Willard


Former reporter. Recovering archaeologist. Political nerd.

User Since

Mar 08, 2018


HP Revs Up Workstation, Unveils New VR Productsand Services

Feb 13, 2018 at 12:00 am by schellefire

At SOLIDWORKS World, HP today announced it will power its bestselling performance workstation, the HP Z4, with a choice of Intel® Xeon® or CoreTM X processors and support du.... Read More

Blender announces 2.8 Code Quest

Feb 12, 2018 at 12:00 am by schellefire

On Monday, Feb. 12, the Blender Foundation announced "Blender 2.8 Code Quest," a crowd-funded event to gather the core developers to release the first version of the much anti.... Read More

ZBrush announces dates for annual summit

Feb 12, 2018 at 12:00 am by schellefire

Pixologic will take over Hollywood's prestigious Gnomon School facilities duringZBrush Summit 2018, set for Sept. 28-30. The annual Summit is the year's biggest event for ZBru.... Read More

Take a Unity-authorized course to boost your skill set

Feb 12, 2018 at 12:00 am by schellefire

Unity Education has collaborated with a number of the top learning companies such as Udemy, Pluralsight, and Udacity to ensure you learn up-to-date, industry-standard practice.... Read More

Win a free pass to SIGGRAPH 2018 with this contest

Feb 12, 2018 at 12:00 am by schellefire

The SIGGRAPH 2018 conference has teamed up with FlyOver Canada to bring the community a Themed Entertainment Contest, inviting creators to develop content specific to the FlyO.... Read More

VLC 3.0 is Available: Free and Open-Source Media Player

Feb 09, 2018 at 12:00 am by schellefire

media player VLC media player (commonly known as VLC) is a free and open-source, portable and cross-platform media player and streaming media server developed by the VideoLAN.... Read More

HOUDINI INDIE: 4K Render Resolution and a Supplementary License

Feb 08, 2018 at 12:00 am by schellefire

houdini The Houdini Indie program has been a successful initiative designed to provide indie animators and gamedevs, who have a gross income less than $100K USD, with access.... Read More

Call for betatesters: FLIP fluids add-on

Feb 07, 2018 at 12:00 am by schellefire

blender FLIP Fluids is a powerful liquid simulation add-on that gives you the ability to create high-quality fluid effects all within Blender. Created by Ryan Guy and Dennis F.... Read More

How Scripps Network amped up its rendering horsepower

Feb 07, 2018 at 12:00 am by schellefire

Scripps Network Interactive is the leading developer of lifestyle content across TV, digital, and emerging platforms. With brands including HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, C.... Read More

Reallusion, Persistant Studios partner iClone and PopcornFX for real-time VFX platform

Feb 06, 2018 at 12:00 am by schellefire

Reallusion iClone and Persistant Studios / PopcornFX release a next-level VFX plugin for production of realtime 3D particle effects equipped with specialized libraries and su.... Read More

Faceware Technologies announces 2018 pricing

Feb 06, 2018 at 12:00 am by schellefire

Faceware Technologies announced brand new pricing for 2018. From price reductions on popular software licenses to new services to new hardware/software bundles, the new prici.... Read More

Lenovo recalls ThinkPad X1 Carbon made from 2016-2017

Feb 06, 2018 at 12:00 am by schellefire

Lenovo issued the following statement about a voluntary recall of 5th generation ThinkPad X1 Carbons: In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), L.... Read More

Crap (A Beeple Retrospective) comes to New York

Jan 31, 2018 at 12:00 am by schellefire

The incredible work of 3D artist Mike Winkelmann, best known in the creative community the world over as Beeple and one of the foremost users of the company's Cinema 4D softwa.... Read More

SimLab Composer 8.2 Released - Taking 3D VR to the Next Level

Jan 10, 2018 at 12:00 am by schellefire

We are glad to inform you that SimLab Composer 8.2 is officially released now. It's designed to turn any 3D model to an interactive VR experience, ready to run on any device.... Read More

SIGGRAPH takes a snapshot of computer graphics in Europe, Part 1

Jan 19, 2018 at 12:00 am by schellefire

In this regional snapshot, we explore the climate of the computer graphics (CG) industry within Europe. In part I of this exploration, we touch base with two industry veterans.... Read More

Encore's LA office delivered more than 10K VFX shots. Here are a few.

Jan 23, 2018 at 12:00 am by schellefire

Supergirl VFX Breakdown The talented artists at Encore in Burbank, California create VFX for episodic projects that range from subtle touches heightened realism to otherwo.... Read More

ZBrush master uses skills to honor a king

Jan 16, 2018 at 12:00 am by schellefire

Sculptor and ZBrushCentral member Gomesh Karnchanapayap was recently given the honor of creating 9 bronze sculptures to commemorate the life of Thailand's late king Bhumibol A.... Read More

Recapping 2017: Senior VFX artists from Image Engine breakdown their top sequences

Jan 19, 2018 at 12:00 am by schellefire

vfx Image Engine Demo Reel 2017 from Image Engine on Vimeo. Top artists from the prolific Vancouver-based VFX studio Image Engine discuss the shots they most enjoyed.... Read More

SIGGRAPH talks to Dave Mullins on creating 'LOU'

Jan 17, 2018 at 12:00 am by schellefire

With the 2018 Oscars coming up and SIGGRAPH 2018 Computer Animation Festival submissions opening soon, we sat down with Pixar Animation Studios Director Dave Mullins to discus.... Read More


Jan 16, 2018 at 12:00 am by schellefire

A perfect circle from Ivan Arsic on Vimeo. Recently I got very interested in creation of 3d forms using only mathematical formulas with none or extremely little "human" tou.... Read More