News & Features

Qube! Powers Award-Winning Medical Animation

Aug 03, 2016 at 07:44 pm by -gToon

[Source: PipelineFX Press Release] LOS ANGELES, CA (August 2, 2016) - Not every animation company can say that its work directly helps humanity. But not every animation compan.... Read More

Humble and Postal Deliver Seamless In-Camera Effects for LensCrafters Campaign

Aug 02, 2016 at 10:03 am by -gToon

New York, NY (August 1, 2016) - Humble and its in-house sister shop for design and VFX, Postal, recently launched a new LensCrafters campaign brought to life through intricate.... Read More

Renderman 21 Now Available!

Jul 30, 2016 at 10:58 pm by -gToon

[Source: Pixar.com] RenderMan 21 For the first time, RenderMan now ships with the same shaders & lights used at Pixar, the very same that created Finding Dory ... provi.... Read More

Reallusion Announces 2016 3D Character Design Contest

Jul 29, 2016 at 10:14 pm by -gToon

[Source: Reallusion Press Release] UK (July 27th 2016) --Reallusion and Polycount announce the 2016 Game Character Design Contest aimed at all 3D artists, animators and game d.... Read More

SIGGRAPH 2016 Concludes with Strong Showing of Attendees and Exhibitors from Around the World

Jul 29, 2016 at 08:54 pm by -gToon

SIGGRAPH 2016 Experience Hall_ Image by Jim Hagarty SIGGRAPH 2016, the world's leading interdisciplinary educational experience showcasing the latest in computer graphics.... Read More

Thursday @ Siggraph

Jul 29, 2016 at 12:18 am by -gToon

VR Village and Emerging Technologies One of my favorite places at any Siggraph is the Emerging Technologies section and, more recently, the VR Village. I had planned to spend.... Read More

Unity 5.4 is Now Available for FREE Download!

Jul 28, 2016 at 11:12 pm by -gToon

[Source: Unity blog] The wait is over, and Unity 5.4 has been released! You can download it here. As we announced in March, we've put extra resources into beta testing Unity 5.... Read More

Autodesk Releases Maya 2017, Maya LT 2017 and Stingray 1.4

Jul 28, 2016 at 08:07 pm by -gToon

[Source: Autodesk Press Release] San Francisco, CA (July 26, 2016) - At SIGGRAPH 2016, Autodesk unveiled its latest version of 3D animation and modeling software for indie ga.... Read More

Wednesday @ Siggraph

Jul 27, 2016 at 11:40 pm by -gToon

Autodesk It was a pleasure to start the day with Marc Hamaker at the Autodesk booth. Of course, the big news is Autodesk's Maya 2017 with improvements in workflow with.... Read More

Making Sense of the Monster that is Your External Runtime

Jul 27, 2016 at 07:36 pm by -gToon

The beauty of the Poser is you can add external Runtime folders to organize your content. That's also its curse. Poser is, when it comes to The Runtime, a paradox. Like most.... Read More

The Broken Stems Release "Three Eyed Bird"

Jul 27, 2016 at 07:16 pm by -gToon

A San Diego band-- The Broken Stems-- recently made it into the top ten of the iHeart Radio Rising Star Competition. They combine Blues, Rock & Soul together in a rather d.... Read More

Maxon Announces Cinema 4D R18

Jul 27, 2016 at 12:02 am by -gToon

[Source: Maxon.net] We are proud to announce the new Cinema 4D Release 18 (R18), with powerful and easily accessible tools that are tailored to the needs of creative pr.... Read More

Tuesday @ Siggraph

Jul 26, 2016 at 11:39 pm by -gToon

Allegorithmic My first meeting of the day was with Sebastien, the founder and CEO of Allegorithmic. Allegorithmic revolutionized texture creation with the development of Subs.... Read More

SIGGRAPH 2016 Brings New Autodesk Design Animation to Customers: Maya 2017, Arnold and 3ds Max 2017

Jul 26, 2016 at 06:56 pm by -gToon

San Francisco, CA (July 26, 2016) -- At the SIGGRAPH conference in Anaheim, CA, Autodesk is showcasing the latest design animation solutions for Maya 2017 and an update to 3ds.... Read More

Thinkbox Software Announces Sequoia 1.1

Jul 26, 2016 at 11:42 am by -gToon

Los Angeles, CA (July 25, 2016) - Thinkbox Software today announced Sequoia 1.1, a new version of the standalone point cloud meshing application that nearly doubles the softwa.... Read More

Thinkbox Software Expands Third-Party Metered Licensing at SIGGRAPH 2016; Previews Deadline 8.1 and New Features of Frost, Krakatoa and Stoke

Jul 26, 2016 at 11:35 am by -gToon

Los Angeles, CA (July 25, 2016) - Thinkbox Software today announced the availability of on-demand, per-minute licensing for four additional third-party applications via Thinkb.... Read More

Monday @ Siggraph

Jul 26, 2016 at 12:15 am by -gToon

Monday started out awkwardly when I realized I had left my Siggraph badge back at the BnB right after I had paid for a days parking. But everything evened out after a good cup.... Read More

Sunday @ Siggraph

Jul 25, 2016 at 12:26 am by -gToon

The first day of Siggraph is always a Sunday. Traditionally, it's a bit slower paced than the rest of the conference. A way for people to get registered and oriented to the co.... Read More

Covering Siggraph 2016: Facebook Live-stream and More!

Jul 22, 2016 at 10:50 pm by -gToon

Siggraph 2016 will start this Sunday, July 24, at the Anaheim convention center. I will be attending as the press representative for Renderosity and Renderosity Magazine. Thi.... Read More

A Conversation with SIGGRAPH 2016 Conference Chair Mona Kasra

Jul 21, 2016 at 09:31 pm by -gToon

We're less than one week from the SIGGRAPH 2016 conference. Get ready for all the inspiration ahead and read on to find out some things you may not know about this year's ga.... Read More