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30
Aug
07

Pixar Releases RenderMan Pro Server 13.5

Visual Effects, News — Dom @ 10:57 am

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Pixar Animation Studios today announced the release of its Academy Award® winning RenderMan Pro Server version 13.5 software, together with a new licensing policy greatly increasing throughput on multi-processor computers.

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16
Aug
07

Jeep through the ages

Visual Effects — christian @ 4:39 pm

Jeep at Woodstock

For over sixty years, the Jeep brand has carried significance in the American automobile culture. A new retrospective entitled ‘Heritage’, directed by Jake Scott, places the timeless SUV in various famous pop culture moments throughout history. Being the first Jeep brand campaign for newly formed agency, Cutwater, the creative team looked to The Mill LA to create a flawless recreation of various aged Jeep vehicles.

Agency: Cutwater
Executive Creative Director: Chuck McBride
Creative Directors: Joe Kayser, Travis Britton
Producer: Mai Huynh
Director: Jake Scott

Video: on www.beam.tv
Article: the-mill.com

11
Aug
07

Softimage|XSI 6.5 this fall.

Products, Visual Effects, Animation, News — christian @ 10:14 am

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Softimage announced the latest versions of its 3D animation software packages: SOFTIMAGE®|XSI® 6.5 and SOFTIMAGE|FACE ROBOT® 1.8. Softimage also announced plans to repackage its Essentials and Advanced versions of SOFTIMAGE|XSI 6.5 software to meet the specific needs of artists and studios, respectively. The latest version of SOFTIMAGE|FACE ROBOT will offer enhancements for game development pipelines, along with hours of new training material. SOFTIMAGE|XSI 6.5 and SOFTIMAGE|FACE ROBOT 1.8 software are expected to be available Fall 2007.

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6
Jul
07

Computer Graphics Gallery!

Visual Effects, Spotlight, News — Dom @ 11:50 am

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We’re very pleased to announce our very own CGGallery. Submissions are open to all CGChat.com registered members. The only rules are that it must be your image, it must be a finished piece and computer generated. Visit the Gallery today, rate, comment and add your own CG Art.

We’ve also made another great exposure opportunity for you. A new CGChat.com header design allows you, our users to design a new header image. If your deign gets selected, it may receive an exposure of over 150,000 !!! Read more about it right here.

3
Jul
07

Adapt Montreal - speaker line-up

Visual Effects, News — Dom @ 1:35 pm

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Speaker line-up announced for this years //ADAPT. For those of you who don’t know //ADAPT is a conference dedicated to uniting creative professionals and newcomers from all over the globe, and this year it’s doing just that in Montreal, Canada. The conference will feature Phil Tippett, who will open the conference with a keynote. As well as Todd Vaziri of Industrial Light and Magic, who will introduce recently completed work for Transformers and a Michael Fong presenting Pixar and Ratatouille.

For more info, visit the official site

30
Jun
07

Amnesty International: Signature

Visual Effects, Animation, Spotlight — Dom @ 7:50 pm

“Your signature is more powerful than you think. Amnesty International.” Very well executed animation by TBWA\Paris, France. Art Direction by Stephanie Thomasson, Stephane Gaubert.

19
Jun
07

HyperShot

Visual Effects, News — Dom @ 9:22 am

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HyperShot is the world’s first interactive photography software. What does that mean? Well it seams you can import your model into a background environment, define it’s look and adjust its position while watching the real-time changes take place. It’s an interesting piece of software. What interest me right now is it’s uses and it’s limitation. If anyone had the chance to play with the software please leave your input in the comments section of this post.

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