news wire | Posted by John Montgomery | July 31, 2017
MAXON announces Cinema 4D Release 19

MAXON announces Cinema 4D Release 19

At SIGGRAPH 2017 in LA, Maxon unveiled their upcoming release of Cinema 4D. New features include a new spherical camera, mograph enhancements, as well as some “under the hood” rewriting to help improve performance.

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around the web | Posted by John Montgomery | July 25, 2017
Cinesite’s Emmy nomination VFX breakdown reel for American Gods

Cinesite’s Emmy nomination VFX breakdown reel for American Gods

Led by VFX Supervisor Aymeric Perceval, Cinesite Montreal completed over 160 shots for the critically acclaimed American Gods. They received an Emmy nomination in the category for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for their work.

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site news | Posted by John Montgomery | July 21, 2017
New Resolve v14 courses with Warren Eagles

New Resolve v14 courses with Warren Eagles

We’ve just released three new courses as part of our Fast Forward program. This includes a brand new “looks” course, which allows you to submit your grades and setups to Warren and have them critiqued in our forums.

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feature | Posted by John Montgomery | June 29, 2017
Our favorite conferences: VIEW edition

Our favorite conferences: VIEW edition

October’s VIEW conference now includes Joe Letteri (War for the Plante of the Apes), John Nelson (Blade Runner 2049), Bill Westenhofer (Wonder Woman), and Martin Hill (Valerian).

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site news | Posted by John Montgomery | June 21, 2017
New course release: <em>Flame for Nuke Artists</em>

New course release: Flame for Nuke Artists

This brand new 12-part course contains over eight hours of video instruction and is designed to get Nuke compositors up to speed on Flame.

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site news | Posted by John Montgomery | June 11, 2017
Free course download: <em>Retro Resolve</em>

Free course download: Retro Resolve

Download and watch the world’s first da Vinci Resolve online color correction classes using both the 2K Plus and Resolve 6, first released in 2007. It’s lead by Warren Eagles, the first fxphd professor teaching colour grading.

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site news | Posted by John Montgomery | May 26, 2017
New release: <em>Nuke and the VFX of RISE</em>

New release: Nuke and the VFX of RISE

In our new project-based course, Abhimanyu Tanwar works through the compositing aspects of several shots he completed for the short film RISE.

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feature | Posted by John Montgomery | May 17, 2017
What’s the story behind NVIDIA’s new Iray AI?

What’s the story behind NVIDIA’s new Iray AI?

At last week’s GPU Technology Conference, NVIDIA showed off Iray AI which provides much faster resolution of ray-traced images. We found out more details about how machine learning leads to faster cleanup of noise in renders.

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site news | Posted by John Montgomery | May 13, 2017
New release: <em>Cinema 4D Particles Masterclass</em>

New release: Cinema 4D Particles Masterclass

Our new Cinema 4D Particle Masterclass goes beyond the basic particle tools available and discusses workflow problems and solutions aimed at real life particle productions so you can get the best results possible.

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feature | Posted by John Montgomery | May 11, 2017
NVIDIA GTC Keynote: a focus on AI

NVIDIA GTC Keynote: a focus on AI

The 2017 GPU Technology Conference keynote address by CEO Jensen Huang focused on the new & faster flagship Tesla Volta V100 GPU and the promise of machine learning and artificial intelligence.

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