Joseph Fagan

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Isotropix announces Clarisse iFX

<i>A hybrid of a renderer, compositor and animation editor, new 2D/3D package Clarisse iFX is intended to enable artists to develop complex real-world</i> …

Maxon to release free Cinema 4D Student Version

<i>Maxon’s current promo video for Cinema 4D. The developer has just launched a free 18-month Student licence of the software, which provides access to</i> …

Get NKS5: a free natural media toolkit for Photoshop

Digital artist Nathaniel Reeves has released NKS5: a very cool free collection of natural media and texturing tools for Photoshop CS5 and …

high-quality facial scanning with your DSLR

Ten24 has posted a neat video showing its new facial-capture process, which dispenses with specialised scanning hardware in favour of a ring of …

Eye candy: cool real-time raytracing in DirectX 11

A pretty little demo showcasing DirectX 11’s real-time raytracing capabilities has surfaced on YouTube.<p>Many of the links we’ve found, including …

Brekel Kinect Pro Face: facial mocap with a Kinect

Kinect motion-capture pioneer Jasper Brekelmans has released Brekel Kinect Pro Face, a new application for recording and streaming 3D facial …

PipelineFX releases Qube! MobileView monitoring app

<i>Qube! MobileView: PipelineFX’s new remote monitoring app for its renderfarm-management system.</i><p>PipelineFX has released Qube! MobileView, a new remote …

Disney develops ‘Physical Face Cloning’ pipeline

Disney has released a video showing its new ‘Physical Face Cloning’ pipeline, intended to create ultra-realistic animatronic figures.<p>The research, …

Imagination unveils Caustic Visualizer for Maya

<b>Updated 7 July 2014</b>: Since this story was posted, Caustic Visualizer for Maya has been discontinued.<p>Imagination Technologies has unveiled Caustic …

Allegorithmic releases Substance Designer 3

Allegorithmic has announced Substance Designer 3, the next update to its specialist games texturing tool.<p>The software provides a non-destructive, …

Alex Roman at work on book of The Third & The Seventh

Alex Roman is to release a book version of his cult architectural animation The Third & The Seventh.<p>3ds Max founder Gary Yost described the 2010 …

Eye candy: VFX reel from Game of Thrones Season 2

Thursday, September 20th, 2012 | <b>Posted by</b> Fernando Caire<p>If, like me, you are a huge fan of the HBO series Game of Thrones, you’re probably impressed …

Eye candy: Tears of Steel

“Why don’t you just admit you’re freaked out by my robot hand?” begins Tears of Steel, the Blender Foundation’s latest open movie – before promptly …

10 key tips for lighting and look development

<i>Cosku Turhan’s 2012 showreel. Below, the Sony Pictures Imageworks Senior Lead Technical Director reveals 10 expert tips for realistic lighting and</i> …

Review: Dell Precision T5600 workstation

<i>Dell’s new mid-end professional workstation packs a lot of power into a small, neatly designed chassis.<br>Jason Lewis compared it to HP’s</i> …

Video demo: Square Enix’s Luminous Studio editor

Japanese website 4Gamer.net has posted<p>a videothree videos on YouTube (scroll down for the new ones) showing the editor for Square Enix’s Luminous …

Mirye Software unveils Shade 3D for Unity

<i>The Shade 3D Loader utility in action to transfer data between Unity and Shade 3D for Unity: a new free version of the veteran Japanese 3D software</i> …

Can raytracing really kill raster graphics?

<i>Imagination Technologies’ new Caustic Series2 raytracing boards promise true real-time raytracing for the cost of a professional graphics card. But</i> …

Autodesk reveals features of MotionBuilder 2014

Autodesk has announced the new features of MotionBuilder 2014 in the run up to today’s live Unfold event.<p>The company describes its goal with the …

Eye candy: The Wolverine gets its first trailer

I’m a long time X-Men fan.<p>One of the first things I ever read as a kid was an X-Men comic given to me by a family friend. The very first cartoon …

Matrix and Babylon 5 Creators to Make New Netflix Sci-Fi Series

For months now, it's been an open secret that Andy and Lana Wachowski, the directorial siblings best known for their work on <i>The Matrix</i> trilogy and</i> …

9 New Panasonic GH3 Test Videos Show the Camera's Capabilities and Limitations

You've seen the test videos and the first short film made with the prototype models, but now the production models of the Panasonic GH3 have been …

Online Cinematheque MUBI Now Streaming 30 Curated Films a Month for $5

If you're tired of digging through Netflix or Hulu for harder to find films, there are some options out there for you to consider. MUBI (formerly The …

Actor/Writer/Director and Digital Distribution Pioneer Edward Burns Talks Directing Actors

You might have heard his name before as an actor, but Edward Burns is also an accomplished director in his own right. He's been steadily making films …

Will Post Houses and DITs Be Extinct by 2017?

The media management and quality control handled by the digital imaging technician and post house is nearly universally vital in modern filmmaking, …

Sony NEX-VG900: a Real Video Camera, or a Full-Frame DSLR in Disguise?

Many had very high hopes that the first full-frame video camera from Sony, or anyone for that matter, the NEX-VG900, might be a huge step up from …

RED, Arri, and Sony: Meet Panavision's 70mm Digital Cinema Camera

While there have been rumors for years about Hollywood rental and camera company Panavision developing a new camera to replace the aging Genesis, …

6 Things I'm Doing to Write My Best Screenplay Ever This Year (And You Can Too!)

At the beginning of 2012, I made a New Year's resolution. Mind you, I never make New Year's resolutions, but last year I did because I was so annoyed …

Canon Cine Primes vs. L Series Lenses on the C300: a Delightfully Irreverent Shootout from Jonathan Yi

Camera and lens tests can be boring to watch. I know because I've done them myself and have therefore come to that conclusion -- but it doesn't …

4K Arrives at CES 2013: Budget Westinghouse TVs, Netflix Streaming UHD, 20-Inch Panasonic 4K Tablet

If you thought 4K was a buzzword at last year's NAB, it was the real deal at CES this year. All of the manufacturers were out in force, and not just …