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Foundry unveils Katana 4.0

August 10, 2020, 09:04 AM


Foundry has unveiled Katana 4.0, a major update to its lighting and look development toolset.

Behind Prop Store's Nostromo model restoration

August 10, 2020, 09:03 AM


A couple of weeks ago I stumbled across Prop Store’s catalog for their Live Auction of Hollywood memorabilia happening on August 26th and 27th. In it was featured a ton of models, miniatures and VFX props that will go up for auction. And I tweeted out a whole bunch of amazing inclusions.

How the Netflix sound was born it almost had a goat's bleat

August 7, 2020, 09:09 AM


This is terrific. Dallas Taylor, the host of the podcast Twenty Thousand Hertz, learns the origin story of Netflix's "ta-dum" sound (aka "sonic logo") from its creators.

Christopher Nolan: Tenet Has Under 300 VFX Shots

August 7, 2020, 09:09 AM


Just how committed is Christopher Nolan to using practical effects? Fans already know the director purchased a real Boeing 747 airplane so that he could blow it up on camera in “Tenet,” but it appears Nolan’s commitment to practical effects hits a new high in his upcoming tentpole. Speaking to ICG Magazine this month, “Tenet” editor Jennifer Lame estimated the final cut of “Tenet” has under 300 visual effects shots. Nolan told ICG, “The visual side of the film is huge in scale, but our VFX shot count is probably lower than most romantic comedies."

Avid Announces Q2 2020 Results - 68% Year-Over-Year Subscription Revenue Growth

August 6, 2020, 09:05 AM


Avid, the makers of Pro Tools, has announced Q2 2020 results, which show some impressive numbers. If nothing else it shows just how valuable the software subscription model is for them, the company reported record subscription revenue of $16.4 million, up 68% year-over-year, a net increase of 24,000 Subscriptions in the Quarter. However total revenue was $79.3 million, down 19.7% year-over-year.

The Mandalorian - VFX Breakdown

August 6, 2020, 09:05 AM


Important Looking Pirates have shared a behind the scenes look at their bar fight VFX for The Mandalorian.

The Outpost - VFX by WorldWide FX

August 6, 2020, 09:05 AM


WorldWide FX have posted a reel of their work for The Outpost.

DigiPro 2020 preview: Mando, Trolls, Cats and more

August 6, 2020, 09:04 AM


One of the best pre-SIGGRAPH events every year is the Digital Production Symposium. Of course, it’s usually a physical event held in a conference room, a place where speakers and attendees get to interact. This year, it’s going virtual, but that doesn’t mean the sessions aren’t still incredible.

Behind the visual effects test that greenlit Hollow Man

August 6, 2020, 09:04 AM


VFX supe Scott E. Anderson looks back at digital humans, greenscreen paint and the genius casting of Kevin Bacon.

Autodesk ships Arnold 6.0.4

August 6, 2020, 09:04 AM


Arnold 6.0.4 improves render speed on highly multi-core modern CPUs like AMD’s new Threadripper Pros. The update also brings significant new features to the renderer’s 3ds Max and Cinema 4D plugins.

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