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Coronavirus: Thousands Of VFX Artists Sign Petition Asking To Work From Home

March 17, 2020, 15:33 PM


In recent weeks, the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) has forced cinemas to shutter, events to cancel or postpone, schools to close their campuses, and companies to send their staff home. But while even major animation studios shut their offices, the visual effects industry is lagging behind.

AE & Performance. Part 10: The birth of the GPU

March 17, 2020, 13:11 PM


Over the past ten years the GPU, or Graphics Processing Unit, has probably made greater advances than any other system component. The GPU is no longer just a “graphics card”, but a powerful co-processing device that can dramatically improve the performance of an increasingly wide range of software.

7 Tips to Edit Faster in FCPX

March 17, 2020, 13:11 PM


If you are an avid Mac user and prefer using Final Cut Pro X over other editing software, then you should check out these tips.

AMD announces details of El Capitan Supercomputer with 2 exaflops of compute power

March 17, 2020, 13:11 PM


The Aurora system uses Intel Xeon processors and is due to be running in the Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois in 2021 with performance of 1 Exaflops. Also in 2021 Cray (owned by Hewlett Packard Enterprise) will deliver the Frontier Supercomputer to Oak Ridge which is powered by AMD EPYC to deliver 1.5 Exaflops. Frontier fills a room and uses 100 Cray Shasta cabinets with Slingshot interconnects between the nodes and has a power consumption around 30MW.

Assimilate Inc. releases Scratch 9.2

March 17, 2020, 13:10 PM


his week we’re side-stepping our usual “Learn Scratch” lessons to talk about the newest release of Assimilate Scratch, and that is Scratch v9.2 . This update is pretty big, and introduces some new features that Scratch users will really enjoy!

Covid-19 is a big problem for film production

March 17, 2020, 08:28 AM


Film and television involves people travelling around the world, gathering in groups of new acquaintances, then going home again. Few groups, except airline cabin crews, are better placed to help a virus infect the world. It might not be completely unreasonable that a lot of film production has shut down, but it does create a pretty rough situation for a lot of freelancers.

'Parasite' VFX breakdown: you have to watch this

March 17, 2020, 08:27 AM


I have to admit I’ve been trying to ‘get’ this story, but I’m so glad to see this Pixar RenderMan customer profile on Dexter Studios’ invisible effects for Parasite.

Adobe and Avid To Provide Free Software Access During COVID-19 Shift

March 17, 2020, 08:26 AM


During this new world of remote work for all, Avid and Adobe want to make it a little easier to support creative endeavors from home. Both companies are quickly rolling out support to help those impacted by COVID-19.

Free Adobe Creative Cloud "At-Home" For Schools Impacted by COVID-19 | cinema5D

March 16, 2020, 15:45 PM


If you’re a student or educator and your school is currently closed due to COVID-19, Adobe is helping to facilitate distance learning. Indeed, until May 31st, higher education and K-12 institutional customers can request an “at-home” access for their students and educators, at no additional cost. Let’s take a closer look at it!

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