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Foundry relaxes plugin restrictions on Nuke Indie

September 25, 2020, 13:32 PM

Foundry has released Nuke Indie 12.2v3, the latest version of its $499/year edition of the compositing software aimed at freelancers and artists starting up in business for themselves.

ILM to open Sydney studio

July 15, 2019, 12:34 PM

SYDNEY — Industrial Light & Magic (, the visual effects division of Lucasfilm Ltd., has announced that the company will be expanding its global footprint to Australia. The studio will open a new studio in Sydney to better serve its clients and complement its current operations in San Francisco, where the company is headquartered, as well as in Singapore, Vancouver and London. 

Red Giant releases Trapcode Suite 15.1

February 28, 2019, 12:57 PM

The free update for Trapcode Suite 15.1 includes Text and Mask-based Particle Systems and much more. Find all about it and don’t miss the special sale of all products.

Universal has two VFX bombs

December 25, 2018, 08:49 AM

Universal is ending the year on a sour note thanks to back-to-back bombs of its two vfx-driven films: Christian Rivers’ Mortal Engines and Robert Zemeckis’ Welcome to Marwen. The failure of these films, which could reach between $150-200 million, will have a negative effect on other studios as well, who will now be more reluctant to invest in original vfx-driven films, continuing Hollywood’s reliance on franchises, sequels, and reboots for the foreseeable ftuure.

Foundry Releases Katana 3.1

November 29, 2018, 07:13 AM

LONDON -- Leading creative software developer, Foundry, today announced the release of Katana 3.1, the latest update to its flagship look development and lighting tool. The new version incorporates a range of updates that will help artists achieve even more complex and creative results faster. Katana 3.1 brings advancements that further enable studios to remain competitive in an industry with challenging schedules and ambitious client goals. Features continue to place artists and users at the core with valuable time-saving results that enable production to be achieved at scale.

Foundry Giving Students Free Year of Software

October 9, 2018, 12:35 PM

LONDON -- Leading creative software developer, Foundry, has announced the launch of two initiatives to improve students’ and aspiring artists’ access to cutting-edge industry tools, including the market-leading software, Nuke.

Chaos Group premieres Project Lavina realtime rayt

August 16, 2018, 16:41 PM

VANCOUVER — At SIGGRAPH 2018, Chaos Group ( gave the world its first look at Project Lavina, a new technology designed for photorealistic realtime ray tracing – what is often considered ‘the Holy Grail of computer graphics.’ By leveraging the dedicated RT Core within Nvidia’s Turing-based Quadro RTX GPUs, Project Lavina fundamentally changes the direction of computer graphics, introducing a new level of visual quality for realtime games, VR and 3D visualization.

Deluxe to acquire VFX studio Atomic Fiction

July 27, 2018, 09:47 AM

LOS ANGELES — Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. (, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire visual effects company Atomic Fiction, which has studios in Montreal and San Francisco. Atomic Fiction will join Method Studios, Deluxe’s global VFX brand, as part of its strategy to deepen the company’s talent base and capacity to take on the biggest and most challenging VFX projects for features, episodics, advertising and brands.

Foundry Releases Nuke 11.2

July 18, 2018, 12:02 PM

LONDON -- Software developer, Foundry, has launched Nuke 11.2, bringing a range of exciting new features and updates to the industry-leading compositing toolkit. The latest installment of this cutting-edge series will let artists work quicker than ever before through upgraded UI features and performance capabilities, alongside a new API for deep compositing that can increase the speed of script processing.

Industry-adopted stitching software Mistika VR rou

June 5, 2018, 03:58 AM

SGO’s award-winning VR focused software solution, Mistika VR is celebrating its first birthday. In just one year, it has been

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