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26th August 2013

SIGGRAPH 2014 Early Bird Rate For Exhibit Space Ends September 3rd

Vancouver SIGGRAPH ChapterSIGGRAPH 2014 will take place next 12-14 August in Vancouver, and if you book your space now, you’ll pay only $37.00 USD per square foot with a 10% deposit due on booking. The price goes up on September 4th to $38.00 per square foot, and a 50% deposit will be required to secure your space if you apply after September 12th. Exhibit applications submitted after February 15, 2014 will require payment in full. SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver is an incredible marketing opportunity for Canadian companies – this is your chance to show off Canadian talent and innovation to a global audience – on our own turf. Personally I hope to see a much higher percentage of Canadian companies exhibiting at SIGGRAPH 2014 than in 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd August 2013

Vancouver Animation School Is Now Fully Accredited

vancouver animation schoolVancouver Animation School, a Canadian educational institution offering entry level and advanced programs for the animation, visual effects and video game industries, announced yesterday that the school has received its official accreditation from the accrediting body of British Columbia. Read the rest of this entry »

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23rd July 2013

BC Steals The Show At SIGGRAPH 2013

Province of BCBritish Columbia representatives are in the spotlight as tens of thousands of participants converge on Anaheim for SIGGRAPH 2013, the place to be if you work with computer graphics and interactive technologies. B.C. is preparing to host SIGGRAPH 2014, the 40th anniversary edition of the influential event next year in Vancouver, which became the first location to host SIGGRAPH North America outside of the United States in 2011. That event welcomed 15,872 artists, research scientists, game developers, filmmakers and researchers from 74 countries. SIGGRAPH 2011 broke the city’s previous conference attendance records and, according to the Vancouver Convention Centre, generated an estimated $38.5 million in direct spending for the local economy. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th July 2013

Side Effects Announces The Houdini Engine

side effects software3D animation and visual effects software developer Side Effects Software has announced the Houdini Engine, which allows for deep integration of Houdini technology into a wide variety of Digital Content Creation tools. Now both film and game studios can load Houdini Digital Assets into their goto applications and build a more integrated procedural pipeline that does not rely on baked-out data. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th April 2013

Visual Effects, Animation And Gaming Career Fair 2013

mini-orbyThe Visual Effects Society Vancouver Section along with the Vancouver Economic Commission and the HR Screen Council Board are pleased to announce the date for the 2nd Annual VES Vancouver Career Fair at the Vancouver Convention Centre West Building. The Career Fair doors will be open from 11:00am through 4:00pm on Saturday, April 20th, with students welcome to attend after 2:00pm. Last year the VES Vancouver Job Fair hosted 1200 attendees and 20 exhibitors. This year the space has been expanded to accommodate over 30 exhibitors. Attendance is free, pre-registration is suggested. Participants for this year’s Career Fair include: Read the rest of this entry »

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12th September 2012

Vancouver NUKE User Group To Hold Pub Night

AnnexProAnnex Pro is inviting NUKE artists of Vancouver, join them at the first ever Vancouver NUKE User Group Meetup, and get a first look at what’s new in NUKE 7.0, which was unveiled at IBC 2012 on September 7th. The pub night will be hosted at The New Oxford on Homer Street, and with only 30 spots available, early registration is recommended. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th September 2012

Digital Domain Media Group Initiates Strategic Realignment

digital domainDigital Domain Media Group, Inc. announced earlier today that it has initiated a strategic realignment that will enable it to focus its resources on its core business, Digital Domain Productions, Inc., a company focused on creating digital visual effects, CG animation and digital production for the entertainment and advertising industries. As a key part of this strategic realignment, DDMG has begun the cessation of its Port St. Lucie operations by reducing virtually its entire Port St. Lucie workforce, retaining approximately 20 employees who will remain as part of the wind-down. Read the rest of this entry »

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30th August 2012

Di-O-Matic Releases Voice-O-Matic v2 Maya Edition

diomaticDi-O-Matic, a Montreal-based developer of user friendly character animation software, has announced the launch Voice-O-Matic v2 (Maya Edition). Di-O-Matic heard the call from animators. Spending hours creating lip synch animations for CG characters can be tiring and manually generating every single lip movement can be a long and tedious task. Read the rest of this entry »

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8th August 2012

Side Effects Dramatically Lowers Prices for Houdini And Introduces Asset Store

side effects softwareSide Effects Software, a Toronto-based developer of 3D animation and visual effects software, is proud to announce new prices for Houdini designed to facilitate growth within the Houdini global community, simplified branding for the two Houdini workstation products and integration with the Orbolt™ Smart Asset Store to give Houdini artists access to the combined knowledge of the whole community. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd August 2012

Sony Imageworks And Animation Studios Going Big At SIGGRAPH 2012

imageworksSony Pictures Imageworks (SPI) and Sony Pictures Animation (SPA), celebrating 20th and 10th anniversaries, respectively, will feature their renowned stable of effects and animation talent August 7 in special “behind the scenes” presentations of blockbuster live-action hits Men in Black 3 and The Amazing Spider-Man and the highly-anticipated animated feature film Hotel Transylvania during SIGGRAPH 2012 at the Los Angeles Convention Centre. Read the rest of this entry »

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