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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31st July 2012

Fabric Engine Announces Creation Platform at Siggraph 2012

Fabric EngineFabric Engine Inc, a Montreal-based software company focused on high-performance 2D and 3D graphics solutions, have announced Creation Platform, a framework for building custom, high-performance graphics applications. By providing the major building blocks for tool creation, Creation Platform allows developers to spend less time building back-end architectures, and more time building critical workflows and high-performance functionality into their tools.

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9th May 2012

Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH Presents Pixar: The Lighting Design of Brave

The Vancouver ACM SIGGRAPH chapter invites you to attend a presentation on Tuesday May 15th, at the Vancity Theatre featuring Danielle Feinberg, Director of Photography at Pixar Animation Studios.  The evening’s presentation will focus on Pixar’s lighting design process for Brave, which opens in theatres on June 22nd. Read the rest of this entry »

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7th May 2012

Teradici And Zoic Studios to Discuss Remote Workstation Solutions in May 10th Webinar

teradiciTeradici, the developer of the PC-over-IP® (PCoIP®) protocol, together with Zoic Studios, a visual effects company, will host a live webinar on May 10 presenting the studio’s use of remote workstation solutions. As part of the “True Experience. Network Delivered.” webinar series, Teradici will provide an inside look into the IT challenges faced by creative teams in the entertainment industry. Read the rest of this entry »

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