A short produced by Chaos Group, Viktor Mazhlekov and Simeon Sokerov that deals with transformations, and uses a surreal aesthetic originated from paintings. Created with 3DS Max and V-Ray. Watch it on YouTube.
Video Copilot announced that v2 of their After Effects plugin that offers 3D object rendering, particle system and animation capabilities will be released in November. More information will be disclosed in early October, though Video Copilot's Andrew Kramer has already hinted at new shadow features. More on Video Copilot's website.
After several months of beta testing in production studios Solid Angle has released HtoA to the public. The plugin provides a bridge to the Arnold renderer from within the standard Houdini interface and is available for Linux, Windows and OS X. More on Solid Angle's website.
The artists from Brazilian studio Techno Image generously created this presentation as a gift to the yearly event held in Portugal that focuses "much more on the artist, than in the market or technology". Watch the video on Vimeo.
BUF Compagnie has posted a video with breakdowns from the VFX shots they created for the TV series "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey", the follow-up to Carl Sagan's 1980s science documentary television series. Watch it on Vimeo and find out more on BUF's website.
A new version of the open source node-based compositing software is available, offering many new features. Development of Natron is advancing fast and gathering strong backing from followers and contributors. Highlights in this version include: (more...)