Autodesk's Marcus Nordenstam gave a talk at SIGGRAPH on the latest developments in Bifrost fluid dynamics software (centering mainly on Maya) and the company's vision for deployment of FX assets to different applications. Watch it
In addition to plugins for Photoshop and After Effects, OctaneRender announced that plugins are also under development for bringing integration with Nuke, Houdini, MotionBuilder, Unreal Engine 4 and Digital Molecular Matter Engine. More information on Otoy's site.
Shotgun Software, developer of cloud-based production tracking, review and asset management tools announced the launch of a mobile App that brings Shotgun Review to the Iphone, a new quick access system to pipeline tools called Shotgun Desktop and integration with The Foundry's Mari. More on Shotgun Software's website.
Southpaw Technology, developer of the open source asset management platform Tactic, is developing open source and commercial Apps to extend the functionality of the Tactic platform. Three of these apps, VFX, Async and ServerAssist will be available starting this Fall. TacticVFX is aimed at asset management in
visual effects studios, Async addresses the needs of businesses that are
based in multiple locations while ServerAssist simplifies the way users
organize and manage data. More on Southpaw Technology's website.