Quixel announced today that the new version of Quixel Suite is out of beta. The suite includes NDO and DDO, the company's texturing and normal map creation tools, and 3DO, a PBR model and material previewer. Features in v1.6 include: (more...)
The Foundry announced the upcoming release of Nuke 9, NukeX 9 and Nuke Studio, which is scheduled for the end of November, and provided more information regarding the features brought by the new version. (more...)
A behind the scenes look at Van Wagner Big Screen Network Productions and how they create graphics for stadium events like the Olympics, World Cup, and US Open Tennis Championship, using Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere. You can read the full interview on the Pro Video Coalition website.
An Indiegogo campaign has been started for the MOX File Format, which aims to be an open source video file format that supports the needs of professional video users. MOX would be a cross-platform movie format, that would support 8, 10, 12, 16, and 32bit floating point, both lossless and lossy compression options, various audio codecs, and the possibility of storing additional channels such as depth, alpha, stereo views, and so on. To learn more about MOX, you can check out their campaign on the MOX File Format Indiegogo webpage.
Technical Director Jussi Kemppainen discusses the After Effects 3D-like rigging system he developed to produce 2D animation with hand-drawn qualities for Rovio's "Angry Birds Toons". Watch the video on YouTube.
Some great breakdowns have been posted by Jean Choi showing work done by Look Effects for the bird sequences of Darren Aronofsky's film "Noah". The feather and flocking system was created using Houdini. Watch the videos on Vimeo: video 1-video 2-video 3-video 4.