Vancouver-based Image Engine has posted a great reel with breakdowns of the VFX work they did for Justin Kurzel’s Assassin's Creed. Watch it on Vimeo and see their website for a more detailed discussion of the project and their collaboration with Cinesite.
FXHome, developers of Hitfilm, have released a free suite of over 80 FX, keying and grading plugins for major editing and compositing software. Ignite Express is compatible with Mac and PC, a Pro version is available for $199 and offers further flexibility (see a comparison). More on FXHome's website.
Remington Graphics has posted a video demonstrating the PBR capabilities of Blender's upcoming real-time rendering engine. Named Eevee (after the Pokemon Character) the engine will be included with Blender 2.8, but is available now for testing in the development builds.
Watch it on YouTube or read about the Eevee road map on the Blender Developers Blog.
German artist Florian Renner has made another great video inspired by 80s aesthetics, this time for promoting the synthwave collection "Magnatron 2.0". The collection is published by New Retro Wave, a label dedicated to promoting the best music in the Retrowave/Synthwave scene (a musical genre inspired by 80s and early 90s music). Watch it on Vimeo. For those who enjoy listening to familiar songs from those years check out the themes from Archon (Original Recording), Marble Madness, M.U.L.E., Spelunker and R-Type, among others.(more...)