AWN interviews Tippett Studio founder, supervisor, director and all round stalwart of the CG industry Phil Tippett about his career and thoughts on digital character performance and the "inherent conflict discussing with studio executives where and how CG should be used". Watch it on YouTube.
3DS Max Scripts
Rapid Tools has released Octopus, a new octal menu system for 3DS Max. Features include a visual set up utility for creating your own custom octal menus with the ability to search for functions, adjust colours, add symbols and more; drag and drop installation; the ability to automatically create and add octal menus as macros; the ability to preview the possible end result of a menu option when the mouse hovers over it; a repeat last action feature; and the ability to keep the menu open so that you can repeat actions multiple times. Octopus costs €35, find out more on the Rapid Tools website.
Boris FX has announced that the Continuum VR Unit is now free until the end of May 2018. The VR Unit suite works with After Effects, Premiere Pro, Media Composer, DaVinci Resolve, Vegas Pro, Nuke, and Final Cut Pro providing 5 filters to speed up 360-degree workflows. Find out more and download from the Boris FX website.