Mozilla has launched MozVR, a website dedicated to exploring immersive virtual reality Web experiences, sharing resources and showcasing work from VR web developers. The site offers browser-based 3D in the style of the old VRML, but augmented through the use of the Oculus Rift. (more...)
New features in the latest version of Andersson Technologies' camera tracking software include: an offset-tracking workflow that offers accurate temporary tracking of an adjacent feature when the primary feature is occluded, ability to animate tracker size, aspect, and search-size, making it easier to re-track and refine an existing track, trackers now offer animated reference crosshairs that can be helpful when placing trackers when there are extended linear features nearby, etc. Read on for a more detailed list of features. (more...)
Cl3ver has released a new App that allows any scene created with the Cl3ver platform to be viewed on IPad and IPhone without the need to adapt the project, making the production workflow of interactive 3D content for IOS devices faster and less expensive.(more...)
Lucasfilm's new movie "Strange Magic" is a fairy tale musical inspired by Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream". The story was written by George Lucas and the film was directed by Gary Rydstrom (Toy Story Toons: Hawaiian Vacation, Lifted). The film will premiere on January 23, 2015. More on Lucasfilm's website.
Digieffects has released two new collections of plugins for compositing and editing applications. Aura offers plugins such as Grayscaler, wich provides fine control over color to grayscale conversion, and Lightwrap, which helps integrate composite elements by glowing background light around foreground objects. Tweak includes various filters to process the image in various ways, such as Newsprint, Crystallizer and VanGoughist, as well as filters to add graphics to the image, such as Schematic Grids and Visual Harmonizer.(more...)