Tech & Research
NVIDIA has posted an article explaining how 20th Century Fox is using deep learning to predict a film's audience based on the trailer. (more...)
SIGGRAPH 2018 will see the release of Curó, a new cloud-based application for simplifying the VFX budgeting and cost management processes. It is being developed by veteran VFX Producer Joyce Cox who has worked on Titanic, Harry Potter, Avatar, Men In Black 3, The Jungle Book and more. (more...)
Reallusion has released a new real-time motion capture platform iClone Motion Live. It is compatible with many off-the-shelf hardware solutions including Faceware, Xsens, Perception Neuron, OptiTrack, Leap Motion and more. iClone Motion Live enables the user to control full body and facial animation for multiple characters simultaneously. Characters from tools like Daz Studio, Character Creator, and iClone in addition to custom models converted to iClone format are supported. Read more about iClone Motion Live on Reallusion's website.
Eisko have rebranded themselves as Polywink to offer a suite of online tools for 3D facial animation that automatically generates blendshapes and rigs. 3 services are available:
Allegorithmic has announced its Substance Designer Summer Release including a new API based on Python that's the first step towards a promise to enable users to control every aspect of the tool using scripts. In the latest release, it is possible to access, save and export runtime data from the graph and create or modify plugins.