Paris-based VFX company, BUF, is planning to release their proprietary software to the public in 2015. BUF has worked on many VFX driven projects over the past 30 years including Life of Pi, Avatar, The Dark Knight, plus many more. Previously tight-lipped about their in-house tools, BUF is looking to showcase their software at the upcoming SIGGRAPH Asia in December of 2014 before releasing it on the market in the new year. For more details you can check out the article on the Red Shark News website.
After releasing a few teaser, Mikros Image / M6 have made available the official trailer for the film adaptation of René Goscinny and Albert Uderzo's The Mansions of the Gods comic book. The effort is being headed by Louis Clichy and Alexandre Astier and looks quite true to the original books. Watch it on YouTube. (French)
(Updated) A number of tests created with X-Particles v3 can be found on Vimeo.
Insydium has disclosed some of the features they're incorporating into the upcoming version of the particle system plugin for Cinema 4D, most notably the addition of a FLIP solver. Changes include:(more...)
Ronen Bekerman has posted an interview with Trond Greve Andersen and Mats Andersen, founders of Norwegian Architectural Visualisation studio MIR. You can watch the full interview on ronenbekerman.com as well as a write up of the first day of the State of Art Academy Day 5 event at which the interview was filmed.
Triple Squid Software Design has posted information on the new features brought by the recent update of MoI, its affordable NURBS modeler that features an intuitive UI and can output clean polygon meshes. Moment of Inspiration is being developed by Michael Gibson, who was the original developer of the Rhino NURBS
modeler. New features in MoI v3 include: (more...)