VFX

Streamline Motion Graphics, VFX, and VR with MAXON Cinema 4D

By Jason Boone

With MAXON Cinema 4D, you can produce high-end motion graphics.

The next generation of MAXON’s professional 3D application delivers both great tools and enhancements artists can put to use immediately and provides a peek into the foundations for the future. Scheduled to ship in September of 2017, Cinema 4D R19 includes new features to streamline motion graphics, VFX, and VR content creation workflows.

Powerful developments have been made to viewport performance, a new Sound Effector has been added, and additional features for Voronoi Fracturing have been introduced to the MoGraph toolset. The release also includes a new Spherical Camera, the integration of AMD’s ProRender technology, and more.

It’s designed to serve individual artists as well as large studio environments.

Designed to serve individual artists as well as large studio environments, Release 19 offers a fast, easy, stable, and streamlined workflow to meet today’s challenges in the content creation markets—especially general design, motion graphics, VFX, VR/AR, and all types of visualization.

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From:: No Film School

Watch: How to Create Handheld Camera Shake in After Effects

By V Renée

This simple technique can help you give your static footage a nice handheld feel.

Shooting handheld is really straightforward; it’s literally “put camera in hand and shoot.” But handheld shots are not only created while filming, they can also be created in post-production with your favorite NLE or VFX program. In this After Effects tutorial, Nathaniel Dodson of tutvid shows you how to utilize the wiggle expression to transform your static footage into dynamic and realistic-looking handheld camera work. Check it out below.

So when would you ever need to use this technique—I mean, if you want the handheld look why not just plan ahead and shoot handheld, right? Right. You should probably try to plan ahead and figure out what look you want to give your footage, but let’s be real—that doesn’t always happen. Sometimes your unplanned, casual shoot turns into something much more important or maybe you thought you wanted a static shot and decided later that handheld would look better.

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From:: No Film School

Atom View by Nurulize

By Posted by Jody Michelle Solis, Editor

Atom View is a cutting edge tool for raw volumetric data processing, color management, and delivery. Built from the ground up for VR, Atom View helps you integrate the highest quality volumetric data on the planet with traditional workflows for game or film.

Nurulize is a virtual reality software developer founded in 2013 by software development and VFX industry veterans Philip Lunn and Scott Metzger. The aim: to create disruptive applications for the emerging virtual reality revolution. Nurulize’s vision is to push the envelope for creative realism in VR, while also building software tools that democratize the VR process. Nurulize’s solutions were recently recognised at NVIDIA’s GTC VR Content Showcase 2017, where they were awarded the Grand Prize over 120 other companies.

For more information, visit http://nurulize.com/.

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From:: Student Filmmakers

Red Giant Drops New Trapcode Suite 14

By Al Caudullo

As always Red Giant continues to deliver stellar video and graphics software to the industry. And the latest release of Trapcode 14 is no exception. Pay particular attention to the new Trapcode Particular 3.0 with GPU acceleration and the amazing newly redone Designer which lets you build and preview the effects like never before.

There are so many improvements that you will want to read on below the full press release from Red Giant.

Red Giant today released Trapcode Suite 14, a major update to the industry’s most essential tools for creating 3D motion graphics and visual effects in Adobe® After Effects®. With a total of 11 powerful tools for 3D motion graphics and visual effects, release highlights include Trapcode Particular 3.0 and Trapcode Form 3.0, which have both been completely overhauled to offer faster rendering speeds and an incredibly intuitive user experience when building particle effects. Also included is a free update for Trapcode Tao, giving users depth of field effects for more realism.

Explore the new Red Giant Trapcode Suite 14.

Trapcode has been a mainstay for the motion graphics and VFX industry for over a decade,” said Chad Bechert, Red Giant CEO. “We wanted this update to live up to the high expectations of our community of users, and to help propel them into their next level of creativity. We’re proud of what’s in this release and incredibly excited to see what our customers do with these upgraded tools.

There is so much good stuff in this release, it’s hard to know what to talk about. Particular is now GPU-accelerated, making it much faster than ever before. And with the addition of 3D model-based emitters and multiple particle systems in the same 3D space, so much more → continue…

From:: Student Filmmakers

Siggraph 2017, Los Angeles | Boris FX Exhibits at Booth 1011

By Posted by Jody Michelle Solis, Editor

Siggraph 2017, Los Angeles, takes place this week, July 30 to August 3. Today is the last day to visit the exhibit booths on the show floor. So make sure to check them out today, 9:30am-3:30pm.

Boris FX’s exhibit is located at booth 1011.
www.borisfx.com

Boris FX & Imagineer Systems are leading developers of visual effects & motion graphics plug-ins for broadcast, film and 360/VR post-production professionals. Flagship products, Continuum Complete, Sapphire and Mocha Pro have made their mark on Hollywood feature films and broadcast TV shows including Rogue One, The Hobbit, The Walking Dead, Mr. Robot and many more. In 2016 Boris FX acquired GenArts and the popular VFX plug-in package, Sapphire. Together Boris & Imagineer software complement industry standard editing & effects software from Adobe, Apple, Avid, Autodesk, Blackmagic, The Foundry and more. At SIGGRAPH 2017 visit the Boris FX booth to preview the new Mocha VR and Sapphire v11. Mocha VR brings Mocha’s Academy Award-winning tracking and VFX tools to an optimized 360 video workflow for cinematic VR post-production. Sapphire 11 is the newest version of flagship VFX plug-in package.

For more information about SIGGRAPH, visit their website at http://s2017.siggraph.org/.

Venue:
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California 90015 USA

LOCATION & HOURS
Exhibition

South Hall H/J
Tue, 1 Aug, 9:30 am-6 pm
Wed, 2 Aug, 9:30 am-6 pm
Thu, 3 Aug, 9:30 am-3:30 pm

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SIGGRAPH 2017, Los Angeles | 4DViews Exhibits at Booth 423

By Posted by Jody Michelle Solis, Editor

Siggraph 2017, Los Angeles, takes place this week, July 30 to August 3. Make sure to stop by 4DViews’s exhibit booth 423.

The 4DViews’ dynamic volumetric capture system films people in live-action studios and creates holograms for use in VFX and VR, AR & MR devices.

4DFX: Film your actors and extras in 360°, build your own 4D asset library and create amazing visual effects with virtual and realistic avatars of actors.

Filming Volumetric: As easy as any other type of studio shooting, filming with 4DViews’ volumetric capture system gives you the ability to record a scene in a 360° free viewpoint. 4DViews technology uses multiple cameras set out around the actors to generate a virtual asset of the sequences filmed. This can be used in any CG production pipeline, offering unlimited options for visual effects, such as: free placement of the actors, free virtual camera viewpoints, scene crowding, duplication of extras, materials and shaders effects and much more.

For more information, including 4DVR, 4DFX, and 4DRD, visit https://www.4dviews.com/.

What events can you go to today at SIGGRAPH? Go to: http://s2017.siggraph.org/attendees.

Venue:
Los Angeles Convention Center
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California 90015 USA

LOCATION & HOURS
Exhibition

South Hall H/J
Tue, 1 Aug, 9:30 am-6 pm
Wed, 2 Aug, 9:30 am-6 pm
Thu, 3 Aug, 9:30 am-3:30 pm

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From:: Student Filmmakers

Blackmagic Fusion 9 is here – with some big changes

By noreply@redsharknews.com (David Shapton)

Blackmagic Fusion 9 hero shot

Blackmagic’s heavy duty 3d compositing and VFX package, Fusion, has reached version 9, and it’s a big upgrade

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    From:: RedShark News

    EditShare Shows its Scale-out Storage Platform for VFX, Finishing/DI, Audio, Editorial and Virtual Reality Workflows at SIGGRAPH 2017

    By Staff

    EditShare, a company that specializes in shared storage and media management products, will be showcasing its scale-out XStream EFS shared storage solutions at the upcoming SIGGRAPH 2017 show (July 30-Aug 3) on booth 837. Designed to support the media-intensive VFX, finishing/DI, editorial, audio and virtual reality production workflows, EditShare XStream EFS solutions are used by powerhouse facilities […]

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    From:: BLT News

    Picture Shop Expands VFX Talent Pool

    By Staff

    The California based Picture Shop has added award-winning team Christian Cardona & Buddy Gheen to their rapidly expanding VFX department. Cardona will join the ranks as senior VFX supervisor alongside recently promoted VP/senior VFX supervisor Adam Avitabile. Gheen will be joining the department as a creative director of VFX. All will be reporting to executive […]

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    From:: BLT News