Even if you can’t attend the GDC this year, you can still update your
game design skills with limited-time, free access to some of Digital-Tutors’
game development courses.
Autodesk showed recent development work on the Stingray Game
Engine and Maya LT improving asset building, project testing, shaderFX
and sculpting tools for game designers.
Oslo Post Company delivers post services for a large volume of projects,
making file access and organisation essential. Facilis has supplied a 48TB
TerraBlock 24D system to their team.
At NAB 2015, Blonder Tongue Laboratories launches a new Scalable
Transcoder-Encoder Platform that broadcasters can use as a flexible,
scalable approach to video-over-IP distribution.
Sky News UK overhauled the broadcast systems in their specialised,
fast-turnaround digital, ‘Studio D’, to include Blackmagic’s ATEM 2 M/E
Production Studio 4K and Smart Videohub.
Geomerics’ dynamic lighting system for games developers, Enlighten 3
with Forge, re- creates cinematic, dynamic lighting through real-time
simulation of global illumination.
ASSIMILATE SCRATCH Web is a new cloud-based collaboration and
review tool made to share clips, versions and timelines, without restrictions
on format, resolution, time or location.
Akamai cloud services company has created an Emerging Mobile business
unit to design and develop new systems directly supporting mobile network
operators and device manufacturers.
To track and review their upcoming stop-motion short ‘Mermaids on
Mars’, Athena Studios’ team of animators and VFX artists has adopted
Shotgun production management platform.
Animation and film production company Passion Pictures has opened
a new office in Melbourne to work with advertising clients in Australia
and New Zealand.
Framestore’s new VR Studio created ‘TrailScape’, a walk-around commercial
VR project on a mountain top based on Oculus Rift VR headsets and OptiTrack’s
DP John Stokes describes the cameras and shooting style he used
on the new TV series ‘Winter’, choosing the F55 after testing against
the ALEXA and the Sony F65.
Multi-channel, low-profile Matrox I/O video cards will power the TESERA
servers’ delivery of output formats, scaling, graphic overlays and other
ShotPro is an application made for directors, DPs, producers and other
production team members who need to plan productions, communicate
ideas and work together on set.
Cinemartin’s NEXT portable video recorder/computer, small enough
to use handheld, records formats up to true 4K on a 64-Bit Intel-based
computer with and integrated internal SSD.
The Public Beta of Houdini Engine for Unreal Engine 4, allowing artists to
work with Houdini’s procedural assets while building content inside the
Unreal Editor, is to be released in April 2015.
Autodesk Memento is a system for converting captured 3D data from
photos or scans into high definition 3D meshes for use in 3D software,
and is now available as a free public beta.
TV mini series ‘Gallipoli’ used the Blackmagic URSA EF camera to shoot
images for its intriguing title sequence, and the Production Camera 4K
to capture VFX plates on location in Turkey.
Animation students at Cogswell College have developed and created 3D
animatable rigs depicting 12 original digital characters, released via
open source data to the public.
Dates for ‘Meet the VariCam’ events in Australia have been set, launching
the Panasonic Varicam 4K camera with both presentation and hands-on sessions.