Wednesday, 27 April 2016
Let's talk about virtual reality
We're at FMX in actual reality for the VR-themed "Blended Realities". If you're visiting this week then make sure you come and say hi. And for those staying in the UK, FMX is just one of the places where we're talking about virtual reality right now.
Wednesday, 13 April 2016
The Return of the Speed Sculpting Challenge
For many, Creative Rooms can only mean one thing: the return of the speed sculpting challenge.
Tuesday, 12 April 2016
Escape Technology presents the future of interactive storytelling
We’re hosting a panel discussion this Thursday at the Launch Future Gaming and Digital Conference, on the subject of interactive storytelling. Launch is the major event for the Midlands’ thriving games industry, so we’re proud to be sponsoring the conference with Autodesk.
Friday, 01 April 2016
Download the Nuke 10 Beta today
Are you a current Nuke user on active maintenance? If so, download the beta version of much-anticipated Nuke 10 and let The Foundry know what you think of it.
Wednesday, 30 March 2016
Last chance to pick up a free Colour Manager with the Wacom Cintiq 27QHD, rated 9/10 by Creative Bloq
It's official: the Wacom Cintiq 27QHD is a stunning piece of kit. Boasting a huge, incredibly high resolution display, colour accuracy and good looks, Wacom are once again proving why they're the leaders in their field.
Thursday, 24 March 2016
What is GPU rendering?
GPU rendering technology is getting a lot of attention at the moment. You probably already know that it’s extremely fast, and you may also know that the hardware is far more compact than a classic render farm. If you don’t know anything else about it but are burning…
Wednesday, 23 March 2016
From Startup to Triple A: see us at the London Games Festival
We’re really proud to be supporting the first ever London Games Festival, in partnership with Autodesk. Presented by Film London and Ukie, the festival is on from 1-10 April. We’ll be hosting a panel discussion on Monday 4 April at BFI Southbank, so come and see us there.
Wednesday, 16 March 2016
VES London screen Lenny Abrahamson’s Room
We always look forward to the film screenings hosted by VES and their most recent screening was no exception. Usually we’re treated to a film featuring an abundance of awe-inspiring VFX. However, last week we celebrated the art of invisible visual effects with a screening of recent Oscar-nominated…
Thursday, 10 March 2016
Foster + Partners and a model for the future
Architects Foster + Partners have collaborated with car manufacturers Nissan to envision a future city. They have made a film that vividly portrays the potential for a new technology to shape urban environments.
Thursday, 03 March 2016
Chaos Group release V-Ray 3.3 for Maya
V-Ray 3.3 for Maya is now available – and it’s free to upgrade for existing V-Ray 3 customers.
Tuesday, 01 March 2016
Get 50% off Golaem 5 and Golaem Layout until 31 March 2016 for Escape Technology customers
To celebrate the launch of the popular population tool, Golaem are offering a half price discount on licenses of Golaem 5 and Golaem Layout.
Monday, 29 February 2016
Renderman 21 prepares for preview
With over 60 new features lined up, RenderMan’s about to get bigger. Pixar are set to release a beta version of RenderMan 21, and it’s set to be the biggest overhaul of this popular programme in years.
Wednesday, 24 February 2016
D3 is back in March, sponsored by Escape Technology and The Foundry
There’s a strong community of game development professionals in Dundee, but only one event brings them together. D3 is back in March, supported by Escape Technology and The Foundry.
Tuesday, 23 February 2016
Join Ukie and Arch Creatives tonight in Leamington Spa
If you’re a games developer within reach of Leamington Spa, then don’t miss Ukie and Arch Creatives’ event this evening. “Growing your games business” will begin with sessions led by expert speakers in gaming, finance, PR and technology, followed by networking drinks. It promises to be really interesting.
Friday, 19 February 2016
Try the Cintiq 27QHD Touch - Live Demo at VFX Festival 2016
We’re being spoilt for major shows this February. While BVE storms the ExCeL London, a hop away across the river the VFX Festival is taking up residence at the O2. This year’s theme explores the ways in which technologies are converging to produce new possibilities – and we…
Wednesday, 17 February 2016
Ultimate Scalability: BVE 2016
It’s that time of year again - with the Broadcast Video Expo just a week away, we’re busy getting everything ready for the show. Our CTO Lee Danskin will be chairing a panel discussion about how companies can meet the challenge of scaling up their pipeline to meet…
Monday, 15 February 2016
Star Wars: The Force Awakens wins the 2016 BAFTA for Best Special Visual Effects
Our congratulations go to Chris Corbauld, Roger Guyett, Neil Scanlan and Paul Kavanagh for their BAFTA win last night. Roger Guyett particularly thanked Ben Morris and Mike Mulholland at ILM’s London office – which we kitted out particularly for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, so we’re feeling a…
Monday, 08 February 2016
VES presents Labyrinth with effects team Q&A
Last Sunday was cold and damp in central London, but it didn’t stop the popcorn queue curling round the block of the Prince Charles Cinema. We were out in force to see the Visual Effects Society’s presentation of Labyrinth, sponsored by Escape Technology in aid of Macmillan Cancer…
Thursday, 28 January 2016
Escape Technology partners with Marvelous Designer
Escape Technology is now the exclusive UK reseller of clothing modelling tool, Marvelous Designer.
Wednesday, 27 January 2016
MARI wins a technical Oscar
There’s been the usual debate round the office ahead of this year’s Oscars ceremony, but one gong is beyond contest – and not just because it’s already been awarded.