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Let's talk about virtual reality

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. 

The Return of the Speed Sculpting Challenge

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.

Escape Technology presents the future of interactive storytelling

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.

Download the Nuke 10 Beta today

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.

Last chance to pick up a free Colour Manager with the Wacom Cintiq 27QHD, rated 9/10 by Creative Bloq

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. 

What is GPU rendering?

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…

From Startup to Triple A: see us at the London Games Festival

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.

VES London screen Lenny Abrahamson’s Room

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…

Foster + Partners and a model for the future

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.

Chaos Group release V-Ray 3.3 for Maya

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.

Get 50% off Golaem 5 and Golaem Layout until 31 March 2016 for Escape Technology 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.

Renderman 21 prepares for preview

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.

D3 is back in March, sponsored by Escape Technology and The Foundry

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.

Join Ukie and Arch Creatives tonight in Leamington Spa

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.

Try the Cintiq 27QHD Touch - Live Demo at VFX Festival 2016

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…

Ultimate Scalability: BVE 2016

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…

Star Wars: The Force Awakens wins the 2016 BAFTA for Best Special Visual Effects

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…

VES presents Labyrinth with effects team Q&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…

Escape Technology partners with Marvelous Designer

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Escape Technology partners with Marvelous Designer

Escape Technology is now the exclusive UK reseller of clothing modelling tool, Marvelous Designer.

MARI wins a technical Oscar

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.

Education at industry standards

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Education at industry standards

 Equipping tomorrow's artists and engineers