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Dundee Game Developers: D3 is back

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Dundee Game Developers: D3 is back

D3 returns from a summer break with a new venue on Friday 16 September. Escape Technology are sponsoring with Autodesk, so come down for a drink and a catch up. 

TechTalks: cloud rendering, VR and a chance to win a Z640

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

TechTalks: cloud rendering, VR and a chance to win a Z640

Bringing the conversation from SIGGRAPH to London, TechTalks is back and this year it’s even bigger. Taking over BAFTA for two nights, there’ll be presentations from the major studios and from our CTO Lee Danskin.

EIZO's new campaign

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

EIZO's new campaign

In my work here as creative lead at Escape Technology, I see a lot of different marketing campaigns from a wide variety of vendors and manufacturers. We genuinely believe in all the products we sell and the people we work with, but sometimes the creative just doesn’t match…

Pre-Release Promotion: 30% off Maxwell Render 4

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Pre-Release Promotion: 30% off Maxwell Render 4

Maxwell 4 is due for release next month. Buy a copy of Maxwell 3 today for 30% off, and get a free upgrade to V4 when it comes out in September. 

Get 50% off new Autodesk software when you trade in a perpetual license

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Get 50% off new Autodesk software when you trade in a perpetual license

With Autodesk’s new subscription-based model you get the latest versions of programs including Maya and 3ds Max. Until October, you can trade in perpetual licenses of Autodesk software and get 50% off three-year subscriptions, including industry collections.

Tuesday, 09 August 2016

Prices rise in response to Brexit

The immediate impact of Brexit on the financial markets has forced the major technology vendors to increase their sterling prices to keep them in line with prices in other currencies.

40% sale on MARI, for 48 hours only

Thursday, 04 August 2016

40% sale on MARI, for 48 hours only

MARI is the Oscar-winning 3D painting tool, used by artists on a host of Oscar-winning films. And for 48 hours only, we’re selling new seats at a 40% discount.

A Guide to Computing, digitally restored by INK

Tuesday, 02 August 2016

A Guide to Computing, digitally restored by INK

Our friends at INK created the Guide to Computing, an intriguing insight into the dawn of computing that virtually preserves these analogue devices for the digital age.

SIGGRAPH: The news so far

Thursday, 28 July 2016

SIGGRAPH: The news so far

As we expected, this year’s SIGGRAPH has been dominated by VR. But for me and Jason who are out there at the moment, there was one particularly major piece of news we were looking forward to – although it comes with a caveat.

Richard McGuinness Moves On

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Richard McGuinness Moves On

It is with great sadness I announce that Richard McGuinness is moving on from his role at Escape Technology. Clearly only because Blackberry are stopping production of their Classic range of phones (Rich has been through so many and is distraught that production has halted. There are no…

The VR Startup

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

The VR Startup

How Escape Technology are supporting Viewpoint Games as they grow.

The making of TERGO: MARI and V-Ray

Friday, 15 July 2016

The making of TERGO: MARI and V-Ray

Film collective Pallas Pictures have just released their new short TERGO, starring a powerfully emotive CG robot adrift in London. Director Charles Willcocks talked to us about how he used MARI to bring the lead character to life.

Don't miss Games by the Sea at Develop 2016

Friday, 01 July 2016

Don't miss Games by the Sea at Develop 2016

The Develop Conference is back in Brighton this July, showing off the latest in indie development and clever technology. We’re buying the drinks with Autodesk at Games by the Sea, the best party in town. 

The microarchitectural reason why the Z Turbo G2 is future storage

Thursday, 30 June 2016

The microarchitectural reason why the Z Turbo G2 is future storage

HP has recently released the new Z Turbo Drive G2, showing impressive speed in comparison with SSDs and hard drives. This latest Z Turbo is also a trailblazer for new storage technology. Our Senior Systems Engineer Tim explains why.

See us at SIGGRAPH 2016

Thursday, 30 June 2016

See us at SIGGRAPH 2016

It’s nearly that time again. And of course, with SIGGRAPH being the most important event in the VFX technology calendar (after Creative Rooms…) there’s nothing that could keep us away. Escape Technology’s Lee Danskin and Jason Jenner will be soaking up the indoor lights in Anaheim this July,…

A new direction for games development?

Thursday, 23 June 2016

A new direction for games development?

Some challenges face all games studios, regardless of their size. As Mike Rutter explained when I went to meet him at his new office last week, the talent is out there but it can be a struggle to access the best artists for a task, when you need…

We're sponsoring Game Republic's Summer Arcade Party on 28 June 2016

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

We're sponsoring Game Republic's Summer Arcade Party on 28 June 2016

Game Republic hosts its summer bash in Leeds, with arcade games, street food and drinks and networking. We're looking forward to presenting John Tearle of Flix Interactive, and Autodesk.

Smart tools for games developers: meet The Foundry in Leamington Spa

Monday, 20 June 2016

Smart tools for games developers: meet The Foundry in Leamington Spa

Escape Technology and Arch Creatives host The Foundry this Thursday at The Drawing Board in Leamington Spa. Find out how MODO, MARI and new VR software CARA help game creators produce stunning visuals and great games.

See us at Fusion Meetup

Wednesday, 08 June 2016

See us at Fusion Meetup

Birmingham's Fusion Meetup is back on Thursday 16 June, and we're proud to be sponsoring with HP.

Creative Rooms: The Future of Technology

Friday, 27 May 2016

Creative Rooms: The Future of Technology

Creative Rooms was back for its third outing last month with The Future of Technology. The videos are now ready to view so you can catch up on the industry latest.

Remote workstations: creating a fluid working environment with Heatherwick Studio

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Remote workstations: creating a fluid working environment with Heatherwick Studio

With advances in hardware technology, artists now have awesome power – and data – literally at their feet. There are good and bad things about that.