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Next for GPU rendering: the GTX 1080

Friday, 20 May 2016

Next for GPU rendering: the GTX 1080

It’s the moment that every gamer has been waiting for. NVIDIA’s first consumer-grade graphics card based on their new Pascal architecture is finally here. And it's good news for VFX artists too.

What's in a 4K workstation: Coffee & TV

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

What's in a 4K workstation: Coffee & TV

4K has dominated the headlines for a while now, but at present there aren’t many studios that can call themselves 4K ready. VFX and post-production studio Coffee & TV were one of the first to adopt a fully integrated, end to end 4K pipeline, “from grading to delivery”…

Creative Rooms Speed Sculpting Challenge

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Creative Rooms Speed Sculpting Challenge

Each time Escape Technology runs our Creative Rooms event we host a speed sculpting competition.

V-Ray for MODO: join the public access beta

Thursday, 12 May 2016

V-Ray for MODO: join the public access beta

Chaos Group have announced the public beta of V-Ray for MODO 10.

Escape Technology supports Made in Creative UK

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Escape Technology supports Made in Creative UK

We’re proud to announce that we’re promoting the Made in Creative UK initiative.

The new photorealism: VRscans

Friday, 06 May 2016

The new photorealism: VRscans

Last week’s Creative Rooms event witnessed some pretty striking future technologies. One that really stood out was VRscans from Chaos Group. Award-winning production studio INK have been testing the beta version, and shared their findings.

Join the Massive for Max beta programme

Friday, 06 May 2016

Join the Massive for Max beta programme

Massive, the legendary crowd simulation tool that was originally developed for the Lord of the Rings trilogy, has announced the Massive for Max Beta Programme.

Google Cloud Platform: Render More. Faster.

Friday, 06 May 2016

Google Cloud Platform: Render More. Faster.

We hosted a panel discussion at Google’s offices about the Google Cloud Platform and how the potential for the cloud to revolutionise rendering is one of the hottest topics in VFX.

Thursday, 05 May 2016

We're hiring!

Escape Technology is hiring. We're looking for a Technical Runner to join our operations team and assist the engineers.

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.