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Prices rise in response to Brexit

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 replacements left out there, and he can’t function without one!)

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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, so come and find us and our partners there. 

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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 them and for as long as you want them. 

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