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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 can’t wait.

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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 the demands of a 4K workflow.

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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 bit proud too.

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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 Support.

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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.

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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.

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“A kind of homespun feeling” - talking effects with the team behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

“A kind of homespun feeling” - talking effects with the team behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens

There’s been a lot of talk about how Star Wars: The Force Awakens returns to the style of the original trilogy, complete with old faces, (actually funny) comic touches and even a souped-up Death Star threatening intergalactic peril.

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