Tuesday, 11 August 2015

SIGGRAPH 2015 announcements: NVIDIA DesignWorks

SIGGRAPH 2015 is full swing in LA this week and we’re taking steps to make sure you’re up to date on the hottest announcements at this year’s show. Kicking off this blog series we have NVIDIA who have unleashed some new Quadro cards as well as their DesignWorks suite of tools for interactive photorealistic rendering aimed at designers.

Monday, 03 August 2015

EIZO: No Surprises

No surprises, that is the simple rule I hear in every production company. Even in publishing. In fact anywhere creativity is the business! This simple rule sets out the philosophy that at each stage of the creative process content needs to look the same as it would for the client.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

MARI: The Textures of Story Telling

MARI 48hr Flash Sale

MARI is The Foundry’s 3D paint tool popular amongst CG artists who need something that can rise to the challenge of HD 4K texturing. Designed by artists for artists at Weta Digital - it’s an efficient and highly customisable tool that lets you paint directly onto 3D models. Meaning less time worrying about the technical aspects and more spent creating realistic looking textures.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Fancy a £339 Apple Watch for £0.50 a day?

When asking yourself why you need an Apple watch it’s worth considering it not as a stand alone product but as an accessory to your iPhone. The past few weeks I’ve been weighing up the value of this new device - if it offers benefits that surpass what my iPhone already offers. And here are my conclusions.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

When NAB came to London…

As much as maybe we’d like to, it’s not always possible to journey to Las Vegas for a tech conference like NAB. And that seems to be the unfortunate reality for more and more professionals working in broadcast, VFX, games and animation. To resolve this we hosted an event right here in London sharing highlights of major announcements at NAB.

Friday, 08 May 2015

MARI 2.6v5 Out Now!

The Foundry are known for taking time to listen to their users - constantly striving to improve workflows to support the needs of artists and fix any bugs users come across while working with a new version.

Friday, 24 April 2015

Best in Show at NAB 2015

It’s quite an honour to receive a Best in Show award at NAB. This year HP scooped up this award for their new Z Turbo Drive G2, which is a solid-state drive (SSD) powered by Samsung NVMe technology - delivering four times the speed of a standard SATA SSD.

Thursday, 02 April 2015

RenderMan Reborn

Arriving at 195 Piccadilly for the 2015 RenderMan Art and Science Fair there was a palpable excitement in the air as users and enthusiasts alike gathered to see the exciting updates on offer with the latest incarnation of Pixar's RenderMan.

Thursday, 02 April 2015

We're moving

Since splitting from Escape Studios in December 2012 and moving into Soho, well, it's been non-stop!

Friday, 27 March 2015

Free RenderMan

It's been a year since we first heard Pixar were joining the non-commercial heavens to release a free version of their legendary RenderMan software. And finally it's here and ready for download.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

I love Tim

One of the great things about working for Escape Technology is the wealth of knowledge you find in the staff here.

Sat at my desk this morning I decided it was about time I learnt a little more about the marvel that is Secure Shell (SSH) access. But where to start? There are plenty of blogs and resources online, but we have something more powerful. More direct. More… Tim.