Thursday, 16 October 2014

Nuke 9 Live!

On 21st October The Foundry will reveal all about NUKE 9 and the long-awaited NUKE STUDIO. And you could be there.

Be part of the audience for the live digital event for a chance to win a license for NUKE STUDIO. And enjoy the panel of industry experts, exciting announcements, and general merriment while you're there.

Thursday, 16 October 2014

The Foundry Halloween Competition

Our annual Halloween Competition is here, so brush up on your MODO/MARI/NUKE skills and join in! Enter your spooky image or short in one of these categories: animation, still image, preset (best share site submission) and random. 

Friday, 03 October 2014

ZED: Halfway there

HP’s ZED pop up studio has been in town for a week, and what a week it’s been!

From software presentations to speed sculpting, we’ve seen it all.

Thursday, 02 October 2014

Escape Technology Flexible Finance and Leasing

There’s a catch 22 in a lot of creative industries – you need to make a financial outlay for equipment before being able to get your pay day. So how do you leverage the funds needed to pick up the all-important kit?

Thursday, 02 October 2014

EIZO CTO Breakfast

On 23rd September Escape Technology held yet another successful CTO breakfast here in Soho, this time with our partners Eizo.

Nakashima-San from EIZO flew to the UK to unveil and showcase their latest range of EIZO 4K UHD ColorEdge monitors to a jam packed room full of media and entertainment professionals.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Google buys cloud rendering company Zync

Search engine giant Google has acquired Zync, a firm that enables VFX sequences to be rendered via the cloud.

Zync becomes the latest in a series of 26 acquisitions for Google this year alone. And while financial details of the deal were not disclosed Zync will become part of Google’s Cloud Platform team. 

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Time to grow

Escape Technology catches up with its newest technical guru: Tim Harcourt.

Tim is Escape’s newest new recruit. “Newest new” because we’ve just recruited two techies to join our burgeoning team. 

Joining us from a background in electronics and computing, Tim is a savvy engineer. Having arrived onto the scene at the tail end of the video era he not only knows everything there is to know about modern technology and systems, but he can still clean and calibrate a D1 deck blindfolded (ha!).

Thursday, 18 September 2014

The Foundry releases Nuke 8.0 v6 and Nuke 9 beta updates

It's been a busy week for The Foundry, with the launch of Nuke 8.0 v6 and the release of the next Nuke 9 beta.

While there are no new features in Nuke 8 v6 it is crammed full of bug fixes, which should make for a smoother experience. So make sure you have the update installed and revel in its new glory.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Cinema 4D Release 16 presentations

Cinema 4D Release 16 may have only been shipped two weeks ago, but it's already making waves. 

And now you can watch top artists reveal some of the high end techniques used on visually stunning productions like Ender's Game, Dreadnought, and The Division. 

Thursday, 18 September 2014

20% off Mocha Pro

At IBC2014, Imagineer showed off the newly released of mocha Pro 4.01 with improved planar tracking and roto support for NUKE, Autodesk Flame & Smoke, Adobe Premiere and many more.

To celebrate they're running a one week promotion to get 20% off Mocha Pro. 

Thursday, 11 September 2014

V-Ray 3.0 for Softimage Now Available

The team over at Chaos Group have just unleashed V-Ray 3.0 for Softimage. This is available as a free update for all current V-Ray for Softimage commerical license holders. 

Tuesday, 09 September 2014

Meet HP's new range of Haswell Xeon E5 v3 Workstations

HP have just announced that they have refreshed their workstation range with a new generation based around Intel's brand new Haswell=EP Xeon V3 processors. All new platforms are planned to be available as of September 22nd 2014, please get in touch with Escape for more information.

The new range comprises of the HP Z440, HP Z640 and the HP Z840, see below for a quick glance as to what is new:

Friday, 05 September 2014

Maxon Cinema 4D Release 16 now shipping

Maxon's latest release of Cinema 4D has hit the shelves. So to speak.

Raising standards once again, the new release features numerous workflow workflow optimizations and innovative tools to enable artists to great content in a fraction of the time.

Friday, 05 September 2014

Wacom present four new styli for touch screens or iPad

Our chums over at Wacom have just unveiled four new styli for touch screens or iPad®. They are especially proud to announce a brand new and very innovative product: the Bamboo™ Stylus fineline, the Bamboo™ Stylus fineline marks the entry into the next generation of smart-stylus. It combines best in class pen technology with high-end design and will help you to reach into the fast-growing, student and digital executive market. For more information make sure you get in touch!