On Monday 29th HP ZED comes back to Soho.
On Monday 29th HP ZED comes back to Soho.
We are delighted to announce that our very own Lee Danskin will presenting at the latest VES (Visual Effects Society) event on behalf of Chaos Group where they are hosting an exclusive preview screening of Our Robot Overlords followed by a panel discussion with special guests.
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.
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!).
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.
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.
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.
Fancy your share in prizes worth over $5,000? Of course you do.
Enter the Cinema 4D and RealFlow Fluid Dimension Challenge and you could be in with a chance to scoop up some fantastic prizes.
Join Craig Barr as he demonstrates best practices in modeling workflows, featuring the Autodesk® Maya® 2015 modeling toolkit, including the modeling and productivity enhancements that have just been announced for Maya 2015 Extension 1.
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.
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:
Mellanox Technologies are doing a great job in enabling our clients and partners working in the movie, TV, post-production and VFX industries to handle more UHD 4K video streams more efficiently and at a lower cost.
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.
Now available. New point release update: mocha 4.01
The team over at Imagineer Systems have announced a new update for all mocha v4.x owners. This free release includes useful fixes and significant requested new features. Available for owners of mocha Pro 4 and mocha Plus.
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!
Graphic designer? Photographer? General visual creative? EIZO has launched their new ColorEdge CS240 monitor that's a must-have for creative professionals. And with options to suit all budgets it looks even more attractive!
Ikea is known for its catalogues. And at this year's Siggraph Martin Enthed, IT Manager for IKEA's in-house communications agency, revealed that about 75% of the latest edition is CG.
In an article posted by CGSociety Martin talks about how Thinkbox's Deadline is used in conjunction with V-Ray to do all their rendering in-house.
Autodesk have announced price reductions and upgrade discounts for existing users.
From February 1st 2015 customers without active maintenance subscription will no longer be able to upgrade from previous versions.
At VMworld this week VMware, NVIDIA and Google announced an exciting collaborative effort to deliver high-performance virtual desktops and workstation-class graphics to Google Chromebooks.
Call Escape today to find out more about this amazing technology!
The team over at Chaosgroup have just launched the public betas of V-Ray for Nuke and MODO! Make sure you grab hold of them now.
V-Ray | NUKE unifies the pipeline between NUKE artists and 3D artists for unprecedented workflow improvements at all stages of production, while providing access to V-Ray's advanced ray tracing capabilities. V-Ray | NUKE can render Alembic caches, V-Ray Proxies and V-Ray scene files, all with complete control over lighting, shading, and render output.
V-Ray | MODO promises smooth integration of proven rendering capabilities directly into your native MODO workflow. For studios currently using MODO or for those considering adding it to their existing toolset, V-Ray | MODO offers the opportunity to unify their rendering platform.
If you are a 3ds Max customer with Autodesk® Subscription you now have exclusive access to the new tools in Extension 1 for Autodesk® 3ds Max® 2015 software. Extension 1 delivers powerful OpenSubdiv modeling workflows - the top feature request on User Voice - support for the Alembic interchange format, and enhancements to the ShaderFX visual shader editor that helps you more easily create and exchange the complex assets today's demanding productions require.
Efficiently represent subdivision surfaces using OpenSubdiv libraries, open-sourced by Pixar and incorporating technology from Microsoft Research.
View massive datasets in the Nitrous Viewport, and transfer them more easily through your production pipeline with new Alembic support.