dimanche 12 septembre 2010
jeudi 1 juillet 2010
Leading visual effects software developer, The Foundry (www.thefoundry.co.uk), today announced that Global Visual Entertainment Services group, Prime Focus, has purchased a site license of Nuke to revamp their in-house pipeline.
Since its modest beginnings in Mumbai in 1997, Prime Focus has grown into the world’s leading Visual Entertainment Services group, employing over 1,200 staff across three continents and five timezones. Their pioneering and unique ‘Global Digital Pipeline’ approach has seen them win VFX work on titles including Robin Hood, Avatar and The Twilight Saga: New Moon, as well as numerous commercial and television projects.
Anshul Doshi, Global COO at Prime Focus, comments:
"Nuke’s open infrastructure, forward thinking roadmap, support and proactive engineering team will enable true integration of the software into our ‘Global Digital Pipeline’. The inherent stereoscopic workflow and proven track record of use on Avatar increased Nuke’s attractiveness given our upcoming project slate. The Foundry push boundaries, listen to customers and invest in research making them a perfect partner for Prime Focus as we move forward tackling increasingly ambitious projects.”
Bill Collis, CEO of The Foundry, commented, "Prime Focus are an exceptional company with a unique Global approach. Their decision to incorporate Nuke across London, India (Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and Goa), Vancouver, LA and Winnipeg gives them an unrivalled geographical footprint. We are excited to be working with them and look forward to seeing where the relationship takes us.”
jeudi 27 mai 2010
Industry-Standard Visual Effects Suite Introduces New Levels of Performance and Creativity and CS5 Compatibility At A Special Upgrade Price
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – May 27, 2010 – GenArts, Inc., the premier provider of specialized visual effects software for the film, television and video industries, announced today the immediate availability of GenArts Sapphire™ 5 for Adobe After Effects. Unveiled in April at NAB 2010, Sapphire 5 raises the bar in visual effects by coupling the creativity, quality and reliability Sapphire is known for with GPU-optimized performance, a range of new effects and transitions, and full CS5 compatibility.
GenArts Sapphire has gained a following among the world’s best visual effects artists as the industry-standard plug-in suite. Used in countless films, television broadcasts and commercials, Sapphire is the essential tool in the professional artist’s toolbox. Now, After Effects artists may take advantage of these key additional benefits:
- Enhanced productivity—Sapphire 5 provides GPU acceleration for lightning-fast render speeds and full interactivity at HD resolutions.
- Greater creativity—Sapphire 5 delivers full floating point support for amazing image quality and maximum dynamic range to enable a level of creativity that sets your work apart from your competitor’s. It also offers many new transitions and effects such as TVDamage and Technicolor.
- CS5 compatibility—Sapphire 5 is 64bit and fully supports Adobe’s new CS5 release.
- All at a special upgrade price (50% off the regular upgrade price) designed to make the transition to CS5 as seamless as possible for current Sapphire customers.
“While visual effects are certainly essential in today’s film and television industries, artists are constantly challenged to create fresh, compelling content that sets them apart from their competitors -- on budget and on time,” said Steve Bannerman, CMO, GenArts. “With Sapphire 5 in their arsenal, After Effects artists will be able to push the limits of their creativity, generating one-of-a-kind looks without sacrificing deadlines.”
Pricing and Availability
GenArts Sapphire 5 for Adobe After Effects is now available for both Windows and Mac. (Sapphire 5 AE for the Mac will be fully GPU accelerated at a later date and will be available to Sapphire 5 AE Mac customers as a free update, when available.) Floating licenses are priced at $2,499; node-locked licenses are available for $1,699. Users may upgrade from either Sapphire version 1 or 2 to Sapphire 5 for the special price of only $299, and monthly rental licenses are priced at $169. Support for Sapphire version 1 for After Effects will end effective August 31, 2010.
Since the company's founding in 1996, GenArts software has been utilized in thousands of films, television broadcasts and commercials, including more than 20 Oscar-nominated pieces such as Titanic; I, Robot; Armageddon; Star Wars Episode I, II and III; The Matrix trilogy; The Lord of the Rings trilogy; Pearl Harbor; Spider Man; Pirates of the Caribbean; Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban; Transformers; The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; Avatar and many more.
mardi 30 mars 2010
... Utile et Beau
"Mari was originally developed at Weta Digital. The technology was driven by the texture department's need to handle complex, high resolution textures on 3D models in Lord of The Rings, King Kong and Avatar. Born out of genuine production experience, Mari was designed as a full 3D paint tool with a responsiveness and feature set that puts even the best dedicated 2D paint systems to shame. Mari is extremely scalable, coping easily with an obsessive level of detail – literally tens of thousands of textures – quickly and elegantly."
Plus d'informations ici. Case study de l'utilisation de Mari sur Avatar en cliquand le screenshot ci-dessus.
jeudi 4 février 2010
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