Brian Kingery on BYU’s Award-Winning Animated Film - Owned | Xsens, Motion Capture, Mocap, 3D, Filmmaking, Animation, Film

Brian Kingery on BYU’s Award-Winning Animated Film - Owned

Brigham Young University’s Center For Animation students received two first place awards at the 2014 College Television Awards and at the 41st Student Academy Awards for their short animated film Owned, which made extensive use of Xsens MVN, a “camera-less, full-body, inertial motion-capture (MoCap) solution,” in their production pipeline. Ricky Grove [gToon] - Staff Columnist
Digital Art Masters: Volume 8 In Review | 3DTotal, Book Reviews, 2D, 3D

Digital Art Masters: Volume 8 In Review

Digital Art Masters: Volume 8 by 3DTotal Publishing is the 8th incarnation of the Digital Art Masters series. For those not familiar with it, the book is basically a picture book of some pretty awesome digital artwork, but it gets way better... Kurt Foster [Modulok] - Staff Columnist
SIGGRAPH 2014 Art Gallery: Acting in Translation | SIGGRAPH, ACM, 2D, 3D, VFX, Animation, Conferences

SIGGRAPH 2014 Art Gallery: Acting in Translation

The SIGGRAPH 2014 Art Gallery will gather and present 14 outstanding, critical, and innovative unique works and projects, incorporating its theme, “Acting in Translation.” While the essential aim of the Art Gallery is to provide a deeper insight into the relationships within art, science, technology, research, and societal developments, “Acting in Translation” concentrates on strong content and criticality...
PipelineFX Helps University of Portsmouth Students Render Feature Film “Stina & The Wolf” | Qube!, Vicon, Faceware Technologies, PipelineFX. 3D, Animation, Film

PipelineFX Helps University of Portsmouth Students Render Feature Film “Stina & The Wolf”

When a University of Portsmouth professor wanted to give his students more hands-on work, he set his sights high: a feature length film in full CG. Currently in its third year of development, “Stina & The Wolf” is the story of a young girl who is swept into an adventure of love, danger and mystery in a land of towering mountains and dark forests.
Chaos Group to Host Two “V-Ray Days” at SIGGRAPH 2014 | Chaos Group, V-Ray, ILM, Method Studios, Digital Domain, Real-Time Live, Filmmaking, SIGGRAPH

Chaos Group to Host Two “V-Ray Days” at SIGGRAPH 2014

At SIGGRAPH 2014, Chaos Group is bringing back one of last year’s most popular presentation events, “V-Ray Days.” Filled with behind-the-scenes information on rendering techniques used on films like “Captain America: The Winter Solider,” “Maleficent,” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” and more.

June - July Terragen v.9 Theme Challenge

This month's theme is "Badlands". Please see Forum Post for details. All entries must be submitted by midnight (Renderosity time) on the 24th of the second month.

June/July Fractals Themed Challenge

For this Challenge the Theme is "Emotions":
"A fractal which expresses, or appears-shows, feelings, or emotions, such as joy, anger, sadness. Also things like a smell, taste (one's taste), a mood, chill, heart-touching things."
Images must be composed of a Fractal , any amount of postwork allowed, imported models, and or backgrounds, can be used, however the main focus of the image MUST be a Fractal.

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Each month the Renderosity community votes on the Renderosity Artist Of The Month [AOM] ... August's AOM is Juliette.Gribnau!
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August's Member of The Month | ArtistKimberly | Community, Member of The Month, August, 2014, ArtistKimberly
August's Member of The Month | ArtistKimberly
Learn more about ArtistKimberly - August's Member of The Month.
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Miss Renderosity Pageant: Round 2 | Miss Renderosity, Round 2, August, 2014
Miss Renderosity Pageant: Round 2
Round 1 Winners have been announced and we're moving on to Round 2!
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Prime Classics - LAST CHANCE! | MarketPlace Promotions, Classics, Prime, July, 2014
Prime Classics - LAST CHANCE!
Last chance to grab these Classic items for just $3.50 each!
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70's Disco Themed Sale | MarketPlace Promotions, Disco, 70, Sale, July, 2014
70's Disco Themed Sale
Play that funky music and get down with Renderosity!
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All About... Petra Schoonoord [P3Design] | P3Design
All About... Petra Schoonoord [P3Design]
This week, we find out all about artist and vendor, Petra, better known to the community as P3Design.

2014 Video Tutorial Series | Lesson 7 | POSER, Tutorials, Bremmer, Video, 7, Pose, Posing
2014 Video Tutorial Series | Lesson 7
In this tutorial Mark teaches us the shortcuts of posing your characters.
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Artist of the Month

August 2014 Artist of the Month - Juliette.Gribnau | Juliette.Gribnau, Photography, AOM
August 2014 Artist of the Month - Juliette.Gribnau
Each month the Renderosity community votes on the Renderosity Artist Of The Month [AOM] ... August's AOM is Juliette.Gribnau!
1 opinion posted

Vendor of the Month

July 2014 Vendor of the Month - dexsoft-games | VOM, dexsoft-games
July 2014 Vendor of the Month - dexsoft-games
Congratulations to dexsoft-games for being Renderosity's Vendor of the Month for July!
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CG Industry News

Brian Kingery on BYU’s Award-Winning Animated Film - Owned | Xsens, Motion Capture, Mocap, 3D, Filmmaking, Animation, Film
Brian Kingery on BYU’s Award-Winning Animated Film - Owned
Brigham Young University’s Center For Animation students received two first place awards at the 2014 College Television Awards and at the 41st Student Academy Awards for their short animated film Owned, which made extensive use of Xsens MVN, a “camera-less, full-body, inertial motion-capture (MoCap) solution,” in their production pipeline.
Ricky Grove [gToon] - Staff Columnist

Digital Art Masters: Volume 8 In Review | 3DTotal, Book Reviews, 2D, 3D
Digital Art Masters: Volume 8 In Review
Digital Art Masters: Volume 8 by 3DTotal Publishing is the 8th incarnation of the Digital Art Masters series. For those not familiar with it, the book is basically a picture book of some pretty awesome digital artwork, but it gets way better...
Kurt Foster [Modulok] - Staff Columnist

SIGGRAPH 2014 Art Gallery: Acting in Translation | SIGGRAPH, ACM, 2D, 3D, VFX, Animation, Conferences
SIGGRAPH 2014 Art Gallery: Acting in Translation
The SIGGRAPH 2014 Art Gallery will gather and present 14 outstanding, critical, and innovative unique works and projects, incorporating its theme, “Acting in Translation.” While the essential aim of the Art Gallery is to provide a deeper insight into the relationships within art, science, technology, research, and societal developments, “Acting in Translation” concentrates on strong content and criticality...

PipelineFX Helps University of Portsmouth Students Render Feature Film “Stina & The Wolf” | Qube!, Vicon, Faceware Technologies, PipelineFX. 3D, Animation, Film
PipelineFX Helps University of Portsmouth Students Render Feature Film “Stina & The Wolf”
When a University of Portsmouth professor wanted to give his students more hands-on work, he set his sights high: a feature length film in full CG. Currently in its third year of development, “Stina & The Wolf” is the story of a young girl who is swept into an adventure of love, danger and mystery in a land of towering mountains and dark forests.

Chaos Group to Host Two “V-Ray Days” at SIGGRAPH 2014 | Chaos Group, V-Ray, ILM, Method Studios, Digital Domain, Real-Time Live, Filmmaking, SIGGRAPH
Chaos Group to Host Two “V-Ray Days” at SIGGRAPH 2014
At SIGGRAPH 2014, Chaos Group is bringing back one of last year’s most popular presentation events, “V-Ray Days.” Filled with behind-the-scenes information on rendering techniques used on films like “Captain America: The Winter Solider,” “Maleficent,” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” and more.

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Adobe Premiere Pro CC in Review | Adobe, Creative Cloud, Adobe CC 2014, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, SpeedGrade
Adobe Premiere Pro CC in Review
Now that the new major update to the Adobe suite (named Adobe CC 2014) has been released, I decided it was time for a review. For this review I will, as usual, focus on Premiere Pro and see how the other Adobe applications work with it.
Sergio Rosa [nemirc] - Sr Staff Writer

MAXON Announces “WinC4D.com” Contest Web Site | 3D, Cinema 4D, C4D, Maxon, Animation, Adobe, After Effects, Motion Graphics
MAXON Announces “WinC4D.com” Contest Web Site
MAXON, leading developer of professional 3D software solutions for modeling, painting, animation and rendering, has announced “WinC4D.com,” a new contest web site where digital artists utilizing Adobe® After Effects® CC and Cinema 4D Lite can compete in theme-related animation contests.

Announcing the "3D Environment Competition 2014"!  | VUE, Plant Factory, Ozone, Carbon Scatter, 3D, Landscape, E-on Software
Announcing the "3D Environment Competition 2014"!
e-on software, maker of the leading solutions for Digital Nature, in association with 3Dconnexion, 3dtotal, 3DWorld magazine, Ballistic Publishing, CG Society, Cornucopia3D, GeekAtPlay, Pixologic and QuadSpinner, today announced the eighth edition of the "3D Environment Competition", designed to showcase the capabilities of 3D technology for CG environments.

Pixologic Inc. Announces the ZBrush Summit Live! – | Pixologic, ZBrush, 3D, Sculpting
Pixologic Inc. Announces the ZBrush Summit Live! –
Pixologic Inc. makers of ZBrush, the world’s leading 3D sculpting application announce their inaugural ZBrush Summit happening August 8th, 9th and 10th, 2014. The ZBrush Summit presents artists from leading studios in the 3D graphic arts community and features LIVE presentations showcasing ZBrush and its use. The ZBrush Summit will feature a SNEAK PREVIEW of the newest version of ZBrush.

Interview with Renderosity Artist, Philsh | Fractals, philsh, 3D, Apophysis, Xenodream
Interview with Renderosity Artist, Philsh
I had the pleasure of interviewing PHILSH for this renderosity artist profile and found him to be irrepressibly energetic. It’s easy to see how this artist's energy is transferred to his work. There is a brightness about PHILSH that you smile soon after starting to talk with him. I suspect he has this effect on people all the time.
Ricky Grove [gToon] - Staff Columnist

Red Giant Universe In Review | Red Giant, Universe, Adobe, Premiere Pro, After Effects
Red Giant Universe In Review
Red Giant, a highly regarded digital video plugins developer that has created several plugin suites which are now industry standard, have a new cloud-based system called Red Giant Universe that was established only a few months ago. Red Giant Universe provides access to an ever-expanding library of new tools for filmmakers, editors, VFX artists, & motion designers.
Ricky Grove [gToon] - Staff Columnist

Lumion Visualization Competition 2014 - The Next Generation of Architects | Lumion, 3D, Architecture, Visualization
Lumion Visualization Competition 2014 - The Next Generation of Architects
With the right software anyone can turn their imagination into reality. With Lumion everyone can create stunning, professional visualizations. The Lumion 2014 competition allows the next generation of architects to show their talent to the world and in doing so, they have the chance to win the $30,000 grand prize.

Millions of Android Gaming Consoles on the Horizon | JPR, Jon Peddie Research, Games, Game Development
Millions of Android Gaming Consoles on the Horizon
Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry's research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, announced its newest gaming market study, The Console Hardware Market, and is projecting that Android will drive video gaming on HDTVs for millions of customers by 2017.

Submit To New Media Film Festival LA - ALL Categories | NMFF, New Media Film Festival, Film, 2D, 3D, Machinima, Animation
Submit To New Media Film Festival LA - ALL Categories
We're excited to bring the event to Los Angeles for the 6th year in a row to embrace a unique blend of technology and creative talent. We are honoring stories worth telling and presenting The Best in New Media - Whats New, Whats Next. We accept audiovisual works in all formats, genres, and languages.

motion 2014 Announced | Motion Graphics, 2D, 3D, Conferences
motion 2014 Announced
Now in it’s 8th year, motion returns to ABQ – The Land of Enchantment’s largest city. motion is one of North America’s leading innovative and uniquely intimate events – bringing together an ever expanding scope of the brightest and most creative minds for an annual celebration of who we are…creatives. motion takes you on a mind-bending three day ride – what we refer to as the TED talks of our industry.

Q&A With ILM Junior Concept Artist, Chris Bonura | Autodesk, Maya, CG, 3D, Tutorial
Q&A With ILM Junior Concept Artist, Chris Bonura
Today we have Chris Bonura, Junior Concept Artist at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), with us to answer a few questions on what it's like being at ILM, life as a concept artist and tools of the trade! Recently, Chris worked on Thor, Star Trek Into Darkness and Transformers: Age of Extinction. He also recently posted an in-depth tutorial series which teaches viewers tips and tricks of the trade.
Kurt Foster [Modulok] - Staff Columnist

Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 for Designers | Adobe, Creative Cloud, Illustrator, InDesign, Muse, Photoshop
Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 for Designers
Throughout the computer revolution, Adobe has successfully thrived to be on the cutting-edge of artistic software advancement. With the recent release of Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 for Designers, the innovators at Adobe have once more taken the optimistic road in its regards to: designers’ wants and needs, ease of use, and advances in creativity.
Dee-Marie - Contributing Columnist

Glen Keane Creates Beautiful Animated Short, Duet, for Google's ATAP | 2D, Animation, Film, Google, ATAP, Duet, Glen Keane, Disney
Glen Keane Creates Beautiful Animated Short, Duet, for Google's ATAP
Duet is a wonderful new animated short film, hand-drawn by renowned animator Glen Keane, for Google's Advanced Technology and Projects Group (ATAP). Produced by ATAP, Glen Keane's short film, Duet, is intended to be an interactive mobile experience to be released later this year, but Glen unveiled the 'theatrical' version to attendees of the Google I/O conference in San Francisco last week.

V-Ray 3.0 In Review | V-Ray, 3ds Max, Autodesk, Chaos Group, 3D
V-Ray 3.0 In Review
I'm going back into the pre-rendered images realm to write about the latest photorealistic renderer by Chaos Group, V-Ray 3.0. V-Ray is used a lot in architectural rendering, product design and animation because of its unsurpassed photorealism.
Sergio Rosa [nemirc] - Sr Staff Writer

Autodesk to Acquire Shotgun Software, Creator of Cloud-Based Production Management Platform for Film, Television and Games Industries | Autodesk, Shotgun, 3D
Autodesk to Acquire Shotgun Software, Creator of Cloud-Based Production Management Platform for Film, Television and Games Industries
Autodesk Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire Shotgun Software, a developer of scalable, cloud-based production tracking, review and asset management software for the film, television and games industries. Shotgun's tools for production management are used by some of the world's leading production studios...

Machinima and the New Media Film Festival (2014) | New Media Film Festival, Filmmaking, Animation, Machinima, 2D, 3D
Machinima and the New Media Film Festival (2014)
The New Media Film Festival has been gathering filmmakers, producers, actors and film students together for a live, two-day festival of film screenings, awards, panels and discussion. With the tag line, "honoring stories worth telling," the NMFF focuses on New Media. This year, machinima was represented at the NMFF in the form of two formal and informal screenings.
Ricky Grove [gToon] - Staff Columnist

Autodesk Announces Maya LT 2015 Extension 1 | Autodesk, Maya, Maya LT, Game Development, 3D, Animation
Autodesk Announces Maya LT 2015 Extension 1
Today Autodesk announced the first extension release for Maya LT 2015. The update enhances the animation experience for professional indie game makers by allowing artists to create more elaborate characters and environmental objects.

CL3VER Viewer 2.1, Faster On Any Device | Cl3ver, 3D, 2D
CL3VER Viewer 2.1, Faster On Any Device
Today we are proud to announce the release of the CL3VER Viewer 2.1 that improves 3D visualization of CL3VER presentations on any browser, making them faster and with less memory consumption.

Adobe Releases New Creative Cloud Photography Plan for $9.99 Per Month | Adobe, Photoshop, Photography, Lightroom
Adobe Releases New Creative Cloud Photography Plan for $9.99 Per Month
Adobe today announced the availability of the new Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan. Designed for anyone interested in photography, the new plan brings together -- for USD$9.99 per month -- Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5, two tools that have fundamentally impacted how photographs and imagery shape our visual culture, as well as Lightroom’s breakthrough mobile apps on iPad and now iPhone.

NVIDIA Announces First Ever GPU Acceleration for Adobe Illustrator CC  | Adobe, NVIDIA, Illustrator, 2D, 3D, Creative Cloud
NVIDIA Announces First Ever GPU Acceleration for Adobe Illustrator CC
GPU acceleration in Illustrator CC specifically benefits the wide range of users working with 2D vector graphics, including graphic designers, illustrators and typographers creating media across web, print, mobile and more.

Alien Skin Software Announces Availability of Exposure™ 6 | Alien Skin Software, Exposure, Photography, Photoshop
Alien Skin Software Announces Availability of Exposure™ 6
Alien Skin Software today announced the immediate availability of Exposure 6, the latest version of its flagship photography effects software. Exposure 6 enables digital photographers to quickly achieve accurate analog film emulation and creative effects in a simple interface. Exposure 6 can be used as a plug-in with popular host software or as a stand-alone program for even greater flexibility.

Bleank Announces Black Ink and its Unusual Brushes | Bleank Software, Black Ink, 2D, Painting
Bleank Announces Black Ink and its Unusual Brushes
If the trend in digital art is to replicate traditional tools to the nearest degree, where does that leave artists who want something completely different? Meet Black Ink: Bleank’s new digital painting software that makes uniqueness, and custom, one-of-a-kind brushes, a priority. Black Ink’s open beta is available now.

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June - July Terragen v.9 Theme Challenge
This month's theme is "Badlands". Please see Forum Post for details. All entries must be submitted by midnight (Renderosity time) on the 24th of the second month.

June/July Fractals Themed Challenge
For this Challenge the Theme is "Emotions":
"A fractal which expresses, or appears-shows, feelings, or emotions, such as joy, anger, sadness. Also things like a smell, taste (one's taste), a mood, chill, heart-touching things."
Images must be composed of a Fractal , any amount of postwork allowed, imported models, and or backgrounds, can be used, however the main focus of the image MUST be a Fractal.

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