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Video: 'Dawn Of Planet Of Apes' Marks Digital Lib For Actors
Video: 'Dawn Of Planet Of Apes' Marks Digital Lib For Actors
It's not easy playing an ape, even a highly intelligent one, but if Andy Serkis succeeds in captivating moviegoers, he will be thanking the obscure world of "motion capture," a digital technology that accurately translates performance into animation. For "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," opening in U.S. theaters this weekend, director Matt Reeves says he pushed the boundaries of motion capture to achieve "photo-reality" in rendering the apes, particularly in their facial expressions. Read More

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Motion Composer
Motion Composer
MotionComposer is a new way to create and deliver HTML5 or Flash animation. Designed by French company Aquafadas, the software is available in both Mac and PC versions to allow anyone the ability to start animating right away. Although Adobe Flash animations have recently been the subject of scrutiny, there are many advantages to using HTML5. With MotionComposer, you can easily make your content much more engaging. Adobe's Flash content is a very rich experience. There is a wide range of interactive animations that you can create using animation tools that develop for Flash player. However, Flash does require Adobe's Flash player in order to let your audience experience that content. ENTER: HTML5. Read More
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The all-new Volvo XC90 - infotainment animation
The all-new Volvo XC90 - infotainment animation
The designers and engineers behind Volvos all-new XC90, which will be revealed later this year, have completely re-conceived the way drivers operate their cars by dispensing with the normal array of buttons and replacing them with a large tablet-like touch screen, a head-up display and thumb controls on the steering wheel. The result is the most modern in-car control system on the market, which is crucially easier to use, ensuring drivers will be able to keep their eyes on the road as much as possible while operating or making adjustments to the system. It also uses the cars interior space far more efficiently and offers a range of additional benefits such as integrated cloud-based applications for music streaming and other services, such as the worlds first integrated Park and Pay application, and the ability to mirror and use Apple iOS devices in the touch screen display. Read More
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The all-new Volvo XC90 - connectivity animation
The all-new Volvo XC90 - connectivity animation
The all-new XC90 offers customers a fully connected experience, thanks to the Ericsson-based cloud solution and the navigation system by HERE, which provides the possibility to remotely update content and simplify the entire car experience. Sensus includes a broad selection of cloud-based applications with a branded look and feel. The selection of cloud-based services, which may vary depending on the market, includes Internet radio, connected navigation, finding and paying for parking, discovering new restaurants at the destination, seamless streaming of favourite music and much more. Read More
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The all-new Volvo XC90 - connectivity animation
The all-new Volvo XC90 - connectivity animation
The all-new XC90 offers customers a fully connected experience, thanks to the Ericsson-based cloud solution and the navigation system by HERE, which provides the possibility to remotely update content and simplify the entire car experience. Sensus includes a broad selection of cloud-based applications with a branded look and feel. The selection of cloud-based services, which may vary depending on the market, includes Internet radio, connected navigation, finding and paying for parking, discovering new restaurants at the destination, seamless streaming of favourite music and much more. Read More
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Jackson Mirage Heralds Future Of Posthumous Shows
Jackson Mirage Heralds Future Of Posthumous Shows
When a 1991 version of Michael Jackson got the crowd on its feet at last Sunday's Billboard Music Awards, the computer wizards at Pulse Evolution knew they'd done more than just satisfied the Jackson estate's brief. Pulse Executive Chairman John Textor says "We're hearing from a lot of estates and promoters saying, 'We're ready for a concert,' " Textor won't reveal who's been in touch, but notes that obvious candidates for a posthumous show include Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Bob Marley. Read More
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'Frozen' Director Urges Grads To End Self-doubt
'Frozen' Director Urges Grads To End Self-doubt
The screenwriter and director of the Disney film "Frozen" encouraged University of New Hampshire graduates to do away with self-doubt during a commencement speech on Saturday. Lee graduated from UNH in 1992. She told the graduates: "When you are free from self-doubt, you fail better. You accept criticism and listen." Lee was the first woman to direct an animated feature film for Walt Disney Animation Studios. This year, she took home an Oscar for best animated feature. Read More
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'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' Push DreamWorks Into Loss
'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' Push DreamWorks Into Loss
DreamWorks reported a first-quarter loss, compared with a year-earlier profit, as the company took an impairment charge related to the weak box office performance of the movie "Mr. Peabody & Sherman". Shares of the Hollywood studio fell 6 percent to $24.76 in extended trading on Tuesday. The company took a charge of $57 million due to the tepid performance of the animated a time-travel comedy about a talking genius dog and the boy he adopts. Read More
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"Home," Starring Rihanna, Is The First 3D Animated Film Starring A Black Character
We had a black president TWO TIMES before we had an animated 3D movie with a black character as the lead: In November, DreamWorks' Home , based on Adam Rex ’s book The True Meaning of Smekday , will be the first. The film features Rihanna's vocals portraying a teenage girl named Tip, with Jim Parsons lending his voice to an alien named Oh. Read More
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F1 - The Fastest Way to Explain Hybrid Technology
F1 - The Fastest Way to Explain Hybrid Technology
Efficiency, performance and reliability. The new Mercedes-Benz PU106A Hybrid Power Unit has shown a perfect blend of all three qualities so far this season. This 3D animation shows in detail how the Hybrid V6 turbo engine works and introduces tailor-made fluid technology that seems to reverse the laws of physics... Read More
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Video: 'Frozen' Is Now The Most-successful Animated Movie Of All Time
Video: 'Frozen' Is Now The Most-successful Animated Movie Of All Time
Following its recent release in Japan, Disney's Frozen is now the highest-grossing animated movie of all time. Loosely based on Hans Christian Anderson’s The Snow Queen, Frozen came out in the US last November, and was the first non-Pixar 3D animation from Disney to win an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Its international run has been a massive success, however, as the past few months have seen Frozen become the top animated movie in 27 territories, grossing over $650 million in the process. Read More

Autodesk acquires Shotgun Software
In a blog post today , Don Parker first reminds us that SHOTGUN SOFTWARE IS NOT GOING AWAY. It's just going to get better.  If you're consid Read More
 
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MODBOOK. macbook+wacom
Modbook is back. But is it more than it's previous incarnation? I reviewed the original modbook a few years ago.  It was a new concept then, and Read More
 

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