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Shine making-of videos

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Johannes Flick has released 5 making-of videos for his Filmakademie project Shine. Part 1 – concept | Part 2 – model and rig | Part 3 – shading fur and hair | Part 4 – animation | Part 5 – lighting rendering and compositing…


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Procedural Landscape Ecosystem for UE4

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Gokhan Karadayi has released Procedural Landscape Ecosystem for UE4, a new library and semi-automated system for quickly creating temperate broadleaf forests. The photo scanned assets are derived from over 5000 photos and includes variations on 2 types of tree, including seasons, as well as grasses,…

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After Effects CC 2017 sneak peek

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Adobe has previewed several features expected in the next release of After Effects CC. Perhaps most significantly, the new version will add tools for for 360/VR editing allowing users to undistort and edit stitched videos, apply effects, and add titles and other elements to 360 degree projects. Also…

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Sebastien Tafani – Effects Reel 2017

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Sebastien Tafani has posted his latest effects reel showcasing his work on projects like Games of Thrones, Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales, and more. Watch it on Vimeo….

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Virtual reality comes to the Commodore 64

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While most people strive to perfect a simulation of reality in their VR projects, some developers choose a different path. A Commodore 64 enthusiast known as jim_64 has created his own set of inexpensive virtual reality goggles and what must be the platform’s only VR game, Street Defender. If …


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PostPro18 Studio’s Dixy Stores breakdown

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Russia-based PostPro18 Studio has released a making of video for a series of dinosaur filled adverts for Dixy Stores, a chain of Russian convenience stores.  You can watch the breakdown on Vimeo and see stills and the final commercials on Behance….

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Adobe Character Animator CC 1.0 released

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Adobe has announced at IBC that Character Animator CC is now out of beta and available in the next couple of days for rental customers. The software enables artists to create cut-out style animations from characters created in Photoshop or Illustrator, and animate them using a mouse, keyboard shortc…