Dzung Phung Dinh provides full breakdown of his amazing Exparia project. Shaders, textures, materials - it's all here.

Secrets of Human Shaders in UE4
In the run up to the Oscar Short film nominations, we invited guest writer Leif Pedersen to deep dive into the tech of Pixar's Piper.

The tech of PIXAR part 1: Piper – daring to be different
There’s a Contact mirror shot that is done so seamlessly that you probably never noticed it was accomplished with visual effects. Find out how right here.

You Probably Didn't Notice This Shot in 'Contact' Was Done with Visual Effects
NEW CLASS - Collaboration in SVA Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects
New Tech / Cool Tech

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Building on the core of Astropad Standard, the new Astropad Studio, optimized for iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, allows you to operate all your favorite macOS content creation apps with greater fluidity and professional-level functionality. This new version now supports use with any macOS application.

Studio includes major performance...
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Astropad - Your Mac & iPad Drawn Together
Diana Kim... vists!
The 'Star Wars' creator chose L.A. over a rival proposal in San Francisco, with it eyeing a May 4, 2020, launch.

George Lucas Selects Los Angeles for $1 Billion Museum
Congratulations to all the nominees for the 15th VISUAL EFFECTS SOCIETY Awards!

We are very proud of our faculty, alumni and friends who have been honored for their work.

Outstanding Animated Performance in an Episode or Real-Time Project

John Montefusco
Michael Cable
Shayne Ryan
Andy Rowan-Robinson

AND all our friends at...
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VES Announces Nominees for the 15th Annual VES Awards!
Why would YOU live and work in VANCOUVER?
Because it is amazing!

IF you are going to work as a VFX artist or animator it is likely that you will someday be offered work in Vancouver, Canada. Do not miss this opportunity to visit SVA alumni and many of the largest VFX studios in North America.

Along with studio tours and lectures you will meet recruiters who will advise you on creating...
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It’s been another busy year at Mechanism Digital, working on VFX for award winning films. Some of the films we enhanced were Life, Animated, AWOL, The Lost City of Z and Marathon: The Patriots Day

VFX: Before, During and After for Festival Films and VR
For anyone who is interested in applying for the Sony Pictures Imageworks iCAD Internship, applications are due January 30, 2017.

For the summer of 2017, the selected interns will spend 8 weeks working with fellow interns while being mentored by seasoned Sony Pictures Imageworks artists. During their time here, they will learn the software and processes used in high-end feature visual...
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Sony Pictures ICAD
Plaques and certificates for the Academy's Science and Technical Achievements will be presented at ceremony on February 11

Academy Names 18 for Scientific and Technical Achievements
Imagine if you could climb Mount Everest and go on stage at a Beyonce concert with your friends...before breakfast. Linc Gasking and his team of...

i8 Is Trying To Bring Virtual Reality Out Of The Gaming World
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