Curse recieved $52M investment

CURSE on track to become world’s largest communication platform for gamers

Curse Inc., a leading video game media and technology company, has announced today that it’s on track to become the largest communication platform in existence geared exclusively towards gamers. Curse has managed to secure $52M in funding to date while acquiring over 1.3 million active users on its proprietary VoIP platform. By the end of […]
Adobe winners

Certiport Names Adobe Certified Associate World Champion from Taiwan

33 student designers from 17 countries compete for top prize in visual communication using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign Certiport (, a Pearson VUE business, the leading test delivery solution provider for the global workforce and academic markets, today announces the 2015 Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) World Champions, culminating the annual competition designed to showcase […]

Google announces public beta of cloud-native rendering solution Zync

Rendering can be a serious bottleneck for VFX and 3D image designers, not to mention animators working in CG, and there are serious solutions being announced at SIGGRAPH this year from well-established production firms and platforms. This Monday Google is stepping into the arena with their announcement of a cloud-native solution, Zync, as posted by […]

HP award-winning monitors for video work and more from NAB 2015

HP started their DreamColor Z series displays in 2014 and are still pushing them forward in updates for 2015, as seen here in this video interview from the NAB Show 2015. The Z Workstations, also aimed strongly at the video/graphics market, were also featured, and are talked about here as well.
Rocket Lab offering consumer payloads for space travel

Rocket Lab Announces Space is Open for Business, Online

In a move to make space more accessible, Rocket Lab has released a system for booking satellite launches online. “As we learn more about our customers’ needs and preferences, we’ll develop additional features on the system” The system, announced today at the SmallSat conference in Utah, enables CubeSat customers to request a booking on Rocket […]
Color Grading Chappie

The Academy Promotes ACES Color Workflow at NAB

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences made a rare appearance at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show promoting their ACES color workflow. ACES (Academy Color Encoding System), the recently released standard for digital color management, image interchange and archiving of motion pictures, was designed to provide a unified approach for working with […]

Universal Scene Description

Pixar Announces Universal Scene Description to be Open-Sourced

Pixar Animation Studios announced today its intent to release its Universal Scene Description software (USD) as an open-source project by summer 2016. USD addresses the ever-growing need in the CG film and game industries for an effective way to describe, assemble, interchange, and modify high-complexity virtual scenes between digital content creation tools employed by studios. […]

Future Doc: Digital Storytelling, Virtual Reality and Gaming

The Millennial and Gen C generations who are native digital users will be the largest segment of the population worldwide within the next decade. It’s a demographic shift that will have a significant, continual impact on the way we communicate across media, including how we incorporate a technologically advanced visual dialogue into our everyday lives. Sourced […]
Aesthetics and Ethics of Visual Storytelling

Aesthetics and Ethics of Visual Storytelling

At the International Forum of Visual Practitioners’ 20th annual conference this past July, (#IFVP2015) three highly experienced visual practitioners who are masters at graphic recording, graphic facilitation and visual storytelling held an onstage conversation about their philosophies and methods for telling a story visually. The speakers are (in speaking order) Anthony Weeks, Liisa Sorsa, and […]

Stingray Renderer from Autodesk

Autodesk Launches Stingray Game Engine for game developers

At the Game Developers Conference (GDC) Europe 2015, Autodesk announced that its new Stingray game engine will be available to game developers worldwide beginning August 19, 2015. Later this summer, Autodesk will also offer Autodesk Maya LT Desktop Subscription customers access to Autodesk Stingray as part of their subscription. Built on the powerful, data-driven architecture […]
JustVisual search app

JustVisual Adds Fashion to its Visual Search Technology Offering with Open API and New Consumer App

JustVisual today introduced two new visual search offerings for fashion. Now developers and partners can empower their own apps with visual search for fashion using JustVisual’s style-focused API. To showcase the power of visual search for fashion, JustVisual also welcomes LikeThat Style to its product suite of visual search mobile apps for consumers. “Our Mission […]
Any Screen, Anywhere

OTT, 4K Content Driving Infrastructure, Viewing Changes

   “1.7 billion were there for his birth. And as he grew, so did the technology. An entire human life recorded on an intricate network of hidden cameras, and broadcast live and unedited, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to an audience around the globe.” – “The Truman Show,” Paramount, 1998   Netflix’ Reed […]

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