Supinfocom Arles and MuCEM (the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilizations) are collaborating on the production of shorts based on historical research of Mediterranean cultures. 3DS Max is being used by Supinfcom students to produce videos for the exhibitions. Filmnosis has an article on the subject with links to the videos and an analysis of one of them.
In a recent Facebook post Shakuro, the development team behind CGHUB, announced the official closure of the popular networking site for artists working in the entertainment, concept art, animation, games & illustrations industries. Apologizing to users, Shakuro explained the reason for closure “is personal and will remain private.” Find out more on Facebook, users wishing to reclaim artwork formerly hosted on CGHUB may be able to do so using Internet Archive Wayback Machine.
Ever wanted a Keyshot-like workflow in 3DS Max? Well, so did Neil Blevins. Check out the latest software coming from Soulburn Studios. Watch the teaser video on YouTube.
Dutch artist Klaas Nienhuis has recently finished an interesting project that uses browser-based 3D to allow people to choose and highly customize shoes, and order them online. More on Klaas Nienhuis’ site.
A number of tips for speeding up performance and rendering in 3DS Max. More on Autodesk’s MaxStation blog.
UK artist Wayne Robson has posted two reels on the work he’s done as CG supervisor for Ruairí Robinson’s The Last Days on Mars (along with a salute to the CG artists that worked at Screen Scene on that film). More on Wayne Robson’s website. (Note: mature content)
Researchers at the University of Warwick have devised a method for real-time encoding and remote display of HDR video. This means that full HDR video content can now be encoded and delivered directly to interactive online and cloud-based games, to remote displays including mobile devices, streamed from a consumer camera, etc. More on the University of Warwick’s site.
Next Limit have posted a video showing VFX breakdowns from a hero water shot of a harbor created by Mr. X studio for the film Pompeii. Watch it on YouTube.
A tip by Dave Wortley on using Maxscript to overdrive values limited by UI controls in Max. More on Dave Wortley’s blog.