Weta Digital and SideFX Bringing Houdini to the Cloud


Weta Digital, one of the world’s premiere visual effects studios, together with its partner SideFX, has just announced a new software service combining Weta’s proprietary tools with SideFX’s award-winning Houdini application. The WetaH partnership will allow artists to take advantage of the deep integration between Houdini and Weta Digital’s award-winning technology. SideFX is a global

Unreal Engine 4.27 is Here!


Epic Games has just released Unreal Engine 4.27, delivering powerful new and improved features for creators across game development, film and television, architecture, and automotive. Highlights include major updates to the in-camera visual effects toolset for virtual production; enhancements to GPU Lightmass for faster light baking; integration of the Oodle Compression Suite; Bink Video

BOXX Releases New APEXX Matterhorn High-Performance Workstations


BOXX Technology, an innovator of high-performance computer workstations, has just introduced the new APEXX Matterhorn workstation. Part of the NVIDIA Studio Platforms, the workstation supports up to four NVIDIA RTX GPUs and is ready for a variety of workloads, including NVIDIA Omniverse. The workstation is purpose-built for rendering, simulation, and other GPU-accelerated compute applications. "NVIDIA

Autodesk Update Overhauls User Onboarding


Autodesk Maya’s newest update overhauls the user onboarding experience with improved and personalized startup experiences, interactive tutorials, and a comprehensive tool for easily navigating the UI.  “Redesigning the Maya user experience has been an ongoing pursuit to help improve onboarding, allowing artists to start creating projects faster than ever,” shared Autodesk experience design manager Trevor