V-Ray for Maya 3.0 was released on Wednesday. This is notable for Toronto artists because the largest VFX studio in the city, Mr. X Inc, uses V-Ray as it’s primary renderer. Chaos Group released a list of the new features. Artist David Girard has updated his popular V-Ray Tuner script to support the new features.
Hollywood Reporter: Netfilx drives more Canadians to cut cable cord.
Digital Tutor’s blog has an article about how to build a home render farm.
FX Guide has a very nice breakdown and interview on some of Techno Image’s recent work.
Cinefex blog has an article about VFX companies branching out into animated features.
The Foundry and several VFX supervisors did a presentation on ‘Demystifying VFX’ to film students.
Really nice breakdown for a Transformers inspired car commercial.
Part 2 of a tutorial on making portraits in Modo, this part is focusing on making textures.
An article from 1993 about the making of the movie Demolition Man. Interesting to notice the differences in filmmaking over the last 20 years.
Fast Company has an article how Uber, Lyft and Facebook drivers are organizing.