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En Avant, Soul : Pixar dévoile en vidéos ses derniers secrets techniques et artistiques

Par : Shadows

Pixar a mis en ligne de nouvelles vidéos et publications sur les dernières avancées et recherches du studio, employées notamment sur le film d’animation En Avant (sorti en début d’année) et sur Soul, prévu pour la fin 2020.

  • « Garment Refitting for Digital Characters », pour commencer, est une technique permettant d’ajuster des vêtements 3D entre différents personnages de morphologies variées. Le plan présenté dans la vidéo montre montre un cas concret : les jeans du premier homme ont été adaptés pour l’enfant, et celui de la femme adulte à l’adolescente. Le sweat du premier homme a été ajusté à tous les autres personnages. Enfin, le pantalon du second homme a été ajusté pour correspondre à la taille de l’adolescent.
    Fernando de Goes, Donald Fong, Meredith O’Malley, qui présenteront une publication sur le sujet durant le SIGGRAPH, donnent quelques détails techniques ci-dessous. La technique s’appuie sur des itérations successives avec deux grandes étapes : une phase de relaxation (le vêtement est adapté à la forme de la cible tout en minimisant les distorsions du mesh) et une phase de réajustement qui remet à zéro l’espace entre le vêtement et le corps du personnage à l’aide de valeurs données par l’utilisateur.
    La technique gère des contraintes variées comme les épaisseurs multiples ou les coutures, et a été employée sur le film Soul.

We present a new technique to refit garments between characters of different shapes. Our approach is based on a novel iterative scheme that alternates relaxation and rebinding optimizations. In the relaxation step, we use affine-invariant coordinates in order to adapt the input 3D garment to the shape of a target character while minimizing mesh distortion. In the rebinding step, we reset the spacing between the refitted garment and the character body controlled by user-prescribed tightness values. Our method also supports additional constraints that encode the spatial and structural arrangement of multi-layers, seams, and fold-overs. We employed this refit tool in Pixar’s feature film Soul to transfer garment pieces between various digital characters.

  • « Sculpt Processing for Character Rigging » vise à accélérer le travail de rigging : l’utilisation de sculpts permet en effet de corriger efficacement les rigs de déformation, mais demande un travail fastidieux et beaucoup de nettoyage manuel. Les outils présentés par Fernando de Goes, Patrick Coleman, Michael Comet, Alonso Martinez durant le SIGGRAPH, et détaillés là encore dans une publication, permettent d’accélérer drastiquement la génération et la réutilisation de ces éléments.

Pose-space sculpting is a key component in character rigging workflows used by digital artists to create shape corrections that fire on top of deformation rigs. However, hand-crafting sculpts one pose at a time is notoriously laborious, involving multiple cleanup passes as well as repetitive manual edits. In this work, we present a suite of geometric tools that have significantly sped up the generation and reuse of production-quality sculpts in character rigs at Pixar.
These tools include a transfer technique that refits sculpts from one model to another, a surface reconstruction method that resolves entangled regions and a relaxation scheme that restores surface details. Importantly, our approach allows riggers to focus their time on making creative sculpt edits to meet stylistic goals, thus enabling quicker turnarounds and larger design changes with a reduced impact on production. We showcase the results generated by our tools with examples from Pixar’s feature films Onward and Soul.

  • « FaceBaker: Baking Character Facial Rigs with Machine Learning », publication de Sarah Radzihovsky, Fernando de Goes, Mark Meyer, part du constat que les rigs utilisés au cinéma sont très complexes et donc lourds à utiliser. L’idée est ici d’utiliser le machine learning pour déterminer des déformations approximatives du mesh facial, afin d’alléger les calculs associés. La méthode a d’autres avantages, comme la portabilité de rigs propriétaires sur des plateformes externes.

Character rigs are procedural systems that deform a character’s shape driven by a set of rig-control variables. Film quality character rigs are highly complex and therefore computationally expensive and slow to evaluate. We present a machine learning method for approximating facial mesh deformations which reduces rig computations, increases longevity of characters without rig upkeep, and enables portability of proprietary rigs into a variety of external platforms. We perform qualitative and quantitative evaluations on hero characters across several feature films, exhibiting the speed and generalizability of our approach and demonstrating that our method out performs existing state-of-the-art work on deformation approximations for character faces.

  • « Making Souls: Methods and a Pipeline for Volumetric Characters », enfin, est une publication de Patrick Coleman, Laura Murphy, Markus Kranzler, Max Gilbert. Comme son nom l’indique, elle se concentre sur les personnages fantomatiques du futur long-métrage Soul.
    Pixar nous indique ici que le style visuel a nécessité l’implication de nombreuses personnes au sein du studio, de l’art department au lighting en passant par les shaders, TDs, développeurs. L’enjeu artistique était d’équilibrer l’aspect éthéré des âmes avec un design attrayant et une bonne lisibilité.
    L’équipe s’est notamment appuyée sur un système procédural sous Houdini pour obtenir l’aspect doux des personnages et les lignes dynamiques, et a mis en place un système de contrôle automatisé pour gérer les calculs de façon configurable et prendre en compte, lors des rendus, les modifications faites aux performances des personnages.

The soul characters in Disney/Pixar’s Soul have a stylized appearance that sets them into a unique world, which introduced many new challenges. Everyone from the art department and character modelers and shaders to the technical directors and developers in the effects, lighting, and software groups collaborated to bring this new visual style to screen. The soul world is abstract and ethereal; this needed to be balanced with visual clarity and design appeal. As our character rigging and animation tools use rigged surfaces, a key challenge was presenting a new representation derived from this data that meets our visual goals. To achieve softness of volumetric form and dynamically changing linework, we built a system to procedurally generate this data in Houdini. Significant numerical computation was required to create this data at the fidelity required. We developed an automated system for managing this computation in a configurable way, while keeping data for downstream renders in sync with changes to character performances.

Rappelons pour finir que Soul devrait sortir le 25 novembre en France.

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Jornal do Centro invests in a Profuz LAPIS system

Par : RadianceC

    Jornal do Centro invests in Profuz LAPIS allowing remote accessibility and enhancing outreach capabilities For immediate release – 14 July 2020, Lisbon, Portugal  – IABM-member PBT EU is delighted to confirm the adoption of a Profuz LAPIS system at Portugal’s Jornal do Centro in collaboration with reseller partner Pantalha.  Jornal do Centro selected ...

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Three Media signs up to DPP

Manchester, UK – 14 July 2020 – Three Media, a specialist technology company, today announced it has joined the DPP, the media industry’s business network, with the aim of expanding its exposure and bringing its distinctive perspective to the forum. Originally founded by UK broadcasters, including the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, to standardise tapeless programme ...

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Pinkman.tv dévoile une bande-annonce dans la lignée de Love, Death and Robots pour Watch Dogs : Legion

Par : Shadows

Si la conférence Ubisoft Forward n’a pas été l’occasion pour le groupe d’évoquer ses troubles internes, le studio a fait plusieurs annonces durant la soirée. Une cinématique pour le jeu Watch Dog : Legion a été dévoilée.

Si le style vous évoque l’épisode Le Témoin de la série Love, Death and Robots, ce n’est pas un hasard : le même studio Pinkman.tv en est à l’origine, avec Alberto Mielgo à la réalisation dans les deux cas. Notez également qu’Alberto Mielgo et son équipe de Pinkman.tv avaient déjà travaillé sur la préproduction de Spider-Man : New Generation, avec là encore une filiation graphique assez nette.

Pour cette cinématique, l’équipe était composée entre autres Pablo Vasquez (lighting artist connu des adeptes de Blender pour avoir créé la série Caminandes), de Lara Cores au compositing, ou encore de la concept/visdev artist Yun Ling.
Au niveau technique, Pablo Vasquez précise que « les logiciels utilisés étaient secondaires », chaque artiste ayant utilisé ses outils favoris (Blender, Maya, Cycles, Arnold…) afin d’obtenir le meilleur résultat possible.

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JP Delport promoted Managing Director at Broadcast Solutions UK

Broadcast Solutions UK are pleased to announce the appointment of JP Delport as Managing Director. Broadcast Solutions UK is a subsidiary of Broadcast Solutions, one of Europe’s biggest System Integrators, headquartered in Germany. Having joined the UK company at the beginning of 2020 as Sales Director, JP Delport will now take the helm as Managing ...

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Tatsuru Arai

Par : Marco Savo

The spectrum of audiovisual artists is as broad as the tools and different languages available.

Each artist explores a particular audiovisual area. The sum of all their artwork is what defines audiovisual culture.

Of course the definition is fluid and ever-changing due to the technological evolution and the constant offspring of new artistic languages.

Tatsuru Arai investigation embraces one of the most important aspect of the audiovisual culture: the synesthesia, the condition under which two or more senses are perceived simultaneously. In his specific case by visualizing the geometric structure that rigs the musical composition.

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One of the first artists to investigate the relations between music and imagery was Kandinski. He explored how different shapes and colours relate to each other by communicating different movements to the viewer. Same as different notes, rhythm and music patterns relate to our inner soul, triggering different emotional movements.

The Japanese artist (currently living in Berlin) features an interesting background of music composition, computer programming and multimedia art. Arai’s generative art is highly complex and goes beyond the audiovisual genre. It takes on a profound reflection around the universe and its structure based on vibrations, as advocated by the theoretical framework of the string theory.

His series “Principle of Hyper Serial Music” starts a direct dialogue with the Serialism movement developed by René Leibowitz and Pierre Boulez. The series adds “innovation” to the three main points of the serial music: “structural”, “complex” and “noisy”. Arai achieves this by incorporating AI within the musical composition and the visualization of its structure.

The result is an audiovisual duet between human and machine with the two elements constantly learning from each other in his ever-evolving investigation. Ultimately, Tatsuru uses the sound and its visualization as a key to make experience of the nature of the universe, even if just a small part of it.

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PATCHLAB FESTIVAL: Krakow, 23-25 October 2020

Par : Marco Savo



Patchlab Digital Art Festival is an annual audiovisual event showcasing digital art created with the latest technologies and new media.

The theme of the 2020 edition is CONNECTED. It explores the implications of the digital revolution we are undergoing in our lives due to the pandemic. The head-spinning rise of the internet based communication during the last months is still quite hard to grasp.

The internet was created originally as an effective and immediate form of communication. With the evolution of social media platforms, the world wide web is now a primary channel to express our emotions.

Audiovisual artists can help us understand the fast-changing environment we live in by visualizing the Nietzsche’s unsaid. Anything that is too complex for a total comprehension can be grasped by living the artistic experience.

Immersive installations, interactive artwork and live performance communicate complex statements through sensorial experience, giving us the chance to digest information slowly, at our own pace. Generative art as an antidote to the overwhelming data dump we experience everyday.

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Matteo Zamagni, Nature Abstraction


Due to the uncertainty of in-person attendance, the organizers are planning the audiovisual event through virtual platforms. It will be therefore accessible to a wider audience through the experimental use of new technologies.

Patchlab will present art projects online and via AR (augmented reality). There will be experimental computer animations presented in the virtual cinema, remotely accessible workshops and also a dystopian multi-person computer game allowing the exploration of a post-apocalyptic New York. There will also be AV NIGHT, during which we will see unique audiovisual projects in 360° format.

OPEN CALL – DEADLINE: 30th of July 2020

All audiovisual artists are invited to submit their project proposals for this year’s program to be implemented online in an unexpected way.

Proposals can only be submitted via the online form.

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Maman : plongée dans un foyer dysfonctionnel, par Ugo Bienvenu et Kevin Manach

Par : Shadows

Miyu Distribution a mis en ligne Maman, court-métrage réalisé par Ugo Bienvenu et Kevin Manach en 2013. Un projet qui met en scène les trois membres d’une famille dans son quotidien. Dans un style 2D crayonné, le duo de réalisateurs se concentre sur l’ambiance, pesante.

Papa repasse. Enfant range. Maman expire.

Directors: Ugo Bienvenu and Kevin Manach
Production : Miyu Productions
Screenplay : Ugo Bienvenu amd Kevin Manach
Editing: Ugo Bienvenu and Kevin Manach
Sound effects: Nicolas Fioraso
Mixage: Lionel Guenoun
Sound Editing: Arthur Lesueur
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Danse, performances, requin : l’INREV dévoile ses derniers projets

Par : Shadows

L’équipe de recherche Image Numérique et Réalité Virtuelle (INREV), rattachée à l’Université Paris 8, a mis en ligne des aperçus vidéos de certaines de ses activités de ces derniers mois.

Si vous ne connaissez pas déjà cette entité, son équipe (environ 25 personnes en comptant enseignants-chercheurs, doctorants, chercheurs associés) présente son travail ainsi :

Les recherches créations et les expérimentations artistiques de l’INREV visent à créer des environnements visuels et sonores hybridant réel et virtuel, dans lesquels évoluent des entités de synthèse interactives dont les capacités cognitives et perceptives sont amplifiées par l’apprentissage, grâce aux techniques d’intelligence artificielle et de vie artificielle.

En pratique, l’INREV explore quatre axes principaux de recherche : intelligence et vie artificielle en lien avec la réalité virtuelle/mixte/étendue, les relations entre arts numériques et vivants, le jeu vidéo du point de vue de l’esthétique et des pratiques artistiques, et enfin le patrimoine.

En janvier dernier, l’INREV a notamment pu participer à un atelier en collaboration avec d’autres entités, et au cours duquel plusieurs installations et performances ont été mises en place : sharky shARky (monde sous-marin en réalité augmentée), Look at Me (une performance faisant appel à de la projection), I Don’t Know Nature (installation interactive). Un making-of est aussi disponible.

Autre projet récent de l’INREV : une jam session de danse en motion capture en compagnie de Teal Darkenwald de l’Université de Californie du Sud. Sur le plan technique, l’équipe s’est appuyée sur les solutions Rokoko et Perception Neuron.

Silk Pavilion II – Mediated Matter Group at the MoMA

Silk Pavilion II –  Mediated Matter Group at the MoMA
Latest in the series of groundbreaking projects by Mediated Matter Group (MIT Media Lab) is the new successor to the Silk Pavilion (2013) project, results currently on show (subject to COVID-19 restrictions) at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The project utilizes an integrated kinetic mandrel designed to guide the natural spinning motion […]

ARS ELECTRONICA: 9 -13 September 2020, Linz

Par : Marco Savo



Ars Electronica is THE new media arts festival: a core reference for audiovisual events and artists worldwide.

The festival and its audiovisual artists embrace new technology as a tool for artistic expression rather than the main factor of spectacularization.

This critical approach unlock the infinite creative possibilities within new technologies rather than fetishize them, as we have seen happening a lot with projection mapping and more recently with virtual reality.

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The festival was founded in 1979 by cyberneticist/physicist Herbert W. Franke, electronic musician Hubert Bognermayr, music producer Ulli A. Rützel and Hannes Leopoldseder. It has come a very long way since then but it has always kept its main focus on the intersection of art, technology and society.

One of the most appealing elements of the festival is The Prix Ars Electronica: the most prestigious prize in new media arts, with hefty prizes up to 10.000€. Every year the Golden Nica is awarded to the ground-breaking fruits of artistic experimentation from audiovisual artists worldwide.

Prix Ars Electronica - Audiovisual event - open call

Ars Electronica features a wide variety of activities every year: Symposia, exhibitions, performances, concerts and interventions spanning a broad arc from speculative futuristic scenarios to analytical considerations, from provocative actionism to philosophical debate.

Combining amazing artworks with fruitful conversations is the perfect recipe to create a meaningful experience that constantly scans the new media landscape to find the most inspiring projects. The projects are not simply chosen based on their technical realization but most importantly because the social and artistic innovation they incorporate.

The result of this consistent endeavour is the creation of a loyal community of audiovisual artists, researchers and visitors from all over the world that every year reunites in Linz to inspire and get inspired.

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Deep Space LIVE – Fata Morgana

Since its inception, the festival has been dedicated to develop new themes for each edition and the organizers are also constantly on the lookout for interesting new venues.

Indeed, the ongoing effort to break out of the narrow confines of conventional conference rooms and artistic spaces, and to stage cultural and scientific encounters in the public sphere has become something of an Ars Electronica trademark.

Stay tuned: Ars Electronica 2020 theme will be released soon!

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Arvato Systems re-launches Vidispine as go-to-market brand for Media Management & Monetization

Streamlined and integrated product portfolio Enabling customers to benefit further from product synergies Clear positioning in the marketplace  (Arvato Systems) Gütersloh – Arvato Systems announced today that it will combine the synergistic product portfolios of its media & entertainment related Arvato Systems and Vidispine businesses, presenting them under a relaunched Vidispine brand. The move will ...

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ATHENS DIGITAL ARTS FESTIVAL: 10 July – 10 September 2020 ONLINE

Par : Marco Savo



ADAF is an audiovisual event constantly evolving along with the new creative trends and breakthroughs within the digital arts, without loosing the core vision of its foundation days.

Every year the organisers finetune their artistic program through their open call for audiovisual artists, to keep themselves up to date with the ever-evolving new media art landscape.

From the initial focus on video art, installations and live performances they have been widening their program up to include Virtual Reality experiences (VR), Web Art, Video Games and more.

adaf 2020 - audiovisual event

The Athens Digital Arts Festival has been founded in 2005 and it is the pioneer longest living institution in Greece dedicated to audiovisual culture and digital arts. This year, as other audiovisual events, ADAF is responding to the Covid19 crisis with resilience and creativity.

Their 16th edition ADAF ONLINE| TECHNOTRIBALISM will be accessible to everyone through the internet. More than 5,500 audiovisual art proposals from 100 countries around the world are the source for the ADAF 2020 program selection.

adaf 2020 - open call for audiovisual artists

The 2020 year theme reflects upon our primitive status in the foundations of the new hyper-informational world, where the data-flux is absorbing the entire existence reaching the status of God.

Is technology serving us or we are serving the data-totem by providing our more sensible information, giving up our privacy for a greater good?

Algorithms, already present everywhere in the digital realm, are reading us better than ourselves, better than our friends and siblings and in the name of  optimization of our virtual experience, we are gradually letting them make decisions for us, filter our perceptions predict our behavior, our bio metrics, our emotions.

adaf 2020 - audiovisual event

All manifestations of culture can now be experienced on a digitized basis, translated to a language (code, DNA) and stored for everyone who possess it to experience regardless the circumstances. Markets and Money are transfiguring into intangible algorithmic byproducts. Everything to serve the information flow.

Close your eyes and connect to your data-doppelganger your mirrored algorithmic self to your digital footprint. You are part of techno-tribalism, you are part of ADAF 2020.

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Sarah Deas joins Pixel Power to strengthen sales team

Cambridge, UK, 18 June 2020: Pixel Power, the global leader in graphics production and playout automation, has appointed Sarah Deas to its head office team. Deas will provide internal sales support to the sales teams in the Cambridge base and regional offices in North America, South-East Asia and the Middle East. “I am delighted to ...

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Rafael

Par : Marco Savo

One of the main aspects we love about audiovisual culture is its diversity of concepts and aesthetics, spread across a variety tools and techniques.

What struck us immediately about the audiovisual artist Rafael are his powerful messages conveyed through conceptually dense live cinema performances.

Rafael manages to deliver delicately intense artworks where the audiovisual narrative and a strong political message are constantly shaped and kept in balance throughout the performance.

Rafael - Audiovisual Artist

Rafael has been living in Asia for 10 years where he merged his own European artistic and sociocultural background with the Asian aesthetics and political issues, especially within South Korea.

His phography academic background heightened his sensibility towards the image, with special reference to the body within the space.

Suggesting the movements and space exploration within his photos pushed him to experiment with videos and eventually with VJing tools such as Resolume, in order to enhance the interaction with his artworks. Transforming the still images into audio and video performance.

This is an extract of a live performance named “BOM” which is part of an ongoing day-by-day project made in Korea: KYOULBOMYOELEUMGAEUL.

The performance took place at the SEMA: Seoul Museum of Art. KYOUL means Winter in Korean, BOM is Spring, YOELEUM is Summer and GAEUL is Autumn.

The four season piece is a video reportage of Rafael experience in South Korea, presented in chronological order throughout different audiovisual mediums such as Live Cinema performance, Installation and screening.

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FLEX 510 de INTAMSYS, une imprimante 3D grande vitesse pour les matériaux flexibles

Le fabricant chinois INTAMSYS vient de révéler une nouvelle machine industrielle conçue pour l’impression de matériaux flexibles. Baptisée FLEX 510, cette solution rejoint la gamme du fabricant qui nous avait habitués à des machines hautes températures, plutôt centrées sur des…

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Face Nature – Future of the head and sensory apparatus

Face Nature – Future of the head and sensory apparatus
Created by Madeline Schwartzman, "Face Nature" is a series of experiments produced within the context of See Yourself X: Human Futures Expanded (SYX), a recent publication by Madeline that looks at human perception and the sensory apparatus and questions what will be the physical future of the head and the sensory apparatus in fifty years time.

The Mandalorian : un breakdown pour le droïde

Par : Shadows

Après un breakdown signé Image Engine et une interview de Chris Edwards de The Third Floor agrémenté de vidéos des coulisses par ILM, voici un nouveau making-of sur la série évènement de Disney, The Mandalorian.

C’est cette fois Hybride Technologies qui nous présente son travail. Comme l’explique le studio dans un article dédié, la confiance de Lucasfilm était logique, puisqu’Hybride a déjà travaillé sur l’ensemble des derniers films Star Wars, du Réveil de la Force à L’Ascension de Skywalker.

IG-11 : un droïde sans visage

En pratique, le studio s’est vu confier le personnage d’IG-11, un droïde assassin, mais aussi la création d’environnements virtuels pour la ville de Nevarro et les Lava Flats, une zone volcanique désertique.

Pour IG-11, explique Hybride, le studio a pu participer aux étapes de conception. Hal Hickel, superviseur d’animation, voulait une machine évoquant un assemblage grossier de pièces de voitures et un design rétro faisant penser à un pantin désarticulé. Hybride s’est alors basé sur les concepts issus de la production pour créer un modèle 3D. Une version physique de ce dernier a été mise en place sur le plateau afin de vérifier que rien ne posait problème. Quelques corrections plus tard, un modèle définitif a servi de référence durant le tournage.

En termes d’animation, l’absence de visage représentait un défi ; il a fallu exprimer les émotions et pensées du robot uniquement par ses mouvements et déplacements.

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La ville de Nevarro, située dans un désert volcanique, a été entièrement conçue par Hybride à partir de scans issus d’Hawaï et d’Islande : deux régions qui ont déjà inspiré de nombreuses oeuvres pour leurs décors.

Hybride précise avoir utilisé plusieurs textures haute résolution afin d’imiter la lave via de multiples réflexions et textures : l’idée étant d’obtenir un tout cohérent et composé de plusieurs types de sols et couches.

En ce qui concerne la ville elle-même, un ensemble d’éléments (façades, portions de sol, accessoires, tours, tourelles) rassemblés dans une banque d’assets ont servi à créer une douzaine de scènes. 250 éléments au total, précise Hybride, ont été intégrés à partir des références visuelles de la production. Afin de proposer un rendu plus naturel, une passe globale a été appliquée pour altérer les bâtiments : elle est censée simuler l’effet des intempéries atmosphériques sur cette bourgade vieillissante.

Au total, Hybride aura truqué 451 plans en 15 mois. Voici pour finir le breakdown vidéo :

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The Mandalorian : Image Engine dévoile les effets visuels de la série

Par : Shadows

L’équipe d’Image Engine présente un breakdown de son travail sur la série The Mandalorian. L’occasion de constater que ce projet ancré dans l’univers Star Wars n’a pas été tourné uniquement sur un plateau cerné d’écrans de LEDs.

Image Engine a contribué aux effets de 441 plans répartis sur plusieurs épisodes, qu’il s’agisse de décors complets ou étendus, de créatures, droïdes ou doublures numériques.

Production VFX Supervisor: Richard Bluff
Production VFX Producer: Abby Keller
Image Engine VFX Supervisor: Robin Hackl
Image Engine VFX Producer: Cara Davies

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Les imprimantes 3D FDM/FFF de PEEK et d’ULTEM

Les matériaux d’impression 3D techniques n’ont cessé de se développer ces dernières années, répondant à la demande des professionnels et des industriels à la recherche de solutions pouvant répondre à leurs contraintes physiques, mécaniques et chimiques. Le marché de la […]

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PBT EU partners with Linxstream Media to provide localization services in Middle East

Par : RadianceC

NEXT-TT forms the technology backbone of unique PixelSub platform –  PBT EU forms a strategic partnership with Linxstream Media to provide localization services across Middle East 5 June 2020, Dubai  – Well-established systems integrator PBT EU is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with leading post-production, localization, and entertainment company, Linxstream Media. The partnership launches ...

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Crowdfunding : à quelques heures de la date limite, franc succès pour la Creality CR-6 SE

Par : Shadows

La société Creality est assez connue des adeptes de l’impression 3D à filament : ses produits abordables en kit, tels la Ender 3, ont permis à toute une génération de se lancer à moindre coût dans l’aventure. Si le prix réduit a parfois des inconvénients (bruit, choix des composants, conception), la communauté a mis en place de nombreux éléments (souvent eux-mêmes en impression 3D) pour améliorer ces produits : meilleur guidage du filament, changement du ventilateur de refroidissement, de la plaque d’impression, etc.
Bref : les imprimantes Creality sont souvent la décision par défaut pour les personnes cherchant un produit éprouvé, sous les 500€ et pouvant être amélioré moyennant un peu de bricolage.

Récemment, Creality a lancé une campagne Kickstarter autour de la Creality CR-6 SE : une nouvelle imprimante 3D dans la lignée de la Ender 3 mais avec des améliorations notables.
On notera en particulier l’arrivée d’un second moteur sur l’axe Z, d’un écran LCD tactile pour le contrôle, des composants censés minimiser le bruit, ou encore un système pour niveler automatiquement le plateau.

Le tout cause une inflation tarifaire par rapport à la Ender 3 : le prix de vente final devrait se situer autour de 430 dollars, mais participer au financement participatif permet d’économiser une centaine de dollars (soit environ 300€ au total auxquels viennent se rajouter les frais de port, mais pas la TVA, Creality ayant indiqué que les envois pour l’Europe se feront depuis l’Europe).

A noter également, la campagne permet aussi de jeter votre dévolu sur la CR-6 Max, une imprimante très semblable à la CR-6 SE mais avec un volume d’impression massif de 40cm de côté. Le prix est en revanche largement plus élevé.

A l’heure où nous publions cet article, la campagne dépasse les 3,5 millions d’euros de soutiens. Il faut dire que même si les règles de prudence d’une campagne Kickstarter s’appliquent (en particulier, sur l’absence de garantie de finalisation du produit), l’expérience de Creality et le fait que des prototypes quasi finaux ont été envoyés à plusieurs vidéastes spécialistes de l’impression 3D font de cette campagne une précommande plus qu’un soutien au développement.

Vous trouverez ci-dessous les spécifications du produit et des tests vidéo des prototypes. Si vous souhaitez soutenir le projet, il vous reste un peu plus de 24h pour le faire. Notez que des addons ont été débloqués (composants de rechange ou additionnels) : n’hésitez pas à y jeter un oeil, de même qu’à la section FAQ.

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DIT EDUARDO EGUIA ON MAKING THE MANDALORIAN

DIT Eduardo Eguia details the imaging process used on The Mandalorian The Mandalorian is about the travels of a lone bounty hunter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic. It is the backstory vision of George Lucas’, to the Star Wars bounty hunter theme that tied together ...

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Lisa Park

Lisa Park is a multidisciplinary artist based in New York and South Korea.

She is best known for her works with biofeedback devices, such as heart rate and brainwave sensors to express invisible biological signals and emotions as auditory and visual representations.

In creating art installations and performances using sensor technology, she strives to explore the importance of human relationships and connections.

Park is a recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. Her works have been featured by Art21, Artnet, The Creators Project, New York Times magazine, Wired, PBS, Time Out NY, the New York Post, and through many other media outlets.

She received BFA in Fine Arts at Art Center College of Design and her Masters from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

One of her interactive audiovisual installations left us particularly fascinated: “Blooming”.

It highlights the importance of human presence and physical connection in our lives. It cannot be bloomed alone and is only bloomed by the relationship between people. As a response to participants’ skin- to – skin contacts, heart rate, and gestures, “Blooming” blossoms according to their intimacy. As audience members hold hands or embrace , the digital Cherry tree flowers bloom and scatter.

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Houdini HIVE Worldwide : des dizaines de présentations en accès libre

Par : Shadows

Il y a quelques jours, SideFX organisait en ligne Houdini HIVE Worldwide : une série de présentations en ligne sur un vaste panel de sujets. Solaris, motion graphics, fracturation, environnements, art, RenderMan, VFX… Qu’il s’agisse de présentations théoriques, de didacticiels ou de cas clients, vous devriez y trouver votre compte.

Vous pouvez retrouver ces présentations chez SideFX, classées par thème et avec descriptif. Dans bien des cas, des fichiers sont aussi proposés pour suivre les formations et les reproduire chez vous.

Voici également une micro-sélection de vidéos qui vous donnera une idée du contenu proposé :

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BODY (UN)MUTE: 28–29 May 2020 ONLINE


ONLINE, 28 – 29 May 2020

BODY (UN)MUTE: A two-day online festival that looks into the rituals of dancing and masking in times of social distancing.


As we slide into the new normal or la nueva normalidad it is inevitable that the AV world will experience a considerable amount of visibility during the pandemic as technology plays an important part in everything that we do. A surge of online events, meetings and live streams now fill up our diaries like they are going out of fashion and meeting up with your mates down the pub for a pint after work is so 2019.

Enter the evolution of user generated entertainment platforms like Twitch, which now boasts 17.5 million average daily visitors. Resident Advisor has invented its own virtual island Streamland where all virtual events that have been successfully submitted to RA exist. And MelodyVR brings the artist even closer to the fan through some very high spec virtual reality streaming experiences. Did somebody say Zoom quiz? 

The drive for innovation and exploration in the world of audiovisual art and culture is again on the rise, opening up in new forms. Which leads me onto the question about interdisciplinary artists and institutions who challenge the status quo and dare to oppose the mainstream. Where are they and what is their artistic response to the pandemic? 

I give you BODY (UN)MUTE. A two-day online festival curated by Bogomir Doringer hosted by ICK Dans Amsterdam that looks into the rituals of dancing and masking in times of social distancing. The audiovisual event will deliver a programme of workshops, talks and performances from all corners of new media, dance and conceptual art. But how can these rituals take place in an online space?

Photo courtesy of BODY (UN)MUTE: Ania Nowak_performance: To the Aching Parts!

“Technology has been around forever, but most people are not familiar with the basics of streaming. Porn channels and video gaming platforms are way ahead of time and up until now artists haven’t really engaged with it, which makes it harder to get a certain quality that produces something more than just a Zoom call. I have been following the ritual of masking since 9/11 with my project Faceless – Re-inventing Privacy Through Subversive Media Strategies. What is the role of this in contemporary times? BODY (UN)MUTE is a physical representation of Faceless and my art exhibition Dance Of Urgency, which explores how dance and ritual rise in times of personal and collective crises, and how it can empower individuals and groups. In amongst a global pandemic both these ideas live together and that is why I want to explore this space with new media artists”

– Bogomir Doringer

Jeremy Bailey

Some highlights come in the form of Famous New Media Artist Jeremy Bailey who wants you to join his Augmented Reality Makeover Party where step-by-step you can learn how to perfect your own Augmented Reality (AR) digital mask and alter ego. Transgress and queer-up your identity, become a drag unicorn or whatever else you can imagine! 

BODY (UN)MUTE
Jeremy Bailey: Augmented Reality Makeover Party

Rosa Menkman

Rosa Menkman, an art theorist and visual artist specialising in glitch art and resolution theory, will screen her work Pique Nique pour les Inconnues :: The CHORUS VERSION (2019-2020). The video looks at various unknown women whose images are linked to the history of image processing. While these women seem to be able to prolong their existence for as long as the (digital) realms will copy and reuse them, most of them have lost their name and identity.

Photo courtesy of BODY (UN)MUTE: Rosa Menkman performing Pique Nique pour les Inconnues The CHORUS VERSION

Keren Rosenberg

Live performance comes in the form of Keren Rosenberg and Nicola Cavalazzi, who will present an audiovisual art installation which explores our social obsession in self-exposure through the use of modern technology. Together they will question what it means to perform in front of a camera – where does the body finish and the screen start? 

Photo courtesty of BODY (UN)MUTE: Keren Rosenberg performing Emotional Porn – Exhibition of the Self

Dr. Kelina Gotman

Dr. Kelina Gotman talks about how Choreomania, the manic crave for dance, is not just a bi-product of lockdown. Choreographer Emio Greco will elaborate on the Pizzica, a dance from his native ground in Puglia that was danced to heal yourself from the bite of a poisonous spider. And Shanghai Radio will close the two day event giving us an insight into how creativity, music and online streaming kept the Chinese creative community connected during the lockdown. 

In a reaction to the pandemic tickets for the event are based on the principles of donation, which provides the public freedom to support the hard work and dedication from all the artists involved.

Let the body unmute. 

BODY (UN)MUTE in collaboration with ICK Dans Amsterdam
Online Tickets available through the event website.

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