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From Paper to VR: 360-degree Animation of 2D Illustrations
By Cody Welsh

In the modern day, there are a number of software options for artists who wish to animate their illustrations without a lot of the tedious work that might otherwise be involved in the process. One company that produces this kind of software is Live2D, whose products focus on dynamic and configurable 2D models of illustrations. Cubism is their flagship product at the moment, boasting many of the tools that a regular 3D modeling program might possess. Recently, Live2D announced the development of a new software program: Euclid.

MODELSWARD 2015

The purpose of the International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development, MODELSWARD 2015, is to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, academicians as well as industrial professionals from all over the world to present their research results and development activities in using models and model driven engineering techniques for software development.

VES Releases First-Ever VFX Software Reference Platform

The Visual Effects Society has just announced its involvement in a groundbreaking project: the creation of a reference platform for VFX software development. Called, quite simply, the 'VFX Reference Platform,' its purpose is to minimize incompatibilities between different VFX software packages and encourage further adoption of Linux by VFX software vendors.

Some background on the project from the VFX Reference Platform website:

Probabilistic Color-by-Numbers: Suggesting Pattern Colorizations Using Factor Graphs

Date and Time: Thursday November 14, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. PST
Location: Intel, SC9 Auditorium, 3601 Juliette Ln, Santa Clara, CA
Presenters: Sharon Lin, Ph.D. candidate, Stanford University, Daniel Ritchie, Ph.D. candidate, Stanford University and Matthew Fisher, Ph.D & PostDoc, Stanford University
Website Link: Silicon Valley ACM SIGGRAPH

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Fort Lauderdale ACM SIGGRAPH

The Foundry’s Application Specialist Extraordinaire, Deke Kinkaid, will be on hand to provide some awesome demos, cool tricks, and preview some exclusive new and upcoming features for NUKE 8, MARI, and HIERO.

CAD 2013

CAD'13 is the 10th Annual International CAD Conference and Exhibition, to be held at the University of Bergamo, Italy.

The conference has keynote presentations, parallel paper sessions, product demonstrations, and several forms of exhibits. Special features include industry exhibits, academic exhibits, best paper award, best student paper award, journal archival, featured industry speakers and keynote speakers.

MODELSWARD 2013

The purpose of the International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering and Software Development, MODELSWARD 2013, is to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, academicians as well as industrial professionals from all over the world to present their research results and development activities in using models and model driven engineering techniques for Software Development. Model-Driven Development (MDD) is an approach to the development of IT systems in which models take a central role, not only for analysis of these systems but also for their construction.