Pixar is making another in-house animation tool free for anyone to use

Last year, Pixar made its in-house animation software RenderMan free for non-commercial use, giving would-be filmmakers a powerful tool to get started with animated shorts and films. Now, it’s following this up by making another piece of in-house software not only free, but also open source. Pixar’s Universal Scene Description tool (USD) acts as an assembly station for…

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Animation Artist In Residence Tokyo 2016

Organised by the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs and run by the Japan Image Council, the project aims to promote both the creation of excellent works of animation and a better understanding of Japanese culture by providing three outstanding young animation artists from around the world with an opportunity to come to Tokyo and create new works while directly interacting with Japanese animation culture. The duration…

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