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46 cgw | e d i t i o n 1 , 2 0 1 8 N E W S Edition 1, 2018, Volume 41, COMPUTER GRAPHICS WORLD (USPS 665-250) (ISSN-0271-4159) is published quarterly resulting in 4 issues per year by COP Communications, Inc. Corporate offices: 620 West Elk Avenue, Glendale, CA 91204, Tel: 818-291-1100; FAX: 818-291-1190; Web Address: Periodicals Postage Paid at Glendale, CA, 91205 & additional mailing offices. COMPUTER GRAPHICS WORLD is distributed worldwide. Annual subscription prices are $72, USA; $98, Canada & Mexico; $150 International airfreight. To order subscriptions, call 847-559-7310. © 2018 CGW by COP Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. No material may be reprinted without permission. Authorization to photocopy items for internal or personal use, or the internal or personal use of specific clients, is granted by Computer Graphics World, ISSN-0271-4159, provided that the appropriate fee is paid directly to Copyright Clearance Center Inc., 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923 USA 508-750-8400. Prior to photocopying items for educational classroom use, please contact Copyright Clearance Center Inc., 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923 USA 508-750-8400. For further information check Copyright Clearance Center Inc. online at: The COMPUTER GRAPHICS WORLD fee code for users of the Transactional Reporting Services is 0271-4159/96 $1.00 + .35. POSTMASTER: Send change of address form to Computer Graphics World, P.O. Box 3296, Northbrook, IL 60065-3296. These are some of the exciting topics that will be covered in the next issue of Computer Graphics World magazine. ¢ VISUAL EFFECTS – See how various studios are using cutting-edge tech to bring science fiction to the big screen. ¢ VIRTUAL REALITY – A look at the current state of this technology and how it is transforming the industry. ¢ VFX ON TV – The challenges of creating big-time effects on limited budgets. ¢ SCIENCE – CG technology is more than fun and games! ¢ GPUs – Examining the latest breakthroughs in processing. ...AND MORE! FOR ADVERTISING INFORMATION CONTACT OUR SALES TEAM MARI KOHN, DIRECTOR OF SALES 818. 291.1153 | LISA NEELY, CORPORATE MARKETING & ADVERTISING SALES EXECUTIVE 818.660.5828 | WILLIAM R. RITTWAGE, PRESIDENT/CEO 818. 291.1111 | next issue BONUS DISTRIBUTION COMIC-CON BRAVE'S MERIDA CREATED WITH PIXAR'S PRESTO. standard for bringing natural phenomena, destruction, and other digital effects to the screen. Bill Spitzak and Jonathan Egstad for the visionary design, devel- opment and stewardship of the Nuke compositing system. Built for production at Digital Domain, Nuke has become a ubiquitous and flexible tool used across the motion-picture industry, enabling novel and sophisticated workflows at an unprecedented scale. Abigail Brady, Jon Wadelton, and Jerry Huxtable for their signifi- cant contributions to the architecture and extensibility of the Nuke compositing system. Expanded as a commercial product at The Foundry, Nuke is a comprehensive, versatile, and stable system that has established itself as the backbone of compositing and im- age-processing pipelines across the motion-picture industry. Leonard Chapman for the overall concept, design, and devel- opment, Stanislav Gorbatov for the electronic system design, and David Gasparian and Souhail Issa for the mechanical design and integration of the Hydrascope telescoping camera crane systems. With its fully waterproof construction, the Hydrascope has great- ly advanced crane technology and versatility by enabling precise long-travel, multi-axis camera movement in, out of, and through fresh or salt water. Meanwhile, Mark Elendt and Side Effects Soware, received the Academy Award of Merit (Oscar statuette) for the creation and development of the Houdini visual effects and animation system. With more than 20 years of continual innovation, Houdini has delivered the power of procedural methods to visual effects artists, making it the industry standard for bringing natural phenomena, destruction, and other digital effects to the screen. And, Jonathan Erland received the Gordon E. Sawyer Award (Os- car statuette), which is presented to an individual in the motion-pic- ture industry whose technological contributions have brought credit to the industry.

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