VFX Technologies used to create magic on screen
12:00 pm PDT 23/01/2019 By Poonam Mondal

Did you have a nerve-racking moment while watching Ghost Protocol, when Top Cruise jumped off from the tallest building of the world, Burj Khalifa? The thought that Tom Cruise might have climbed the 110th floor jumped off the building might have boggled your mind. The fact is, these stunts were as dangerous as it looks and the funniest part is that the scene was shot on a partial set down at ground level, with CG building extensions as it was impractical to shoot … Read More

IIT Hyderabad takes an AI leap with introduction of B.Tech program in AI
6:30 pm PDT 18/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

India being synonymous to all things IT has been incorporating new tech into the day to day life. Artificial intelligence is one such technology that has gained a lot of traction worldwide and has evolved in ways that far exceed its original conception. Not only that, even the education system and courses are evolving and expanding with new incorporation of technology. Taking an example, recently Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad has launched a full- proof B.Tech program in Artificial Intelligence … Read More

HyperX unveils cloud gaming headset for PS4 in India
4:30 pm PDT 18/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company has launched the HyperX Cloud for PlayStation4 (PS4) gaming headset. Officially licensed by Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC, the new headset is designed specifically for PlayStation 4 gamers with complementary PlayStation 4 blue colour accents, and HyperX comfort. The HyperX Cloud for PlayStation 4 is now available at online and retail stores at an MRP of Rs 9,990 along with a two-year warranty. HyperX Cloud is platform compatible with PlayStation 4, while offering … Read More

MR card game ‘Lightseekers’ to make its debut in PC and Mac
10:00 am PDT 18/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

PlayFusion, the developer and publisher of the MR trading card game Lightseekers will be making its long-awaited debut onto PC and MacBook. Building on the smash success of the game on Nintendo Switch, the Heroes of Tantos are making their way onto Steam in Q1 of 2019. The best part is that the game will support cross-play with mobile devices, the Nintendo Switch and now with Steam, so there’s a wealth of adventures to be had from day one. Over 750,000 players have … Read More

‘Myth-o-Katha’ goes AR and gets its second season
7:00 pm PDT 17/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Myth-o-Katha is back! The animated GIF series from the house of Vaanarsena Studios has returned with its second season from 14 January after a little hibernation. Available across several social media platforms, Myth-o-Katha focuses on one mythological character through three GIFs a week and is out every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The second season has started with a fresh batch of characters and not all of them were heroes. Vaanarsena Studios’ ‘Senapati’ Vivek Ram revealed the reason for this temporary slumber … Read More

Guest Column| How immersive technologies (XR) will shape the Indian Industry in 2019?
12:00 pm PDT 14/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

XR- The 4th wave: extended-reality (XR) has opened-up limitless possibilities and real benefits for both businesses and consumers since 2013. Immersive technologies such as virtual-reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed-reality (MR) are the three major variants of XR. Unique offerings from these three technologies pose evident potentials to become mainstream in the next three to five years. Let’s try to do a brief investigation on where is the treasure, how different industries are harnessing themselves to harvest the benefits of … Read More

The technology leap in the gaming industry in 2018
7:00 pm PDT 12/01/2019 By Poonam Mondal

India has always been upfront in embracing the innovative creations and consuming limitless trends! The bigger the market size, the higher the consumption rate. Since technology and gaming go hand in hand, the gaming industry has aced the technology trends to surprise individuals. Gaming technology has taken a leap ahead in 2018 and brought surprises after surprises in every quarter. The future of gaming depends on ongoing technological renewal. For example,  classics like 90s DOS games are fun to revisit … Read More

HTC VIVE evolves premium VR portfolio with new launches
11:00 am PDT 12/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

HTC VIVE has announced new hardware, software, and content offerings that redefine how VR is experienced. With Vive Pro Eye, a new headset with built-in eye tracking, the high-end VR experience from Vive Pro just got even better. In addition, Viveport, HTC’s global app store for VR content, announced unlimited subscription access with Viveport Infinity so all the best content is available at any time. HTC also unveiled a developer kit for a future headset, Vive Cosmos, created with a … Read More

How VFX revolutionised storytelling in 2018
6:00 pm PDT 11/01/2019 By Parth Kaushik

The year 2018 swished myriad brushstrokes on the canvas of the Entertainment Industry in the past year. Ineluctably, motion pictures have gained momentum with VFX being the crucial part of the process. Indian movies over the past year have made use of the art of VFX by varying degrees. It has not escaped the notice of Indian masses that even though Indian VFX scene is purportedly in its first flushes, Indian artists have long been associated with the major International projects … Read More

Kingston to showcase upcoming consumer, enterprise SSDs and everyday life embedded solutions at CES 2019
11:30 am PDT 09/01/2019 By AnimationXpress Team

Kingston Digital, will once again share upcoming products for consumers and business customers at Consumer Electronics Show (CES)  2019. At CES, Kingston will provide demonstrations on : Next generation four-channel NVMe M.2 SSDs providing consumers of all levels blazing speed and high performance. A side of the company that is rarely seen are its embedded solutions which power products found in your everyday life. High-endurance microSD cards for devices such as security and dash cameras. 8K video editing station powered … Read More

#FeatureFriday: Why did ‘Fortnite’ not hit the Indian popularity mark in 2018?
6:00 pm PDT 04/01/2019 By Poonam Mondal

Jump into Fortnite Battle Royale and head to the Battle Pass tab! Over one and a half years back Fortnite globally revolutionised the gaming scene. Launched on 27 July, 2017 by Epic games with various modes, it has been counted as one of the most popular video games in the world, with 200 million registered users in India alone. Despite the global appeal, Fortnite failed to hit the level of popularity mark in India widely. The game has built a global hype and thus … Read More

How Music Festivals enhance the experience with stunning visuals and animation
4:00 pm PDT 02/01/2019 By Parth Kaushik

Touted as one of the biggest electronic music festivals, Sunburn 2018 managed to pack in the crowd of close to thirty thousand enthusiasts from across the world in the hundred-acre Oxford valley Pune. Music festivals are known to gravitate enormous crowds owing to a number of elements. Despite local and governmental pressures, licensing hurdles, nippy weather and several other hindrances, Sunburn manages to bounce back with an ever-widening appeal each year.  As the festival ended this year, Percept limited MD … Read More