Andy has spent nearly two decades writing about the broadcast and film industries for a variety of high-profile industry publications on both sides of the Atlantic. He lives in the middle of the English countryside, where he dreams of rolling all his hobbies of cycling, drumming, playing cricket, watching rugby, listening to prog and reading sci-fi into one, potentially rather dangerous, activity.Website URL:
With the announcement that the upcoming Softimage 2015 release, due to ship mid-April, will be the last one for the Softimage product line, Autodesk has pulled the plug on one of the defining names of the industry; a truly pioneering 3D package that changed the shape of visual effects.
Some 30 years after the Macintosh debuted in a jaw dropping commercial that still sets the standards for such things, the cult of Apple shows no sign of diminishing. What tends to be forgotten though is that Steve Jobs was ousted from his own company soon after and that Apple very nearly didn't make it into the 21st century. Andy Stout charts the company's wilderness years
The graph above has been produced by Gabriel Dusil of Visual Unity and shows something rather interesting: that the adoption rate of entertainment technology is accelerating all the time and, rather than being too early, 4K is arriving at almost the perfect time.