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Whether it’s a TV show, commercial or feature film, it likely features some sort of visual effect. The growth of visual effects work in our industry has changed the way we work and the content everyone else watches. Visual effects artists need to previs and postvis shots, render, get the most from their workstations and they also need to store a lot of data.

Below we highlight some of the key technology players supporting the VFX industry today, with each providing information on why they could be the solution to your needs.

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Quantum is a leading expert in scale-out tiered storage, archive and data protection. Our StorNext platform powers modern high-performance workflows, enabling seamless, realtime collaboration and keeping content readily accessible for future use and re-monetization. More than 100,000 customers have trusted us to address their most demanding content workflow needs, including top studios, major broadcasters and cutting-edge content creators. With Quantum, customers have the end-to-end storage platform they need to manage assets from ingest through finishing and into delivery and long-term preservation.

What you’ll find in Quantum’s techToolbox:

Case Study – aiWARE for Xcellis

Case Study – Feeling Flashy?

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Autodesk software lets animators, modelers and visual effects artists access the tools they need to create compelling effects, believable 3D characters and massive digital worlds. Autodesk Flame provides tools for 3D compositing, visual effects and editorial finishing, in an integrated, creative environment.

What you’ll find in Autodesk’s techToolbox:

Video – FLAME: ADVANCED 3D VISUAL EFFECTS SOFTWARE

Presentation – New to Flame?

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Blackmagic Design creates world-class video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, disk recorders, waveform monitors and real time film scanners for the feature film, post production and broadcast industries. Our Fusion solution offers advanced compositing software for VFX artists, broadcast and motion graphic designers, and 3D animators.

What you’ll find in the Blackmagic Design techToolbox:

Product Report – Blackmagic’s Fusion 9

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MAXON Cinema 4D is an industry-leading, professional 3D software toolkit. Artists and designers around the world rely on Cinema 4D to create high-end 3D images and animations for general design, motion graphics, VFX, VR/AR and all types of visualization. Cinema 4D is renowned for offering spectacular image quality and an intuitive, easy-to-use interface that puts professional results within reach of artists at all levels of CGI experience.

What you’ll find in the MAXON techToolbox:

Video – Top New Features and Updates in Cinema 4D Release 19

Video – Mike “Beeple” Winkelmann talks about inspiration and his work setup with Maxon Cinema 4D and After Effects.

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BOXX is an innovator of high-performance computer workstations, rendering systems and servers for visual effects, animation, motion media, architecture, engineering, deep learning and more. For 21 years, we’ve combined performance, speed and reliability with keen industry knowledge to become a trusted choice of creative professionals worldwide.

What you’ll find in the BOXX techToolbox:

Video – BOXX Customer Story: VFX Supervisor Gary Walker

White Paper – Configuring the Ultimate Cinema 4D Workstation

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