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Weta Digital sells technology division for $2.3b to US firm
Thu, 11th Nov 2021
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Unity, which produces software for game developers and digital artists, has agreed to acquire the studio's tools, pipeline of work, technology and 275 staff.
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Weta Digital draws on cloud computing power of AWS to create movie magic
Tue, 8th Sep 2020
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Weta Digital has chosen Amazon Web Services as its technology partner to advance its visual effects and animation processes.
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NZ's international tech reputation on the rise
Wed, 17th Jul 2019
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New Zealand's tech sector is attracting international attention, with South Korea's SK Group visiting to explore collaboration opportunities.
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Foundation for open media software development launched
Mon, 13th Aug 2018
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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and The Linux Foundation launched the Academy Software Foundation with Weta Workshop as a founding member.
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Weta Workshop opens new mixed reality facility called Weta Gameshop
Tue, 20th Mar 2018
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Weta Workshop has officially opened its newest facility, Weta Gameshop, thought to be the world’s first specialist mixed reality development studio.
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Weta, Microsoft and HTC team-up at the Wellington centre for mixed reality
Mon, 7th Aug 2017
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Wellington’s virtual and mixed reality centre, Projectr, has officially opened and it has some major partners...
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Week in review: The biggest stories that went down this week on NetGuide
Fri, 24th Feb 2017
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apple
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It was a busy week for the NetGuide team. We thought we'd make it easy for you and pick out our highlights of the week in the land of consumer tech.
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Weta Workshop’s kickstarter goes off with a bang
Thu, 23rd Feb 2017
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Weta Workshop's first ever tabletop game, GKR: Heavy Hitters, reached its funding goal in just over four hours on Kickstarter.
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Vic Uni and Weta Digital launches computer graphics programme
Thu, 7th Apr 2016
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Victoria University introduces new Computer Graphics programme to meet increasing demand for professionals in the industry.
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Weta Workshop: Bringing breakthrough 'mixed reality' tech to life
Wed, 3rd Feb 2016
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Wellington’s Weta Workshop is set to play a pivotal creative role in creating Magic Leap’s Mixed Reality LightfieldTM technology.
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ARANZ Geo snags GreenButton founder for board of directors
Wed, 7th Jan 2015
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Christchurch based ARANZ Geo has appointed Scott Houston to its Board of Directors in the hopes of pushing boundaries and expanding into the global market,.
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A New Era of Database Tech: HP New Zealand and Weta Digital
Mon, 13th Oct 2014
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HP New Zealand and Weta Digital usher in a new database tech era with HP's Gen9 servers, boosting efficiency and cutting costs.
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Seven things you didn’t know about Arista Networks
Sun, 24th Feb 2013
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Unveiling the secrets of Arista Networks: from a specialist vendor to a major player in enterprise networking, here's what you didn't know.
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The tech behind Weta Digital's success
Fri, 30th Mar 2012
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Weta Digital, celebrated for its groundbreaking VFX in films like Avatar, thrives on cutting-edge tech and strategic alliances.
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NetApp’s role in Avatar
Wed, 3rd Feb 2010
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Avatar generates record-breaking amount of data, forcing Weta Digital to partner with NetApp for innovative storage solution.
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Weta replicates fan-designed weapon
Wed, 13th Jan 2010
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Winner of Ratchet and Clank weapon design comp announced - WETA Workshop to develop Fluttenator 300 model replica.