The Siggraph 2015 conference has come to a close, so here are the most important announcements from the world's leading VFX, animation and graphics show at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

We've spent the week bringing you the most important news from the show floor (shown here, with giant projection-mapped Josh Harker skull).

Among the highlights so far are Mari 3 from The Foundry, Cinema 4D R17 and Autodesk announcing new extension releases for Maya 2016 and 3ds Max 2016, as well as online content marketplace.

There's also the release of V-Ray for NUKE from Chaos Group and the announcement that Pixar is to release its Universal Scene Description software (USD) as an open-source project by summer 2016.

Google is also taking a big stand at Siggraph, announcing the the public beta of Zync, its Cloud Platform cloud-native rendering solution, anmong other new ventures.

Read on for more detail.

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