#262 August/September 2016

Puppet Masters LAIKA again pushes the boundaries for stop-motion and delivers scope, humanity and action in its fourth feature Kubo and the Two Strings.   Illumination Runs Wild ... Continue Reading →
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Spotlight: Educational and Technical Animation

A look at some of the companies that are finding fascinating and profitable new applications for the medium. Animation: It ain’t just for cartoons anymore. In fact, it hasn’t been ... Continue Reading →
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Writers Guild Awards Timeline Announced

The Writers Guild of America West and East have unveiled the deadline schedule for the 2017 Writers Guild Awards. The 69th annual WGAs will be presented at simultaneous ceremonies in ... Continue Reading →
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‘Borrowed Time’ Takes Best in Show at SIGGRAPH CG Fest

SIGGRAPH 2016 has announced the winners — and highlights — of the 43rd annual Computer Animation Festival. Running with the tagline “Render the Possibilities,” SIGGRAPH ... Continue Reading →
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Patrick Osborne’s ‘Pearl’ Launches for Spotlight Stories

Google Spotlight Story Pearl, directed by Academy Award winner Patrick Osborne (Feast), officially launched at Google I/O on Friday. The 360 interactive, animated short has also premiered ... Continue Reading →
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Manchester Animation Festival 2016 Calls for Entries

The 2016 edition of the U.K.’s Manchester Animation Festival is shaping up, with organizers announcing that the event will take place November 15-17 at HOME in Manchester, and launching ... Continue Reading →
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Ask A Baboon – Issue #254

Putting More Spring In Your Springboard – Part 2 Aaaand we’re back! Last time, we spoke with two of Baboon Animation’s finest – Joe Vitale (Angry Birds, Felix the Cat) and ... Continue Reading →
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Meeting of the Masters

The best and brightest are preparing to descend on Marina del Rey for the fourth annual World Animation and Visual Effects Summit, set for Nov. 2-4. The World Animation and Visual ... Continue Reading →
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August-September 2015 Tech Reviews

Substance Designer 5 Substance Painter by Allegorithmic is a favorite tool in my current toolbox. It allows quick and effective texture development and prototyping with very little ... Continue Reading →
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#248 March 2015

Highlights Issue 248 Mar. ‘15   SpongeBob Gets Real The long-lived Nick star enters the third dimension for his second movie outing, Sponge Out of Water. Hitting a New Note Lucasfilm ... Continue Reading →