Marvel’s 2Q Profits Dip Without a Movie

Marvel Entertainment’s riding the financial rollercoaster unavoidable to small film studios. Without a major film release, the company posted a 38 percent drop in profits and ... Continue Reading →

Comics Legend Neal Adams Teams with ICM

Neal Adams, a legend in the comic book industry, is looking to cross over into writing and directing movies and has signed on with ICM for representation. According to the Hollywood ... Continue Reading →

Sony Imageworks Goes Open Source

Sony Pictures Imageworks announced an open-source development program that will start with the VFX studio releasing five technologies. The initial releases will include: ‘ OSL, ... Continue Reading →

Lightworks, Caustic Graphics Team Up

A strategic alliance brings together the rendering solutions of Lightworks and Caustic Graphics, makers of the CausticRT ray-tracing application. Also part of the deal is the CausticGL ... Continue Reading →

Autodesk Upgrades Maya MotionBuilder for 2010

Autodesk has announced in conjunction with SIGGRAPH a makeover for its signature Maya animation program as well as a new version of its real-time 3D character animation program MotionBuilder. Autodesk ... Continue Reading →

Delgo, Turtles and Tigger on DVD

It’s something old, something new and some stuff on Blu-ray this week, as new animation and VFX-related releases include the recent feature film Delgo (Fox, $22.98), Tigger Movie: ... Continue Reading →

Gnomon Goes Behind the Scenes on Up

The Gnomon School of Visual Effects will host a special look behind the scenes on the most recent Pixar animated feature with a special event titled ‘The Making of Up,’ ... Continue Reading →

Kells Takes Top Prize at SICAF

The Secret of Kells has racked up another festival win, taking the grand prize for feature films at the 13th Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival in South Korea. Another ... Continue Reading →

MoCap Society Hosts Satan’s SIGGRAPH Event

The Motion Capture Society is set to host Satan’s Rotoscopers, a free mixer and screening event Aug. 5 at the SIGGRAPH conference in New Orleans. The event, the third annual ... Continue Reading →

Pixar Announces RenderMan Products, Upgrades

Pixar has made unlimited threading across all its RenderMan products, as well as the upcoming release of RenderMan Pro Server 15.0 and introduced Tractor 1.0, a new render management ... Continue Reading →