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Lucasfilm, SPI Update Alembic Exchange Formata

Alembic is getting an upgrade. Lucasfilm and Sony Pictures Imageworks announced improvements and updates to the open-source exchange format at SIGGRAPH 2012 in Los Angeles. The new ... Continue Reading →
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Major LightWave Upgrade Announced at SIGGRAPH

The LightWave 3D Group announced today LightWave 11.5, the most-recent version of its Emmy-winning 3D modeling, animation and rendering software. A complete 3D pipeline, LightWave 11.5 ... Continue Reading →
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DWA Sets China Facility; Will Co-Produce ‘Kung Fu Panda 3'

DreamWorks Animation is heading east. The company announced a joint venture called Oriental DreamWorks, which will establish itself at a new complex in Shanghai called the “Dream ... Continue Reading →
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2012 SIGGRAPH Must-Sees

With the 39th annual conference and exhibit running August 5-9 in the Los Angeles Convention Center, there’s plenty for CG fanatics and technophiles to check out. Here’s our list ... Continue Reading →
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Best of the Brief-Attention-Span Theater

An overview of the key award-winning shorts screening at the 2012 edition of SIGGRAPH’s Computer Animation Festival. During the 39th SIGGRAPH Conference in Los Angeles this summer, ... Continue Reading →
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A Cutting-Edge Valentine to a Gone-by Era

The new Disney short Paperman offers a visually striking marriage between CG and traditional animation. One of the greatest things about the animation business is that every once in ... Continue Reading →
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The Bugs Are Back!

Director Shinji Aramaki and exec producer Casper Van Dien take us back to the world of Verhoeven’s classic with the new CG-animated movie Starship Troopers: Invasion. It’s been ... Continue Reading →
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Win This ‘ParaNorman’ Zombie Survival Kit!

The kind folks at Focus Features, who are releasing LAIKA studio’s latest 3-D stop-motion feature ParaNorman nationwide on August 17, have put together an awesome Norman-themed prize ... Continue Reading →
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Benjamin Reveals ‘Archer’ Crossover with ‘Bob’s Burgers’

Get ready for the most off-beat animation crossover of all time, as the FX series Archer is set to collide with the Fox hit Bob’s Burgers. The thread that ties the shows together ... Continue Reading →
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BOXX Demos New renderPRO & renderBOXX at SIGGRAPH

BOXX Technologies announced that its newly redesigned renderPRO and upgraded renderBOXX will debut at SIGGRAPH 2012. “We understand the applications our customers employ to create, ... Continue Reading →