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Thinkbox Unveils Deadline 6.1 at SIGGRAPH

Thinkbox Software has announced the latest version of its cross-platform render farm management solution, Deadline 6.1, along with VMX for Deadline, an extension of its flexible toolkit ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH News Bytes

+ Faceware Technologies, purveyor of markerless 3D facial motion-capture solutions, announced a new realtime product called Faceware Live which can capture a live actor’s facial ... Continue Reading →
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‘Angry Birds Star Wars II’ Launches This Fall

Rovio Entertainment Ltd. and Lucasfilm Ltd. have announced they are continuing their collaboration by offering a sequel to their hot property smash-up game Angry Birds Star Wars. The ... Continue Reading →
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Side Effects Software Introduces Houdini Engine

Toronto’s Side Effects Software has unveiled its Houdini Engine, which allows for deep integration of Houdini technology into a wide variety of Digital Content Creation tools. Now ... Continue Reading →
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Tippett Studio Explores the App Creation Game

Northern California shop Tippett Studio is exploring new revenue-generating possibilities in the app world and original content creation. The company president and CEO Jules Roman told ... Continue Reading →
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Digital Manga to Release Complete Tezuka Works

Great news for fans of classic Japanese comics, otherwise known as manga: California based e-publisher Digital Manga Inc. has nabbed the rights to the entire back catalog of the legendary ... Continue Reading →
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‘Ash & Ollie’ Launches with Interactive E-Book

Children’s media company Yummico, co-founded by Blue’s Clues creator Traci Paige Johnson and film producer Caroline Baron, is launching a new preschool series called The Adventures ... Continue Reading →
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Toon Boom Pre-Launches Animate 3 and Pro 3

Montreal-based Toon Boom Animation has prelaunched two new releases, Toon Boom Animate 3 and Toon Boom Animate Pro 3, which are ideal for frame-by-frame and cut-out rigging animation ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar Releases RenderMan Pro Server 18

Pixar Animation Studios announced the release of RenderMan Pro Server 18, continuing the studio’s commitment to advancing the state of the art in cinematic quality rendering. This ... Continue Reading →
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MPC Reanimates the Dead in ‘World War Z’

Moving Picture Company played a big role in bringing Marc Forster’s current blockbuster thriller World War Z to cinematic life, contributing 450 vfx shots to the overall picture. ... Continue Reading →