Pixel Liberation Pre-loads The Matrix

If you’ve been wondering how scenes like the 15-minute freeway car chase/kung fu battle in the The Matrix Reloaded are executed, much less dreamed up, the answer lies in very ... Continue Reading →

SplutterFish Releases New Plug-In for 3ds max

With a little help from their friends at the ubiquitous Industrial Light & Magic, a Venice, Calif.-based software company is expanding its line of free high-end animation tools. SplutterFish ... Continue Reading →

Flip Your Lid’s Wraps FoxLab Project

West Hills, Calif-based animation studio Flip Your Lid recently wrapped production on a cool new 3D logo for FoxLab, a new division of 20th Century TV headed by Daniel Tibbets. Flip ... Continue Reading →

CGI Artists Share Secrets of Matrix Reloaded

The elusive Wachowski Bros.(as in Larry and Andy) may not be ready for their close-up (they don’t do interviews), but their CGI boffins are. SIGGRAPH’s Los Angeles chapter ... Continue Reading →

Top F/X House to Host Left Coast CGI-Fest

If you like a little more depth to your CGI explanations than the two-minute “How Did They Do That?” segments on Good Morning America, Dateline or Access Hollywood, Los ... Continue Reading →

Houdini Apprentice Challenge Announces Panelists

With just over seven weeks before the Houdini Apprentice Challenge 2003 winds up at SIGGRAPH in San Diego on July 27th, Side Effects Software has announced a judges panel that includes ... Continue Reading →

CelAction2D Version 2 to Launch at MIFA

The latest version of the animation software CelAction2D is being launched on the 4th of June at MIFA in Annecy, France. Version 2 has over 650 improvements and new features compared ... Continue Reading →

Toonz Developer Unveils New 2D Software At MIFA

2D animation software developer Digital Video will introduce its new paperless animation software, the TAB, at MIFA 2003. Tailored to create original animation content for the web, ... Continue Reading →

Kaydara Wins Mercuriades Technical Innovation Award

3D character animation and motion capture software producer Kaydara has won Quebec’s prestigious Mercuriades 2003 Technical Innovation Award. The company received the honor for ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks Renders Sharkslayer with Mental Ray

DreamWorks SKG and rendering software producer mental images signed a multi-year software license and custom support agreement that provides DreamWorks with mental images’s mental ... Continue Reading →