L.A. SIGGRAPH Gets Together for X-MEN United

Artists from Cinesite and Rhythm & Hues will discuss the creation of innovative effects for the blockbuster X2: X-Men United at the May Chapter meeting of L.A. SIGGRAPH on May 20th ... Continue Reading →

Houdini 6 Unchained

Side Effects Software has released version 6 of its award-winning Houdini 3D animation software. Houdini 6 is now available to all Houdini customers. Houdini Apprentice users can also ... Continue Reading →

BOXX Boxes Get New Processors

BOXX Technologies announced that its XXtreme series of 3DBOXX workstations, RenderBOXX rendering systems and ServerBOXX servers are now powered by the new AMD Athlon MP processor 2800+ ... Continue Reading →

VES Offers Advice on Finding and Keeping a Job

The Visual Effects Society will present “Finding and Keeping a Job in Today’s Visual Effects Industry,” on Saturday, May 17 from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Los Angeles ... Continue Reading →

Imageworks Chubbs Up Pipeline with Kaydara MOTIONBUILDER

3D character animation and motion capture solutions provider Kaydara announced that Oscar-winning visual effects and animation house Sony Pictures Imageworks has purchased multiple ... Continue Reading →

Eyetronics Lends EFX Insurance to Bulletproof Monk

Over the last year or so, it has become a standard practice in action films to scan and create digital models of actors and objects for effects shots that cannot be filmed. An even ... Continue Reading →

Fifth Annual Festival of Visual Effects Spotlights The Hulk, The Matrix Reloaded, X-Men 2 and Finding Nemo

The Visual Effects Society (VES) announced today the schedule and line-up for the 5th Annual VES 2003: A Festival of Visual Effects. Taking place at The Los Angeles Film School on Sunset ... Continue Reading →

Toon Boom Studio Goes to Thailand, Indonesia

Toon Boom Technologies Inc. has expanded its worldwide network of distributors and resellers with the addition of Intranesis Communications (IntraComm), which will distribute Toon Boom ... Continue Reading →

iStopMotion V0.6 Released

Munich, Germany-based GeBE Computer & Peripherie GmbH has announced the availability of iStopMotion version 0.6. Just in time for the Easter holiday, release offers improved speed, ... Continue Reading →

Softimage Goes 3D for Spy Kids, Announces XSI 3.5

For the next installment in the popular Spy Kids movie franchise, the pint-sized operatives are plunged into the world of a video game. Audiences will also be pulled into the action ... Continue Reading →