IStopMotion V. 0.3 Released

While the emergence of digital technology spelled out the death of stop-motion animation in big budget effects work, it has also given birth to a resurgence in people getting involved ... Continue Reading →

Big Idea Protects VeggieTales DVD with Macrovision

With the DVD recorder market on the rise, studios are concerned that the film industry will fall victim to the same piracy problems that hit the music industry when Napster and illegal ... Continue Reading →

Artists Get Bent into Shape

Three artists have combined forces to launch Bent Image Lab, an animation house and hybrid live action production studio headquartered in Portland, OR. Each skilled in different disciplines, ... Continue Reading →

Digital Dimension Brings the Pain in Final Destination II

While death may not be proud, three-time Emmy Award-winning visual effects studio Digital Dimension was happy to do the work of the grim reaper in New Line Cinema’s Final Destination ... Continue Reading →

Softimage Offers Free Version of SOFTIMAGE|XSI v.3.0

Specifically designed for training purposes, a free version of Softimage’s 3D nonlinear production software, SOFTIMAGE|XSI v.3.0, is available to download for use with the Microsoft ... Continue Reading →

ILM, Skywalker Sound Honored

With the exception of Storm Trooper and Yoda costumes, the sidewalk outside of the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood began to look like the opening of a new Star Wars film last night as ... Continue Reading →

Softimage Spins Magic Roundabout Movie

In creating animation for the upcoming CG feature version of the 1960s cult European TV series The Magic Roundabout, French animation studio Action Synthèse has chosen to use ... Continue Reading →

Anark Debuts Exporters for Leading 3D Tools

Anark’s three new 3D exporters allow users Alias|Wavefront’s Maya, NewTek’s Lightwave and Right Hemisphere’s Deep Exploration to integrate their 3D creations ... Continue Reading →

Turbo Squid Partners with Discreet, Releases finalToon Plug-in

Online digital marketplace Turbo Squid has entered into a partnership with Discreet and will be the exclusive worldwide publisher and distributor for Discreet Certified 3ds max Plug-ins. ... Continue Reading →

Curious Labs, e-on software Bundle Poser 4 and Vue d’Esprit 4

Curious Labs, makers of the human animation product Poser, and e-on software, makers of the cross-platform Vue d’Esprit, 4 announced their plans to continue future development ... Continue Reading →