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 →

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 →

Discreet Outfits Digital Domain in Multi-million Dollar Deal

Discreet announced that Los Angeles-based effects house Digital Domain has completed a multi-million dollar installation that includes a new inferno 5 suite, flame and flint upgrades, ... Continue Reading →

Alias | Wavefront Announces Maya 5

Alias | Wavefront announced the release of Maya 5 over the weekend at the meeting of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) in Las Vegas. Set to ship in May, the latest version ... Continue Reading →

Sony’s New 4:4:4 HD System Adopted for Episode III

When production on the latest installment in the Star Wars saga begins in June at Fox Studios Australia, Sony’s new 4:4:4 RGB high-definition (HD) camera and new high-data rate ... Continue Reading →

Animatrix Director Andy Jones Takes Final Flight

In the collection of nine short films known as the Animatrix, the entry Final Flight of the Osiris is a standout. While the other films use the traditional anime style to tell Matrix-inspired ... Continue Reading →

IBM Dips Into Nvidia Chip Biz

IBM Corp. and NVIDIA have announced a multi-year strategic alliance that will see IBM manufacturing NVIDIA’s next-generation GeForce graphics processor units. The agreement will ... Continue Reading →