NAB NEWS: Alias Busts Out Maya 6

Alias, a Silicon Graphics Inc. company, today announced Maya 6, the next version of its award-winning 3D animation and special effects software. The release is packed with literally ... Continue Reading →

Discreet Ignites IBM Linux Workstations with flint

Discreet, a division of Autodesk Inc., today announced that its flint visual effects system will soon be available on the Intel-based IBM IntelliStation Z Pro workstation running Linux. ... Continue Reading →

NVIDIA Hopes Animators Gel with Gelato

NVIDIA Corp. today unveiled NVIDIA Gelato, a 3D final-film renderer accelerated by industry-standard graphics hardware. Designed to create high-quality digital effects and animation, ... Continue Reading →

VES Gears Up for Sixth Festival of Visual Effects

The Visual Effects Society (VES) will present VES 2004, its sixth annual Festival of Visual Effects, on June 18-20 in San Rafael, Calif. The three-day event will feature presentations ... Continue Reading →

SPIN Takes West Coast Turn

With studios in Atlanta and Toronto, digital effects studio SPIN has taken its operations to the West Coast with the creation of SPIN West VFX in Vancouver. The new location hit the ... Continue Reading →

Alias to be Sold

Technology-focused private equity firm Accel-KKR will acquire Alias from parent company Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI). Alias is the maker of Maya, the popular 3D modeling and animation ... Continue Reading →

DAZ|Mimic 2 Pro for LightWave Hits the Market

Top digital content creator DAZ Productions has released a new lip-sync application for use in Newtek’s LightWave 3D software package. DAZ|Mimic for LightWave provides a way for ... Continue Reading →

E-on Software Ships Mover 5

E-on software has announced the immediate availability of Mover 5, the latest version of its popular tool for hosting native content from Curious Labs’ Poser 5. "Mover continues ... Continue Reading →

IDT Ent. Acquires DKP Effects

Having acquired Simpsons animation house Film Roman and home video distributor Anchor Bay, and purchased controlling stakes in Canadian CG studio Mainframe and Archie Comics Ent., IDT ... Continue Reading →

Kaydara Releases MOTIONBUILDER 5.5 Professional

Kaydara Inc. today announced the release of MOTIONBUILDER 5.5 Professional, the latest version of the company’s popular real-time 3D character animation software. With added support ... Continue Reading →