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 →

Maya Ent. Takes Bollywood EFX To New Heights

Maya The Magic Shop (MTMS), the effects arm of Ketan Mehta’s Maya Ent. Ltd., claims to have completed India’s first visual effects-intensive film. Jajantaram Mamantaram ... Continue Reading →

Rhinoceros Gets New Name, New Artists

New York-based Rhinoceros Visual Effects and Design has gone in for a bit of rhinoplasty, so to speak. To kick off an overall rebranding process, the visual effects studio changed its ... Continue Reading →

Vinton’s Smith Brings High-Def Joy

Vinton Studio recently wrapped Ananda, a short film commissioned by agency Young & Rubicam for client Sony. Directed by Vinton creative director Mike Smith, this five-minute mixed-media ... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →