Discreet Ships character studio 4

Discreet, a division of Autodesk, Inc., today announced the worldwide shipment of character studio 4, winner of Computer Graphics World’s 2002 Innovation Award. Enhancements to ... Continue Reading →

Towers, Clones Top VES Noms

The Visual Effects Society (VES) has issued its list of nominees for the first annual VES Awards, to be held on Feb. 19 in the Ahmanson Ballroom at Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. ... Continue Reading →

Academy Announces EFX Oscar Short List

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the seven films being considered for Achievement in Visual Effects for the 75th Academy Awards. The contenders are: Harry ... Continue Reading →

Cinesite Recruits from Mill Film

With visual effects house The Mill closing down its feature film division, Mill Film, to focus on TV commercial work, a number of former Mill workers are taking refuge at expanding ... Continue Reading →

Kaydara Offers Free MOTIONBUILDER Video Training

Kaydara Inc. has made the first MOTIONBUILDER Video Training Magazine (VTM), Introduction to MOTIONBUILDER, available for free online. Created by Jason Busby of 3D Buzz, this introductory ... Continue Reading →

The Foundry Ships Furnace

Following a successful beta testing period, software developer The Foundry today announced the availability of Furnace, a suite of plug-ins for Apple’s Shake compositing and effects ... Continue Reading →

Nexus Prods. Opens for Catch Me If You Can

Moviegoers who went to see DreamWorks’ hit Catch Me If You Can were treated to more than the pairing of Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. Set in the late ’60s/ early ’70s ... Continue Reading →

NVIDIA Releases Cg Compiler

NVIDIA Corp. today announced the availability of the NVIDIA Cg Compiler version 1.0, designed to generate real-time shaders from the high-level shading language syntax developed by ... Continue Reading →

RE:Vision Effects Morphs and Warps for Shake

RE:Vision Effects has released RE:Flex, a morphing and warping plug-in set for Apple Computer’s compositing and effects solution, Shake. RE:Flex uses Shake’s own drawing ... Continue Reading →

Alias|Wavefront Releases mental ray for Maya 1.5

Final versions of Alias|Wavefront’s mental ray for Maya 1.5 software for Windows, IRIX and Linux operating systems are now available for download to licensed Maya 4.5 customers ... Continue Reading →