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 →

Atomic Cartoons Featured in New Flash Book

The new book Flash MX — Design for T.V. and Video focuses on the evolution of Macromedia’s Flash and highlights some of the companies that have pushed the technology beyond ... Continue Reading →

Foundry Fires Up First Furnace Sale to ESC Ent.

Visual effects plug-in vendor The Foundry announced that it has received its first advance order for Furnace, its all-new suite of plug-in tools. ESC Ent., a California-based digital ... Continue Reading →

Matrox Releases Graphics Card Bundle

Matrox Graphics Inc. has released the Matrox Parhelia 128MB digital video workstation graphics card in a new bundle with Adobe After Effects 5.5. The company claims this bundled offering ... Continue Reading →

Clones Takes Austrailian EFX and Animation Fest

Star Wars: Episode II: Attack of the Clones picked up the award for Best Visual Effects (Feature Film) at the Australian Effects and Animation Festival. Announced yesterday, this is ... Continue Reading →

CG Goes To The Moon For IMAX

IMAX Corp. and the people who brought you My Big Fat Greek Wedding want moviegoers to visually experience what it’s like to walk on the moon. Playtone principals Tom Hanks and ... Continue Reading →