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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Eden FX Fires Up Hellboy

Eden FX in Hollywood has completed more than 200 Visual Effects shots for Revolution Studios’ upcoming feature film Hellboy, starring Ron Perlman (Alien: Resurrection, TV’s ... Continue Reading →

Imageworks Paints Maxon’s Cinema 4D into Pipeline

Sony Pictures Imageworks, the digital effects and animation studio behind Spider-Man, the Stuart Little movies and the Oscar-winning short The ChubbChubbs, will integrate Maxon’s ... Continue Reading →