New Maya Renderer Comes Out of Shell at SIGGRAPH

Illuminate Labs will reveal a new renderer for Maya at SIGGRAPH 2003. The company claims TURTLE for Maya will offer previously unseen rendering speed for complex scenes with advanced ... Continue Reading →

Turbo Squid releases ACT 1.6 for 3ds max

Online digital marketplace Turbo Squid announced the certification and release of cgCharacter’s Absolute Character Tools (ACT) 1.6 Pro as a Discreet certified 3ds max plug-in. ... Continue Reading →

Alias|Wavefront Changes Name After 20 Years

Toronto, Canada-based digital solutions provider Alias|Wavefront is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the launch of a corporate identity change from Alias|Wavefront to simply Alias. ... Continue Reading →

NXN alienbrain VFX 2.0 to Invade SIGGRAPH

NXN Software will be at SIGGRAPH 2003 to introduce NXN alienbrain VFX 2.0, the next version of its asset and production management system for the development of long-form, computer-animated ... Continue Reading →

Stan Winston Goes CG

It’s a sign of the times when Hollywood special effects master Stan Winston, known for his animatronics work on such film franchises as Jurassic Park, The Terminator, Alien and ... Continue Reading →

ComputerCafé Creates Invisible EFX for LXG

For Twentieth Century Fox’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, opening in theaters today, the team at Santa Maria, Calif.-based effect house ComputerCafé was charged ... Continue Reading →

Splutterfish Swims With BOXX

BOXX Technologies has entered into a strategic relationship with 3D rendering software solutions provider Splutterfish. BOXX is now offering the Brazil Rendering System with its XXtreme ... Continue Reading →

Wondertouch Boxes ParticleIllusion 3.0

Wondertouch, a newly established software developer specializing in particle effects for the visual effects industry, is now shipping the boxed version of its recently released particleIllusion ... Continue Reading →

Mental Ray DVD for Maya Artists released

High-tech training company Mesmer Inc. has released the learning DVD title Real Maya mental ray for Maya artists and animators. Six months in development, the DVD promises to offer ... Continue Reading →

Pixel Magic Styles F/X For Blonde Sequel

While Industrial Light & Magic’s big effects in Terminator 3 may be wowing sci-fi and action fans at cinemas across the nation, digital trickery of the less noticeable variety ... Continue Reading →