Gentle Giant Goes Full Body With InSpeck

Gentle Giant Studios, the 3D scanning team behind blockbusters such as Spider-Man, Star Wars Episode II and The Lord of the Rings, has incorporated InSpeck’s 3D Full Body system ... Continue Reading →

SOFTIMAGE|XSI 3.0 Released

Softimage Co., a subsidiary of Avid Technology Inc., announced the availability of version 3.0 of its nonlinear 3D production software, SOFTIMAGE|XSI. Beta versions of SOFTIMAGE|XSI ... Continue Reading →

Cinesite Goes Beyond For Bond

Cinesite (Europe) Ltd. has completed nearly all of the digital effects for the new James Bond film Die Another Day. The film, produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli and ... Continue Reading →

Armaverse Unveils Phase 3 Armatures

Since 1995, Armaverse has been a supplier of cost-effective armature building components for the stop motion animator who doesn’t have a machine shop or the budget to have metal ... Continue Reading →

New Server Out of BOXX

BOXX Technologies has introduced its latest solution for production environments requiring high-bandwidth access to large volumes of content. ServerBOXX is a deskside or rackmountable ... Continue Reading →

3dBob Makes TV "Stinkas"

If you’ve ever watched The Practice, Ally McBeal, Boston Public or half a dozen other series developed by David E. Kelley, you’re no doubt familiar with the signature "you ... Continue Reading →

Maya Users Get mental For Free

Alias|Wavefront is now offering mental images’ mental ray for Maya plug-in at no extra charge to all Maya Complete and Maya Unlimited customers. Previously priced at $3,995, mental ... Continue Reading →

Cinesite Conjures Houdini Magic For X-Men 2

For its work on the upcoming sci-fi/action sequel X-Men 2, visual effects house Cinesite has worked Side Effects’ Houdini 3D software into its CG production pipeline. The facility ... Continue Reading →

Eden Fx Takes Trek, Gets Haunted

Two-year old visual effects shop Eden FX has landed CG work for the second season of the Paramount Television series Enterprise and the next installment in the Star Trek feature film ... Continue Reading →

Blade 2.0 Cuts Loose From in-sync

Software developer in-sync corp. has released Blade 2.0 with new features supporting 24p and advanced 24p production. Based on new technology in-sync has dubbed "Automated Reverse ... Continue Reading →