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Motus Celebrates Holidays with Herby the Elf

Motus Digital, a motion capture studio in Plano TX,
 has created a live animated Christmas show that allows the viewer to Skype with a live, interactive animated Christmas
 elf. ... Continue Reading →
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Building a Beguiling Bengal Tiger

VFX supervisor Bill Westenhofer discusses some of the mind-blowing visual effects of Ang Lee’s Life of Pi. Life of Pi is not a movie about mathematics, but numbers played a big role ... Continue Reading →
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Silver Dolphin Launches App Publisher with Key Brands

Baker & Taylor Publishing imprint Silver Dolphin Books, an award-winning publisher of educational, novelty and activity books for children and young readers, will be getting in ... Continue Reading →
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VES Tech Committee Releases Paper on Color

The Visual Effects Society Technology Committee has released a new white paper document titled “Cinematic Color: From Your Monitor to the Big Screen.” The white paper, intended ... Continue Reading →
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Harryhausen and Westley Wood Launch Armacreature Kit

Ray Harryhausen and The Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation have made an exclusive deal with www.animationtoolkit.com to bring a high-quality steel joints armature making kit into ... Continue Reading →
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The Foundry Introduces Nuke 7.0

VFX software developer The Foundry has launched the new 7.0 version of its Nuke compositor. The new release from the London-based developer is packed with a wide range of features and ... Continue Reading →
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Framestore and Rattling Stick Deliver ‘Skyfall’ Credits

Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film franchise, long-time collaborators Daniel Kleinman and Framestore teamed up for the fifth time to deliver the stunning opening-title ... Continue Reading →
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iPi Motion Capture 2 to Showcase at Machinima

Russia’s iPi Soft, developers of advanced markerless motion-capture software technology, are planning a big (virtual) presence at this week’s 2012 Machinima Expo (Nov. 16-18)—the ... Continue Reading →
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Nick’s ‘Bubble Guppies’ App Hits Top Spot

Nickelodeon is reporting that its latest educational app, Bubble Guppies: Animal School Day, skyrocketed to the number-one educational app list in the U.S. and Canada and number-two ... Continue Reading →
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Digimania to Release German-Language Muvizu Update

Glasgow-based 3D animation application Muvizu, which is powered by Epic’s Unreal 3 Engine, is set to be released with a German-language version of the user interface, plus some ... Continue Reading →