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OptiTrack’s Motive Aims to Simplify Mo-Cap Workflow

Motion-capture provider OptiTrack today announced the launch of Motive, a unified software platform designed to simplify motion-capture workflows. Motive is designed to deliver cleaner ... Continue Reading →
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Visual Effects Society Issues Calls to Action

To raise awareness of the plight of the visual effects industry and to create some changes in the way vfx artists are treated in the business, today Visual Effects Society exec director ... Continue Reading →
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‘Blue’s Clues’ Creator Launches Interactive Co.

Traci Paige Johnson, creator of pre-k hit Blue’s Clues and co-creator of SuperWhy, is teaming up with award-winning feature producer Caroline Baron (Capote, Monsoon Wedding) to launch ... Continue Reading →
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VFX Community Reacts to Ang Lee’s Oscar Speech

While the Oscar for best visual effects was handed out to the team at Rhythm & Hues for creating the astounding images for Ang Lee’s Life of Pi, the night proved to be a less ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sesame Street’ Apps Now on Kindle Fire, Amazon

Sesame Workshop has announced the launch of three of its most popular Sesame Street apps on the Amazon Appstore for Android; Elmo Loves 123s, Another Monster at the End of This Book ... Continue Reading →
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Cyber Group’s ‘Zou’ Gets Interactive

French indie Cyber Group Studios has announced the simultaneous release of new interactive projects starring the cuddly striped zebra hero of its HD CG preschool series, Zou (52 x 11). ... Continue Reading →
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Rhythm & Hues Declares Bankruptcy

We were sad to hear that legendary vfx and animation studio Rhythm & Hues has filed for bankruptcy after a deal for Indian-based Prime Focus to buy the Oscar-winning house fell ... Continue Reading →
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Shotgun Introduces New Unified Toolset and Prices

Shotgun Software is offering a new new integrated package and price point for its popular production management system. The tool now encompasses production tracking, scheduling, review ... Continue Reading →
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Imageworks Adds Dowdeswell, Nichols to Vancouver Studio

Sony Pictures Imageworks has further plumped up its Vancouver, Canada vfx and digital character animation studio (established in 2010) with the appointment of Jason Dowdeswell as VP, ... Continue Reading →
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Cineversity Releases 200 3D Animation Tutorials

MAXON USA’s online training and education resource Cineversity has unveiled a new series of 3D animation tutorial series. Created by computer animator and 3D authority Dr.-Ing.V.Sassmannshausen ... Continue Reading →