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‘Looper’ Director Chats About Film’s Mind-Bending VFX

We sat down with Rian Johnson, the director of the time-travel film Looper, to discuss his use of visual effects in the movie and their importance to the science fiction genre. The ... Continue Reading →
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Blender’s ‘Tears of Steel’ Debuts Online

Blender Foundation’s CG-animated short film Tears of Steel will have its live premiere at a special screening hosted by ASIFA-Hollywood today (Wednesday, Sept. 26) at Woodbury University ... Continue Reading →
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The Foundry and Luxology Team Up

U.K.’s leading visual effects software developer, The Foundry has today announced a merger with US- based technology company, Luxology LLC for an undisclosed sum. The combined portfolio ... Continue Reading →
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Galloping Horse and Reliance to Buy Digital Domain

Digital Domain Media Group won court approval to sell its business to China’s Galloping Horse and India’s Reliance. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Brendan Linehan Shannon said he would sign ... Continue Reading →
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Opus Animation Opens in Winnipeg with ‘Emma’s Wings’

Opus Visual Effects and Buffalo Gal Pictures opened a new studio called Opus Animation in Winnipeg, Canada, and work has begun on its first animated feature. Opus has already begun ... Continue Reading →
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Reuters Says Prime Focus May Bid on Digital Domain

Reuters is reporting that Prime Focus World, a visual-effects house that worked on such hits as Avatar and the Harry Potter series, is considering a bid on Digital Domain Media Group, ... Continue Reading →
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Luxology Ships NPR Kit for modo

Luxology has released its new NPR Kit for modo – a non-photorealistic rendering package that allows expressive, hand-drawn looks and animations to be achieved in 3D renderings. With ... Continue Reading →
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Di-O-Matic releases Voice-O-Matic v2 for Maya

Montreal-based animation software developer Di-O-Matic has released its new Voice-O-Matic v2 (Maya Edition). According to the company, once integrated with Autodesk Maya, Voice-O-Matic ... Continue Reading →
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OptiTrack Introduces New Model in Prime Mo-Cap Series

OptiTrack has introduced a new family of mo-cap cameras designed for large-volume captures called the Prime Series. Offering capture volumes that extend up to 150’ with unmatched ... Continue Reading →
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Toon Goggles’ Mobile App Goes Global

Online kids channel Toon Goggles (www.toongoggles.com) is expanding its global reach with the launch of its mobile iOS app worldwide, now being available for download worldwide. The ... Continue Reading →