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Pixar has unveiled the latest version of its RenderMan for Maya 5.0, featuring the latest technologies pioneered in RenderMan Pro Server 16.0, and scheduled for release in the fall of 2011. RenderMan for Maya 5.0 offers advancements in RenderMan’s ray tracing technology, including a new ray tracing hider, a radiosity [...]
Garfield creator Jim Davis has joined forces with Montreal-based animation software house Toon Boom to introduce a new release titled Garfield’s Comic Boom. “Back in my day we had only pencils and paper,” notes Davis. “This new software is like adding a jet pack to creativity. Kids can craft characters [...]
Skyreader Media, the eReading division of Canada’s Skywriter Media and Entertainment Group revealed it’s latest eBook, Giant Trouble, is now available for Apple’s iPad, as CEO Kevin Gillis announced. The story follows Finn McCool, the biggest giant in Ireland, and his wife Oona who saves Finn from Cucullin, the toughest [...]
San Francisco-based Tweak Software will preview the newest features for its RV image and sequence viewer for vfx and animation artists at SIGGRAPH in Vancouver next week. The company will unveil RV 3.12, which includes support for ARRI Alexa and RED formats, cost-effective stereo reviews using 3D TVs and a [...]
Acclaimed Brit studio Aardman Animations has completed The Itch of the Golden Nit, a production with Tate Media, using the animation software CelAction2D. The half-hour film was created using drawings by thousands of children ages 5-13, animated by Aardman and featuring the voices of David Walliams, Rik Mayall, Catherine Tate [...]
Maxon has announced the release of Cinema 4D Version 13, the next generation of its industry-leading 3D motion graphics, visual effects, painting, and rendering software application. The system offers all new character tools, integrated stereographic capabilities, streamlined multi-artist collaboration and physical rendering. “Cinema 4D R13 is supercharged with numerous productivity [...]
For those who miss the days when visual effects involved “kitbashing” to make physical models to be photographed, Luxology has some good news. The software company has released its new Model Bashing Kit for use with its modo 501 3D modeling, painting and rendering software. “We love spaceships and wanted [...]
India-based Reliance MediaWorks has formed an alliance with Hollywood-based Digital Domain to offer visual effects and stereoscopic 3D production services for movies, TV, commercials and other media. Reliance has studios in Mumbai and in London and will offer the services of more than 500 artists. The company will set up a [...]
They say that love conquers all, and in the latest CG-laced live-action effort from Sony Imageworks, love conquers the very laws of the animal kingdom—thanks to some very convincing visual effects. Zookeeper, directed by Frank Coraci (Click, Around the World in 80 Days), centers on the lovable yet unloved Griffin [...]
Design, motion graphics and live-action production company Stardust has expanded into new Santa Monica offices to accomodate its growing roster of directors, animators, producers and designers. The 8,000 square foot studio is set up for both animation and production and boasts a host of new equipment, including two render farms, multiple edit suites [...]