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VIZ Media will help raise funds for Japanese disaster relief using Takehiko Inoeu’s Smile: Pray of Japan illustrations on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad in North America. The famous manga artist’s illustrations will be available for purchase via the VIZ Manga App. All VIZ Media proceeds from these purchases will [...]
Vfx studio Digital Domain’s parent company is hoping to raise up to $115 million through an initial public offering to take place this summer. Digital Domain Media Group Inc. said in a regulatory filing that it plans to use the proceeds to pay down and finance its operations. In addition [...]
Germany’s Crater Software has released the 2.0 version of its CTP animation software today. Designed to create broadcast and film-quality animation, CTP requires only a standard Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 computer, a simple scanner and a graphics tablet. The new version offers new English or German user [...]
Pixar Animation Studios has released version 16.0 of its Oscar-winning RenderMan Pro Server software. The new release offers innovative advancements in ray tracing technology, including a new ray tracing hider, a radiosity cache and physically plausible shading. These features allow RenderMan to take full advantage of the ever-increasing processing power [...]
Oscar-winning vfx shop Framestore has announced that it has restructured its New York office. The restructure addresses recent changes in the industry, an increased demand for the studio’s CG services as well as the Framestore expansion into the digital and production arenas. The staff changes will include several promotions and [...]
This summer’s SIGGRAPH confab in Vancouver (August 7-11) has announced its list of 82 technical papers, selected from among 432 submissions. This year’s Technical Papers program also includes conference presentations for 33 papers published this year in the journal ACM Transactions on Graphics. The following is an interview with Technical [...]
VIZ Media, one of the entertainment industry’s major manga (graphic novels), animation and licensing behemoths, continues the rollout of their mobile device manga viewing application by announcing the launch of iPhone and iPod Touch versions this week. This expansion is compatible with the iPad app, and adds cross-platform features. To [...]
The Visual Effects Society is opening a new section in the Empire State. The New York section, which represents some 2,500 visual effects professionals, is the group’s sixth and joins sections in Australia, New Zealand, London, San Francisco and Vancouver. Members participating in this section are based in New York, New [...]
Toon Boom Animation has unveiled its new Harmony solution at MIP-TV. The company, which was demonstrating the software at its booth at the trade show, described the new solution as follows: Draw the Line Between Flash and a True Animation Pipeline: Harmony delivers capabilities that simply did not exist before. Starting [...]
French 3D CG software company The Bakery has announced that it will unveil its new animation and visual effects lighting and rendering solution Bakery Relight at the upcoming NAB Show, set for April 11-14. Designed for the high-end feature film, television and industrial, automotive and architectural design industries, Bakery Relight [...]