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VES Releases VFX Reference Platform

The Visual Effects Society has released of the industry standard VFX Reference Platform, a set of tools and library versions to be used as a common target platform for building software ... Continue Reading →
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Autodesk Acquires Shotgun Software

Autodesk has agreed to acquire Shotgun Software, a developer of scalable, cloud-based production tracking, review and asset management software for the film, television and games industries. Shotgun’s ... Continue Reading →
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Toon Boom Releases Harmony Version 11

Two-time EmmyAward recipient Toon Boom Animation has released version 11 of its Harmony animation software. The new version offers the best of the vector and bitmap worlds in the drawing ... Continue Reading →
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Building a Better Godzilla

Effects crew emphasizes the drama in the classic monster ... Continue Reading →
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Tele 5 Scores with Cartoon Broadcast System

German channel Tele 5 will be serving up fresh World Cup animations three time a week thanks to FlickerLab’s innovative live-animation tool, the Cartoon Broadcast System. The ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Imageworks Moving to Vancouver

Sony has revealed plans to move the headquarters for its Sony Pictures Imageworks visual-effects division from Culver City to Vancouver, Canada. The company plans to move into a new ... Continue Reading →
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Stop-Motion Armature Kits Sell Well for U.K. Maker

Westley Wood, a director and producer for CITV in the U.K., has found success in his spare time by offering armature sets endorsed by Ray Harryhausen for creating stop-motion animation ... Continue Reading →
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Craft Unveils CameraFx Animation Tool

Sweden-based Craft Animations has released a new tool called Craft CameraFx, designed to make creating camera animation intuitive and simple. Designed specifically for camera animation, ... Continue Reading →
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Autodesk Offers Mudbox for $10 a Month

Autodesk’s Mudbox digital painting and 3D sculpting software is now available for $10 a month via desktop subscription. Providing an intuitive, tactile method for creating and ... Continue Reading →
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Exclusive: Animating ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2′

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 swings into theaters this weekend ... Continue Reading →