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The Artist’s Toolbox As we speed ever onward towards the summer blockbuster season, it’s time for our annual survey of top animators and vfx artists’ two cents. Find out what minds from Industrial Light & Magic, Framestore, Nickelodeon, Imaginary Forces and more consider the teacher’s pets and pet peeves of [...]
For digital artists who need to do previz and VFX work on the road, Silverdraft has announced the launch of Mobileviz, the first supercomputer-powered digital visual effects and pre-visualization studio-on-wheels for motion picture production. Silverdraft Mobileviz combines tools for digital content creation with proprietary computing technology in an ergonomically designed semi-trailer. [...]
The Foundry has released its new application Storm, a workflow product for the Red Digital Camera. Storm is designed to let creators quickly and easily view and move Red media from the camera to the editorial and post-production phases. The Foundry said the software offers the following features: Use tags [...]
Software maker Autodesk announced at the Game Developers Conference a number of new application releases, including Autodesk HumanIK 2012, a middleware application for character animation in games. The company’s middleware releases also include Beast 2012 for global illumination and Kynapse 2012 for artificial intelligence. The new releases are designed to [...]
Facial-animation tech company Image Metrics has acquired software company Big Stage, maker of programs that allow consumers to instantly transform photographs into 3D animated characters for use as avatars in virtual worlds and games. Image Metrics plans to merge Big Stage’s Portable You avatar-creation platform into its real-time video-driven animation [...]
Autodesk has announced plans to acquire user interface tools and middleware company Scaleform for $36 million in cash. Scaleform’s technology has been prominently used in the development of hundreds of video games on all major platforms, and the acquisition will expand Autodesk’s games technology and interactive media business. The company’s [...]
VFX icon Richard Edlund is launching duMonde Visual Effects, a new studio in production hot spot New Orleans. According to Variety, Edlund is teaming up on the project with WhoDoo EFX visual effects supervisor Helena Packer and Deborah Peters of GPI, maker of the PRO camera stabilizing system. The facility [...]
Starz Animation Toronto — the studio behind the just-released animated feature film Gnomeo and Juliet — is expanding, opening a new visual effects and creature animation division. The new division has already topped 100 employees — drawing especially on the crew of the now defunct C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures company — [...]
TAO Productions and 3D Fusion have teamed up to create TAO 3D Fusion, a new company focused on creating, converting and exhibiting stereoscopic 3D content. The joint venture has come up with a proprietary process for creating CGI and live-action 3D content that can be viewed without 3D glasses. The [...]
Zoic Studios has expanded its Vancouver facility to a larger loft space in The Landing building in Gastown. Located at 375 Water Street, the studio is located in the historic district and has space to accommodate 60 percent more artists. “The neighborhood is alive with shops, bars, and restaurants, and [...]