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Prime Focus has opened a 3D conversion facility in Chandigarh, India. The new facility is the sixth the company has in India. It also operates facilities in Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver and Winnipeg. The facility opened Dec. 25 in a 50,000-square-foot space that will be home to 3,000 artists. [...]
The nominations for the 9th annual Visual Effects Society Awards have been announced, with more than a few surprises. Tangled, How to Train Your Dragon, Toy Story 3, Shrek Forever After and Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole were nominated for outstanding animation in an animated feature motion [...]
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the seven films that remain in the race for the best visual effects Oscar. They are: Alice in Wonderland Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 Hereafter Inception Iron Man 2 Scott Pilgrim vs the World Tron: Legacy These [...]
East Coast-based animation studio Pixeldust is expanding, adding a new studio space in New York City and naming Nick Jernigan as visual effects supervisor. The company recently relocated and expanded its main facility in Bethesda, Md., to a new, larger space. Full details from the PR follow: PIXELDUST STUDIOS CONTINUES [...]
Gravity, a visual-effects house founded in Israel, is coming to California and putting in charge veteran producer Karin Levinson. The company’s new facility, located in Santa Monica, joins its current studios in New York; Stamford, Conn.; and Tel Aviv. The new facility will offer visual effects for all types of [...]
The holidays bring an unhappy gift to CafeFX, which is closing its doors after 17 years in business. In that time, the company provided visual effects for such features as Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, The Aviator, Sin City, [...]
Lucasfilm has settled a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice over the company’s hiring practices, reports Variety. The suit sought to end the visual effects and animation company’s practice of entering into “anticompetitive” agreements with Pixar in which each company agreed not to cold-call each other’s employees, to [...]
NewTek has announced an upgrade for its award-winning 3D software tool, LightWave. Version 10 of the application is shipping now, and offers interactive viewport rendering, real-time stereoscopic preview and the first complete linear color space workflow. New features and benefits include: Viewport Preview Renderer: Render in real-time, with the ability [...]
Compositing software packages Nuke and NukeX are getting an upgrade, with version 6.2 of each shipping now from The Foundry. The new version of Nuke includes the timeline feature Dope Sheet, as well as improved rendering, flip book playback and 2D tracker interaction. The upgrade for NukeX adds image-based modeling [...]
An artistic rendering fo the 3ds Max 20th anniversary logo submitted by an artist from China has won Autodesk’s Rendering Revolution Contest. The contest for still-image architectural visualization was won by Qingfeng Chen, who wins a cash prize and a license for the Autodesk Design Suite. Second place went to [...]