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Digital Domain has reached a deal to acquire 3D conversion specialist studio In-Three. In-Three is the developer of a process called Dimensionalization that converts 2D movies into stereo 3D. The company will be based in Florida. Full PR details follow: Digital Domain Holdings Acquires In-Three –Florida based media group expands [...]
Pixar is lopping 40 percent off the price of an individual license for its RenderMan Pro Server software. The software, which has set an industry standard for rendering realistic images in animation and visual effects, also will have additional discounts available for purchasers of multiple licenses. Full details on this [...]
The Foundry has signed up a pair of VFX heavyweights to use its Ocula toolset. Both Industrial Light & Magic and The Moving Picture Co. have invested in the software, which has been designed with the help of some of the top stereoscopic 3D expertsto boost productivity and deliver a more [...]
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences turns its attention to the art of previs, using last year’s Oscar-nominated film Star Trek as a case study. The academy will present Visualize This: Previs in the Making of Star Trek, featuring a panel of crew members from the film, on [...]
DreamWorks Animation has chosen The Foundry’s compositing package Nuke to be implemented into its in-house production pipeline starting in 2012. The studio has purchased a site license for the tool and will used it beginning with its 2012 release The Croods. “Nuke is an incredibly powerful tool that will enable [...]
Sweden-based Craft Animation has announced an annual licensing program for its Craft Director Studio Complete and Special Edition Packages. The renewable offer allows users to integrate the animation toolset into their pipelines for a full year at discount of 75 percent. “We realize that when it comes to creating an [...]
India-based VenSat Tech Services has announced the creation of VenSat America, which will be based in Los Angeles and New York and offer animation, visual effects and 3D conversion services. Heading up the new firm as CEO and president is Ken Silverman, a veteran U.S. and India entertainment executive and [...]
Visual-effects house Gravity has opened a West Coast office in the Lantana Center in Santa Monica to create visual effects for film and television productions. The company, formerly known as RhinoFX, has tapped VP of features and TV Karin Levinson to head up the office. She will report to Zviah [...]
Bethesda, Md.-based animation studio Pixeldust has announced an expansion that includes a move into a larger 6,000-square-foot facility. The company, which specializes in animation and broadcast design, has customized the new space to expand its capabilities, adding more than 200 terabytes of data storage, expanding its render farm to 300 [...]
Tweak Software, makers of RV, the next generation image and sequence viewer for VFX and animation artists, announced today that Vancouver vfx house Image Engine has adopted RV as its playback and review system. RV’s professional, high-performance toolset is built on an open, extensible architecture allowing users to adapt the [...]