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Image Metrics Unveils Live Driver

3D facial animation tech developer Image Metrics announced the release of its Live Driver Software Development (SDK) today. Live Driver is described as a new real-time facial animation ... Continue Reading →
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Random House, Sesame Workshop Partner for Digital Pubs

Random House Children’s Books and Sesame Workshop have announced the launch of a new digital publishing initiative focused on early learning and reading readiness. Select titles from ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar Launches RenderMan into the Cloud

Pixar Animation Studios today launched a new cloud-based rendering service called RenderMan On Demand. Developed in collaboration with cloud services provider GreenButton, Pixar says ... Continue Reading →
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32TEN Studios Opens in Historic ILM, Kerner Site

A group of former employees of ILM and Kerner Optical have announced the launch of a new visual effects company, 32TEN Studios,which will be based at the former site of ILM in San Rafael, ... Continue Reading →
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VFX Master Douglas Trumbull to Receive Special Oscar

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted the Gordon E. Sawyer Award to Douglas Trumbull, a visionary filmmaker who has worked as a designer, ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Trims VFX List to 10

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced the 10 films that remain in the running for nominations in the Visual Effects category at the 84th Oscars this year. The ... Continue Reading →
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Tippett FX Group Takes a Bite Out of The Bakery

Tippett Studio has chosen French-based 3D CG company Bakery Relight software for its FX group production pipeline. Founded in 2007 by veteran motion picture artists and technologists, ... Continue Reading →
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Sesame’s Elmo Tickles the App Market

It looks like Elmo continues to leave his big red footmark on the app market. Sesame Workshop recently introduced Elmo Calls, a new app that enables kids to call Elmo over the phone ... Continue Reading →
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‘Richie Rich’ Comics Go Digital

Ape Entertainment and leading family entertainment company Classic Media have announced the digital comic debut of Richie Rich in the Apple App store. The app will feature the digitally ... Continue Reading →
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Barnes & Noble, VIZ Bring Manga to Nook

Leading digital media retailer Barnes & Noble has announced a new partnership with manga (Japanese comics/graphic novels) distribution and publishing powerhouse VIZ Media to bring ... Continue Reading →