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Motion-capture provider OptiTrack today announced the launch of Motive, a unified software platform designed to simplify motion-capture workflows. Motive is designed to deliver cleaner motion data, enable larger capture volumes and can be tailored to meet a full range of production studio and research facility needs. It also provides a [...]
To raise awareness of the plight of the visual effects industry and to create some changes in the way vfx artists are treated in the business, today Visual Effects Society exec director Eric Roth issued a letter, asking California Governor Jerry Brown and the State Legislature to expand its tax [...]
Traci Paige Johnson, creator of pre-k hit Blue’s Clues and co-creator of SuperWhy, is teaming up with award-winning feature producer Caroline Baron (Capote, Monsoon Wedding) to launch a new interactive children’s media company called yummico (www.yummico.com). The company will produce preschooler-friendly media for multiple platforms, with a focus on digital [...]
While the Oscar for best visual effects was handed out to the team at Rhythm & Hues for creating the astounding images for Ang Lee’s Life of Pi, the night proved to be a less than gratifying experience for those who toil away in the vfx trenches day and night. [...]
Sesame Workshop has announced the launch of three of its most popular Sesame Street apps on the Amazon Appstore for Android; Elmo Loves 123s, Another Monster at the End of This Book and Potty Time with Elmo are among the first Sesame Street apps available for Kindle Fire. The programs [...]
French indie Cyber Group Studios has announced the simultaneous release of new interactive projects starring the cuddly striped zebra hero of its HD CG preschool series, Zou (52 x 11). Aimed at extending the brand, the digital Zou goodies include an animated ebook, apps and a dedicated website. The ebook is [...]
We were sad to hear that legendary vfx and animation studio Rhythm & Hues has filed for bankruptcy after a deal for Indian-based Prime Focus to buy the Oscar-winning house fell through. The company is nominated for two Oscars for its effects work on Snow White & The Huntsman and [...]
Shotgun Software is offering a new new integrated package and price point for its popular production management system. The tool now encompasses production tracking, scheduling, review and approval and asset management system, helping modern production pipelines run as efficiently as possible. The new Shotgun is priced at $49 per seat, [...]
Sony Pictures Imageworks has further plumped up its Vancouver, Canada vfx and digital character animation studio (established in 2010) with the appointment of Jason Dowdeswell as VP, Production Operations, and Oscar winner Steve Nichols as Senior Animation Supervisor. The announcement was made by Imageworks EVP & GM Randy Lake. Dowdeswell [...]
MAXON USA’s online training and education resource Cineversity has unveiled a new series of 3D animation tutorial series. Created by computer animator and 3D authority Dr.-Ing.V.Sassmannshausen (Dr. Sassi), JET Production Notes is billed as one of the most comprehensive collections of instructional videos and tutorials ever created documenting the entire 3D [...]