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10 Flicks Make VFX Oscar Shortlist

Most of the attention in this year’s race for the Outstanding Visual Effects Oscar is centered on the groundbreaking work of Gravity. And while the Alfonso Cuaron-directed pic ... Continue Reading →
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Autodesk Releases Maya LT with MEL Support

Autodesk has released its Maya LT 2014 Ext. 2, which was designed with customer feedback and usability in mind. Extension 2 advances the workflows of indie game developers with support ... Continue Reading →
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Milk to Deliver VFX for New ‘Doctor Who’ Series

Milk Visual Effects, the company behind the visual effects created for the BBC’s Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special: The Day of the Doctor – has been commissioned by the ... Continue Reading →
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Toon Boom Releases New Effects-Packed Harmony

Emmy-winning animation software producer Toon Boom Animation has released a new version of Toon Boom Harmony in its standalone version for small businesses, as well as its network ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar’s RenderMan Studio 18 Is Here!

Pixar Animation Studios has announced the release of RenderMan Studio 18, incorporating all of the performance and feature advantages of RenderMan Pro Server 18 within an intuitive ... Continue Reading →
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Southpaw Upgrades TACTIC Options

Toronto-based Southpaw Technology has launched an expansive upgrade to the backend and frontend of its open source digital workflow platform, TACTIC. Key improvements include a drag-and-drop ... Continue Reading →
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LightWave 11.6 & NevronMotion Plugin Hit the Market

NewTek’s LightWave 3D Group has announced the global release of LightWave 11.6 software for 3D modeling, animation, and rendering. Also announced today is the final release of ... Continue Reading →
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Five New Members Added to Academy’s Tech Council

Wendy Aylsworth, Rob Bredow, Douglas Greenfield, Rob Hummel and Bev Pasterczyk have joined the Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, bringing ... Continue Reading →
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Lightcraft Receives Emmy Engineering Award for Previz Studio

On-set tracking equipment software developer Lightcraft Technology announced that it has been awarded an Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development for its Previzion ... Continue Reading →
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Redboard Arms Itself with Shotgun

Redboard, a pre-production tool currently used in U.K. toons Tree Fu Tom (Blue Zoo, BBC), Chuggington (Ludorum), Q Pootle 5 (Snapper Prod.) and Fireman Sam (Hit Ent.) developed by Hibbert ... Continue Reading →