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NewTek’s LightWave 3D Group has announced the release of LightWave 11.5, the latest version of its award-winning 3D modeling, animation and rendering software for artists and designers. A no-charge upgrade to LightWave 11.5 is available to all registered LightWave 11 customers via the LightWave 3D website. LightWave 11.5 includes new [...]
London-based CG and vfx software developer The Foundry has introduced a new vfx review and playback tool to the market called Hieroplayer. The tool allows Nuke users the ability to playback every shot on the vfx timeline in context on their workstations. The new playback tool is priced at £200 [...]
Autodesk is seeking the latest and greatest creative talent to submit content for its 2013 Best of the Best Show Reel, which will premiere at NAB 2013 (April 8-11) in Las Vegas. The reel will showcase compelling digital media created with Autodesk technology and will be features at the company’s [...]
Silicon Valley-based cinematic tools producer Reallusion has released a new media app designed to help users create animated talking characters from digital photos. CrazyTalk 7 allows animators to bring any face to life with its simple face-fitting guide, and use their own voices to puppet the actor’s performance in real-time. The [...]
Children’s programming portal Toon Goggles and Emmy-winning software producer Toon Boom Animation have launched Boom Goggles, a new creative app that allows children to create and share animated clips. In addition to the free version of the app, the Google Play Store offers a premium version—for $2.99—which has more templates [...]
Our in-the-know visual effects expert and critic picks his favorite releases of the year (in no particular order!):
Pixologic has released the latest version of its ZBrush line, the 4R5, which includes usability upgrades such as Dynamic Brush Size control, Mouse Wheel support and Quick/Auto Save functions. With the new release of the digital painting and sculpting program, users gain the ability to generate cleaner topology faster than [...]
Toronto’s eyeon has released its visual effects and post production workflow management system known as Generation AM. “Our creative experience with the VFX and post production industry highlighted the need for better ways to organize and manage projects, and we are very committed to bring the right solution to production,” [...]
Motus Digital, a motion capture studio in Plano TX, has created a live animated Christmas show that allows the viewer to Skype with a live, interactive animated Christmas elf. The children’s parents log into www.elfhotline.com , select a time to talk to Herby, and fill out a couple questions about the [...]
VFX supervisor Bill Westenhofer discusses some of the mind-blowing visual effects of Ang Lee’s Life of Pi. Life of Pi is not a movie about mathematics, but numbers played a big role in creating the stunning visual effects for director Ang Lee’s adaptation of Yann Martel’s best-selling novel. “If I [...]