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Baker & Taylor Publishing imprint Silver Dolphin Books, an award-winning publisher of educational, novelty and activity books for children and young readers, will be getting in on some app action thanks to the recent acquisition of app publishing rights to evergreen brands Little Critter and Richard Scarry. The company plans [...]
The Visual Effects Society Technology Committee has released a new white paper document titled “Cinematic Color: From Your Monitor to the Big Screen.” The white paper, intended for computer graphic artists and software developers interested in color management, introduces techniques currently in use at major production facilities. The 54-page document [...]
Ray Harryhausen and The Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation have made an exclusive deal with www.animationtoolkit.com to bring a high-quality steel joints armature making kit into the animation marketplace. Branded as “Armacreature,” the kit features over 100 stainless steel parts that can be used by animation professionals, students and enthusiasts [...]
VFX software developer The Foundry has launched the new 7.0 version of its Nuke compositor. The new release from the London-based developer is packed with a wide range of features and substantial improvements. Based on feedback the software’s user base, this version is faster and more user-optimized than ever before. [...]
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film franchise, long-time collaborators Daniel Kleinman and Framestore teamed up for the fifth time to deliver the stunning opening-title sequence for Skyfall. The four-minute sequence opens underwater as Bond (Daniel Craig) sinks lifelessly into the gloom, bleeding from a gunshot wound to [...]
Russia’s iPi Soft, developers of advanced markerless motion-capture software technology, are planning a big (virtual) presence at this week’s 2012 Machinima Expo (Nov. 16-18)—the online event which takes place on its website via Livestream and in Second Life, now in its fifth year. iPi will be shining a spotlight on [...]
Nickelodeon is reporting that its latest educational app, Bubble Guppies: Animal School Day, skyrocketed to the number-one educational app list in the U.S. and Canada and number-two paid app list domestically during its first 48 hours of release. The app, which was released on Nov. 1, brings to life a [...]
Glasgow-based 3D animation application Muvizu, which is powered by Epic’s Unreal 3 Engine, is set to be released with a German-language version of the user interface, plus some great new content. The German release will continue Digimania’s commitment to the global user community in a line of translations over recent [...]
Method Studios combined efforts of three of its locations—Los Angeles, Vancouver and London—to complete a total of 398 shots for, and was the main visual effects vender on, Warner Bros.’ Cloud Atlas. The film, directed by Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer and Andy Wachowski, explores how the actions of individuals impact [...]
The Mouse House is being commended by the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) for making a commitment to change its policy on sourcing paper products in an effort to eliminate the use of paper connected to the destruction of endangered forests and animals–notably product from controversial paper giants Asia Pulp and [...]