Max and Maya Win TV Academy Awards

Autodesk’s 3ds Max and Maya 3D modeling, animation and rendering software won Technology and Engineering Awards from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in ... Continue Reading →

Surf’s Up Rides New VES Wave

The average moviegoer may not appreciate visual effects as a separate art form in an animated film, but that could change now that vfx artists are starting to get recognition for their ... Continue Reading →

Seven Up for VFX Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced the seven films still in contention for the Oscar for Best Visual Effects for the 80th Academy Awards. The list was narrowed ... Continue Reading →

Academy Names Sci-Tech Winners

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced the ten winners of this year’s Scientific and Technical Academy Awards. Visual effects software developers working ... Continue Reading →

Autodesk Behind Holiday Blockbusters

As the major studios brace themselves for a highy competitive week at the box office, Autodesk is heralding the fact that post-production facilities used its entertainment software ... Continue Reading →

Letteri Makes Partner at Weta

Vfx guru Joe Letteri joins filmmaker Peter Jackson, effects wiz Richard Taylor and editor/producer Jamie Selkirk as a full equity partner in New Zealand’s Weta Digital. Daily ... Continue Reading →

VES Initiates White Paper Program

In its efforts to further educate the entertainment industry on the practice and business of visual effects, the Visual Effects Society (VES) plans to launch a white paper program in ... Continue Reading →

Softimage Releases Alienbrain 8.1

Avid Technology Inc.’s Softimage Co. today released a free upgrade for Alienbrain, its digital asset management system used by many of the top animation houses and independent ... Continue Reading →

Oscar Narrows VFX Field

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today unveiled the 15 films short-listed for Best Visual Effects this year. Vfx teams behind each pic will present their work during ... Continue Reading →

Toon Boom Studio 4 Spotted for Leopard

Toon Boom Animation Inc. today announced that a Studio 4 patch is now available for all users running Mac OS 10.5 (a.k.a. Leopard), Apple’s latest operating system. All current ... Continue Reading →