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As the nominations for the 77th Annual Academy Awards were announced early this morning, many in Hollywood were waiting with fingers crossed to hear their name or project announced. One of those people was Tim Sarnoff, president of Sony Pictures Imageworks, the studio behind the mind-blowing visual effects in Sony’s [...]
A good number of Visual Effects Society (VES) members and guests showed up at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles on Saturday for The Big Reveal, the VES equivalent of the Academy’s visual effects bake-off. Nominees for this year’s VES awards were on hand to discuss their work and [...]
In preparation for the third annual VES Awards in Hollywood, Calif., The Visual Effects Society this weekend will hold a special event to spotlight this year’s nominees. Dubbed "The Big Reveal," the day-long program is the VES’ answer to the Academy’s Visual Effects Bake-Off. Top visual effects artists will be [...]
Particle effects software developer wondertouch has released particleIllusion 2.0 SE for Mac OS X. Available worldwide, the package is touted as an artist-friendly and affordable software solution for customizing and modifying quality, complex particle animations. Wondertouch already supports Mac OS 8/9. And, registered owners of particleIllusion 2.0 for Mac OS [...]
In addition to the special Award of Commendation to be bestowed upon blue-screen pioneer Arthur Widmer (www.animationmagazine.net/article.php?article_id=3390), the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will dish out kudos for achievements in motion-capture and compositing technologies during the Scientific and Technical Academy Awards ceremony in February. While the two Oscar [...]
Arthur Widmer, who was a significant contributor to the development of the Ultra Violet and bluescreen compositing processes, will receive a special Award of Commendation when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents the Scientific and Technical Awards in February. “Art’s pioneering work has had a profound impact [...]
While the metallic star of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis may be the most famous lady automaton in film history, today’s artists are getting some help in creating x-chromosome robotics for the digital age. Digital-Tutors, a division of PL Studios Inc., has announced the worldwide availability of its Maya Intermediate: Female Android [...]
Columbia Pictures’ CG-loaded blockbuster, Spider-Man 2, has been chosen to be the first major motion picture to be presented using Sony’s new uncompressed 4K Digital Projection System. The invitation-only screening will take place on Jan. 13 at the Entertainment Technology Center’s Digital Cinema Lab at the Hollywood Pacific Theatre. A [...]
ATI Technologies Inc. has joined forces with Avid Technology Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Softimage Co., to provide 3D artists and students with a complete graphics hardware and software solution. The companies are now offering SOFTIMAGE|XSI Foundation software with the FireGL T2-128 AGP 8X workstation graphics accelerator in a [...]
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today the list of seven films it will consider for Achievement in Visual Effects. This year’s big vfx contenders are Warner Bros.’ The Aviator, 2oth Century Fox’s The Day After Tomorrow, Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, 20th [...]