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 →

LAIKA Adopts Foundry Tools

As it gears up to release its first feature film, Coraline, Portland-based animation studio LAIKA has standardized on Foundry Networks Inc.’s high-performance, 10-gigabit Ethernet ... Continue Reading →

Wacom Adds Two Pen Tablets

Wacom Technology Corp. today announced the introduction of the Cintiq 12WX and Cintiq 20WSX, two new choices for direct pen-on-screen input for artists and animators. The Cintiq 12WX ... Continue Reading →

VFX Wizard Talks Tin Man

Anthem Visual Effects single-handedly completed 1,500 effects shots for RHI Ent.’s ambitious miniseries Tin Man, a re-imagining of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of ... Continue Reading →

Rainmaker Sells VFX Shops

Rainmaker Income Fund has agreed to sell its visual effects divisions to Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. Deluxe will take control of the Vancouver-based Rainmaker Visual Effects ... Continue Reading →

Prime Focus Gets Frantic, Post Logic

Global post-production company Prime Focus Group has acquired Frantic Films VFX and Post Logic Studios, its first North American holdings. Post Logic is based in Los Angeles and New ... Continue Reading →

Toon Boom Debuts Animation Tool for Kids

As more kids become interested in the process of animation, Emmy award-winning Toon Boom Animation Inc. has released a new, intuitive software application to help them get started. ... Continue Reading →