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Software developer MAXON dropped us a line telling us about the instrumental role its products had in the creation of Warner Bros.’ computer-generated holiday feature, The Polar Express. Visual effects juggernaut Sony Pictures Imageworks relied heavily on MAXON’s BodyPaint 3D and CINEMA 4D software in bringing Chris Van Allsburg’s award-winning [...]
Academy Award-winning director/producer Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?) will be honored with a lifetime achievement award when The Visual Effects Society (VES) holds its third annual awards ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 16 at the Hollywood Palladium. Zemeckis’ latest work, the animated holiday pic, The Polar Express, is [...]
Creating your own manga and anime productions just got easier with the release of Aiko 3.0, a new 3D kit created by DAZ Prods. The company recruited experts from Japan and all over the world to create characters clothing and accessories so users can customize elements for use in comic [...]
In celebration of 3December, the annual global celebration of 3D computer graphics worldwide, leading workstation company BOXX Technologies is offering an instant rebate of $1,203 throughout the month of December on qualifying workstations bundled with Maya Complete. Academy Award-winning Maya software is a powerful integrated 3D modeling, animation, effects and [...]
Turbo Squid, a leading provider of royalty-free 3D products for download, today launched a new discussion forum for mobile game developers. The Mobile Developer’s Forum, or MDF, was designed primarily for developers creating 3D content for Java M3G (JSR 184). The MDF was created with support from graphics technology developer [...]
Avid Technology Inc. today announced version 4.2 of SOFTIMAGE|XSI software for professionals working on complex CG productions including games, films, broadcast and postproduction projects. The new version adds such advanced features as crowd simulation and compositing with XSI Advanced and paint capabilities with XSI Essentials. XSI Essentials now comes with [...]
Canadian CG house Mainframe Ent. has upgraded its motion capture animation system to a 16-camera Vicon MX 40. The new system replaces technology that was acquired by the company in 2000 and will aid the studio in producing computer animation for television, games, feature films, direct-to-video releases and commercials. According [...]
Another independent toon studio has risen from the ashes of Walt Disney Feature Animation, Orlando. Cecropia Inc, an entertainment company dedicated to introducing a new form of interactive storytelling, today announced the opening of its animation and production studio in Orlando, Florida. Staffed with animation industry veterans, including Walt Disney [...]
Alias today announced that its Alias MotionBuilder 6 3D character performance and animation system is now available to customers on maintenance. The company will notify MotionBuilder Pro and Standard customers eligible to receive MotionBuilder 6 with instructions on how to acquire the latest release, which will be available to the [...]
BOXX Technologies has entered an agreement with Alias to offer Maya Complete and Maya Unlimited 3D modeling, animation, effects and rendering software with its series of award-winning workstations. Reese Gautschi, director of marketing at BOXX, comments, "BOXX workstations are built from the ground-up to deliver application-tuned performance, upgradeability and reliability [...]