Softimage Unveils SOFTIMAGE|XSI 6

Softimage Co., a subsidiary of Avid Technology Inc. has lifted the curtain on SOFTIMAGE|XSI 6, the latest version of its flagship 3D animation and character creation software. The upcoming ... Continue Reading →

Warner Bros. Merges Animation, Digital Prod.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. Pictures has combined its visual effects and animation department with its digital production unitt in an effort to manage its vfx-laden ... Continue Reading →

MacUser UK Awards Fetes modo

Last week’s MacExpo conference in London saw the MacUser ‘Maxine’ editorial award for Best 3D Animation Software of the Year given to modo, the flagship product from ... Continue Reading →

Autodesk Debuts Toxik 2007 Creative Toolset

Autodesk has unveiled the first creative tools extension for its Autodesk Toxik 2007 software. The toolset is designed to better facilitate the creation of feature-film visual effects ... Continue Reading →

Zoic Snags Vfx Supervisor Lima

Award-winning Visual effects house Zoic Studios has welcomed among its ranks visual effects supervisor Jim Lima. And award winner himself, Lima has worked with Stephen Spielberg on ... Continue Reading →

SOFTIMAGE|CAT v.2.5 Released

SOFTIMAGE|CAT v.2.5 Released Avid’s Softimage Co. today announced the worldwide availability of SOFTIMAGE|CAT version 2.5, the latest update to its popular plug-in for Autodesk’s ... Continue Reading →

Oscar Reviews Scientific Achievements

The Scientific and Technical Awards Committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the 17 scientific and technical achievements selected for further awards ... Continue Reading →

Luma Illuminates The Covenant

Luma Pictures, the effects studio behind such recent big-screen vfx extravaganzas as Sony’s Underworld: Evolution and The Cave, has unleashed some digital witchcraft on director ... Continue Reading →

Kater Releases Design First for 3D Sketchbook

Geoffrey Kater, author of Design First for 3D Artists, has announced the release of his second book, Design First for 3D Sketchbook. The richly illustrated tome offers hundreds of full-on ... Continue Reading →

Sun Ultra 40 Workstations Get Graphic with NVIDIA

NVIDIA Corp. has announced that an array of NVIDIA Quadro FX graphics solutions are now available in the 64-bit Sun Ultra 40 workstations, which are used in digital content creation, ... Continue Reading →