SIGGRAPH NEWS: 7s Up for Alias Maya, MotionBuilder

It’s a big day for Alias as the Toronto-based software powerhouse announces the newest versions of its Maya and Motionbuilder software, just in time for the SIGGRAPH confab in ... Continue Reading →

Autodesk 3ds Max 8 Debuts

Autodesk Inc. today unveiled the latest version of its award-winning 3D modeling, animation and rendering software for video game, film and video production pipelines. The announcement ... Continue Reading →

Avid Unveils SOFTIMAGE|XSI v.5.0

The new software version announcements keep rolling in as Avid Technology pulls up the curtain on SOFTIMAGE|XSI version 5.0, the latest incarnation of its flagship 3D animation package. ... Continue Reading →

Giant Killer Robots Delivers Fantastic FX

San Francisco-based vfx shop Giant Killer Robots (GKR) played a lead role in bringing 20th Century Fox’s latest superhero extravaganza, Fantastic Four, from the pages of Marvel ... Continue Reading →

Madagascar’s Penguins March for Computing

Having tickled many a funny bone in DreamWorks Animation’s hit feature, Madagascar, those mischievous animated penguins are starring in a video illustrating how High Performance ... Continue Reading →

Alias Releases SketchBook Pro 2

Alias today announced the release of SketchBook Pro 2, the latest version of its award-winning paint and drawing software application. Available for both Windows and Mac platforms, ... Continue Reading →

Softimage Supports Xbox 360

Softimage Co., a subsidiary of Avid Technology Inc., today announced support for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 next-generation game system with the release of the .FX plug-in, a free effects ... Continue Reading →

Alias Ships 64-bit mental ray Standalone

Alias has announced the shipping mental ray Standalone 3.4 64-bit, the first offering to come from its greater 64-bit plan. Fully compatible with the Maya 6.5 modeling and animation ... Continue Reading →

VICON Forms Feature Unit

VICON, an Academy Award-winning leader in motion capture technology, has announced the formation of the VICON Feature Unit (VFU). The Los Angeles, Calif.-based entity will be dedicated ... Continue Reading →

VES Fest This Weekend

The Visual Effects Society (VES) this weekend kicks off the 2005 edition of its VFX Festival of Visual Effects at the newly restored Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, Calif. Taking place ... Continue Reading →