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In time for its second anniversary, Boinx iStopMotion software gets an update with version 1.5, featuring support for high-resolution movies and digital still cameras. The new version also offers a noise reduction feature that increases image quality when working with video sources such as the Apple iSight. The iStopMotion 1.5 [...]
BOXX Technologies has entered an agreement with Avid to offer Softimage|XSI Foundation and Essentials animation software as an optional upgrade for its series of award-winning workstations. The move is intended to help streamline and simplify the "out of the box" buying experience for BOXX customers." SOFTIMAGE|XSI v.4.0 Foundation includes extensive [...]
iHollywood Forum Inc. today announced the lineup of entertainment industry legends scheduled to speak at The 3rd Annual Digital Studio, a summit and showcase focusing on digital technology and how it is transforming the film and TV industry. This year’s event will take place as part of the American Film [...]
Austin, Texas-based toon house The Animation Farm has expanded its offerings with the addition of a motion-capture services group. Headed by Crispin Broadhurst and Brad Clark, the new division will offer solutions for the film, television and game production industries. Mo-cap services will cover a range of options from pre-production [...]
Avanquest USA, a developer and publisher of small office/home office software, has brought a low-cost, neophyte-friendly animation package to the U.S. marketplace with In-A-Flash. Developed by NETGUI, the Flash-based software is designed to allow small business owners to create professional-looking animated content without previous experience or outsourcing. According to Avanquest, [...]
AMD announced at SIGGRAPH that its AMD Opteron processor-based servers and workstations are providing the digital backbone for the next and final installment in the Star Wars saga. According to the company, its technology is reinventing Lucasfilm’s digital filmmaking process by allowing George Lucas to direct real-time 3D assets and [...]
This year’s SIGGRAPH confab has been a busy period for Splutterfish, a leading high-end 3D rendering software solutions provider. It recently announced a new strategic partnership with San Francisco and Hollywood-based vfx and animation company, The Orphanage. The partnership aims to strengthen the efficiency of Splutterfish’s Brazil Rendering System as [...]
Indie content creation tool company Luxology announced the launch of its new generation 3D modeling system modo at this year’s SIGGRAPH event. modo combines a powerful, real-time subdivision surface modeling engine with a user-centric, highly costumizable interface and includes hundreds of production tools, which can be repeatedly modified to handle [...]
In the wake of Sunday’s announcement that Alias is in the process of acquiring Kaydara, the two companies have revealed plans to release MOTIONBUILDER 6, the newest version of Kaydara’s award-winning character animation software. The announcement was made Tuesday afternoon at SIGGRAPH 2004 in Los Angeles. MOTIONBUILDER 6 boasts improved [...]
As part of its revised distribution strategy in Asia, Toon Boom Animation Inc. has named two new resellers in China and Korea. Dison Computer Graphics & Image Company Ltd. will now take care of Toon Boom’s products throughout Mainland China, while CS M&C Technology Inc. will do the same in [...]