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Discreet announced at SIGGRAPH that it is developing a next-generation shared storage solution with DataDirect Networks and longtime partner Silicon Graphics. The high-performance Storage Area Network (SAN) is being designed to address the growing demand for more cost effective, real-time solutions capable of handling multi-user collaboration for 2K and 4K [...]
Software developer wondertouch today announced at SIGGRAPH the imminent availability of particleIllusion 2.0 SE for the Mac OS X operating system. The company says it is nearing completion on the stand-alone, introductory version of the company’s cornerstone 2D, sprite-based particle effects software application, scheduled for release in the fourth quarter [...]
Avid Technology Inc. today announced the availability of an upgraded plug-in designed to provide smooth integration between the company’s award-winning digital asset management software, Alienbrain Studio 7, and Alias’ Maya 6 3D animation solution. According to Avid, the integration enables content creators to access Alienbrain Studio’s asset management features directly [...]
SIGGRAPH 2004 got underway Sunday in Los Angeles, and already there’s big news on the digital animation front. Alias, maker of the popular Maya 3D modeling and animation package, announced plans to acquire Kaydara, a developer of real-time 3D character animation and motion editing solutions. The purchase is expected to [...]
Massive, developer of the artificial intelligence-based 3D animation system used to create clashing armies of digital soldiers in the Lord of the Rings films, announced that it will be at SIGGRAPH to introduce new products for streamlining crowd generation. These pre-built, Ready-to-Run agents are designed to be easily dropped into [...]
Turbo Squid, worldwide publisher for the Discreet Certified 3ds max Plug-in Program, has expanded its offerings with the introduction of hairfx from Dimension Design Animation Group. Designed to give 3ds max artists the ability to create high-quality hair and fur through two atmospheric plug-ins, hairfx offers an new anti-aliasing engine, [...]
Discreet, a division of Autodesk Inc., today announced that 3ds max 7 will be shown for the first time publicly at SIGGRAPH, to be held in Los Angeles, Calif., Aug. 10-12. The newest version of the company’s widely used 3D modeling, animation and rendering software will incorporate character studio, an [...]
Monarch Computer Systems of Tucker, Georgia has released its Ultimate Linux Box (ULB) line of workstations and servers for 2005. These systems allow a number of options for operating systems, but are designed with Linux compatibility in mind. The newest models use the brand new AMD Opteron processors going up [...]
Bauhaus Software Inc. will let SIGGRAPH attendees get their hands on its real-time video paint, animation and effects system, Mirage, as part of the Guerilla Studio, an integrated network of machines serving as a computer graphics laboratory. The Guerilla Studio will feature high-end computer workstations, a multitude of 2D and [...]
Leading New Zealand effects companies behind the epic Lord of the Rings saga will come together to present Middle Earth: Imagination Made More Real as part of the Tech Talk series at this year’s SIGGRAPH conference to be held in Los Angles, Calif. Aug 8-12. New Zealand Trade & Enterprise [...]