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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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Vision Effects has added ReelSmart Motion Blur Pro version 3.0 to its popular Shake plug-in set. ReelSmart Motion Blur (RSMB) automatically tracks every pixel in a sequence and blurs based on calculated motion. RSMB Pro for Shake now supports 8, 16 and 32 (float) bits-per-channel processing and takes full advantage [...]
HP has announced a new line of workstations engineered to offer customers increased power, reliability and support at a lower cost. The HP Workstation xw4200, xw6200 and xw8200 boast a convenient tool-less chassis design, best-in-class PCI Express graphics and the latest processor technology from Intel. HP says the new workstations [...]
Alias announced today that Maya Unlimited for the Mac OS X operating system will be available for purchase by late summer 2004. The news was released at the Apple World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC), which kicked off Monday in San Francisco, Calif. Users of Maya Unlimited for Mac OS X [...]
DAZ Prods. has acquired Bryce, the award-winning 3D landscaping and animation package from Corel, maker of CorelDRAW Graphics Suite, WordPerfect Office and Corel Painter. DAZ says it is committed to delivering new releases of Bryce for both Macintosh and Windows. Dan Farr, president of DAZ Prods., comments, “The acquisition of [...]