New Maya Learning Edition Out

Autodesk has released the latest version of its Maya Personal Learning Edition (PLE) software. Based on Maya Complete 8.5, the release provides free access to Maya 3D animation, modeling ... Continue Reading →

Imageworks Takes Turn at Albuquerque

Vfx and CG animation juggernaut Sony Pictures Imageworks is expanding into Albuquerque, New Mexico in as it gears up to deliver more feature-film animation for Sony Pictures Animation. ... Continue Reading →

Softimage Hatches Alienbrain 8

Avid Technology Inc. today announced the worldwide availability of Alienbrain 8, the latest version of its management system software widely used by animation and game development studios. ... Continue Reading →

ILM Joins Iron Man Team

Lucasfilm Ltd.’s Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) announced today that it has signed on to be the principle visual effects house on Marvel Studios’ Iron Man. Sister ... Continue Reading →

VES Names Top 50 Vfx Flicks

The Visual Effects Society (VES) today unveiled its ‘VES 50: The Most Influential Visual Effects Films of All Time.’ Star Wars was voted No. 1 by members of the organization, ... Continue Reading →

NVIDIA Architecture for Next-Gen Notebooks

NVIDIA Corp. today introduced what it’s calling a breakthrough NVIDIA Quadro professional GPU architecture for notebook computers. Designed for digital content creators and other ... Continue Reading →

Golden Gets FFAKE in Portland

After stints at Wild Brain, Colossal Pictures, Dream Quest Images and Vinton Studios, industry veteran Paul Golden has launched FFAKE, a new animation and film production company in ... Continue Reading →

Manic Gets Help with Laundry

New York-based motion-graphics, vfx and animation studio Manic has joined forces with Hollywood-based graphic design and animation shop Laundry to create a new specialized design and ... Continue Reading →

NVIDIA Debuts GeForce 8800 Ultra

NVIDIA Corp. today introduced the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 Ultra, which it says is the world’s fastest graphics processing unit (GPU). According to the company, the product performs ... Continue Reading →

Picture Mill Throws CG into Drive

Vfx house Picture Mill pulled out all the stops to create an almost entirely CG opening credit sequence for FOX’s new primetime action-drama series, Drive. After airing a couple ... Continue Reading →