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NVIDIA Corp. today unveiled NVIDIA Gelato, a 3D final-film renderer accelerated by industry-standard graphics hardware. Designed to create high-quality digital effects and animation, NVIDIA Gelato is, according to the company, the first commercially available application in the feature film segment to solve the critical problem of rendering by using all [...]
Alias, a Silicon Graphics Inc. company, today announced Maya 6, the next version of its award-winning 3D animation and special effects software. The release is packed with literally hundreds of new features and enhancements requested by Maya users from both large and small companies working in film, broadcast, game development, [...]
Discreet, a division of Autodesk Inc., today announced that its flint visual effects system will soon be available on the Intel-based IBM IntelliStation Z Pro workstation running Linux. The flint system is designed to provide broadcasters and post-production companies with a cost-effective, high-performance system for interactive motion graphics and visual [...]
The Visual Effects Society (VES) will present VES 2004, its sixth annual Festival of Visual Effects, on June 18-20 in San Rafael, Calif. The three-day event will feature presentations and panels headed by visual effects supervisors and their teams, which focus on visual effects and how they enhance the storytelling [...]
Technology-focused private equity firm Accel-KKR will acquire Alias from parent company Silicon Graphics Inc. (SGI). Alias is the maker of Maya, the popular 3D modeling and animation solution. The $57.5 million sale is expected to close this quarter. "This exciting new partnership enables Alias to enhance its position as the [...]
With studios in Atlanta and Toronto, digital effects studio SPIN has taken its operations to the West Coast with the creation of SPIN West VFX in Vancouver. The new location hit the ground running with work on the ABC series Stephen King’s Kingdom Hospital. Other current projects include shots for [...]
Top digital content creator DAZ Productions has released a new lip-sync application for use in Newtek’s LightWave 3D software package. DAZ|Mimic for LightWave provides a way for animators to record speech and then have their digital characters reproduce this speech with the necessary facial expressions and mouth shapes to create [...]
E-on software has announced the immediate availability of Mover 5, the latest version of its popular tool for hosting native content from Curious Labs’ Poser 5. "Mover continues to be the first and best third party commercial tool for integrating animated, native Poser content with an external environment," says e-on [...]
Having acquired Simpsons animation house Film Roman and home video distributor Anchor Bay, and purchased controlling stakes in Canadian CG studio Mainframe and Archie Comics Ent., IDT Ent. continues its shopping spree. The company today announced that it bought Toronto-based DKP Effects Inc. DKP Effects is a 3D animation and [...]
Kaydara Inc. today announced the release of MOTIONBUILDER 5.5 Professional, the latest version of the company’s popular real-time 3D character animation software. With added support for Python scripting and CgFX shaders, MOTIONBUILDER 5.5 Professional is designed to allow 3D animators to create complex character set-ups and animation sequences in minutes [...]