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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 [...]
Eden FX in Hollywood has completed more than 200 Visual Effects shots for Revolution Studios’ upcoming feature film Hellboy, starring Ron Perlman (Alien: Resurrection, TV’s Beauty and the Beast). Many of these shots have already been incorporated into the trailer which recently began airing. Working with director Guillermo del Toro [...]
The forthcoming version 6.0 of Cambridge Animation Systems’ Animo software will feature compatibility with Plastic Animation Paper (PAP), the tablet-based animation application from Krogh Mortensen Animation (KMA) of Copenhagen, Denmark. Animo 6.0 will allow PAP animations to be included in Animo through two different methods. A PAP file can be [...]
Sony Pictures Imageworks, the digital effects and animation studio behind Spider-Man, the Stuart Little movies and the Oscar-winning short The ChubbChubbs, will integrate Maxon’s Cinema 4D into its matte painting production pipeline. The award-winning Cinema 4D is a modeling, animation and rendering solution that integrates with such software as Adobe [...]