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Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film franchise, long-time collaborators Daniel Kleinman and Framestore teamed up for the fifth time to deliver the stunning opening-title sequence for Skyfall. The four-minute sequence opens underwater as Bond (Daniel Craig) sinks lifelessly into the gloom, bleeding from a gunshot wound to [...]
Russia’s iPi Soft, developers of advanced markerless motion-capture software technology, are planning a big (virtual) presence at this week’s 2012 Machinima Expo (Nov. 16-18)—the online event which takes place on its website via Livestream and in Second Life, now in its fifth year. iPi will be shining a spotlight on [...]
Nickelodeon is reporting that its latest educational app, Bubble Guppies: Animal School Day, skyrocketed to the number-one educational app list in the U.S. and Canada and number-two paid app list domestically during its first 48 hours of release. The app, which was released on Nov. 1, brings to life a [...]
Glasgow-based 3D animation application Muvizu, which is powered by Epic’s Unreal 3 Engine, is set to be released with a German-language version of the user interface, plus some great new content. The German release will continue Digimania’s commitment to the global user community in a line of translations over recent [...]
Method Studios combined efforts of three of its locations—Los Angeles, Vancouver and London—to complete a total of 398 shots for, and was the main visual effects vender on, Warner Bros.’ Cloud Atlas. The film, directed by Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer and Andy Wachowski, explores how the actions of individuals impact [...]
The Mouse House is being commended by the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) for making a commitment to change its policy on sourcing paper products in an effort to eliminate the use of paper connected to the destruction of endangered forests and animals–notably product from controversial paper giants Asia Pulp and [...]
Toon Boom’s flagship storyboarding software Storyboard Pro has been awarded a Primetime Engineering Emmy by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the tech house announced today. The Primetime Engineering Emmys are presented for engineering developments so significant an improvement on existing methods, or so innovative in nature, that they [...]
Pixar Animation Studios has announced the simultaneous releases of RenderMan Pro Server 17.0 and RenderMan Studio 4.0, extensively upgrading the Oscar-winning render software widely regarded as the industry standard for high-quality animation and photorealistic vfx. Highlights of the version updates for Pro Server 17.0 include significant performance gains including object [...]
Australian animation and vfx house Animal Logic has announced the finalization of a deal to buy the assets of Sydney-based Fuel VFX, which recently went into voluntary administration due to a downturn in the nation’s visual effects industry. The announcement was made by Animal Logic’s CEO, Zareh Nalbandian, who noted [...]
Toon Boom Animation and Bento Box Entertainment have created an exclusive and state-of-the-art digital animation production pipeline uniquely designed for Bento Box’s production on prime-time animated television series, among them Bob’s Burgers, Allen Gregory, and the upcoming new series Brickleberry, Out There, and The Awesomes. The all-digital global workflow will [...]