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Digital effects studio Zoic, which recently won Visual Effects Society awards for its work on The WB’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer and SCI FI channel’s miniseries Battlestar Galactica, is taking on the law for a new futuristic show being produced by Universal television for CBS. The one-hour television drama Century [...]
Three-dimensional visualization software company mental images has acquired interactive 3D software platform Cult3D from Cycore, a dealer in interactive 3D software for e-business. According to mental images, the deal is significant because it "will drive widespread adoption and deployment of 3D technology for the Internet." Cult3D is a 3D software [...]
In the fiercely competitive world of visual effects, movie magic houses are used to scrapping for those lucrative contracts. Now a few leading suppliers of digital and foam latex fantasy are taking the battle to the scrap heap. This week’s installment of TLC’s Junkyard Mega-Wars will see Industrial Light & [...]
Having dominated last year’s first annual Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards, the Lord of the Rings crew made a triumphant return last night at the Hollywood Palladium. The Return of the King snagged four awards including the last award of the night for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven [...]
Alias, maker of the Maya 3D animation and effects package, is involved in exclusive discussions with a private equity investment firm for the acquisition of Alias from parent company Silicon Graphics Inc. The news comes just months after the company shortened its name from Alias|Wavefront. “As an independent entity, Alias [...]
Visual effects have come a long way since Edison and others started experimenting with in-camera tricks during film’s infancy. But what’s next? That’s a question L.A. ACM SIGGRAPH hopes to answer next week when it holds its next chapter meeting, dubbed "Producing the Future: A Producer’s Perspective on What’s Coming [...]
Ever on the lookout for the next big thing graphically speaking, NVIDIA Corp. is bringing a new 2D solution to the pro marketplace. The new NVIDIA Quadro NVS 280 PCI, is a professional 2D graphics board ideal for enterprise and multi-monitor applications. Bundled with the latest NVIDIA Unified Driver Architecture [...]
Avid Technology Inc. has acquired Munich-based NXN Software AG, whose asset management system, alienbrain, has been adopted by Pixar, Sony Pictures Imageworks, LucasArts, Electronic Arts, Atari and other leading content creation companies. The deal is worth approximately ’35 million. Avid president and CEO David Krall comments, “Alienbrain systems will enhance [...]
Last night the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented the Visual Effects Bakeoff, an annual event that decides the year’s Oscar nominees in the category. Held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills, the event also serves as an opportunity for the visual effects community to get [...]
One more reason for people to stare at their mobile phones in public has come on-line today as mobile phone giant Sprint says it’s bringing the funnies to cell phones nationwide. Through the combined efforts of Sprint and FunMail Inc.’s Mobile Comics Network, millions of PCS Vision Subscribers can soon [...]