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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the recipients of this year’s scientific and technical achievement awards. Two Oscar statuettes and a Gordon E. Sawyer Award will be among the accolades presented at a gala black tie dinner on the evening of Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Ritz Carlton [...]
Conspicuously absent from the Academy’s shortlist of Best visual Effects competitors were the blockbuster sequels The Matrix: Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. Now fans of the EFX-driven franchise have established a web site where people can sign a petition to get due recognition for the many artists who brought the [...]
Academy Award-winning director James Cameron will be on hand at the 2004 Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards to present the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award to filmmaker George Lucas. The event will be held at the Hollywood Palladium on Feb. 18. According to the Visual Effects Society, the board of directors [...]
Royalty-free 3D asset provider Turbo Squid has added a custom 3D modeling service to its list of offerings. The service will allow clients to draw from a pool of more than 6300 digital artists around the world when a custom 3D modeling job is needed. Custom modeling provides Turbo Squid [...]
While fans are looking forward to seeing the visual effects in the elaborate battle sequences gracing the upcoming Lord of the Rings trilogy ender, nobody is talking about the digital magic in the new war epic The Last Samurai. And that means the EFX crew did its job. “The filmmakers [...]
Boston-based, artist-owned-and-operated commercial visual effects house Brickyard VFX has officially thrown its hat into the Los Angeles market. The company formalized its West Coast expansion today with the opening of Brickyard VFX Pacific in Santa Monica. Brickyard VFX works closely with top advertising agencies, including Arnold Worldwide and Hill Holliday, [...]
The Mirage for Mac OS X pre-release is now available from Bauhaus Software Inc. This is the first Mac platform release of the company’s unified environment for animated graphics and special effects creation, which integrates real-time video paint, animation and effects functionalities into a single product. Mirage combines tools such [...]
Montreal-based Toon Boom Technologies couldn’t resist a little boasting when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released its list of eligible animated features. Of the 11 movies long listed for Oscar consideration this year, a total of five films were produced using the company’s USAnimation software. Disney employed [...]
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World brought a number of challenges to director Peter Weir, who collaborated with CaféFX to reinvent locations. Based on Patrick O’Brian’s Napoleonic-era novel, the film follows the crew of the H.M.S. Surprise around the globe, and is the first feature to shoot [...]
New Zealand-based animation software developer Character Animation Technologies Ltd. has released its first product offering, Character Animation Toolkit (CAT) Version 1.0. Designed for animators by animators, CAT Version 1.0 is a fully integrated next-generation character animation system plug-in for Discreet’s 3D modeling, animation and rendering solution 3ds max. According to [...]