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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 [...]
Venice, Calif.-based Blur Studio recently joined forces with MGM Consumer Products, ProFun Management Group and Matilda Production Services to create a motion simulator ride based on the MGM feature Stargate and the popular syndicated series Stargate SG-1. The attraction, dubbed Stargate SG-3000, makes its debut with the opening of ProFun’s [...]
If you thought Miss America contestants were unreal, wait until you see the babes suiting up to walk the runway at the first-ever Miss Digital World competition. Making the ideal beauty is no longer weird science as 3D modelers sculpt polygons into dream girls and parade them before judges, according [...]
Roland Poindexter has been named Sr. VP, Action-Adventure Properties for Warner Bros. Animation. In this newly created position, Poindexter will be charged with spearheading all aspects of Warner Bros. Animation’s creative development of action-adventure properties for broadcast, cable and made-for-video outlets. Reporting directly to Warner Bros. Animation president Sander Schwartz, [...]
MAXON has announced the third significant upgrade to CINEMA 4D R8. For a small update fee, CINEMA 4D R8.5 provides a host of new features for the basic CINEMA 4D package and the Advanced Render module. Additions and improvements to the CINEMA 4D basic package include a completely reworked Material [...]