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Full-service visual-effects-design facility Moneyshots recently completed work on two music videos for pop group OutKast’s new double album, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, due out September 23 from Arista Records. The two videos feature separate solo performances from Atlanta hip-hop artists Andre 3000 and Big Boi. Andre’s "Hey Ya!" harkens back to [...]
There are a lot of particles floating around in space, but here on Earth EFX producers rely on advanced software to create particle effects for sci-fi projects like Paramount Television’s Star Trek: Enterprise. To complete EFX work for that show, Eden FX has begun using particleIllusion, the flagship product of [...]
After 10 years in business, ComputerCafé founding partners Jeff Barnes and David Ebner are renaming their feature EFX studio CaféFX (www.cafefx.com) and are creating a corporate umbrella, ComputerCafe Group, for the company’s two divisions. Last year, ComputerCafé acquired Santa Monica’s Pacific Data Post and added a commercials-and-music-video division dubbed The [...]
Online software provider Turbo Squid announced that all Discreet Certified 3ds max plug-ins will be upgradeable to work with 3ds max 6 via an upgrade patch available free of charge. Consumers who use Turbo Toolkit, finalRender, finalToon DreamScape, AfterBurn, HumanIK, ACT Kaldera and others can take advantage of the power [...]
Media 100 Inc. today announced the immediate availability of a new version of Final Effects Complete for Mac OS X with support for Adobe After Effects 6.0 and Apple Final Cut Pro 4. Final Effects Complete is a set of more than 100 software plug-in filters and transitions designed to [...]
Kaydara Inc. is now shipping MOTIONBUILDER 5, the latest version of the company’s real-time 3D character animation software. The package includes a new, innovative story timeline, which, according to the company, allows animation to be created almost instantaneously. MOTIONBUILDER 5’s story timeline combines an array of different tracks for independent [...]
Alienware Area-51 and HP Media Center have both earned a 2003 Consumer-Desktop Innovative PC Award from Intel Corp. for illustrating industry achievements in technology implementation, pioneering design, versatility and ease of use. Intel’s Innovative PC Program compared PCs from manufacturers around the world for innovative design, ease of setup, operation, [...]
Tonight at 9:00 p.m., pay cable network Showtime will premiere DC 9/11 A Time of Crisis, a new original docudrama that chronicles how the government dealt with the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. To help make the film feel as real as possible, Santa Barbara, Calif.-based animation and EFX [...]
The Visual Effects Society is accepting submissions for the second annual VES awards, scheduled for Feb. 18 at the Hollywood Palladium. The VES will honor EFX artists and technologists in 23 categories and grant its first lifetime achievement award. The awards encompass visual effects, character animation, special effects, matte painting, [...]
Discreet, a division of Autodesk Inc., today announced the worldwide shipping of lustre, its software-based digital grading and color correction system for interactive film look creation. Among the first customers to deploy the lustre turnkey system are Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif., and Technicolor Creative Services in Hollywood. Visual [...]