Academy Picks Seven VFX Oscar Contenders

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today the list of seven films it will consider for Achievement in Visual Effects. This year’s big vfx contenders are ... Continue Reading →

MAXON Aids Express Trip to Theaters

Software developer MAXON dropped us a line telling us about the instrumental role its products had in the creation of Warner Bros.’ computer-generated holiday feature, The Polar ... Continue Reading →

VES to Honor Zemeckis

Academy Award-winning director/producer Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?) will be honored with a lifetime achievement award when The Visual Effects Society (VES) ... Continue Reading →

DAZ Prods. Offers 3D Anime/Manga Kit

Creating your own manga and anime productions just got easier with the release of Aiko 3.0, a new 3D kit created by DAZ Prods. The company recruited experts from Japan and all over ... Continue Reading →

BOXX Celebrates 3December with Big Rebate

In celebration of 3December, the annual global celebration of 3D computer graphics worldwide, leading workstation company BOXX Technologies is offering an instant rebate of $1,203 throughout ... Continue Reading →

Turbo Squid Opens Mobile Game Developers Forum

Turbo Squid, a leading provider of royalty-free 3D products for download, today launched a new discussion forum for mobile game developers. The Mobile Developer’s Forum, or MDF, ... Continue Reading →

Avid Announces SOFTIMAGE|XSI 4.2

Avid Technology Inc. today announced version 4.2 of SOFTIMAGE|XSI software for professionals working on complex CG productions including games, films, broadcast and postproduction projects. ... Continue Reading →

Mainframe Upgrades Mo-Cap-abilities

Canadian CG house Mainframe Ent. has upgraded its motion capture animation system to a 16-camera Vicon MX 40. The new system replaces technology that was acquired by the company in ... Continue Reading →

Cecropia Opens Orlando Toon Studio

Another independent toon studio has risen from the ashes of Walt Disney Feature Animation, Orlando. Cecropia Inc, an entertainment company dedicated to introducing a new form of interactive ... Continue Reading →

MotionBuilder 6 Available on Maintenance

Alias today announced that its Alias MotionBuilder 6 3D character performance and animation system is now available to customers on maintenance. The company will notify MotionBuilder ... Continue Reading →