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In a post-production world now ruled by low-cost solutions, two formerly high-flying, high-end CG powerhouses and are getting together to boldly go where they never thought they would. Discreet and Silicon Graphics Inc., once the dominant force in computer generated imagery, are partnering to offer an open architecture system that [...]
Bauhaus Software has announced the launch of its flagship product, Mirage. Described by the company as "a unified environment for creating animated graphics and special effects," Mirage will be available in October for Windows XP and Mac OS/X for less than $900 USD. The software integrates real-time video paint, animation [...]
Bit-by-bit and byte-by-byte, animated 3D photo-reality is getting closer to the real thing all the time. And New Orleans-based Digimation added to the progress toward that goal, announcing the latest upgrade to its tree software, SpeedTree 2.0. "If you need to create a lot of highly-realistic looking trees, SpeedTree 2 [...]
Doing some rotoscoping and want to clean up the shaky camera work in your source video? If your shooting style was so jittery that even your camera’s image stabilization technology didn’t do the trick, not to worry. A new plug-in from 2d3 offers professional and prosumer videographers and filmmakers using [...]
To highlight the debut of its newest processor technology in late September, chipmaker AMD is on a fast worldwide search for the best non-commercial animated and CGI work it can find. Eligible participants for the AMD Athlon 64 Processor Animation and Digital Film Contest can submit their work in one [...]
The dog days of summer got off to a good start for Cartoon Network. In the first week of August, the net was in first place in all ad-supported cable in both total day and prime time delivery of kids 2-11 and kids 6-11, according to television ratings data from [...]
Looking to steal some thunder from Apple’s popular widescreen PowerBook, computer-maker Hewlett-Packard has chosen to power the graphics on its new 17-inch notebook with a Nvidia graphics card. The Nvidia GeForce FX Go5600 GPU, which will provide the graphics horsepower for the new HP Pavilion zd7000 17-inch notebook, is part [...]
Journey Publishing Inc., a subsidiary of Journey Education Marketing Inc., has teamed up with Digital Video, creators of Toonz animation tools, to offer TAB 2.0, a new paperless animation software package. TAB 2.0 is based on a new technology that includes an intuitive vector-handling technique that uses dynamic control points [...]
Where only a few years ago digital editing software was well beyond the resources of the average consumer, now consumer-versions of pro packages are not only inexpensive, they’re as good as free. The latest entry for Windows users, announced yesterday, is Movie Edit Pro 2004 from Miami Beach-based Magix. Edit [...]
Just as ever-cheaper storage space and chip-speed made it possible for boutique EFX houses to compete with the big guys in the 1990s, now economical high-speed data transfer technologies are helping keep the smaller houses in the game. The cost and complexity of reliable high-speed networking previously prevented independent producers [...]