Academy Announces Seven Films Eligible for VFX Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced the seven films in consideration for Achievement in Visual Effects for the 78th Academy Awards. The titles in the running ... Continue Reading →

Autodesk Brings Lustre to Kong

The vfx wizards at Weta Digital in New Zealand relied heavily on Autodesk’s Discreet Lustre system to digitally color grade Universal Pictures’ King Kong, which opens worldwide ... Continue Reading →

NaturalMotion Gives Students endorphin Rush

NaturalMotion Ltd., developer of 3D animation technology based on Dynamic Motion Synthesis (DMS), has announced the immediate availability of the endorphin 2.5 Student Edition. The ... Continue Reading →

Sony to Offer UMD Composer

If you’ve been looking for a way to get your studio’s animated masterpieces on those cool little video discs that play on the Sony PSP, your wait may soon be over. Sony ... Continue Reading →

Autodesk Announces Cleaner Updates

Autodesk promises greater video optimization with Autodesk Cleaner 6.5 for Macintosh and Autodesk Cleaner XL 1.5 for Windows, the newest updates to its professional desktop media mastering ... Continue Reading →

Toon Boom Debuts Opus II, Harmony Service Packs

Toon Boom Animation has released Opus II Service Pack 1 and Harmony Service Pack 1. Highlights of these releases include support of new scanners, namely the Fujitsu fi-5750c and Epson ... Continue Reading →

New 3D Comedy Debuts Live at Machinima

If you happen to be in Queens, New York, this weekend, make sure you stop by the Museum of the Moving Image. That’s where you’ll be able to catch a new CG-animated talk ... Continue Reading →

Quake 4 to Shake XBox 360 on Nov. 18

id Software’s much-anticipated new Quake 4 game is set to storm the Xbox 360 videogame and entertainment system on Nov. 18. The new addition to the renowned franchise will be ... Continue Reading →

Brickyard Lays CG Foundation

Brickyard VFX has expanded into 3D animation with the launch of a CG division. The bi-coastal outfit will be headed by industry veterans Jay Lichtman, Robert Sethi and Yafei Wu, who ... Continue Reading →

Alias Preps for 3December

Alias, maker of Maya and other popular tools for 3D animation and rendering, has announced plans for 3December 2005, the 7th annual global celebration of 3D computer graphics. Tokyo, ... Continue Reading →