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 →

BOXX Bows Maya-Equipped Workstations

BOXX Technologies has entered an agreement with Alias to offer Maya Complete and Maya Unlimited 3D modeling, animation, effects and rendering software with its series of award-winning ... Continue Reading →

Frantic Films Gels with NVIDIA Gelato

As it gears up for feature film development, visual effects and animation house Frantic Films has entered into an agreement to incorporate the NVIDIA Gelato GPU-accelerated film renderer ... Continue Reading →

NVIDIA Renders Gelato 1.1 Available

NVIDIA Corp. today announced that NVIDIA Gelato 1.1, the latest version of its hardware-accelerated, final-frame renderer, is now available for purchase. Gelato 1.1 features a new version ... Continue Reading →

Sparx Flies to L.A.

Award-winning French animation and digital effects producer, Sparx, today announced that it is expanding in the U.S. market with the opening an office in Los Angeles. The new location ... Continue Reading →

Discreet Ships 3ds max 7

Discreet, a division of Autodesk Inc., announced today it has begun shipping 3ds max 7, the latest version of its professional 3D modeling, animation and rendering software package. ... Continue Reading →

Nokia Drops Shorts in U.K.

In its efforts to encourage the development of film content for mobile devices, Nokia has launched Nokia Shorts 2004, 15-second short film competition. The winner, to be selected by ... Continue Reading →

Toon Boom Releases Opus II

Montreal-based Toon Boom Animation has released Opus II, the latest version of its complete animation solution encompassing integrated workflow, sceneplanning, effects, compositing ... Continue Reading →