Imagemotion to Shine at SIGGRAPH

Sony Picture Imageworks’ proprietary performance-motion-capture system called Imagemotion™, which was developed for the upcoming feature The Polar Express, will be showcased ... Continue Reading →

Radium Launches Design Branch

Santa Monica- and San Francisco-based digital effects studio Radium has launched a new media design division. The eight designers tapped to lead this new venture are Tuesday McGowan, ... Continue Reading →

Polhemus Announces New Tracking Product

Polhemus, the Vermont-based company behind the 6 Degree-of-Freedom (6DOF) motion capture, tracking and digitizing technologies, has released a new state-of-the-art tracking system. ... Continue Reading →

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We’re happy to report that all our cookie problems have been solved. You can now log on to the Animation Magazine website only once, and you won’t have to do it again until ... Continue Reading →

Toon Boom’s Vogelesang Receives Prestigious Indian Honor

Joan Vogelesang, president and CEO of Toon Boon Animation, recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award at FRAMES 2004, one of Asia’s biggest conventions centering on the ... Continue Reading →

Discreet Acquires Unreal Pictures

Discreet, a division of Autodesk Inc., today announced the acquisition of Unreal Pictures, developer of the award-winning character animation tool known as character studio. The transaction ... Continue Reading →

Maya 6 Shipping

Alias today announced that the Maya Complete 6 and Maya Unlimited 6 are now shipping globally to all new and upgrading customers. The release was first made available to users on Alias’ ... Continue Reading →

VES Appoints New Director

The Visual Effects Society (VES) today announced the appointment of Eric Roth as the organization’s new exec director. Roth replaces founding exec director Tom Atkin, who announced ... Continue Reading →

Fox Launches New FX Unit

All too often, visual effects teams work down to the wire to get their shots done in time for the movies to hit their release dates. To help remedy this problem, Twentieth Century Fox ... Continue Reading →

NAB NEWS: Midway Recruits Alienbrain for Next SpyHunter

Avid Technology Inc. announced at NAB that Midway Games Inc. will use Alienbrain Studio to create content for the next release in the top-selling SpyHunter franchise. Midway Games, ... Continue Reading →