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Discreet held a press conference at SIGGRAPH in San Diego, Calif. yesterday to unveil the latest version of its popular 3D modeling, animation and rendering solution. 3ds max 6 incorporates dedicated new tools specifically designed for film, games and 3D design visualization. Paul Lypaczewski, Discreet general manager and exec. VP [...]
Illuminate Labs will reveal a new renderer for Maya at SIGGRAPH 2003. The company claims TURTLE for Maya will offer previously unseen rendering speed for complex scenes with advanced lighting. TURTLE for Maya is based on the new LIQUIDLIGHT rendering technology and will offer new Global Illumination techniques and visualization [...]
Online digital marketplace Turbo Squid announced the certification and release of cgCharacter’s Absolute Character Tools (ACT) 1.6 Pro as a Discreet certified 3ds max plug-in. The production platform offers a wide range of exclusive character modeling and animation features. Version 1.6 includes cgAdam and cgEve, two complete human skeletal, muscle [...]
Toronto, Canada-based digital solutions provider Alias|Wavefront is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the launch of a corporate identity change from Alias|Wavefront to simply Alias. A new logo will accompany the name change. The company’s 20th year has been highlighted by the receipt of a technical Oscar for the development of [...]
NXN Software will be at SIGGRAPH 2003 to introduce NXN alienbrain VFX 2.0, the next version of its asset and production management system for the development of long-form, computer-animated feature films and visual effects. The system is designed to save studios time and money by securing and streamlining the workflow [...]
It’s a sign of the times when Hollywood special effects master Stan Winston, known for his animatronics work on such film franchises as Jurassic Park, The Terminator, Alien and Predator, jumps on the CG bandwagon. According to Variety, the four-time Oscar-winning creature crafter is launching a computer animation division dubbed [...]
For Twentieth Century Fox’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, opening in theaters today, the team at Santa Maria, Calif.-based effect house ComputerCafé was charged with updating the Invisible Man for the 21st century. It has been 70 years since actor Claude Rains first portrayed the character in a film that [...]
BOXX Technologies has entered into a strategic relationship with 3D rendering software solutions provider Splutterfish. BOXX is now offering the Brazil Rendering System with its XXtreme 3DBOXX workstations and RenderBOXX render nodes. Designed for Microsoft Windows or Linux, 3DBOXX is available in single and dual AMD or Intel processor configurations. [...]
Wondertouch, a newly established software developer specializing in particle effects for the visual effects industry, is now shipping the boxed version of its recently released particleIllusion 3.0 for Windows. Version 3.0 represents a major upgrade and expansion of the company’s cornerstone 2D, sprite-based particle effects software application. The boxed version [...]
High-tech training company Mesmer Inc. has released the learning DVD title Real Maya mental ray for Maya artists and animators. Six months in development, the DVD promises to offer a decade of learning about mental ray on one disc and features more than 3 hours of finished work culled and [...]