EA Puts VICON in Motion

Video game publisher Electronic Arts (EA) has chosen VICON to fulfill its motion-capture needs, purchasing an 86-camera VICON MX 40 system for its new, state of the art studio in Vancouver, ... Continue Reading →

HP to Be a Force at Lucasfilm

Lucasfilm Ltd. has signed a three-year, multi-million dollar technology and marketing agreement with Hewlett Packard (HP). Following the lead of other major digital content creators ... Continue Reading →

Maya 7 Shipping

Following its unveiling at SIGGRAPH a couple of weeks ago, Alias’ Maya 7 3D modeling and animation software is now shipping worldwide. This latest edition of the award-winning ... Continue Reading →

Toon Boom’s Opus Snags Emmy

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has honored Toon Boom Animation with a 2005 Primetime Emmy Engineering Award for its traditional animation software solution, USAnimation ... Continue Reading →

SplutterFish Renders Brazil 2.0

SplutterFish LLC debuted the Brazil Rendering SystemVersion 2.0 for Autodesk 3ds max and VIZ at SIGGRAPH last week in Los Angeles and plans to release it to the public this fall. This ... Continue Reading →

U.K. VFX Houses Offer Free Training

Aspiring visual effects artists who live in the U.K. can take advantage of a free, seven-month course being offered by Escape Studios and six major U.K. post houses. Applications are ... Continue Reading →

Apple’s Mighty Mouse Squeaks Out of the Box

No big tech confab would be complete without a new high-tech model from the sharp minds at Apple, so we weren’t surprised that Apple unveiled its slick new Mighty Mouse this past ... Continue Reading →


Filmmaker Shane Acker’s list of kudos grew on Thursday when the SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival jury gave "Best of Show" to his acclaimed CG short, 9. The film ... Continue Reading →

Turbo Squid Grows New Hair for 3ds Max

Turbo Squid, the New Orleans-based outfit offering royalty-free 3D assets, today announced a new 3ds Max plug-in for creating hair and fur named Hairtrix. The new tool is the result ... Continue Reading →

Alias SketchBook Pro Now Part of ThinkPad X41 Tablet

Animators will have a new reason to get their hands on the recently released Lenovo x41 ThinkPad Tablet. Toronto-based software powerhouse Alias announced today that its Sketchbook ... Continue Reading →