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 →

Toon Boom Plays Concerto into Retail

Toon Boom Animation, maker of Toon Boom Studio and USAnimation, has launched Concerto, a new animation solution for paperless, digital, re-use or cutout animation production. According ... Continue Reading →

Greatness Defined: Digital Content Solution Leader, HP’s Carly Fiorina Inspires

In a time of confusion over the power and rapid uptake of media technologies, Hewlett-Packard head Carly Fiorina delivered an inspiring keynote speech yesterday at the National Association ... Continue Reading →

BOXX Unveils Realtime HD Editing System

BOXX Technologies introduced at NAB the HD [pro] RT, a software-based, real-time high-definition nonlinear editing system featuring CineForm Prospect HD running in Adobe Premiere Pro ... Continue Reading →

Discreet Ignites IBM Linux Workstations with flint

Discreet, a division of Autodesk Inc., today announced that its flint visual effects system will soon be available on the Intel-based IBM IntelliStation Z Pro workstation running Linux. ... Continue Reading →

NVIDIA Hopes Animators Gel with Gelato

NVIDIA Corp. today unveiled NVIDIA Gelato, a 3D final-film renderer accelerated by industry-standard graphics hardware. Designed to create high-quality digital effects and animation, ... Continue Reading →

NAB NEWS: Alias Busts Out Maya 6

Alias, a Silicon Graphics Inc. company, today announced Maya 6, the next version of its award-winning 3D animation and special effects software. The release is packed with literally ... Continue Reading →

VES Gears Up for Sixth Festival of Visual Effects

The Visual Effects Society (VES) will present VES 2004, its sixth annual Festival of Visual Effects, on June 18-20 in San Rafael, Calif. The three-day event will feature presentations ... Continue Reading →