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With a little help from their friends at the ubiquitous Industrial Light & Magic, a Venice, Calif.-based software company is expanding its line of free high-end animation tools. SplutterFish LLC, a 3D rendering software solutions provider, is releasing a Bitmap I/O plug-in for use in Discreet’s 3ds max and Autodesk [...]
West Hills, Calif-based animation studio Flip Your Lid recently wrapped production on a cool new 3D logo for FoxLab, a new division of 20th Century TV headed by Daniel Tibbets. Flip Your Lid president and creative director Jay Jacoby helped create a nostalgic 1930s black-and-white opening that would slowly transition [...]
The elusive Wachowski Bros.(as in Larry and Andy) may not be ready for their close-up (they don’t do interviews), but their CGI boffins are. SIGGRAPH’s Los Angeles chapter is putting on an event at UCLA on June 17th, that should be a combo of geek-heaven and computer-nerd nirvana. That’s when [...]
With just over seven weeks before the Houdini Apprentice Challenge 2003 winds up at SIGGRAPH in San Diego on July 27th, Side Effects Software has announced a judges panel that includes some of the top CGI practitioners in the business. Among others on the panel: David Allen, Senior Effects Developer/Lead [...]
If you like a little more depth to your CGI explanations than the two-minute “How Did They Do That?” segments on Good Morning America, Dateline or Access Hollywood, Los Angeles-based effects house Rhythm & Hues thinks it has the answer. At two separate events–one in Los Angeles June 12th, the [...]
The latest version of the animation software CelAction2D is being launched on the 4th of June at MIFA in Annecy, France. Version 2 has over 650 improvements and new features compared to the prior version. CelAction2D is a suite of integrated programs that allows animators to design 2D character models [...]
2D animation software developer Digital Video will introduce its new paperless animation software, the TAB, at MIFA 2003. Tailored to create original animation content for the web, the product will be a companion to the company’s flagship software, Toonz, which was employed by Studio Ghibli in the making of Spirited [...]
3D character animation and motion capture software producer Kaydara has won Quebec’s prestigious Mercuriades 2003 Technical Innovation Award. The company received the honor for outstanding achievement in the development of its FBX technology, a universal 3D interchange format that allows digital artists to easily view and transport content from one [...]
DreamWorks SKG and rendering software producer mental images signed a multi-year software license and custom support agreement that provides DreamWorks with mental images’s mental ray rendering software for use in the upcoming animated comedy Sharkslayer, scheduled for release in 2004. DreamWorks first integrated mental ray into its production piopeline after [...]
Maya The Magic Shop (MTMS), the effects arm of Ketan Mehta’s Maya Ent. Ltd., claims to have completed India’s first visual effects-intensive film. Jajantaram Mamantaram (J2M2), directed by Soumitra Ranade, is loosely based on the classic Jonathan Swift tale Gulliver’s Travels and the Gujarati folklore of Bakasura and contains 63 [...]