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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 [...]
New York-based Rhinoceros Visual Effects and Design has gone in for a bit of rhinoplasty, so to speak. To kick off an overall rebranding process, the visual effects studio changed its name to rhinofx. The company has also brought on three new artists. Ronen Sharabani, Joseph Burrascano and Joshua Frankel [...]
Vinton Studio recently wrapped Ananda, a short film commissioned by agency Young & Rubicam for client Sony. Directed by Vinton creative director Mike Smith, this five-minute mixed-media piece is part of Sony’s Joy project, which follows the company’s 2002 Dreams initiative. For Joy, A handful of top international directors were [...]
Artists from Cinesite and Rhythm & Hues will discuss the creation of innovative effects for the blockbuster X2: X-Men United at the May Chapter meeting of L.A. SIGGRAPH on May 20th at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills. Following the presentation will [...]