Animo Inks with Plastic Animation Paper

The forthcoming version 6.0 of Cambridge Animation Systems’ Animo software will feature compatibility with Plastic Animation Paper (PAP), the tablet-based animation application ... Continue Reading →

Zoic Sees Future in Century City

Digital effects studio Zoic, which recently won Visual Effects Society awards for its work on The WB’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer and SCI FI channel’s miniseries Battlestar ... Continue Reading →

mental images Acquires Cycore’s Cult3D

Three-dimensional visualization software company mental images has acquired interactive 3D software platform Cult3D from Cycore, a dealer in interactive 3D software for e-business. ... Continue Reading →

VFX Titans Clash in Junkyard Wars

In the fiercely competitive world of visual effects, movie magic houses are used to scrapping for those lucrative contracts. Now a few leading suppliers of digital and foam latex fantasy ... Continue Reading →

VES Awards Spoils Go to King

Having dominated last year’s first annual Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards, the Lord of the Rings crew made a triumphant return last night at the Hollywood Palladium. The Return ... Continue Reading →

Alias in Buy-Out Discussions

Alias, maker of the Maya 3D animation and effects package, is involved in exclusive discussions with a private equity investment firm for the acquisition of Alias from parent company ... Continue Reading →

LA SIGGRAPH Explores Future of Visual Effects

Visual effects have come a long way since Edison and others started experimenting with in-camera tricks during film’s infancy. But what’s next? That’s a question L.A. ... Continue Reading →

NVIDIA Unveils New 2D Graphics Board

Ever on the lookout for the next big thing graphically speaking, NVIDIA Corp. is bringing a new 2D solution to the pro marketplace. The new NVIDIA Quadro NVS 280 PCI, is a professional ... Continue Reading →

Avid Buys NXN

Avid Technology Inc. has acquired Munich-based NXN Software AG, whose asset management system, alienbrain, has been adopted by Pixar, Sony Pictures Imageworks, LucasArts, Electronic ... Continue Reading →

VFX Bakeoff Delivers Sweet Eye Candy

Last night the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented the Visual Effects Bakeoff, an annual event that decides the year’s Oscar nominees in the category. Held at ... Continue Reading →