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Toon Boom Technologies Inc. has expanded its worldwide network of distributors and resellers with the addition of Intranesis Communications (IntraComm), which will distribute Toon Boom Studio in Thailand and Indonesia. The Toon Boom Studio 2D animation software is used to create short-form or Flash-style animation for the web, video, wireless [...]
Munich, Germany-based GeBE Computer & Peripherie GmbH has announced the availability of iStopMotion version 0.6. Just in time for the Easter holiday, release offers improved speed, a completely new timeline, voice control and other new features including an “Easter egg.” The new version makes use of Quartz Extreme and OpenGL [...]
For the next installment in the popular Spy Kids movie franchise, the pint-sized operatives are plunged into the world of a video game. Audiences will also be pulled into the action through the magic of stereoscopic 3D, thanks in part to Softimage products. Softimage, a subsidiary of Avid Technology Inc., [...]
Discreet announced that Los Angeles-based effects house Digital Domain has completed a multi-million dollar installation that includes a new inferno 5 suite, flame and flint upgrades, and an expansion of its combustion 2.1 desktop compositing capabilities. The Academy Award-winning studio has used Discreeet systems for nearly a decade and counts [...]
Alias | Wavefront announced the release of Maya 5 over the weekend at the meeting of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) in Las Vegas. Set to ship in May, the latest version of the Oscar-winning 3D software will include new fur clumping capabilities and new wakes and ponds features [...]
When production on the latest installment in the Star Wars saga begins in June at Fox Studios Australia, Sony’s new 4:4:4 RGB high-definition (HD) camera and new high-data rate HDCAM SR recording system will be at the center of it all. At NAB, Sony announced that the latest additions to [...]
In the collection of nine short films known as the Animatrix, the entry Final Flight of the Osiris is a standout. While the other films use the traditional anime style to tell Matrix-inspired stories, Flight employs nearly photoreal CG characters and environments to bridge the gap between the DVD release [...]
IBM Corp. and NVIDIA have announced a multi-year strategic alliance that will see IBM manufacturing NVIDIA’s next-generation GeForce graphics processor units. The agreement will also give NVIDIA access to IBM’s comprehensive suite of foundry services and manufacturing technologies. IBM plans to begin manufacturing the next generation GeForce graphics processor this [...]
Montreal-based 2D animation software supplier Toon Boom Technologies has entered into a long-term partnership with Corus Ent.’s Nelvana Ltd. Using its newly launched USAnimation OPUS as a base, Toon Boom will tailor its software solutions to meet Nelvana’s digital animation production needs. Nelvana’s library of more than 2,000 half-hour episodes [...]
Online digital marketplace Turbo Squid (www.turbosquid.com) is offering Kaydara’s HumanIK, a Discreet-certified 3ds max plug-in for character animation. The is now available for purchase through Turbo Squid’s worldwide reseller channel. Among the many benefits of HumanIK is that users will now be able to integrate Kaydara’s method of handling motion [...]