Autodesk Buys Alias

Autodesk, the technology company behind 3ds max and other computer modeling and animation products announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire competitor Alias, ... Continue Reading →

Pixar’s RenderMan Makes Escape in Europe

Through a new a partnership with Pixar Animation Studios, Escape Studios will provide sales, training and support services for Pixar’s Academy Award-winning RenderMan software ... Continue Reading →

BOXX Workstations Go Multi-Core with AMD

BOXX Technologies announced that it is adding a new level of performance to its 7000 series 3DBOXX workstations and RenderBOXX render nodes by offering the latest AMD Opteron 880 ... Continue Reading →


Avid Technology Inc. today announced the worldwide availability of SOFTIMAGE®|XSI version 5.0, the latest edition of its flagship 3D animation software. Unveiled over the summer ... Continue Reading →

Alias Offers Maya, MotionBuilder 7 PLEs

Maya 7 Personal Learning Edition (PLE) and MotionBuilder 7 Personal Learning Edition are now available for download through the Alias website. These special versions of Maya Complete ... Continue Reading →

Eden Brings FX to Surface, Invasion

Inspired by the success of ABC’s supernatural thriller, Lost, the networks have introduced a number of genre series to their fall lineups and Eden FX has been made a significant ... Continue Reading →

Toon Boom Goes Solo for Indies

Toon Boom Animation has released Toon Boom Solo, a new stand-alone animation software solution designed for small studios and independent animation filmmakers. The software package ... Continue Reading →

VES Gets Date for Awards

The Visual Effects Society (VES) announced that the 4th Annual VES Awards presentation will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. at the Hollywood Palladium. Submissions of projects ... Continue Reading →

Alias’ Creative Bridge Spans CAD, Marketing

Alias today introduced Alias Creative Bridge, a services program designed to help senior business managers and marketing professionals use design and engineering data in their efforts ... Continue Reading →

Mr. Wonderful Vfx Opens in New York

Industry veterans David Gioiella and Mark Littman have launched Mr. Wonderful, a New York City-based design and visual effects offshoot of their Northern Lights Post boutique. Under ... Continue Reading →