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In creating animation for the upcoming CG feature version of the 1960s cult European TV series The Magic Roundabout, French animation studio Action Synthèse has chosen to use Softimage’s 3D software, SOFTIMAGE|XSI. Scheduled for release in France and the U.K. in 2004, Action France and Pathé U.K.’s The Magic Roundabout [...]
Anark’s three new 3D exporters allow users Alias|Wavefront’s Maya, NewTek’s Lightwave and Right Hemisphere’s Deep Exploration to integrate their 3D creations into fully interactive, real-time multimedia presentations with Anark Studio 1.5.2. Once installed, the exporters will allow developers to drop models and scenes into the Anark Model Exchange (AMX) file [...]
Online digital marketplace Turbo Squid has entered into a partnership with Discreet and will be the exclusive worldwide publisher and distributor for Discreet Certified 3ds max Plug-ins. The first of fifteen plug-ins to be marketed during the first year of the program is finalToon from cebas, GmbH. The product is [...]
Curious Labs, makers of the human animation product Poser, and e-on software, makers of the cross-platform Vue d’Esprit, 4 announced their plans to continue future development for technology cooperation between the two software products. Vue d’Esprit 4 is e-on software’s solution for 3D natural scenery rendering and animation. Features include [...]
In an effort to establish a file format standard for the visual effects industry, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) has released its proprietary extended dynamic image file format, EXR, for public use. OpenEXR is a 16-bit, floating-point file format with much greater dynamic range than existing 8-bit and 10-bit file [...]
BOXX Technologies is offering support for the new NVIDIA Quadro FX graphics solutions in its series of 3DBOXX workstations running Microsoft Windows or Linux. With three parallel vertex engines, eight fully programmable pixel pipelines and a radically new line engine coupled to a high speed DDR2 memory interface, the QuadroFX [...]
On Sunday, Jan. 19, ExxonMobil Masterpiece Theatre will present an all-new version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Hound of the Baskervilles on PBS. This re-imagining of the Sherlock Holmes classic will feature a ferocious CG pooch created by Framestore CFC, which recently brought dinosaurs to life for the BBC’s [...]
Ozone 2.0, e-on software’s bundle of atmospherics plug-ins for Maxon Computer’s flagship product, Cinema 4D, is due out this spring for both Mac OS X and Windows. Ozone 2.0 for Cinema 4D is comprised of 4 different plug-ins: a Master plug-in, an image filter plug-in, a pixel filter plug-in and [...]
Following a successful beta testing period, software developer The Foundry today announced the availability of Furnace, a suite of plug-ins for Apple’s Shake compositing and effects system. Furnace has already been put to use in a number of shops, including Glassworks Post Production and Double Negative in the U.K. and [...]
Discreet, a division of Autodesk, Inc., today announced the worldwide shipment of character studio 4, winner of Computer Graphics World’s 2002 Innovation Award. Enhancements to the popular software package include dynamics-based mixing, constraint-based mixdowns and intuitive quaternion function curves. Discreet is hyping dynamics-based mixing as the first animation system to [...]