Academy Names Sci-Tech Winners

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the recipients of this year’s scientific and technical achievement awards. Two Oscar statuettes and a Gordon E. Sawyer Award ... Continue Reading →

Online Petition Aims to Get Matrix in Oscar Race

Conspicuously absent from the Academy’s shortlist of Best visual Effects competitors were the blockbuster sequels The Matrix: Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. Now fans of ... Continue Reading →

Cameron to Present VES Award to Lucas

Academy Award-winning director James Cameron will be on hand at the 2004 Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards to present the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award to filmmaker George ... Continue Reading →

Turbo Squid Mints Custom 3D Modeling Service

Royalty-free 3D asset provider Turbo Squid has added a custom 3D modeling service to its list of offerings. The service will allow clients to draw from a pool of more than 6300 digital ... Continue Reading →

Digital Dimension Goes Samurai with 3ds max

While fans are looking forward to seeing the visual effects in the elaborate battle sequences gracing the upcoming Lord of the Rings trilogy ender, nobody is talking about the digital ... Continue Reading →

Boston’s Brickyard VFX Goes West

Boston-based, artist-owned-and-operated commercial visual effects house Brickyard VFX has officially thrown its hat into the Los Angeles market. The company formalized its West Coast ... Continue Reading →

Bauhaus Pre-Releases Mirage for Mac OS X

The Mirage for Mac OS X pre-release is now available from Bauhaus Software Inc. This is the first Mac platform release of the company’s unified environment for animated graphics ... Continue Reading →

Oscar List Proves Showcase for USAnimation

Montreal-based Toon Boom Technologies couldn’t resist a little boasting when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released its list of eligible animated features. Of ... Continue Reading →

CaféFX Masters and Commands Realism

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World brought a number of challenges to director Peter Weir, who collaborated with CaféFX to reinvent locations. Based on Patrick O’Brian’s ... Continue Reading →

Character Animation Technologies Opens New Toolkit

New Zealand-based animation software developer Character Animation Technologies Ltd. has released its first product offering, Character Animation Toolkit (CAT) Version 1.0. Designed ... Continue Reading →