SIGGRAPH NEWS:Lucas Wants “Foot in Anime”

George Lucas expressed a desire to get into anime as he discussed his company’s new focus on TV Monday at SIGGRAPH in Los Angeles. The Star Wars creator delivered the keynote ... Continue Reading →

Massive Jet Takes Off at SIGGRAPH

Massive Software opened the hangar doors for Massive Jet, the latest variation on its Academy Award-winning 3D animation application that employs autonomous agents for the creation ... Continue Reading →

SIGGRAPH NEWS: 7s Up for Alias Maya, MotionBuilder

It’s a big day for Alias as the Toronto-based software powerhouse announces the newest versions of its Maya and Motionbuilder software, just in time for the SIGGRAPH confab in ... Continue Reading →

Autodesk 3ds Max 8 Debuts

Autodesk Inc. today unveiled the latest version of its award-winning 3D modeling, animation and rendering software for video game, film and video production pipelines. The announcement ... Continue Reading →

Avid Unveils SOFTIMAGE|XSI v.5.0

The new software version announcements keep rolling in as Avid Technology pulls up the curtain on SOFTIMAGE|XSI version 5.0, the latest incarnation of its flagship 3D animation package. ... Continue Reading →

Giant Killer Robots Delivers Fantastic FX

San Francisco-based vfx shop Giant Killer Robots (GKR) played a lead role in bringing 20th Century Fox’s latest superhero extravaganza, Fantastic Four, from the pages of Marvel ... Continue Reading →

Madagascar’s Penguins March for Computing

Having tickled many a funny bone in DreamWorks Animation’s hit feature, Madagascar, those mischievous animated penguins are starring in a video illustrating how High Performance ... Continue Reading →

Alias Releases SketchBook Pro 2

Alias today announced the release of SketchBook Pro 2, the latest version of its award-winning paint and drawing software application. Available for both Windows and Mac platforms, ... Continue Reading →

Softimage Supports Xbox 360

Softimage Co., a subsidiary of Avid Technology Inc., today announced support for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 next-generation game system with the release of the .FX plug-in, a free effects ... Continue Reading →

Alias Ships 64-bit mental ray Standalone

Alias has announced the shipping mental ray Standalone 3.4 64-bit, the first offering to come from its greater 64-bit plan. Fully compatible with the Maya 6.5 modeling and animation ... Continue Reading →