VFX Secrets Revealed by VES

A good number of Visual Effects Society (VES) members and guests showed up at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles on Saturday for The Big Reveal, the VES equivalent of the Academy’s ... Continue Reading →

Revealing Weekend for VES

In preparation for the third annual VES Awards in Hollywood, Calif., The Visual Effects Society this weekend will hold a special event to spotlight this year’s nominees. Dubbed ... Continue Reading →

wondertouch Debuts Particle FX Tool for Mac

Particle effects software developer wondertouch has released particleIllusion 2.0 SE for Mac OS X. Available worldwide, the package is touted as an artist-friendly and affordable software ... Continue Reading →

Academy Announces Sci-Tech Winners

In addition to the special Award of Commendation to be bestowed upon blue-screen pioneer Arthur Widmer (www.animationmagazine.net/article.php?article_id=3390), the Academy of Motion ... Continue Reading →

Academy to Honor Blue-screen Pioneer Widmer

Arthur Widmer, who was a significant contributor to the development of the Ultra Violet and bluescreen compositing processes, will receive a special Award of Commendation when the Academy ... Continue Reading →

Digital-Tutors Helps Maya Build Better Bots

While the metallic star of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis may be the most famous lady automaton in film history, today’s artists are getting some help in creating x-chromosome ... Continue Reading →

Spider-Man 2 to Christen Sony’s 4K Projector

Columbia Pictures’ CG-loaded blockbuster, Spider-Man 2, has been chosen to be the first major motion picture to be presented using Sony’s new uncompressed 4K Digital Projection ... Continue Reading →

ATI, Avid Bundle Hardware, Software

ATI Technologies Inc. has joined forces with Avid Technology Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary, Softimage Co., to provide 3D artists and students with a complete graphics hardware ... Continue Reading →

Academy Picks Seven VFX Oscar Contenders

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today the list of seven films it will consider for Achievement in Visual Effects. This year’s big vfx contenders are ... Continue Reading →

MAXON Aids Express Trip to Theaters

Software developer MAXON dropped us a line telling us about the instrumental role its products had in the creation of Warner Bros.’ computer-generated holiday feature, The Polar ... Continue Reading →