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 →

VICON Forms Feature Unit

VICON, an Academy Award-winning leader in motion capture technology, has announced the formation of the VICON Feature Unit (VFU). The Los Angeles, Calif.-based entity will be dedicated ... Continue Reading →

VES Fest This Weekend

The Visual Effects Society (VES) this weekend kicks off the 2005 edition of its VFX Festival of Visual Effects at the newly restored Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, Calif. Taking place ... Continue Reading →

NEC Selects New Tech For Express Workstation

Good news for Wildcat Realizm 800 graphics technology.  3Dlabs Inc., Ltd., a leading innovator in professional visual processing, has just announced that Realizm has been selected ... Continue Reading →

Nokia Adds More Devices To Mobile TV Race

Until recently, it was all about the bandwidth. Or lack of it. TV on your cell phone really wasn’t possible, unless you could live with two frames per-second. That’s quickly ... Continue Reading →

BOXX Ships More Powerful Workstations

BOXX Technologies announced that it is ready to ship its 7400 Series of high-performance workstations, featuring Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors. Dual-Core AMD64 technology is a natural ... Continue Reading →

Toon Boom’s Concerto Fades Out

Toon Boom Animation announced today that it has decided to phase out Toon Boom Concerto, its year-old solution for paperless, digital, re-use or cutout animation production. The company ... Continue Reading →

Massive Grows with Version 2.0

Massive Software has announced the shipping of Massive 2.0, an updated version of its Academy Award-winning 3D animation system for AI-driven characters and digital stunts. The new ... Continue Reading →

Vizrt Acquires Curious Software

Norwegian 2D/3D software company Vizrt Ltd. has acquired all assets of privately-held Curious Software Co. Ltd., maker of the World Maps solution for creating maps and geographical ... Continue Reading →

Alias MasterClasses Return to SIGGRAPH

Alias has again tapped pros from the film and game industries to present special classes on Maya and MotionBuilder for attendees of SIGGRAPH, taking place August 1-5 in Los Angeles. ... Continue Reading →