ComputerCafé Creates Invisible EFX for LXG

For Twentieth Century Fox’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, opening in theaters today, the team at Santa Maria, Calif.-based effect house ComputerCafé was charged ... Continue Reading →

Splutterfish Swims With BOXX

BOXX Technologies has entered into a strategic relationship with 3D rendering software solutions provider Splutterfish. BOXX is now offering the Brazil Rendering System with its XXtreme ... Continue Reading →

Wondertouch Boxes ParticleIllusion 3.0

Wondertouch, a newly established software developer specializing in particle effects for the visual effects industry, is now shipping the boxed version of its recently released particleIllusion ... Continue Reading →

Mental Ray DVD for Maya Artists released

High-tech training company Mesmer Inc. has released the learning DVD title Real Maya mental ray for Maya artists and animators. Six months in development, the DVD promises to offer ... Continue Reading →

Pixel Magic Styles F/X For Blonde Sequel

While Industrial Light & Magic’s big effects in Terminator 3 may be wowing sci-fi and action fans at cinemas across the nation, digital trickery of the less noticeable variety ... Continue Reading →

Kaydara Releases MOTIONBUILDER 5

Kaydara Inc. is set to release MOTIONBUILDER 5, the latest version of the company’s real-time 3D character animation software. The next-generation solution features a unique, ... Continue Reading →

Power Solids, Booleans for Rhino 2.0

nPower Software has released Power Solids 1.1 and Power Booleans 1.1 with support for Rhino 2.0 and 3.0. Power Booleans supports polygonal and NURBS Booleans, while Power Solids extends ... Continue Reading →

DvGarage Opens Doors With 3D Toolkit 2.5

For artists and hobbyists looking to get into 3D design and animation, dvGarage may have just the right starter kit. The company has released the 3D Toolkit 2.5, a new 3D training product ... Continue Reading →

Genarts Plugs Into Shake 3

GenArts Inc.’s Sapphire Plug-ins are now available for Shake version 3. Compatible with the Mac OS X, Linux, and Irix versions of Shake, this latest release is free to all current ... Continue Reading →

Apple Debuts G5

Apple’s highly anticipated Power Mac G5 is finally out of the box. Being touted as “the world’s fastest personal computer” and the first with a 64-bit processor, ... Continue Reading →