VFX Bakeoff Delivers Sweet Eye Candy

Last night the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented the Visual Effects Bakeoff, an annual event that decides the year’s Oscar nominees in the category. Held at ... Continue Reading →

Sprint Comics Going Mobile, In Living Color

One more reason for people to stare at their mobile phones in public has come on-line today as mobile phone giant Sprint says it’s bringing the funnies to cell phones nationwide. Through ... Continue Reading →

Npower Software Introduces New Power RhinoToMax

3D model builders can now use nPower’s powerful Rhino capabilities and import them directly into 3ds max/Viz for high-quality renderings and animation projects. The San Diego-based ... Continue Reading →

NVIDIA Lends Helping Hand to NASA

The company whose graphics cards power many of the world’s PCs and Macs is now on the Martian surface. Sort of. NVIDIA Corp. has announced that NASA is using its technology to ... Continue Reading →

Popular Cloth F/X Package Re-named, Re-worked

Turbo Squid is releasing an updated version of the popular cloth f/x plug-in Stitch under the new moniker clothfx. The new package provides users with a multitude of advanced tools ... Continue Reading →

Matrix Revolves on VES Nom List

Last month, The Matrix Revolutions failed to appear on the Academy Awards Visual Effects branch shortlist, but the movie’s impressive visual effects have not gone unnoticed by ... Continue Reading →

Apple Unveils New Digi Sound Tech at NAMM

It’s not just Moby who can produce winning beats from his Manhattan apartment. In search of the perfect (and low-cost) score, more and more one-man bands are looking to off-the-shelf ... Continue Reading →

DigiCel Debuts New Iteration of FlipBook

FlipBook, a low-cost animation solution that has a lot of high-end users, has just gotten better. DigiCel Inc. has released FlipBook 4.0 promising more speed, power, ease-of-use and ... Continue Reading →

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 →