Adobe to Buy Macromedia

Adobe Systems Incorporated has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Macromedia, maker of the Flash animation software. The all-stock transaction is valued at approximately $3.4 ... Continue Reading →

NAB: DreamWorks Animation, AMD Strike Pact

At the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas, DreamWorks Animation SKG announced that it has named AMD its preferred processor provider. The three-year strategic ... Continue Reading →

Foothill Reps Hollywood Visual Effects Countdown ’05

Foothill Entertainment Inc. was at MIPTV in Cannes, France, last week shopping its stable of animated properties and a documentary production titled Hollywood Visual Effects Countdown ... Continue Reading →

Apple Opens Final Cut Studio

At the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) tradeshow in Las Vegas, Apple today unveiled Final Cut Studio, a top-of-the-line HD video production suite that features Final Cut ... Continue Reading →

IRIDAS Takes New Product Line-up to NAB

Munich, Germany-based uncompressed playback and metadata-based color correction tech manufacturer IRIDAS is taking an impressive line of new products to the NAB confab in Vegas (April ... Continue Reading →

Profound Effects’ Useful Assistants 1.7 at Your Service

Vfx developer Profound Effects has announced that its workflow automation tool for Adobe After Effects, Useful Assistants (UA) 1.7, is now available for shipping. Version 1.7 will attend ... Continue Reading →

Digital Domain Downloads Luxology’s modo

L.A.-based vfx powerhouse Digital Domain will intergrate Luxology modo’s new subdivisioin surface and polygonal modeling toolset into its production pipeline. The Oscar-winning ... Continue Reading →

Luxology Hosts Modeling Competitions at Apple Stores

Computer geeks who never won a ribbon on track-and-field day now have an opportunity to bring home a prize for their pixel-pushing prowess. Luxology, an independent developer of 3D ... Continue Reading →

Autodesk to Spill Toxik for FX

Autodesk Inc. will be at the National Association of Broadcasters’ Convention (NAB) in Las Vegas (April 18-21), showcasing new products such as Autodesk Toxik, a collaborative ... Continue Reading →

Autodesk Fires Off combustion 4

Autodesk Media & Entertainment (formerly Discreet) has shipped combustion 4, the latest version of its desktop compositing software, for PC. Coming for Mac this May, the release ... Continue Reading →