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 →

Boinx iStopMotion 1.0 Available

Boinx Software, a division of GeBE Computer & Peripherie GmbH, announces that Boinx iStopMotion 1.0 for Mac OS X is now available. Already, more than 6500 people have downloaded ... Continue Reading →

Rhythm & Hues: Behind the Scenes on X2 and More

Two speakers from Academy Award-winning visual effects studio Rhythm & Hues will be at the Ex’Pression Center in Emeryville, Calif. on Saturday, June 21 to host an informative ... Continue Reading →

Blur Studio Expands for Future in Features

Venice, Calif.-based visual effects house Blur Studio has completed a large-scale expansion as it gears up to realize its long-held goal of creating computer-animated feature films. ... Continue Reading →

Pixel Liberation Pre-loads The Matrix

If you’ve been wondering how scenes like the 15-minute freeway car chase/kung fu battle in the The Matrix Reloaded are executed, much less dreamed up, the answer lies in very ... Continue Reading →

SplutterFish Releases New Plug-In for 3ds max

With a little help from their friends at the ubiquitous Industrial Light & Magic, a Venice, Calif.-based software company is expanding its line of free high-end animation tools. SplutterFish ... Continue Reading →

Flip Your Lid’s Wraps FoxLab Project

West Hills, Calif-based animation studio Flip Your Lid recently wrapped production on a cool new 3D logo for FoxLab, a new division of 20th Century TV headed by Daniel Tibbets. Flip ... Continue Reading →

CGI Artists Share Secrets of Matrix Reloaded

The elusive Wachowski Bros.(as in Larry and Andy) may not be ready for their close-up (they don’t do interviews), but their CGI boffins are. SIGGRAPH’s Los Angeles chapter ... Continue Reading →