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 →

Houdini Apprentice Challenge Announces Panelists

With just over seven weeks before the Houdini Apprentice Challenge 2003 winds up at SIGGRAPH in San Diego on July 27th, Side Effects Software has announced a judges panel that includes ... Continue Reading →

Top F/X House to Host Left Coast CGI-Fest

If you like a little more depth to your CGI explanations than the two-minute “How Did They Do That?” segments on Good Morning America, Dateline or Access Hollywood, Los ... Continue Reading →

CelAction2D Version 2 to Launch at MIFA

The latest version of the animation software CelAction2D is being launched on the 4th of June at MIFA in Annecy, France. Version 2 has over 650 improvements and new features compared ... Continue Reading →

Toonz Developer Unveils New 2D Software At MIFA

2D animation software developer Digital Video will introduce its new paperless animation software, the TAB, at MIFA 2003. Tailored to create original animation content for the web, ... Continue Reading →

Kaydara Wins Mercuriades Technical Innovation Award

3D character animation and motion capture software producer Kaydara has won Quebec’s prestigious Mercuriades 2003 Technical Innovation Award. The company received the honor for ... Continue Reading →

DreamWorks Renders Sharkslayer with Mental Ray

DreamWorks SKG and rendering software producer mental images signed a multi-year software license and custom support agreement that provides DreamWorks with mental images’s mental ... Continue Reading →

Maya Ent. Takes Bollywood EFX To New Heights

Maya The Magic Shop (MTMS), the effects arm of Ketan Mehta’s Maya Ent. Ltd., claims to have completed India’s first visual effects-intensive film. Jajantaram Mamantaram ... Continue Reading →

Rhinoceros Gets New Name, New Artists

New York-based Rhinoceros Visual Effects and Design has gone in for a bit of rhinoplasty, so to speak. To kick off an overall rebranding process, the visual effects studio changed its ... Continue Reading →

Vinton’s Smith Brings High-Def Joy

Vinton Studio recently wrapped Ananda, a short film commissioned by agency Young & Rubicam for client Sony. Directed by Vinton creative director Mike Smith, this five-minute mixed-media ... Continue Reading →