Optibase Completes Media 100 Acquisition

In March, digital video encoding and streaming solutions provider Optibase announced that it was acquiring all assets of Media 100 Inc. for $2.5 million. Today the company closed the ... Continue Reading →

Day VFX artists Use Weapons of max Destruction

Twentieth Century Fox’s The Day After Tomorrow promises to be one of the biggest visual-effects films of the summer and Discreet is boasting its involvement as the provider of ... Continue Reading →

Alias Takes Maya 6 on the Road

Alias today announced the launch of its Maya 6 Evolution of 3D Tour. Sponsored by HP and NVIDIA, the series of live events offers a chance for 3D artists and enthusiasts to see the ... Continue Reading →

Imagemotion to Shine at SIGGRAPH

Sony Picture Imageworks’ proprietary performance-motion-capture system called Imagemotion™, which was developed for the upcoming feature The Polar Express, will be showcased ... Continue Reading →

Radium Launches Design Branch

Santa Monica- and San Francisco-based digital effects studio Radium has launched a new media design division. The eight designers tapped to lead this new venture are Tuesday McGowan, ... Continue Reading →

Polhemus Announces New Tracking Product

Polhemus, the Vermont-based company behind the 6 Degree-of-Freedom (6DOF) motion capture, tracking and digitizing technologies, has released a new state-of-the-art tracking system. ... Continue Reading →

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We’re happy to report that all our cookie problems have been solved. You can now log on to the Animation Magazine website only once, and you won’t have to do it again until ... Continue Reading →

Toon Boom’s Vogelesang Receives Prestigious Indian Honor

Joan Vogelesang, president and CEO of Toon Boon Animation, recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award at FRAMES 2004, one of Asia’s biggest conventions centering on the ... Continue Reading →

Discreet Acquires Unreal Pictures

Discreet, a division of Autodesk Inc., today announced the acquisition of Unreal Pictures, developer of the award-winning character animation tool known as character studio. The transaction ... Continue Reading →

Maya 6 Shipping

Alias today announced that the Maya Complete 6 and Maya Unlimited 6 are now shipping globally to all new and upgrading customers. The release was first made available to users on Alias’ ... Continue Reading →