SIGGRAPH: Autodesk Showcases Design Animation Features

Autodesk is on hand at SIGGRAPH to present the latest design animation solutions for Maya 2017 and an update to 3ds Max. Maya 2017 features integrated rendering with Arnold, new motion ... Continue Reading →

Daily News Bytes

Here’s Why Hasbro Just Bought an Animation Studio Fortune dishes the details on the potential opened up by the acquisition of Boulder Media announced yesterday, with Hasbro planning ... Continue Reading →

Toon Boom Releases Harmony 14

Toon Boom Animation has released Harmony 14, the latest iteration of its popular 2D solution. The new version boasts additional tools for artists and an enhanced 3D workflow to streamline ... Continue Reading →

Bait Restructures in New Cardiff Facility

Cardiff-based Bait Studio has restructured and invested in a new facility, bringing its visual effects and motion graphics, animation and interactive divisions together on one site. VFX ... Continue Reading →

Animals and Plants – In Space!

Framestore and MPC each faced distinct challenges in animating Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Rocket and Groot. Marvel Studios’ ... Continue Reading →

June 2014 Tech Reviews

Chaos V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max There is no way that I’m going to be able to fit all the features in V-Ray 3.0. Is it enough to say that, out of the box, it’s easier to get ... Continue Reading →

April/May 2014 Tech Reviews

ToonBoom’s Animate Pro 3.0 ToonBoom has definitely carved a niche for itself in the animation world, from the production-level Harmony products down to the tools for the individual ... Continue Reading →

February 2014 Tech Reviews

Best of the Year Our brilliant tech critic picks 12 of his favorite releases of the past year: Lagoa. This web-based 3D system with a progressive, physically-based render engine in ... Continue Reading →

ILM and Sony Picture Imageworks Release Alembic 1.5

Sony Pictures Imageworks (SPI) and Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) have released their jointly developed, open sourse project Alembic 1.5. The new tool facilitates the sharing of ... Continue Reading →

DWA Releases OpenVDB 1

DreamWorks Animation is seeking to redefine volumetric storage and processing with the release of a new open source framework developed by studio engineers for sparse volume data, OpenVDB ... Continue Reading →