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Autodesk Acquires Shotgun Software

Autodesk has agreed to acquire Shotgun Software, a developer of scalable, cloud-based production tracking, review and asset management software for the film, television and games industries. Shotgun’s ... Continue Reading →
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Thinkbox Software Announces Krakatoa for MAXON CINEMA 4D

Thinkbox Software has acquired code to bring its particle renderer, Krakatoa, into MAXON’s CINEMA 4D modeling and animation software. Initial efforts to link the plug-in with ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar’s RenderMan Studio 18 Is Here!

Pixar Animation Studios has announced the release of RenderMan Studio 18, incorporating all of the performance and feature advantages of RenderMan Pro Server 18 within an intuitive ... Continue Reading →
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‘Room on the Broom’: A Perfect Halloween Treat!

The team behind the two Gruffalo specials delivers another family gem, the charming CG-animated ... Continue Reading →
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Shotgun Pipeline Kit Released at Siggraph

Shotgun Software today released the Shotgun Pipeline Toolkit at the SIGGRAPH event in Anaheim, CA. The kit provides studios with a set of out-of-the-box pipeline tools tailored for ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH News Bytes

+ Faceware Technologies, purveyor of markerless 3D facial motion-capture solutions, announced a new realtime product called Faceware Live which can capture a live actor’s facial ... Continue Reading →
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Side Effects Software Introduces Houdini Engine

Toronto’s Side Effects Software has unveiled its Houdini Engine, which allows for deep integration of Houdini technology into a wide variety of Digital Content Creation tools. Now ... Continue Reading →
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Illuminating Shorts

Our reporter zeroes in four toons that represent the rich diversity of talent spotlighted at the Annecy Festival this year. Anyone looking for a panorama of the modern animation scene ... Continue Reading →
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Faceware Technologies Releases Retargeter 4.0

Sherman Oaks, Calif-based Faceware Technologies has unveiled the new Retargeter 4.0, a major upgrade to its award-winning Faceware software. The new software’s key features, which ... Continue Reading →
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A Zany Return to Area 51

Director Cal Brunker stresses strong visuals and iconic imagery in the new, sci-fi comedy movie Escape from Planet Earth. If luck happens when preparation meets opportunity, then director ... Continue Reading →