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Animation Mentor to Offer Lighting Workshop

Online animation and vfx school Animation Mentor has announced the launch of its new workshop designed specifically for animators interested in using light from a filmmaker’s perspective. ... Continue Reading →
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Di-O-Matic releases Voice-O-Matic v2 for Maya

Montreal-based animation software developer Di-O-Matic has released its new Voice-O-Matic v2 (Maya Edition). According to the company, once integrated with Autodesk Maya, Voice-O-Matic ... Continue Reading →
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The Bugs Are Back!

Director Shinji Aramaki and exec producer Casper Van Dien take us back to the world of Verhoeven’s classic with the new CG-animated movie Starship Troopers: Invasion. It’s been ... Continue Reading →
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RevUp Render Introduces V-Ray 2.0

Cloud computing technology innovator RevUp Render has announced a new version of its cloud rendering service supporting V-Ray 2.0 rendering software from the Chaos Group. Using this ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Party Spotlight: Part 3

Animation Block Party (www.animationblock.com) is the premier animation festival of the East Coast. In this interview series, the founder of ABP, Casey Safron will be introducing Animation ... Continue Reading →
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And the Winner is Snipple Animation!

We are thrilled to announce that the fantastic team at Snipple Animation has won our 25th Anniversary Issue ad contest. Their colorful ad generated the most audience response online! ... Continue Reading →
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Kickstand Kickstarts Open-Source 3D Software Campaign

Kickstand, creators of the StretchMesh plug-in for Autodesk Maya software, has launched a campaign to evolve StretchMesh Surface Deformation software into Open Source technology. ... Continue Reading →
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NewTek Releases LightWave 11

San Antonio-based 3D animation and video product creator NewTek released LightWave 11, the new version of its Emmy-winning 3D modeling, animation and rendering software. According to ... Continue Reading →
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Wild, Wild Life: Creating the VFX of ‘Zookeeper’

They say that love conquers all, and in the latest CG-laced live-action effort from Sony Imageworks, love conquers the very laws of the animal kingdom—thanks to some very convincing ... Continue Reading →
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Animated People: Mike Disa, Director of ‘Hoodwinked Too!’

A native of Chicago, Mike Disa brings an extensive resume to the task of co-writing and directing Hoodwinked Too!: Hood vs. Evil. Starting out in video games and TV, Disa worked his ... Continue Reading →