Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming sci-fi action adventure Pacific Rim has...
Luxology has integrated IKinema inverse kinematics (IK)’s RunTime technology into its just released 3D content creation software, modo 601. Although known for its game animation middleware, IKinema’s technology is now being used to bring professional rigging and interactive posing capabilities to modo’s new character animation tools. “Bringing IKinema tech into [...]
Portland, Oregon-based animation house Laika has purchased a site license of Shotgun software to manage production and enhance collaboration for stop-motion and vfx work throughout the studio. Laika has implemented the flexible, web-based solution as a central platform for modernizing production management of the data-heavy stop-motion process on its upcoming 3D [...]
VFX supe Chas Jarrett ups the visual ante for the second Guy Ritchie/Sherlock Holmes thrill ride. It was a no-brainer for Chas Jarrett to return to the world of the world’s greatest detective as visual-effects supervisor on Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows. “It was a perfect opportunity to really [...]
With Comic-Con in full swing, it’s the perfect time for Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The First Avenger to come out ready to take on the hugely successful boy wizard. Captain America, which stars Chris Evans as the eponymous superhero, hits in some 3,500 theaters – many of them showing the [...]
It’s a weekend for old friends as movie goers bid adieu to Harry Potter and the students of Hogwarts and welcome back a beloved old bear named Winnie the Pooh. The undisputed juggernaut is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, which opens Friday at nearly 4,400 theaters — [...]
Pixar Animation Studios has released version 16.0 of its Oscar-winning RenderMan Pro Server software. The new release offers innovative advancements in ray tracing technology, including a new ray tracing hider, a radiosity cache and physically plausible shading. These features allow RenderMan to take full advantage of the ever-increasing processing power [...]
Oscar-winning vfx shop Framestore has announced that it has restructured its New York office. The restructure addresses recent changes in the industry, an increased demand for the studio’s CG services as well as the Framestore expansion into the digital and production arenas. The staff changes will include several promotions and [...]