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The Top 12 Tech Tools of 2012

Our in-the-know visual effects expert and critic picks his favorite releases of the year (in no particular order!):       Continue Reading →
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When You Wish Upon a ‘Star Wars’

The big news in showbiz over for the last week has, of course, been the Walt Disney Company’s purchase of Lucasfilm for some four-billion-dollars and change. In many quarters the ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Buys Lucasfilm, Plans 2015 ‘Star Wars 7'

Big business news today as The Walt Disney Company announces it has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd.—including the popular Star Wars franchise—in a stock and cash transaction from ... Continue Reading →
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Method Studios Create Epic ‘Cloud Atlas’ FX

Method Studios combined efforts of three of its locations—Los Angeles, Vancouver and London—to complete a total of 398 shots for, and was the main visual effects vender on, Warner ... Continue Reading →
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The World Animation Feature Films & VFX Summit

Toons’ Top Talent and Producers to Converge and Converse on the Future of international Co-production at the World Animation Feature Films & VFX Summit Set for Oct. 28-31 at the ... Continue Reading →
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The Foundry and Luxology Team Up

U.K.’s leading visual effects software developer, The Foundry has today announced a merger with US- based technology company, Luxology LLC for an undisclosed sum. The combined portfolio ... Continue Reading →
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Sony, DWA, Pixar Directors Top VIEW 2012 Slate in Italy

Top animators Genndy Tartakovsky, Eric Darnell and Mark Walsh will take the lead at the VIEW digital technology conference, set for Oct. 16-19 in Turin, Italy. The 13th annual event, ... Continue Reading →
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Tartakovsky to Present ‘Transylvania’ Footage at VIEW

VIEW Conference has announced that award-winning animation guru Genndy Tartakovsky of Dexter’s Laboratory fame will present exclusive footage from his feature film debut, Sony’s ... Continue Reading →
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2012 SIGGRAPH Must-Sees

With the 39th annual conference and exhibit running August 5-9 in the Los Angeles Convention Center, there’s plenty for CG fanatics and technophiles to check out. Here’s our list ... Continue Reading →
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A Hot VFX Summer Sampler

We focus on some of the innovative digital effects of three of the season’s early blockbusters. Men In Black III (Sony) VFX Supervisor: Ken Ralston It’s been 10 years since Agents ... Continue Reading →