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Poser’s Miki Gets an Update, New Pal in Tyler GND

Smith Micro Software  is previewing at SIGGRAPH 2012 the fourth edition of Miki, the most-popular 3D figure in its Poser software, and unveiled Tyler, the first male GND (Girl/Guy ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Launches Open-Source BRDF Explorer

Walt Disney Animation Studios is making its BRDF Explorer, a shading and rendering toolset, available to the industry through a new open-source site. BDRF stands for bidirectional ... Continue Reading →
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Autodesk, Lightstorm, Weta Develop Tech for ‘Avatar’ Sequels

Autodesk has partnered with Lightstorm Entertainment and Weta Digital to develop the next generation of virtual production technology. The three companies have been working to further ... Continue Reading →
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Major LightWave Upgrade Announced at SIGGRAPH

The LightWave 3D Group announced today LightWave 11.5, the most-recent version of its Emmy-winning 3D modeling, animation and rendering software. A complete 3D pipeline, LightWave 11.5 ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar Launches RenderMan into the Cloud

Pixar Animation Studios today launched a new cloud-based rendering service called RenderMan On Demand. Developed in collaboration with cloud services provider GreenButton, Pixar says ... Continue Reading →
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Luxology Releases Model Bashing Kit for modo 501

For those who miss the days when visual effects involved “kitbashing” to make physical models to be photographed, Luxology has some good news. The software company has released ... Continue Reading →
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50% Off on CrazyTalk-DrawPlus x4 Bundle

It’s no secret: Creating great computer animation requires great software. And our friends at Reallusion and Serif have a great way for animators to score a bundle including CrazyTalk ... Continue Reading →
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Toon Boom Shows New Harmony Solution

Toon Boom Animation has unveiled its new Harmony solution at MIP-TV. The company, which was demonstrating the software at its booth at the trade show, described the new solution as ... Continue Reading →
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Bakery’s Relight to Be Served Fresh at NAB

French 3D CG software company The Bakery has announced that it will unveil its new animation and visual effects lighting and rendering solution Bakery Relight at the upcoming NAB Show, ... Continue Reading →
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LightWave 10 Arrives With New 3D Features

NewTek has announced an upgrade for its award-winning 3D software tool, LightWave. Version 10 of the application is shipping now, and offers interactive viewport rendering, real-time ... Continue Reading →