Winners are announced for the 10th annual Animation Block Party, with Dutch animator Kris Genijn taking home the Best in Show prize for his short film, History of Pets.
Nancy Phelps reports on the first Annecy International Animation Festival under the leadership of new creative director Marcel Jean.
The American Film Market announces topics and schedule as well as introducing the Producers Forum, a new program for experienced producers to learn and network.
Executive Producer Dave Filoni discusses the influence of original concept artist Ralph McQuarrie on Star Wars Rebels with Star Wars Celebration Europe Attendees.
At Star Wars Celebration Europe, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy announces that compose John Williams will return to score Star Wars: Episode VII.
VFX industry leaders discuss a proposed plan aimed at addressing subsidies during a panel at the CG conference.
The Academy keynote presentation at SIGGRAPH 2013, “The Giants’ First Steps,” featuring the student works and early careers of animation directors Ron Clements, Pete Docter, Eric Goldberg, Kevin Lima, Mike Mitchell, Chris Sanders, Henry Selick, David Silverman and Kirk Wise, is released online.
Rabbit Studio takes the title in Cut&Paste’s Tournament Artwork at SIGGRAPH 2013 by re-imaging the Mark Twain as a Lucha Libre.
Esri to demonstrate the powerful capabilities of CityEngine and other GIS solutions for digital artists in film, television, and game design at SIGGRAPH 2013.
Autodesk releases Autodesk FBX Review, a free, animation tool to conduct detailed reviews of a wide range of 3D assets.
Sony Pictures Imageworks and Industrial Light & Magic release the jointly-developed open-source project that facilitates the sharing scenes across software applications, Alembic 1.5.
The Foundry and Pixar Animation Studios announce a concerted technical collaboration to bring KATANA and RenderMan together.
MAXON announces CINEMA 4D R15, the newest release of the 3D motion graphics, visual effects, painting and rendering software.
Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab present the latest advancements in 3D printing at SIGGRAPH 2013.
Thinkbox Software announces new plug-in offerings for Autodesk Maya at SIGGRAPH 2013, including the latest version of the company’s popular volumetric particle renderer, Krakatoa MY, XMesh MY for geometry caching, and Frost MY for point cloud meshing.
On the heels of the announcement from Fox that The Simpsons will appear on Family Guy, Comic-Con attendees learn that the animated family will join forces with Futurama in crossover episode planned for 2014.
Disney channel’s intergalactic animated comedy series, Wander Over Yonder, from Emmy Award-winning producer Craig McCracken, premieres Friday, September 13, with a first-look following the Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel premiere August 16.
Pipeline toolkit unveiled at SIGGRAPH 2013 provides users with out-of-the-box integrations with Photoshop, Maya, Nuke and Houdini, and a flexible customization framework.
Following its world premiere at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, where it received the prestigious Annecy Cristal award for best short film, Chris Landreth’s Subconscious Password has its U.S. premiere at SIGGRAPH 2013.