On the heels of this week’s news that VFX house LOOK Effects has closed its doors, moving staff and projects to MassMarket, a group of former employees issues an open letter in order to explain their side of events.
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Massive 7.0 features more efficient character animation with Massive for Maya, big improvements in rendering, animation and user interface, Arnold support, 4x rendering speed up, V-Ray displacements and hair, a more flexible IK, and more.
FXX releases a trailer for its marathon of ‘The Simpsons,’ beginning at 10 p.m. August 21, to kick off the network’s acquisition of syndication rights of Fox’s beloved animated series.
Recognizing the talents of the best short film and video makers of the world, VOTD seeks short films that are punchy, innovative, and encourage thought.
Legislation to expand and extend production incentives to about $400 million a year from the current $100 million annually clears Senate Appropriations Committee.
Sci-fi thriller ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ arrives onto Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on October 7 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
NVIDIA technology uncouples traditional virtual camera capabilities from the limitations of stage environments, allowing filmmakers to interactively visualize CG assets composited into any live action set.
In remembrance of Robin Williams, special presentations of the animated film ‘Aladdin’ are set for this weekend on Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior.
Animal Logic Entertainment and Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment announce plans to develop and produce Betty Boop’s first feature-length film.
VFX studio LOOK Effects closes its doors, with staff and projects from its Los Angeles, New York and Vancouver locations moving en masse to commercial VFX boutique MassMarket.
Global VFX company presents an advanced discussion of its work on ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ at SIGGRAPH 2014.
Psyop teams up with Finnish game developer Next Games on “The Walking Dead: No Man’s Land,” the cinematic trailer for their upcoming mobile game based on AMC’s critically acclaimed TV series “The Walking Dead.”
Sixteen staffers are affected by layoffs at the Glendale, CA-based division of Walt Disney Animation Studios.
Capitalizing on the popularity of the film’s songs, Walt Disney Animation Studios is set to release a sing-along edition of ‘Frozen’ on DVD and Digital this November.
Nick’s first-ever open call at San Diego Comic-Con yields animation project by Eureka, CA, comics writer.
Directed by Maria Lee, the stop motion short film featuring the sonorous voice talents of Brian Blessed was produced over a twelve month period.
First introduced in March 2014 at the GPU Technology Conference as "Iray VCA," NVIDIA VCA dramatically accelerates ray tracing, enabling users to interact with computer models of such high visual fidelity that it can eliminate the need for 3D physical prototypes.
Adam McKay, Will Ferrell and Chris Henchy on board as Executive Producers and creative collaborators; Bron’s short ‘Henchmen: Ill Suited’ to premiere at SIGGRAPH 2014.
Get an exclusive sneak peek at Walt Disney Animation Studios’ ‘Big Hero 6’ and learn some exciting news about the next chapter of ‘Frozen’ during this unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at the making of a modern movie based on a timeless tale.
Five classic animated adventures, ‘Tarzan,’ ‘Hercules,’ ‘Bedknobs and Broomsticks,’ the 10th anniversary of ‘Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers’ and ‘The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad’ release for the first time ever on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy.
Comedian, actor and voice-over icon brought star power and improvisation-driven performance to the world of voice acting.
Brand-new animated comedy series from ‘Johnny Test’ creator Scott Fellows in production for Teletoon and Cartoon Network U.S.