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Thinkbox Debuts New Creative Tools 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.

Season Headline News

'Simpsons/Futurama' Crossover Planned

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 Headline News

Disney Channel Premieres 'Wander Over Yonder' September 13

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.

Animation Headline News

Chris Landreth's 'Subconscious Password' Travels to SIGGRAPH

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.

Studios Headline News

Method Studios Teams with HALON

International visual effects house Method Studios and previsualization company HALON Entertainment announce a strategic alliance to jointly provide previs and VFX services to feature film and commercial clients.

Skills Headline News

Rising Sun & Flinders University Launch VFX Program

Rising Sun Pictures and Flinders University announce the completion of their inaugural intensive ten-week training program in visual effects where students bolster their skills in rotoscoping, camera tracking, match-moving and compositing.

Cartoon Headline News

Cartoon Network, LEGO Unveil New 'Mixels' Franchise

Cartoon Network and the Lego Group unveil the new Mixels franchise, which will feature animated content (primarily shorts), a rich digital gaming experience, a collectible building toy concept, plus much more, and is set to launch in 2014.

Prime Headline News

OptiTrack Demos Custom Mocap Solutions at SIGGRAPH 2013

OptiTrack will feature a half-pipe with markered skateboarders at SIGGRAPH to showcase the wide-angle capabilities of 24 Prime 17W cameras powered by Motive:Body software.

Headline News

Thinkbox Launches Krakatoa MX 2.2 and Stoke MX 2.0

Thinkbox Software announces the latest versions of their software Krakatoa and Stoke, with demonstrations and training sessions scheduled for SIGGRAPH 2013.

Cartoon Headline News

CN Sneak Peeks Rebecca Sugar’s 'Steven Universe'

Cartoon Network gives an exclusive sneak peek at San Diego Comic-Con of three brand-new original animated series from Cartoon Network Studios: Pete Browngardt’s Uncle Grandpa, Skyler Page’s Clarence, and Rebecca Sugar’s highly-anticipated Steven Universe.

Million Headline News

Box Office: 'Despicable 2' Tops 'Turbo'

Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 2 beats DreamWorks Animation’s new entry Turbo, which scores one of the lowest domestic openings ever for a DreamWorks Animation title.

Rocket Headline News

Render Rocket Debuts LaunchPad and Throttle at SIGGRAPH 2013

Cloud-based rendering services company Render Rocket will showcase a new, open source cloud-rendering application called Render Rocket LaunchPad and a new cloud resource management tool called Render Rocket Throttle at the Intel Studio Lounge at SIGGRAPH 2013.

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