Led by VFX Supervisor Richard Clarke, Cinesite completes over 350 visual effects shots for 300: Rise of an Empire, creating epic 2.5D and 3D environments including Ancient Athens, Sparta and shoreline encampment shots.
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TIFF announces the lineup of special guests from around the world for the 2014 TIFF Kids International Film Festival.
At the GPU Tech. Conference NVIDIA introduced NVIDIA Iray Visual Computing Appliance (VCA), a GPU rendering appliance that dramatically accelerates ray tracing.
LightWave 3D Group is offering a free 30-day trial of their software ChronoSculpt with allows 3D artists to create time-based content sculpting and the ability to correct cache animation and dynamic simulations from 3ds Max, Maya, LightWave 3D, Softimage, Modo, and Cinema 4D software.
Reel FX bolsters their mobile apps catalog with the release of Shaving Face, a game that challenges users to quickly shave beards on restless, hair-loving characters.
Shade VFX announces the opening of a second location in New York and the promotion of David Van Dyke to the position of Vice President.
Radley announces the promotion of three of their founding partners to help facilitate further growth of the studio, Kurt Spenser to Chief Creative Officer, Antonio Cicarelli to Executive Creative Director of Design and Animation, and Brandon Hill to President of Television.
Quixel introduces the new Quixel Suite which features NDO, DDO, 3DO, and the newly introduced Megascans.
Rainbow Dash and her Pony friends are back with five wonderful adventures in My Little Pony – Friendship Is Magic: A Dash of Awesome, on DVD March 25, 2014.
The Walt Disney Company pays $500 million for Maker Studios, one of YouTube’s largest multi-channel networks.
CG Student Awards is now accepting submissions for the 2014 Autodesk CG Student Awards, with over $230,000 in prizes and 15 studio internships available to winners.
A brand-new, next-generation production company, Knox Avenue, opens in downtown Los Angeles at Maker City LA with a fully developed Directorial roster, made up of up-and-coming talents hand-selected by Founder/Executive Producer Brooke Dooley.
Aadarsh Pvt. will debut the first episode of their new animated preschool show Purple Turtle at MIPTV 2014.
RE:Vision Effects announces Twixtor 6, a new version of Twixtor that allows users to create engaging slow motion shots without the cost of renting a high speed camera, and which features with GPU support for The Foundry Nuke and Assimilate Scratch.
Chiller begins a search for the next horror film maven with the launch of ‘Killer Shorts’, a contest that asks collegiate level aspiring directors to submit an original 2-3 minute short horror film.
Gaumont Animation announces Giochi Preziosi has signed a Master Toy license to develop figurines, accessories & play sets based on Calimero, which just made a CG comeback on France’s TFOU and debuts on Italy’s RAI March 25.
Trent Locke joins the executive management and strategy team of Portfolio Entertainment as Chief Operating Officer and VP of Finance.
Ben Sherwood named to succeed Anne Sweeney as Co-Chairman, Disney Media Networks and President, Disney/ABC Television Group in February 2015.
Winners at the 17th edition of the Holland Animation Film Festival include Love Games by Yumi Joung, Le Labyrinthe (The Labyrinth) by Mathieu Labaye, and The Fake by Sangho Yeon.