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Headline News StudioGPU Helps Sony Create First Playmobil Entertainment DVD

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 12:31pm

StudioGPU announced today that the CGI experts at Hollywood-based Extra Large Technology (XLT) turned to StudioGPU MachStudio Pro to accelerate the production of Playmobil: The Secret of Pirate Island DVD for Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.

Headline News BOXX Solutions with New Windows 7 Offer Real Benefits for Digital Artists

By Matt Kapko | Monday, October 26, 2009 at 1:29am

Press Release from BOXX Technologies

AUSTIN, TEXAS, October 21, 2009—BOXX Technologies, an innovator in high-performance computing systems for visual effects, post production, graphic design, and advanced visualization, today announced that, beginning October 22, 2009, BOXX workstations will be available with the new Microsoft Windows 7 operating system. Featuring multiple improvements suggested by actual users, Windows 7 directly benefits digital artists who rely on professional 3D/2D and motion graphics design applications.

Headline News Meteor Studios Reaches Deal With Former Employees

By Matt Kapko | Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 12:34pm

Meteor Studios, a Montreal-based effects house that went bankrupt in 2007, has reached an agreement to back pay at least some of the money owed to more than 100 visual effects artists who worked for the company, Variety reports.

Headline News Design Festa Vol.30

Design Festa Vol.30Tokyo, JapanOctober 24-25, 2009Deadline: September 1, 2009

An international art event with over 8,500 artists attending!

Design Festa is a biannual international art event. Artists who have original work can participate with no restrictions. It is open to all artists from all over the world who want to exhibit their creative talent. For experimentation and an opportunity to take the next step in their artistic lives, this event is the place for artists to express their ideas freely!

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Headline News Titmouse Animation is Calling for Characters with Characters for 7200 Frames

Titmouse Animation is Calling for Characters with Characters for 7200 FramesDeadline: July 3, 2009

Beverly Hills -- June 17, 2009 -- Hollywood based Animation studio Titmouse, Inc., is offering an amazing opportunity to artists from around the country with ideas for a short animated film. The chosen films will be fully funded and the process will be documented from start to finish as part of a TV show being produced called 7200 Frames (

Headline News Lucasfilm and GenArts Expand Partnership

A new strategic partnership has been reached between Lucasfilm and GenArts, the makers of software plug-ins for Autodesk Flame and Inferno and Avid editing products such as Sapphire.

The plan is to not only broaden GenArts software and composting technology across all media, including TV, animation and videogames, but to also penetrate every Lucasfilm division as well. While Lucasfilm already has a strategic alliance with Autodesk, CTO Richard Kerris told VFXWORLD that it is not this deep. And this marks the first such studio agreement for the Boston-based GenArts.

Headline News Digital-Tutors Unveils First Design and Art Training Title for 2D Artists

Press Release from Digital-Tutors

Oklahoma City, OK - June 2, 2009 - Digital-Tutors, an award-wining provider of video-based training for emerging digital artists, today announced their first design and art training title for 2D artists - 'Digital Painting: Illustrating Eyes,' the latest release redefining the company's growing library of interactive training for students, professionals, and educators using Photoshop, the world renowned graphics, photo, and video editing software developed by Adobe.

Headline News Houdini 10 Now Available

Press Release from Side Effects Software

TORONTO: April 16, 2009 -- Side Effects Software, an industry leader in 3D animation and visual effects software, is pleased to announce the immediate release of Houdini 10. Designed to make artists more productive while equipping studios with the most powerful tools in the industry, Houdini 10 is destined to become a must-have release for 3D artists everywhere.

Headline News Autodesk Introduces 3ds Max 2010 at GDC

Autodesk introduced 3ds Max 2010 software at GDC, offering nearly 350 additional features. The 2010 release provides innovative creative tools: a render-quality viewport display and at least 100 new Graphite modeling tools. It also offers new capabilities that help artists manage complex scenes with greater ease and an unprecedented level of support for software interoperability and pipeline integration.

Artists have used 3ds Max to create numerous award-winning videogames, such as FALLOUT 3, PRINCE OF PERSIA and GEARS OF WAR 2.

Headline News Rendercore Now Supports LightWave 3D 9.6

These days, with the creative process, artists need to move at maximum speed in order to tackle incredible deadlines, demanding work and high expectations. Using LightWave either exclusively or in a pipeline, makes it possible for an individual, a small team or a major facility to see their dreams and ideas come to life with award-winning quality work on time and on budget. Artists all over the world say the speed, flexibility, value and control they gain with LightWave throughout the creative process lets them get it done.

Headline News Digital-Tutors Unveils Motorcycle, Automotive Training for Maya and XSI Artists

Digital-Tutors has released MOTORCYCLE MODELING TECHNIQUES IN MAYA and AUTOMOTIVE MODELING IN XSI -- the newest releases in the largest library of interactive training for emerging digital artists using Maya, the integrated 3D modeling, animation, visual effects, and rendering solution for artists in film, television, game development, and design industries, and XSI, the complete 3D package for modeling, rendering, and character animation newly acquired by Autodesk in 2008.

Headline News Manga Studio 4.0 for Mac and Windows Out Now

Smith Micro Software, Consumer Group have released Manga Studio Debut 4.0 and Manga Studio EX 4.0, the world's leading manga and comic art software used by professional artists and hobbyists to create professional, ready-to-publish comics and print cartoons from start to finish.

Headline News Digital-Tutors Releases Introduction to Fluids for Houdini Artists

Houdini training partner Digital-Tutors has released INTRODUCTION TO FLUIDS IN HOUDINI, the latest release for emerging digital artists learning Houdini. INTRODUCTION TO FLUIDS IN HOUDINI offers three and half hours of practical projects for effects artists and provides production-applicable techniques and general workflows to particle-based and volume-based simulations to create realistic fire, smoke, and liquid effects with Houdini.

Headline News Ballistic Releases Matte Painting 2 Book

The seventh book in the d'artiste series from Ballistic Publishing -- MATTE PAINTING 2 -- features master artists Yusei Uesugi (the first digital movie matte painter), Max Dennison and Chris Thunig. With more than 30 Hollywood blockbuster movies to their credit, they show you the approaches and techniques used to create unforgettable movie environments.

Headline News Team Latin America Wins Engine Room Challenge

Team Latin America walked away as winner of the ENGINE ROOM, an original, short-form online series in which four teams of digital artists from around the world showcased their cutting-edge digital art skills in a bid to win $400,000, programming control of MTV's high-definition screen in Times Square for a night, HP technology products and global bragging rights.

Headline News E-on Software Announces Vue 7 Product Lineup

e-on software, makers of Vue, the solution for natural 3D environments, announces two new entries in the Vue product lineup, Vue 7 Complete and Vue 7 Pioneer.

"Our market research showed that, among independent users who were purchasing our professional solutions, many were doing so for a limited number of highly desirable features, such as, for instance, EcoSystem painting and wind effects. However, other production or workflow oriented features - that they were paying for - were of lesser interest to them", said Nicholas Phelps, president of e-on software.

Headline News Create Art For Concrete Jungle Through MyToons has launched its latest art competition, "The Concrete Jungle." MyToons has teamed up with Grammy-award winning music and film producer Quincy Jones III to give artists from around the world an opportunity to help brand his upcoming hip-hop and skateboard movie, CONCRETE JUNGLE.

Artists everywhere are invited to submit original artwork and designs for a chance to have their work incorporated into the movie collateral and marketing materials of this new film. In addition, artists will also have a chance at over $10,000 in cash and prizes.