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Headline News Autodesk Talks GDC

It's been a busier GDC than usual for Autodesk, which was expected after the recent Softimage purchase. First came the announcement of 3ds Max 2010, followed by new versions of its two runtime technologies for the game engine -- HumanIK 4 animation middleware and Kynapse 6 artificial intelligence (AI) middleware -- as well as Softimage Mod Tool 7.5 software (formerly SOFTIMAGE|XSI Mod Tool), the free 3D modeling and animation package for aspiring artists.

Headline News Explore the Kinda Sutra Through Animation

Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Jessica Yu, who has been nominated for the Sundance Film Festival's prestigious Grand Jury Prize three times (for her feature documentaries PROTAGONIST, IN THE REALMS OF THE UNREAL and LIVING MUSEUM) returned to Park City for the 2009 Sundance Film Festival with a humorous documentary short entitled THE KINDA SUTRA.

Headline News Aardman And Rushes Can't Help Falling In Love With New Creature Comforts

Leonard Cheshire Disability unveiled six new Creature Discomforts characters on July 3, to launch a new campaign to change attitudes to disability.

The new animations hope to challenge people's expectations about what disabled people can do.

Following on from last year's campaign, the team at Aardman has created another six characters for the charity's campaign including a blind chameleon, an owl and a shrimp in wheelchairs, and a hearing-impaired Cheshire cat.

Headline News Supernatural Star Jensen Ackles In For A Bloody Valentine's

SUPERNATURAL actor Jensen Ackles is in final negotiations to star in MY BLOODY VALENTINE 3D for Lionsgate, per THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.Patrick Lussier will direct the remake of the 1981 slasher flick about a murderer who kills people for celebrating Valentine's Day.

Headline News Crowd Shot The Challenge With Vantage Point

CIS Vancouver and CIS London (both formerly Rainmaker Visual Effects) completed 397 shots for the new Columbia Pictures' action thriller VANTAGE POINT, which opened No. 1 at the box office on Feb. 22.

The film revolves around eight strangers with eight different points of view who try to unlock the one truth behind an assassination attempt on the President of the United States.

Headline News Aardman Signs On for Creature Discomforts Campaign

U.K. charity Leonard Cheshire Disability has teamed up with Aardman Animations in a new campaign to challenge and change attitudes towards disability. Based on the much-loved CREATURE COMFORTS series, Creature Discomforts features the hallmark plasticine characters with disabilities, combined with the real voices and experiences of disabled people. New characters include a bull terrier in a wheelchair, a stick insect with a walking stick, and a tortoise on crutches.

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