Ending weeks of speculation, China announced today it will formally relax polygon count restrictions on all CG models.
Framestore taps Golaem Crowd to create 40,000 cheering fans for the Nike “Dare to be Brazilian” campaign.
10 contenders flaunt their “visual goods” at the annual Motion Picture Academy Oscar-nomination voting presentation.
RE:Vision Effects announces DE:Flicker, a new plug-in for Adobe After Effects to smooth out flickers and artifacts when shooting high frame rate or timelapse video.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces 19 scientific and technical achievements to be honored at its annual Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 15.
Out from under George Lucas’ wings, ILM’s legendary visual effects guru takes the helm as Chief Creative Officer.
Facilis Technology announces the availability of TerraBlock 6.0, latest iteration of its production-proven shared storage solution, which features Advanced User and Volume Management.
Organizers for SIGGRAPH’s 41st International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques issue a call for submissions.
The Hollywood Post Alliance Tech Retreat celebrates twenty years of exploring the opportunities and complexities facing an industry in transition and investigating new solutions and technologies, February 17-21, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in Indian Wells near Palm Springs, CA.
DreamWorks Animation partners with Fuhu to launch an educational tablet for kids called the DreamTab.
Smith Micro sponsors a comic illustration contest for Aaron D’Errico, son of pro soccer player David D’Errico, with a prize of $2,000 and a copy of comic illustration software Manga Studio 5 EX.
Zu3D stop-motion animation software, developed to give children (and adults) of all ages the freedom to create amazing animated films quickly and easily, is now available for use on the iPad.
De Planeta, a short and stylized procedural animation from Bournemouth University student Leonardo Cavaletti, revolves around the birth, life and death of a little planet, showing all the colorful wonders it has to offer.
Tweak Software announced support for AJA Video's KONA 3G, T-TAP and Io XT and NVIDIA's GPUDirect for Video in RV-SDI.
Rampant Design Tools expands drag-and-drop Quicktime elements for VFX artists and editors with the launch of Rampant LensFX, GrungeFX Cinematics, and Rampant Bokeh Opticals 2.
Thinkbox Software releases the latest edition of its high-volume particle renderer for Autodesk Maya, Krakatoa MY 2.3
NORAD Santa tracker brings Christmas to life with Poser 3D software; Poser imagery and animation provides educational and entertaining experience this holiday season.
High-performance tool and app creation framework get funds for future development; former Senior Autodesk VP Marc Petit now Chairman of the Board.
The 2014 edition of Italy’s VIEW Conference will be held October 14-17; submissions for the 2014 VIEW Award and VIEW Social contest for short films employing animation or visual effects are now being accepted.
Visual Effects Society releases first-of-its-kind standardized camera report, an open-source initiative to improve capture and exchange of camera sheets and metadata from Production to VFX.
Weta Digital's Joe Letteri discusses the new creature work in the second Hobbit movie, The Desolation of Smaug, highlighted by the eponymous dragon.