Category: Technology

Blogs World's First Tintin Presentation coming to VIEW Conference

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 10:25am

Wayne Stables, visual effects supervisor at Weta Digital for Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin has chosen to give the world’s first presentation of that studio’s work on the film at the VIEW Conference in Turin, Italy.

Headline News Autodesk Helps Epic Games Create Conclusion to Gears of War Trilogy

To create a spectacular conclusion for the "Gears of War" trilogy, Epic Games extended its creative pipeline with a range of middleware and creative tools from Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK).

Headline News iPi Soft's Desktop Motion Capture Plays Starring Role In Clear Skies III Machinima

What began six years ago as simply a “creative outlet” for rising filmmaker/animator Ian Chisholm, Clear Skies III, the third film in the machinima series about the space adventures of the crew aboard the battleship Clear Skies, has steadily built a huge online audience thanks to its memorable storyline and characters, and creative use of the iPi Soft’s Desktop Motion Capture system, which played an integral role in bringing Chisholm’s vision to life.

Blogs Gaming in Transition and Revolution, Part 2

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 7, 2011 at 9:26am

In my last blog, I talked about some of the biggest factors impacting the gaming ecosystems today. In part one, I discussed the impacts of mobile form factors; this time, I’ll discuss the biggest implications occurring in the formats and business models. So, in no particular order, here are some of the biggest format and business-model evolutions I see taking place in the video game industry.

Headline News id Software Employs modo to Model Assets for Rage Game

The designers of id Software's eagerly anticipated game title Rage populated their post-apocalyptic game with incredibly realistic objects, textures and environments through the innovative and time-saving employment of Luxology's modo.

Blogs Korea Media & Content Market at the Highland Center

Last week I attended the Korea Media and Content Market sponsored by the Korean Trade-Investment Agency (Kotra).The event was held at the Hollywood & Highland Center and was designed to introduce a number of Korean animation and media companies and their projects to interested investors and potential partners.

Headline News Le Petit Spirou Gets the Harmony Treatment

Toon Boom Animation Inc. announced today that Dupuis Edition & Audiovisuel (France) along with Luxanimation (Luxembourg) and Aranéo (Belgium) have chosen the Toon Boom pipeline to produce a new series titled Le Petit Spirou.

Headline News Johns Hopkins Joins 12 Other Institutions as NVIDIA CUDA Center of Excellence

NVIDIA today announced that it has named The Johns Hopkins University a CUDA Center of Excellence, recognizing its ground-breaking work leveraging NVIDIA GPUs and NVIDIA CUDA technology to drive education and research programs across a range of scientific disciplines.

Headline News Pixomondo Relies on LightWave to Bring Dinosaurs to Life in Terra Nova

The two-hour premiere of Steven Spielberg’s highly anticipated "Terra Nova" television series, which aired Monday September 26, 2011 on Fox Television, brings visually astounding science-fiction to prime time television once again—and NewTek LightWave software played a key role in the delivery.

Headline News PipelineFX to Exhibit at Siggraph ASIA 2011

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 11:29am

PipelineFX, makers of Qube! - the leading render farm management software for digital media creation, announced today their presence at Siggraph ASIA 2011 in Hong Kong December 13-15, 2011 in booth # D14.

Blogs India’s Growing Visual Effects Industry

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 28, 2011 at 4:22pm

Can you name the country that leads the world in movie ticket sales and the number of films produced? Hint: It’s not the United States. According to online sources, that country is India. Thanks to the huge demand for entertainment, India has become a hotbed for computer graphics and animation. The country offers talented technicians, competitive pricing and finished work of the highest quality, all on blockbuster titles you’re sure to recognize.

Headline News Image Metrics, IMPD Prods. Partner to Expand Animation Service Offering

By Rick DeMott | Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 12:06pm

Image Metrics, Inc. (OTCBB: IMGX), a leading provider of facial animation technology, and IMPD Productions, Inc., formerly part of Image Metrics but now a wholly-owned independent animation production company, announced today their partnership to serve clients with state-of-the-art production technology and services.

Headline News Tag Games Uses Autodesk 3ds Max Software for “Funpark Friends” 3D Mobile Game

Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), announced that Tag Games used Autodesk 3ds Max modeling, animation and rendering software to create striking 3D environments for “Funpark Friends”, a new build-your-own theme park simulator game for iPhone and iPod Touch mobile digital devices.

Headline News 3DVIA Mixes It Up with Animated 3D Characters from Mixamo

Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced a partnership between its 3DVIA brand and Mixamo, the online, 3D animation service.

Headline News Meets the Grade Online

An innovative approach to providing professional color correction services to independent film productions has been launched by, according to Ryan Byrne, Founder and CEO of the Web-based service.