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.
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).
In the first installment of a new professional training series from Luxology, instructor Rich Hurrey teaches users the skills necessary to create production-ready animation rigs in modo 501.
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.
A compilation of essays on women in animation, Tricky Women: Women In Animation is a very welcome addition to current critical writing on the subject.
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.
Bill Desowitz provides an overview of his provocative conversation with the innovative John Gaeta at the inaugural Palo Alto Film Festival.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At Gamescom 2011 in Cologne, Germany, Gearbox Studios unveiled the follow-up to its critically acclaimed first-person shooter, Borderlands. Running on Unreal Engine 3, the 2012 PC game is adding more depth to the story and improved visuals and gameplay to the open world experience.
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.
Getting technology systems up and running at your business can be frustrating. Mark Simon shares his own personal nightmare.
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.
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.
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.