News Announcement: July 15, 2002 – Impule Inc. spins off Illusion Software: New Owner and New Name officially announced.Read the Article
Digital Fusion has just shown at Siggraph a new version of their compositing software
The new version has a great new UI, a new warper, improved tracking and some complex transform concetenation code to speed up compositing, all warped in a new infarstructure that supports floating point in every module.Read the Article
Alias|Wavefront announced Maya 4.5, this is the version previewed by FXguide from NAB 2002. This new release, is a major plus for Mac users, as the Mac version now jumps from the old 3.5 version to the latest 4.5 release, on par with NT and Linux. Current Maya for Mac OS X users will benefit from a substantial number of feature additions and enhancements – including thermo dynamics, self shading clouds, ocean and natural water simulations, powerful new modRead the Article
At Siggraph in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, RealViz have released their latest version of Match Mover: version 2.5.
Matchmover was recently used on the feature film Harts War.
In the film MatchMover was used for tracking and calibrating in 3D live-action camera and location data by Pixel Magic. By using the Matchmover software, Pixel Magic was able to create visually credible interaction between practicaRead the Article
Idruna Software to Launch Photogenics HDR, the First 32 bit per channel High Dynamic Range Paint Package, at Siggraph 2002, July 23rdRead the Article
Digital Domain’s in house compositing software has been the subject of speculation recently – will it become a product to step in and fill the gaps created by recent aquisitions? We sat down for the facts with Michael Taylor, Digital Domain’s Vice President of Digital Production and Technology…Read the Article
The used-to-be-free Blender 3D application is coming back and it looks to be going open source. The latest news can be found here. One of the items on the to do list- “Make noise at Siggraph” …hehe. Nice touch. It will be interesting to see what happens. Who knows? Maybe Apple will end up buying them. 😉
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The Finishing School at the NFTS, a Discreet Training Centre based at the UK’s National Film and TV School is running a new 6 month part-time course featuring Combustion, 3DS Max, Flame and Smoke entitled The Visual Effects Artist and Animators Program (or VFXA2 for short).Read the Article
This time Apple has purchased Emagic (“a leading provider of professional software solutions for computer based music production”) and wastes no time announcing they are discontinuing the Windows version on Sept. 30th.
Read the full text from the Apple press release at:
In the first of our chats with fellow compositors, we talk to the team at Rhonda Graphics Studios who have just brought musical instruments to life for a new animated 30 min project. The team discuss their views on After Effects and Flame, as well as a few Final Cut Pro tricks they developed.Read the Article