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Starting in December we have a huge range of new things coming and we are keen to connect with you about what’s coming and where we are right now.Read the Article
Traktor directed this title track for the much awaited Bond film – Die Another Day – by arguably the biggest artist in the world, Madonna. The promo was posted at MPC, who also created visual effects for key sequences in the Bond film.Read the Article
During the month of November, GenArts is offering a special 20% discount
on Sapphire Plug-ins for any Discreet or Avid|DS machine currently
licensed for 5D Monsters plug-ins…
Eyeon Software says that the latest version of their 2D compositing and special effects solution, Digital Fusion 4, will ship October 28, 2002. Digital Fusion 4 is eyeon’s 9th major release and incorporates hundreds of enhancements and new features, including real-time RAM caching, floating point image processing, macro tools, advanced tracking, grid warping and integrated scripting.Read the Article
REALVIZ, ImageModeler software was used to create 3D images from photographs, by View Studio in their work on the visual effects in the Tom Cruise / Steven Spielberg movie ‘Minority Report’.Read the Article
Increasingly Previz is being used in Features, Commericals and Film Clips.
Perhaps the 3 best previz artists in the world are David Dozoretz, Ron Frankel and Colin Gree, at JAK, Proof and PLF respectively. We spoke to them recently about the state of the art in Previz and some of their films such as Fight Club, Minority Report, Panic Room, Star Wars and at their current films such as Peter Pan, The Matrix Revolutions and Cat in the Hat.Read the Article
Discreet has announced it is shipping Discreet Cleaner 6 video encoding software for the Macintosh.
FXGuide caught up with the developers and had a chat with John Worthington of Discreet about the new release, the new features, and just why we need to encode New Orleans’ hurricane videos for our cel phones!!!Read the Article
The underlying technology of 5D Colossus was licensed from a company called Colorfront. In the wake of the news of 5D closing, the CEO of Colorfront has given us a statement on the future of this technology…
Updated to include official company statementRead the Article
Only Independent U.S. Training Center to Offer Courses on Discreet flint, flame and smokeRead the Article
We don’t normally parrot Press releases, but this one follows up on a story we broke back in July that is currently the second most read story on fxguide. Digital Domain has formed D2 to provide high-end digital production software for Windows®, Linux and IRIX Platforms.Read the Article
At FXGuide we don’t normally do book reviews, but we have had the pleasure of reviewing arguably the best book on visual effects we’ve seen this year, The Invisible Art, The Legends of Movie Matte Painting. It is not over stating it to say this is the best book ever published on matte painting and a must have for anyone who works in compositing and digital matte painting today. Written by Mark Cotta Vaz, well known to the fx community as a senior contributRead the Article