Volumetric startup Arcturus received $11M Series A funding, including investments from Epic Games and Autodesk.Read
Congrats to all the Artists at SPI on 20 years of Spider-ManRead
OTOY is pushing the boundaries of Light Field display and asset generation in cooperation with The Roddenberry Estate; Yes, they’re making a Holodeck!Read
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 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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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.
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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
Latest Version of Discreet’s Flagship 3D Software will be launched at Siggraph.
Version 5 is a highly interesting release, adding Radioisty technology to the very popular animation software.
There are many new features, in modeling, user interface, renderfarm management but it is the radiosity technology that Discreet has now combined into Max that is of perhaps most interest, especially given the lack of radiosity in the products biggRead
First Shake then Chalice and Rayz, now India Title Pro/Prismo Graphics.
In another move that is sure to have chat rooms running hot, Apple continues its purchasing of effects and post-production equipment software companies.
All eyes must now be on MacWorld in NY, Wednesday July 15, at 9am when Steve Jobs takes the stage for his key note address and hopeful outline Apple’s plans for the post-production industry.Read
Post Magazine online, has disclosed that Discreet’s biggest news announcement for this year’s SIGGRAPH show centers around its 3ds max animation, modeling and rendering software. Version 5 is designed to offer animators and artists better control over the creation, animation and management of animated characters. Most significant to Fxguide readers in that Post reports MAX 5 has radiosity.Read
“we’re getting results in a matter of minutes and its just great to see it all working straight off. Boujou takes the tedium out of match moving”
-Will Bylkes Head of Aardman’s CG dept.
FXGuide caught up with Chris Steele CEO of 2d3D recently to discuss their market leading Boujou tracking software and sneak a peak at their new “Pixel Dust” product.Read
This week we spoke exclusively to Maurice Patel, product manager of the Toxik product line, officially now called the Discreet Media Architecture. We checked out their plans, and reviewed the NAB technology showing.
Thanks to everyone who emailed us and asked for more screengrabs.. well, we managed to snap more exclusive screen grabs – showing 2 of the most interesting new user Interface features, the transparent menus and the new editing timRead