DreamWorks Animation's ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ won the Best Animated Feature
award at the 38th Annual Annie Awards on 5 February, and Best Animated Short
Subject went to Pixar's 'Day & Night'.
Audio and VFX studio Boogie Studio in Montreal recently developed CG character
animation for an in-store interactive sales display for Videotron telecommunications
Following the release of Vue 9 for CG, e-on software’s Vue 9 products for 3D artists and
enthusiasts are now available also, as modular applications for creating realistic 3D
environments and landscapes.
Sixty40 design and animation company in Sydney has appointed Angus Chad as the
company's new director, working with founders Mark Simpson and Matt Taylor.
Bunkspeed 3D rendering and animation software has released Bunkspeed SHOT Pro, a
physically correct, real-time 3D rendering application used to quickly explore design
concepts and communicate their intent to customers and colleagues.
imagina 2011’s Awards ceremony was held at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco on
2 February 2011. The Digital Entertainment category included prizes for Best
Commercial, Short Film, Student Project and Special Effects.
Omnilab Media and Oktobor, its visual effects, animation and digital arts studio, have
officially opened their new CG animation studio, Oktobor Animation, in Auckland.
PACE 3D systems in California recently added three more Quantel SID Stereo3D
workstations to its stereo production equipment to support several films now in
The new ‘Avatar’ Collector’s Edition DVD and Blu-ray includes a documentary titled
‘Capturing Avatar’ showing an early six-legged creature animation test using
The Spycer Content Control System from DVS supported 3D animated film ‘Animals United’
as an element of the 3D workflow at production company Ambient Entertainment.
‘dirtgirlworld’, an Australian children’s TV series from Hackett Films, has recently
earned a British Academy of Film and Television Arts Children’s Awards 2010
nomination in the International category.
modo 501, the latest version of the 3D content creation software from Luxology, has
now been released with upgrades to modelling and sculpting, and faster
DAZ 3D and Mixamo have added Mixamo's animations
and real-time customization facility to the DAZ 3D character model portfolio.
Next Limit has released Maxwell Render version 2.5 with the Maxwell Fire interactive
rendering tool, now integrated into their line of plug-ins and Maxwell Studio.
Framestore created a two-minute commercial showing the spirit of a global football
tournament to promote EA Sports' new FIFA 11 game. The spot pits nine teams
of global superstars and everyday fans against each other in a computer game match
played out in a CG stadium.
Animation house XYZ Studios, based in Melbourne, are ready to open a new office space
in New York City.
Post studio uFX has just completed work on ‘Jackboots On Whitehall’, a satirical
history of WW2 played by 1/6th-scale puppets, delivering over 1,200 VFX shots,
the DI grade and multiple deliverables for theatrical release.