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Plug-In Improves Maya/Mental Ray Workflow
Published Date: 26-Jan-2012
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND — Research and development company CoreCG (www.core-cg.com) has released MentalCore, a cross-platform plug-in that’s designed to help artists achieve maximum creativity and effic ...
VES Elects 2012 Board
Published Date: 26-Jan-2012
LOS ANGELES — The Visual Effects Society (www.visualeffectssociety.com) recently elected its 2012 Board of Director officers.
Double Negative nominated for 'Harry Potter' work
Published Date: 25-Jan-2012
LONDON — Double Negative, which won an Oscar in 2011 for its work on Inception, has been nominated for a Visual Effects Oscar for the studio’s contributions to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Par ...
Escape Studios To Present Free Houdini Webinar
Published Date: 25-Jan-2012
SANTA MONICA — Escape Studios will present a free Webinar on February 15 highlighting the capabilities of Side Effects’ Houdini application. The Webinar is geared towards pros who want to get to know ...
New Book Looks At Writing For Games
Published Date: 25-Jan-2012
BOSTON — Mercury Learning and Information (www.merclearning.com) has published “Video Game Writing from Macro to Micro,” a new book that explores the challenging and evolving world of the games writer ...
AJA Ships Thunderbolt-Enabled Io XT
Published Date: 25-Jan-2012
GRASS VALLEY, CA — AJA’s ( www.aja.com ) new Thunderbolt-enabled Io XT device is now shipping. The video I/O device features dual Thunderbolt ports allowing users to connect it to a Thunderbolt-enable ...
Oscar Nominees Announced, 'Hugo' Leads With 11
Published Date: 24-Jan-2012
HOLLYWOOD — After a lot of hype, positioning, and debate, the short-list nominees for the 84th annual Academy Awards were revealed, with director Martin Scorsese’s “Hugo” garnering the most nods at 11 ...
Indies Capture 60 Oscar Nominations
Published Date: 24-Jan-2012
LOS ANGELES — The Independent Film & Television Alliance reports that independent films captured 60 nominations in feature categories for the 84th Academy Awards. The IFTA (www.ifta-online.org) is ...
Patton Oswalt To Host VES Awards
Published Date: 24-Jan-2012
BEVERLY HILLS — Patton Oswalt ( Young Adult, Ratatouille ) will host the 10th Annual Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, February 7, 2012.
Digital Domain Recognized For 'Real Steel' & 'Transformers'
Published Date: 24-Jan-2012
PORT ST. LUCIE, FL — Two film worked on by Digital Domain Media Group (www.ddmg.co) have been nominated for the visual effects Academy Award: Real Steel and Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
Artist Barton Damer Recognized For 'Malaria Kills'
Published Date: 23-Jan-2012
DALLAS — Artist, designer and Maxon (www.maxon.net) user Barton Damer recently won top honors in the Creative Catalyst: Design for Change Competition, an international contest that invites artists to ...
New Exhibit Looks At 'The Art Of Video Games'
Published Date: 23-Jan-2012
WASHINGTON, DC — "The Art of Video Games" is one of the first major exhibitions to explore the 40-year evolution of video games as an artistic medium. The exhibit focuses on graphics, storytelling and ...
Image Metrics Spins Off Faceware
Published Date: 19-Jan-2012
SANTA MONICA, CA — Image Metrics (www.image-metrics.com), a provider of digital facial animation technology and services, has sold its Faceware product line to a newly-formed, spin-off company called ...
'Arthur Christmas' Picks Up Golden Tomato
Published Date: 19-Jan-2012
CULVER CITY, CA — “Arthur Christmas,” the Aardman production for Sony Pictures Animation that answers the question, ‘So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?’, continues to collect a ...
Super 78 Scores VES Nomination
Published Date: 19-Jan-2012
HOLLYWOOD — A film by Super 78 Studios for a brand new attraction that brings its audience face to face with the forces of a Southern Pacific Typhoon scored a nomination from the Visual Effects Societ ...
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