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12
Sep
07

Luxology adds Sculpting and Animation to modo

Products, Animation — Dom @ 11:33 am

modo.jpgLuxology announced the immediate availability of modo 301, the newest version of its artist-friendly 3D content creation software. Available for both Mac OSX and Windows, modo 301 is a milestone release that features new sculpting and item animation, as well as extensive improvements to its modeling, painting and rendering toolsets.modo 301 combines a real-time subdivision surface modeling engine with an artist-focused set of tools that harness sculpting, painting and rendering technologies to speed the creation of world class 3D content. modo is now time-enabled, encouraging designers and artists to explore an unprecedented range of content creation alternatives as well as produce finished animation sequences from within modo or via motion and deformation data from other applications. This unique combination of modern workflow and fused toolsets deliver increased productivity and performance for 3D artists working in a variety of disciplines including product design, architectural visualization, packaging design and a variety of entertainment industries.

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16
Aug
07

The Beam of Light That Flips a Switch And Turns on the Brain

Animation, Articles — christian @ 4:40 pm

Raymond - A short movie

NYTimes.com has an article about some neuroscientists who, by toggling a light switch,
can set fruit flies a-leaping and mice a-twirling and stop worms in their squiggling tracks.

In a weird co-incidence, The Mill has made a hilarious short movie called ‘Raymond’ (directed by three french directors called ‘Bif’) around the same theme: scientists being able to animate living people.

Well worth the watch and, now that it’s rooted in reality, alot more enjoyable as well.

Good reading and enjoy ‘Raymond’.
It’s in french by the way. With subtitles.

12
Aug
07

How Walt Disney Cartoons are made

Animation — Dom @ 9:24 pm

Animation Pioneering Technique

11
Aug
07

Softimage|XSI 6.5 this fall.

Products, Visual Effects, Animation, News — christian @ 10:14 am

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Softimage announced the latest versions of its 3D animation software packages: SOFTIMAGE®|XSI® 6.5 and SOFTIMAGE|FACE ROBOT® 1.8. Softimage also announced plans to repackage its Essentials and Advanced versions of SOFTIMAGE|XSI 6.5 software to meet the specific needs of artists and studios, respectively. The latest version of SOFTIMAGE|FACE ROBOT will offer enhancements for game development pipelines, along with hours of new training material. SOFTIMAGE|XSI 6.5 and SOFTIMAGE|FACE ROBOT 1.8 software are expected to be available Fall 2007.

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11
Aug
07

LIAF 07 : August 21-27th

Animation, News — mohammad @ 10:13 am

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Don’t miss the London International Animation Festival from August 21st to 27th this month in London, United Kingdom. The jury of one of the biggest animation festivals in the world have reviewed over 2000 submissions and chose 200 films from 28 countries around the world to be shown at the festival. More information at LIAF website.

19
Jul
07

DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Monsters vs. Aliens’ Set to Invade

Animation, News — Dom @ 1:48 pm

DreamWorks Animation’s “Monsters vs. Aliens” has been slated for its domestic release on May 15, 2009, one week earlier than its previously announced date, with both the official title and the 2009 release date now confirmed for the project. “Monsters vs. Aliens,” which reinvents the classic ’50s monster movie into an irreverent modern day action comedy, will be the first DreamWorks Animation film produced in stereoscopic 3D technology. The film is being directed by Conrad Vernon (”Shrek 2″) and Rob Letterman (”Shark Tale”), and produced by Lisa Stewart (”I Think I Love My Wife”).

30
Jun
07

Amnesty International: Signature

Visual Effects, Animation, Spotlight — Dom @ 7:50 pm

“Your signature is more powerful than you think. Amnesty International.” Very well executed animation by TBWA\Paris, France. Art Direction by Stephanie Thomasson, Stephane Gaubert.

18
Jun
07

The latest Annecy 2007 Shorts online

Animation, Spotlight — Dom @ 9:26 am

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If I could read french I would, but I can’t. Nonetheless :) Just got the tip that new 2007 Annecy Short Animations are available online. They look great. Click here to view.

16
Jun
07

Toon Boom Storyboard

Products, Animation, News — Dom @ 3:59 pm

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A bit late? Back when I was interested in a decent storyboard application, I couldn’t find one. Today I found a new and interesting storyboard application by Toon Boom. From what the website tells us, Toon Boom Storyboard has some interesting export features, which is what every storyboard artist has been looking for.

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