Visual Effects

  • 3dMD body scanner offers 360-degree capture
    Visual Effects
    3dMD body scanner offers 360-degree capture

    LOS ANGELES — After demonstrating its first full body scanner at SIGGRAPH in 2000, 3dMD brought its latest generation technology to this year’s SIGGRAPH show in LA. While the 3dMDbody System is capabl ...

    August 8, 2012

  • LightWave 11.5 previewed, set to ship Q4
    Visual Effects
    LightWave 11.5 previewed, set to ship Q4

    LOS ANGELES — The LightWave 3D Group (www.lightwve3d.com), a division of NewTek, introduced Version 11.5 of its LightWave 3D modeling, animation and rendering software at the recent SIGGRAPH show. A c ...

    August 8, 2012

  • Imagination shows Caustic Visualizer plug-in for Maya
    Visual Effects
    Imagination shows Caustic Visualizer plug-in for Maya

    LOS ANGELES — Imagination Technologies (www.imgtec.com) has introduced the Caustic Visualizer viewport plug-in for Autodesk Maya 2013. The software offers interactive full-frame performance on the new ...

    August 8, 2012

  • Nvidia introduces next generation Maximus technology
    Visual Effects
    Nvidia introduces next generation Maximus technology

    LOS ANGELES — At SIGGRAPH, Nvidia (www.nvidia.com) launched the second generation of its Maximus workstation platform, which now features the Kepler GPU architecture. Originally introduced last Novemb ...

    August 7, 2012

  • Side Effects upgrades Houdini, alters pricing
    Visual Effects
    Side Effects upgrades Houdini, alters pricing

    LOS ANGELES — Toronto’s Side Effects Software has introduced new pricing for its Houdini 3D animation tool. The price reduction is an effort by the company to grow the global community. Simplified bra ...

    August 7, 2012

  • SIGGRAPH Chair addresses the media
    Visual Effects
    SIGGRAPH Chair addresses the media

    SIGGRAPH 2012 chair Rebecca Strzelec addresses the media prior to this year's show in Los Angeles. She estimates that approximately 5,000 more square-feet of floor space was sold for this year's exhib ...

    August 7, 2012

  • AMD launches APU for entry-level workstations
    Visual Effects
    AMD launches APU for entry-level workstations

    LOS ANGELES — At SIGGRAPH, Sunnyvale, CA’s AMD (www.amd.com) launched the FirePro A300 Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) for entry-level and mainstream desktop workstations. Featuring AMD Eyefi ...

    August 7, 2012

  • ILM & SPI update Alembic open source project
    Visual Effects
    ILM & SPI update Alembic open source project

    LOS ANGELES — Alembic 1.1, the open source project jointly developed by Sony Pictures Imageworks (SPI) and Lucasfilm Ltd., released its newest improvements and updates at this year’s ACM SIGGRAPH Conf ...

    August 7, 2012

  • VFX house MR.X expands with NYC location
    Visual Effects
    VFX house MR.X expands with NYC location

    NEW YORK - Toronto-based Mr.X will expand to New York City with the opening of a new visual effects facility this fall. The 4,000 square foot space will be set up to handle the creation of photoreal C ...

    August 6, 2012

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