Category Archives: VFX/Animation

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REVIEW: Maxon Cinema 4D R10

Cinema 4D R10 is not your typical upgrade release. Instead of just fixing a few bugs and adding the expected novel tools, Maxon has completely overhauled the Cinema 4D core, putting Cinema 4D on the same level more »

Zaxwerks Layer Tools

Zaxwerks announced its new Layer Tools set of plug-ins for Adobe After Effects. Layer Tools helps users convert Photoshop image layers into 3D graphics without the design falling apart due to more »

Toon Boom Studio 4 Is Coming

Emmy Award-winning Toon Boom Animation Inc. today announced the upcoming release of Toon Boom Studio 4. As the all-in-one animation software, Studio 4 offers a smooth experience creating rich, eye-catching animations for video, websites, television, film, games, mobile devices, and more. Based on a powerful Emmy award-winning technology, Studio 4 brings greater capabilities to create a wider range of animation styles easily, all within a more user friendly interface. more »

Creating a Carpet of Clouds with Trapcode Particular

A lot of people ask me how I did the first shot of the film Polar (an opening trailer for the French film festival "Polar dans la ville") and I must say it is quite easy with Trapcode Particular. more »

A Poetic Film Fest Trailer with After Effects and Particular

Pierre Michel was offered what most artists dream of from a client: carte blanche to create whatever he envisioned. The project was to create the opening for the French film festival "Polar dans la ville" ("Polar in the town"), which would be printed to 35mm film and projected at about 40 cinemas around Paris as well as on television. more »

Smoke Artist Chris Hengeveld Joins Northern Lights

Smoke Artist Chris Hengeveld has joined the award-winning team at Northern Lights. Hengeveld comes to the company with extensive experience in broadcast promos and commercials for clients such as Sony BMG, VH1 and CBS Sports. more »

ILM's Scott Farrar on Transformers, and the Transformation of Digital Effects Work

Veteran VFX Supervisor Scott Farrar of ILM (center) with ILM's Russell Early (left) and Transformers D.P. Mitch Amundsen on set in Detroit. Farrar says Transformers is the film where CG robots became more "real" than anything that could be physically built. more »

Animation From Supinfocom Valenciennes

Film & Video has compiled some of the top short projects to come out of French animation school Supinfocom Valenciennes recently. more »

wondertouch Adds Three Libraries to Pro Emitter Collection for particleIllusion 3.0

wondertouch today released an additional three new libraries in its Professional Emitters (Pro Emitters) software line for particleIllusion™ 3.0. more »

Frantic Films Announces Deadline 3.0 Supporting Linux and Mac OSX

Frantic Films Software, a division of award-winning visual effects studio Frantic Films, today announced the launch of Deadline  3.0, the latest version of Frantic Films' render farm solution software. Deadline  3.0 will be demonstrated at the Frantic Films booth, #1720, throughout the SIGGRAPH Conference, to be held August 5-9, 2007 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif. more »