Category Archives: VFX/Animation

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Autodesk Completes Acquisition of Skymatter

Autodesk, Inc. has completed the acquisition of substantially all the assets of Skymatter Limited, the New Zealand-based, privately held developer of Mudbox 3D modeling software. On August 6, 2007, Autodesk announced an agreement to purchase Skymatter's assets. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. more »

Blur Studio Vacuums an All-CG Environment

For a Eureka spot commissioned by the Doner agency, Blur Studio's design department and its 3D department worked together to show a photoreal, all-CG house being swept clean by the new Capture vacuum model. more »

Pixologic Announces ZApplink Version 3

ZAppLink 3 is a ZBrush plugin that allows you to seamlessly integrate your favorite image editing software into your ZBrush workflow. Call up your image editing package while in ZBrush, use it to modify the active ZBrush document or tool, and then go straight back into ZBrush. more »

Digital Anarchy Announces Knoll Light Factory 3.0 for Photoshop

Digital Anarchy, a leading provider of cost-effective special effects software for Adobe and Apple products, has released version 3.0 of the acclaimed Knoll Light Factory. The new features in this Photoshop package give increased control over the look of hundreds of lighting effects, and further the creative abilities of photographers and designers to enhance existing images or create original works. more »

Crystal Vision’s HD 2 Simplifies Chroma Key

Crystal Vision, the UK-based chroma key specialist, has introduced the Safire HD 2, a new "affordable" high-definition chroma keyer that simplifies the keying process by being more tolerant of problematic colors. more »

ELICIT Effects opens at West Post Digital

Les Umberger, Emmy Award winning VFX supervisor and flame artist, is the most recent addition to the West Post Digital collective. His arrival is followed with the announcement of the newly opened VFX division which Umberger helped create. Elicit Effects' focus is on the growing commercial business at West Post Digital, and the unique workflow, high level of service, and quick turnaround demands of this creative segment. more »

Click-thru Tutorial: Toon Boom Digital Pro

This tutorial shows an overview of the complete animation tool Toon Boom Digital Pro. more »

Asylum FX Scores a Visual Effects Touchdown

In the new Nike spot directed by Michael Mann via Wieden + Kennedy, Portland, Asylum FX was charged with seamlessly transitioning two star football players ' Shawn Merriman and Stephen Jackson ' from game to game, stadium to stadium in varying weather conditions, day and night. more »

Alien Skin Software Releases Exposure 2 Film Stock Simulator and Effects Package

Alien Skin Software, the award-winning developer of photographic filter and effect plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop and other compatible host programs, today announced the release of Exposure 2, the latest version of its industry-leading film stock simulator and effects package. more »

Creative Bubble Adds VFX Award Winner Kevin Quinlan

Creative Bubble continues to expand the studio's concept to completion offering with the addition of VFX artist Kevin Quinlan as Senior Flame Artist and VFX Supervisor. more »