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Archive Dec 2007
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An interesting video showcasing the camera system being used in James Cameron's upcoming 3D film, Avatar.
Intel unveils a new computing platform, Skulltrail -- built around an Intel server-class motherboard tweaked for the enthusiast market.
Digital-Tutors announces Cartoon Vehicle Rigging training for Maya.
30 Dec, 2007
28 Dec, 2007
28 Dec, 2007
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A video tutorial on creating facemaps using Adobe Photoshop.
The first ever full-length animated feature film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, turns 70. Read a very interesting article on the history of Disney, with commentary by John Lasseter.
AFI, the American Film Institute, names Ratatouille among its selection of the best films of the year 2007.
24 Dec, 2007
23 Dec, 2007
20 Dec, 2007
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Adobe announces the winners of its 2007 Design Achievement Awards.
N-Sided has released Quidam 2. New features include real-time 3D painting and ray-trace rendering.
Didn't have enough Lord of the Rings? Peter Jakson and New Line have come to a settlement and they are doing two The Hobbit films. Jackson is not directing though.
20 Dec, 2007
19 Dec, 2007
19 Dec, 2007
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Softimage releases version 8.1 of their digital asset management system, Alienbrain, with support for the latest operating systems and artist tools.
The making of ''Mini Taxi'', a tutorial by Waleed Abdeen.
Autodesk releases Combustion 2008. A trial version is available for download for Windows and Mac.
18 Dec, 2007
18 Dec, 2007
18 Dec, 2007
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This year's Vfx Oscar contenders have been announced, the 15 of them, and they include Beowulf and Ratatouille.
Andy Serkis has reportedly joined the cast of Steven Speilberg's Tintin.
Craft Animations is releasing two plug-ins that together will simulate any type of track-driven vehicle.
17 Dec, 2007
17 Dec, 2007
16 Dec, 2007
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Animated nominees of this year's The Golden Globes have been announced.
Autodesk releases Maya 2008 Extension 1.
Nvidia acquires the software visualization company Mental Images.
15 Dec, 2007
15 Dec, 2007
15 Dec, 2007
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SEGA has reportedly developed a lip-sync tools that is 100-fold better than current ones. It automatically adjusts the facial expressions of animated characters to match the lines as spoken by the voice actor.
HotHardware reviews the 3-way SLI offering from Nvidia.
Nvidia starts shipping a more affordable strong horsepower card, the Geforce 8800 GTS 512 MB.
13 Dec, 2007
13 Dec, 2007
12 Dec, 2007
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Tim Burton to direct Alice in Wonderland, which will use both live action and performance-capture animation.
Autodesk introduces Maya Muscle Functionality for Autodesk Maya 2008
The Penguins from Madagascar will star in a new 26-episode TV series created by DreamWorks and aired on Nickelodeon.
12 Dec, 2007
11 Dec, 2007
11 Dec, 2007
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It's Art publishes a review of Modo 301, by John Johnson and Patrice Leymarie.
Maxon is pleased to announce that Maxon's Bodypaint 3D, bears all in 'The Golden Compass'
Jim of JimHillMedia.com goes through a lot of the easter eggs found throughout Pixar's movies and shorts.
11 Dec, 2007
10 Dec, 2007
10 Dec, 2007
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The making of Tiger Zoo, by Massimo Righi.
Roll over more than five hours of free video training for Newtek's Lightwave.
3DM3 posts the making of ''Animadanse'', the graduation short from Julien Badoil, Bertrand Debecque and Larson Liberlin.
10 Dec, 2007
09 Dec, 2007
09 Dec, 2007
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A tutorial on modeling a head in 3ds max using Edge Loop.
OSnews reviews Adobe's new bundle of Premiere Elements 4 and Photoshop Elements 6.
MyToons.com, the world?s premier online animation community, today announced the launch of its newest international animation contest, Bumper Blastoff.
09 Dec, 2007
08 Dec, 2007
07 Dec, 2007
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Flickr, in conjunction with picnik, debuts a web-based photo-editing application.
Wacom releases a Cintiq 20WSX pen display.
cebas releases Service Pack 1 for finalRender, finalToon, and finalShaders R2.
06 Dec, 2007
04 Dec, 2007
04 Dec, 2007
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Ratatouille led the pack in the International Annie Awards competition with 13 feature nominations.
The Making of a Wrestling Fighter by Eduardo Martin.
Vivendi and Activision to merge into Activision Blizzard, in a transaction valued at $18.9 billion.
03 Dec, 2007
03 Dec, 2007
02 Dec, 2007
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Nvidia rumored to launch GeForce 9 next February.
The scifi series, Futurama, returns after 5 years of absence in a direct-to-dvd feature. Follow for a Wired article on the return, and interview with the creators.
MTV announced it will make ''every clip from every episode'' of the tv series ''South Park'' available online, and for free.
02 Dec, 2007
01 Dec, 2007
01 Dec, 2007
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The NY Times writes on how Ratatouille has a very good chance to win an Academy Award for Best Picture.
01 Dec, 2007