LuxAnimation uses Toon Boom Harmony for their 2D animation pipeline to monitor and maintain the
quality level of ‘The Little Spirou’, a 78-episode series they are producing with two other studios.
Artistic Image has created a series of 3D and 2D animations using interactive projection mapping,
integrating the neo-classic facade of the Hunter Museum of American Art, for the RiverRocks
Festival at Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Vizrt’s new online service enables designers to find, preview and add satellite imagery from
DigitalGlobe to broadcast graphics packages using Vizrt Viz World production software.
‘The Adventures of Tintin’, awarded as Best Animated Feature Film at the 69th Golden Globe awards,
was supported from the previs stage by its Virtual Art Department.
Software R&D company Kickstand has indicated that it plans to further develop the code for its StretchMesh Surface Deformaton plug-in for Autodesk Maya into Open Source software.
Primarily an animator, Mark Simon also uses Toon Boom Storyboard Pro to create storyboards and
animatics for live action movies, especially when working directly with a client in real time.
Chinese 3D animation coutsourcing company Original Force recently chose to use a render farm
management firm, PipelineFX, to organize and optimize their render pipeline.
Tippett Studio has been using Bakery Relight software in its production pipeline for recent and
forthcoming feature film projects such as ‘Immortals’ and ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn
Parts 1 and 2’.
Warner Bros has contracted animation studio Animal Logic in Sydney to produce a new animated
feature film based on the children’s construction toy LEGO at Fox Studios Australia.
Motion capture developer Vicon recently helped the Robert Zemeckis Centre for Digital Arts at the USC
School of Cinematic Arts to upgrade their motion capture system and courses.
Zoic Studios has integrated Golaem Crowd into its Maya and V-Ray pipeline to save time on crowd
generation for fast turnaround broadcast projects.
Autodesk recently presented a screening in Los Angeles of ‘The Adventures of Tintin’ and a
conversation with Joe Letteri, VFX supervisor at Weta Digital, who discussed using virtual
production and creating effects for the new movie.
Animator Anders Beer has joined the co-owners of Brickyard VFX, Dave Waller and Geoff McAuliffe
to launch General Gau, an animation and production company specialising in custom character-
FrutaBomba Animación animation studio in Mexico City recently released their first interactive book,
simultaneously producing it as a short film, using Toon Boom Animate Pro.
Markerless motion capture software iPi Soft can now support two Kinect sensors working
simultaneously on one PC to capture complex human motions such as 360° turns.
IKinema is releasing WebAnimate, a platform for professionally retargeting and customising
animation through a browser, mainly for smaller studios entering independent film and game
VFX Supervisor Jorge Razon from Soho VFX shares details about creating the glowing green clocks
for characters in ‘In Time’, adding realism and believability to this sci-fi thriller.