Monthly Archives: February 2008

Tyler Perry animates with Exodus Film Group

Tyler Perry creator of “Diary of a Mad Black Woman” and “Madea’s Family Reunion” is jumping on the animation train with the help of Exodus Film Group according to Animation Magazine. Perry’s yet untitled project will follow his character Madea on … Continue reading

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An interview with Josh Raskin

Josh Raskin is the director of “I Met the Walrus” , an animated short that brings to life the audio interview with John Lennon that took place in 1969. The Interviewer was 14 year old canadian Jerry Levitan, who skipped … Continue reading

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Pirates director takes on challenging feat

Director Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean) and Oscar-winning producer Graham King (The Departed) have announced today that they are in development on a $100 million dollar animated feature film.The pair are in talks with Sweeney Todd writer John Logan. … Continue reading

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Havok is now a FREE Download.

Havok announced today that they will offer the PC version of their award-winning physics and animation software product – Havok Complete – for download free of charge.  Available for non-commercial use, Havok Complete for the PC will be freely downloadable in May … Continue reading

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“Akira” to hit the big screen again, as Live action?

The Hollywood Reporter says that Leonardo DiCaprio and Warner Brothers is putting the manga classic “Akira” into production for a theatrical release under DiCaprio’s production company Appian Way.   Gary Whitta has been hired to write the adaptation…Akira originated in 1988 as a … Continue reading

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New Facial Animation Software at GDC 08

Image Metrics introduces new facial animation software that does not require the actor to wear tracking marks on their face. This video from g4tv shows it in action:

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Havok introduces new “Cloth” and “Destruction” tools

Today at the 2008 Game developers conference Havok introduced 2 new tools into their arsenal of physics based tools, Havok Cloth and Havok Destrucion. With a line up of Award winning tools such as Behavior™, Physics™ and Animation™ Havok is … Continue reading

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Softimage has new website while Autodesk Drops Prices

Softimage today has launched a forum based website called Softimage|NET for the 3d community that uses Softimage. It has galleries, support and a “How To” section. It is similar to Autodesk’s  ”AREA” Site which provides a place for users of Autodesk MAYA and 3DSMax … Continue reading

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First ever Animated Horror Movie

The Providence Journal reports that Director Michael Corrente is starting pre-production on an animated Horror film.  Corrente and the three-man team from The Story Hat, based on Weybosset Street in Providence, will begin preproduction this week on a computer-animated horror film … Continue reading

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Softimage teams up with OC3

OC3 has announced it is partnering with Softimage to create a plugin for their program FaceFX. According to Gamasutra it is a lip syncing plug-in that is designed to help game developers and 3d animators speed their workflow and create … Continue reading

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