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Gotham Is Mine - Batman: Arkham Knight Trailer

"Batman: Arkham Knight" Gets "M for Mature" Rating

by Dan Collinson February 26, 2015
Superhero Hype (Via IGN) reports that the upcoming Batman: Arkham Knight video game will be rated “M” for mature by the Entertainment Software Rating Board or ESRB.  Sefton Hill, founder of Rocksteady Games who created the previous Batman: Arkham games, stated that his company did not write or create the game with a rating in […]
Cogswell College Presents Best Of SIGGRAPH 2014 Computer Animation Festival

Cogswell College Presents Best Of SIGGRAPH 2014 Computer Animation Festival

by Alex Beanon September 6, 2014
Cogswell College will host a two hour film presentation of the best of the 2014 SIGGRAPH 2014 Computer Animation Festival. The Festival was held in Vancouver, British Columbia last month and featured more than 500 entries from around the world. The Cogswell College event will showcase the top 30 entries of the festival. Cogswell College […]

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Autodesk Launches SketchBook Pro 7

by Alex Beanon August 6, 2014
Digital artists rejoice! Autodesk has launched SketchBook 7 Pro for Windows and Mac, as well as a new membership offering for their digital and painting apps. SketchBook Pro 7 boasts new community-requested features including Perspective Guides with 1 point, 2 point, 3 point, and Fisheye modes; Flipbook mode with animation timeline; a new drawing engine; […]
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Smith Micro Debuts Animation Apps For Unity Game Devs

by Alex Beanon August 5, 2014
Smith Micro Software has announced new versions of its Poser and Anime Studio software designed to help Unity game developers create and integrate 2D and 3D content directly into their projects. New Poser Pro Game Dev allows content developers to quickly transform high resolution Poser 3D characters into efficient assets suitable for real-time gaming while […]

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Sharknado 2 – The Special Effects

by Alex Beanon August 1, 2014
Between all the sharks and cameo appearances flying around, what probably escaped most people besides their sanity was the special effects used to get sharks to fly throw the air and decapitate heads or splatter blood or run into chainsaws. Many green screens or cloths were put to use in the making of “Sharknado 2: […]
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Smith Micro Issues Avatar Challenge

by Alex Beanon July 29, 2014
Smith Micro Issues Avatar Challenge Smith Micro Software has joined forces with telecom company Sprint and issued the Avatar Challenge – an education program where students will use Smith Micro’s animation software to create avatar characters with the chance to have their creations viewed and used by millions through Sprint Visual Voicemail, as later this […]

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DreamWorks Animation Debuts New Animation Software For Dragon Sequel

by Alex Beanon July 28, 2014
DreamWorks Animation has a slew of new animated films coming out in the next few years and they will all be slated to be made with their new animation software called Apollo, which made its debut with this year’s “How To Train Your Dragon 2” sequel film. The software, in development over the past five […]
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New AniMates Help You Communicate

by Alex Beanon June 30, 2014
A new “AniMates” app for Android mobile phones helps you personalize your messages with a roster of animated characters. Created by Smith Micro Software, the app includes a selection of animated talking character along with scenic backgrounds and various voice effects and messages may be shared via email, SMS or Facebook. “AniMates represents a unique […]

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Pixar Decides Free Is A Very Good Price For RenderMan 3D

by Alex Beanon June 3, 2014
After 25 years of using it to make such popular films as “Toy Story” and “Monsters, Inc.”, Pixar has decided to offer its RenderMan 3D software for free. What’s the catch? The free version is for non-commercial use only. [The RenderMan 3D for commercial use still costs $495 to license plus the $200 maintenance fee]. […]
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PR: Snag Beginner's Animation Software On The Cheap

by Shawn Hopkinson May 20, 2014
Want to start making your own cartoons or digital comics? Smith Micro Software is currently running a deep discount sale on a bundle of its beginner animation and comics programs. The sale includes Poser Debut, Anime Studio Debut 10, Clip Studio Paint Pro, and Motion Artist for $69.99. The regular price for all four is […]