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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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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]. […]

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 […]

Anime Studio Pro 10 Review

by Grant Whiteon March 11, 2014
Anime Studio Pro 10 Review Anime Studio Pro 10 offers new features and enhancements that make going from creation to output of your finished animation faster and smoother. If you have not used the software before, the Anime Studio series allows casual animation enthusiasts and professional animators to produce high-quality animation. The basics of the […]

PR: New Music Manager Game ‘Music Inc.’ Takes Centre Stage at London EDITION Launch

by Grant Whiteon February 10, 2014
New Music Manager Game Music Inc. Takes Centre Stage at London EDITION Launch UK Music, the Intellectual Property Office and Aardman Animations launched a brand new app, Music Inc, at the London EDITION hotel last night. The launch was attended by UK Music CEO Jo Dipple, Minister for Intellectual Property Lord Younger, a host of […]

Annie Gets A Horse And Wedding Cake

by Alex Beanon February 2, 2014
The combination of the classic Disney short “Get A Horse” [with Walt Disney himself as the voice of Mickey Mouse] with modern 3D animation techniques took home the prize as the best animated short at the 41st annual Annie Awards held by the International Animated Film Association [ASIFA-Hollywood] in Burbank. In addition, Viola Baier won […]

Anime Studio Pro 9.5 Review

by Eileen Cruzon September 30, 2013
Anime Studio Pro 9.5 Review Anime Studio Pro 9.5 offers a number of new and worthwhile enhancements requested by users. These updates allow animators more ways in which to streamline their workflow and increase the quality of their final project renders. The Anime Studio series is an animation software package that caters to the needs […]