Animation

Open Shading Language Becomes Sixth Academy Software Foundation Project

Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 5:00pm

LOS ANGELES, April 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Academy Software Foundation (ASWF) , a collaborative effort to advance open source software development in the motion picture and media industries, announced that Open Shading Language (OSL) has been approved as the Foundation's sixth hosted project.

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  • LOS ANGELES, April 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Academy Software Foundation (ASWF) , a collaborative effort to advance open source software development in the motion picture and media industries, announced that Open Shading Language (OSL) has been approved as the Foundation's sixth hosted project.
  • Initially developed by Sony Pictures Imageworks , Open Shading Language is the de facto standard shading language for VFX and animation and was recognized with an Academy Scientific and Technical Award in 2017.
  • "We have seen firsthand how other projects have grown as part of the Academy Software Foundation, and we believe that joining the Foundation is the next step to help us expand the Open Shading Language community," said Larry Gritz, Software Engineering Architect at Sony Pictures Imageworks and Open Shading Language founder and chief architect.
  • The Academy Software Foundation is home to OpenVDB , OpenColorIO , OpenEXR , OpenCue , OpenTimelineIO , and Open Shading Language .

WOW! UNLIMITED MEDIA’S MAINFRAME STUDIOS PROVIDES UPDATE

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 10:41pm

or the Company) (TSX-V: WOW / OTCQX: WOWMF) a leading next generation kids and youth entertainment company, provides an update given the ongoing concerns around the COVID-19 virus.

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  • or the Company) (TSX-V: WOW / OTCQX: WOWMF) a leading next generation kids and youth entertainment company, provides an update given the ongoing concerns around the COVID-19 virus.
  • In 2018, WOW!s Mainframe Studios developed the Global Studio Pipeline to expand scalability to work with third party studios without sacrificing the creative production value of the Studios projects.
  • This has given Mainframe tremendous flexibility to work on a variety of different projects with partners worldwide.
  • The Company produces animation in its two established studios: Frederator Studios in Los Angeles, which has a 20-year track record; andMainframe Studios in Vancouver,one of Canada's largest, multi-faceted animation production studios, which has a 25-year track record.

Skydance Media Acquires Animation Unit of Madrid-Based Ilion Studios

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 2:30pm

Skydance Media, the diversified global media company founded by David Ellison in 2010, today announced it has acquired the animation unit of Madrid-based Ilion Studios, a world leader in state-of-the-art animation production, to form Skydance Animation Madrid.

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  • Skydance Media, the diversified global media company founded by David Ellison in 2010, today announced it has acquired the animation unit of Madrid-based Ilion Studios, a world leader in state-of-the-art animation production, to form Skydance Animation Madrid.
  • Led by animation visionary John Lasseter and industry veteran Holly Edwards, Skydance Animation has rapidly grown to support a robust development and expanded production slate.
  • Ilion Animation Studios creates state-of-the-art computer animated feature films of the highest level, combining cutting-edge technology with top artistic quality.
  • Ilions animation unit has become a model studio on a global basis, capable of attracting talented individuals who create best-in-class animation production.

High Impact Demonstrates How Coronavirus Impacts Your Body

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 7:00pm

High Impact a visual media studio based outside Denver, CO - produced this 3D coronavirus animation to show how COVID-19 is believed to be transmitted, while educating the public on the symptoms that may be caused by COVID-19.

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  • High Impact a visual media studio based outside Denver, CO - produced this 3D coronavirus animation to show how COVID-19 is believed to be transmitted, while educating the public on the symptoms that may be caused by COVID-19.
  • "We're grateful for the dedication our healthcare professionals have exhibited in the treatment for those that have been stricken with the Coronavirus.
  • We hope our 3D animation in some way contributes to their heroic efforts," said High Impact CEO Jordan Halperin.
  • High Impact is the nation's leading visual litigation and science studio, providing illustrations, animations, interactive presentations, and virtual reality exhibits for companies spanning biomedicine, engineering, and litigation.

Report on the Global 3D Animation Software Market (2019 to 2027) - Featuring Profiles on Adobe, Corel Corporation, Autodesk & Maxon Among Others - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 - 10:14am

The rapid growth of the 3D animation market worldwide to boost the demand for the 3D animation software market globally.

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  • The rapid growth of the 3D animation market worldwide to boost the demand for the 3D animation software market globally.
  • 3D animation has various benefits such as motion communicates, visual appeal, and others, which differs 3D animation from 2D animation.
  • Based on the application, the 3D animation software market is led by the entertainment & media industry segment in 2018.
  • As a consequence, we expect that North America will lead the 3D animation software market throughout the forecast period.

The Felix Organization Announces Camp Felix Pride at The Fresh Air Fund

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 9:31pm

According to The Felix Organization Executive Director, Amanda Ricken Simonetta: "Camp Felix Pride will fill a vital need in the foster care community.

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  • According to The Felix Organization Executive Director, Amanda Ricken Simonetta: "Camp Felix Pride will fill a vital need in the foster care community.
  • And it is our hope that Camp Felix Pride will become a national model.
  • They instantly bonded, soon after formed The Felix Organization and that summer the first Camp Felix welcomed 60 youth in the foster care system.
  • According to Jaffe: "The idea for Camp Felix Pride was seeded by the generous donation of one of our biggest supporters, Equinox.

Centrient Pharmaceuticals appoints Rex Clements as Chief Executive Officer after Karl Rotthier decides to step down from the role

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 4:12pm

Karl has successfully led the company for almost for 10 years, bringing Centrient to a unique position within the industry.

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  • Karl has successfully led the company for almost for 10 years, bringing Centrient to a unique position within the industry.
  • The Supervisory Board of Directors hereby announces the appointment of Rex Clements as new CEO, effective as of March 16, 2020.
  • We are looking forward to actively work with Rex and set Centrient Pharmaceuticals on the path to long term, sustainable success.
  • Rex Clements: I am honored to join such a great company like Centrient Pharmaceuticals and to build on the success achieved by Karl.

Unruly Heroes wins the 47th Annie Awards, "The Oscars in Animation World"

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 8:02am

Unruly Heroes, a side-scrolling game with multiple levels co-developed by China-based Perfect World and a French studio based on adventures of Journey to the West won the 47th Annie Awards for Best Character Animation in Video Game.

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  • Unruly Heroes, a side-scrolling game with multiple levels co-developed by China-based Perfect World and a French studio based on adventures of Journey to the West won the 47th Annie Awards for Best Character Animation in Video Game.
  • It is learned that Annie Awards is one of the highest honors in the field of animation globally.
  • The event is attended by a large group of professionals from animation and game communities worldwide and from Hollywood.
  • Apart from the renowned Annie Awards, everyone seemed to be raving about Unruly Heroes immediately after it was launched at Microsoft's E3 2017 press conference.

Unruly Heroes wins the 47th Annie Awards, "The Oscars in Animation World"

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 7:22am

Unruly Heroes, a side-scrolling game with multiple levels co-developed by China-based Perfect World and a French studio based on adventures of Journey to the West won the 47th Annie Awards for Best Character Animation in Video Game.

Key Points: 
  • Unruly Heroes, a side-scrolling game with multiple levels co-developed by China-based Perfect World and a French studio based on adventures of Journey to the West won the 47th Annie Awards for Best Character Animation in Video Game.
  • It is learned that Annie Awards is one of the highest honors in the field of animation globally.
  • The event is attended by a large group of professionals from animation and game communities worldwide and from Hollywood.
  • Apart from the renowned Annie Awards, everyone seemed to be raving about Unruly Heroes immediately after it was launched at Microsoft's E3 2017 press conference.

Cityneon Acquires Animax Designs

Monday, January 13, 2020 - 1:15pm

Animax Designs is a world leader in animatronic and interactive characters, animated costumes and puppets, serving major movie studios such as The Walt Disney Company, NBC Universal, Warner Bros and companies such as Feld Entertainment

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  • Animax Designs is a world leader in animatronic and interactive characters, animated costumes and puppets, serving major movie studios such as The Walt Disney Company, NBC Universal, Warner Bros and companies such as Feld Entertainment
    Cityneon is an existing major client of Animax, which builds the dinosaurs in Cityneon's Jurassic World: The Exhibition touring sets
    SINGAPORE, Jan. 13,2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Cityneon Holdings ("Cityneon", the "Company"/collectively with its subsidiaries, the "Group") today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Animax Designs, Inc. ("Animax"), a world leader and global provider of animatronic characters.
  • Animax Designs, Inc., which is based in Nashville, Tennessee in the US, was founded by Chuck Fawcett in 1989 and just celebrated their 30th year anniversary in the creation of cutting-edge animatronic and interactive characters, animated costumes, and puppets.
  • The Animax transaction was based on a combination of cash and shares in Cityneon and Animax is expected to contribute immediately to the revenue and profits of the Group post acquisition.
  • Johnson is a capital markets veteran and has held controlling interests and directorships in many listed companies.In May 2019, Cityneon welcomed CITIC Capital as a new shareholder, who holds approximately 10% shares in Cityneon.