BOXX Technologies Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance workstations and render nodes for visual effects professionals, today announced that its new BOXX APEXX 4 workstation has achieved another impressive performance benchmark when running Autodesk’s Maya software. The only personal workstation based on four Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors specifically targeted at the visual effects space, the BOXX APEXX 4 is optimized to maximize the performance of today’s professional animation , modeling and effects software.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 13, 2006 — The Visual Effects Society (VES), the effects industry’s preeminent professional organization, has announced the nominees for their annual VES Awards, which recognize outstanding achievements in the field of visual effects and animation. Santa Monica-based Entity FX garnered a coveted nomination for “Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series” for their work on Smallville, the WB series about Superman’s teenage years.
Hollywood’s Master Storytellers the long-running film series that showcases the most celebrated and successful filmmakers in the motion picture industry, will host Industrial Light & Magic’s Best Visual Effects Academy Award® nominees for War of the Worlds on Thursday, February 16, it was announced by Gordon Meyer, the creator, host and one of the executive producers of the influential series. War of the Worlds will also be Hollywood’s Master Storytellers first regular presentation at its new home, the world famous Grauman’s Chinese Theatres Complex at Hollywood & Highland.
Over the last week, Adobe came out with a rather significant announcement. For around $1,000, you can purchase Adobe software that integrates 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) into Adobe Acrobat documents. Although you need to purchase Adobe Acrobat 3D, the software that allows you to put CAD designs into the Acrobat document, others can view the design for free as long as they have the free Acrobat reader. This will not only change the CAD industry, but will likely spill over into the DCC market, and will have significant impacts there.