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  • Eovia ships Carrara 5

    Eovia has begun shipping the next version of its Carrara 3D modelling, animation and rendering suite. The upgrade features a vertex modeller based upon the company’s Hexagon modelling software, the company has announced. It also gains improvements to rendering and workflow tools.

  • Re:Vision calls time on Softimage|XSI

    Re:Vision effects has released a version of its Twixtor retiming software for Softimage|XSI. The plug-in runs as an FxTree operator within XSI and allows imported footage to be slowed down or sped up to fit with 3D elements within a scene.

  • After Effects boosted on dual-core PCs

    GridIron software, developer of the X-Factor network rendering plug-in for After Effects, has announced an AE plug-in that claims to boost performance by up to 300 per cent on multi-core and multi-processor systems. Nucleo runs under After Effects 6.5 on both Mac and Windows platforms.

  • Xbox 360 user sues Microsoft

    A Chicago man has filed a class action complaint against Microsoft that claims the company knowingly distributed defective Xbox game consoles in its hurry to beat rivals to market with a next-generation gaming product.

  • Sony mulls RSS text feeds for PSP

    If enough customers ask for it, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc (SCEI) may add support for text content served via an RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feed to its PlayStation Portable (PSP) gaming console, the company said Wednesday.

  • Mobile world opening up, media execs say

    Mobile content and entertainment providers took the keynote stage at CTIA Wireless IT & Entertainment on Wednesday and described a sunny future for music and mobile operators, video vendors and consumers.

  • E3: Xbox 360: The drive towards Live

    With all the hoopla over the Xbox 360's graphical power, it's easy to forget that the Xbox's true legacy is its awesome Xbox Live service. With Xbox 360, online gaming is taking one massive step forward.

  • AutoCAD turns 20.0

    With a history of shaping the designs of objects as varied as wine bottles and the oversized Hummer, software veteran Autodesk is celebrating its 20th anniversary as a public company by releasing the 20th version of its flagship software.

  • A Room Nearby wins Grand Prix, Ottowa

    The winner of the Grand Prix for Commissioned Films at the 2004 Ottowa International Animation Festival has been announced as “A Room Nearby” by Paul and Sandra Fierlinger.

  • Luxology’s 3D Modo now shipping

    Luxology’s new 3D polygonal modelling tool Modo is now available. Modo claims to offer a larger toolset for 3D polygon and subdivision modelling than mainstream 3D animation suites.

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