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We bring you the latest news from across the globe from now on. You can get to read the latest latest in what's happening in the world of animation and after effects here. The news here are carefully selected from various websites. So all copyrights remain with the respective sites and people.

This page will list news regarding our site too. So to begin with, F-Pot V2.0 is now available for download. We have added a few more parameters to the earlier version to make life easier. So go ahead and download the new version and let us know what you think of it.

The chair plugin will soon be launched. So hold on and keep coming back for the latest news on this new plugin. We have added new images in the F-Pot gallery to give you a feel of what can be done. Our models download section is now active and you can download a few models from there. If you would like to keep your models for download from our site, please send us the models with a brief description and we will host it in our download section.

The wish-a-plugin section is also active and we wait for you to tell us what kind of plugin you would like to have. Brain waves anyone ?


19- 9- 2001
Boomer Labs has released a few freeware plugins for the use and enjoyment of the 3D Studio MAX community. In one example (Enhanced Sound) our changes were even added to the MAX core by Discreet!
Discreet Unleashes smoke and fire version 5
Discreet, today announced smoke 5 and fire 5—new versions of its online non-linear editing (NLE) multi-master editing™ and finishing solutions—running on sgi's Octane2™ and Onyx® 3200 visual workstations. Expected to begin shipping by end-of-year 2001.
CINÉGROUPE Selects Softimage®|XSI V2.0 Software for the Production of its 3D Animated Feature Pinocchio 3001
At the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), Softimage Co., a division of Avid Technology, Inc., today announced that CinéGroupe, has selected SOFTIMAGE XSI v2.0 software for the production of the 80 minute 3D animated feature-length film Pinocchio 3001, a coproduction between CinéGroupe, Animakids (France) and Castelao (Spain).

Discreet Announces New Products And Streaming Media Acquisition At IBC 2001
Discreet Expands Family of Products with Cleaner and CineStream Software Acquisition-Unveils New HD, Desktop, Interactive Broadcast Graphics, and Workflow Integration Solutions.


Movie Rank Weekend Total Gain/Loss Overall Total
1. Planet of the Apes # 16 $938,214 -33% $176.2 Million
2. Jurassic Park 3 # 19 $742,995 -23% $178.0 Million
3 Shrek # 21 $400,726 -08% $264.0 Million
4 Dr. Doolittle 2 # 30 $231,671 -29% $112.2 Million
5 Osmosis Jones # 33 $152,394 37% gain $13.3 Million
6 Pearl Harbor # 37 $129,408 -29% $197.1 Million
7 Spy Kids: Special Edition # 38 $126,477 -21% $112.5 Million
8 Atlantis: The Lost Empire # 43 $101,832 -34% $82.8 Million
9 Cats & Dogs # 45 $94,682 -2% $92.2 Million
10 Tomb Raider # 47 $86,022 -44% $131.0 Million
11. The Mummy Returns # 54 $58,015 -15% $201.8 Million
12. A.I. # 55 $54,250 -43% $78.5 Million
The gain/loss represents the movie's performance when compared to last weekend.

Planet of the Apes Only FX Movie in Top 10
(by Results for Friday's Box Office are in and Planet of the Apes is the only visual effects movie remaining in the top 10. On Friday, Planet of the Apes brought in close to $1 million to place 10th and to bring its box office total to date to a hefty $165.2 million.

The top three movies on Friday were Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, American Pie 2, and Rush Hour 2. Disney's live action G-rated The Princess Diaries continued to perform strong, placing 7th on Friday to bring its total to more than $77 million. With animated films going PG and PG-13, many saw The Princess Diaries as a sign of whether parents still wanted G-rated family movies. The outcome could send a warning message to animation studios not to turn its back against the large audiences that still populate G-rated movies. This summer, the box office seemed oversaturated with PG and PG-13 animated fares, most performing very poorly, like Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within.

Animated Television Commercials: 1940 - 1965: An Overview
Blur Studio Returns To Wolfenstein Castle


13- 9- 2001
News Corporation, The Walt Disney Company To Launch Video-On-Demand Service. read more... 2nd Golden Bit International Competition Of 3D Virtual Images
The 3DLuVr's Contest site - a place where you can try out your artistic skills and imagination, in the monthly competitions with other artists from around the world, and win prizes sponsored by Digimation. Also available, is the archive of all previously held contests with their submissions.
Behind the Scenes on Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
Final Fantasybrings synthespians to the big screen with amazing results. John Edgar Park goes behind the final product to discover the staggering amount of skill, time and technical savvy that created this first. Read more...
Set the World on fire with Phoenix 1.5, the latest version of our fire simulation extension for 3ds max Read More...
The Art Of Animation Museum Display
Autodesk to Acquire Media 100 Software Line Read More ... Animated Lord of the Rings Coming to DVD Read More ...
Messiah Studio Pre-Release PMG's Messiah Studio web-site has been updated with new information about their Animate, Render (based on Arnold) and Develop packages (referred to as "Studio" as a whole). Even better, there is ordering information for a prerelease version!

"The advance release will ship in the first week of October 2001 and is available to anyone who is already scheduled to receive messiah:studio, or anyone who purchases it before October 1, 2001". Read More...
5- 9- 2001
Matrox Ships Matrox Millennium G550 Dual DVI Graphics Card
MONTREAL, Aug. 30, 2001 -- Matrox Graphics Inc. is now shipping its new Millennium G550 single-chip Dual DVI graphics card, which the company claims is the first and only accelerator that outputs to either two analog or two digital monitors from a single chip
Autodesk to Acquire Media 100 Software Line
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Aug. 30, 2001 -- Autodesk, Inc., announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the software product line from Media 100.
Messiah Studio Pre-Release PMG's Messiah Studio web-site has been updated with new information about their Animate, Render (based on Arnold) and Develop packages (referred to as "Studio" as a whole). Even better, there is ordering information for a prerelease version!
Special on Walt Disney Coming September 16
(by On September 16, ABC will air a special on Walt Disney, the man, titled "Walt: The Man Behind the Myth." The new two hour documentary/film is based on all-new interviews with friends, family and collaborators and featuring excerpts from Walt's never-before-seen home movies.
Animated Lord of the Rings Coming to DVD    
27- 8- 2001
Pulse Animation Studio is now available.
  Digimation becomes the first reseller for the software. Your 3ds max creations can now be posted to the web. This new technology takes the rich media to a new level, delivering integrated interactive animation in an easy user-friendly environment. For more details please Click here
ILM Creates Artificial Cities for A.I. Red Creates Cityscape for Kylie Minogue With Discreet Tools, Softimage XSI.
AMD Announces Support for Microsoft Windows XP x-DreamWorks and Warner animator Adam Burke opens Rivendell Arts in Boston
Whats new in Maya 4 ? Softimage Announces SOFTIMAGE|3D 4.0 & SOFTIMAGE|XSI 2.0
Discreet Announces Combustion 2 Macromedia Director To Be Bundled With 3ds Max
What's Next For PDI/Dreamworks? DarkTree 2.0 is now available and will start shipping on Monday August 28, 2001.
SplutterFish Announces the Brazil Rendering System v.1.0 for 3ds max
Web3D 2002 Conference - 7th International Conference on 3D Web Technology February 24-February 28, 2002
Web3D Roundup, SIGGRAPH 2001 Cycore Launches Cult3D 5.3 at SIGGRAPH
REALVIZ Debuts SceneWeaver at SIGGRAPH