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- August 27, 2001
- Matrix Anime Shots on the Way
- 3D Modeling for Jewelry
- Release Charts: Animated, Anime,
and FX DVDs
- News Link of the Day -
BBC Versus Disney
Matrix Anime Shots
on the Way - Cast Member Killed
(by digitalmediafx.com) Some anime scenes supporting the story of The
Matrix will be released to DVD on November 20, 2001 as part of a major
documentary on The Matrix series. In addition, the DVD will provide an
inside look at The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix 3.
According to Daily
Variety, "With the debut of ``Matrix Reloaded'' not expected until
May 2003, Warner Bros. is trying to maintain interest in the franchise
by introducing a 2-1/2-hour documentary on the movie and its sequels this
fall and hiring directors to produce anime episodes of the stories."
This is the second
biggest news in the last four days regarding The Matrix. On Saturday,
a plane carrying 22-year old actress/singer Aaliyah crashed, killing her.
Aaliyah had roles in both The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix 3. She had
already filmed several scenes for the sequel.
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3D Modeling for
Jewelry Designers Introduced
(edited press release) Caligari Corporation today announced jewelSpace
1, a new version of its trueSpace 3D modeling and animation program, customized
for the jewelry design market. The software provides an easy-to-use, flexible
3D interface that lets jewelry designers work in a natural way, directly
manipulating their designs in real-time. Finished designs can be output
in a wide variety of formats for delivery to customers, rapid prototyping
and milling machines, and for display on the web. The output is photorealistic,
to exact scale and specifications, and viewable from all angles, allowing
for new medium communication with goldsmiths, model makers, and customers.
15 years of 3D experience to the jewelry design market," said Roman
Ormandy, Caligari president. "jewelSpace's unique interface allows
designers to directly manipulate 3D objects, ensuring that a designer's
creativity isn't limited by the tools. You can literally 'reach into'
your design workspace to build models and make changes, almost as if you
were sculpting by hand. These designs can be easily shared with customers,
even over the Web, then be approved, sent directly to a 3D printer, and
within hours you have a wax prototype, ready for casting!"
The complete JewelSpace1 proTeam package, including jewelSpace software
and all proTeam services, is now available directly from Caligari for
$2000; annual proTeam renewal fees are $1200.
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Animated, Anime, and FX DVDs
(by digitalmediafx.com) There's a ton of new animated and anime DVDs
this week to select from as outlined below:
Nightmare Before Christmas (1993 - stop motion animation)
Nightmare Before Christmas - Special Edition (1993 - stop motion
Ball Z - Babidi - Battle Royal (1996 - anime)
Ball Z - Babidi - Descent (1996 - anime)
Knight Rayearth - Daybreak (anime)
Knight Rayearth - Midnight (anime)
Knight Rayearth - Noon (anime)
Knight Rayearth - Sunrise (anime)
Knight Rayearth - Twilight (anime)
- The Animated Series - Sabrina's World (1999 - animated)
Blazers - The Quest for Iscandar Series 1 Part 6 (anime)
Princess Miyu - Initiation (anime)
Amazon.com is now accepting pre-orders for the Shrek 2-Disc DVD.
Amazon.com is also accepting pre-orders for The Phantom Menace
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News Link of the
Day - Disney's Cartoon Violence Against BBC Has Real Cheek
According to the UK Observer:
"...In my naiveté,
I am therefore truly astonished at the credibility given to Disney, Nickelodeon
and other cartoon-dependent children's pay channels when they oppose the
BBC's proposal for two free-to-air digital TV channels aimed at toddlers
and older children. ..."
here for the full story.
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