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Monday - July 16, 2001
- Jim Plant Named CEO and President of NewTek
- trueSpace 3D Announces Flash Plug-In
- Release Charts: Animated, Anime, and FX DVDs
- News Link of the Day - Pearl Harbor Does Well in Japan


Jim Plant Named CEO and President of NewTek
(by digitalmediafx.com) Jim Plant has been promoted to president and CEO of NewTek, the company that created the LightWave 3D animation and FX software. Plant replaces Tim Jenison, founder of NewTek, who had served as an "interim" president and CEO for several years. The move will allow Jenison to put his focus back on research and development where he became well-known for starting the desktop video revolution with the introduction of the Video Toaster a decade ago.

"Over the many years Jim has been in the 3D and video industries, he has developed a superior knowledge of NewTek's business and the markets we address," said Jenison. "In addition, I believe Jim truly understands our users and has a true dedication to meeting their needs. He has also developed a very exciting vision for NewTek's future, which I strongly support."

In his position as President of NewTek, Plant will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the company's operations. As CEO, he will lead NewTek's executive staff in their ongoing efforts to oversee the development applications for animators, artists, digital producers, and videographers.

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trueSpace 3D Announces Flash Plug-In
(by digitalmediafx.com) Caligari announced today that its trueSpace 3D 5.1 animation and modeling software now supports Macromedia's Flash, via a new $99 plug-in. According to Caligari, trueSpace now offers three Flash rendering options -- for outline, cartoon (with and without gradient), and photorealistic output.

The new Flash plug-in for Caligari's trueSpace 5.1 is available now for $99, directly from Caligari. It allows Web developers can now easily convert their trueSpace5.1 objects (including NURBS) and scenes to Flash format, including all trueSpace geometry, materials, lights, views and even advanced animation techniques such as script animations, bones, and key-frame animations.

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Release Charts: Animated, Anime, and FX DVDs
(by digitalmediafx.com) Here is a list of new animated, anime, and FX DVDs being released tomorrow. As you can see, it is another slow week.

The Book of Pooh - Stories From the Heart (2001 - animated)
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing - Operation 8 (2000 - anime)
Mobile Suit Gundam Wing - Operation 9 (2000 - anime)

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News Link of the Day - Pearl Harbor Does Well in Japan

According to The Guardian Unlimited:

"Any doubts over the Japanese reaction to Pearl Harbor were dispelled over the weekend as the Disney epic became Japan's sixth highest grossing debut ever. In a double irony, critics in Japan were kinder to the film..."

Click here for the full story.

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