NEWS OCTOBER 17, 2001
Toon Boom Bummer
Anticipated OS X 10.1 patch delayed


Those of you excitedly awaiting the Toon Boom Studio OS X 10.1 patch will have to wait a bit longer. Last week we reported that Toon Boom would be releasing its patch this week. In fact, according to the company, this release date has changed. Now Toon Boom says the patch will not be released until next month. A specific date is still unknown. Read More

NEWS OCTOBER 17, 2001
LightWorks Renderer Comes to OS X
Carbon apps now incorporating OS X renderer


LightWork Design has announced that LightWorks for Mac OS X. LightWorks is a rendering engine currently incorporated in some 80 software applications, including Mac Classic and non-Mac packages. These include Form•Z, VectorWorks, Vellum, Architrion, SolidThinking, CDRS, Unigraphics, SolidWorks, ThinkReal and PowerShape. The release of an OS X version of LightWorks opens the way for other software developers to bring products that incorporate this rendering engine to the Mac platform. Read More

NEWS OCTOBER 16, 2001
Apple Beefs Up Portables
PowerBook Titanium hits 667 MHz


In a move nobody really expected, Apple today announced a new lineup of PowerBooks and iBooks. The PowerBook Titanium models now boast faster processors (up to 667 MHz), faster busses, faster graphics and other enhancements. The iBooks also receive faster processors (up to 600 MHz G3s), faster busses and lower prices. Read More

NEWS OCTOBER 12, 2001
Toon Boom To Release OS X 10.1 Patch Thursday
Update to fix problem with saving


To everybody's surprise, the highly anticipated Mac OS X version of Toon Boom Studio suddenly stopped working properly with the release of OS X 10.1. We were one of the early publications to report on Toon Boom Studio and to praise it as a major development for the platform. However, now, with OS X 10.1, the program simply will not allow users to save their files. Read More

NEWS OCTOBER 11, 2001
All-Mac Santa Monica Training Facility Opens Saturday
Free digital media seminars at grand opening


DVcreators.net says it will open a new digital media training facility in Santa Monica, Calif. The company provides training in the area of digital video in general, as well as specific training on products like Final Cut Pro. The new facility will be entirely Mac-based, stocked with Quicksilver 733 MHz G4s. Read More

NEWS OCTOBER 08, 2001
IFW2 LightWave Textures Come to Mac OS X
Set includes 150 procedural shaders


has released a Mac OS X version of the IFW2 texture collection. IFW2 is a set of 150 procedural shaders for LightWave 6.5 through 7.x. The new OS X version is also backwards compatible with OS 9 for 3D artists who have not yet made the switch. Read More

NEWS OCTOBER 08, 2001
Digital Anarchy Releases Geomancy for After Effects
Plugin generates geometric particles


Digital Anarchy has released its second plugin for Adobe After Effects. The latest release, Geomancy, is a filter set that’s designed to create geometric shapes and lines. The company says the filter helps reduce the tedium of animating graphical elements like simple primitives. Read More

NEWS OCTOBER 08, 2001
Lynda.com Launches After Effects 5 Training CD
Company also schedules hands-on training course


Lynda.com has released a new eight-hour training CD for Adobe After Effects. The CD, Learning After Effects 5, is designed for beginners are focuses on the fundamental and intermediate features of After Effects 5 (standard edition). The company is also launching a week-long class for beginners learning After Effects 5. Read More

NEWS OCTOBER 08, 2001
Medea Launches New RAID
VideoRaid available in two-drive, 120 GB array


Medea has launched a new version of its VideoRaid SCSI disk array. Targeted for the non-linear editing and DVD authoring markets, the new model is available in a two-disk configuration with a capacity of 120 GB. (The model line is available in capacities up to 200 GB.) Medea, as you might recall, merged with Storage Concepts with summer. Both companies manufacture disk storage subsystems and continue to market their products under their original brand names. Read More

NEWS OCTOBER 04, 2001
Avid Ships Unity MediaNet 2.1
Latest release support Mac dual-stream uncompressed systems


Avid has started shipping the Avid Unity MediaNet 2.1 system, the company's shared media network. The new release, according to Avid, broadens the Avid Unity workgroup to Ethernet-connected editing systems, increasing the total supported client count to 50 simultaneous real-time systems. Avid says it has has qualified 14 dual-stream uncompressed systems on a MediaNet system. The latest release also sees the system gaining feature parity between Macintosh and Windows clients, including the ability to share media between two dual stream uncompressed systems. Read More

NEWS SEPTEMBER 27, 2001
Logitech Launches Dual Optical Mouse
Dual sensors offer 800 LPI resolution each


Logitech today introduced a new optical mouse for the Macintosh that the company says brings new levels of precision to its mouse lineup. The new MouseMan Dual Optical uses two optical sensors positioned at different angles to deliver increased precision on a broader range of surfaces, according to the company. Read More

NEWS SEPTEMBER 25, 2001
Panasonic Debuts AG-EZ50U Mini-DV Camcorder
AG-EZ50U weighs 1.48 pounds


Panasonic Broadcast & Television Systems Company has introduced the AG-EZ50U, which the company claims is the world’s smallest 3-CCD Mini-DV camcorder. It weighs 1.48 pounds. Read More

NEWS SEPTEMBER 24, 2001
Maxon Releases Dynamics Engine for Cinema 4D XL
Plugin supports physics, soft body dynamics


Maxon has released Cinema 4D Dynamics, a real-time physics simulation plugin for Cinema 4D XL R7.2. The plugin works with Mac and Windows systems. However, because of North American shipping delays, it might not be available to users until early October.Maxon has released Cinema 4D Dynamics, a real-time physics simulation plugin for Cinema 4D XL R7.2. The plugin works with Mac and Windows systems. However, because of North American shipping delays, it might not be available to users until early October. Read More

NEWS SEPTEMBER 24, 2001
Sonic Debuts Real-time Video Encoding for Apple DVD Studio Pro
SD-1000 Offers Real-time Encoding with Preview


Sonic Solutions announced that its SD-1000 video encoder is fully compatible with Apple's DVD Studio Pro authoring system. Read More

NEWS SEPTEMBER 21, 2001
NewTek Releases LightWave 7b
Latest release offers AltiVec optimizations


NewTek has released a maintenance update for the its LightWave 3D version [7] that includes speed enhancements and AltiVec optimizations for Apple G4 processors. LightWave [7] was announced and released Aug. 13 at NewTek’s user event during SIGGRAPH. Read More

NEWS SEPTEMBER 19, 2001
Maya Ships for the Mac
OS X version receives more preorders than any other Maya release


It's been long-anticipated, highly hyped and even, at one point, in doubt of a delivery date. But today Alias|Wavefront started shipping Maya for Mac OS X. Maya is Alias|Wavefront's flagship 3D modeling, animation and rendering package widely used in the entertainment industry and generally regarded as one of the top packages for desktop 3D. This is the first release for the Macintosh, and, according to Mark Sylvester, ambassador for Alias|Wavefront, Maya for OS X has received more preorders than any other release of the program. Read More

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