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Nov 13, 2000, 16:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"One of those customers is Moon Crescent Studios, a brand-new movie studio that hopes to leverage the new Intel-based workstations to create its first ambitious project: a full-length animated feature called "PC and the Web," scheduled for release in the Spring of 2002. Moon Crescent may be new, but it is bringing a lot of talent to bear on this project, including Steffen Wild, former digital effects supervisor on "Stuart Little" and "Godzilla" and now the VP of Animation and Visual Effects Supervisor for Moon Crescent Animation. "

"Wild is looking forward to getting his staff's collective hands on the new Linux workstations, though for now actual production work is still running on NT platforms. The reason for the delay? They're waiting for software vendors to port their graphics software over to Linux."

"They will not have to wait long, as several big-name graphics software vendors are falling over themselves to get in on this new market. Among the upcoming offerings are Alias|Wavefront's Maya, Side Effect's Houdini, and Nothing Real's Shake. All of these vendors cited a huge groundswell among their customer base requesting Linux versions of their products."

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