LinuxPlanet: Lights! Camera! Linux!

“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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