And thank you to our sponsors of 2004:
Adobe are delighted to sponsor the Animex Student Animation Awards. Creating industry leading software that allows creatives to inspire others is only part of the picture, we recognise the importance of the talent behind the tools and believe that it is essential to acknowledge and reward this talent.
As the world's leading innovator of 3D graphics technology, Alias® develops award-winning software, support, custom development and training solutions for the film, video, game development, interactive media, industrial design and visualisation markets. These solutions include the Maya® software product line for the entertainment industry, which has been used in a number of ground-breaking projects including: Spider-Man, Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, X-Men 2, Harry Potter and Finding Nemo.
Alias continues its unprecedented pace of product development with the release of Maya 5 in May 2003. This new version boasts unique image creation possibilities and multiple advanced rendering capabilities.
Maya Personal Learning Edition is a free, downloadable version of Maya Complete that is available for everyone, from beginners to 3D experts.
Apple has been involved in education for many years, and is the largest single supplier of computer technology to education worldwide. As both Apple hardware and the Macintosh operating system are designed and manufactured by Apple, integration is seamless and ensures fast, efficient and innovative solutions in animation, 3D and digital video.
Apple 'ease of use' is legendary, and the Mac OS X provides a modern operating system, combining an elegant user interface with the power of UNIX, together with seamless networking and Internet connectivity.
In addition to animation and 3D solutions, creative software packages such as iMovie, iPhoto, iTunes and iDVD, in addition to industry leading applications such as Final Cut Pro & DVD Studio Pro, enable staff and students to incorporate powerful digital tools into their teaching and learning.
Chromacolour is the world's leading animation supplier established for over 25 years. We have particularly made efforts to help and assist the student area of the industry by redesigning some of our products so they fall into the budget of the colleges and the students alike. We have introduced a very well priced Light Box range and Economy Paper specifically aimed at students so that these products can be used to provide a sound grounding for the animation student, which can then help to develop these talents for the future. Enjoy this year's Animex.
As part of discreet’s commitment to the future of 3D games development, it is thrilled to recognise and encourage emerging talent through its sponsorship of the Animex Student Animation Awards. For the past decade discreet 3ds max has been synonymous with cutting-edge game design. Today, over 80% of the world’s top games developers and publishers, including Ubisoft and Rockstar to name but a few, have chosen 3ds max as their no.1 3D software because of its games-specific features and productive toolset. The stunning games they produce are proof that Discreet 3ds max is a perfect tool for delivering innovative 3D animation for games production - whether it is for next generation consoles, PC’s, or mobile gaming - today and in the future.
Focal Press is pleased to show continued support to Animex, to ensure animation students' achievements are recognised and valued. The work which Animex showcases, the tutorials it runs and international speakers it hosts provide excellent hands-on access to the ever-growing and changing world of animation (and games) which we at Focal strive to support with our book publishing.
MAXON software is used in all walks of life. From the high end Hollywood Film studios right the way through to the occasional hobbyist. Our main application - CINEMA 4D - is used in so many different areas of design that it is arguably the most versatile 3D application on the market. CINEMA 4D enables you to work fast and churn out high quality animation, which has naturally made it popular with companies who have to work with tight deadlines.
Since we started developing the product our prime requisite has been ‘ease of use’. Combine this with our renowned stability, speedy rendering and powerful feature set and there's really no reason why anyone should be scared of learning CINEMA 4D.
We've watched the growth of Animex with much interest. It's fantastic to see that students have really taken a shine to it.
NVIDIA is the first company in the 3D graphics hardware industry to actively seek out partnerships with schools dedicated to the world of animation and design. The goal of these partnerships is to better understand the teaching process for young animators and to provide support to the schools themselves where these courses are taught. NVIDIA develops and manufactures more hardware dedicated to 3D animation and real-time graphics than any other company in this industry and with this is mind we are proud to sponsor the Animex awards and to play our part in the promotion of the work of these talented young artists.
Softimage is proud to support the Animex Student Animation Awards. Students need easy access to the tools and materials that will allow them to develop into tomorrow's creative professionals and Softimage is committed to helping the next generation of 3D artists by working closely with the educational community to make it even easier for students to access SOFTIMAGE|XSI. For this reason, only the premium XSI model, SOFTIMAGE|XSI v.4.0 Advanced, is offered in educational packages. XSI Advanced includes the most expansive feature set that includes professional compositing, resolution independent paint, hair and fur, and unparalleled rendering power - everything there is for the future creative generation.
Spanning over two decades, Viglen's commitment to excellence has enabled it to achieve sole and joint supplier framework agreements with over eighty of the UK's leading Universities. Viglen's dedicated education team understands the complex and dynamic environment of Higher Education and consistently strives to provide uncompromising levels of quality and service to complement and strengthen existing IT resources.
Viglen PCs are perfect for where quality and reliability are equally important as budget. They are built to order with an astonishing array of options including flat-screen TFT monitors, DVD-RW drives, CAD systems and much more. With fast, powerful multi-tasking processors, your designs materialize far sooner, meaning more productivity and value for you.
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