November 20, 2012
Wall Street Journal
DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc., DWA -5.21% after spending years developing specialized software used to make one of its most expensive movies ever, is giving it away free to competitors...
Many major animation studios use proprietary software to supplement a general 3-D animation system such as RenderMan or a rival called Maya, according to Maija Burnett, associate director of character animation at California Institute of the Arts. Animation studios, said Ms. Burnett, "are very deep into the technology side."
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