Intellectual Property partner David Heckadon recently received a patent Notice of Allowance for a highly sophisticated 3-D computer animation software program that is used to help create movies, such as District 9 and Avatar. The program is being licensed by client Luxology under the "MODO" registered trademark. The soon-to-be-issued patent will supplement two other previously issued Luxology patents, which David also recently assisted in obtaining. The other two patents cover final image rendering and an advanced program for entering data into an animation program. Business Transactions partner Gordon Endow oversaw the prosecution of the federal trademark registration in 2004-2005 and regularly works with Luxology on licensing deals.
Podcast Interview with Avatar Virtual Camera Operator: On January 11, 2010, Luxology’s President and Co-founder Brad Peebler interviewed virtual camera operator David Stripinis, who worked alongside Director James Cameron for three years on the feature film Avatar. In the interview, Mr. Stripinis provides insight on new virtual filming techniques and he discusses how Luxology's MODO was his “swiss army knife” in a suite of computer graphics tools that were used to provide Director Cameron with a real-time environment to plan scenes in intricate detail. To listen to the podcast, please visit http://www.luxology.com/modcast/ .
About Luxology: Based in Mountain View, California, Luxology® LLC is an independent technology company developing next-generation 3D content creation software. Founded in 2002, Luxology is home to some of the top 3D engineering expertise in the industry. www.luxology.com