News for Jan. 16, 2006

King Kong's capital connection

1/16/06, 2:10 pm EST - Xoanon

TORONTO -- Movie-goers packed into theatres all over the world for the much-anticipated King Kong remake are being blown away by special effects created, in part, using Canadian technology. Ottawa-based XYZ RGB Inc. helped bring the giant ape and the dinosaurs on Skull Island to life using cutting-edge laser scanning technology developed by the National Research Council. The stationary laser, weighing 10 tons, scans an object to create an accurate 3D digital image that special effects teams can animate on the big screen. [More]