GenArts Acquires SpeedSix

Cambridge, MA-based GenArts, which makes digital-effects software for the TV and movie industries, announced today that it has acquired SpeedSix Software, a 6-person firm in Surrey, England that makes a popular graphics plug-in called Monsters and Raptors. GenArts, whose effects have been seen in productions such as the Lord of the Rings, Spiderman, Star Wars, and Matrix trilogies, was founded in 1996 and raised an undisclosed amount of funding last July from New York-based Insight Venture Partners.

Wade Roush is a freelance science and technology journalist and the producer and host of the podcast Soonish. Follow @soonishpodcast

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