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Magnopus’ VR/AR Render Pipeline Gets Smarter on Deadline

VR and AR artists and developers at Magnopus use Thinkbox Deadline to manage textures, lighting and look-dev renders between their 50-node farm and real-time game engines.
December 13, 2017
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pic4 Collective Gets Immersed in Worlds of Extended Reality

pic4 Collective Gets Immersed in Worlds of Extended Reality We recently met members of pic4, a collective of filmmakers, storytellers and digital artists, formerly known as Big Cookie Studios, located in Flourmill Studios in Newtown, Sydney. The company's…
December 11, 2017
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Nuke 11.1 Increases Control and Speed for Artists and Developers

Nuke 11.1 Increases Control and Speed for Artists and Developers Nuke and Nuke Studio’s file localisation system has been updated with more granular control. Nuke version 11.1, the first update in the 11 series, brings changes to Nuke Studio, NukeX, Hiero and…
December 06, 2017
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Wacom Pro Pen 3D Puts 3D Modelling and Design at Your Fingertips

Wacom Pro Pen 3D Puts 3D Modelling and Design at Your Fingertips Wacom Pro Pen 3D is a new digital pen built with functionality for professional designers and artists who use a Wacom MobileStudio Pro, Cintiq Pro or the 2017 Intuos Pro pen tablet. The new…
December 06, 2017
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Foundry Mari 4.0 Updates Exports and Workflows for Texture Artists

Foundry Mari 4.0 Updates Exports and Workflows for Texture Artists New workflows in Mari. Foundry Mari 4.0 is digital 3D painting and texturing software. According to Foundry's developers, the updates in version 4.0 make exporting more flexible and…
December 04, 2017
Foundry C Tracker
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Foundry Cara VR 2.0 Adds 360 Match-move Camera and Stereo Tools

Foundry Cara VR 2.0 Adds 360 Match-move Camera and Stereo Tools Foundry's virtual reality plug-in Cara VR version 2.0 now includes 360 match-move tracking and automatic stabilisation, new tools for stereoscopic corrections using the algorithms from the Ocula…
November 22, 2017
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Substance Plugin for 3ds Max Goes Standalone, Integrates Source Textures

Substance Plugin for 3ds Max Goes Standalone, Integrates Source Textures V-Ray scene rendering, from 3ds Max using Substance textures. At Autodesk University 2017 in November in Las Vegas, Allegorithmic showed the public beta of Substance Plugin for 3ds Max…
November 14, 2017
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Foundry Modo 11.2 Updates Mesh, UV and Procedural Tools for Modellers

Foundry Modo 11.2 Updates Mesh, UV and Procedural Tools for Modellers Deformer manipulation Foundry Modo 11.2, final release in the 11 series, focusses on modelling tools – procedural, poly bevelling and UV texturing - and includes updates to MeshFusion. Some…
November 11, 2017
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Rizom-Lab Unfold3D v10 Automates UV Mapping for 3D Artists

Rizom-Lab Unfold3D v10 Automates UV Mapping for 3D Artists Image: Princess Mononoke, Ho-young Kim Unfold3D UV unwrapping software from Rizom-Lab is now released in version 10 with new options for automating unwrapping workflows. packaging and grouping islands…
November 09, 2017
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Red Giant Universe 2.2 Takes Transition FX to the Limit in 'Hewlogram'

Red Giant Universe 2.2 Takes Transition FX to the Limit in 'Hewlogram' Red Giant's Universe 2.2 collection of video software tools has 11 new transitions for editors and motion graphics artists, adding up to 76 transitions and effects in total. Two existing…
November 04, 2017
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Cinema 4D Gets Fast and Photoreal with AMD's Radeon ProRender

Cinema 4D Gets Fast and Photoreal with AMD's Radeon ProRender A key part of Cinema 4D Release 19 is the implementation of AMD's Radeon ProRender, making Cinema 4D one of the first commercial 3D applications with an integrated GPU renderer. AMD developed…
November 03, 2017
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Daniele Di Donato Lights and Textures His 3D World with Keyshot

Daniele Di Donato Lights and Textures His 3D World with Keyshot 3D Artist Daniele Di Donato has been interested in computer graphics since he was young, and grew up watching movies with lots of visual effects and playing video games whose graphics improved…
October 27, 2017
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MPC Welcomes VFX Supervisor Nick Davis

MPC Welcomes VFX Supervisor Nick Davis MPC Film announces that Nick Davis has joined their team as VFX Supervisor. After 27 years spent working behind the camera on more than 20 major feature films, Nick Davis is one of the industry's most experienced visual…
October 24, 2017
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Autodesk Flame 2018.3 Updates HDR, Tracking and VR Tools for Post

Autodesk Flame 2018.3 Updates HDR, Tracking and VR Tools for Post Autodesk's update 3 for Flame 2018, which encompasses Flame, Flare, Flame Assist and Lustre software, brings changes to working with Action, object tracking, 360° VR Viewing, HDR monitoring and…
October 23, 2017
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Substance Designer Adds Noises, Filters and AxF Format to Texturing

Substance Designer Adds Noises, Filters and AxF Format to Texturing Cube 3D Node As part of a new update, Substance Designer texturing software now supports X-Rite’s Appearance Exchange Format, AxF, which is used in the authoring of custom materials for…
October 19, 2017
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Method Studios to Open New Immersive AR/VR Facility

Method Studios to Open New Immersive AR/VR Facility 'Galaxy of the Guardians 2' was a recent feature film VFX project at Method Studios. Method Studios has launched Method EXP, a dedicated production group creating immersive experiences, formerly known as…
October 05, 2017
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Substance Painter Updates 3D Texture Workflows for VFX and Graphics

Substance Painter Updates 3D Texture Workflows for VFX and Graphics The new release of Allegorithmic Substance Painter supports the direct export of models textured with Substance Painter into Adobe Project Felix, which was developed as a 2D/3D compositor for…
October 05, 2017
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V-Ray 3.6 for Maya Adds GPU/CPU Renderer and NVIDIA MDL Support

V-Ray 3.6 for Maya Adds GPU/CPU Renderer and NVIDIA MDL Support Hybrid GPU/CPU renderer V-Ray 3.6 for Maya is available now, a major update adding Chaos Group's new hybrid rendering system, separate to the existing production renderer, that makes use of GPUs…
September 17, 2017
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Blackmagic Ultimatte 12 Adds 12G-SDI for UHD, Boosts Image Processing

Blackmagic Ultimatte 12 Adds 12G-SDI for UHD, Boosts Image Processing Blackmagic Design's Ultimatte 12 is updated with new algorithms and colour science, supporting real-time broadcast graphics through improved edge handling, colour separation, colour…
August 30, 2017
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Thinkbox Deadline 10 Builds Render Workflows on Amazon EC2

Thinkbox Deadline 10 Builds Render Workflows on Amazon EC2 Thinkbox Deadline 10 is compute management software for render farms. The application can make the workflows designed for 3D modelling and graphics applications more flexible by giving users access to…
August 30, 2017
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Chaos Group Acquires Render Legion and Corona Renderer

Chaos Group Acquires Render Legion and Corona Renderer Tiago Sillos Padovani Chaos Group has acquired Render Legion, based in Prague, creator and developer of the Corona renderer. Recognised for ease of use, Corona has gained popularity among artists working…
August 17, 2017
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AEAF Awards Announces 2017 Winners

Anders Langlands, (left) one of the speakers at AEAF, and Keith Miller from Weta Digital attended the Awards Night to receive a Gold Award for 'War for Planet of the Apes' and Silver for 'The Jungle Book', both in the Feature Film VFX category. AEAF Awards…
August 10, 2017
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KeyShot 7 Speeds Real-time Lighting, Material and Texture Renders

KeyShot 7 Speeds Real-time Lighting, Material and Texture Renders KeyShot, real-time ray-tracing and global illumination software for 3D rendering and animation, is now released in version 7 with functions that focus on faster 3D rendering for tasks carried…
August 08, 2017
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Autodesk Launches VR for 3ds Max, Flame Scripting, Arnold Shaders

Autodesk Launches VR for 3ds Max, Flame Scripting, Arnold Shaders At SIGGRAPH 2017, Autodesk showed updates to its 3D software for media and entertainment including Maya, Arnold, 3ds Max and Flame. Some of these were announced at the time of NAB, in…
August 04, 2017
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Fusion 9 Updates VR, Tracking and Keying Workflows

Fusion 9 Updates VR, Tracking and Keying Workflows Blackmagic Design Fusion 9, announced at SIGGRAPH 2017, now includes new VR tools, a new keyer system, planar tracking, camera tracking and tools for user collaboration – all designed to support the new post…