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Project Substance Alchemist Enters Beta, Source Goes into Orbit

Allegorithmic’s new 3D tool Project Substance Alchemist supports rapid creation of PBR material libraries for games and film, and Source gains 15 new space-themed materials.
March 21, 2019
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Arnold 5.3 Helps Control CPU/GPU Renders, Lighting and Look Dev Cycles

Arnold 5.3 Helps Control CPU/GPU Renders, Lighting and Look Dev Cycles Autodesk Arnold 5.3 with Arnold GPU is now in public beta. GPU rendering is initially available for some of the functions, with the option to choose between rendering on the CPU or GPU…
March 06, 2019
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Chaos Group’s Cloud Renderer Opens for 3D Artists and Designers

Chaos Group’s Cloud Renderer Opens for 3D Artists and Designers Chaos Group’s Chaos Cloud is a new cloud rendering service developed to help artists and designers visualise their work from any location. By clicking on one button, users can access and use…
March 06, 2019
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MAXON Cinebench Release 20 Brings Hardware Testing Up to Date

MAXON Cinebench Release 20 Brings Hardware Testing Up to Date MAXON CINEBENCH is computer testing software used to benchmark hardware capabilities of computers using the 3D engine from Cinema 4D Release 20. Available free of charge, CINEBENCH compares CPU…
February 28, 2019
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Allegiance Studios Connect with VFX Talent via Signiant

Allegiance Studios Connect with VFX Talent via Signiant Allegiance Studios is a Canadian VFX facility handling services from pre-production to compositing, including CG modelling, lights, shading and animation, plus environment work and matte painting.…
February 27, 2019
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Cinesite Creates a Day in the Life of Nottingham for ‘Robin Hood’

Cinesite Creates a Day in the Life of Nottingham for ‘Robin Hood’ In the recent production of ‘Robin Hood’ much of the action takes place in a digital version of the historic City of Nottingham built from scratch in 3D as it looked in the Middle Ages. Artists…
February 26, 2019
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DNEG Takes Home the VFX Oscar for ‘First Man’

DNEG Takes Home the VFX Oscar for ‘First Man’ Visual effects, animation and stereo conversion company DNEG was recognised for the second consecutive year at the 91st Academy Awards for its team's work on ‘First Man’, directed by Damien Chazelle DNEG’s VFX…
February 20, 2019
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DNEG's LA Team Welcomes Former Paramount SVP Post Corey Turner

DNEG's LA Team Welcomes Former Paramount SVP Post Corey Turner Visual effects, animation and stereo conversion company DNEG has hired Corey Turner, former SVP Post Production at Paramount Pictures, to lead the film team at its Los Angeles facility. Corey, who…
February 11, 2019
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V-Ray Next for SketchUp Accelerates Photoreal Renders for Designers

V-Ray Next for SketchUp Accelerates Photoreal Renders for Designers Chaos Group’s V-Ray Next for SketchUp upgrades the speed and architecture of the V-Ray SketchUp renderer. It accelerates the SketchUp workflow and results in cleaner renders with minimal…
February 04, 2019
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Clarisse iFX 4.0 Upgrades Control, Interactivity and Speed for 3D Artists

Clarisse iFX 4.0 Upgrades Control, Interactivity and Speed for 3D Artists New AOVs and display modes help diagnose and optimise renders. Isotropix Clarisse iFX is now released in version 4.0 with further development of its set dressing, look development,…
January 24, 2019
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Adobe Acquires Allegorithmic 3D Texturing and Materials Authoring

Adobe Acquires Allegorithmic 3D Texturing and Materials Authoring Adobe has acquired Allegorithmic, developers of Substance 3D texturing and material creation software, with the intention of combining Allegorithmic’s Substance 3D design tools with Creative…
January 16, 2019
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Folks Builds a Formidable VFX Force in Montreal and Toronto

Folks Builds a Formidable VFX Force in Montreal and Toronto After gathering formidable teams in Montreal and Toronto, Folks VFX announce new hires Sr Producer Mike Duffy and Compositing Supervisor Graham Day in the company's Toronto studio, and Head of 2D…
January 09, 2019
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Framestore Montréal Hires VFX Supervisors Bob Winter and Shawn Hillier

Framestore Montréal Hires VFX Supervisors Bob Winter and Shawn Hillier Framestore has hired two new VFX Supervisors at its Montréal studio, Bob Winter and Shawn Hillier, who bring knowledge, creativity and experience in movies and high-end TV to the…
January 08, 2019
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Corona Renderer Makes Cinema 4D Visualisations Fast and Interactive

Corona Renderer Makes Cinema 4D Visualisations Fast and Interactive Image: Thobani Mlambo Corona Renderer is now launched for Cinema 4D to simplify and speed up visualisation process for artists and designers producing photorealistic work in Cinema 4D.…
December 28, 2018
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Foundry Nuke 11.3 Updates Particle, Stereo, Collaborative Workflows

Foundry Nuke 11.3 Updates Particle, Stereo, Collaborative Workflows Smart Vector workflow The Nuke 11.3 release updates the user experience and increases performance of all Nuke software. It has launched with major changes to the LiveGroups tool supporting…
December 11, 2018
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Substance Designer Gains PBR Render Node, Updates Python API

Allegorithmic Substance Designer has a series of updates making its workflow more responsive, and include a new PBR rendering node increasing photorealism using a single map.
December 10, 2018
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cineSync Keeps Important Looking Pirates on the Map

cineSync Keeps Important Looking Pirates on the Map Important Looking Pirates is an international visual effects studio, working out of Stockholm, Sweden. When the company launched in 2007, ILP was focussing at first on commercial work for brands. But the…
December 02, 2018
Foundry Katana
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Katana 3.1 Updates 3Delight and Hydra Viewer Performance and Quality

Katana 3.1 Updates 3Delight and Hydra Viewer Performance and Quality Recent updates in Foundry Katana 3.1 development and lighting software include improved 3D scene processing performance, reducing the time required for multi-threaded renderer plug-ins to…
December 01, 2018
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Realflow's New Plug-in Integrates Fluid Simulation into 3ds Max

Realflow's New Plug-in Integrates Fluid Simulation into 3ds Max RealFlow| 3ds Max is a new plug-in that integrates fluid simulation and related fluid tools, built on RealFlow's Multi-physics Dyverso solver, directly into Autodesk 3ds Max. Now 3ds Max users…
November 21, 2018
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Substance Painter Updates Texturing Engine, Shaders and UX/UI

Substance Painter Updates Texturing Engine, Shaders and UX/UI Allegorithmic Substance Painter’s third update of 2018 completely overhauls its texturing engine, intending to improve performance and simultaneously lower the hardware requirements for…
November 10, 2018
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V-Ray for Unreal Creates Immersive Experiences from V-Ray Scenes

V-Ray for Unreal Creates Immersive Experiences from V-Ray Scenes V-Ray for Unreal is a fast way for architecture, automotive and visual effects users to create immersive experiences from V-Ray content. With V-Ray for Unreal, artists and designers can bring…
November 06, 2018
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Sapphire 2019 Adds Tools for Original FX and CPU/GPU Acceleration

Sapphire 2019 Adds Tools for Original FX and CPU/GPU Acceleration PixelSort Sapphire 2019 suite of visual effects plug-ins from Boris FX includes a major upgrade for LensFlare and Flare Designer, a new PixelSort digital glitch art effect and WhipLash…
November 03, 2018
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Chaos Group Gets Behind Cinema 4D with Two Dedicated Renderers

Chaos Group Gets Behind Cinema 4D with Two Dedicated Renderers Zaha Hadid/Slashcube, Corona for Cinema 4D Chaos Group plans to officially support two specialised renderers for MAXON Cinema 4D 3D content creation software - V-Ray for Cinema 4D and Corona for…
October 28, 2018
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V-Ray Next for Maya Develops Scene Intelligence, Faster Interactivity

V-Ray Next for Maya Develops Scene Intelligence, Faster Interactivity Toon Shader V-Ray Next for Maya is a new version of the V-Ray renderer that applies scene intelligence to Maya production workflows for VFX and animation projects. As well as speeding up…
October 24, 2018
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Academy Software Foundation Welcomes New Members, Adopts OpenVDB Project

Academy Software Foundation Welcomes New Members, Adopts OpenVDB Project Sony Pictures Entertainment/Sony Pictures Imageworks, Warner Bros., Blender Foundation and Visual Effects Society (VES) have joined as members of the Academy Software Foundation (ASWF,)…