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Delivering upon the promise of an even faster physically-based biased/unbiased renderer, improvements of Thea Presto which supports NVIDIA CUDA technology for its GPU engine were made possible. While staying true to their principle that combination of CPU and GPU devices provide stunning visual quality and short render times, release 1.4 provides a range of new robust features and improvements.
UVLayout v2.08.05 is now available for download by all users. Use the Support Login panel to login to your support account, then click on the Support Download menu to the left to access the Windows, OS X and Linux installers. This update adds more features to the shell Packing tool.
The folks at Maxon want to get some helpful user feedback, whether you are a C4D user or not (BodyPaint too.. but most people have moved on to MARI, Mudbox, ZBrush and others). Please, let's all give them the input they'll need to improve their direction to remain in the CG market.. while this is just a feeling, we are pretty much expecting that any day now, there will be an announcement made that Maxon has been acquired by Adobe. And we all know what happens when big companies acquire software developers.. the software DIES :( (common, just look at Autodesk's legacy to date). SO - for the health of the industry and keeping as many software solutions available as possible, just give them a few minutes of your time!
There have been a few recent updates to the current version of Krita. They include changes to the UI of the transform tools, how background colour works, ongoing work with development in transform masks, Layer Effects, animation plu-in, bugfixes and more! Check out the video and full breakdown of development after the break.
In another line of acquisitions from The Foundry, they have today added the 2D illustration package "Mischief" to their repertoire of commercial software. This move while "only a 2D drawing app" seems to be not of much significance, looks to be yet another step to go head-to-head with Autodesk. Former SketchBook Pro guy Chris Cheung, who is now at The Foundry, is leading the initiative with Mischief, and with the aggressive (good for us) pricing of $25 USD, from the $129 it was a year ago, things should get pretty interesting from here on out.
A couple of guys in Argentina did this 10-second fan film in tribute of Terminator, and were learning Blender for it a long the way. Check out the amount of 3D and compositing work they did for it - congrats to them on a job well done!
The makers of Arion renderer has announced that they will no longer be supporting 32-bit version of their rendering application, which only makes sense since probably just your grandmother is using 32-bit hardware these days. In addition, they have announced the adoption of CUDA 6.5, which means that the next builds of their products will feature explicit support for sm_50 architectures like NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 and others.
Check out the hardsurface modeling by Andreas Fougner Ezelius, who specializes in creating advanced vehicles and weapons for AAA titles like Battlefield 4, Battlefield 3, Mirror’s edge and Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit.. Here is his personal project on a custom Ducati Cafe Racer; have a look at the start of his thread on CGFeedback to see the nice progression of the bike. Andreas did the modelling in Maya and rendered in Corona renderer with 3ds Max.
Awesome move from the new owners of eyeon - you can now download the full license of Fusion 7 for FREE - which you can use for commercial and personal work. How does this compare to The Foundry's noncommercial Nuke license that you can only use after work hours? Doesn't even compare.. this is a good move for all of us!
||November 06, 2014
We don't really know what to make of this news - as there is actually no official information coming from either Autodesk or Lagoa, which is a little bit strange. However, according to sources CGPress, TechVibes and others, Thiago da Costa's cloud-based 3D design platform has been sold for $62 million to Autodesk. Thiago who is no stranger to Autodesk, having licensed Lagoa Multi-Physics to the now dead Softimage (RIP) some time ago, also has numerous past Autodesk developers on board...who are no doubt to be thrilled about returning back to the clutches/embrace of their former overlord.
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