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Mike Seymour from FXGuide interviews 3ds Max PM Eddie Perlberg, setting the tone for what users can reasonably expect to come. Most of what is said has been heard before so we definitely have our reservations. An "informative" read nonetheless.
BLUR Studio has unleashed the next Elder Scrolls cinematic trailer to the wild. Even if you don't give two shits about Elder Scrolls, YOU WILL AFTER WATCHING THIS. The incredible incredible talent at Blur Studio is once again defining the gold standard, as they've proven themselves to be top dog of CG VFX work. And yes - we wrote incredible twice.
Cycles is nicely integrated into Blender, but can also be built as a standalone renderer, which Blender developer Thomas Dinges is currently working on. The standalone application can be used for testing purposes but also allows an integration into other 3D programs. The code is still experimental and the application is quite simplistic, but it can already be used and also works with features such as OSL or GPU rendering (if compiled with those features). Check out some screenshots from the initial builds so far...
NOX is a free stand-alone, physically-accurate state-of-an-art renderer. Its engine is based on unbiased methods. Global illumination is evaluated using Path Tracing or Bidirectional Path Tracing. Light behavior is based on laws of physics, however some simplifications occur. Many post-production actions can be done in NOX internally, so no additional software is necessary. NOX works with scenes created and imported from 3ds Max, Blender and Cinema4D.
MeshFusion for MODO has been developed by Braid Art Labs based upon the previous GroBoto technology. This revolutionary new modeling plugin is available exclusively for MODO 701 SP4 and opens up a new world of creative possibilities for artists and designers. MeshFusion takes away the challenge of complex and frustrating boolean operations and makes the process of producing high quality models consistent and accurate.
Cool - the second edition of VERTEX is out and available for download! In this eBook you will find information ranging from modeling & texture workflows to tips on working as or with outsourcing. This eBook features articles and workflows from studios such as Blizzard Entertainment and Ubisoft as well as tips and tricks from various freelancers in the movie and video game industries. This is another must read for any artist in the entertainment industries.
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Here is a compilation of some of the top game titles of 2003-2004, from studios who used Maya. It's a little wild to see stuff that is in fact a decade old...and to see the LucasArts logo, which is truly a thing of the past (thanks to Disney). Click on to see the Maya Games Customer Reel, 2003-2004 edition.
Brought to you by MAXDEPTH! Whether you’re a freelancer starting a new job, or a seasoned artist who’s facility has decided to change their primary rendering engine, if you need to get up to speed fast on Arnold for Maya this is the tutorial for you! This video was created to be your quick start guide to rendering in Arnold, and I’m confident we’re going to get you rendering here on day one. In this video we cover everything from sample settings, Lights, shaders, rendering, optimization, and everything in between.
NewTek has put on a sale for Lightwave from now until February 14th, and dropped the price of a license from $1495 to $895. This Valentine's Day, give yourself some lovin' with Lightwave 11.6...or surprise your significant other with it and see what kind of reaction you'll get! Ok in all seriousness, NewTek is putting out a good deal here, so why not take it.
Updates to the Nik Collection include performance and stability improvements, as well as specific fixes to Silver Efex Pro 2, Color Efex Pro 4, and Sharpener Pro 3. Keep in mind that all updates will be installed to the computer automatically.
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