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Create jaw-dropping material definition and environmental wear with presets, enabling finished texture bases right off the bat. Get results so crazy good you can get straight to polishing — Diffuse, Specular/Fresnel, Gloss/Power, Height and Bumped Normal — ready for action, straight in Photoshop. Quixel's new updates for dDo 5.0 include HDR IBL rendering -- (the all-mighty MARMOSET Skyshop is now part of dDo), unlimited triangles and lots more! Click to see the full 5.0 change-log.
The Maxwell for Modo R2 plugin allows users to export and render their modo scene files and in the Maxwell Render engine. A list of key features includes support for modo mesh deformers, multiple UV maps, modo procedural texture export, motion blur, and many others. See the key features list after the break to see what is currently supported.
Matt Guetta gives a preview of what's to come for V-Ray 3, for everyone else who is not on the inside track of the beta program. Apparently confirmed is a new SSS shader, VRay RT in viewport, improved VRay lightSelect and several other items. Matt also talks to Christophe Cot, Head of ChaosGroup France, to get a better feel for the future direction of where V-Ray is heading towards. Article is written en francais.
The old collection of fryrender materials has been converted and adapted to the Arion 2 technology and its new file format, and is now available for download to registered users from the RandomControl website.
Marco Di Lucca, previously Senior Dev Modeler at Digital Domain and currently Senior Artist at Industrial Light & Magic in San Francisco, is working on a portrait of a girl. Here are some stunning WIP renders done in Keyshot!
Golaem announces the release of the Golaem Crowd Character Pack, a set of free ready-to-use characters and motions enabling faster crowd shots creation. It is available free of charge for all Golaem Crowd customers. According to Nicolas Chaverou, Golaem Crowd Product Manager: “We discovered that, on a given crowd production, our customers were spending 75% of their time creating specific characters & motions. The use of the character pack hence dramatically reduces audience shots creation time, down to a few days.”
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