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Autodesk 3dsmax pbr metal rough

3ds Max 2021 Adds PBR and Texture Workflows, Python 3 Integration

3ds Max 2021 Adds PBR and Texture Workflows, Python 3 Integration PBR material - metallic roughness Autodesk 3ds Max 2021 has a fully scriptable texture baking workflow and is simpler to install. Viewport configuration and rendering are improved, in…
March 17, 2020
Maxon unity Cineware by Maxon2a
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Cineware by Maxon Plug-in Integrates Cinema4D Assets into Unity

Cineware by Maxon Plug-in Integrates Cinema4D Assets into Unity Maxon is now a Unity Technologies Verified Solutions Partner and is distributing a plug-in for Unity called Cineware by Maxon. Developers and creative teams can use the new plug-in to integrate…
March 16, 2020
Keentools facebuilder
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KeenTools Builds and Tracks Faces for Nuke and Blender Artists

KeenTools Builds and Tracks Faces for Nuke and Blender Artists KeenTools, a team of software developers based in St Petersburg, started up in 2017 with a straightforward plugin called GeoTracker for Foundry Nuke, designed for object tracking. The software met…
March 11, 2020
Toolchefs atoms unreal
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Toolchefs Integrates Atoms Crowd into Unreal Engine

Toolchefs Integrates Atoms Crowd into Unreal Engine Toolchefs software developers has released a free open beta of Atoms Unreal, a new plugin integrating Atoms Crowd into Unreal Engine. The Atoms Unreal plugin is Toolchefs’ first step into the real-time…
March 04, 2020
Ncam Outlander
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Ncam Appoints Robin Shenfield as Chairman

Ncam Appoints Robin Shenfield as Chairman ‘Outlander’ was the first TV programme to use Ncam’s augmented reality platform for live, on-set pre-visualisation. Ncam Technologies has appointed Robin Shenfield as Chairman. Robin is the co-founder and former…
February 27, 2020
ReDefine jewell
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ReDefine Completes Work on ‘Richard Jewell’, Expands to 1,200 Employees

ReDefine Completes Work on ‘Richard Jewell’, Expands to 1,200 Employees ReDefine animation and VFX studio has completed delivery of VFX services for its first major film, ‘Richard Jewell’, at the same time reaching a milestone of 1,200 employees worldwide.…
February 24, 2020
Digital domain
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VFX Company Digital Domain Opens Montréal Studio

VFX Company Digital Domain Opens Montréal Studio Digital Domain has launched Digital Domain Montréal, its ninth location worldwide. The Montréal studio will focus on feature films, episodic and streaming while supporting other groups within the company. The…
February 24, 2020
E on plantcatalog ShaunWilliams
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E-on PlantCatalog Cultivates 3D Procedural Vegetation for 3D Artists

E-on PlantCatalog Cultivates 3D Procedural Vegetation for 3D Artists E-on software’s PlantCatalog is a continuously growing 3D vegetation collection, accessed with cutomised standalone and plugin tools. Models in the collection are procedural and suit 3D…
February 22, 2020
Nuke12 1 flipbook HieroPlayer
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Nuke 12.1 Updates Nodes, UI and Blink Scripting Across Nuke Software

Nuke 12.1 Updates Nodes, UI and Blink Scripting Across Nuke Software Nuke 12.1 has been released with updates affecting all Nuke software through changes to the UI and a number of tools, workflows and nodes, such as a major update to Blink programming…
February 16, 2020
Keyshot 9 uv unwrap1
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KeyShot 9.1 Generates UV Maps, Adds GPU Network Rendering

KeyShot 9.1 Generates UV Maps, Adds GPU Network Rendering KeyShot 9 introduces UV Unwrap to create maps to accurately apply textures and labels to objects. Following the release of KeyShot 9 in late 2019, an updated version 9.1 now addresses workflow speed,…
February 12, 2020
LOST Season2 ship2
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Digital Domain Gets ‘Lost in Space’ with a New Breakdown Reel

Digital Domain Gets ‘Lost in Space’ with a New Breakdown Reel At the end of January, Digital Domain released a VFX reel highlighting their work on ‘Lost in Space’ season 2, specifically on the first episode. As it covers a large amount of wide-ranging work,…
February 05, 2020
MPC Episodic Group Cropped
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MPC Launches VFX Division for Streaming and Episodic Content

MPC Launches VFX Division for Streaming and Episodic Content Technicolor company MPC has launched a new episodic visual effects division, sparked by the many changes the entertainment industry is currently experiencing. Due to fast growth in new streaming…
February 05, 2020
Framestore art dept
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Framestore Pre-production Services Launches for Film and Content

Framestore Pre-production Services Launches for Film and Content Framestore has launched Framestore Pre-production Services (FPS) for global film and content production. The company is building out its previs, virtual production, techvis and postvis services…
February 03, 2020
MPCBafta1917
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MPC Wins BAFTA for Special Visual Effects in 1917

MPC Wins BAFTA for Special Visual Effects in 1917 Technicolor’s MPC has won the BAFTA for Special Visual Effects for '1917' at the EE British Academy Film Awards on 2 February 2020. Production VFX Supervisor Guillaume Rocheron accepted the BAFTA award on…
January 10, 2020
Katana 3 5 Multi Threaded
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Katana 3.5 Brings USD Pipelines and Interactive Renders to Light

Katana 3.5 Brings USD Pipelines and Interactive Renders to Light Katana scene processing is now multi-threaded. Katana 3.5 has a new core engine, rebuilt to perform key operations faster and speed up iteration. Using a new option to render images directly to…
January 06, 2020
AMD radeon prorender5
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AMD Develops New, Updated Radeon ProRender Integrations and Plug-Ins

AMD Develops New, Updated Radeon ProRender Integrations and Plug-Ins Image: Yan Ge, Radeon ProRender for Cinema 4D R21. During 2019, AMD released several different integrations and plug-ins for the Radeon ProRender physically-based render engine that improve…
December 30, 2019
Nvidia vgpu workstation
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NVIDIA vGPU Upgrades Virtual Environments for High-Resolution Graphics

Virtual workstations can now handle applications running at 8K resolution, with a faster user experience, using the most recent NVIDIA virtual GPU (vGPU) software with NVIDIA GPUs.
December 17, 2019
Maxon red giant merge
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Maxon and Red Giant to Merge for Content Creation

Maxon and Red Giant to Merge for Content Creation Cinema 4D [Blind - Xbox One X launch project] 3D and motion design software developers Maxon and Red Giant have reached a definitive agreement to merge under the media and entertainment division of Nemetschek…
December 16, 2019
Unreal Engine 424 quixel
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Unreal Engine 4.24 Grows a Hair System and New USD Support

Unreal Engine 4.24 Grows a Hair System and New USD Support Epic Games Unreal Engine 4.24 has a new strand-based hair and fur system, new landscape tools, atmospheric skies, USD support and better multi-display rendering. The biggest change is that the Engine…
December 11, 2019
Autodesk arnold 6 gpu mtoa
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Maya 2020 and Arnold 6 Upgrade Animation, Bifrost and Arnold GPU

Maya 2020 and Arnold 6 Upgrade Animation, Bifrost and Arnold GPU Arnold 6 with Arnold GPU Maya-to-Arnold Autodesk Maya 2020 includes over 60 updates to its animation tools, and to the graph editor and time slider. Maya’s visual programming environment Bifrost…
December 09, 2019
DNEG Lee Berger lion witch wardrobe
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DNEG Promotes VFX Veteran Lee Berger to Head LA Studio

DNEG Promotes VFX Veteran Lee Berger to Head LA Studio DNEG visual effects, animation and stereo conversion company, has promoted Lee Berger to its global client services team as Executive Vice President and Head of DNEG in Los Angeles. Having spent the last…
December 05, 2019
Flame 2020 2 compare library
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Flame 2020.2 Update Adds AI Tools and Improves Reference Comparison

Flame 2020.2 Update Adds AI Tools and Improves Reference Comparison Reference images can be stored in a new library for comparisons. Building on the machine learning functionality initially introduced with Flame 2020, this update adds more uses of AI for…
December 05, 2019
Redshift maxon c4d noise node3
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Redshift Integrates Cinema 4D Procedural Noise and Node Materials

Redshift Integrates Cinema 4D Procedural Noise and Node Materials Maxon Redshift 3.0.12 includes new native support for Cinema 4D noises and deeper integration with Cinema 4D generally, including the option to define materials using Cinema 4D’s native…
November 28, 2019
V ray next rtx method studios
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Chaos Group’s RTX Support Accelerates V-Ray Next for 3ds Max and Maya

Chaos Group’s RTX Support Accelerates V-Ray Next for 3ds Max and Maya GPU Rendering in V-Ray Next for Maya. (Method Studios) Starting in November 2019, artists using V-Ray Next GPU can now use the dedicated ray-tracing hardware within NVIDIA’s RTX class of…
November 22, 2019
MPC KarenaLA
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Moving Picture Company Strengthens Finishing Team in Los Angeles

Moving Picture Company Strengthens Finishing Team in Los Angeles The MPC LA studio announces that Karena Ajamian has been promoted to Executive Producer of Finishing, supporting a series of high-profile campaigns for global brands. The specialized team in LA…