Jul 31, 2014 Matrox MicroQuad Software Update

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Matrox MicroQuad Software Update

Matrox MicroQuad

The Matrox MicroQuadUtils version 1.2 is now available. This release allows MicroQuad to preserve customized labels after a power cycle. 

Note: New units coming out of production will have this firmware installed. Existing customers who wish to upgrade their units will need to download the MicroQuadUtils software package. This will install a firmware updater as well as a Remote Control Panel application that will allow them to change the labels of their quadrants. The firmware updater will advise customers if their firmware is up to date. 

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Jul 31, 2014 Clarisse iFX 2.0 Coming at Siggraph

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Clarisse iFX 2.0 Coming at Siggraph

Montpellier – July 31, 2014 – Isotropix, a privately held software company developing high-end innovative graphics software solutions, announced today Clarisse iFX 2.0 the next iteration of its nextgen 2D/3D rendering tool which will be unveiled at Siggraph 2014. Clarisse iFX 2.0 introduces big improvements to the rendering engine, powerful file referencing and many work flow enhancements.

“We’re really excited to announce this upcoming major version release which is a true milestone for production pipelines. We’ve been working very hard on it for over a year in close relationship with our customers. Thanks to the key feedback we received from artists we’ve been able to ease Clarisse pipeline integration, fine tune and improve many aspects of the unique tools found in Clarisse. Not only we’ve implemented exciting new features such as high quality volume rendering or deep image output, but we’ve also greatly improved large areas of Clarisse in order to offer what’s probably the best out of the box lighting and rendering solution available on the market.” says Sam Assadian, founder and CEO of Isotropix.

Key Clarisse iFX 2.0 Features:

  • Major rendering advancements such as support for volume rendering, Open VDB, deep image output through OpenEXR 2.0, double sided vector displacements and a new powerful AOV engine.
  • New set of texture nodes for look dev artists.
  • Complete OpenColorIO integration for high end color management.
  • Powerful file referencing supporting local overrides and incremental updates designed for team work.
  • Brand new 3D manipulators for faster layout.

Pricing and Availability

Clarisse iFX 2.0 is scheduled to be released early in Q4 2014 and will be available through Isotropix website and its authorized resellers. Customers with an active maintenance will be able to download Clarisse iFX 2.0 when released and already can download the latest update of Clarisse iFX (codenamed Hyperion) which includes many of the new features listed for 2.0. More information is available at http://www.isotropix.com/clarisse2

Isotropix at Siggraph 2014

Isotropix is pleased to announce its presence at Siggraph 2014 and invites attendees and press members to drop by its booth #701. The team will provide demonstrations of the upcoming Clarisse iFX 2.0 throughout the exhibition. Isotropix is also very excited to announce presentations by two exceptional guests discussing about the role of Clarisse in production from the perspective of the world leading VFX studio Double Negative.

Graham Jack, Chief Technical Officer for Dneg worldwide, joined Double Negative in 2002 and worked as Artist, CG, 3D and VFX Supervisor on shows such as Batman Begins, Harry Potter. Hellboy 2 and Total Recall before moving onto a site role managing Dneg’s 3D department. He was instrumental in setting up the lighting and rendering pipeline at Dneg and influencing the development of technology in all areas of the company’s pipeline. After overseeing all Dneg’s 3D work as co-head of 3D he was subsequently appointed Head of Technology Strategy and then CTO. As CTO, Graham works closely with Tech Managers and RnD day-to-day to ensure the smooth running of our pipelines, the swift resolution of any issues and the ongoing development and planning of our technical strategy going forward. He will present how Clarisse is now implemented in the pipeline of such a big studio and will discuss about the usual challenges they faced and solved using Clarisse.

Zoe Cranley, CG Sequence Supervisor at Double Negative, joined Dneg in 2005 as Render Wrangler, subsequently progressing on through roles as Matchmove Artist, Generalist TD, Lighting TD, Lighting Lead and on to CG Sequence Supervisor. She has spent time working in both London and Singapore as CG Sequence Supervisor, and supervised on the likes of Total Recall, Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Muppets Most Wanted. Zoe has most recently completed work as Sequence Supervisor on Gareth Edwards’ Godzilla. She will talk about Clarisse integration from the look dev and lighting perspective. She will present how Double Negative’s artists work and overview their daily workflow.

For people unable to attend Siggraph event in Vancouver, Isotropix will also make guest presentations that will be available online on Isotropix homepage and Youtube channel.

About Double Negative

Founded in 1998 with a team of just 30, Double Negative has grown to become one of the industry’s success stories. They are now one of the world’s leading providers of visual effects for film operating from locations in both London and Singapore (and soon to open a third facility in Vancouver). In addition they last year launched DNeg TV and most recently announced the creation of a new Feature Animation Division.

Through their steady and constant growth the Company has always sought to retain both the creative drive and involvement of its artists through all projects and a close collaborative working relationship with clients. This approach ensures films both small and large receive the same high standard of creative and technical service. This has proved a winning combination resulting in awards recognition from the Visual Effects Society (for Inception and Sherlock Holmes), BAFTA (for Inception and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2) and the Academy® Awards (for Inception). Recent work includes Transcendence and Godzilla. Shows currently in production include Jupiter Ascending, Interstellar, Heart of the Sea, Book of Exodus, Hercules, Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Terminator: Genesis, Insurgent, Grimsby, and Ant-Man.

For more details please visit www.dneg.com

About Isotropix

Founded by animation industry veterans, Isotropix is a start-up specialized in developing high-end professional graphics software and aims to provide to CG artists game-changing innovations. While industry players solutions are dictated by marketing departments, the strong belief of Isotropix founders is to design their solutions “for CG artists, by CG artists”. They believe they’ll revolutionize the market by simplifying user-workflow with their disruptive innovative software that answers CG artist’s growing frustration.

© Copyright 2014 Isotropix SAS. Isotropix, Clarisse and iFX are registered trademarks of Isotropix SAS. All products or brand names mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

Jul 24, 2014 Andersson Technologies SynthEyes voice control with Synthia

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Andersson Technologies SynthEyes voice control with Synthia

Synthia Introduces Itself in SynthEyes 1407 3-D Tracker
Revolutionary new productivity tool with natural language text and voice control.

Andersson Technologies LLC’s latest SynthEyes 3-D tracking application version 1407 includes a revolutionary new productivity tool, Synthia.
The SynthEyes Instructible Assistant, ie Synthia, enables chat-style natural language control. Unlike simpler assistants such as Siri or Google Now, Synthia responds to specific instructions, simple or complex, and can be instructed by the user in English to add additional functionality. Cloud communications make possible rapid improvement based on users’ experiences.

According to company owner Russ Andersson, “Software users in general, and tracking artists in particular, face increasingly complex tasks and shrinking timescales. Pro applications have added many features and much flexibility, but users have less and less time to learn them. Graphical interaction has become complex, with layer after layer of menus and a multitude of icons of uncertain function. Nor do most users have the programming expertise necessary to automate simple tasks using conventional scripting languages. Synthia shows the way to a new future where software is able to understand natural language instructions and perform tasks directly, with a paradigm that is at once very new and very old: the spoken and written word.”
Synthia consists of an extensive underlying infrastructure, which has then been taught about SynthEyes. Accordingly, there is the prospect that Synthia may control other applications in the future as well.
Other new features in 1407 include “notes” for communications between tracking artists and supervisors and a variety of additional smaller features and bug fixes.

Pricing and Availability
Licenses of SynthEyes Pro cost 499 USD.
The cross-platform Pro license runs 649 USD.
Full floating Pro licenses are 999 USD each (the per-site license manager is 250 USD).

Jul 24, 2014 Flash Sale – 50% off Allegorithmic Substance Database

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Flash Sale - 50% off Allegorithmic Substance Database

Allegorithmic added brand new PBR content to the Substance Database and to celebrate, we are putting it on a -50% flash sale for the next 24 hours! It now contains 800 high quality (including 100 PBR) directly useable in tools, Unity, UE4, 3DS Max, Maya, modo 701 (and soon 801), Toolbag 2 and Fuse.

As you might already know, Substance has unique features:

  • Highly flexible: create infinite variations using simple sliders to tweak them.
  • Extremely lightweight: tiny memory footprint for small downloads.

The Substance Database is a studio license which means that you only need one for your entire studio. Also, by purchasing now you get 12 months of free upgrades!

 Flash Sale   50% off Allegorithmic Substance Database

shop now Flash Sale   50% off Allegorithmic Substance Database

Jul 8, 2014 Sneak Peek: Colorway from The Foundry

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Sneak Peek: Colorway from The Foundry

The Foundry is just giving us a sneak peek at their newest software COLORWAY!  We don’t know very much, but they’re having a free live event online to reveal more about it. Here’s what they had to say:

“The work never stops at The Foundry and we have two brand new products due for delivery before the year is out. We announced NUKE STUDIO at NAB and last week revealed our teaser video for COLORWAY – an application that aids creativity and focuses the decision making process. We’ll be revealing much more in our live event on Thursday at 7:30pm BST.”

Bookmark this page as we’ll update it as new information comes along.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE LIVE EVENT




Software

Clarisse iFX 2.0 Coming at Siggraph
Clarisse iFX 2.0 Coming at Siggraph

Isotropix, a privately held software company developing high-end innovative graphics software solutions, announced today Clarisse iFX 2.0 the next iteration of its nextgen 2D/3D rendering tool which will be unveiled at Siggraph 2014. Clarisse iFX 2.0 introduces big improvements to the rendering engine, powerful file referencing and many work flow enhancements.

Andersson Technologies SynthEyes voice control with Synthia
Andersson Technologies SynthEyes voice control with Synthia

Andersson Technologies LLC’s latest SynthEyes 3-D tracking application version 1407 includes a revolutionary new productivity tool, Synthia voice control.

Flash Sale - 50% off Allegorithmic Substance Database
Flash Sale – 50% off Allegorithmic Substance Database

24 Hour Sale!! Allegorithmic added brand new PBR content to the Substance Database and to celebrate, we are putting it on a -50% flash sale for the next 24 hours! It now contains 800 high quality (including 100 PBR) directly useable in tools, Unity, UE4, 3DS Max, Maya, modo 701 (and soon 801), Toolbag 2 and Fuse.

Sneak Peek: Colorway from The Foundry
Sneak Peek: Colorway from The Foundry

The Foundry is just giving us a sneak peek at their newest software COLORWAY! We don’t know very much, but they’re having a free live event online to reveal more about it. Read the full post to see what they had to say.



Hardware

Matrox MicroQuad Software Update
Matrox MicroQuad Software Update

Matrox MicroQuad The Matrox MicroQuadUtils version 1.2 is now available. This release allows MicroQuad to preserve customized labels after a power cycle. Note: New units coming out of production will have this firmware installed. Existing customers who wish to upgrade their units will need to download the MicroQuadUtils software package. This will install a firmware updater as well as a Remote Control Panel application that will allow them to change the labels of their quadrants. The firmware updater will advise customers if their firmware is up to date.  Download Now Buy Matrox MicroQuad  

Nvidia GPU Acceleration Comes to Illustrator
Nvidia GPU Acceleration Comes to Illustrator

NVIDIA now enables graphic artists to seamlessly interact with vector art at any resolution, and to smoothly pan and zoom significantly faster. With this new feature powered by NVIDIA GPUs, Illustrator CC can now accelerate the entire canvas by up to 10x faster than with CPU alone.

DJI Phantom now at Motion Media
DJI Phantom now at Motion Media

This could be the coolest thing we sell right now, and if you shoot anything with your GoPro, you’re going to want one of these. At only $479, you can’t get any better arial footage anywhere. Check out these videos below for some reviews and some crazy footage. Be sure and click read more for a whole bunch more.

AJA Ki Pro Quad v5.2 Firmware Released
AJA Ki Pro Quad v5.2 Firmware Released

AJA is pleased to announce the release of Ki Pro Quad v5.2 firmware. This firmware adds 4K HDMI output support, allowing Ki Pro Quad to work directly with the latest 4K HDMI displays across a single HDMI cable, as well as resolving several usability issues.



Autodesk

Updates: 3DS Max 2015 Service Pack 1
Updates: 3DS Max 2015 Service Pack 1

Autodesk 3ds Max 2015 Service Pack 1 and 3ds Max Design 2015 Service Pack 1 + Security fix Now Available for Download!

Autodesk Maya 2015 Now Available!
Autodesk Maya 2015 Now Available!

Autodesk has also released Maya 2015!
Customers with subscription can download Maya 2015 from the Autodesk Subscription Center.

Autodesk 3ds Max 2015 Available Now!
Autodesk 3ds Max 2015 Available Now!

Autodesk has now released 3DS Max 2015!
Customers with subscription can download 3ds Max 2015 from the Autodesk Subscription Center.

FurryBall 4.7 Beta now open
FurryBall 4.7 Beta now open

AAA Studio has announced that FurryBall 4.7 for 3ds Max and Maya both standalone and network is now available to download in beta. All you have to do is register on the FurryBall forum for access to the download.



Adobe

Free Stuff This Week
Free Stuff This Week

Check out these freebies from around the web including After Effects Presets, Premiere Pro Light Leaks and Film Burns, Cinema 4D grunge effects and much more.

Free 4th of July Fireworks Presets
Free 4th of July Fireworks Presets

Boris FX’s Paul Ezzy helps you celebrate Independence Day with eight presets based on BCC Particle Emitter 3D for Adobe AE, Adobe PP, Avid, and Sony Vegas Pro users who have BCC 9 (and BCC 8).

Nvidia GPU Acceleration Comes to Illustrator
Nvidia GPU Acceleration Comes to Illustrator

NVIDIA now enables graphic artists to seamlessly interact with vector art at any resolution, and to smoothly pan and zoom significantly faster. With this new feature powered by NVIDIA GPUs, Illustrator CC can now accelerate the entire canvas by up to 10x faster than with CPU alone.

New in Photoshop CC - 3D Printing in 1 Click
New in Photoshop CC – 3D Printing in 1 Click

Adobe Photoshop CC has new updates avaialable today, along with Illustrator CC and a few others. But one of the coolest things released today is the ability to do 1-click 3D Printing.



AJA

CION: Aja's all new 4K Camera
CION: Aja’s all new 4K Camera

Aja announced their entry into the camera market yesterday with the brand spankin new CION. The retro looking camera is quite beautiful with wood and suede accents against a black metal body. The camera does 4K, UHD, 2K and HD with its APS-C Sensor as well as RAW via the (awesome) built in thunderbolt port. The camera has all the bells and whistles you would expect from an Alexa, but for only $8,995. The official press release will be later this morning, but here are some pics from the twitter users who broke the story.

AJA Ki Pro Quad v5.2 Firmware Released
AJA Ki Pro Quad v5.2 Firmware Released

AJA is pleased to announce the release of Ki Pro Quad v5.2 firmware. This firmware adds 4K HDMI output support, allowing Ki Pro Quad to work directly with the latest 4K HDMI displays across a single HDMI cable, as well as resolving several usability issues.

AJA Now Supports Adobe CC Release
AJA Now Supports Adobe CC Release

AJA is pleased to announce the immediate availability of updated AJA Adobe plug-ins for use with Adobe’s new Creative Cloud software.These plug-ins are designed for use with the following Adobe products:

Updated AJA Mac Drivers Available for Download
Updated AJA Mac Drivers Available for Download

AJA KONA, Io XT and Io Express v10.3.1 Mac Drivers are now available. This maintenance release is recommended for all Mac-based customers using these products.



The Foundry

Sneak Peek: Colorway from The Foundry
Sneak Peek: Colorway from The Foundry

The Foundry is just giving us a sneak peek at their newest software COLORWAY! We don’t know very much, but they’re having a free live event online to reveal more about it. Read the full post to see what they had to say.

CameraTracker 48 Hour Sale!
CameraTracker 48 Hour Sale!

For 48 hours, from July 1st through July 3rd, you will be able to purchase The Foundry CAMERATRACKER (floating or node-locked license) for a huge 40% savings off the retail price. Order yours today!

MODO 801 is Here!
MODO 801 is Here!

MODO 801 is now available! Limited time promotions available on new and upgrades purchases of Modo 801.

The Foundry Announces Nuke Studio
The Foundry Announces Nuke Studio

NUKE STUDIO is a brand new tool from The Foundry that extends the NUKE product family and draws on its existing powerful compositing, conforming and shot management technology, as well as adding a host of new features and functionality.



Matrox Video

Matrox MicroQuad Software Update
Matrox MicroQuad Software Update

Matrox MicroQuad The Matrox MicroQuadUtils version 1.2 is now available. This release allows MicroQuad to preserve customized labels after a power cycle. Note: New units coming out of production will have this firmware installed. Existing customers who wish to upgrade their units will need to download the MicroQuadUtils software package. This will install a firmware updater as well as a Remote Control Panel application that will allow them to change the labels of their quadrants. The firmware updater will advise customers if their firmware is up to date.  Download Now Buy Matrox MicroQuad  

Matrox MXO2 Dock Now Shipping
Matrox MXO2 Dock Now Shipping

Matrox is pleased to announce that Matrox MXO2 Dock is now available. The Matrox MXO2 Dock thunderbolt Accessory for Matrox MXO2 I/O Devices Delivers Convenience and Connectivity for MacBook Pro and MacBook Air Users

Matrox Mac release 3.1.1 now available for MXO2 Family, Mojito MAX and CompressHD
Matrox Mac release 3.1.1 now available for MXO2 Family, Mojito MAX and CompressHD

Matrox software update for Matrox MXO2 Family, Mojito MAX and CompressHD is now available for download.

Adobe CS6 Drivers Now Available for Matrox Products
Adobe CS6 Drivers Now Available for Matrox Products

PC release 7.0 and Mac release 3.1 for Matrox MXO2 Family, Mojito MAX and CompressHD are now available for you to download. They are available to the public today.



Chaos Group

V-Ray 3.0 Now Supports 3ds Max 2015
V-Ray 3.0 Now Supports 3ds Max 2015

A new update for V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max is now available for download. In addition to support for 3ds Max 2015, Chaos Group has added a new VrayPointParticleMtl material. This is a free update for current V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max users.

Updates: Chaos Group V-Ray 2.4 for Maya Now Available
Updates: Chaos Group V-Ray 2.4 for Maya Now Available

A new update to V-Ray 2.4 for Maya is now available for download. With this update, V-Ray 2.4 for Maya supports Maya 2015.

Phoenix FD 2.0 for 3ds Max SP2 Now Available
Phoenix FD 2.0 for 3ds Max SP2 Now Available

Chaos Group has released Phoenix FD 2.0 for 3ds Max SP2, and it is now available for download for all current users.

V-Ray 3.0 for Maya Beta Now Open
V-Ray 3.0 for Maya Beta Now Open

The V-Ray 3.0 for Maya Beta program is now open! This major release is just around the corner and Chaos Group would like your input to help make it the best update yet.




News/Press Releases


Clarisse iFX 2.0 Coming at Siggraph
Jul 31, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

Isotropix, a privately held software company developing high-end innovative graphics software solutions, announced today Clarisse iFX 2.0 the next iteration of its nextgen 2D/3D rendering tool which will be unveiled at Siggraph 2014. Clarisse iFX 2.0 introduces big improvements to the rendering engine, powerful file referencing and many work flow enhancements.

Andersson Technologies SynthEyes voice control with Synthia
Jul 24, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

Andersson Technologies LLC’s latest SynthEyes 3-D tracking application version 1407 includes a revolutionary new productivity tool, Synthia voice control.

Sneak Peek: Colorway from The Foundry
Jul 8, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

The Foundry is just giving us a sneak peek at their newest software COLORWAY! We don’t know very much, but they’re having a free live event online to reveal more about it. Read the full post to see what they had to say.

Free Stuff This Week
Jul 8, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

Check out these freebies from around the web including After Effects Presets, Premiere Pro Light Leaks and Film Burns, Cinema 4D grunge effects and much more.

Quixel SUITE Open Beta!
Jun 10, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

The Quixel team has released the open beta for the NEW DDO, NDO and 3DO SUITE. Open beta runs till September 8, and can be used on commercial projects.
Customers who already have DDO and NDO will receive the SUITE when released for FREE.

Events


Sneak Peek: Colorway from The Foundry
Jul 8, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

The Foundry is just giving us a sneak peek at their newest software COLORWAY! We don’t know very much, but they’re having a free live event online to reveal more about it. Read the full post to see what they had to say.

Webinar: The Realflow 2014 to Cinema 4D Pipeline
Jun 30, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

Join Motion Media and NextLimit as we show you the all new RealFlow 2014 and how it integrates with Cinema 4D. Learn about the RealFlow 2014 Renderkit (RFRK) and the Connectivity Plugins (CP).

Autodesk Meet the Experts Webinar Series: Creature Sculpting and Modeling Techniques
Dec 16, 2013 | Comments | Read more →

Autodesk Creature Sculpting and Modeling Techniques Webinar Tuesday, December 17.

Motion Media Black Friday Sale
Nov 12, 2013 | Comments | Read more →

Motion Media’s Black Friday VIP Event is back! Only those lucky ones who’ve signed up before the sale will have access to up to 50% off your favorite software and hardware. Only at Motion Media.

Webinar: Modeling Urban Environments with CityEngine & LumenRT
Sep 9, 2013 | Comments | Read more →

Join Motion Media, Esri and E-On Software for a free webinar giving you a closer look at how Procedural Modeling can benefit your 3D production pipeline and how LumenRT can deliver easy, immersive nature for your environments.

Updates/Upgrades


Matrox MicroQuad Software Update
Jul 31, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

Matrox MicroQuad The Matrox MicroQuadUtils version 1.2 is now available. This release allows MicroQuad to preserve customized labels after a power cycle. Note: New units coming out of production will have this firmware installed. Existing customers who wish to upgrade their units will need to download the MicroQuadUtils software package. This will install a firmware updater as well as a Remote Control Panel application that will allow them to change the labels of their quadrants. The firmware updater will advise customers if their firmware is up to date.  Download Now Buy Matrox MicroQuad  

V-Ray 3.0 Now Supports 3ds Max 2015
May 28, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

A new update for V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max is now available for download. In addition to support for 3ds Max 2015, Chaos Group has added a new VrayPointParticleMtl material. This is a free update for current V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max users.

Updates: Chaos Group V-Ray 2.4 for Maya Now Available
May 22, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

A new update to V-Ray 2.4 for Maya is now available for download. With this update, V-Ray 2.4 for Maya supports Maya 2015.

Maxwell Render V3 for SketchUp 2014 Released
May 7, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

NEW updated Maxwell V3 plugins for SketchUp just released…now with added support for SketchUp 2014

Phoenix FD 2.0 for 3ds Max SP2 Now Available
May 7, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

Chaos Group has released Phoenix FD 2.0 for 3ds Max SP2, and it is now available for download for all current users.



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