Autodesk 3ds Max 2015

Autodesk 3ds Max 2015

3ds Max 2015 is the perfect tool to get stuff done, and enjoy the process! 3ds Max 2015 delivers greater performance, better workflows, new modeling capabilities and a WYSIWYG experience. The new version makes it easier to tackle demanding entertainment projects and deadlines.

Autodesk Maya 2015

Autodesk Maya 2015

Maya 2015 delivers on so many levels. From the small changes that make your everyday workflow smoother, to the new and exciting tools that will introduce you to a new way of working. Maya 2015 helps make dealing with complexity, simple.

Apr 15, 2014 Autodesk Maya 2015 Now Available!

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Autodesk Maya 2015 Now Available!
Autodesk has also released Maya 2015!
Customers with subscription can download Maya 2015 from the Autodesk Subscription Center.
This release delivers powerful new toolsets across the board for artists tasked with creating
complex, high-quality assets.

  • The Bifröst Simulation Platform brings new capabilities for simulating and rendering photorealistic liquids.
  • Additionally, the XGen Arbitrary Primitive Generator lets you use instanced geometry to create and groom hair and fur, as well as create foliage and vegetation for environments.
  • Geodesic Voxel Binding  for skinning offers an innovative method for binding complex geometry to joint skeletons with ease.
  • Support for Pixar’s OpenSubdiv libraries, enhanced Modeling tools, and new UV options accelerate performance to keep you productive.
  • New support in Viewport 2.0 for major effects, rendering and texturing workflows means you can work in a real-time environment with significant performance gains.
  • Also, use the new ShaderFX editor to create and preview advanced HLSL, GLSL and CgFX shaders in Viewport 2.0.

Apr 14, 2014 Krakatoa for Cinema 4D is here

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Krakatoa for Cinema 4D is here

Thinkbox Software launched Krakatoa C4D (Krakatoa for Cinema 4D), the first version of its high-volume particle renderer for MAXON CINEMA 4D, which is compatible with R14 and R15 running on OSX and Windows operating systems. Also available for Autodesk®Maya® and Autodesk® 3ds Max®, Krakatoa provides a powerful pipeline for quickly acquiring, caching, transforming, modifying, shading and rendering billions of particles. Contact your Motion Media representative for pricing.

Krakatoa C4D key features include:

  • Point or voxel representation of particle data with various filter modes, motion blur and depth of field camera effects, and HDRI render passes output to OpenEXR files.
  • Concurrent support for additive and volumetric shading models, with per-particle control over data including color, emission, absorption, density and more.
  • Support for various light scattering algorithms, high quality self-shadowing and occlusions from geometry objects.
  • Integration with the native particle systems of CINEMA 4D as well as with third party products like X-Particles by Insydium Ltd. and TurbulenceFD by Jawset Visual Computing.
  • Dedicated objects for quick conversion of mesh volumes and surfaces to point clouds.
  • Particle loader objects to read Krakatoa’s native .PRT file format as well as NextLimit RealFlow particle .BIN files and .CSV text files.
  • Tools for saving particles to disk and support for saving multiple variations of the same simulation with different initial seeding using Batch rendering or via network rendering with Thinkbox Deadline to achieve higher particle counts.
  • A powerful render-time particle repopulation option to produce high-density particle clouds from low count base simulations.
  • Dedicated tools for creating “sticky” Camera Projection mapping for advanced dissolving effects.

 

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Image courtesy of Ata Albehany

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Image courtesy of Wolfram Zwanziger, zwonull.com

“We recognize success for digital artists today depends on integrated solutions with the industry’s best tools,” said Harald Egel, MAXON co-founder and CEO. ”Krakatoa is widely recognized as a leader in robust volumetric particle manipulation and rendering. The availability of Krakatoa for CINEMA 4D brings profound artistic freedom to VFX creatives.”

Apr 8, 2014 The Foundry Announces Nuke Studio

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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.

The resulting combination is a powerful node-based VFX, editorial and finishing studio that’s been designed to empower creative individuals working independently as well as collaborative teams working on quick-turnaround projects in a way that’s previously never been possible.

If you want to get your hands on Nuke Studio, you can register your interest here.

The Foundry will be sharing more information with the world over the coming months, so keep your eyes peeled. 

Apr 7, 2014 CION: Aja’s all new 4K Camera

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CION: Aja's all new 4K Camera

CION 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.

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Preorder CION from Motion Media - contact us for more details.




Software

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.

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.

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.

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.



Hardware

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.

Fusion-io ioFX Card Trade In Sale
Fusion-io ioFX Card Trade In Sale

Save up to $500 on a new Fusion ioFX card when you trade in your old SSD or Flash memory device. It’s time to upgrade to a lightning fast solid state drive.

G-Technology Speeds Things Up with Evolution Series
G-Technology Speeds Things Up with Evolution Series

The G-DOCK ev with Thunderbolt is the only two-bay solution with storage modules that have the flexibility to be taken into the field and used as true external drives, or used with the G-DOCK ev with Thunderbolt.



Autodesk

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.

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.



Adobe

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.

Adobe Creative Cloud Packager 1.3 Now Available
Adobe Creative Cloud Packager 1.3 Now Available

Adobe released a brand new version of the Creative Cloud Packager. Packager 1.3 includes a number of new features that will benefit Adobe Creative Cloud users, specifically IT administrators or those responsible for creating packages.

Cinema 4D & Adobe Creative Cloud Mega Bundle
Cinema 4D & Adobe Creative Cloud Mega Bundle

For a limited time, get Maxon Cinema 4D Studio or Broadcast, Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams (1 year), 1 year of MSA, 1 Year of Cineversity, plus a 3DConnexion Space Navigtor all in one amazing bundle. Yes, you heard that right, all of that for the normal price of Cinema 4D Studio.

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:



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

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.

Upgrade to The Foundry Creation COLLECTIVE from MODO or MARI
Upgrade to The Foundry Creation COLLECTIVE from MODO or MARI

The Creation COLLECTIVE offers digital 3D visualization, modeling, animation, painting, playback, and integration in a single license.
Customers with any license of MODO commercial or Mari can upgrade to the Creation Collective at a discounted cost.

THE FOUNDRY COLLECTIVES
THE FOUNDRY COLLECTIVES

The Foundry COLLECTIVE is a streamlined content creation package, designed to to give artists and designers exactly what they need, without the extra baggage.

MeshFusion: Live, interactive boolean modeling now available for MODO 701
MeshFusion: Live, interactive boolean modeling now available for MODO 701

The Foundry has announced the launch of MeshFusion, a radical new modeling plug-in for MODO 701, which is set to revolutionize the way that designers model.



Matrox Video

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.

Matrox MXO2 Mini w/Max Sale
Matrox MXO2 Mini w/Max Sale

The Matrox MXO2 Mini with Max is now only $599 (normally $849). Not only does Matrox MXO2 Mini MAX give you affordable HDMI and analog video and audio input and output for your favorite editing app, it also turbocharges your H.264 encoding for deliveries to the web, mobile devices, and Blu-ray – all in a convenient, portable breakout box.



Chaos Group

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.

V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp, Service Pack 1 Now Available
V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp, Service Pack 1 Now Available

V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp, Service Pack 1 is now available for download at the Chaos Group Downloads page. This is a free update for all current V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp customers. With this update, V-Ray now supports SketchUp 2014.

V-Ray for Softimage Announcement  and Crossgrades
V-Ray for Softimage Announcement and Crossgrades

Chaos Group notification on the Future of V-Ray for Softimage.

Chaos Group Ships V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max
Chaos Group Ships V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max

Chaos Group launches V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max.




News/Press Releases


Autodesk 3ds Max 2015 Available Now!
Apr 15, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

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

Krakatoa for Cinema 4D is here
Apr 14, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

Thinkbox Software today launched Krakatoa C4D, the first version of its high-volume particle renderer for MAXON CINEMA 4D, which is compatible with R14 and R15 running on OSX and Windows operating systems. Also available for Autodesk®Maya® and Autodesk® 3ds Max®, Krakatoa provides a powerful pipeline for quickly acquiring, caching, transforming, modifying, shading and rendering billions of particles.

The Foundry Announces Nuke Studio
Apr 8, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

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.

CION: Aja’s all new 4K Camera
Apr 7, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

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.

FurryBall 4.7 Beta now open
Apr 3, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

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.

Events


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.

SIGGRAPH 2013 Parties and Special Events
Jul 12, 2013 | Comments | Read more →

SIGGRAPH 2013 is around the corner and so are the special industry parties and events.

Webinar: Autodesk Smoke and Budget Conscious Retail Commercials
May 30, 2013 | Comments | Read more →

Join Autodesk Expert Rob O’Neill and Nicky Liddell from boutique post house, Concrete Wednesday in Melbourne, Australia as they examine the work involved in putting together budget-conscious retail commercials.

Updates/Upgrades


Autodesk Maya 2015 Now Available!
Apr 15, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

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

Autodesk 3ds Max 2015 Available Now!
Apr 15, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

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

Autodesk 3ds Max 2015
Mar 19, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

3ds Max 2015 is the perfect tool to get stuff done, and enjoy the process! 3ds Max 2015 delivers greater performance, better workflows, new modeling capabilities and a WYSIWYG experience. The new version makes it easier to tackle demanding entertainment projects and deadlines.

Autodesk Maya 2015
Mar 19, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

Maya 2015 delivers on so many levels. From the small changes that make your everyday workflow smoother, to the new and exciting tools that will introduce you to a new way of working. Maya 2015 helps make dealing with complexity, simple.

V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp, Service Pack 1 Now Available
Mar 19, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp, Service Pack 1 is now available for download at the Chaos Group Downloads page. This is a free update for all current V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp customers. With this update, V-Ray now supports SketchUp 2014.



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