What's New in Cinema 4D R16 Webinar - Wed. Sep 24

What’s New in Cinema 4D R16 Webinar – Wed. Sep 24

Get a general overview of CINEMA 4D R16’s powerful new 3D animation, rendering, modeling and texturing tools. New features include built-in motion tracking, multi-layer reflections, PolyPen,and a host of new workflow enhancements enabling you to achieve far more with less effort.

Sep 16, 2014 Cinema 4D & RealFlow Fluid Dimension Challenge

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Cinema 4D & RealFlow Fluid Dimension Challenge

Next Limit and Maxon team up to provide Cinema 4D users with an exciting opportunity to try their hand at 3D and fluid simulation!

In their FLUID DIMENSION CHALLENGE they invite Cinema 4D users to:

  • take a photo
  • convert it to 3D
  • add a RealFlow fluid simulation

Prizes over $5000 available!

Next Limit:
We are delighted to be able to open RealFlow up to Cinema users for this challenge. We hope they will enjoy it, and potentially add a new skill to their tool kit.
RealFlow and Cinema 4D are increasingly compatible with every release, and it is our intention to make fluid simulation as accessible as possible to Cinema users. 

Maxon:
Harald Egel, Managing Partner and CEO: “MAXON is happy to work hand-in-hand with industry partners like Maxwell by co-sponsoring this exciting challenge. We’re looking forward to seeing the amazing results that can be achieved with Cinema 4D and RealFlow!”

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Sep 12, 2014 Blackmagic Design acquires eyeon Software, Inc.

More : Blackmagic Design · Eyeon · News/Press Releases · Visual Effects

Blackmagic Design acquires eyeon Software, Inc.

Blackmagic Design acquires eyeon Software, Inc.

Well this comes as a shock…Blackmagic Design announced today at IBC that they have acquired eyeon software to compliment DaVinci Resolvee 11 and their apparently growing software business.  What do you think? Is this going to be good for Fusion or bad?

Read the press release below.

IBC 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands – September 12, 2014 – Blackmagic Design today announced its acquisition of eyeon Software, Inc., a leading developer of high end digital compositing, visual effects and motion graphics software for the feature film, commercial, television and broadcast industries. eyeon, headquartered in Toronto, Canada, is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Blackmagic Design.

eyeon’s Fusion 7 will be demonstrated on the Blackmagic Design IBC 2014 booth in Hall 7, Stand H20.

Fusion 7 is one of Hollywood’s leading visual effects compositing and motion graphics tools and has been used on thousands of feature film and television projects. Most recently, Fusion 7 has been used on feature films like Maleficent, Edge of Tomorrow, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, The Amazing Spiderman 2, Captain America, Gravity and more.

Fusion 7 combines the best in motion graphics and high end visual effects compositing into a single application. In addition to its advanced compositing tools, Fusion 7 also includes comprehensive paint, rotoscope, keying, layering and titling tools, along with an amazing particle generator system. It can import geometry from other applications as well as create its own elements, like text and particles, from scratch. Elements can be composited together and quickly output using Fusion’s GPU accelerated render engine. Multiple renders can be combined in one project to render different aspects of the same scene. Fusion 7 goes beyond just compositing layers and has a full set of creation tools for building objects and scene elements in a 3D system that can handle millions of polygons with complex shading.

“We’re really excited about the acquisition of eyeon,” said Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO. “Fusion compositing, 3D and motion graphics software has been used on some of Hollywood’s biggest visual effects blockbusters. When used together with DaVinci Resolve for editing and grading, Fusion also gives customers the world’s most advanced tools for 3D compositing, visual effects, motion graphics design and more!”

“Blackmagic Design is the most progressive company in professional post production today,” said Steve Roberts, CEO and founder of eyeon. “With their focus on developing the best solutions and a global network of offices, Blackmagic gives customers the products and services they deserve. The acquisition of eyeon will provide greater development and support of Fusion and Generation, where customers will now have more dynamic, comprehensive, and faster solutions for their creative needs.”

“Fusion 7’s great 3D improvements have added to our toolkit, giving us options that greatly expand our ability to quickly put together shots and make final adjustments without the need to go back into a 3D app for changes,” said David Stinnett, VFX Supervisor, Blur Studios, Thor: The Dark World and Amazing Spiderman 2. “Fusion 7 expands our ability to stay flexible for whatever the job demands.”

Continue reading “Blackmagic Design acquires eyeon Software, Inc.”…

Sep 10, 2014 Boris Continuum Complete 9 & Red 5.5 Now Available for DaVinci Resolve 11

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Boris Continuum Complete 9 & Red 5.5 Now Available for DaVinci Resolve 11

Boris Continuum Complete 9 & Boris RED 5.5 Now Available for DaVinci Resolve 11


Your favorite plug-ins now work in your favorite finishing solution.

For the first-time ever, Boris FX now supports DaVinci Resolve 11 (and Resolve Lite) for Boris Continuum Complete 9 (BCC) and Boris RED 5.5 (the successor to Avid FX).

Top 6 Reasons to Buy Boris Continuum Complete 9

  1. Create 2D and 3D resolution-independent title sequences
  2. Add special effects – 3D shatters, 3D ripples, bend, taper, and twist!
  3. Fix barrel distortion and image defects
  4. Vertex and pixel shader technology for interactive bump and reflection mapping
  5. Create, save, and share custom presets among other team members that also have BCC or RED installed (regardless of host application)
  6. GPU-accelerated for ATI/NVIDIA/Intel graphics cards

 

Sep 10, 2014 2014 3D World CG Awards

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2014 3D World CG Awards

Motion Media is excited that some of our most popular brands and products have won awards in this year’s CG Awards.  We believe in helping our customer realize their goals in the simplest and most efficient way within their pipeline, and recommending new products that we believe can help is our job.

Best New Application

Substance Painter from Allegorithmic

substance painter 2014 3D World CG Awards

Best Software Update

V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max

vray 3 3dsmax 2014 3D World CG Awards

Best Software Innovation

Meshfusion for Modo

 mesh fusion 2014 3D World CG Awards

Sep 2, 2014 Nuke 9 Beta is Now Available

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Nuke 9 Beta is Now Available

The Foundry Nuke 9 Beta now available

The Foundry has announced that the wait is over and they are happy to say that the NUKE STUDIO, NUKEX and NUKE 9 open betas are here!

Download the beta, check out all of the latest updates and get your hands dirty today!

The NUKE STUDIO beta will run using a valid NUKEX license for the duration of the beta period. The NUKE and NUKEX betas will run using valid licenses of their respective products as per previous years.

For full details of updates and improvements, please see the release notes.

Not sure what NUKE STUDIO is?




Software

Cinema 4D & RealFlow Fluid Dimension Challenge
Cinema 4D & RealFlow Fluid Dimension Challenge

Over $5000 worth of prizes available in the Cinema 4D & Realflow Fluid Dimension Challenge – Next Limit and Maxon team up to provide Cinema 4D users with an exciting opportunity to try their hand at 3D and fluid simulation!

2014 3D World CG Awards
2014 3D World CG Awards

Motion Media is excited that some of our most popular brands and products have won awards in this year’s CG Awards. We believe in helping our customer realize their goals in the simplest and most efficient way within their pipeline, and recommending new products that we believe can help is our passion. Check out these 3 award winners and contact us for more information.

Nuke 9 Beta is Now Available
Nuke 9 Beta is Now Available

The Foundry has announced that the wait is over and they are happy to say that the NUKE STUDIO, NUKEX and NUKE 9 open betas are here!

Zbrush 4R7 Has Been Announced
Zbrush 4R7 Has Been Announced

Pixologic is proud to announce ZBrush 4R7, which will be the final release in the ZBrush 4 series. They also announced a KeyShot for ZBrush bridge that connects Zbrush with Keyshot for even better rendering.



Hardware

Bluefish444 Software Update - 5.12.0
Bluefish444 Software Update – 5.12.0

The Bluefish444 development team has been hard at work rolling in new features and format support to the latest Bluefish444 Windows installer 5.12.0. This is a major update and is free to download from the Bluefish444 home page.

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.



Autodesk

Autodesk Exchange Apps Hackathon
Autodesk Exchange Apps Hackathon

Announcing the Autodesk® Exchange Apps Hackathon – and an opportunity to receive up to US$100 per app published and win one of eight iPad minis! This event is for any publisher who would like to reach Autodesk customers to gain exposure and sales for their apps. Autodesk Exchange Apps provides a centralized storefront for Autodesk customers to find apps that enhance their productivity using their Autodesk products.

Review of The Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate 2015
Review of The Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate 2015

Brad Clark and the Animation World Network recently did an honest, in depth review of the Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate 2015. The review gives you a good insight into the improvements in the software as well as any shortcomings. Give it a read and let us know if you agree in the comments.

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.



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

2014 3D World CG Awards
2014 3D World CG Awards

Motion Media is excited that some of our most popular brands and products have won awards in this year’s CG Awards. We believe in helping our customer realize their goals in the simplest and most efficient way within their pipeline, and recommending new products that we believe can help is our passion. Check out these 3 award winners and contact us for more information.

Nuke 9 Beta is Now Available
Nuke 9 Beta is Now Available

The Foundry has announced that the wait is over and they are happy to say that the NUKE STUDIO, NUKEX and NUKE 9 open betas are here!

V-Ray Comes to The Foundry’s MODO, NUKE and KATANA
V-Ray Comes to The Foundry’s MODO, NUKE and KATANA

V-Ray Comes to The Foundry’s MODO, NUKE and KATANA V-Ray is now available for a number of The Foundry’s key products. V-Ray for MODO, V-Ray for NUKE and V-Ray for KATANA will be unveiled for the first time at SIGGRAPH 2014 and can be seen in action at our booth (#501). V-Ray | MODO – Provides flexibility and production-proven rendering capabilities for MODO artists creating 3D content. Now in public beta. V-Ray | NUKE – Unifies the pipeline between NUKE artists and 3D artists for unprecedented workflow improvements at all stages of production, while providing access to V-Ray’s advanced ray tracing capabilities. Now in public beta. V-Ray | KATANA – First used on “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” by Industrial Light & Magic, the industry-leading lighting and look development package is now coupled with industry-standard rendering technology. Available upon request. Starting today, V-Ray for MODO and NUKE are available as a public beta, and the commercial version of V-Ray for KATANA is ready for purchase. For information on V-Ray for KATANA, contact us.

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.



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

2014 3D World CG Awards
2014 3D World CG Awards

Motion Media is excited that some of our most popular brands and products have won awards in this year’s CG Awards. We believe in helping our customer realize their goals in the simplest and most efficient way within their pipeline, and recommending new products that we believe can help is our passion. Check out these 3 award winners and contact us for more information.

V-Ray Comes to The Foundry’s MODO, NUKE and KATANA
V-Ray Comes to The Foundry’s MODO, NUKE and KATANA

V-Ray Comes to The Foundry’s MODO, NUKE and KATANA V-Ray is now available for a number of The Foundry’s key products. V-Ray for MODO, V-Ray for NUKE and V-Ray for KATANA will be unveiled for the first time at SIGGRAPH 2014 and can be seen in action at our booth (#501). V-Ray | MODO – Provides flexibility and production-proven rendering capabilities for MODO artists creating 3D content. Now in public beta. V-Ray | NUKE – Unifies the pipeline between NUKE artists and 3D artists for unprecedented workflow improvements at all stages of production, while providing access to V-Ray’s advanced ray tracing capabilities. Now in public beta. V-Ray | KATANA – First used on “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” by Industrial Light & Magic, the industry-leading lighting and look development package is now coupled with industry-standard rendering technology. Available upon request. Starting today, V-Ray for MODO and NUKE are available as a public beta, and the commercial version of V-Ray for KATANA is ready for purchase. For information on V-Ray for KATANA, contact us.

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.




News/Press Releases


Cinema 4D & RealFlow Fluid Dimension Challenge
Sep 16, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

Over $5000 worth of prizes available in the Cinema 4D & Realflow Fluid Dimension Challenge – Next Limit and Maxon team up to provide Cinema 4D users with an exciting opportunity to try their hand at 3D and fluid simulation!

Blackmagic Design acquires eyeon Software, Inc.
Sep 12, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

Blackmagic Design today announced its acquisition of eyeon Software, Inc., a leading developer of high end digital compositing, visual effects and motion graphics software for the feature film, commercial, television and broadcast industries. eyeon, headquartered in Toronto, Canada, is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Blackmagic Design.

2014 3D World CG Awards
Sep 10, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

Motion Media is excited that some of our most popular brands and products have won awards in this year’s CG Awards. We believe in helping our customer realize their goals in the simplest and most efficient way within their pipeline, and recommending new products that we believe can help is our passion. Check out these 3 award winners and contact us for more information.

Autodesk Exchange Apps Hackathon
Aug 18, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

Announcing the Autodesk® Exchange Apps Hackathon – and an opportunity to receive up to US$100 per app published and win one of eight iPad minis! This event is for any publisher who would like to reach Autodesk customers to gain exposure and sales for their apps. Autodesk Exchange Apps provides a centralized storefront for Autodesk customers to find apps that enhance their productivity using their Autodesk products.

Zbrush 4R7 Has Been Announced
Aug 15, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

Pixologic is proud to announce ZBrush 4R7, which will be the final release in the ZBrush 4 series. They also announced a KeyShot for ZBrush bridge that connects Zbrush with Keyshot for even better rendering.

Events


What’s New in Cinema 4D R16 Webinar – Wed. Sep 24
Sep 16, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

Get a general overview of CINEMA 4D R16’s powerful new 3D animation, rendering, modeling and texturing tools. New features include built-in motion tracking, multi-layer reflections, PolyPen,and a host of new workflow enhancements enabling you to achieve far more with less effort.

Autodesk Exchange Apps Hackathon
Aug 18, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

Announcing the Autodesk® Exchange Apps Hackathon – and an opportunity to receive up to US$100 per app published and win one of eight iPad minis! This event is for any publisher who would like to reach Autodesk customers to gain exposure and sales for their apps. Autodesk Exchange Apps provides a centralized storefront for Autodesk customers to find apps that enhance their productivity using their Autodesk products.

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.

Updates/Upgrades


Bluefish444 Software Update – 5.12.0
Aug 14, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

The Bluefish444 development team has been hard at work rolling in new features and format support to the latest Bluefish444 Windows installer 5.12.0. This is a major update and is free to download from the Bluefish444 home page.

Cinema 4D R16 New Features
Aug 5, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

Maxon Announces Cinema 4D R16! Cinema 4D Release 16 was developed with all aspects of the application in mind and features were integrated or enhanced that simplify workflow and make working with CINEMA 4D even more efficient and effective. With Cinema 4D Release 16 you’ll enjoy that optimized workflow throughout the application.

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.



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