Last Chance to Upgrade your Autodesk Software!

Last Chance to Upgrade your Autodesk Software!

As of 1st February 2015 upgrade purchase options for all Autodesk non-current versions will come to an end. Customers would have to purchase a full perpetual license.

Jan 6, 2015 Makerbot Kit Plugin for Modo

More : Free Stuff · MakerBot · Software · The Foundry

Makerbot Kit Plugin for Modo

Ever wanted to hold your MODO model in your hand? With a little help from The Foundry and MakerBot, you can do just that!

MakerBot Kit is a free plug-in for MODO 801 that makes 3D printing fun and easy. With MakerBot Kit installed, you can explore MakerBot’s Thingiverse community website directly from MODO, so you can store and share your files, get inspiration and free content, and turn your models into amazing real objects with the click of a mouse.

Why get MakerBot Kit for MODO?

  • MakerBot Kit offers an optimized experience for using MODO together with the MakerBot Thingiverse, so you can easily share content with other designers on the world’s largest 3D printing community.
  • MODO is the ideal content creation tool for creating 3D printable objects with the MakerBot Kit installed, you get a streamlined workflow from creation to printing.
  • With the optional MeshFusion plug-in for MODO, you can easily combine and subtract model parts and make watertight meshes suitable for 3D printing from the MakerBot Thingiverse.

MakerBot Kit for MODO features

  • Load and save .thing files natively from MODO.
  • Update and delete objects on Thingiverse and on your own personal MakerBot Cloud Library from within MODO.
  • Generate photorealistic renders of objects and upload the cover image for that item to Thingiverse and/or the MakerBot Cloud Library from inside MODO.
  • Upoad and store MODO files (.lxo) on Thingiverse and/or their MakerBot Cloud Library for improved editing and easy sharing with other MakerBot users.

Download the MakerBot Kit for Modo Now

Dec 10, 2014 Maxwell Render V3.1 Early Build Available Free

More : NextLimit · Software · Updates/Upgrades ·

Maxwell Render V3.1 Early Build Available Free

Maxwell Render V3.1

The Maxwell Render V3.1 early build is now available now for testing!  Full release will be within the next few weeks.  This update is free for V3 customers.

To access the early build area (NEW this year for Maxwell customers) you must be signed into the forum first, then go to www.maxwellrender.com/betas.

What’s new in V3.1?

  • Spotlight emitters to mimic spotlights on your usual 3D platform (and translate them to Maxwell emitters) – hooray!
  • Extra sampling allows you to select masked areas and render them to a higher SL than the rest of the scene – a great time saver!
  • OpenVDB support
  • And more…

Find out about these features and more in today’s live webinar.

Maxwell Render Promo

Don’t Forget, the Maxwell Render 25% off sale ends in just 9 days on December 19.

Shop Maxwell Render Now

 

Dec 10, 2014 V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max Service Pack 1 Now Available

More : Chaos Group · Software · Updates/Upgrades · ·

V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max Service Pack 1 Now Available

V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max Service Pack 1


A free update to V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max Service Pack 1 is now available for download. Now is the perfect time to upgrade to 3.0.

Highlights include:

• V-Ray RT GPU now supports hair and fur, subsurface scattering and light cache
• New Microfacet GTR / GGX BRDF, perfect for hard surfaces like metal
• New VRayInstancer geometric plugin for instancing objects using ParticleFlow systems
• Added support for OpenSubdiv objects in Alembic files
• A number of V-Ray Frame Buffer improvements
• Updated to Embree 2.3; Embree can now accelerate V-Ray Proxy objects, instances and Hair Farm / Ornatrix hair and fur

Visit the Chaos Group Portal to download the service pack.

Dec 9, 2014 40% Off Red Giant Sale! One Day Only

More : Red Giant · Software

40% Off Red Giant Sale! One Day Only

Save 40% On Everything Red Giant Offers!

For 24 Hours Only, Save 40% on Everything Red Giant and Trapcode – Includes Individual Products, Upgrades, Academic, Bundles and Presets!

Red Giant is back with its annual 40%-off blowout sale, on Tuesday, December 9th. Every Red Giant product sold at Motion Media will be on sale – full licenses, upgrades and academic products (already 50% off) – absolutely every plugin, suite, license and upgrade will be on sale!!

 

On Sale 8AM PST Dec. 9th – 8AM PST Dec. 10th ONLY

 

Browse all Red Giant/ Trapcode Products »

Save on These Popular Products and More on Tuesday!Red Giant Universe Lifetime Subscription | An expanding library of tools for Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Motion, After Effects, Sony Vegas, and DaVinci Resolve.Regular Price: $399.00 SALE Price: $239.40

Red Giant Color Suite | Six essential tools for color correction, finishing and looks.

Regular Price: $599 SALE Price: $359.4

Red Giant Shooter Suite | Footage backup, prep and delivery tools for the shoot and timeline.

Regular Price: $399 SALE Price: $239.40

Red Giant Effects Suite | Creative effects and flares with a truly professional appeal.

Regular Price: $499 SALE Price: $299.40

Red Giant Magic Bullet Looks | Beautiful color finishing and camera-inspired tools.

Regular Price:$399 SALE Price: $239.40

Red Giant PluralEyes | With a the touch of a single button, PluralEyes analyzes the audio from your cameras and audio devices and syncs them up, in seconds.

Regular Price: $199 SALE Price: $119.40

Trapcode Suite | The industry standard for broadcast and 3D design.

Regular Price: $899 SALE Price: $539.40

Trapcode Particular | Amazing 3D particles with full camera and light support.

Regular Price: $399 SALE Price: $239.40

Dec 8, 2014 WEBINAR: Learn about Autodesk’s upcoming upgrade policy changes

More : Autodesk · Events · Software

WEBINAR: Learn about Autodesk's upcoming upgrade policy changes

Big changes are coming from Autodesk, don’t be left in the dark.

We have been getting a lot of questions about the upcoming changes with Autodesk subscription plans, and the new upgrade policies. A lot of customers have questions regarding their unique situation so we wanted to provide you with all of the information you’ll need to keep informed on the upcoming changes. If you have Autodesk software, these changes will affect you so please try and attend so you don’t miss anything.

Some of the things we’ll be covering:

  • Why upgrading is the smartest option
  • Desktop Subscription vs. Maintenance Subscription
  • Benefits of the different types of licensing schemes.
  • plus more…

Presenter

Brian Gorne, President, Motion Media

Brian has been in the vfx software industry since the mid 90’s and an Autodesk Gold Partner for just as long. He is currently the president of Motion Media.

When is it?

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 @ 11am PST

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who currently owns Autodesk products, or anyone considering purchasing Autodesk products in the future.

How to Register

 

The webinar is free, but space is limited. Mark your calendar (December 11, 2014, 11am PST) and reserve your spot asap at:
Webinar Registration

Add this to your calendar: Google,
Outlook,
iCal,
Yahoo!.




Software

Makerbot Kit Plugin for Modo
Makerbot Kit Plugin for Modo

MakerBot Kit is a free plug-in for MODO 801 that makes 3D printing fun and easy. With MakerBot Kit installed, you can explore MakerBot’s Thingiverse community website directly from MODO, so you can store and share your files, get inspiration and free content, and turn your models into amazing real objects with the click of a mouse.

Maxwell Render V3.1 Early Build Available Free
Maxwell Render V3.1 Early Build Available Free

The Maxwell Render V3.1 early build is now available now for testing! Full release will be within the next few weeks. This update is free for V3 customers.

V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max Service Pack 1 Now Available
V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max Service Pack 1 Now Available

A free update to V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max Service Pack 1 is now available for download. Now is the perfect time to upgrade to 3.0.

40% Off Red Giant Sale! One Day Only
40% Off Red Giant Sale! One Day Only

Red Giant is back with its annual 40%-off blowout sale, on Tuesday, December 9th. Every Red Giant product sold at Motion Media will be on sale – full licenses, upgrades and academic products (already 50% off) – absolutely every plugin, suite, license and upgrade will be on sale!!



Hardware

G-Drive ev Promo - 2TB FREE!
G-Drive ev Promo – 2TB FREE!

G-Drive ev Promo – Buy 1 G-DOCK ev™ with Thunderbolt™ storage system, that includes 2 G-DRIVE® ev drives, and get 2 additional G-DRIVE® ev drives FREE!

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.



Autodesk

Last Chance to Upgrade your Autodesk Software!
Last Chance to Upgrade your Autodesk Software!

As of 1st February 2015 upgrade purchase options for all Autodesk non-current versions will come to an end. Customers would have to purchase a full perpetual license.

WEBINAR: Learn about Autodesk's upcoming upgrade policy changes
WEBINAR: Learn about Autodesk’s upcoming upgrade policy changes

We have been getting a lot of questions about the upcoming changes with Autodesk subscription plans, and the new upgrade policies. A lot of customers have questions regarding their unique situation so we wanted to provide you with all of the information you’ll need to keep informed on the upcoming changes. If you have Autodesk software, these changes will affect you so please try and attend so you don’t miss anything.

Autodesk Retiring Subscription Center
Autodesk Retiring Subscription Center

On March 13, 2015, Autodesk will be retiring Subscription Center and directing you to the newly enhanced Autodesk Account, a personalized and easy-to-use portal.

Upcoming Event - Maya 2015 Up Close & Personal
Upcoming Event – Maya 2015 Up Close & Personal

Come see Autodesk Maya product specialist Marcel DeJong show off some of the latest and greatest features of Maya 2015. Marcel really knows his stuff and this is the perfect place to learn more about Maya and ask those burning questions you’ve always wanted answered.



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

Makerbot Kit Plugin for Modo
Makerbot Kit Plugin for Modo

MakerBot Kit is a free plug-in for MODO 801 that makes 3D printing fun and easy. With MakerBot Kit installed, you can explore MakerBot’s Thingiverse community website directly from MODO, so you can store and share your files, get inspiration and free content, and turn your models into amazing real objects with the click of a mouse.

Nuke 9 Now Available
Nuke 9 Now Available

NUKE 9 and NUKE STUDIO are now available! NUKE 9 brings fantastic performance and feature improvements across the board, but most significantly introduces a brand new addition – NUKE STUDIO.

The Foundry Acquires Mischief
The Foundry Acquires Mischief

The Foundry have acquired Made with Mischief, a company founded by Sarah Frisken.

The Foundry Nuke 9 Live Webinar
The Foundry Nuke 9 Live Webinar

Join us for a Nuke 9 Live Webinar. The Foundry NUKE 9, including NUKE STUDIO and major updates to NUKE and NUKEX, is the result of two years and countless man hours of development reworking NUKE from its very core to build a faster, more powerful, broader range of unique tools to help you get the job done.



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 for 3ds Max Service Pack 1 Now Available
V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max Service Pack 1 Now Available

A free update to V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max Service Pack 1 is now available for download. Now is the perfect time to upgrade to 3.0.

V-Ray 2.0 for Sketchup Service Pack 2 Released
V-Ray 2.0 for Sketchup Service Pack 2 Released

V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp Service Pack 2 will be available for download at the Chaos Group Downloads page tomorrow. This is a free update for all current V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp customers. We encourage you to get this free update to create even smoother and faster V-Ray workflows.

V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino Service Pack 1 Released
V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino Service Pack 1 Released

V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino Service Pack 1 are now available for download at the Chaos Group Downloads page. This is a free update for all current V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino customers. We encourage you to get this update and create smoother and faster V-Ray workflows.

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.




News/Press Releases


Last Chance to Upgrade your Autodesk Software!
Jan 19, 2015 | Comments | Read more →

As of 1st February 2015 upgrade purchase options for all Autodesk non-current versions will come to an end. Customers would have to purchase a full perpetual license.

Qube! Brings Performance to Arch-Viz
Nov 21, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

As computer graphics have grown in prominence, rendering has become a double-edged sword for architectural designers. For firms like John McAslan + Partners conquering the time-intensive side of the process has lead them to solutions like PipelineFX’s Qube!, a professional render farm manager that has brought efficiency and speed back to their real desire: captivating visuals that will win them business.

Autodesk Retiring Subscription Center
Nov 17, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

On March 13, 2015, Autodesk will be retiring Subscription Center and directing you to the newly enhanced Autodesk Account, a personalized and easy-to-use portal.

The Foundry Acquires Mischief
Nov 13, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

The Foundry have acquired Made with Mischief, a company founded by Sarah Frisken.

Carbon Scatter 2015
Oct 16, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

E-On Software has released Carbon Scatter 2015 – With super-fast population algorithms (create over 1 million instances per second!), Carbon Scatter 2015 adds compatibility with animated PlantFactory vegetation, new paint brushes (add instances, jitter, raise, repel, attract, lean…), convert to native instances for rendering without Carbon Scatter (and with any renderer), native support for V-Ray 3 and GPU rendering (Octane, V-Ray RT, etc.), easy specimen replacement and a lot more!

Events


WEBINAR: Learn about Autodesk’s upcoming upgrade policy changes
Dec 8, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

We have been getting a lot of questions about the upcoming changes with Autodesk subscription plans, and the new upgrade policies. A lot of customers have questions regarding their unique situation so we wanted to provide you with all of the information you’ll need to keep informed on the upcoming changes. If you have Autodesk software, these changes will affect you so please try and attend so you don’t miss anything.

Upcoming Event – Maya 2015 Up Close & Personal
Oct 14, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

Come see Autodesk Maya product specialist Marcel DeJong show off some of the latest and greatest features of Maya 2015. Marcel really knows his stuff and this is the perfect place to learn more about Maya and ask those burning questions you’ve always wanted answered.

Autodesk Meet the Experts Webinar
Oct 8, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

Check out this free webinar from Autodesk – In this webinar you will get an exclusive look behind the scenes at the different areas of film making and how everything comes together to make a finished film.

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.

Updates/Upgrades


Maxwell Render V3.1 Early Build Available Free
Dec 10, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

The Maxwell Render V3.1 early build is now available now for testing! Full release will be within the next few weeks. This update is free for V3 customers.

V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max Service Pack 1 Now Available
Dec 10, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

A free update to V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max Service Pack 1 is now available for download. Now is the perfect time to upgrade to 3.0.

3DxWare 10 from 3DConnexion
Nov 17, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

Designed from scratch, 3DxWare 10 isn’t just a new driver, it’s a whole new experience. Customize and optimize your 3Dconnexion 3D mouse for peak performance. Easily tailor settings and buttons to your application and needs. Take advantage of exciting new features. Design, create and navigate in brave new ways.

Autodesk Retiring Subscription Center
Nov 17, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

On March 13, 2015, Autodesk will be retiring Subscription Center and directing you to the newly enhanced Autodesk Account, a personalized and easy-to-use portal.

Carbon Scatter 2015
Oct 16, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

E-On Software has released Carbon Scatter 2015 – With super-fast population algorithms (create over 1 million instances per second!), Carbon Scatter 2015 adds compatibility with animated PlantFactory vegetation, new paint brushes (add instances, jitter, raise, repel, attract, lean…), convert to native instances for rendering without Carbon Scatter (and with any renderer), native support for V-Ray 3 and GPU rendering (Octane, V-Ray RT, etc.), easy specimen replacement and a lot more!



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