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Mar 18, 2015 Digital Art Contest for Seattle-based Creators!

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Digital Art Contest for Seattle-based Creators!

Motion Media announces its first digital art contest launching March 18th, ending June 11th. We are looking for artists to feature in our new gallery space on Pioneer Square in Seattle. Our gallery space is a registered Art Walk stop. We want to feature the work of Seattle’s premiere digital artist on July 2nd (the first Thursday in July). Your work will hang in our space for the month of July – and to kick off the event, we will host a happy hour the evening of the Art Walk. If we choose to show you on July 2nd, we will print work selected for the show and frame those pieces as needed on our dime. That stuff is expensive and time consuming!

If you are interested in entering the contest, please send a selection of 5 pieces, plus your resume and a short bio blurb to ali@motionmedia.com. We accept 2D, 3D, video, and more. For extra consideration, follow us on twitter (motionmediallc) and facebook (Motion Meda, LLC) and tweet/post a status about why you deserve to win the contest. In your status, @ us, and include the hashtag #MMGallery. The contest ends June 11th! We will notify you of the winner on this date.

Thanks for participating!

*Please submit work at the following resolution: 9000×6000 @300dpi for 30×20 inches.

Jul 8, 2014 Free Stuff This Week

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Free Stuff This Week

1. Free Film Burns and light leaks presets for Premiere Pro, Final Cut X and iMovie from Digital Cinema Foundry.

FREE 720P Film Burn Version 1
FREE 720P Film Burn Version 2
FREE 720P Film Burn Version 3
FREE 720P Film Burn Version 4

Watch the Tutorial here.

2. Ouroboros for After Effects by Sander van Dijk

The Ouroboros preset gives you a new shape layer with a stroke and some effects. Now parent that new shape layer to any other original shape and it will take on its properties. The new layer holds the stroke and follows whatever your original shape is doing. Then duplicate the ” Stroke Ouroboros 1 ” inside ” Contents, group1 ”  to create more strokes on that same shape path!

Click here to view full post and obtain download!

3. GrungeFX by Slouchcorp for Maxon Cinema 4D

The tool provides an easy way to setup unique grunge, weathering, and distress effects to your object in Cinema 4D without any need to UV map or use BodyPaint to paint masks.

Click Here to View Post and Get Download

Tutorial

4. Maxon Cinema 4D Color Correction Presets from Think Particle!

Sam Welker put together a quick little freebie for everyone. A set of 10 different color corrections for the Cinema 4D Picture Viewers. Here’s a quick video for you as well to show how it is used.

Download Link

5. Free C4D model village from The Pixel Lab

Anil Viji, over at movlance.wordpress.com created a personal project and wanted to share it with everyone. Anil wants to get into 3D matte painting and environments and is just getting started in C4D.  He calls this project “Collapsed Ground Village” and is free to use.  Check it out, grab some elements or textures for your own Cinema 4D stuff.

Jul 2, 2014 Free 4th of July Fireworks Presets

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Free 4th of July Fireworks Presets

Happy Fourth of July!

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

Download your complimentary presets.

Have a happy and safe 4th from the team at Motion Media! 

Jul 1, 2014 Nvidia GPU Acceleration Comes to Illustrator

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Nvidia GPU Acceleration Comes to Illustrator

NVIDIA announces first ever GPU acceleration for Adobe® Illustrator® CC

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. This new version of Illustrator CC is now shipping in the latest 2014 update of Adobe Creative Cloud, which includes even more GPU optimizations throughout creative apps including Adobe Premiere® Pro CC, After Effects® CC, SpeedGrade CC, Adobe Media Encoder CC, Photoshop® CC, and Adobe Anywhere. Watch the video and read more.

This news was featured in CNETeWeekDigital Media WorldGraphicDesignMacWorldSlash Gear, and Venture Beat, among others.

Jan 16, 2014 New in Photoshop CC – 3D Printing in 1 Click

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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.

Photoshop CC: Just Click ‘Print’

For the past three decades, Adobe has been at the forefront of several publishing revolutions, enabling creatives to easily produce their creations in desktop publishing, web publishing, and digital media and photography. Today, as we announce some exciting new 3D printing capabilities, Photoshop CC revolutionizes 3D printing by radically simplifying the 3D print process for creatives. With this new release, it is no longer difficult to create and print a beautiful, physical object. As part of a major update to Adobe Creative Cloud, the new 3D printing capabilities available in Photoshop CC enable Creative Cloud members to easily and reliably build, refine, preview, prepare and print 3D designs. All you have to do is click “Print.”

Photoshop CC: Solving the 3D Print Dilemma

Just one year ago, Photoshop team members Pete Falco (Lead Scientist) and Zorana Gee (Sr. Product Manager) took a trip to the UK and met with universities, high schools and design agencies that were already doing a lot of experimentation with 3D printing. The number one challenge they all faced was how staggeringly difficult it was to successfully prepare and print an object.

That trip to the UK inspired the team to create a solution that would require simply hitting the ‘Print’ button in Photoshop, automating what used to take days of work. The team wanted to ensure that they also preserved the color and texture of the 3D designs – elements that most manufacturing focused software didn’t account for. The ultimate goal was removing all barriers that had kept creative pros from producing beautiful objects.

“My kids think 3D printing is the coolest,” said Falco. “My son built a crude model in Minecraft and we recently extracted and 3D printed it using Photoshop. He was really excited about it because the physical print brought his character to life. You can imagine it’s the same feeling that artists feel when they see their designs turn into a physical object. There’s something compelling about holding an object you created in your hands.”

You Can Try It Out
Download the new Photoshop CC update today and start experimenting with your own 3D prints.

Oct 31, 2013 Adobe Creative Cloud Packager 1.3 Now Available

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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.

Among the key  benefits of Creative Cloud are real-time access to the latest software updates from Adobe as they happen, while also allowing customers to maintain access to previous or archived versions of applications. In this release of Creative Cloud Packager, it is possible to create a package with the latest applications and updates, and include an archived application in the same package. In practical terms this means that for those users who want to be on the cutting edge of photography, an administrator can use Creative Cloud Packager to create a package that contains Photoshop CC. And for those who like to take their time before moving to the latest updates, an administrator can create a package that contains the previous version of Photoshop. Creative Cloud Packager 1.3 includes many more features, such as:

  • Support for Native Application installers, including Edge Code, Edge Reflow, Scout, Gaming SDK
  • Support for Proxy Auto Configuration (PAC) files
  • Remote Update Manager (RUM) support for Feature Bearing Updates
  • Build information in CCP UI
  • New tool to un-install IT Tools

To obtain the latest version of Creative Cloud Packager launch the application and follow the prompt to start the update. Learn more about Creative Cloud Packager and its new features here.

 

Jun 18, 2013 Cinema 4D & Adobe Creative Cloud Mega Bundle

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Cinema 4D & Adobe Creative Cloud Mega Bundle

Exclusive Motion Media 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.

Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams, Maxon Cinema 4D Studio or Broadcast, 3Dconnexion bundle

Bundle Includes:

  • One year of Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams
  • Full non-cloud license of CINEMA 4D Studio or Broadcast
  • Maxon Cineversity (Annual subscription)
  • Preferred technical support service from Maxon
  • Free electronic delivery on upgrades
  • Ability to install Cinema 4D on 2-computers (1 active user)
  • Your choice of 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator or SpaceMouse Pro

This promo won’t last long, so take advantage of this amazing deal today, before it’s too late.

Maxon Cinema 4D Studio

CINEMA 4D Studio is the very best that MAXON has to offer for professional 3D artists. If you want to create advanced 3D graphics but need a helping hand to ensure you create jaw-dropping graphics quickly and easily, then this is the choice for you.

Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams

Imagine if your team always had the latest tools. Imagine if they could save time by seamlessly sharing files and folders. That’s Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams. You get the entire collection of CS6 tools and exclusive updates, along with lots of team-specific features that make working together — and managing licenses — easier than ever. All for one affordable price.

Shop Now:

Maxon Cinema 4D Studio Mega Bundle

Maxon Cinema 4D Broadcast Mega Bundle

Jun 18, 2013 AJA Now Supports Adobe CC Release

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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:

  • Premiere Pro CC
  • After Effects CC
  • Photoshop CC
  • Speed Grade CC

The latest AJA hardware drivers should be installed for use with these plug-ins.

Please be sure to read the Release Notes for Mac and the Release Notes for Windows for complete information.

Download the AJA Adobe plug-ins by selecting the appropriate AJA hardware product here.

Apr 4, 2013 Maxon & Adobe Announce Cineware & Cinema 4D Lite

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 Maxon & Adobe Announce Cineware & Cinema 4D Lite

First Step in Recently Announced Strategic Alliance Results in Streamlined Workflow and Improved Functionality for Motion Graphics and Visual Effects Artists.

MAXON, leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today revealed the first step in its strategic alliance with Adobe Systems Incorporated, aimed at delivering a new level of integration between its powerful 3D application CINEMA 4D, and Adobe® After Effects®. The recently revealed next release of Adobe’s industry-leading software will include two MAXON technologies directly within the new Adobe After Effects: CINEWARE and CINEMA 4D Lite.

CINEWARE: The new live 3D pipeline between CINEMA 4D and After Effects, which eliminates intermediate rendering between applications, is made possible by CINEWARE, which establishes a bridge between the two applications. One of the biggest benefits to artists will be seen in a streamlined workflow, enabling them not only to import native CINEMA 4D scenes directly as assets into After Effects but also to utilize CINEMA 4D’s multi-pass workflow as layers. Users will benefit from decreased rendering time because CINEWARE makes CINEMA 4D’s Advanced Rendering Engine available directly inside After Effects. With access to this functionality, rather than having to render every revision, users will now be able to work on CINEMA 4D projects within After Effects and see the changes in real-time.

“This pipeline cannot be found anywhere else to this extent, and it will completely change the workflow of artists in the future,”
 says Harald Egel, MAXON’s co-founder and CEO.

Continue reading “Maxon & Adobe Announce Cineware & Cinema 4D Lite”…

Mar 25, 2013 Inspiration: Don’t Fail Idaho

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Inspiration: Don't Fail Idaho

Motion Media customer Buck Design creates a stunning video fr Drake Cooper and the J.A and Kathryn Albertson Foundation.  Check it out below, and be inspired.

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New FumeFX Feature Film & Games Reel

The new FumeFX feature film and games reel is pretty amazing. It showcases the powerful particle generation toolset they have for creating smoke, fire, sparks and more. Check it out!

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Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6k Camera Test & Color Grade

Check out this video where the youtube channel Tested, takes a look at the Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6k camera and puts it to the test. Take a look for yourself.

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Motion Media’s March Madness Challenge is Back!

Motion Media’s March Madness Challenge – Do you have what it takes to pick them all? Join Motion Media and our customers in a challenge to pick the most correct games in the 2017 College Basketball playoffs and you could win a 5TB Lacie Rugged hard drive!

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Deadline 9 Now Available

Deadline 9

The latest version of our scalable high-volume compute management solution – Deadline 9.0 is now available. This new version introduces additional security features and UI improvements. For improved security of your render farm, all connections from Deadline to the Deadline database…

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Photorealism with Quixel Megascans & Redshift

Using Quixel Megascans and Redshift you can create stunning photorealistic renderings using the GPU. Check out these images and see if you can tell which one’s real and which one’s CG.

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News/Press Releases


Motion Media’s March Madness Challenge is Back!
Mar 13, 2017 | No Comments | Read more →

Motion Media’s March Madness Challenge – Do you have what it takes to pick them all? Join Motion Media and our customers in a challenge to pick the most correct games in the 2017 College Basketball playoffs and you could win a 5TB Lacie Rugged hard drive!

Maxon Announces Cinema 4D R18 – New Features
Jul 25, 2016 | No Comments | Read more →

Maxon announced the release of Cinema 4D R18 today at Siggraph in Anaheim. After watching some of the demos and reading a bit about it, the new features look pretty great. Take a look at the press release below from Maxon, and check out this Promo to find out how you can get a free copy of Cinema 4D R18.

iToo Software Call for Submissions!
Jun 9, 2016 | No Comments | Read more →

iToo software is looking for submissions for their showreel for 2016. If you have any Archviz, Animation, VFX or other shots you’d like included, get in touch with them today.

Autodesk Subscription Changes Coming Soon.
Dec 17, 2015 | No Comments | Read more →

Starting Feb 1, 2016, Autodesk will no longer allow for the late renewal of Maintenance Subscription contracts after expiration and all subscription agreements must be renewed on time. It is crucial that you do not miss your renewal date! Read on to get more information.

Atomos Shogun Studio
Jun 17, 2015 | No Comments | Read more →

Just Announced! The Atomos Shogun Studio is the word’s first all-in-one 4K/HD, 2ch, dual 7” 3RU rack recorder, monitor, and playback deck!

Events


Motion Media Does Art Walk
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Last Thursday the Seattle Motion Media Project space launched at the Seattle Pioneer Square Art Walk with a soft opening. The Motion Media Project space featured the work of visual artist, Robbie Schroeder.

Webinar: Network Attached Storage for Creative Workflows
Apr 1, 2015 | No Comments | Read more →

We want to teach you about Seagate NAS Solutions! Join Motion Media and Seagate to learn about how Seagate NAS solutions are ideal for all creative environments from Game Development, VFX and Animation to Post Production.

Motion Media Presents Robbie Schroeder!
Mar 23, 2015 | No Comments | Read more →

On April 2nd, Motion Media Project presents the work of Seattle artist, Robbie Schroeder. Join us at our Seattle, Pioneer Square gallery space for the April 2nd Pioneer Square Art Walk.

Motion Media’s Top 8 GDC Picks
Mar 13, 2015 | No Comments | Read more →

Motion Media attended the GDC 2015 last week. We went, we saw, we conquered. Now we are catching up on our sleep. Check out out top 8 picks for the most exciting attractions featured at the convention hall.

Join the Motion Media Madness Bracket Challenge!
Mar 12, 2015 | No Comments | Read more →

Register for the Motion Media Madness Bracket Challenge and you would win a Robox 3D Printer or other great prizes. Challenge the Motion Media team along with your peers to see who is the best at guessing who’s going to win!

Updates/Upgrades


Deadline 9 Now Available
Mar 9, 2017 | No Comments | Read more →

The latest version of our scalable high-volume compute management solution – Deadline 9.0 is now available. This new version introduces additional security features and UI improvements. For improved security of your render farm, all connections from Deadline to the Deadline database…

Realflow 10 from Next Limit Has Arrived!
Dec 7, 2016 | No Comments | Read more →

Realflow 10 is much improved and faster with a lot of new features. Realflow 10 also has a new lower price! Check out the new Dyverso Multiphysics solver, three new daemons and more.

Phoenix FD Maya Beta Now Available
Dec 7, 2016 | No Comments | Read more →

Phoenix FD for Maya Beta. Phoenix FD can simulate smoke, liquids, ocean waves, splashes, spray, mist, and more. It’s been refined to give users the power they need, with tools that are fast, intuitive and interactive. We’ve also added online licensing as an option.

Maxon Announces Cinema 4D R18 – New Features
Jul 25, 2016 | No Comments | Read more →

Maxon announced the release of Cinema 4D R18 today at Siggraph in Anaheim. After watching some of the demos and reading a bit about it, the new features look pretty great. Take a look at the press release below from Maxon, and check out this Promo to find out how you can get a free copy of Cinema 4D R18.

V-Ray Beta 3 for Revit Has Been Released
Jul 20, 2016 | No Comments | Read more →

V-Ray Beta 3 for Revit is now ready! Beta 3 runs noticeably faster — up to 30% faster. We’ve also refined the interface, improved interactive rendering and added support for Revit 2017.



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