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Feb 26, 2013 Catcher in the Rye Short Film

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Catcher in the Rye Short Film

Check out this “Catcher in the Rye” graduate short done by Fabian Koppenhofer using Cinema 4D, After Effects and Element 3D.  It’s a very well done piece. Enjoy.

Feb 11, 2013 Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams IT Deployment Guide

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Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams IT Deployment Guide

Creative Cloud for Teams Deployment Tools 
Many of our Creative Cloud for teams customers have been looking for a way to leverage their existing infrastructure in order to deploy and manage the applications included in Creative Cloud for teams. Well, today, Adobe has released a pdf document explaining how Sys Admins can make that happen.

Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams IT Deployment Guide

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Nov 13, 2012 Popular switches to Adobe Premiere Pro for Latest Video for Burton Snowboards

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Popular switches to Adobe Premiere Pro for Latest Video for Burton Snowboards

Imagine some of the world’s most progressive snowboarders risking their lives to shoot in beautiful remote locations—all cut to great music. This year, Burton Snowboards chased winter to produce an original film to kick off the season, inspiring both core riders and newcomers to the sport. The creative production company behind this year’s project is Popular, a studio recognized for originating authentic athlete, personality, and lifestyle- driven creative for film, commercials, and branded entertainment. The award-winning partners of Popular—David Tindale and Jeremy Pettit—sat down with Adobe to share their experience switching from Final Cut Pro to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 software to put together 13, Burton’s action-packed film for 2013.

Some Highlights: 

Adobe: You previously used Final Cut Pro. We understand this was really one of the first times you had ever used Adobe Premiere Pro. Why did you switch?

Tindale: This was our first film stepping into full 1080 resolution. We knew we would be working with different camera formats and needed an editing solution that could handle everything. Footage was shot on RED Scarlet and Epic cameras, mainly—but some Cineflex, Panasonic HPX, GPS, GoPro, and a variety of DSLR cameras. It was incredible to just throw it all onto the Adobe Premiere Pro timeline and get straight to work. I think the main thing was the ability to deal with all these different formats. With so much footage and a tight timeline it was amazing to jump right into the edit and skip the time-consuming process of transcoding all of our footage.

Adobe: What was the switch to Adobe Premiere Pro like?

Pettit: The switch was pretty straightforward. We started working with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 on an ESPN project last spring. I needed to work fast, so I just mapped the keyboard shortcuts from Final Cut Pro to Adobe Premiere Pro. But with the Burton project we moved to CS6 and I started using the regular Adobe Premiere Pro keyboard shortcuts—it wasn’t difficult. The improvements in the Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 interface made it more user friendly than the previous version. I love the “log and transfer” capabilities, such as the ability to see big thumbnails and scrub through them, set your project in and out points, and drop everything into your timeline. We were still learning as we went, but we found that right away, Adobe Premiere Pro is great for getting down to business.

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Nov 2, 2012 Imagineer Systems releases Mocha v3.1 Point Release

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Imagineer Systems releases Mocha v3.1 Point Release

Imagineer Systems announced today that a new point release will be available for download on November 5, 2012. This new point release offers many customer requested improvements and significant new features for After Effects, Nuke, and Assimilate Scratch Users.

Version 3.1 will work with existing v3 licenses. No new license activation is required.

What’s New in mocha Pro v3.1

  • Greatly improved Lens Module
  • Ability to import and use External Distortion Maps in all mocha Pro modules
  • Ability to export rasterized Distortion Maps for Nuke, Fusion, Flame and more.
  • Support for export to new mocha Lens plug-in for After Effects.
  • 3D Camera export to HitFilm2 from FXhome
  • RED (R3D) file support
  • Export colored roto shapes directly to Nuke and After Effects (or render externally)
  • Seamlessly export Planar Tracking data to ASSIMILATE SCRATCH 7

What’s New in mocha AE v3.1

  • mocha AE v3.1 strengthens its toolset with a workflow for handling lens distorted footage and format support enhancements including:
  • New Lens Module for analyzing and calibrating clips;
  • New mocha Lens plug-in for After Effects users, enabling artists to paste lens data directly to the After Effects timeline to distort or undistort layers. mocha Lens is a free plug-in and works with Adobe CS4-CS6.
  • RED (R3D) file support;
  • Ability to export color roto shapes to mocha shape for AE plug-in.
  • 3D Camera Export to HitFilm 2 Ultimate

May 24, 2012 3Dean: How To Render Elements Using 3ds Max, Vray and After Effects

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3Dean: How To Render Elements Using 3ds Max, Vray and After Effects

Check out this new video from our very own “3Dean” where he shows you how to setup a scene in Autodesk 3ds Max and render the elements out with V-Ray for 3ds Max to bring in to After Effects and composite the final shot.  Pretty cool stuff.

May 11, 2012 10 Great After Effects Tutorials from Vimeo

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10 Great After Effects Tutorials from Vimeo

Tutorials, tutorials, tutorials!  There are so many tutorials online these days that it’s hard to sift through the bad ones to find anything worth while, so we did that for you!  We compiled a list of the top 10 After Effects tutorials to make things easy on you, cause that’s what we like to do.

Continue reading “10 Great After Effects Tutorials from Vimeo”…

May 4, 2012 Adobe CS6 Creative Cloud choosing the right licensing option

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Adobe CS6 Creative Cloud choosing the right licensing option

Adobe cloud service debuts May 7th.  It is important to distinguish between the individual license designed only for an individual customer versus the corporate program called Team Ready designed for corporations purchasing for their staff members. Take a look at the diagram below for a clarifying your options and choice.  The individual licenses are not designed for corporate purchasing. They belong solely to the individuals and cannot be transferred or retained by the company should those individuals leave the company.

Apr 30, 2012 Your Adobe CS6 Upgrade Questions Answered

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Your Adobe CS6 Upgrade Questions Answered

Adobe is changing a lot about their upgrade policy with the release of Adobe Creative Suite 6 and we’re getting questions about what can be upgraded and how to actually get the free upgrade to CS6.  So we thought we’d answer some of those questions for you…

Question: Can I upgrade to CS6?

Owners of a CS5 or CS5.5 suite edition qualify for upgrade pricing to a CS6 suite edition. Owners of an individual CS5 or CS5.5 product qualify for upgrade pricing to the same product but not to a suite edition. Any version earlier than CS5 will not be eligible for upgrade pricing.

Owners of CS3 or CS4 individual products and suite editions will receive temporary upgrade pricing to CS6 until December 31, 2012. After that date, only owners of CS5 or CS5.5 products will qualify for upgrade pricing to CS6.

Owners of CS2 have one last chance if they purchase CS5 from a reseller in the next 30 days (to receive a free upgrade to CS6).

Question: I just bought CS5 (CS5.5) – Do I qualify for a free upgrade?

If you purchased through Adobe.com on or after March 26, 2012, you are qualified to receive an upgrade to the equivalent Creative Suite 6 version of your product at no additional cost when CS6 ships. A one-time coupon will be sent to the email address associated with your order approximately 10 days after CS6 becomes publicly available.

If you purchased an eligible Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 or a Creative Suite 5.5 component through an Adobe authorized reseller on or after March 26, 2012, you are qualified to receive an upgrade to an equivalent Creative Suite 6 version of your product at no additional cost when CS6 ships. Details and instructions for submitting your claim.

How do I claim my free upgrade?

After Creative Suite 6 ships, visit www.adobe.com/go/pa. Follow the instructions and sign in with your Adobe ID. If you don’t have an account with Adobe, you’ll be prompted to create one. You’ll then complete an online form, requiring you to provide your Creative Suite 5.5 serial number and a scanned copy of your receipt.

When will I receive my free upgrade?

Once you submit all your proofs of purchase, please allow Adobe 7 days to process your request.

Do I have to pay for shipping?

In North America, your free upgrade to CS6 will be available via electronic download from adobe.com per instructions you’ll receive by email.

Additional Info: Upgrade policy after product announcement

Please Note: This upgrade policy is in line with our 30-day return policy – which is in line or better than most retailers in terms of returns, refunds and price matching guarantees.

Mar 29, 2012 Have You Seen “RUIN” Yet?

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Have You Seen "RUIN" Yet?

If you haven’t seen this short film that was recently posted, you have to check it out.  It was modeled in Modo 601, animated in Lightwave and composited in Adobe After Effects.  I don’t know what the budget was or how long it took to make but it’s pretty sweet. What do you think?

Mar 9, 2012 Sneak Peek: Trapcode MIR

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Sneak Peek: Trapcode MIR

Peder Norrby of Trapcode released this video this week showing a sneak peek at a new After Effects plug-in that’s under development.  Apparently it is scheduled to be released this summer.  What do you think it is?

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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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Realflow 10 from Next Limit Has Arrived!

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.

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Motion Media’s March Madness Challenge is Back!
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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
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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!
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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.
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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
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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!

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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
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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!
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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
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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!
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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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