At NAB 2015, The Foundry announced its formal partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Academy Color Encoding System (ACES). ACES is a color management and image interchange system that is altogether free, open, and device-independent. Color management and color workflows have evolved over many years. Moving forward, ACES sets the global industry standard for motion picture and television production. Continue reading “The Foundry Announces ACES Integration at NAB 2015″…
Apr 17, 2015 The Foundry Announces ACES Integration at NAB 2015
Apr 17, 2015 Autodesk 3ds Max 2016 Introduction
The 3ds Max Development team has been working overtime for almost a year to bring you the latest version of the Autodesk 3ds Max. We can’t wait to introduce it to you! Continue reading “Autodesk 3ds Max 2016 Introduction”…
Apr 13, 2015 New at NAB: Autodesk Maya & 3ds Max 2016!
At NAB, Autodesk representatives have a busy week ahead of them. Two exciting Autodesk updates to be released this week include Maya and 3ds Max 2016. Continue reading “New at NAB: Autodesk Maya & 3ds Max 2016!”…
Apr 9, 2015 BZP Pro Price Drop (Like It’s Hot)
Big news! BZP Pro has permanently slashed their prices to $500, additionally, until June 1st, BZP Pro is offering its products discounted at 50% off. This means you can buy their products for just $250! Click here to purchase. Continue reading “BZP Pro Price Drop (Like It’s Hot)”…
Mar 23, 2015 Motion Media Presents Robbie Schroeder!
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. To kick off our first Pioneer Square event, we will host a happy hour the evening of the Art Walk. Robbie’s work will be featured in our space (and available for sale) in the month following the first Thursday Art Walk on April 2nd. Continue reading “Motion Media Presents Robbie Schroeder!”…
Mar 18, 2015 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 email@example.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.
Mar 17, 2015 Ken Zimmerman Wins ASAI Award of Excellence
Recently, the American Society of Architectural Illustrators selected Motion Media customer, Ken Zimmerman of Zimmerman Visual, for its annual “Architecture In Pespective” publication and exhibit. To give a little context, each year, ASAI‘s jury of architects, designers and illustrators selects 60 works from around the world to participate in the event. As one might imagine, each selection is considerably excellent. Continue reading “Ken Zimmerman Wins ASAI Award of Excellence”…
Tweak Software & Shotgun are coming together at Autodesk to form one powerful review/collaboration solution. See the below press release from the guys at Tweak Software, and also what Shotgun had to say about it. This is exciting news!
We have a big announcement: We will be joining Autodesk’s Shotgun team! Autodesk has acquired Tweak’s team and technology. After collaborating with Shotgun for years, we have taken the opportunity to combine our tech, teams, and experience under a single (virtual) roof.
The future of production clearly demands tightly integrated collaboration tools to tie together far-flung teams and rapidly shifting workflows. Jim, Alan, and I believe that the best way to serve these demands is to team up with Autodesk’s Shotgun team to build a new generation of practical, powerful, production tools. Autodesk’s support and investment is providing the resources to make all of this possible and to fuel our future plans.
We understand that you may have concerns. We want everyone to know that we’re not going away. The whole Tweak team is joining Autodesk and will be working with the Shotgun team. We plan to continue to develop, support and sell RV. We’ll also continue to collaborate with other companies on integrations. The terms of your existing licensing and support contracts won’t change and will continue to be serviced by our team as part of Autodesk. Our support site will stay in place, and we’ll continue to operate and communicate with all of our customers as part of Autodesk.*
Jan 19, 2015 Last Chance to Upgrade your Autodesk Software!
Last chance to upgrade your Autodesk software
Autodesk Upgrades will end on 31st January 2015
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.
For more information click here
Autodesk Calculator – The financial implications of not upgrading
Autodesk have launched a calculator which allows customers to realise the financial implications of not upgrading before the end of January 2015. The calculator shows the cost differences when upgrading and some of the reasons to upgrade now rather than later. To access the Calculator click here.
Upgrade Policy Changes FAQ
About Customer Types and the Policy Update
- Which customers will be affected by this change in upgrade policy?
The upgrade policy change will affect all customers, both direct customers and non-direct customers, who purchase software without Autodesk Subscription. Beginning February 1, 2015, only customers with Autodesk Subscription benefits will have access to a reduced price for the most recent software version.
- Does the upgrade change affect Autodesk Maintenance Subscription customers?
No, this upgrade policy change does not affect software licenses with a valid Autodesk Maintenance Subscription. Autodesk Maintenance Subscription customers will continue to receive access to the latest version of their software as long as they continue to renew their Subscriptions.
- How does this policy affect enterprise and named account customers?
Enterprise customers who purchase under E-Flex or Multi-Flex will continue to receive new versions of products per their Subscription benefits. Enterprise and named account customers who purchase outside of those programs will be affected by this policy change.
- How does this policy affect government customers?
The upgrade policy change will affect all government customers who purchase perpetual software licenses without attaching Autodesk Subscription. From February 1, 2015, government customers without Autodesk Subscription will no longer be able to benefit from an upgrade price to get current.
- How does this policy affect education customers?
Education customers who purchase perpetual software licenses without attaching Autodesk Subscription will be affected by this policy change. From February 1, 2015, education customers without Autodesk Subscription will no longer be able to benefit from an upgrade price to get current.
Upgrade Policy and Future Product Releases
- Will the change to the upgrade policy impact the Autodesk product support policy?
No. At this time, Autodesk has no plans to change its product support policy. Currently, Autodesk supports products on Subscription, up to 3 releases back. This will continue to be the case even after Autodesk stops selling upgrade versions.
- How can a customer get current if they have an older version of software after February 1, 2015?
Customers who wish to use the latest release after February 1, 2015 will have the option to purchase the latest version at SRP (Suggested Retail Price).
- Can I upgrade my current license of Autodesk software now?
If you already have a legal installed version of Autodesk software and are interested in purchasing a license of a newer version, you may be eligible for an upgrade before February 1, 2015. To qualify for an upgrade to a 2015 version, you must be moving from a 2009 or more recent version.
- How do I see a list of software I need to upgrade before the change?
You can request a License Report that lists all your software for all your contracts. The report displays the Release Date and Asset Status of each software title. A Release Date of 2009 or newer and Status of “Registered” indicates a title is eligible for upgrade before February 1, 2015. Fill out and submit the Software License and Activation Help form to request a Licensed Software Report.
- Will crossgrades be eliminated?
No. A customer may still purchase a crossgrade from a current version of a product to a current version of a higher valued product for a fee (this is considered an upgrade of current software version). For example, a customer with a current version of AutoCAD LT® can cross grade to AutoCAD®, or a customer with a current version of AutoCAD can crossgrade to Revit® or to an AutoCAD® Design Suite. Please consult with your Autodesk Reseller for specific current version upgrade pricing.Crossgrades remain a great way to serve a customer’s expanding software needs for additional functionality.
- What is a crossgrade?
A crossgrade is the purchase of a current version of a new perpetual product line of higher value in exchange for an existing current version perpetual license. Please consult with your Autodesk Reseller for specific current version upgrade pricing.
- How does Autodesk define “higher value product”?
Higher value offerings provide more or higher functionality. They generally have higher suggested retail prices (SRP) than the lesser value offering. Therefore, crossgrades will exist for exchange of products with lower functionality, and, hence, lower SRPs to products with higher functionality and higher SRPs.
- Can a perpetual license be crossgraded to a rental license (e.g. rental plan or cloud service)?
No. At this time, there is no current plan to offer a crossgrade of a perpetual software license into a rental offering.
- Who do I contact if I have additional questions about the upgrade policy change?
Customers that have questions or need more information should contact Motion Media at 888-542-8941.
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…
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: