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Apr 6, 2015 Motion Media Does Art Walk

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Motion Media Does Art Walk

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. Continue reading “Motion Media Does Art Walk”…

Apr 1, 2015 Webinar: Network Attached Storage for Creative Workflows

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Webinar: Network Attached Storage for Creative Workflows

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. The new Seagate NAS storage systems can simplify your creative workflow.

Centralize back up and access to your business-critical files from anywhere with a range of complete network storage solutions from compact, affordable desktop models to enterprise-class rackmounts. Securely share files with clients, remotely access assets, create user groups and permissions and more.

We’ll show you why this is the NAS solution you need. Register for our webinar here.

Mar 23, 2015 Motion Media Presents Robbie Schroeder!

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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 13, 2015 Motion Media’s Top 8 GDC Picks

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Motion Media's Top 8 GDC Picks

Motion Media attended the GDC 2015 last week. We went, we saw, we conquered. Now we are catching up on our sleep. Check out our top 8 picks for the most exciting attractions featured at the convention hall. Additionally, at the end of this article, enjoy a photo of the author rendered as an action figure with boils covering her chin (kindly distributed by the folks at 3D + Me HALO Guardians).

 

1)Oculus Rift

oculus

Who wouldn’t choose the Oculus booth for their top GDC pick? Oculus is simply the coolest kid on the playground. We aren’t trying to start an uprising here. Like the other plebeians of the GDC, we waited in line to try the Oculus demo for about two hours. Our joints were aching and we skipped lunch, but we waited until we were called upon.

Here’s what GDC participants discovered: Continue reading “Motion Media’s Top 8 GDC Picks”…

Mar 12, 2015 Join the Motion Media Madness Bracket Challenge!

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Join the Motion Media Madness Bracket Challenge!

The Motion Media Madness Challenge is Here!

Fill out a bracket to compete against other MMM Challenge players for a chance to win one of three prizes!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Click on this link – Register Here – (takes you to cbssports.com)
  2. Sign up for an account, or login to your existing account.
  3. Use password: “MotionMedia2015” to get into our group.
  4. Use your expertise, or luck, to fill out your bracket. (You will get an email when the brackets are ready to be filled out. (Sunday March 15, 2015) If you’re signing up after that, you can just fill out the bracket.)
  5. Sit back and hope for the best.

What can I win?

  • Grand Prize – a CEL Robox 3D Printer (Value $1,899) Printer Details
  • Other prizes will be announced at a later date.

 Good Luck!


**Winners must be in the US to claim prizes**

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

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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!.

Oct 14, 2014 Upcoming Event – Maya 2015 Up Close & Personal

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Upcoming Event - Maya 2015 Up Close & Personal

See 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 2015 and ask those burning questions you’ve always wanted answered.

Here’s what he’ll be showing:

  • Maya 2015 and Maya 2015 Extension
  • Xgen
  • Bifrost
  • Recap
  • 3D printing
  • Sketchbook
  • FBXreview
  • Plus more.

Motion Media will be providing food and drink for the event from 7-7:30 or so, and then Marcel will show the goods after that. Be sure and show up on time so you don’t miss anything.

It’s in the Demille Theatre

Presenter

Marcel de Jong, Sr. Technical Specialist, Autodesk North America

Marcel de Jong specializes in Autodesk Maya and Mudbox for the film and television industries. His background is in industrial design at which point he used Autodesk Studio before working as a digital FX consultant for studios such as DreamWorks, Digital Domain, Warner Digital, and Sony Image Works.

“Maya allows me to mock up concept sketches and models in 3D with a great amount of detail in less than a day. This enables me to make all of the creative decisions very early on in the process”

When is it?

On Oct 21, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM PDT

Venue

The Culver Studios DeMille Theatre
9336 W Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

Directions (pdf)

Theatre Location (pdf)

Who Should Attend?

Animators,Illustrators, Designers, Previsualization Artists, and anybody who works creatively with imagery.

How to Register

The event is free, but space is limited. Mark your calendar (October 21, 2014, 7pm PDT) and reserve your spot asap at:
Event Registration

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Oct 8, 2014 Autodesk Meet the Experts Webinar

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Autodesk Meet the Experts Webinar

Autodesk Meet the Experts Webinar – October 21, 2014

Meet the Experts

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.

You’ll hear from Jeff Lockheart Head of School at the Australian Academy of Interactive Entertainment (AIE) how this college has groomed students for productions, such as, The Great Gatsby, Planet of the Apps, Avatar, The Hobbit, The Lego Movie, Harry Potter – The Deathly Hallows, Transformers – Revenge of the Fallen, and Hell Boy – the Science of Evil.

Autodesk’s David Zwierzchaczewski joined up with the AIE one of Australia’s leading film schools, to help final year students make a film.See how new features in Autodesk® Maya® 2015, Autodesk® Mudbox® 2015, and Autodesk® Motionbuilder® 2015 are helping students achieve studio quality work, how file management has played such an important role in keeping this film under budget and how the extensive use of the Autodesk/Shotgun® file management software is key to making this happen.

Register Here

Sep 16, 2014 What’s New in Cinema 4D R16 Webinar – Wed. Sep 24

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

What’s New in Cinema 4D R16 Webinar

In this webinar presented by Motion Media and Maxon, you will 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.

Who Should Attend
Animators,Illustrators, Designers, Previsualization Artists, and anybody who works creatively with imagery.

Who is Presenting the Webinar

Patrick Goski

Patrick Goski is a freelance 3D generalist and Training Specialist for MAXON Computers INC. Patrick has been providing video content for Cineversity.com, as well as online and onsite training for the past 5 years with MAXON. Alongside this work he has also worked as a Technical Director on several music videos that have received nominations for MTV Music Video Awards for Best Visual Effects.

When is it
Wednesday, September 24, 1pm PST

Aug 18, 2014 Autodesk Exchange Apps Hackathon

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Autodesk Exchange Apps Hackathon

Autodesk Exchange Apps Hackathon – Sep. 20 & 21

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!

Join Autodesk for this exciting online event September 20 & 21, 2014.

Register now and get started!

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.

Apps can be for any industry – ranging from AEC and Infrastructure to Manufacturing to Media and Entertainment and be anything a customer will find useful:

Plug-in
Standalone applications
Cloud apps
Training tutorials
E-books
Content
Etc.
You may choose to publish a range of apps and web services – from free to trial to paid. For paid apps there is an additional incentive, plus you can now publish your paid apps on monthly subscription to make it easy for customers to try your product or web service.

What is the Autodesk® Exchange Apps Hackathon?

It is a community event held online over two days September 20 and 21, 2014. During this time you will have the opportunity to work closely with other members of the software development community and Autodesk engineers in real time developing new apps for Autodesk Exchange.

The event will be helpful and social – a mix of chat sessions, live Q&A sessions, you might even have private, one-on-one meetings with our specialists. You’ll meet other Publishers “virtually” and learn from their questions too. We’ll also have presentations on specific topics and videos. So, even if you complete your apps after the Hackathon event you can still benefit by learning how to make additional app submissions easier – and get to know the Autodesk Developer Network Exchange Apps team!

See the FAQ for full details.

Register for the Autodesk Exchange Apps Hackathon

Resources

Here you will find a collection of resources to help you prepare your App for publishing on Autodesk® Exchange Apps.

Whether this is your first time publishing apps for Autodesk Exchange Apps or if you have published apps before we recommend you start by reviewing the documentation and technical guidelines on the Autodesk Exchange Apps Developer Center.

For live presentations we recommend you view the Exchange Apps Webinar.   Here’s a breakdown of the topic segments:

  1. The growth and business aspects of Exchange Apps  by Jim Quanci: 1 minute to 17 minute mark.
  2. Upcoming new features by Jim Quanci: 17 minutes to 28 minute mark.
  3. Discussion and demo of new features of Exchange Apps – setting up simple copy protection mechanism, monthly subscription, web services, sample code demos for APIs.   Stephen Preston:  28 minutes – 59 minute mark.
  4.  Best Practices Tips and Tricks by Stephen Preston: 59 minutes to end.

Check out Instructional Videos.

Documentation:

Entitlement AP1 for AutoCAD and verticals desktop Apps

Useful blog posts:

How the IPN listener works and how to create one

Selling web services on monthly subscription

Check Entitlement API:   to check the entitlement of a user (for AutoCAD and vertical products) as the basis for a copy protection system for your application:

Part 1:  REST API to check entitlement of a user

Part 2:  OAuth API:  how to check the entitlement of a user using Autodesk OAuth to get the user ID (OAuth required for Revit and Inventor apps)

Part 3: How to protect my intellectual property of my app on Autodesk Exchange Apps

Register for the Autodesk Exchange Apps Hackathon

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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!
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
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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!

Events


Motion Media Does Art Walk
Apr 6, 2015 | No Comments | Read more →

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!

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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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