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Feb 18, 2014 Upgrade to The Foundry Creation COLLECTIVE from MODO or MARI

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Upgrade to The Foundry Creation COLLECTIVE from MODO or MARI

The Creation COLLECTIVE offers digital 3D visualization, modeling, animation, painting, playback, and integration in a single license.
Customers on a single license of  MODO or MARI can upgrade to the Creation COLLECTIVE at cost effective price point.

What’s in the Creation COLLECTIVE?

  • MODO – the next generation of 3D content creation
  • MARI – state of the art 3D painting
  • HIEROPLAYER –  Desktop playback, Edit & Review

Creation Collective with maintenance Upgrade from MODO $1240.00

MODO from version 101-701 eligible for upgrade to COLLECTIVE.

Creation Collective with maintenance Upgrade from MARI $1240.00

This price includes 1 year’s Maintenance

  • Free upgrades for 1 year MODO, MARI, HIEROPLAYER
  • 1 year access to customer support by phone/email

Q: What do you get on COLLECTIVES Maintenance?
A: Product updates, maintenance releases and service packs, support, communication and collaboration for the COLLECTIVES as a whole.

Q: Will the Creation COLLECTIVE maintenance plan cover full MODO upgrades?
A: The COLLECTIVE maintenance will cover MODO upgrades for 1 year. If The Foundry releases MODO 801 within the customers maintenance term, customers will receive MODO 801 at no additional cost.

Q: How do customers access the MODO side of this maintenance offering?
A: Customers will have the option to download updates from the Foundry web site and will have access to
downloads for MODO from the product page, with valid maintenance. 
http://www.thefoundry.co.uk/products/modo/downloads/

Q: How will the COLLECTIVES be licensed?
A: The COLLECTIVE licensing will use RLM licenses of all products, including MODO, and be combined into a
single license string.  Existing users that already have FLEXlm licenses will be given a second RLM
license.   The new COLLECTIVE license will not automatically replace customers existing license, and a License
Transfer to COLLECTIVE form will be required for all customers upgrading an existing license of MODO to a
COLLECTIVE license.

Feb 18, 2014 THE FOUNDRY COLLECTIVES

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THE FOUNDRY COLLECTIVES

The Foundry has created two streamlined content creation packages specifically designed to give artists and designers exactly what they need, hassle free.
Whether you’re a start-up business, a freelancer or in education, our out of the box solutions provide high-end tools for all sorts of projects.

production collective

Creative toolsets for media production professionals.
Bringing together The Foundry’s top, award winning products, the Production COLLECTIVE provides the essential tools for digital 3D modeling, animation, paint, effects, playback, editorial and shot management, all in a single license.

What’s in the Production COLLECTIVE?

  • MODO – the next generation of 3D content creation
  • MARI – state of the art 3D painting
  • NUKEX – advancing the art of digital compositing
  • HIERO – conform, edit and review with collaborative shot management

creation collective

A collection of products for creative professionals

Ideal for designers and animators alike, the Creation COLLECTIVE brings together the essential tools for digital 3D visualization, modeling, animation, painting, playback and integration, all in a single license.

This COLLECTIVE includes:

  • MODO – the next generation of 3D content creation
  • MARI – state of the art 3D painting
  • HIEROPLAYER – desktop playback, Edit & Review

Jan 27, 2014 MeshFusion: Live, interactive boolean modeling now available for MODO 701

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MeshFusion: Live, interactive boolean modeling now available for MODO 701

Launching today, Monday 27th January 2014, MeshFusion for MODO has been developed by Braid Art Labs based upon the previous GroBoto technology. This revolutionary new modeling plugin is available exclusively for MODO 701 and opens up a new world of creative possibilities for artists and designers.

What is MeshFusion?
By adding MeshFusion to your MODO workflow, you will be able to take advantage of new modeling operations that will let you interactively blend, add and subtract objects to create consistently high quality Subdivision Surface (SDS) models faster and more efficiently than ever before. Click here to visit The Foundry MODO website for more info.

Motion Media Pricing:
MeshFusion is now available to customers at a special introductory price of $295, that’s a saving of up to 25% off until February 10th! After that, the price rises to $395.00

Aug 7, 2013 Substance Designer 3.6 for Modo – Introductory Price

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Substance Designer 3.6 for Modo - Introductory Price

In a partnership with Luxology and Modo 701, Substance Designer 3.6 is now at the low introductory price of $395

Substance Designer 3.6

Substance Designer 3.6 for Modo 701 is a comprehensive non-linear, non-destructive tool made for 3D artists who want to create high quality texture assets in less time. Artists can easily create seamless textures for 3D environments, props, and characters in a lightweight smart texture format called Substances. In addition, Substance Designer features a 3D preview that allows you to monitor what you’re doing in real time, and has a multi-output functionality matching the real-life shader inputs (diffuse map, but also normal, specular, etc.). Substance Designer is also equipped with powerful tools such as an advanced batching system that lets you automatically process numerous meshes and textures at the same time, a live link with Adobe Photoshop, and powerful preset filters that speed up texture creation time.

Substance Designer 3.6 introduces new features to improve your texturing workflow:

  • Resource monitoring
  • Import and live link with PSD files
  • Tessellation and multi-material support in the 3D View
  • Node profiler
  • New high poly – low poly mesh normal map baker

Visit the Substance Designer 3 page on the allegorithmic site for more information.

Use Coupon Code: SUBSTANCEMODO

*Purchasing and fulfillment are managed by allegorithmic.

Jul 12, 2013 SIGGRAPH 2013 Parties and Special Events

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SIGGRAPH 2013 Parties and Special Events

SIGGRAPH 2013 is almost here and so are the special industry parties and events.

Below is the list of happenings.

The Foundry Meet-Up @ SIGGRAPH 2013
Date: Monday, 22 July
Time: 7pm till end
Where: Rose Terrace at The House of Blues, Anaheim, 1530 Disneyland Dr, Anaheim, CA 92802
Register Now

Autodesk User Group in Anaheim, CA
Date: Tuesday, 23 July
Time: Registration: 6pm – 7pm
Where: City National Grove of Anaheim 2200 East Katella Avenue Anaheim, CA 92806 USA
Register Now

Chaos Group to Preview V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max at SIGGRAPH 2013
Date: Wednesday, 24 July
Time: 11.30 – 12. 00 pm & 3.30 – 4.00 pm
Where: SIGGRAPH show floor – BOOTH 110

Luxology MODO User Group @ SIGGRAPH 2013
Date: Wednesday, 24 July
Time: 6.45pm – 9.00pm
Where: Doubletree Suites by The Hilton, Tuscany Ballroom DE, 2085 S Harbor Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92802
Register Now

Next Limit SIGGRAPH 2013 Party
Date: Wednesday, 24 July
Time: 6.30 – 9.00 p.m.
Where: Bar Louie, 321 W Katella Ave Suite #212, Anaheim, CA 92802
Register Now: RSVP Required contact Motion Media

NVIDIA LIMELIGHT – Maxon, Cebas and more..
Date: Wednesday, 24 July
Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm
Where: Anaheim Marriott, Platinum 5 Ballroom
Register Now: Usually at Event

Chaos Group V-Ray User Event, Los Angeles
Date: Friday, 26 July
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm – Registration, 7:00 – 9:00 pm – Presentations
Where: The Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Los Angeles, CA
Register Now

May 2, 2013 Try Modo 701 Free

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Try Modo 701 Free

The Foundry and Luxology announced a free Modo 701 15 Day trial and a 30 Day production trial that is $25.  I suggest you head over to the Luxology site and get started as soon as you can. Plus, if you haven’t already, take the 701 Feature Tour, now with new videos.

The MODO Basic Trial includes:

  • MODO 701 software (download)
  • MODO content files
  • MODO 701 online documentation
  • 15 day temporary license
  • Licenses for BOTH PC and Mac
  • Download Here

The MODO Production Evaluation includes:

  • MODO 701 software (download)
  • MODO 701 Spotlight video series ($25 value)
  • MODO content files
  • Access to Asset Sharing site
  • MODO 701 online documentation
  • 30 day temporary license
  • Licenses for BOTH PC and Mac
  • MODO Plug-in SDK
  • $25 credit off purchase of new MODO Individual License
  • Special offers from Luxology

Try Modo 701

Mar 25, 2013 Luxology MODO 701 is out now!

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Luxology MODO 701 is out now!

This brand new major release of MODO includes significant improvements to the modelling, sculpting, animation, effects and rendering workflows. Plus, it continues to add value with a number of new features.

MODO 701 highlights

  • Procedural particle engine with an easy to use pre-set workflow
  • Audio playback and a sound channel modifier, bringing animations to life
  • Schematic improvements, reducing scene graph complexity
  • Dedicated dynamics simulation layer, significantly improving performance
  • Simplified complexity of materials and layered shaders
  • Large scene performance improvements by as much as 175x
  • Preview render synchronisation improvements, over 50x faster in large scenes
  • New Python interpreter, making python execution many times faster
  • Unlimited network rendering

MODO 701 recorded webcast below.

Mar 14, 2013 The Foundry MARI 2.0 is out now

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The Foundry MARI 2.0 is out now

The Foundry have released MARI 2.0

New features include:

  • Procedural Layers – A powerful procedural engine is built into the heart of the layer stack; offering fluid, GPU accelerated real time procedural noises, patterns, projections and more. Procedural layers mean artists can easily create the look they want, seamlessly blending procedural and painted detail with the same toolkit.
  • Mask groups – In MARI 2.0, rather than a single mask per layer, each layer’s mask is a full layer stack in its own right. Artists can use blending, groups, adjustments and procedurals in their masks for a much more flexible, and non-destructive, workflow.
  • Shared layers – We don’t think artists should have to waste time keeping track of how and where they have reused layers and masks. MARI 2.0 introduces a unique layer concept, shared layers, to ensure that artists can spend more time painting. A shared layer is one that appears multiple times in the same stack, or is shared between stacks, and is automatically and instantly updated wherever it is used.
  • Streamlined layer view – With powerful grouping, tagging and filtering options, the layer view in MARI 2.0 means even highly complex stacks are easy to navigate and control.

Customers on active maintenance can Download MARI 2.0 now!

Mar 12, 2013 First Look at Modo 701

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First Look at Modo 701

MODO 701 is on its way!

MODO 701 is coming soon. Be one of the first to discover what’s new and improved during our ‘MODO 701 Feature Tour’ webcast on March 25th at 10AM (PST).

Space is limited, so register for the webcast today.

What’s new in MODO 701? here’s a sneak peek…

  • New procedural particle engine with an easy to use preset workflow.
  • Audio playback and sound channel modifier – bringing animations to life.
  • Schematic improvements – reducing scene graph complexity.
  • Large scene performance improvements by as much as 175x
  • Preview render synchronization improvements, over 50x faster in large scenes.
  • Dedicated dynamics simulation layer that significantly improves performance.
  • Simplified complexity of materials and layered shaders.
  • New Python interpreter that makes python execution many times faster.
  • Unlimited network rendering.
  • Soon to be released LINUX operating system support.
  • AND LOTS MORE…

Find out more, register for the webcast and check out the first sneak peek video here

Dec 18, 2012 The Foundry MARI 1.6 is now available

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The Foundry MARI 1.6 is now available

The Foundry have released MARI 1.6
The latest version of their production proven 3D digital paint tool, designed from the ground up so artists can spend more time being creative and less time managing technical issues.
MARI 1.6 brings AMD graphics card support, flowmap tools and more..

WHAT’S NEW IN MARI 1 .6?

  • AMD graphics card support Radeon HD 7850, HD 7950 and FirePro W7000, W8000 and W9000 have been officially tested and added to the Tested Graphics Cards list.
  • Vector Paint and Vector Inspector tools give you the ability to create flow and normal maps to specify the direction of paint flow on a model, and to monitor changes easily with the inspector.
  • Vector paint blending modes help create flow and normal maps with the specialised Vector Paint tool.
  • Vector shading modules assist in creating flow and normal maps by setting the vector field information, displaying flow visualisation.
  • New brush cursor options mean the brush cursor for the Paint tool can be changed to display an outline of the currently selected brush.
  • Projection Cube and Projection Sphere shader modules allow you to project cube map or spherical texture files onto geometry for a faster workflow.
  • New options in the Hue filter and the Diffuse HSV shader module allow you to specify desaturation calculations based on HSV or HSL values.

Customers on active maintenance can Download MARI 1.6 here.

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Maxon Announces Cinema 4D R18 – New Features
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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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Atomos Shogun Studio
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Motion Media Does Art Walk
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Webinar: Network Attached Storage for Creative Workflows
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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!

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Phoenix FD Maya Beta Now Available
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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
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V-Ray Beta 3 for Revit Has Been Released
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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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