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Dec 7, 2016 Realflow 10 from Next Limit Has Arrived!

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Realflow 10 from Next Limit Has Arrived!

All new RealFlow 10!

RealFlow 10 is the 10th version of the software – now much improved, faster, and with many new features. In celebration of this special anniversary, they have lowered the prices for both new and upgrade licenses!

Here are some of the improvements in RealFlow 10:

  • New DYVERSO Multiphysics solver for rigid, elastic, and granular simulations
  • Three new daemons
  • A highly optimized DYVERSO solver for GPU and CPU
  • Up to two times faster HYBRIDO solver with a better memory footprint
  • Various workflow enhancements

To get a quick look at what’s new, watch the Tech Reel above.

MORE FEATURES INSIDE:

  • Bitmap Emitter Improvements.
  • Continuous Collision Detection.
  • Better support for 4K monitors.
  • Time Scale for Hybrido secondary emitters.
  • Homogenization of bounded options in Daemons.
  • Environment variables can be used in the preferences window.
  • License priority pick up.

Jul 30, 2015 Realflow 2015 Now Available!

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Realflow 2015 Now Available!

Realflow 2015 has hit the shelves and we think you’ll be blown away by some of the new features.

What’s new in Realflow 2015

DYVERSO

Realflow 2015 Hybrido

Bring your simulations to the next level with the astonishing quality of the new DYVERSO (DY-SPH, DY-PBD) fluid solvers.
Take your simulations to the next level with the astonishing quality of DYVERSO. Thanks to the powerful new DY-SPH and DY-PBD solvers and the addition of GPU acceleration, your simulations will be lightning fast. Exceed your expectations and build smooth layered meshes, making your simulations more realistic than ever.

DIRECT TO RENDER

Realflow 2015 DR

Render your simulation in RealFlow.

  • Easy steps to import your scene, add the fluids and render them out from RealFlow 2015.
  • Fine tune realistic materials directly in RealFlow 2015, connect magnitudes such as speed, vorticity or age.
  • Valid for static frames or animation sequences.
  • Powered by the most advanced physically-based render engine: Maxwell Render™.

PRECISE COLLISIONS

Realflow 2015 Comparison

Clear and fast collisions on complex geometry and speeding objects.
Hybrido also benefits from a more in-depth integration of OpenVDB algorithms in RealFlow 2015.
Hybrido Flip simulations are now faster, have more accurate collisions, and better memory management, especially when dealing with complex geometry and fast moving objects.

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Jun 1, 2015 RealFlow Case Study: Carbon 3D

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RealFlow Case Study: Carbon 3D

When Carbon 3D announced its groundbreaking 3D printing process, CLIP, at a Vancouver TED talk, Fusion CIS partnered with Cinco Design to create an artistic depiction of how the printer works using RealFlow and other software.


The Challenge
Fusion’s fluid & particle effects had to artfully represent the 3D printer’s unique chemical reaction of laser-lights and liquid resin that, as if by magic, creates a 3D object. With only three weeks to sim & render 1) a complex, original particle fx “nebula”, 2) a photo-real droplet traveling through space and 3) a viscous fluid elegantly interacting with intricately detailed ‘buckyball’ geometry, the challenge was intense.
The Process
Cinco created previz maya scenes containing a rising, intricate “buckyball” + cameras for all shots above the surface of the resin bath. Fusion devised a nebula particle system of 12 elements and more than 300 million particles, using RealFlow, Fume FX and Krakatoa. From each RealFlow particle set, different characters of swirly Fumefx sims were generated, some rapidly moving and dispersing, others slower and more concentrated on their sources. Fusion then varied the density slicing settings when generating Krakatoa particles, In the render, different elements were assigned different color variations with age, based on the approved color palette.
The photo real droplet was simmed at a high fps, rendered with shallow depth of field and some simulens lens flaring. Key to rendering transparent liquids is reflecting and refracting the environment. With this droplet coalescing at the center of a swirling nebula, that’s the environment Fusion used.
Several shots followed where the 3D printed buckyball ascends from its resin pool. The challenge was to make it feel like the buckyball was actually forming from an illuminated zone just below the fluid surface. Given the timeframe, this was best achieved not by morphing, but through lighting, shading and compositing. Despite complex geometry naturally capturing & containing liquid as the buckyball rose, the creative required any excess fluid to slip off the object just a little above the surface.
So Fusion created a scripted forcefield, “the cleaner”, affecting only particles touching the geo above the liquid surface. The cleaner pushed particles parallel to their colliding face, in a direction as parallel to vertically downward as possible. This gave the fluid a slightly lively movement, quite similar to the unique motion of excess resin in the actual printing process.

Read the full article and see the results here

Mar 16, 2015 GET STREAMLINED: RealFlow Video Tutorial

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GET STREAMLINED: RealFlow Video Tutorial

To peruse a case study featuring Brandon Young talking about working with the Caped Crusader’s awesome vehicle using RealFlow, click here… But first, check out this useful tutorial showcasing the workflow between RealFlow, 3ds Max, Krakatoa, Frost, After Effects and Vray! View after the jump.
Continue reading “GET STREAMLINED: RealFlow Video Tutorial”…

Mar 16, 2015 RealFlow Batman Case Study

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RealFlow Batman Case Study

The problem

“The Batmobile makes its entrance in the cinematic by emerging from underneath a lake. We needed to make it look believable, dramatic and really cool at the same time.
The FX schedule we had was for about two months. The FX team had around five people on it. The pressures included getting other shots done on other shows and a very tight schedule.”

The solution

Continue reading “RealFlow Batman Case Study”…

Feb 26, 2015 Realflow 2015 Sneak Peek

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Realflow 2015 Sneak Peek

RealFlow 2015 Sneak Peek

Check out the videos below to see the awesome new features in RealFlow 2015.

RealFlow 2015 Sneak Peek: New Robust Method

RealFlow 2015 Sneak Peek: Crown Daemon

RealFlow 2015 Sneak Peek: Over 84 Million Hybrido Particles

RealFlow 2015 Sneak Peek: Spline Curves

Buy RealFlow 2014 now and get RealFlow 2015 for Free!

Dec 10, 2014 Maxwell Render V3.1 Early Build Available Free

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Maxwell Render V3.1 Early Build Available Free

Maxwell Render V3.1

The Maxwell Render V3.1 early build is now available now for testing!  Full release will be within the next few weeks.  This update is free for V3 customers.

To access the early build area (NEW this year for Maxwell customers) you must be signed into the forum first, then go to www.maxwellrender.com/betas.

What’s new in V3.1?

  • Spotlight emitters to mimic spotlights on your usual 3D platform (and translate them to Maxwell emitters) – hooray!
  • Extra sampling allows you to select masked areas and render them to a higher SL than the rest of the scene – a great time saver!
  • OpenVDB support
  • And more…

Find out about these features and more in today’s live webinar.

Maxwell Render Promo

Don’t Forget, the Maxwell Render 25% off sale ends in just 9 days on December 19.

Shop Maxwell Render Now

 

Sep 16, 2014 Cinema 4D & RealFlow Fluid Dimension Challenge

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Cinema 4D & RealFlow Fluid Dimension Challenge

Next Limit and Maxon team up to provide Cinema 4D users with an exciting opportunity to try their hand at 3D and fluid simulation!

In their FLUID DIMENSION CHALLENGE they invite Cinema 4D users to:

  • take a photo
  • convert it to 3D
  • add a RealFlow fluid simulation

Prizes over $5000 available!

Next Limit:
We are delighted to be able to open RealFlow up to Cinema users for this challenge. We hope they will enjoy it, and potentially add a new skill to their tool kit.
RealFlow and Cinema 4D are increasingly compatible with every release, and it is our intention to make fluid simulation as accessible as possible to Cinema users. 

Maxon:
Harald Egel, Managing Partner and CEO: “MAXON is happy to work hand-in-hand with industry partners like Maxwell by co-sponsoring this exciting challenge. We’re looking forward to seeing the amazing results that can be achieved with Cinema 4D and RealFlow!”

More Info

Aug 12, 2014 Maxwell Render Client Reel

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Maxwell Render Client Reel

Maxwell Render Client Reel

The folks at Nextlimit Technologies have released the latest Maxwell Render reel with some really amazing looking work.  I would highly recommend giving it a look and considering Maxwell as your renderer of choice.

WHAT IS MAXWELL RENDER?

Maxwell Render is a standalone render engine for making perfect images, films and animations from 3D models. It is the complete solution for anyone who demands immaculate results on a deadline.

Also, don’t miss the Maxwell Render & formZ bundle promo that we are running through August 31. Get both of these amazing programs at 30% off!

Maxwell Render and formZ Promo

Jun 30, 2014 Webinar: The Realflow 2014 to Cinema 4D Pipeline

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Webinar: The Realflow 2014 to Cinema 4D Pipeline

Join Motion Media and NextLimit as we show you the all new RealFlow 2014 and how it integrates with Cinema 4D.  Learn about the RealFlow 2014 Renderkit (RFRK) and the Connectivity Plugins (CP).

Learn about RealFlow 2014:
– The difference between the connectivity plugins and the RFRK
– Basic import features & file formats of the connectivity plugins
– How to export point level animation
– The new RealFlow MeltMaterial
– Connecting RealFlow particles wtih PyroCluster
– The Basic RFRK workflow
– Meshing in Cinema 4D
– Work with vertex maps
– Importing particle data
– And more

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Photorealism with Quixel Megascans & Redshift

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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!

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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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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.

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Red Giant Sale – 40% off at Motion Media Tuesday Dec. 6th!

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Red Giant Sale! Save 50% only at Motion Media on your favorite Red Giant software including full licenses, upgrades, academic, suites and individual titles.

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Webinar: Introducing V-Ray for Modo

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Motion Media and Chaos Group did the first ever webinar on V-Ray for Modo on 7/28/16, here’s the original info and recorded webinar. If you’re interested in V-Ray for Modo check out our website.

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News/Press Releases


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
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!

V-Ray 3.2 for 3ds Max 2016 is Here
Jun 8, 2015 | 1 Comment | Read more →

V-Ray 3.2 for 3ds Max 2016 is VR-Ready and fully compatible with 3ds Max 2016. This free update for V-Ray 3.0 customers includes support for major VR formats, including Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR.

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!

Updates/Upgrades


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.

Available now – V-Ray 3.4 for 3ds Max and Maya
Jun 6, 2016 | No Comments | Read more →

V-Ray 3.4 for 3ds Max and Maya is now available as a free upgrade. All you have to do is login to your Chaos Group account and download it, it’s that simple.



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