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Dec 8, 2016 Photorealism with Quixel Megascans & Redshift

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Photorealism with Quixel Megascans & Redshift

Quixel Megascans & Redshift together at last!

One of the images below was created using Quixel Megascans & Redshift, can you tell which one?

Quixel Megascans & Redshift

One was photographed at a volcanic beach in Australia, the other was created from scratch on a computer in a garage in California. Using the latest tech in computer graphics, it is now possible to create photorealistic images in less than a day. Did you figure out which image is CG? If you’re not yet sure which image is CG, the right image was created with Quixel’s Megascans and rendered with Redshift 2.0. Congrats if you got it right!

Quixel is a tech company dedicated to developing blazingly fast workflows and tools for photorealistic graphics production. With its release of Megascans, the scan library now used by nearly every major game and film studio worldwide, environment creation has become faster, easier and more fun than ever. The scans plug into any modern renderer — in this case, Redshift.

Redshift is a GPU renderer that provides physically correct shaders and lighting, and as Megascans offers fully physically based scans, the process is as simple as plugging in the scans, adding a sun & sky, and hitting render. And as Redshift is the world’s fastest renderer, this 4K render finished in less than an hour with a single GeForce GTX 970 on a mid-tier computer — many times faster than traditional CPU rendering techniques.

Here’s another example. One is Quixel Megascans & Redshift, one is a photograph:

Quixel Megascans & Redshift

The images were created by one of the minds behind the Megascans 3D scan pipeline, Daniel Woje, who has more than 10 years of experience as an Environment Lead in the VFX industry. For these environments he used the volcanic scans already available in the Megascans library, and the goal was to faithfully capture the look of a photograph using nothing but similar looking scans, a modern renderer and a (highly trained) artistic eye. The complete Lava Field Ecosystem pack used in the creation of these scenes will be available this December.

In this example, the top image is a photograph. Did you get it right?

Mar 24, 2015 Interview with Jan Major, MEGASCANs Demo Artist

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Interview with Jan Major, MEGASCANs Demo Artist
Motion Media wanted to do a review of the soon to be released Quixel MEGASCANs library, so we caught up with Quixel demo artist, Jan Major. Jan Major has been involved in the industry for over ten years. He worked as Lead Environment and Lighting Artist at Blur Studio for seven years. Jan recently left Blur and has since busied himself creating scenes with the MEGASCANs data.  For more general information about MEGASCANs from Quixel, click here. Jan built the following scenes with MEGASCANs (both of which were heavily featured in Quixel promotions):

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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

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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”…

Jun 10, 2014 Quixel SUITE Open Beta!

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Quixel SUITE Open Beta!

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The Quixel team has released the open beta for the NEW DDO, NDO and 3DO SUITE. Open beta runs till September 8, and can be used for commercial projects.
Customers who already have DDO and NDO will receive the SUITE when released for FREE.
Don’t have DDO and NDO? Pre-order the Quixel SUITE here, and get a FREE MEGASCANS starter pack.

More info and Quixel SUITE beta access here.

Quixel’s immensely popular NDO and DDO have been completely re-imagined, bringing faster texturing experiences than ever. 3DO, a new previewer included with all tools for free, throws physically based rendering into the mix. And finally; Introducing MEGASCANS, the world’s largest real-world surface scan resource.

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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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News/Press Releases


Motion Media’s March Madness Challenge is Back!
Mar 13, 2017 | No Comments | Read more →

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
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.

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
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…

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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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