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Jul 29, 2016 Webinar: Introducing V-Ray for Modo

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Webinar: Introducing V-Ray for Modo

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.

V-Ray for MODO officially launched in July, integrating seamlessly into MODO and bringing in V-Ray’s rendering power with optimized CPU and GPU-accelerated options to artists and designers.

Now you have the chance to attend V-Ray for MODO’s first online presentation for the US, presented by Chaos Group’s Kalina Panteleeva.

Kalina will demonstrate how V-Ray’s highly-optimized, adaptive ray tracing technology complements and expands upon MODO’s signature workflow, bringing a complete interactive lighting, shading, and rendering toolkit at the disposal of artists and designers.

You will see in action all V-Ray’s latest signature advances – the Denoiser, the powerful GPU rendering capabilities, V-Ray’s Physical Camera, the Triplanar Maping, Ray traced rounded corners, the unique set of purpose-built shaders, V-Ray’s Clipper and of course – the VR rendering capabilities – all of them, now available for you directly in MODO.

You will learn how through V-Ray for MODO you enhance your control over the entire creative process, from real-time look development to final frame rendering.

Sep 23, 2015 Coming Soon: The Foundry Modo 901 Sale – Save 40%

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Coming Soon: The Foundry Modo 901 Sale - Save 40%

Modo 901 Sale!

If you’ve been thinking about purchasing Modo, wait no more! Ok, well wait just a little bit longer, until September 28th would be perfect!

Get ready to take advantage of our two-day Modo 901 sale and save a whopping 40% off new seats, 20% off upgrades, and between 20% and 40% on selected MODO plug-ins, kits and training.

MODO 901
New seats of Modo 901 40% off
Modo 901 Upgrades 20% off
MODO plug-ins
Power SubD-NURBS for MODO 20% off
Power Translators for MODO 20% off
MODO kits
ACS 2 kit 40% off
Model Bashing kit 40% off
MODO for SolidWorks kit 40% off
Non-Photorealistic Rendering kit 40% off
Package Design and Construction kit 40% off
Splash kit 40% off
Studio Lighting & Illumination kit 40% off
MODO training
Character Rigging course 40% off
Creating a Character 40% off
Modeling a Product Package 40% off
Texturing a Product Package 40% off
Rendering in MODO: Interiors 40% off
Rendering in MODO: Studio Shots 40% off
Rendering in MODO: Animation 40% off
Rigging Master course 40% off
Rigging Master course training upgrade 20% off
Ocean Trawler 40% off
Rockfish video tutorial 40% off
Shader Tree Essentials 40% off
Spaceship Modeling training series 40% off
Modeling Hard Subdivision Surfaces 40% off
Texture Painting 40% off
Whiskey Glass 40% off

***Note, Modo 901 sale prices not available until Sept. 28

Terms and conditions

  • No limit of seats per customer
  • Not applicable to education licenses
  • Only listed plug-ins, kits and training are included in this offer
  • Sales starts at 12.00 AM (PDT) on 28 September 2015 and ends at 11.59 PM (PDT) on 29 September 2015

Apr 17, 2015 The Foundry Announces ACES Integration at NAB 2015

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The Foundry Announces ACES Integration at NAB 2015

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 10, 2015 MODO Rigging Master Course

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MODO Rigging Master Course

The Rigging Master Course update is finally available, and we hear that is has “doubled in size and awesomeness”.  The latest version of Rich Hurrey’s Rigging Master Course is available to buy, with 20% off the course and 20% off an upgrade from the old course until Thursday, 9th April. Continue reading “MODO Rigging Master Course”…

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!”…

Jan 6, 2015 Makerbot Kit Plugin for Modo

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Makerbot Kit Plugin for Modo

Ever wanted to hold your MODO model in your hand? With a little help from The Foundry and MakerBot, you can do just that!

MakerBot Kit is a free plug-in for MODO 801 that makes 3D printing fun and easy. With MakerBot Kit installed, you can explore MakerBot’s Thingiverse community website directly from MODO, so you can store and share your files, get inspiration and free content, and turn your models into amazing real objects with the click of a mouse.

Why get MakerBot Kit for MODO?

  • MakerBot Kit offers an optimized experience for using MODO together with the MakerBot Thingiverse, so you can easily share content with other designers on the world’s largest 3D printing community.
  • MODO is the ideal content creation tool for creating 3D printable objects with the MakerBot Kit installed, you get a streamlined workflow from creation to printing.
  • With the optional MeshFusion plug-in for MODO, you can easily combine and subtract model parts and make watertight meshes suitable for 3D printing from the MakerBot Thingiverse.

MakerBot Kit for MODO features

  • Load and save .thing files natively from MODO.
  • Update and delete objects on Thingiverse and on your own personal MakerBot Cloud Library from within MODO.
  • Generate photorealistic renders of objects and upload the cover image for that item to Thingiverse and/or the MakerBot Cloud Library from inside MODO.
  • Upoad and store MODO files (.lxo) on Thingiverse and/or their MakerBot Cloud Library for improved editing and easy sharing with other MakerBot users.

Download the MakerBot Kit for Modo Now

Nov 18, 2014 Nuke 9 Now Available

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Nuke 9 Now Available

NUKE 9 and NUKE STUDIO are now available!

NUKE 9 brings fantastic performance and feature improvements across the board, but most significantly introduces a brand new addition – NUKE STUDIO.

NUKE STUDIO combines everything you love about HIERO and NUKEX with a whole lot more to create a powerful node-based VFX, editorial and finishing studio designed to empower creative individuals working independently as well as collaborative teams working on quick-turnaround projects in a way that’s previously never been possible.

Get your hands on NUKE and NUKEX 9 today


Nuke 9 Now Available


NUKE STUDIO – Creative Freedom, From Start to Finish

NUKE STUDIO is a powerful node-based VFX, editorial and finishing studio, designed to empower creative individuals working independently as well as collaborative teams working on quick-turnaround projects in a way that’s previously never been possible. For the first time ever we guarantee you can work in ‘real time’ with 4K playback in an  interactive session and have certified an HP and Nvidia configurations with both Blackmagic and AJA to this end.


New to NUKE? Why not take advantage of our first seat 12 month pricing plan?

We’ve just launched a first seat 12 month pricing plan that allows you to split the cost of your first NUKE, NUKEX, NUKE STUDIO or Production COLLECTIVE license over 12 monthly payments, making it a little easier to get your hands on a NUKE license when you’re starting out or working independently.

Contact us for more info or to get your payments started.


Nuke 9 Now Available

Nov 13, 2014 The Foundry Acquires Mischief

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The Foundry Acquires Mischief

The Foundry have acquired Made with Mischief, founded by Sarah Frisken.

Made with Mischief is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Foundry that makes clever, affordable applications for creative people. Mischief is a fun, easy-to-use pen-based sketching application for Mac and Windows. With its infinite canvas and infinite zoom, Mischief blends sophisticated underlying technology with an elegant, clean interface to create an experience like no other.

https://www.madewithmischief.com/

 

Oct 3, 2014 The Foundry Nuke 9 Live Webinar

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The Foundry Nuke 9 Live Webinar

The Foundry Nuke 9

The Foundry NUKE 9, including NUKE STUDIO and major updates to NUKE and NUKEX, is the result of two years and countless man hours of development reworking NUKE from its very core to build a faster, more powerful, broader range of unique tools to help you get the job done.

Join Ingenuity Engine’s Grant Miller and VFX Supervisor Alex Fry as they discuss their experiences working with Nuke’s latest versions in the film and commercial industries.

The Foundry is also bringing in a panel of industry experts to answer questions and discuss what this new release means to them and the industry.  Panelists include:

  • Digital Domain’s Shervin Shoghian
  • Mikros Image’ Stéphane Pivron
  • Nineteen Twenty’s Ludo Fealey
  • Realise’s Paul Simpson
  • Molinare’s Gareth Parry

Registration for the  Foundry NUKE 9 Live event is easy. If you already have an account on The Foundry website, simply sign in as usual and complete the registration form.

If you don’t currently have an account, just follow the steps to create one.

REGISTER NOW!

Don’t miss this live event, Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 7:30pm BST

If you can’t make it, The Foundry will post a recording of the event on their site so you can watch it when it’s convenient for you.

Oct 1, 2014 Hiero & HieroPlayer 1.9 Released

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Hiero & HieroPlayer 1.9 Released

Hiero & HieroPlayer 1.9

The Foundry has just announced that HIERO & HIEROPLAYER 1.9 are now available!

Dramatic playback performance improvements make HIERO & HIEROPLAYER 1.9’s maximum frame rate performance up to 3X faster, coupled with A/V playback sync and SDI out improvements, client attend sessions are now easier than ever!

New features

  • PBO (Pixel Buffer Object) based texture uploads – decrease upload times from the RAM cache to the graphics card on Windows and Linux.
  • 3-channel, 10-bit dpx material handling improvements – increase RAM cache playback capacity and make upload times faster by up to 2X the previous version.
  • Allocated memory recycling – improves decode and rendering performance through more efficient use of cache space.
  • Audio video playback synchronisation – both in viewer and for SDI out audio video playback has been improved to give more accurate and aligned results.
  • Audio levels to match – accurate audio level monitoring with reduced clipping – check your speaker volume!

As an active maintenance customer, you can be one of the first to get HIERO 1.9 for free.

Don’t have Hiero & HieroPlayer 1.9?  Buy it here.

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The new FumeFX feature film and games reel is pretty amazing. It showcases the powerful particle generation toolset they have for creating smoke, fire, sparks and more. Check it out!

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Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6k Camera Test & Color Grade

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Motion Media’s March Madness Challenge is Back!

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!

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Deadline 9 Now Available

Deadline 9

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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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!
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!

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


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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