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Sep 10, 2014 2014 3D World CG Awards

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2014 3D World CG Awards

Motion Media is excited that some of our most popular brands and products have won awards in this year’s CG Awards.  We believe in helping our customer realize their goals in the simplest and most efficient way within their pipeline, and recommending new products that we believe can help is our job.

Best New Application

Substance Painter from Allegorithmic

substance-painter

Best Software Update

V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max

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Best Software Innovation

Meshfusion for Modo

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Sep 2, 2014 Nuke 9 Beta is Now Available

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Nuke 9 Beta is Now Available

The Foundry Nuke 9 Beta now available

The Foundry has announced that the wait is over and they are happy to say that the NUKE STUDIO, NUKEX and NUKE 9 open betas are here!

Download the beta, check out all of the latest updates and get your hands dirty today!

The NUKE STUDIO beta will run using a valid NUKEX license for the duration of the beta period. The NUKE and NUKEX betas will run using valid licenses of their respective products as per previous years.

For full details of updates and improvements, please see the release notes.

Not sure what NUKE STUDIO is?

Aug 14, 2014 V-Ray Comes to The Foundry’s MODO, NUKE and KATANA

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V-Ray Comes to The Foundry’s MODO, NUKE and KATANA

V-Ray Comes to The Foundry’s MODO, NUKE and KATANA

V-Ray is now available for a number of The Foundry’s key products. V-Ray for MODO, V-Ray for NUKE and V-Ray for KATANA will be unveiled for the first time at SIGGRAPH 2014 and can be seen in action at our booth (#501).
    • V-Ray | MODO – Provides flexibility and production-proven rendering capabilities for MODO artists creating 3D content. Now in public beta.

    • V-Ray | NUKE – Unifies the pipeline between NUKE artists and 3D artists for unprecedented workflow improvements at all stages of production, while providing access to V-Ray’s advanced ray tracing capabilities. Now in public beta.

  • V-Ray | KATANA – First used on “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” by Industrial Light & Magic, the industry-leading lighting and look development package is now coupled with industry-standard rendering technology. Available upon request.
Starting today, V-Ray for MODO and NUKE are available as a public beta, and the commercial version of V-Ray for KATANA is ready for purchase.
For information on V-Ray for KATANA, contact us.

Jul 8, 2014 Sneak Peek: Colorway from The Foundry

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Sneak Peek: Colorway from The Foundry

The Foundry is just giving us a sneak peek at their newest software COLORWAY!  We don’t know very much, but they’re having a free live event online to reveal more about it. Here’s what they had to say:

“The work never stops at The Foundry and we have two brand new products due for delivery before the year is out. We announced NUKE STUDIO at NAB and last week revealed our teaser video for COLORWAY – an application that aids creativity and focuses the decision making process. We’ll be revealing much more in our live event on Thursday at 7:30pm BST.”

Bookmark this page as we’ll update it as new information comes along.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE LIVE EVENT

Jul 1, 2014 CameraTracker 48 Hour Sale!

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CameraTracker 48 Hour Sale!

CAMERATRACKER 48 Hour Sale!

The Foundry CAMERATRACKER for Adobe After Effects® allows you to pull 3D motion tracks and match moves without having to leave AE. It analyses the source sequence and extracts the original camera’s lens and motion parameters, allowing you to composite 2D or 3D elements correctly with reference to the camera used to film the shot.

For 48 hours, from July 1st through July 3rd, you will be able to purchase The Foundry CAMERATRACKER (floating or node-locked license) for a huge 40% savings off the retail price. Order yours today!

Apr 25, 2014 MODO 801 is Here!

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MODO 801 is Here!

MODO 801 is Out Now!
Get MODO 801 with these available Promotions!

MODO 801 Individual License Upgrade – Regular Price $495, Buy Now For $395
MODO 801 Floating License Upgrade – Regular Price $695, Buy Now For $595
MODO 801 + MeshFusion Bundle – Individual License – Regular Price $1890, Buy Now For $1516.25

You may also Contact the Motion Media Sales Team at (310) 450-4000, for other MODO 801 purchase options.

MODO brings you the next generation of 3D modeling, animation, sculpting, effects and rendering in a powerful integrated package. An end-to-end solution delivering raw horsepower, refined technology and robust workflows, MODO is the creative option of choice for artists and designers around the world – from home-based hobbyists to Hollywood studios.

MODO 801 Feature List

  • Nodal Shading
    Enhancing the existing material process, the new nodal shading view let’s artists of every level create more complex shaders and materials. Artists can now more easily visualize complex material setups quickly and alter values of textures and shaders on a per-sample basis with the new Shader Inputs or Procedural Output channels for color, value and alpha. Users of other 3D packages might also find this to be a more familiar working environment now.
  • Enhanced snapping
    Create complex sets of snapping conditions with the addition of new snapping presets, enhanced snapping options and intelligent snapping controls. This re-invented toolset adds precision and intelligence to the modeling process and features an almost unlimited number of combinations that automatically react to the context in which you are working.
  • Animation Improvements
    New keyframing features include Time Markers, Onion Skinning, Spacing Charts, and In-between Tools. These additions to the animation workflow will resonate with traditional animators and make MODO even more approachable to those learning. Animators can now also load standard motion capture formats or transfer existing MODO character animation more easily with the easy to use retargeting toolset. All these tools provide the perfect framework to animate believable characters.
  • Rigging and Deformers
    The new Wrap, Lattice and Bezier Deformers extend MODO’s robust Order of Operations (OoO) deformation tools. The Wrap Deformer greatly enhances MODO’s rigging toolsets enabling animation on high-resolution objects such as character meshes. The Bezier Deformer gives amazing control over complex curve-based deformations.
  • Referencing
    Referencing in MODO 801 allows for efficient collaborative workflows and asset reuse that just simply works. Collaborate more efficiently with significantly enhanced referencing workflows that enable overriding referenced scene items and manage complex scene creation with segmented portions that can be executed simultaneously – eliminating the need to maintain and manually update multiple master scenes or setups.
  • New COLLECTIVES Workflows
    MODO 801 features more advanced relighting capabilities in NUKE with the addition of Diffuse Coefficient Outputs. When combined in NUKE raw diffuse color, diffuse amount and energy conservation will equal the diffuse coefficient. MODO 801 also includes a fully integrated color management pipeline, built on the industry standard OpenColorIO library, matching NUKE’s default config – ensuring color consistency across all applications in the COLLECTIVES. The data exchange between MODO and MARI now features UDIM import as well as other improvements for working more efficiently with UDIM tiles.

Apr 8, 2014 The Foundry Announces Nuke Studio

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The Foundry Announces Nuke Studio

NUKE STUDIO is a brand new tool from The Foundry that extends the NUKE product family and draws on its existing powerful compositing, conforming and shot management technology, as well as adding a host of new features and functionality.

The resulting combination is a powerful node-based VFX, editorial and finishing studio that’s been 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.

If you want to get your hands on Nuke Studio, you can register your interest here.

The Foundry will be sharing more information with the world over the coming months, so keep your eyes peeled. 

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

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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!
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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!

Events


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!
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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