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Apr 4, 2016 How to Change your Autodesk Contract Manager

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How to Change your Autodesk Contract Manager

We get asked a lot about how to change your Autodesk contract manager so I thought that I would post a short how-to.

Let me start by saying that the easiest way for you to do change your contract manager is to contact Motion Media or email your sales rep and have them do it for you. But, if you don’t want to wait for them, here’s how you can do it yourself…well sort of.

The former or new Contract Manager can submit a web support case to update the Contract Manager listed on a maintenance plan and some subscription contracts. Note: The Contract Manager cannont be changed on auto-renew subscription contracts.

  1. Sign in to your Autodesk Account at accounts.autodesk.com.
  2. Select Management to view your Products & Services.
  3. Hover over Support on the menu at the top and select “View my support cases” from the menu options.

Note: This option only appears for subscription customers who purchased a support benefit.

How to Change your Autodesk contract manager

4. Select My Subscription from the Select a Case Type options.

How to change your Autodesk contract manager

5. Select “I want to change the Contract Manager” from the Category options.
6. Enter the requested information and click the Submit button.

An Autodesk support specialist will contact you confirm the change.

Jul 8, 2014 Free Stuff This Week

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Free Stuff This Week

1. Free Film Burns and light leaks presets for Premiere Pro, Final Cut X and iMovie from Digital Cinema Foundry.

FREE 720P Film Burn Version 1
FREE 720P Film Burn Version 2
FREE 720P Film Burn Version 3
FREE 720P Film Burn Version 4

Watch the Tutorial here.

2. Ouroboros for After Effects by Sander van Dijk

The Ouroboros preset gives you a new shape layer with a stroke and some effects. Now parent that new shape layer to any other original shape and it will take on its properties. The new layer holds the stroke and follows whatever your original shape is doing. Then duplicate the ” Stroke Ouroboros 1 ” inside ” Contents, group1 ”  to create more strokes on that same shape path!

Click here to view full post and obtain download!

3. GrungeFX by Slouchcorp for Maxon Cinema 4D

The tool provides an easy way to setup unique grunge, weathering, and distress effects to your object in Cinema 4D without any need to UV map or use BodyPaint to paint masks.

Click Here to View Post and Get Download

Tutorial

4. Maxon Cinema 4D Color Correction Presets from Think Particle!

Sam Welker put together a quick little freebie for everyone. A set of 10 different color corrections for the Cinema 4D Picture Viewers. Here’s a quick video for you as well to show how it is used.

Download Link

5. Free C4D model village from The Pixel Lab

Anil Viji, over at movlance.wordpress.com created a personal project and wanted to share it with everyone. Anil wants to get into 3D matte painting and environments and is just getting started in C4D.  He calls this project “Collapsed Ground Village” and is free to use.  Check it out, grab some elements or textures for your own Cinema 4D stuff.

Dec 16, 2013 Autodesk Meet the Experts Webinar Series: Creature Sculpting and Modeling Techniques

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Autodesk Meet the Experts Webinar Series: Creature Sculpting and Modeling Techniques

Autodesk Meet the Expert Webinar Series

Tuesday, December 17, 1:00 PM–2:00 PM PST/ 4:00–5:00 PM EST​

In this webinar, we examine a creature modeling and detailing workflow using Autodesk® Mudbox® and Autodesk® Maya® software. 

Topics covered include concept techniques in Autodesk® SketchBook® Pro software, creating freely in Mudbox without the worry of the underlying topology, and new retopology techniques that allow for the creation of an animation and rig-ready mesh.

This webinar also takes an in-depth look at the processes of sculpting, detailing, and painting to bring a creature look and style to life.  Hosted by Craig Barr.​

Webinar will be in English only

Register Now for the Free Webinar Here.

Sep 30, 2013 3Dean: Ocean Surface Using Phoenix FD

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3Dean: Ocean Surface Using Phoenix FD

Software used:  3ds Max, Vray, Phoenix FD

Aug 11, 2013 3Dean: Making Liquid Metal Using 3ds Max 2013

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3Dean:  Making Liquid Metal Using 3ds Max 2013

Software used:  3ds Max 2014, Vray

Jun 4, 2013 3Dean: Marvelous Designer 2 — Exporting cloth from Marvelous Designer to 3ds Max 2013

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3Dean: Marvelous Designer 2 -- Exporting cloth from Marvelous Designer to 3ds Max 2013

Software used:  3ds Max, CLO

May 21, 2013 3Dean: Marvelous Designer 2 – Importing an Animated Character from 3ds Max 2013

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3Dean:  Marvelous Designer 2 - Importing an Animated Character from 3ds Max 2013

https://github.com/KhronosGroup/OpenCOLLADA/wiki/OpenCOLLADA-Tools

Software used:  3ds Max, Marvelous Designer 2

May 13, 2013 The Foundry Mari 2.0 Masking & Painting Tutorial

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The Foundry Mari 2.0 Masking & Painting Tutorial

Check out this very cool The Foundry Mari tutorial from Jeff Kleinzweig, the lead artist at Zindagi Games.

The tutorial covers: A custom shader in Mari that replicates our in-game physically based shader nearly identically. Paint diffuse, normal, specular, and roughness to describe any type of material simultaneously by using shared mask layers. Everything gets baked down to one material draw call.

Adjusting the brightness of the paint’s roughness map on the fire hydrant will transition through mips in the specular cubemap, effectively “blurring” the reflection. This can be seen more clearly on the example using the chrome sphere. Using the mask of rust as an input to the bump channel, painting rust will also affect the final normal map.

Apr 2, 2013 3Dean: Workflow & Set Up for Product Animations

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3Dean:  Workflow & Set Up for Product Animations

Software used:  3ds Max & Vray

Feb 11, 2013 3Dean: VRAY RT Setup & Workflow

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3Dean:  VRAY RT Setup & Workflow

Software Used:  3ds Max 2013, VRAY 2.0

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Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6k Camera Test & Color Grade

Check out this video where the youtube channel Tested, takes a look at the Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6k camera and puts it to the test. Take a look for yourself.

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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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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!

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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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.
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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
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
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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
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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!
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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