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Apr 5, 2017 New FumeFX Feature Film & Games Reel

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New FumeFX Feature Film & Games Reel

There’s not much to be said about the new feature film and games reel from FumeFX, except that it is awesome! Check it out for yourselves below.

FumeFX 4.0 offers many new features that help simulations to run faster and with more detail.

The new FumeFX 4.0 QCG solver is up to twice as fast as the CG solver found in FumeFX 3.0. Along with other simulation optimizations, FumeFX 4.0 can complete simulation faster than any previous version of FumeFX.

New vorticity type has additional control over vortices which helps user to fine tune the final result. The highly optimized Spline Follow force field allows various special effects that were impossible before.

Built-in Black-body radiation shader and new burning model that includes Oxygen are powerful tools for achieving realistic fire and explosion animations. Sharpening at render-time will bring out maximum possible detail from your existing caches. Fully multithreaded cache pre-processing at render time will result in significant time savings across the render farm.
Features such as faster solver, advanced vorticity, new burning model, smoke and fire sharpening at render time, fields sharpening at simulation time, improved caches handling and many other will allow users to create more detailed simulations in less time.

The software comes in two flavors, FumeFX Max & FumeFX Maya. For more info get in touch with us.

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?

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

More : NextLimit · Software · Updates/Upgrades · Visual Effects

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.

Jun 9, 2016 iToo Software Call for Submissions!

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iToo Software Call for Submissions!

iToo Software Call for Submission!

They want to show your work to the Industry

iToo Software Call for Submissions
iToo Software is working on their NEW SHOWREEL, and if you’d like to be featured, it’s time to send in your work.

What are they looking for?

ARCHVIZ, of course. Most of you are visualizers, so your architectural renders are more than welcome.

ANIMATION! We know some of you are using our software to do amazing stuff in TV, movies, commercials and we are eager to see it.

And VFX, GAMING, RT, VR... Anything!

We want to work on it during summer, so please send your work before June 30th. For submitting, send us an email at submission@itoosoft.com or click the button below.

Apr 6, 2016 Deadline 8.0 is Coming Soon!

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Deadline 8.0 is Coming Soon!

Deadline 8.0 is coming soon and you’re not going to want to miss it.

Deadline 8 includes some really cool new features and is one of the biggest releases to come from Thinkbox Software in a few years. Along with tons of new updates and features, Deadline 8 also introduces the ground-breaking new Usage Based Licensing (UBL) feature – the new, simple way to utilize Deadline On Demand.  That alone is worth keeping your Deadline maintenance renewed.

Deadline 8

Thinkbox’s UBL approach even extends to third-party tools such as The Foundry’s NUKE – all at the click of a button. Working either on-premise, remotely, on on the cloud, you can access the rendering time that you need, whatever the product, all at the click of a button.

CUTTING COSTS
Using UBL will only ever consume time during the minutes it renders: you’ll never end up paying for time you didn’t use. And what’s more, Deadline 8.0 works alongside existing licenses. Permanent licenses will always be preferred, so you won’t waste your resources elsewhere.

MORE TO COME
Deadline 8 also adds Proxy Server capabilities, the ability to control multiple farms from a single screen and Python sandboxing for increased stability.

Permanent licenses of Deadline are currently available for purchase or renewal at $185 USD, including one year of support and software updates. Starting April 15, 2016, Deadline will be priced at $195 USD per license. On-demand licensing will vary depending on usage.

Deadline 8.0 is due to launch on April 15.

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.

Dec 17, 2015 Substance Painter 1.7 Released!

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Substance Painter 1.7 Released!

SUBSTANCE PAINTER 1.7: ENHANCED WORKFLOW AND CONTENT

Allegorithmic has released Substance Painter 1.7, to close what has been a very fruitful year for the tool. Indeed Substance Painter has come quite a long way, and needless to say they plan on keeping the same pace in 2016! This update contains new features which are mostly about improving the artist’s workflow and adding quality content, mainly:

  • The ability to assign a different shader per texture set.
  • Being able to create your own project templates.
  • Painting enhancements: improved precision thanks to an update of the brush engine (better handling of sub-pixel painting, filtering for stamping and antialiasing when painting sharp strokes and patterns).
  • New content: car paint shader, Dota shader, velvet shader, baked lighting filter (allows to bake lighting information in your base color/diffuse) and new mask generators (light position and 3D distance).

Of course, this update also comes with many other improvements and fixes, find out more in the full release note.

Download Substance Painter 1.7.

Buy Substance Painter 1.7

Dec 17, 2015 Autodesk Subscription Changes Coming Soon.

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Autodesk Subscription Changes Coming Soon.

Autodesk Subscription Changes coming soon!

What Autodesk subscription changes are coming? Take a look at the info below, and make sure and contact us as soon as you can.

Autodesk Subscription Changes

If you have an expired Autodesk Maintenance Subscription, you need to read this. This notice is intended to provide you with sufficient time to understand the options, evaluate your needs and take any required action before the change becomes effective. Effective February 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!

What does this mean?
You can still renew your expired Maintenance Subscription agreement one year from your contract expiration date but not later than February 1, whichever comes first. Contact your reseller or Autodesk sales representative to renew today. If you choose not to renew, you will still be able to use the version of Autodesk software you currently have, but you will lose access to the following benefits:

New releases of your software
Product enhancements
Previous versions of your software
Home Use Rights
Global Use Rights
Technical support
Cloud credits purchased on that contract
Entitled cloud services
25GB of cloud storage

If you don’t renew your Maintenance Subscription you would need to purchase a new software license in order to get the current version of your software and enjoy the other benefits listed above.

What do I do now?
Contact Motion Media to renew today. Additionally, if your agreement is eligible for renewal and you renew before January 22, 2016, we will waive the late fee (normally $100).

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

Mar 18, 2015 Digital Art Contest for Seattle-based Creators!

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Digital Art Contest for Seattle-based Creators!

Motion Media announces its first digital art contest launching March 18th, ending June 11th. We are looking for artists to feature in our new gallery space on Pioneer Square in Seattle. Our gallery space is a registered Art Walk stop. We want to feature the work of Seattle’s premiere digital artist on July 2nd (the first Thursday in July). Your work will hang in our space for the month of July – and to kick off the event, we will host a happy hour the evening of the Art Walk. If we choose to show you on July 2nd, we will print work selected for the show and frame those pieces as needed on our dime. That stuff is expensive and time consuming!

If you are interested in entering the contest, please send a selection of 5 pieces, plus your resume and a short bio blurb to ali@motionmedia.com. We accept 2D, 3D, video, and more. For extra consideration, follow us on twitter (motionmediallc) and facebook (Motion Meda, LLC) and tweet/post a status about why you deserve to win the contest. In your status, @ us, and include the hashtag #MMGallery. The contest ends June 11th! We will notify you of the winner on this date.

Thanks for participating!

*Please submit work at the following resolution: 9000×6000 @300dpi for 30×20 inches.

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New FumeFX Feature Film & Games Reel

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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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!
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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