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Feb 26, 2015 Realflow 2015 Sneak Peek

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Realflow 2015 Sneak Peek

RealFlow 2015 Sneak Peek

Check out the videos below to see the awesome new features in RealFlow 2015.

RealFlow 2015 Sneak Peek: New Robust Method

RealFlow 2015 Sneak Peek: Crown Daemon

RealFlow 2015 Sneak Peek: Over 84 Million Hybrido Particles

RealFlow 2015 Sneak Peek: Spline Curves

Buy RealFlow 2014 now and get RealFlow 2015 for Free!

Feb 26, 2015 Made With Marmalade – No Need for Native App Development

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Made With Marmalade - No Need for Native App Development

Made with Marmalade

Motion Media is now the only reseller in the United States for native app development software Marmalade. The Marmalade SDK enables developers to deploy code across multiple platforms and devices from a single code base in C++, Lua, HTML or Objective-C.  Learn More

Here’s snippets from a recent article from Developer, highlighting apps made with Marmalade benefits:

In today’s market, developing games natively for each of your target platforms can be a chore – particularly in the increasingly fragmented mobile sector…

“Doubling of code also means doubling of bugs and support needed. So you would need to double your development staff and double the code, which brings double the bugs and pushes up risk and complexity.”

The answer for many is to use cross-platform development tools, such as Marmalade. Creating a game that can be easily deployed to multiple devices and app stores, without compromising on performance, takes much of the pain out of multi-format native development – perfect for studios such asTalisman: Digital Edition developer Nomad Games, for which MD and co-founder Don Whiteford says cross-platform releases are “a fundamental business strategy”.

Manojlovic says there are many advantages to cross-platform development: “You only have to develop one game code, and it will work on all the different platforms, such as iOS, Android, Windows, and more. Also, for the most part, you don’t have to deal with the system specifics of each platform. 

“It can save you a tremendous amount of time and resources. Instead of having a team of platform-specific specialists to keep your code up-to-date, you can focus your resources on where it counts – delivering a superb user-experience. I don’t think we would be able to put out such a polished and fun game in the timeframe we had without Marmalade.”

Full Article Here

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Jan 30, 2015 Zbrush 4R7 Released

More : Pixologic ZBrush · Software · Updates/Upgrades ·

Zbrush 4R7 Released

Zbrush 4R7 Now Available from Motion Media

What’s New in Zbrush 4R7?

Here is an overview of the main additions:

  • ZModeler: With ZBrush 4R7 comes the ZModeler brush. This smart polygonal modeling system is designed to simplify your creation process. Quickly and dynamically create new shapes, doing so more easily than ever before possible: fuse polygons, delete full blocks of geometry, connect parts with advanced paths, and repeat your actions with a single click!With the ZModeler brush, ZBrush takes a quantum leap beyond the organics that it is already relied upon for. You can refine the shape of your model in real-time to revo­lutionize how you create hard surface models, architectural structures or highly detailed environments. The possibilities are endless.

    Zbrush 4R7 Zmodeler

  • Instances and Details: With the new NanoMesh and Array Mesh features, you as the artist can bring more complexity and detail to your work while still maintaining a low polygon count. Both NanoMesh and ArrayMmesh will allow for multiple instances of any object to be created and then adjusted in a matter of seconds.
  • ZBrush to KeyShot: With the ZBrush to KeyShot Bridge you can seamlessly connect ZBrush with KeyShot 5 to produce hyper-realistic and high quality images. If you don’t already own Key­Shot 5 or if its price is simply out of your reach, a “special edition” KeyShot for ZBrush is also available*.The KeyShot for ZBrush Bridge changes your Best Preview Render (BPR) button to instead send your models to KeyShot with a single click. All associated data transfers automatically, including materials, displaced geometries, procedural noise, PolyPaint or textures — and of course the new NanoMesh and Array Mesh. If ZBrush can display it, KeyShot can render it!* The KeyShot for ZBrush edition is based on KeyShot HD functionality except for two points: It can only communicate with ZBrush (no importing from other packages) and there are no restric­tions on rendering size. Luxion normally sells KeyShot HD for USD 995 but the introductory price to bundle of the ZBrush to KeyShot Bridge together with Keyshot for ZBrush is only USD 249. After the introductory period, the regular price will still be a terrific value at USD 349.

    Zbrush 4R7

  • 64-Bit Support: Push the boundaries of your imagination with the ZBrush 4R7 64-bit Preview Edition*. ZBrush can now tap all available computer memory and processing power for more details, even more complex models and faster operations.*The official release of ZBrush 4R7 is a native 32-bit application. We are also providing a native 64-bit build as a Developer Preview. This 64-bit application has been tested and should work flawlessly, but since the 64-bit conversion is a major overhaul of the core programming, official 64-bit support will not be available until the release of ZBrush 5. Version 4R7 will be the final 32-bit release of ZBrush.
  • ZRemesher 2.0: Retopologizing has never been as artist-friendly as with ZRemesher 2.0. With a single click, you can automatically produce organic or hard surface topology without spi­rals. If one-click topology isn’t the right answer for every situation, you can intuitively take control of the re-topology process with curves to assist in determining polygon flow.

    Zbrush 4R7 Zremesher

  • Render with Complete Details – Surface Noise: With ZBrush 4R7 the BPR Render system will now render all Surface Noise as dis­placement, deforming the mesh to match the attributes of any procedurally created noise. It is like having a displacement map without needing to actually create the map. See extremely detailed results at render time regardless of polygon count.
  • FBX Import/Export: To continue improving its integration with the artist’s pipeline, ZBrush 4R7 introduces a new free plugin: FBX Import Export. This supports texture, normal and displacement maps, blendshapes, smoothing based on normals and much more!
  • Other Enhancements and Additions: As with past updates, ZBrush 4R7 doesn’t stop at major features. It also includes numerous other additions which will improve your productivity and creativity. A few are:
    • Replay Last can now be reapplied to any portion of the model.
    • Background images applied with the Grid system can now be projected onto your model for a painted guide in your newest creations.
    • Start any sculpt with the new polygonal Cube, Sphere and Cylinder primitives.
    • Automatically center the TransPose line on any unmasked, partially visible or symmetrical piece of geometry with one click.
    • Copy and Paste between Tools, SubTools and even Projects.
    • Now hold Shift to switch on Dynamic Draw Size to avoid accidentally turning it on.
Upgrading to ZBrush 4R7?
If you are an existing Zbrush user, you can upgrade to Zbrush 4R7 for free.

 

Jan 6, 2015 Makerbot Kit Plugin for Modo

More : Free Stuff · MakerBot · Software · The Foundry

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

Dec 10, 2014 Maxwell Render V3.1 Early Build Available Free

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Maxwell Render V3.1 Early Build Available Free

Maxwell Render V3.1

The Maxwell Render V3.1 early build is now available now for testing!  Full release will be within the next few weeks.  This update is free for V3 customers.

To access the early build area (NEW this year for Maxwell customers) you must be signed into the forum first, then go to www.maxwellrender.com/betas.

What’s new in V3.1?

  • Spotlight emitters to mimic spotlights on your usual 3D platform (and translate them to Maxwell emitters) – hooray!
  • Extra sampling allows you to select masked areas and render them to a higher SL than the rest of the scene – a great time saver!
  • OpenVDB support
  • And more…

Find out about these features and more in today’s live webinar.

Maxwell Render Promo

Don’t Forget, the Maxwell Render 25% off sale ends in just 9 days on December 19.

Shop Maxwell Render Now

 

Dec 10, 2014 V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max Service Pack 1 Now Available

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V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max Service Pack 1 Now Available

V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max Service Pack 1


A free update to V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max Service Pack 1 is now available for download. Now is the perfect time to upgrade to 3.0.

Highlights include:

• V-Ray RT GPU now supports hair and fur, subsurface scattering and light cache
• New Microfacet GTR / GGX BRDF, perfect for hard surfaces like metal
• New VRayInstancer geometric plugin for instancing objects using ParticleFlow systems
• Added support for OpenSubdiv objects in Alembic files
• A number of V-Ray Frame Buffer improvements
• Updated to Embree 2.3; Embree can now accelerate V-Ray Proxy objects, instances and Hair Farm / Ornatrix hair and fur

Visit the Chaos Group Portal to download the service pack.

Dec 9, 2014 40% Off Red Giant Sale! One Day Only

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40% Off Red Giant Sale! One Day Only

Save 40% On Everything Red Giant Offers!

For 24 Hours Only, Save 40% on Everything Red Giant and Trapcode – Includes Individual Products, Upgrades, Academic, Bundles and Presets!

Red Giant is back with its annual 40%-off blowout sale, on Tuesday, December 9th. Every Red Giant product sold at Motion Media will be on sale – full licenses, upgrades and academic products (already 50% off) – absolutely every plugin, suite, license and upgrade will be on sale!!

 

On Sale 8AM PST Dec. 9th – 8AM PST Dec. 10th ONLY

 

Browse all Red Giant/ Trapcode Products »

Save on These Popular Products and More on Tuesday!Red Giant Universe Lifetime Subscription | An expanding library of tools for Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X, Motion, After Effects, Sony Vegas, and DaVinci Resolve.Regular Price: $399.00 SALE Price: $239.40

Red Giant Color Suite | Six essential tools for color correction, finishing and looks.

Regular Price: $599 SALE Price: $359.4

Red Giant Shooter Suite | Footage backup, prep and delivery tools for the shoot and timeline.

Regular Price: $399 SALE Price: $239.40

Red Giant Effects Suite | Creative effects and flares with a truly professional appeal.

Regular Price: $499 SALE Price: $299.40

Red Giant Magic Bullet Looks | Beautiful color finishing and camera-inspired tools.

Regular Price:$399 SALE Price: $239.40

Red Giant PluralEyes | With a the touch of a single button, PluralEyes analyzes the audio from your cameras and audio devices and syncs them up, in seconds.

Regular Price: $199 SALE Price: $119.40

Trapcode Suite | The industry standard for broadcast and 3D design.

Regular Price: $899 SALE Price: $539.40

Trapcode Particular | Amazing 3D particles with full camera and light support.

Regular Price: $399 SALE Price: $239.40

Dec 8, 2014 WEBINAR: Learn about Autodesk’s upcoming upgrade policy changes

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WEBINAR: Learn about Autodesk's upcoming upgrade policy changes

Big changes are coming from Autodesk, don’t be left in the dark.

We have been getting a lot of questions about the upcoming changes with Autodesk subscription plans, and the new upgrade policies. A lot of customers have questions regarding their unique situation so we wanted to provide you with all of the information you’ll need to keep informed on the upcoming changes. If you have Autodesk software, these changes will affect you so please try and attend so you don’t miss anything.

Some of the things we’ll be covering:

  • Why upgrading is the smartest option
  • Desktop Subscription vs. Maintenance Subscription
  • Benefits of the different types of licensing schemes.
  • plus more…

Presenter

Brian Gorne, President, Motion Media

Brian has been in the vfx software industry since the mid 90’s and an Autodesk Gold Partner for just as long. He is currently the president of Motion Media.

When is it?

Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 @ 11am PST

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who currently owns Autodesk products, or anyone considering purchasing Autodesk products in the future.

How to Register

 

The webinar is free, but space is limited. Mark your calendar (December 11, 2014, 11am PST) and reserve your spot asap at:
Webinar Registration

Add this to your calendar: Google,
Outlook,
iCal,
Yahoo!.

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 17, 2014 3DxWare 10 from 3DConnexion

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3DxWare 10 from 3DConnexion

3DxWare 10 from 3Dconnexion

Introducing the richest way to experience your 3Dconnexion 3D mouse yet. 3DxWare 10 allows you to customize and optimize your 3Dconnexion 3D mouse for peak performance. Easily tailor settings and buttons to your application and needs. Take advantage of exciting new features. Design, create and navigate in brave new ways.  Designed from scratch, 3DxWare 10 isn’t just a new driver, it’s a whole new experience. Customize and optimize your 3Dconnexion 3D mouse for peak performance. Easily tailor settings and buttons to your application and needs. Take advantage of exciting new features. Design, create and navigate in brave new ways.

Advanced Features—Without Advanced Setup

Expert features shouldn’t require an expert to configure. Built for ease and speed, 3DxWare 10’s clean, intuitive interface means the most useful settings are just a click away. Adjust axis speed, toggle navigation modes, set center of rotation and tailor application-specific settings—all in one place.

Get More Out of Your Software

Take your designs to the next level. 3DxWare 10 makes it simple to assign application functions, commands or keyboard shortcuts to your 3D mouse’s function keys. How much more could you be getting out of your software? Find out with 3DxWare 10.
3DxWare 10

Quadruple Your 3D Mouse’s Power

Multiple commands per button. With 3DxWare 10, each 3D mouse button can open its own on-screen radial menu for access to four commands. Create your own menus in seconds or choose from presets designed to take your device’s capabilities further than ever.
3DxWare 10 Software

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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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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!

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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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