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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.

Mar 16, 2017 Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6k Camera Test & Color Grade

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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.

Joey goes in-depth with the Blackmagic USRA Mini 4.6K cinema camera, testing it for various types of shoots and explaining the use of color spaces and LUTs for post-production editing. Using DaVinci Resolve, Joey guides us through his workflow for grading footage shot in a flat color profile.

The Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6k is a lightweight miniaturized URSA featuring an incredible 4.6K Super 35 image sensor with global shutter and a massive 15 stops of dynamic range! The super compact and lightweight design is perfectly balanced for handheld use and comfortable enough for all day shooting. That means you get a handheld camera with higher resolution and better dynamic range than most Super 35mm film! URSA Mini shoots up to 60 frames per second, has a super bright 5 inch foldout viewfinder, dual RAW and ProRes recorders and more. You can select from four models of URSA Mini with 4.6K or 4K image sensors and either EF or PL lens mounts.

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Blackmagic URSA Mini is designed to be used on feature films, television shows, commercials, indies, documentaries, music videos and more. The stunning quality of its 4.6K sensor with 15 stops of dynamic range lets you capture epic cinematic shots, while its compact size is perfect for solo shoots or smaller crews! You can easily customize URSA Mini with high quality cinema lenses, rails, matte boxes and more. The optional shoulder mount kit features a quick release mounting plate so you can go from handheld to shoulder or tripod in seconds, making it perfect for pickup and run shooting situations. It’s the handheld Super 35mm digital film camera that you can use anywhere and, because it’s an URSA, everything you need is built right in!

Get your Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6k Here

 

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.

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!

Oct 8, 2014 Videocopilot Element 3D V2 Revealed – Coming November

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Videocopilot Element 3D V2 Revealed - Coming November

Element 3D V2

VideoCopilot just released a video with the new features in the upcoming release of Element 3D V2.

Available in November! New features and improvements include faster rendering, new viewport and grouping options, real-time physical shaders, reflections, ambient occlusion and much more!

Jun 11, 2014 Maxwell Render in VFX & Animation

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Maxwell Render in VFX & Animation

Who’s using Maxwell Render in VFX and Animation you ask? More and more companies everyday.  Check out the videos below showcasing how companies are integrating Maxwell Render into their projects.

Mar 19, 2014 Autodesk 3ds Max 2015

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Autodesk 3ds Max 2015

3ds Max 2015 is the perfect tool to get stuff done, and enjoy the process! 3ds Max 2015 delivers greater performance, better workflows, new modeling capabilities and a WYSIWYG experience. The new version makes it easier to tackle demanding entertainment projects and deadlines.

Quad Chamfer

You asked for it, we listened. Quad Chamfer, one of the top requested features on 3ds Max User Voice, is now in 3ds Max 2015. No need to create chamfered or beveled edges between two surfaces manually. The new Quad Chamfer creates edges consisting of quads, rather than triangles, which helps eliminate pinching, and produces better results when used in conjunction with the TurboSmooth modifier.

Better Scene Management

Dealing with complex scenes is now easier, thanks to new nested layer functionality within Scene Explorers that helps you better organize your data. Scene Explorers now also provides support for docking and Workspaces, and customizable quad menus, so that you can be more productive.

Max 2015 Tune Ups

With the understanding that small things can make a big difference, 3ds Max 2015 addresses many workflow obstacles identified as high priority by customers. Among these are the ability to preserve UVs for Inset Polygons; the ability to slide partials loops in Swift Loops; and adaptive viewport navigation for smarter zooming, panning, and orbiting.

ShaderFX

No need to spend hours writing HLSL code by hand – you can now use ShaderFX – an intuitive visual node-based editing tool that features an intuitive click-drag workflow to connect different nodes and create Shader networks. You can then visualize the resulting materials, even those with animated values, in real time in the 3ds Max viewport.

Placement Tools

It’s a magnetic attraction! New Placement tools feature intuitive auto-parenting and aligning behaviors that make it simpler to position and orient content relative to other content within your scenes. Move objects along surfaces of other meshes as though magnetically attracted and quickly rotate to the desired orientation as part of the same operation.

Python Scripting

Make 3ds Max your own with new capabilities to help extend and customize 3ds Max 2015, using Python scripting. Also, it’s now easier to integrate 3ds Max into a Python-based pipeline.

Tools for Ninjas

Whether you work in VFX, motion graphics, games or design animation, 3ds Max 2015 helps you get stuff done faster! From accelerated viewport performance and better ActiveShade rendering to smoother workflows, it’s all about performance. With Point Cloud Support, Stereo Camera and more control in Populate, you have the tools that ninjas need for the real world!

Populate Enhancements

Crowd Control! Populate now allows you to give your characters more convincing walking, jogging, passing, turning, and seated behaviors, making your crowds appea4r more realistic, and easier to control. Populate is now customizable with exposure of the functionality in the 3ds Max SDK.

Accelerated Viewport Performance

It’s all about performance! Navigation, selection and viewport texture baking have been accelerated in the 3ds Max viewport, making it easier for you to interact with your scenes and objects, especially those with dense meshes and many texture maps.

Stereo Camera

Create engaging entertainment content and immersive design visualizations. Create stereo camera rigs with the Stereo Camera plugin that you can download exclusively from the Autodesk Exchange application store. If you have a recent AMD FirePro™ graphics card and a supported HD3D Active Stereo monitor or equivalent, you can extend the capability of the Stereo camera rig with Active Stereo viewing.

For more information about 3ds Max 2015 contact Motion Media at 888-542-8941

Mar 19, 2014 Autodesk Maya 2015

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Autodesk Maya 2015

Maya 2015 delivers on so many levels. From the small changes that make your everyday workflow smoother, to the new and exciting tools that will introduce you to a new way of working. Maya 2015 helps make dealing with complexity, simple.

The Maya 2015 Effect

With the Bifrost Procedural Effects Platform, XGen Arbitrary Primitive Generator technology and updates to the Bullet Physics plug-in, Maya 2015 is making a big splash in the world of VFX.

BiFrost in Maya 2015


XGen Arbitrary Primitive Generator

Create hair, fur and feathers or large vegetative landscapes with access to the same tools as the pros at Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios. No need to slow down your computer by overloading the memory – XGen creates the geometry procedurally at render time.

Bullet Physics

Create complex, highly realistic dynamic and kinematic simulations with the Maya Bullet Physics engine.

Geodesic Voxel Binding

Get your characters ready for production faster (often with only a few clicks) with this innovative new skinning method for binding standard and non-standard geometry to joint skeletons.

ShaderFX

No need to spend hours creating lines of code. You can now create advanced HLSL, GLSL, and CgFX viewport shaders with the ShaderFX real-time node-based visual shader editor.

Viewport 2.0

Things just got real! Viewport 2.0 now supports: particles, Maya nHair, Maya nCloth, Maya Fluid Effects, Maya Paint Effects, Maya Toon, projections, and the Wrinkle deformer. And with many Maya artists choosing 2.0 already – we’ve decided to make life simpler for you by making Viewport 2.0 the standard Maya viewport in Maya 2015.


A Solid Foundation

With so much brand-new technology, Maya 2015 is a leap forward to a new way of working.

For more information on Maya 2015 call us today – 888-542-8941.

Mar 18, 2014 Featured Customer: Barrow Neurological Institute & Autodesk Maya

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Featured Customer: Barrow Neurological Institute & Autodesk Maya

In 1985, Barrow Neurological Institute (www.thebarrow.org) created its Neuroscience Publications department to produce educational content for neurosurgeons, physicians, and patients about neurological diseases and treatment options. In 2000, we started using Autodesk Maya to produce stereo 3D animations, illustrations, and VRs. Autodesk Maya has been a critical tool in the expansion of the field of medical educational content.

Surgical and video observation have limited usefulness because blood and tight surgical fields make it difficult to conceptualize the anatomy hidden from view. Traditional 2D illustrations are helpful for simplifying images, but are limited in their ability to reproduce 3D structures, movement, and alternate viewing angles.

Maya allows us to create accurate 3D anatomic structures that we can build upon and improve over time. Neurological structures are intricate and have complex relationships with one another, so manipulating these structures in 3D space affords the neurosurgeon a deeper understanding of the structure’s shape. The more knowledge the doctors can gain about anatomy and procedures in 3D, the safer and more successful they will be in their hands-on training.

Using Maya, we can quickly break down complex anatomical structures to their core elements by removing or hiding impeding constructs. We can overlay hidden structures and, because the structures were modeled in 3D, they automatically register in the correct orientation. We can look at the models from different views and animate their movements, making the anatomy or procedure easier to grasp because the viewer can witness its transition from one state to another. Maya also offers the option to output stereo 3D imagery, which is especially important to neurosurgeons who regularly use stereo microscopes intraoperatively to look at deep, narrow surgical fields.

Our department elected to use Maya because its speed and node-based architecture allow us to create complex deformations of detailed anatomical models. Its powerful scripting languages also allow us to automate and expand on features with ease, thereby shortening our production time.

Motion Media is always on top of the latest software updates, and their support has been instrumental in getting us set up quickly with Maya.. We look forward to continued growth and partnership with them in the years to come.

Mar 5, 2014 Realflow 2014 Sneak Peek Videos

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Realflow 2014 Sneak Peek Videos

Realflow 2014

Sneak Peek videos. Check out these awesome new features in Realflow 2014, which is coming soon.

Checkout Realflow 2013 at MotionMedia.com too!

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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

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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Photorealism with Quixel Megascans & Redshift

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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
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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