Visual Effects

Apr 22, 2015 Motion Media’s 4k Bundle

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Motion Media's 4k Bundle

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — To improve data consolidation and maximize performance, Splash Entertainment, an animation studio involved in distribution, post production, online content creation and video on demand (VOD), moved away from older, mismatched storage solutions and switched to Motion Media’s new 4K Studio Bundle, which is built upon Infortrend’s EonStor DS storage systems. The bundle also includes solutions from Infortrend’s technology partners, namely Tiger Technology’s Workflow Controller and ATTO’s 16Gb/s FC connectivity and offers users in the media and entertainment (M&E) industry with some of the strongest features available. Continue reading “Motion Media’s 4k Bundle”…

Apr 6, 2015 Motion Media Does Art Walk

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Motion Media Does Art Walk

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. Continue reading “Motion Media Does Art Walk”…

Apr 2, 2015 The RealFlow Deliciously Viscous Challenge!

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The RealFlow Deliciously Viscous Challenge!
This just in: The RealFlow Deliciously Viscous challenge’s 1st prize is worth over $3000!
5 REASONS WHY REALFLOW LEARNERS SHOULD COMPETE IN THE CHALLENGE

Mar 31, 2015 Motion Media’s Top 5 Gaming Trends

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Motion Media's Top 5 Gaming Trends

Check out Motion Media’s top 5 game picks for 2015. Granted, we are most excited about Kerbal Space Program because … SPACE! SPACE TRAVEL! If we had planned our future better, we would be training at NASA right now instead of writing about playing Kerbal Space Program. Let dreamers dream! Continue reading “Motion Media’s Top 5 Gaming Trends”…

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.

Mar 17, 2015 Ken Zimmerman Wins ASAI Award of Excellence

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Ken Zimmerman Wins ASAI Award of Excellence

Recently, the American Society of Architectural Illustrators selected Motion Media customer, Ken Zimmerman of  Zimmerman Visual, for its annual “Architecture In Pespective” publication and exhibit. To give a little context, each year, ASAI‘s jury of architects, designers and illustrators selects 60 works from around the world to participate in the event. As one might imagine, each selection is considerably excellent. Continue reading “Ken Zimmerman Wins ASAI Award of Excellence”…

Mar 13, 2015 Marmalade App – Trouble With Robots

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Marmalade App - Trouble With Robots

“Trouble With Robots (TWR) is a collectible card game with real-time strategic battles.  That in itself, stands out compared to other CCG or RTS games”

Ed Mandy – Lead Programmer, Art Castle

The Trouble With Robots by Art Castle is the product of a turbulent marriage between fantasy and science fiction where they are battling for the custody of a land not dissimilar to Middle Earth. This awesome adaption from the classic PC game combines action with strategy to create card carnage with a dash of humour throughout for good measure. The aim of TWR is to collect and utilise your deck of cards to defeat the hordes of emotionless robots steaming towards you in the heat of battle.

Ed Mandy, Lead Programmer at Art Castle told App of the Week, “We are very proud of a quote given by Richard Garfield, who has created some amazing games such as Magic: The Gatheringand King of Tokyo”:

“It is terrific to be able to play Trouble With Robots again – it is overdue for iOS. It surprised me that it still feels unlike anything else I have played, I would have expected some other game developers to use this obviously good game formula to make a bunch of exciting new games. I hope that it gets the success and attention it deserves – and inspires the new games which >I< deserve!”
Continue reading “Marmalade App – Trouble With Robots”…

Oct 1, 2014 Hiero & HieroPlayer 1.9 Released

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Hiero & HieroPlayer 1.9 Released

Hiero & HieroPlayer 1.9

The Foundry has just announced that HIERO & HIEROPLAYER 1.9 are now available!

Dramatic playback performance improvements make HIERO & HIEROPLAYER 1.9’s maximum frame rate performance up to 3X faster, coupled with A/V playback sync and SDI out improvements, client attend sessions are now easier than ever!

New features

  • PBO (Pixel Buffer Object) based texture uploads – decrease upload times from the RAM cache to the graphics card on Windows and Linux.
  • 3-channel, 10-bit dpx material handling improvements – increase RAM cache playback capacity and make upload times faster by up to 2X the previous version.
  • Allocated memory recycling – improves decode and rendering performance through more efficient use of cache space.
  • Audio video playback synchronisation – both in viewer and for SDI out audio video playback has been improved to give more accurate and aligned results.
  • Audio levels to match – accurate audio level monitoring with reduced clipping – check your speaker volume!

As an active maintenance customer, you can be one of the first to get HIERO 1.9 for free.

Don’t have Hiero & HieroPlayer 1.9?  Buy it here.

Sep 12, 2014 Blackmagic Design acquires eyeon Software, Inc.

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Blackmagic Design acquires eyeon Software, Inc.

Blackmagic Design acquires eyeon Software, Inc.

Well this comes as a shock…Blackmagic Design announced today at IBC that they have acquired eyeon software to compliment DaVinci Resolvee 11 and their apparently growing software business.  What do you think? Is this going to be good for Fusion or bad?

Read the press release below.

IBC 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands – September 12, 2014 – Blackmagic Design today announced its acquisition of eyeon Software, Inc., a leading developer of high end digital compositing, visual effects and motion graphics software for the feature film, commercial, television and broadcast industries. eyeon, headquartered in Toronto, Canada, is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Blackmagic Design.

eyeon’s Fusion 7 will be demonstrated on the Blackmagic Design IBC 2014 booth in Hall 7, Stand H20.

Fusion 7 is one of Hollywood’s leading visual effects compositing and motion graphics tools and has been used on thousands of feature film and television projects. Most recently, Fusion 7 has been used on feature films like Maleficent, Edge of Tomorrow, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, The Amazing Spiderman 2, Captain America, Gravity and more.

Fusion 7 combines the best in motion graphics and high end visual effects compositing into a single application. In addition to its advanced compositing tools, Fusion 7 also includes comprehensive paint, rotoscope, keying, layering and titling tools, along with an amazing particle generator system. It can import geometry from other applications as well as create its own elements, like text and particles, from scratch. Elements can be composited together and quickly output using Fusion’s GPU accelerated render engine. Multiple renders can be combined in one project to render different aspects of the same scene. Fusion 7 goes beyond just compositing layers and has a full set of creation tools for building objects and scene elements in a 3D system that can handle millions of polygons with complex shading.

“We’re really excited about the acquisition of eyeon,” said Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO. “Fusion compositing, 3D and motion graphics software has been used on some of Hollywood’s biggest visual effects blockbusters. When used together with DaVinci Resolve for editing and grading, Fusion also gives customers the world’s most advanced tools for 3D compositing, visual effects, motion graphics design and more!”

“Blackmagic Design is the most progressive company in professional post production today,” said Steve Roberts, CEO and founder of eyeon. “With their focus on developing the best solutions and a global network of offices, Blackmagic gives customers the products and services they deserve. The acquisition of eyeon will provide greater development and support of Fusion and Generation, where customers will now have more dynamic, comprehensive, and faster solutions for their creative needs.”

“Fusion 7’s great 3D improvements have added to our toolkit, giving us options that greatly expand our ability to quickly put together shots and make final adjustments without the need to go back into a 3D app for changes,” said David Stinnett, VFX Supervisor, Blur Studios, Thor: The Dark World and Amazing Spiderman 2. “Fusion 7 expands our ability to stay flexible for whatever the job demands.”

Continue reading “Blackmagic Design acquires eyeon Software, Inc.”…

Aug 7, 2014 Cebas Grand Reveal @SIGGRAPH 2014 – Booth# 914!

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Cebas Grand Reveal @SIGGRAPH 2014 – Booth# 914!

cebas has TWO major announcements, showcasing its latest plugins: moskitoRenderTM and thinkingParticles 6TM.
cebas Visual Technology Inc will also be updating all of its finalRender fans previewing the flagship finalRender 4 GPUTM brand new feature additions.

mosktioRenderTM: The First Fully Featured GPU Renderer for 3ds Max

Come and watch cebas’ exclusive showcasing of its latest horsepower GPU-Only mosktioRenderTM. The GPU renderer that will replace your renderer without second guessing or regrets! mosktioRenderTM for 3ds Max uses Nvidia’s latest technology with the least amount of software and creative restrictions of all GPU-only renderers on the market!

thinkingParticles 6TM: You Are Your Own Magician!

thinkingParticlesTM is one of cebas’ flagship plugins widely known for its fully procedural and physically accurate, real world destruction and special effects simulations in the movie industry.
Countless blockbuster movies and projects are home to thinkingParticles’ limitless ability to portray advanced physics-based particle effects that are simply mindblowing!
Now, entering the world of fully procedural fluid dynamics and soft body simulations; thinkingParticles Version 6 covers almost any/all possible scenarios of, what is known as, the “multi-physics” effects.

finalRender 4 GPUTM: It’s Revolution Not Evolution!

cebas Visual Technology Inc will show its most advanced product in the making; finalRender 4 GPUTM. As a technology leader in the field of physically accurate rendering, cebas was the first to bring advanced global illumination rendering to 3ds Max in a new and unique way. And in continuing to offer groundbreaking technology, cebas is introducing a whole new approach to Physically accurate Global Illumination Rendering based on its unique and finalRender 4 GPUTM exclusive trueHybridTM rendering acceleration technology.

SIGGRAPH Visitors and thinkingParticles fans get to witness some of the industry’s best thinkingParticles visual effects and animations presented by the one and only Will Wallace! A VFX guru who has a portfolio full of amazing movie and game-title scenes as well as the creator of HouseFX – His latest DVD training package for destruction with thinkingParticles inside 3ds Max.

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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

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!
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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.
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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