For Autodesk® Maya®, Autodesk® 3ds Max® and Autodesk® Mudbox® 2014 software customers with current Autodesk® Subscription, the latest extensions for Maya, 3ds Max and Mudbox will soon be available.
Take advantage of Autodesk Subscription to get your hands on the new animation capabilities and gain access to technology used by industry leading studios.
For more information on the Maya 2014 Extension please click here:
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Aug 12, 2013 Upcoming Maya, 3ds Max and Mudbox 2014 Extensions
Jul 22, 2013 Autodesk Softimage 2014 Service Pack 2
Service Pack 2 for Softimage 2014 is available.
Download the update from the Autodesk Softimage 2014 support section here.
Softimage 2014 SP2 is a full product installation and can co-exist with an earlier version of Softimage. An earlier version of Softimage is not required to be uninstalled first.
*Note: You may need to recompile your plugins, if they were compiled using Softimage versions prior to 2014 SP2.
Jul 12, 2013 SIGGRAPH 2013 Parties and Special Events
SIGGRAPH 2013 is almost here and so are the special industry parties and events.
Below is the list of happenings.
Chaos Group to Preview V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max at SIGGRAPH 2013
Date: Wednesday, 24 July
Time: 11.30 – 12. 00 pm & 3.30 – 4.00 pm
Where: SIGGRAPH show floor – BOOTH 110
Next Limit SIGGRAPH 2013 Party
Date: Wednesday, 24 July
Time: 6.30 – 9.00 p.m.
Where: Bar Louie, 321 W Katella Ave Suite #212, Anaheim, CA 92802
Register Now: RSVP Required contact Motion Media
Chaos Group V-Ray User Event, Los Angeles
Date: Friday, 26 July
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 pm – Registration, 7:00 – 9:00 pm – Presentations
Where: The Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Los Angeles, CA
Jul 1, 2013 Autodesk 3DS Max 2014 Service Pack 1
Users must have Autodesk 3ds Max 2014 / Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2014 installed prior to installing this Service Pack.
Important highlights include:
• Support for 3ds Max 2014;
• Support for MultiScatter instancing in V-Ray RT: The new service pack further improves the integration between V-Ray and MultiScatter allowing the user to effectively render millions of polygons of instanced geometry with V-Ray RT;
• Changed default settings of VFB’s sRGB button, “Don’t affect colors” option and “Gamma” value: V-Ray’s default settings have been modified to allow the use of Linear Workflow from the very beginning.
Also dont forget about the V-Ray for Freelancers promotion running! Get V-Ray for up to 30% off.
Mar 25, 2013 Luxology MODO 701 is out now!
This brand new major release of MODO includes significant improvements to the modelling, sculpting, animation, effects and rendering workflows. Plus, it continues to add value with a number of new features.
MODO 701 highlights
- Procedural particle engine with an easy to use pre-set workflow
- Audio playback and a sound channel modifier, bringing animations to life
- Schematic improvements, reducing scene graph complexity
- Dedicated dynamics simulation layer, significantly improving performance
- Simplified complexity of materials and layered shaders
- Large scene performance improvements by as much as 175x
- Preview render synchronisation improvements, over 50x faster in large scenes
- New Python interpreter, making python execution many times faster
- Unlimited network rendering
MODO 701 recorded webcast below.
Dec 17, 2012 MAXON Certified Training Campus Goes Live!
MAXON Computer GmbH, a leading developer of 3D animation and visualization software today announces its “Global Training Initiatives” program for certified MAXON product training. Training is available exclusively at MAXON Authorized Training Centers (ATC). In addition to 3-day basic training programs, specialized intensive training for a wide variety of fields is also available. The MAXON ATC program offers various forms of authorization for trainers and additional training centers with different areas of specialization.
With its “Global Training Initiatives” program, MAXON has established the foundation for a worldwide training standard for CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D. MAXON’s new training program was developed in cooperation with renowned CINEMA 4D professionals and trainers and covers a wide range of uses for MAXON software. The program will be continuously expanded and adapted to new developments and market needs.
MAXON certified training takes place at high-end, well-equipped facilities that are closely monitored by MAXON. Instruction at authorized training centers (ATC) is conducted exclusively by MAXON Certified Instructors (CI). MAXON CIs are experienced professionals with excellent didactic skills who are tested and authorized especially for this training. “In addition to outstanding software skills with MAXON products, our authorization criteria place great value on a high customer service and didactic skill level – because great artists do not necessarily qualify as good instructors,” notes MAXON co-founder and CEO Harald Egel.
All course participants will receive a certificate of participation upon successful course completion. Participants can further opt to take an exam upon completion of training to obtain a MAXON Certificate of Competence. This exam is comprised of theoretical and practical elements and certifies that the participant not only took part in training, but is also fully capable of independently applying the skills obtained. The MAXON Certificate of Competence is a valuable asset for potential clients or employers for accurately assessing an artist’s abilities.
Detailed information about the MAXON Global Training Initiatives program, MAXON partners, pre-requisites for training and training content are available a the MAXON web site at www.maxon.net/campus.