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May 29, 2015 Autodesk 360 MegaBots Design and Engineering Challenge

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Autodesk 360 MegaBots Design and Engineering Challenge

Early last month, Autodesk wrapped up their MegaBots Design Challenge, and declared 3 winning designs.

For those not in the know, MegaBots is a Bay Area based fighting robot company. Yes. A fighting robot company. Their goal is to create an entire league of manned mechanized machines of mayhem that will wow arenas full of spectators in epic scale paintball battles.

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Apr 25, 2014 MODO 801 is Here!

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MODO 801 is Here!

MODO 801 is Out Now!
Get MODO 801 with these available Promotions!

MODO 801 Individual License Upgrade – Regular Price $495, Buy Now For $395
MODO 801 Floating License Upgrade – Regular Price $695, Buy Now For $595
MODO 801 + MeshFusion Bundle – Individual License – Regular Price $1890, Buy Now For $1516.25

You may also Contact the Motion Media Sales Team at (310) 450-4000, for other MODO 801 purchase options.

MODO brings you the next generation of 3D modeling, animation, sculpting, effects and rendering in a powerful integrated package. An end-to-end solution delivering raw horsepower, refined technology and robust workflows, MODO is the creative option of choice for artists and designers around the world – from home-based hobbyists to Hollywood studios.

MODO 801 Feature List

  • Nodal Shading
    Enhancing the existing material process, the new nodal shading view let’s artists of every level create more complex shaders and materials. Artists can now more easily visualize complex material setups quickly and alter values of textures and shaders on a per-sample basis with the new Shader Inputs or Procedural Output channels for color, value and alpha. Users of other 3D packages might also find this to be a more familiar working environment now.
  • Enhanced snapping
    Create complex sets of snapping conditions with the addition of new snapping presets, enhanced snapping options and intelligent snapping controls. This re-invented toolset adds precision and intelligence to the modeling process and features an almost unlimited number of combinations that automatically react to the context in which you are working.
  • Animation Improvements
    New keyframing features include Time Markers, Onion Skinning, Spacing Charts, and In-between Tools. These additions to the animation workflow will resonate with traditional animators and make MODO even more approachable to those learning. Animators can now also load standard motion capture formats or transfer existing MODO character animation more easily with the easy to use retargeting toolset. All these tools provide the perfect framework to animate believable characters.
  • Rigging and Deformers
    The new Wrap, Lattice and Bezier Deformers extend MODO’s robust Order of Operations (OoO) deformation tools. The Wrap Deformer greatly enhances MODO’s rigging toolsets enabling animation on high-resolution objects such as character meshes. The Bezier Deformer gives amazing control over complex curve-based deformations.
  • Referencing
    Referencing in MODO 801 allows for efficient collaborative workflows and asset reuse that just simply works. Collaborate more efficiently with significantly enhanced referencing workflows that enable overriding referenced scene items and manage complex scene creation with segmented portions that can be executed simultaneously – eliminating the need to maintain and manually update multiple master scenes or setups.
  • New COLLECTIVES Workflows
    MODO 801 features more advanced relighting capabilities in NUKE with the addition of Diffuse Coefficient Outputs. When combined in NUKE raw diffuse color, diffuse amount and energy conservation will equal the diffuse coefficient. MODO 801 also includes a fully integrated color management pipeline, built on the industry standard OpenColorIO library, matching NUKE’s default config – ensuring color consistency across all applications in the COLLECTIVES. The data exchange between MODO and MARI now features UDIM import as well as other improvements for working more efficiently with UDIM tiles.

Apr 15, 2014 Autodesk Maya 2015 Now Available!

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Autodesk Maya 2015 Now Available!
Autodesk has also released Maya 2015!
Customers with subscription can download Maya 2015 from the Autodesk Subscription Center.
This release delivers powerful new toolsets across the board for artists tasked with creating
complex, high-quality assets.

  • The Bifröst Simulation Platform brings new capabilities for simulating and rendering photorealistic liquids.
  • Additionally, the XGen Arbitrary Primitive Generator lets you use instanced geometry to create and groom hair and fur, as well as create foliage and vegetation for environments.
  • Geodesic Voxel Binding  for skinning offers an innovative method for binding complex geometry to joint skeletons with ease.
  • Support for Pixar’s OpenSubdiv libraries, enhanced Modeling tools, and new UV options accelerate performance to keep you productive.
  • New support in Viewport 2.0 for major effects, rendering and texturing workflows means you can work in a real-time environment with significant performance gains.
  • Also, use the new ShaderFX editor to create and preview advanced HLSL, GLSL and CgFX shaders in Viewport 2.0.

Feb 18, 2014 Upgrade to The Foundry Creation COLLECTIVE from MODO or MARI

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Upgrade to The Foundry Creation COLLECTIVE from MODO or MARI

The Creation COLLECTIVE offers digital 3D visualization, modeling, animation, painting, playback, and integration in a single license.
Customers on a single license of  MODO or MARI can upgrade to the Creation COLLECTIVE at cost effective price point.

What’s in the Creation COLLECTIVE?

  • MODO – the next generation of 3D content creation
  • MARI – state of the art 3D painting
  • HIEROPLAYER –  Desktop playback, Edit & Review

Creation Collective with maintenance Upgrade from MODO $1240.00

MODO from version 101-701 eligible for upgrade to COLLECTIVE.

Creation Collective with maintenance Upgrade from MARI $1240.00

This price includes 1 year’s Maintenance

  • Free upgrades for 1 year MODO, MARI, HIEROPLAYER
  • 1 year access to customer support by phone/email

Q: What do you get on COLLECTIVES Maintenance?
A: Product updates, maintenance releases and service packs, support, communication and collaboration for the COLLECTIVES as a whole.

Q: Will the Creation COLLECTIVE maintenance plan cover full MODO upgrades?
A: The COLLECTIVE maintenance will cover MODO upgrades for 1 year. If The Foundry releases MODO 801 within the customers maintenance term, customers will receive MODO 801 at no additional cost.

Q: How do customers access the MODO side of this maintenance offering?
A: Customers will have the option to download updates from the Foundry web site and will have access to
downloads for MODO from the product page, with valid maintenance. 
http://www.thefoundry.co.uk/products/modo/downloads/

Q: How will the COLLECTIVES be licensed?
A: The COLLECTIVE licensing will use RLM licenses of all products, including MODO, and be combined into a
single license string.  Existing users that already have FLEXlm licenses will be given a second RLM
license.   The new COLLECTIVE license will not automatically replace customers existing license, and a License
Transfer to COLLECTIVE form will be required for all customers upgrading an existing license of MODO to a
COLLECTIVE license.

Feb 18, 2014 THE FOUNDRY COLLECTIVES

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THE FOUNDRY COLLECTIVES

The Foundry has created two streamlined content creation packages specifically designed to give artists and designers exactly what they need, hassle free.
Whether you’re a start-up business, a freelancer or in education, our out of the box solutions provide high-end tools for all sorts of projects.

production collective

Creative toolsets for media production professionals.
Bringing together The Foundry’s top, award winning products, the Production COLLECTIVE provides the essential tools for digital 3D modeling, animation, paint, effects, playback, editorial and shot management, all in a single license.

What’s in the Production COLLECTIVE?

  • MODO – the next generation of 3D content creation
  • MARI – state of the art 3D painting
  • NUKEX – advancing the art of digital compositing
  • HIERO – conform, edit and review with collaborative shot management

creation collective

A collection of products for creative professionals

Ideal for designers and animators alike, the Creation COLLECTIVE brings together the essential tools for digital 3D visualization, modeling, animation, painting, playback and integration, all in a single license.

This COLLECTIVE includes:

  • MODO – the next generation of 3D content creation
  • MARI – state of the art 3D painting
  • HIEROPLAYER – desktop playback, Edit & Review

Jan 27, 2014 MeshFusion: Live, interactive boolean modeling now available for MODO 701

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MeshFusion: Live, interactive boolean modeling now available for MODO 701

Launching today, Monday 27th January 2014, MeshFusion for MODO has been developed by Braid Art Labs based upon the previous GroBoto technology. This revolutionary new modeling plugin is available exclusively for MODO 701 and opens up a new world of creative possibilities for artists and designers.

What is MeshFusion?
By adding MeshFusion to your MODO workflow, you will be able to take advantage of new modeling operations that will let you interactively blend, add and subtract objects to create consistently high quality Subdivision Surface (SDS) models faster and more efficiently than ever before. Click here to visit The Foundry MODO website for more info.

Motion Media Pricing:
MeshFusion is now available to customers at a special introductory price of $295, that’s a saving of up to 25% off until February 10th! After that, the price rises to $395.00

Jul 1, 2013 Autodesk 3DS Max 2014 Service Pack 1

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Autodesk 3DS Max 2014 Service Pack 1

Service Pack 1 for 3DS Max 2014  and 3dsmax Design 2014 is now available.

Download the update from the Autodesk 3DS Max 2014 support section here and for 3DS Max Design here.

Users must have Autodesk 3ds Max 2014 / Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2014 installed prior to installing this Service Pack.

3DS Max 2014 SP 1 Readme.

Jun 28, 2013 ZBrush 4R6 Available Now!

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ZBrush 4R6 Available Now!

Pixologic releases another FREE update to ZBrush.
Huge list of updates but one stands out and that is ZRemesher, the almost magic like new retopology tool.
Read Below for the full details and check out the Video of Zremesher from Ryan Kingslien of  zbrushworkshops.com.

Quote from ZBrushcentral:

ZBrush 4R6 continues to improve and enhance ZBrush functionality by giving you access to an enriched toolset of new features which will increase your creativity and productivity.
The new ZRemesher provides entirely rebuilt retopology system to give even better automated and user guided topology. There are also new brushes and functions to improve your workflow for both organic and hard surface sculpting.

Discover what has been added in this latest release: Continue reading “ZBrush 4R6 Available Now!”…

Jun 14, 2013 Autodesk Maya 2014 Service Pack 1

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Autodesk Maya 2014 Service Pack 1

Service Pack 1 for Maya 2014 is now available.

Download the update from the Autodesk Maya 2014 support section here.

This is a full installer and the Maya 2014 initial installation is not required.

Maya 2014 SP 1 Readme.

Dec 21, 2012 Pixologic announce the release of ZBrush 4R5!

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Pixologic announce the release of ZBrush 4R5!

ZBrush 4R5 continues to expand on creative freedom with new features for sculpting, rendering and overall quality of life. These new features were designed to let you be an artist first and foremost, giving you more freedom to explore new ideas!

ZBrush 4R5 is a free-of-charge update for all registered ZBrush users.

If you have ZBrush 4R4, use the Zplugin >> Auto Update >> Check new updates button from within ZBrush. (Alternatively, browse to your ZBrush 4R4 folder and run the ZUpgrader application.*)

If you have ZBrush 4, 4R2, 4R2b or 4R3 (or have 4R4 and would like a full installer rather than updater) follow the steps here: CLICK HERE

If you have ZBrush 3.5 or below, Submit a Support Ticket.

Key Features… Continue reading “Pixologic announce the release of ZBrush 4R5!”…

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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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!
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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
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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!
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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
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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!
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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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