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Jun 10, 2014 Quixel SUITE Open Beta!

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Quixel SUITE Open Beta!

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The Quixel team has released the open beta for the NEW DDO, NDO and 3DO SUITE. Open beta runs till September 8, and can be used for commercial projects.
Customers who already have DDO and NDO will receive the SUITE when released for FREE.
Don’t have DDO and NDO? Pre-order the Quixel SUITE here, and get a FREE MEGASCANS starter pack.

More info and Quixel SUITE beta access here.

Quixel’s immensely popular NDO and DDO have been completely re-imagined, bringing faster texturing experiences than ever. 3DO, a new previewer included with all tools for free, throws physically based rendering into the mix. And finally; Introducing MEGASCANS, the world’s largest real-world surface scan resource.

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.

Apr 15, 2014 Autodesk 3ds Max 2015 Available Now!

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Autodesk 3ds Max 2015 Available Now!
Autodesk has now released 3DS Max 2015!
Customers with subscription can download 3ds Max 2015 from the Autodesk Subscription Center.

Mar 20, 2014 V-Ray 3.0 for Maya Beta Now Open

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V-Ray 3.0 for Maya Beta Now Open

The V-Ray 3.0 for Maya Beta program is now open! This major release is just around the corner and Chaos Group would like your input to help make it the best update yet. As a member of the beta community you’ll get access to beta builds of V-Ray 3.0 for Maya and interact directly with the developers in a dedicated forum for feedback, works in progress and test renders.

V-Ray 3.0 for Maya comes with a powerful set of new features and improvements and this is your opportunity to get early access and have a positive impact on the release.

Here are just a few new items:

Progressive Image Sampler

Faster feedback for artists with this powerful upgrade to the path-tracing engine. V-Ray 3.0 also allows you to cache scene assets between renders for even faster iterations.

Performance Improvements

Newly optimized ray tracing core speeds rendering up to 5X faster and up to 15X faster when rendering hair.

Support for Open Source Technologies and Data Exchange Formats

V-Ray 3.0 for Maya supports OpenSubdiv, Alembic 1.5, OpenEXR 2.0, OpenColorIO, OpenVDB, and Field3D.

Chaos Group has also updated their new website at V-Ray.com with a complete list of new features and enhancements to the already powerful toolset.

V-Ray 3.0 for Maya Beta reregistration, go to the application form.

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 4, 2014 Chaos Group Ships V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max

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Chaos Group Ships V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max

Chaos Group V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max has been released.
This release marks the next step in V-Ray’s overall development, introducing widely acclaimed new features and improvements.
V-Ray 3.0 is the most complete lighting, shading and rendering toolkit, delivering a powerful new set of features focused on artist productivity and modern CG workflows.

V-Ray 3.0 offers a number of additional workflow shortcuts, technical advances and support for open sources technologies. These include:

  • Render Mask – Users can define render regions using an object selection or image mask
  • Reflection/ Refraction Trace Sets – Provides more direct control in choosing whether reflections and refractions are visible in objects
  • Max Ray Intensity – Will easily fix artifacts from over-bright sources
  • Probabilistic Lights – Increases the speed of scenes with a high number of lights
  • V-Ray RT GPU – Improved with support for Render Elements
  • V-Ray Frame Buffer – Improved with added color correction controls
  • Open Source Technologies
    o Alembic integration with support for hair and particles
    o Deep Data output support including OpenEXR 2.0
    o Ptex object-space vector displacement support
    o Open Shading Language (OSL) support for programmable shaders
    o OpenColorIO support for advanced color management

For the complete list of new features, please visit V-Ray.com, the new home for the V-Ray community.

Jul 22, 2013 Autodesk Softimage 2014 Service Pack 2

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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.

Softimage 2014 Service Pack 2 Readme.

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 24, 2013 Phoenix FD 2.1 for 3ds Max

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Phoenix FD 2.1 for 3ds Max

Chaos Group has updated Phoenix FD for 3ds Max .

New and updated features:

•  Support for 3ds Max 2014 and V-Ray 2.41
•  Ocean tools – a complete tool box to create large scale simulations of liquids. Users can seamlessly include a simulation into an infinite ocean, create realistic waves with a procedural texture and vector displacement, and render the result much faster with the help of the new mesher capabilities. Furthermore, improved particle behavior and shading allow stunningly realistic foam creation.
•  Simplified interface – principal settings have been integrated in the core to allow for a simplified workflow.
•  Upgraded core – the core of Phoenix FD has been updated with the latest developments in fluid simulations. This brings improved speed and stability in addition to a more realistic advection method.
•  Resimulation – Phoenix FD allows users to enhance an already complete simulation by adding wavelet turbulence, particles, foam and splashes. This speeds up the process as only the fine detail can be resimulated until the desired result is achieved.

This is a free update for all Phoenix FD 2.0 customers and is available from the Chaos Group account downloads page.

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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…

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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
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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