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Mar 16, 2015 GET STREAMLINED: RealFlow Video Tutorial

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GET STREAMLINED: RealFlow Video Tutorial

To peruse a case study featuring Brandon Young talking about working with the Caped Crusader’s awesome vehicle using RealFlow, click here… But first, check out this useful tutorial showcasing the workflow between RealFlow, 3ds Max, Krakatoa, Frost, After Effects and Vray! View after the jump.
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Jul 8, 2014 Free Stuff This Week

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Free Stuff This Week

1. Free Film Burns and light leaks presets for Premiere Pro, Final Cut X and iMovie from Digital Cinema Foundry.

FREE 720P Film Burn Version 1
FREE 720P Film Burn Version 2
FREE 720P Film Burn Version 3
FREE 720P Film Burn Version 4

Watch the Tutorial here.

2. Ouroboros for After Effects by Sander van Dijk

The Ouroboros preset gives you a new shape layer with a stroke and some effects. Now parent that new shape layer to any other original shape and it will take on its properties. The new layer holds the stroke and follows whatever your original shape is doing. Then duplicate the ” Stroke Ouroboros 1 ” inside ” Contents, group1 ”  to create more strokes on that same shape path!

Click here to view full post and obtain download!

3. GrungeFX by Slouchcorp for Maxon Cinema 4D

The tool provides an easy way to setup unique grunge, weathering, and distress effects to your object in Cinema 4D without any need to UV map or use BodyPaint to paint masks.

Click Here to View Post and Get Download

Tutorial

4. Maxon Cinema 4D Color Correction Presets from Think Particle!

Sam Welker put together a quick little freebie for everyone. A set of 10 different color corrections for the Cinema 4D Picture Viewers. Here’s a quick video for you as well to show how it is used.

Download Link

5. Free C4D model village from The Pixel Lab

Anil Viji, over at movlance.wordpress.com created a personal project and wanted to share it with everyone. Anil wants to get into 3D matte painting and environments and is just getting started in C4D.  He calls this project “Collapsed Ground Village” and is free to use.  Check it out, grab some elements or textures for your own Cinema 4D stuff.

Jul 2, 2014 Free 4th of July Fireworks Presets

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Free 4th of July Fireworks Presets

Happy Fourth of July!

Boris FX’s Paul Ezzy helps you celebrate Independence Day with eight presets based on Boris BCC Particle Emitter 3D for Adobe AE, Adobe PP, Avid, and Sony Vegas Pro users who have BCC 9 (and BCC 8).

Download your complimentary presets.

Have a happy and safe 4th from the team at Motion Media! 

Jun 7, 2013 Save 20% on The Foundry Nuke 7 With the New Step Up to Nuke Promo

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Save 20% on The Foundry Nuke 7 With the New Step Up to Nuke Promo

Are you curious about NUKE, but currently using another compositor such as After Effects, Shake or Fusion?

Well you’re in the right place. The all new Step Up to Nuke promo from Motion Media and The Foundry will get any users of After Effects, Shake or Fusion 20% off Nuke or NukeX until June 28.

NUKE gives you more time to be creative with your VFX work, as well as greater power and speed. Take the plunge with NUKE and you’ll soon be joining the ranks of visual effects professionals wondering how they ever managed without it!

Just in case you think we might be biased, we’ve asked some customers who’ve made the switch to give you their opinion. Hear what they think in our testimonial video.

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Apr 4, 2013 Maxon & Adobe Announce Cineware & Cinema 4D Lite

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 Maxon & Adobe Announce Cineware & Cinema 4D Lite

First Step in Recently Announced Strategic Alliance Results in Streamlined Workflow and Improved Functionality for Motion Graphics and Visual Effects Artists.

MAXON, leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, today revealed the first step in its strategic alliance with Adobe Systems Incorporated, aimed at delivering a new level of integration between its powerful 3D application CINEMA 4D, and Adobe® After Effects®. The recently revealed next release of Adobe’s industry-leading software will include two MAXON technologies directly within the new Adobe After Effects: CINEWARE and CINEMA 4D Lite.

CINEWARE: The new live 3D pipeline between CINEMA 4D and After Effects, which eliminates intermediate rendering between applications, is made possible by CINEWARE, which establishes a bridge between the two applications. One of the biggest benefits to artists will be seen in a streamlined workflow, enabling them not only to import native CINEMA 4D scenes directly as assets into After Effects but also to utilize CINEMA 4D’s multi-pass workflow as layers. Users will benefit from decreased rendering time because CINEWARE makes CINEMA 4D’s Advanced Rendering Engine available directly inside After Effects. With access to this functionality, rather than having to render every revision, users will now be able to work on CINEMA 4D projects within After Effects and see the changes in real-time.

“This pipeline cannot be found anywhere else to this extent, and it will completely change the workflow of artists in the future,”
 says Harald Egel, MAXON’s co-founder and CEO.

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Mar 25, 2013 Inspiration: Don’t Fail Idaho

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Inspiration: Don't Fail Idaho

Motion Media customer Buck Design creates a stunning video fr Drake Cooper and the J.A and Kathryn Albertson Foundation.  Check it out below, and be inspired.

Feb 26, 2013 Catcher in the Rye Short Film

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Catcher in the Rye Short Film

Check out this “Catcher in the Rye” graduate short done by Fabian Koppenhofer using Cinema 4D, After Effects and Element 3D.  It’s a very well done piece. Enjoy.

Nov 15, 2012 Inspiration: Time Warp Project in 3ds Max

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Inspiration: Time Warp Project in 3ds Max

Check out this very cool grad project from Uira Lamour, where he slows things down a bit.

See more of his work at uiralamour.com/

Software Used: 3ds Max, V-Ray, Nuke, PFTrack & After Effects

Nov 13, 2012 Popular switches to Adobe Premiere Pro for Latest Video for Burton Snowboards

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Popular switches to Adobe Premiere Pro for Latest Video for Burton Snowboards

Imagine some of the world’s most progressive snowboarders risking their lives to shoot in beautiful remote locations—all cut to great music. This year, Burton Snowboards chased winter to produce an original film to kick off the season, inspiring both core riders and newcomers to the sport. The creative production company behind this year’s project is Popular, a studio recognized for originating authentic athlete, personality, and lifestyle- driven creative for film, commercials, and branded entertainment. The award-winning partners of Popular—David Tindale and Jeremy Pettit—sat down with Adobe to share their experience switching from Final Cut Pro to Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 software to put together 13, Burton’s action-packed film for 2013.

Some Highlights: 

Adobe: You previously used Final Cut Pro. We understand this was really one of the first times you had ever used Adobe Premiere Pro. Why did you switch?

Tindale: This was our first film stepping into full 1080 resolution. We knew we would be working with different camera formats and needed an editing solution that could handle everything. Footage was shot on RED Scarlet and Epic cameras, mainly—but some Cineflex, Panasonic HPX, GPS, GoPro, and a variety of DSLR cameras. It was incredible to just throw it all onto the Adobe Premiere Pro timeline and get straight to work. I think the main thing was the ability to deal with all these different formats. With so much footage and a tight timeline it was amazing to jump right into the edit and skip the time-consuming process of transcoding all of our footage.

Adobe: What was the switch to Adobe Premiere Pro like?

Pettit: The switch was pretty straightforward. We started working with Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5 on an ESPN project last spring. I needed to work fast, so I just mapped the keyboard shortcuts from Final Cut Pro to Adobe Premiere Pro. But with the Burton project we moved to CS6 and I started using the regular Adobe Premiere Pro keyboard shortcuts—it wasn’t difficult. The improvements in the Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 interface made it more user friendly than the previous version. I love the “log and transfer” capabilities, such as the ability to see big thumbnails and scrub through them, set your project in and out points, and drop everything into your timeline. We were still learning as we went, but we found that right away, Adobe Premiere Pro is great for getting down to business.

Read the entire interview

Save 30% on Adobe Production Premium CS6

 

Oct 17, 2012 Autodesk suggest that product update 11 for 3ds Max 2012 & 3ds Max Design 2012 should be uninstalled

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Autodesk suggest that product update 11 for 3ds Max 2012 & 3ds Max Design 2012 should be uninstalled

Autodesk had previously released product update 11 for 3ds Max 2012, the update has been removed from the support downloads section.

Autodesk has suggested that customers who installed the update should uninstall it.

A new version will follow updating this release.

 

 

 

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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!

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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
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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
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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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