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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.

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.

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.

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.

Jun 10, 2013 RealFlow 2013 Release Spree Final Promo!

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RealFlow 2013 Release Spree Final Promo!

NextLimit is celebrating the launch of RealFlow 2013 and their 15 Year Anniversary with a crazy 15 day promotion!

Today’s RealFlow 2013 Release Spree Promo:
50% off ALL NEW RealFlow products! Yup – that’s right!

To round off the RealFlow Release Spree celelbration, NextLimit brings us this final gem: 50% off ALL RealFlow products!

To purchase this Deal click here.

Or

Contact  Motion Media at (310) 450-4000

Jun 5, 2013 RealFlow 2013 Release Spree promo

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RealFlow 2013 Release Spree promo

NextLimit is celebrating the launch of RealFlow 2013 and their 15 Year Anniversary with a crazy 15 day promotion!

Today’s RealFlow 2013 Release Spree  Promo :
15% off all RealFlow products!

To purchase this Deal click here.

Jun 4, 2013 3Dean: Marvelous Designer 2 — Exporting cloth from Marvelous Designer to 3ds Max 2013

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3Dean: Marvelous Designer 2 -- Exporting cloth from Marvelous Designer to 3ds Max 2013

Software used:  3ds Max, CLO

May 21, 2013 3Dean: Marvelous Designer 2 – Importing an Animated Character from 3ds Max 2013

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3Dean:  Marvelous Designer 2 - Importing an Animated Character from 3ds Max 2013

https://github.com/KhronosGroup/OpenCOLLADA/wiki/OpenCOLLADA-Tools

Software used:  3ds Max, Marvelous Designer 2

Apr 2, 2013 3Dean: Workflow & Set Up for Product Animations

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3Dean:  Workflow & Set Up for Product Animations

Software used:  3ds Max & Vray

Feb 21, 2013 iPad Version of “Animators Survival Kit” Coming Soon

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iPad Version of "Animators Survival Kit" Coming Soon

The famous “The Animator’s Survival Kit” written by Richard Williams is coming soon to the iPad.  The price and exact date of release have not yet been determined, but the publisher, Faber and Faber, has indicated that it will be roughly timed with Williams’ 80th birthday next month.

Key Features of the app will include:

  • The entirety of The Animator’s Survival Kit Expanded Edition, optimized for the iPad.
  • Over 100 animated examples from The Animator’s Survival Kit Animated DVD box set.
  • Previously unreleased Circus Drawings animation from Richard Williams
  • Silent Film Logo for the Pordenone Silent Film Festival.
  • New video introductions by Richard Williams.
  • Sensitive navigation, fading gracefully away when not needed, allowing users to focus on the lessons at hand.
  • Break down and watch the animated examples frame-by-frame to see how they’re put together.
  • Onion skin some animated examples to see the preceding and following frames.

Here’s a couple stills from the Circus Drawings short that will be included in the app:

circusdrawings2-williams

circusdrawings-williams

The Animator’s Survival Kit

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