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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.

Continue reading “Autodesk 360 MegaBots Design and Engineering Challenge”…

Apr 27, 2015 Curvature to Vertex Color Modifier

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Curvature to Vertex Color Modifier

One popular request on the Autodesk 3ds Max is the curvature map. While you can’t create procedural texture maps with Max Creation Graphs (at least not now) you can create modifiers that set the vertex color map and then use the vertex color map to drive materials. Continue reading “Curvature to Vertex Color Modifier”…

Apr 23, 2015 Autodesk Signs Agreement to Acquire Shotgun Software

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Autodesk Signs Agreement to Acquire Shotgun Software

The media and entertainment industry is changing fast as productions become increasingly complex and technology lowers barriers to entry. Studios must operate more fluidly, collaborate globally and work more closely with partners to meet schedules and budgets. To do so they need easy-to-use, scalable and customizable production management tools. Continue reading “Autodesk Signs Agreement to Acquire Shotgun Software”…

Apr 21, 2015 ZBrush: Beauty & Anatomical Details

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ZBrush: Beauty & Anatomical Details

Meet Ukrainian ZBrush artist, Alexey Kashpersky. Alexey creates digital visuals of anatomical body parts for Thomas Direct Studios and Radius Digital Science. If you are creeped out by doctors visits, his work may not be your cup of tea. These renders provide a glimpse into the workings of our bones, organs, cells, and appendages. Alexey’s complete body of work depicts usage of many different styles. His styles range from baroque style fantasy artwork, to the aforementioned medical illustrations. Born in 1986 in his native Ukraine, Alexey currently lives in New Jersey. Continue reading “ZBrush: Beauty & Anatomical Details”…

Apr 17, 2015 UPDATE: Autodesk Maya 2016 Installer Missing Mental Ray Plugin

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UPDATE: Autodesk Maya 2016 Installer Missing Mental Ray Plugin

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Customers installing the latest version of Autodesk Maya 2016 will notice that the Mental Ray Plugin is missing from the render selection menu. To install, customers must download the Mental Ray Plugin separately from the Autodesk Maya support section. Continue reading “UPDATE: Autodesk Maya 2016 Installer Missing Mental Ray Plugin”…

Apr 17, 2015 The Foundry Announces ACES Integration at NAB 2015

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The Foundry Announces ACES Integration at NAB 2015

At NAB 2015, The Foundry announced its formal partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Academy Color Encoding System (ACES).  ACES is a color management and image interchange system that is altogether free, open, and device-independent. Color management and color workflows have evolved over many years. Moving forward, ACES sets the global industry standard for motion picture and television production. Continue reading “The Foundry Announces ACES Integration at NAB 2015″…

Apr 17, 2015 Autodesk 3ds Max 2016 Introduction

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Autodesk 3ds Max 2016 Introduction

The 3ds Max Development team has been working overtime for almost a year to bring you the latest version of the Autodesk 3ds Max.  We can’t wait to introduce it to you! Continue reading “Autodesk 3ds Max 2016 Introduction”…

Apr 13, 2015 New at NAB: Autodesk Maya & 3ds Max 2016!

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New at NAB: Autodesk Maya & 3ds Max 2016!

At NAB, Autodesk representatives have a busy week ahead of them. Two exciting Autodesk updates to be released this week include Maya and 3ds Max 2016. Continue reading “New at NAB: Autodesk Maya & 3ds Max 2016!”…

May 22, 2014 Updates: Chaos Group V-Ray 2.4 for Maya Now Available

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Updates: Chaos Group V-Ray 2.4 for Maya Now Available

Chaos Group has updated V-Ray for Maya to build 2.40.2.

This update brings support for Autodesk Maya 2015, plus improvements and refinements to current features.

NEW FEATURES

  • Support for Maya 2015

MODIFIED FEATURES

  • Soft limits for the slider values for VRay Caustics

BUG FIXES
Resolved issues:

  • Non running license server causes Maya crashes
  • Incorrect Maya fluids opacity when Transparency is set to black
  • VrayFur discrepancies Linux/Mac/Win
  • Render layers are not exported properly when the word “layer” is used somewhere in the path
  • Crash when duplicating some VRay nodes with duplicate input connections
  • VRay lights with black color and lumens units produce invalid colors
  • Crash with PSD file node
  • Crash when rendering vrscene with SSS
  • Overbright or invalid color error when using Fly-through mode
  • vrlservice/OSX – crashes when trying to stop; error -100 when exporting a .wbc file; register V-Ray license service fail
  • Grouped camera doesn’t work in Batch Render
  • Animated temperature attribute in the VRay lights doesn’t render correctly
  • Instancer is not rendered correctly in Maya Batch with Distributed rendering
  • No refractions in alpha channel with

Customers who purchase a new V-Ray 2.0 for Maya license will be eligible for a free upgrade to V-Ray 3.0 for Maya upon release.

Customers with current V-Ray 2.0 licenses,  can also join the V-Ray 3.0 beta. You can register for the Beta program here

May 6, 2014 Updates: 3DS Max 2015 Service Pack 1

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Updates: 3DS Max 2015 Service Pack 1

Autodesk 3DS Max 2015 service pack 1 available

Service Pack 1 for Autodesk® 3ds Max® 2015 and Service Pack 1 for Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design 2015 have fixes for issues with stability, performance, interoperability, localization and workflows. These service packs also address the Heartbleed vulnerability – a security bug in the open-source OpenSSL cryptography library.

http://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/3ds-max/downloads

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Motion Media’s March Madness Challenge is Back!

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!

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Deadline 9 Now Available

Deadline 9

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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Photorealism with Quixel Megascans & Redshift

Using Quixel Megascans and Redshift you can create stunning photorealistic renderings using the GPU. Check out these images and see if you can tell which one’s real and which one’s CG.

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Realflow 10 from Next Limit Has Arrived!

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.

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News/Press Releases


Motion Media’s March Madness Challenge is Back!
Mar 13, 2017 | No Comments | Read more →

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
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.

iToo Software Call for Submissions!
Jun 9, 2016 | No Comments | Read more →

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.
Dec 17, 2015 | No Comments | Read more →

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
Jun 17, 2015 | No Comments | Read more →

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!

Events


Motion Media Does Art Walk
Apr 6, 2015 | No Comments | Read more →

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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