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Dec 19, 2012 NextLimit RealFlow 2013 Technical Preview event

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NextLimit RealFlow 2013 Technical Preview event

NextLimit held a RealFlow 2013 preview event in London on October 2012.

If you didn’t make it across the pond for the event, you can catch the technical preview below.

Jan 23, 2012 First Look: Realflow 2013!

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First Look: Realflow 2013!

Realflow 2013 is coming soon and here’s a look at the new HYBRIDO solver that will replace the current solver.  It looks pretty fast and amazing.  Check out all of the videos below for some sims.

For those of you interested, the new solver is an implicit solver, as opposite to the current one which is an explicit solver. Implicit solver means that just only a few simulation steps per frame are needed, and this means, of course, faster simulations. It means also that “bounciness” is totally removed. The current solver needs many many simulation steps if you want to remove “bounciness”, and even doing it you can’t remove it completely.

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Nov 21, 2011 Phoenix 2.0 Released!

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Phoenix 2.0 Released!

The new version of Phoenix FD, the powerful tool for fluid simulations, has arrived!

Phoenix FD 2.0 now adds the capability to generate and drag particles based on current simulations. This allows the user to add even finer detail to all types of simulations without the need to increase the simulation resolution.

General Overview Video By Michael McCarthy

Phoenix FD 2.0 for 3ds Max Key Features

Foam and splashes particle shader

Phoenix FD 2.0 comes with a brand new shader for particles. It allows the user to have full control when shading foam and splashes particles generated by the new core.

Simulation of foam and splashes

With the new and improved simulation core, Phoenix FD is capable of generating particles where foam or splashes would usually appear in a simulation. This extraordinary new technology allows the user to further increase the realism of liquid simulations.

GPU Preview improvements

In version 2.0 the GPU preview fully supports lighting and diffuse color shading. Additionally, the renderings can be automatically saved as PNG files in the simulation directory. This seemingly simple upgrade will allow the user to quickly preview their simulation results without having to waste time rendering them on the CPU.

Render particles as smoke

New and improved shading methods allow the rendering of small tightly packed particles as a volumetric smoke. This simple yet powerful solution allows the user to add plenty of detail to their simulations without sacrificing render times.

Particle export

The simulation core has been further improved to be able to efficiently trace particles. This allows the user to add even finer detail to all types of simulations without the need to increase the simulation resolution

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Autodesk Maya 2015 Now Available!

Autodesk Maya 2015

Autodesk has also released Maya 2015!
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Autodesk 3ds Max 2015 Available Now!

3ds Max 2015

Autodesk has now released 3DS Max 2015!
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Krakatoa for Cinema 4D is here

Krakatoa for Cinema 4D

Thinkbox Software today launched Krakatoa C4D, the first version of its high-volume particle renderer for MAXON CINEMA 4D, which is compatible with R14 and R15 running on OSX and Windows operating systems. Also available for Autodesk®Maya® and Autodesk® 3ds Max®, Krakatoa provides a powerful pipeline for quickly acquiring, caching, transforming, modifying, shading and rendering billions of particles.

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The Foundry Announces Nuke Studio

Nuke Studio

NUKE STUDIO is a brand new tool from The Foundry that extends the NUKE product family and draws on its existing powerful compositing, conforming and shot management technology, as well as adding a host of new features and functionality.

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CION: Aja’s all new 4K Camera

Aja announced their entry into the camera market yesterday with the brand spankin new CION. The retro looking camera is quite beautiful with wood and suede accents against a black metal body. The camera does 4K, UHD, 2K and HD with its APS-C Sensor as well as RAW via the (awesome) built in thunderbolt port. The camera has all the bells and whistles you would expect from an Alexa, but for only $8,995. The official press release will be later this morning, but here are some pics from the twitter users who broke the story.

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News/Press Releases


Autodesk 3ds Max 2015 Available Now!
Apr 15, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

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

Krakatoa for Cinema 4D is here
Apr 14, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

Thinkbox Software today launched Krakatoa C4D, the first version of its high-volume particle renderer for MAXON CINEMA 4D, which is compatible with R14 and R15 running on OSX and Windows operating systems. Also available for Autodesk®Maya® and Autodesk® 3ds Max®, Krakatoa provides a powerful pipeline for quickly acquiring, caching, transforming, modifying, shading and rendering billions of particles.

The Foundry Announces Nuke Studio
Apr 8, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

NUKE STUDIO is a brand new tool from The Foundry that extends the NUKE product family and draws on its existing powerful compositing, conforming and shot management technology, as well as adding a host of new features and functionality.

CION: Aja’s all new 4K Camera
Apr 7, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

Aja announced their entry into the camera market yesterday with the brand spankin new CION. The retro looking camera is quite beautiful with wood and suede accents against a black metal body. The camera does 4K, UHD, 2K and HD with its APS-C Sensor as well as RAW via the (awesome) built in thunderbolt port. The camera has all the bells and whistles you would expect from an Alexa, but for only $8,995. The official press release will be later this morning, but here are some pics from the twitter users who broke the story.

FurryBall 4.7 Beta now open
Apr 3, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

AAA Studio has announced that FurryBall 4.7 for 3ds Max and Maya both standalone and network is now available to download in beta. All you have to do is register on the FurryBall forum for access to the download.

Events


Autodesk Meet the Experts Webinar Series: Creature Sculpting and Modeling Techniques
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Autodesk Creature Sculpting and Modeling Techniques Webinar Tuesday, December 17.

Motion Media Black Friday Sale
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Motion Media’s Black Friday VIP Event is back! Only those lucky ones who’ve signed up before the sale will have access to up to 50% off your favorite software and hardware. Only at Motion Media.

Webinar: Modeling Urban Environments with CityEngine & LumenRT
Sep 9, 2013 | Comments | Read more →

Join Motion Media, Esri and E-On Software for a free webinar giving you a closer look at how Procedural Modeling can benefit your 3D production pipeline and how LumenRT can deliver easy, immersive nature for your environments.

SIGGRAPH 2013 Parties and Special Events
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SIGGRAPH 2013 is around the corner and so are the special industry parties and events.

Webinar: Autodesk Smoke and Budget Conscious Retail Commercials
May 30, 2013 | Comments | Read more →

Join Autodesk Expert Rob O’Neill and Nicky Liddell from boutique post house, Concrete Wednesday in Melbourne, Australia as they examine the work involved in putting together budget-conscious retail commercials.

Updates/Upgrades


Autodesk Maya 2015 Now Available!
Apr 15, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

Autodesk has also released Maya 2015!
Customers with subscription can download Maya 2015 from the Autodesk Subscription Center.

Autodesk 3ds Max 2015 Available Now!
Apr 15, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

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

Autodesk 3ds Max 2015
Mar 19, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

3ds Max 2015 is the perfect tool to get stuff done, and enjoy the process! 3ds Max 2015 delivers greater performance, better workflows, new modeling capabilities and a WYSIWYG experience. The new version makes it easier to tackle demanding entertainment projects and deadlines.

Autodesk Maya 2015
Mar 19, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

Maya 2015 delivers on so many levels. From the small changes that make your everyday workflow smoother, to the new and exciting tools that will introduce you to a new way of working. Maya 2015 helps make dealing with complexity, simple.

V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp, Service Pack 1 Now Available
Mar 19, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp, Service Pack 1 is now available for download at the Chaos Group Downloads page. This is a free update for all current V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp customers. With this update, V-Ray now supports SketchUp 2014.



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