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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 Exchange Apps Hackathon

Autodesk Exchange Apps Hackathon

Announcing the Autodesk® Exchange Apps Hackathon – and an opportunity to receive up to US$100 per app published and win one of eight iPad minis! This event is for any publisher who would like to reach Autodesk customers to gain exposure and sales for their apps. Autodesk Exchange Apps provides a centralized storefront for Autodesk customers to find apps that enhance their productivity using their Autodesk products.

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Zbrush 4R7 Has Been Announced

ZBrush 4R7

Pixologic is proud to announce ZBrush 4R7, which will be the final release in the ZBrush 4 series. They also announced a KeyShot for ZBrush bridge that connects Zbrush with Keyshot for even better rendering.

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Bluefish444 Software Update – 5.12.0

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The Bluefish444 development team has been hard at work rolling in new features and format support to the latest Bluefish444 Windows installer 5.12.0. This is a major update and is free to download from the Bluefish444 home page.

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V-Ray Comes to The Foundry’s MODO, NUKE and KATANA

V-ray for Modo and Nuke

V-Ray Comes to The Foundry’s MODO, NUKE and KATANA V-Ray is now available for a number of The Foundry’s key products. V-Ray for MODO, V-Ray for NUKE and V-Ray for KATANA will be unveiled for the first time at SIGGRAPH 2014 and can be seen in action at our booth (#501). V-Ray | MODO – Provides flexibility and production-proven rendering capabilities for MODO artists creating 3D content. Now in public beta. V-Ray | NUKE - Unifies the pipeline between NUKE artists and 3D artists for unprecedented workflow improvements at all stages of production, while providing access to V-Ray’s advanced ray tracing capabilities. Now in public beta. V-Ray | KATANA – First used on “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” by Industrial Light & Magic, the industry-leading lighting and look development package is now coupled with industry-standard rendering technology. Available upon request. Starting today, V-Ray for MODO and NUKE are available as a public beta, and the commercial version of V-Ray for KATANA is ready for purchase. For information on V-Ray for KATANA, contact us.

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Maxwell Render Client Reel

Maxwell Render

The folks at Nextlimit Technologies have released the latest Maxwell Render reel with some really amazing looking work. I would highly recommend giving it a look and considering Maxwell as your renderer of choice.

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Autodesk Exchange Apps Hackathon
Aug 18, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

Announcing the Autodesk® Exchange Apps Hackathon – and an opportunity to receive up to US$100 per app published and win one of eight iPad minis! This event is for any publisher who would like to reach Autodesk customers to gain exposure and sales for their apps. Autodesk Exchange Apps provides a centralized storefront for Autodesk customers to find apps that enhance their productivity using their Autodesk products.

Zbrush 4R7 Has Been Announced
Aug 15, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

Pixologic is proud to announce ZBrush 4R7, which will be the final release in the ZBrush 4 series. They also announced a KeyShot for ZBrush bridge that connects Zbrush with Keyshot for even better rendering.

V-Ray Comes to The Foundry’s MODO, NUKE and KATANA
Aug 14, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

V-Ray Comes to The Foundry’s MODO, NUKE and KATANA V-Ray is now available for a number of The Foundry’s key products. V-Ray for MODO, V-Ray for NUKE and V-Ray for KATANA will be unveiled for the first time at SIGGRAPH 2014 and can be seen in action at our booth (#501). V-Ray | MODO – Provides flexibility and production-proven rendering capabilities for MODO artists creating 3D content. Now in public beta. V-Ray | NUKE - Unifies the pipeline between NUKE artists and 3D artists for unprecedented workflow improvements at all stages of production, while providing access to V-Ray’s advanced ray tracing capabilities. Now in public beta. V-Ray | KATANA – First used on “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” by Industrial Light & Magic, the industry-leading lighting and look development package is now coupled with industry-standard rendering technology. Available upon request. Starting today, V-Ray for MODO and NUKE are available as a public beta, and the commercial version of V-Ray for KATANA is ready for purchase. For information on V-Ray for KATANA, contact us.

Review of The Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate 2015
Aug 6, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

Brad Clark and the Animation World Network recently did an honest, in depth review of the Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate 2015. The review gives you a good insight into the improvements in the software as well as any shortcomings. Give it a read and let us know if you agree in the comments.

Clarisse iFX 2.0 Coming at Siggraph
Jul 31, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

Isotropix, a privately held software company developing high-end innovative graphics software solutions, announced today Clarisse iFX 2.0 the next iteration of its nextgen 2D/3D rendering tool which will be unveiled at Siggraph 2014. Clarisse iFX 2.0 introduces big improvements to the rendering engine, powerful file referencing and many work flow enhancements.

Events


Autodesk Exchange Apps Hackathon
Aug 18, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

Announcing the Autodesk® Exchange Apps Hackathon – and an opportunity to receive up to US$100 per app published and win one of eight iPad minis! This event is for any publisher who would like to reach Autodesk customers to gain exposure and sales for their apps. Autodesk Exchange Apps provides a centralized storefront for Autodesk customers to find apps that enhance their productivity using their Autodesk products.

Sneak Peek: Colorway from The Foundry
Jul 8, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

The Foundry is just giving us a sneak peek at their newest software COLORWAY! We don’t know very much, but they’re having a free live event online to reveal more about it. Read the full post to see what they had to say.

Webinar: The Realflow 2014 to Cinema 4D Pipeline
Jun 30, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

Join Motion Media and NextLimit as we show you the all new RealFlow 2014 and how it integrates with Cinema 4D. Learn about the RealFlow 2014 Renderkit (RFRK) and the Connectivity Plugins (CP).

Autodesk Meet the Experts Webinar Series: Creature Sculpting and Modeling Techniques
Dec 16, 2013 | Comments | Read more →

Autodesk Creature Sculpting and Modeling Techniques Webinar Tuesday, December 17.

Motion Media Black Friday Sale
Nov 12, 2013 | Comments | Read more →

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.

Updates/Upgrades


Bluefish444 Software Update – 5.12.0
Aug 14, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

The Bluefish444 development team has been hard at work rolling in new features and format support to the latest Bluefish444 Windows installer 5.12.0. This is a major update and is free to download from the Bluefish444 home page.

Cinema 4D R16 New Features
Aug 5, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

Maxon Announces Cinema 4D R16! Cinema 4D Release 16 was developed with all aspects of the application in mind and features were integrated or enhanced that simplify workflow and make working with CINEMA 4D even more efficient and effective. With Cinema 4D Release 16 you’ll enjoy that optimized workflow throughout the application.

Matrox MicroQuad Software Update
Jul 31, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

Matrox MicroQuad The Matrox MicroQuadUtils version 1.2 is now available. This release allows MicroQuad to preserve customized labels after a power cycle. Note: New units coming out of production will have this firmware installed. Existing customers who wish to upgrade their units will need to download the MicroQuadUtils software package. This will install a firmware updater as well as a Remote Control Panel application that will allow them to change the labels of their quadrants. The firmware updater will advise customers if their firmware is up to date.  Download Now Buy Matrox MicroQuad  

V-Ray 3.0 Now Supports 3ds Max 2015
May 28, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

A new update for V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max is now available for download. In addition to support for 3ds Max 2015, Chaos Group has added a new VrayPointParticleMtl material. This is a free update for current V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max users.

Updates: Chaos Group V-Ray 2.4 for Maya Now Available
May 22, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

A new update to V-Ray 2.4 for Maya is now available for download. With this update, V-Ray 2.4 for Maya supports Maya 2015.



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