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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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Carbon Scatter 2015

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E-On Software has released Carbon Scatter 2015 – With super-fast population algorithms (create over 1 million instances per second!), Carbon Scatter 2015 adds compatibility with animated PlantFactory vegetation, new paint brushes (add instances, jitter, raise, repel, attract, lean…), convert to native instances for rendering without Carbon Scatter (and with any renderer), native support for V-Ray 3 and GPU rendering (Octane, V-Ray RT, etc.), easy specimen replacement and a lot more!

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Upcoming Event – Maya 2015 Up Close & Personal

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Come see Autodesk Maya product specialist Marcel DeJong show off some of the latest and greatest features of Maya 2015. Marcel really knows his stuff and this is the perfect place to learn more about Maya and ask those burning questions you’ve always wanted answered.

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Videocopilot Element 3D V2 Revealed – Coming November

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VideoCopilot just released a video with the new features in the upcoming release of Element 3D V2.

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Autodesk Meet the Experts Webinar

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Check out this free webinar from Autodesk – In this webinar you will get an exclusive look behind the scenes at the different areas of film making and how everything comes together to make a finished film.

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Passion Turns to PipelineFX Qube! for Big Ad Campaigns

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When you’re responsible for Nike’s visual message to World Cup fans, the pressure is intense. Not ready in time? Then Nike just missed their shot. For Passion, rising to the occasion meant using PipelineFX Qube!. Their reward was the award-worthy hit “The Last Game” – another in a string of successes managed by the no.1 render farm manager for VFX.

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News/Press Releases


Carbon Scatter 2015
Oct 16, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

E-On Software has released Carbon Scatter 2015 – With super-fast population algorithms (create over 1 million instances per second!), Carbon Scatter 2015 adds compatibility with animated PlantFactory vegetation, new paint brushes (add instances, jitter, raise, repel, attract, lean…), convert to native instances for rendering without Carbon Scatter (and with any renderer), native support for V-Ray 3 and GPU rendering (Octane, V-Ray RT, etc.), easy specimen replacement and a lot more!

Cinema 4D & RealFlow Fluid Dimension Challenge
Sep 16, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

Over $5000 worth of prizes available in the Cinema 4D & Realflow Fluid Dimension Challenge – Next Limit and Maxon team up to provide Cinema 4D users with an exciting opportunity to try their hand at 3D and fluid simulation!

Blackmagic Design acquires eyeon Software, Inc.
Sep 12, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

Blackmagic Design today announced its acquisition of eyeon Software, Inc., a leading developer of high end digital compositing, visual effects and motion graphics software for the feature film, commercial, television and broadcast industries. eyeon, headquartered in Toronto, Canada, is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Blackmagic Design.

2014 3D World CG Awards
Sep 10, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

Motion Media is excited that some of our most popular brands and products have won awards in this year’s CG Awards. We believe in helping our customer realize their goals in the simplest and most efficient way within their pipeline, and recommending new products that we believe can help is our passion. Check out these 3 award winners and contact us for more information.

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.

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Upcoming Event – Maya 2015 Up Close & Personal
Oct 14, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

Come see Autodesk Maya product specialist Marcel DeJong show off some of the latest and greatest features of Maya 2015. Marcel really knows his stuff and this is the perfect place to learn more about Maya and ask those burning questions you’ve always wanted answered.

Autodesk Meet the Experts Webinar
Oct 8, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

Check out this free webinar from Autodesk – In this webinar you will get an exclusive look behind the scenes at the different areas of film making and how everything comes together to make a finished film.

What’s New in Cinema 4D R16 Webinar – Wed. Sep 24
Sep 16, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

Get a general overview of CINEMA 4D R16’s powerful new 3D animation, rendering, modeling and texturing tools. New features include built-in motion tracking, multi-layer reflections, PolyPen,and a host of new workflow enhancements enabling you to achieve far more with less effort.

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.

Updates/Upgrades


Carbon Scatter 2015
Oct 16, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

E-On Software has released Carbon Scatter 2015 – With super-fast population algorithms (create over 1 million instances per second!), Carbon Scatter 2015 adds compatibility with animated PlantFactory vegetation, new paint brushes (add instances, jitter, raise, repel, attract, lean…), convert to native instances for rendering without Carbon Scatter (and with any renderer), native support for V-Ray 3 and GPU rendering (Octane, V-Ray RT, etc.), easy specimen replacement and a lot more!

Passion Turns to PipelineFX Qube! for Big Ad Campaigns
Oct 7, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

When you’re responsible for Nike’s visual message to World Cup fans, the pressure is intense. Not ready in time? Then Nike just missed their shot. For Passion, rising to the occasion meant using PipelineFX Qube!. Their reward was the award-worthy hit “The Last Game” – another in a string of successes managed by the no.1 render farm manager for VFX.

Genarts Sapphire 8 Coming in December
Oct 3, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

Genarts Sapphire 8 is coming soon, check out the new teaser for the amazing new release.

Hiero & HieroPlayer 1.9 Released
Oct 1, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

The Foundry has just announced that HIERO and HIEROPAYER 1.9 are now available! This includes, dramatic playback performance improvements which make HIERO and HIEROPLAYER’s maximum frame rate performance up to 3X faster, coupled with A/V playback sync and SDI out improvements, client attend sessions are now easier than ever!

V-Ray 2.0 for Sketchup Service Pack 2 Released
Sep 25, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp Service Pack 2 will be available for download at the Chaos Group Downloads page tomorrow. This is a free update for all current V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp customers. We encourage you to get this free update to create even smoother and faster V-Ray workflows.



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