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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.

Continue reading “First Look: Realflow 2013!”…

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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Sneak Peek: Colorway from The Foundry

The Foundry Colorway

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.

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Free Stuff This Week

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Check out these freebies from around the web including After Effects Presets, Premiere Pro Light Leaks and Film Burns, Cinema 4D grunge effects and much more.

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Free 4th of July Fireworks Presets

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Boris FX’s Paul Ezzy helps you celebrate Independence Day with eight presets based on BCC Particle Emitter 3D for Adobe AE, Adobe PP, Avid, and Sony Vegas Pro users who have BCC 9 (and BCC 8).

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Nvidia GPU Acceleration Comes to Illustrator

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NVIDIA now enables graphic artists to seamlessly interact with vector art at any resolution, and to smoothly pan and zoom significantly faster. With this new feature powered by NVIDIA GPUs, Illustrator CC can now accelerate the entire canvas by up to 10x faster than with CPU alone.

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CameraTracker 48 Hour Sale!

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For 48 hours, from July 1st through July 3rd, you will be able to purchase The Foundry CAMERATRACKER (floating or node-locked license) for a huge 40% savings off the retail price. Order yours today!

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News/Press Releases


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.

Free Stuff This Week
Jul 8, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

Check out these freebies from around the web including After Effects Presets, Premiere Pro Light Leaks and Film Burns, Cinema 4D grunge effects and much more.

Quixel SUITE Open Beta!
Jun 10, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

The Quixel team has released the open beta for the NEW DDO, NDO and 3DO SUITE. Open beta runs till September 8, and can be used on commercial projects.
Customers who already have DDO and NDO will receive the SUITE when released for FREE.

Motion Media wins ProVar Reseller of the Year
May 1, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

Motion Media is very proud to announce that we have received the ProVar reseller of the year award from 3DConnexion, check out the press release below:

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.

Events


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.

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.

Updates/Upgrades


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.

Maxwell Render V3 for SketchUp 2014 Released
May 7, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

NEW updated Maxwell V3 plugins for SketchUp just released…now with added support for SketchUp 2014

Phoenix FD 2.0 for 3ds Max SP2 Now Available
May 7, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

Chaos Group has released Phoenix FD 2.0 for 3ds Max SP2, and it is now available for download for all current users.

Updates: 3DS Max 2015 Service Pack 1
May 6, 2014 | Comments | Read more →

Autodesk 3ds Max 2015 Service Pack 1 and 3ds Max Design 2015 Service Pack 1 + Security fix Now Available for Download!



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