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Aug 6, 2014 Review of The Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate 2015

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Review of The Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate 2015

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.

From the Review:

Rest in peace Softimage

Technically there is a 2015 version with updates, but this will be the last version of Softimage. As were many of you, I was shocked and saddened by the announcement that Softimage had reached end-of-life and was being discontinued. Looking to the bright side, I felt that maybe it was going to be a good thing and the fresh eyes looking over Maya and 3dsMax would bring some innovation to these somewhat old cranky workhorses. Time will tell, and until then we should focus on the 2015 release of the suite and welcome our Softimage users to the mix.

Last year during my review I mentioned that I was feeling studios might not be getting maximum benefit from the suite and missing out on tools that were better in one package than another. The old thinking that you’d Model in Max, Rig and Animate in Maya (the Softimage guys just laughed and went back to doing it all in one software) is now ready to be flipped around. With Maya 2015 once again getting a big modeling and simulation upgrade and with Max’s much improved UI love for big scene management and even faster viewport speed, in addition to adding python support, things are looking up for both camps.

After getting the suite installed, there were already a few service patches available and thankfully they installed right over the existing software…no need to waste time uninstalling the freshly installed software first.

Since Softimage is done, I didn’t install it. Sad yes, but in the past 10 years as much as I wanted to invest deeper time in it, no client ever asked and my time goes where the work is. So this will not include a review of Softimage. It is time to move forward. R.I.P Softimage.

I did install 3dsMax, Maya and MotionBuilder and will review the improvements and failings of this release. For those new to my reviews, I feel most of you can read the “what’s new” documents yourself and watch the nice updated movies but you come here to learn something that wasn’t included in the press release and that is what I aim for. I focus on my areas of interest and experience – character rigging, motion capture and overall workflow efficiency.

Read the Full Review Here

Buy Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate 2015

Jul 17, 2013 Faceware Live – New Product! Debuts at Siggraph 2013

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Faceware Live - New Product! Debuts at Siggraph 2013

Easy, realtime facial motion capture is now a reality with Faceware Live. Debuting at Siggraph 2013 in Anaheim, California, Faceware Live is the most versatile realtime product available on the market.

Streaming motion from any video source to nearly any character rig setup, Faceware Live’s simple one-button calibration allows users to get up and running in seconds. We’ll demonstrate the intuitive and efficient workflow using Autodesk® MotionBuilder® at our Siggraph booth: #809.

Faceware Live is designed for many real-world production use cases, including realtime facial pre-visualization, realtime live performances, and realtime desktop facial animation where rapid prototyping is critical.

For more information on Faceware Live, stay tuned on Facewaretech.com.

DEBUT VIDEO: http://bit.ly/14XhHlS

Jan 21, 2013 Autodesk MotionBuilder 2013 Service Pack 2 Now Available for Download

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Autodesk MotionBuilder 2013 Service Pack 2 Now Available for Download

Autodesk MotionBuilder 2013 software service pack 2 (SP2) is now available.
SP2 includes several important fixes. For more information and the complete list of fixes included in this service pack, please refer to the Readme on the Autodesk MotionBuilder support page.

Note:
You must have Autodesk MotionBuilder 2013 or 2013 SP1 installed in order to install this service pack.
You can download the update from the Autodesk MotionBuilder support page.

Oct 15, 2012 Autodesk MotionBuilder 2013 Service Pack 1

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Autodesk MotionBuilder 2013 Service Pack 1

Autodesk MotionBuilder 2013 Service Pack 1 is available.

Please refer to the Readme for more information on important bug fixes.

You can download the update and readme from the Autodesk support page: MotionBuilder 2013 Service Pack 1.

Nov 28, 2011 Name Your Price on Autodesk & The Foundry – One Day Only

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Name Your Price on Autodesk & The Foundry - One Day Only
Cyber Monday (Nov. 28, 2011) Motion Media is having a “Name Your Own Price” campaign for Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, Softimage & MotionBuilder as well as Nuke, NukeX & Ocula from The Foundry. You don’t want to miss this amazing opportunity to get these tools at an unheard of low price.
To name your price and see what happens, click on one of the links below: (only Valid on Nov. 28, 2011)

Apr 14, 2011 Autodesk 2012 Product Launch

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On April 20, 2011, Autodesk will host a live virtual event, showcasing the entire line of 2012 Autodesk products.

Accelerate your film, television, or game projects. Find new ways of exploring, refining, and presenting your ideas. Discover a range of world-class new creative tools.

It all starts when you Register for the Autodesk Virtual Event.

Date: April 20, 2011

Time: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm PT

See how the new Autodesk Digital Entertainment Creation (DEC) solutions – including the comprehensive Entertainment Creation Suites – can help you create and deliver your most innovative work. You’ll have the chance to hear how leading Autodesk customers such as LOOK Effects, Eidos-Montréal, and SWAY Studio use Autodesk Digital Entertainment Solutions to take their work to the next level.

At the Autodesk Virtual Event, you attend sessions right from your desktop. These presentations will help you:

  • Position yourself for your next big opportunity
  • Explore the tools used by leading artists and animators
  • Take advantage of hardware advances to finish projects faster

Don’t miss this chance to learn how Autodesk Digital Entertainment Creation solutions can help you bring your best ideas to life.

Get the NEW Autodesk Media & Entertainment 2012 products at the Motion Media Online shop.

Apr 8, 2011 Autodesk 2013 & 2012 Product Keys

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Autodesk 2013 & 2012 Product Keys

We get a lot of calls and emails asking us for the product keys for the Autodesk 2013 software so we decided just to post them here for you. Leave a comment if you’re looking for a product key not shown here and we’ll see if we can get it for you.

Autodesk 2013 Product Keys

AutoCAD 2013 Product Key: 001E1
AutoCAD Architecture 2013 Product Key: 185E1
AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 Product Key: 237E1
AutoCAD Design Suite Premium 2013 Product Key: 768E1
AutoCAD Design Suite Standard 2013 Product Key: 767E1
AutoCAD Design Suite Ultimate 2013 Product Key: 769E1
AutoCAD Electrical 2013 Product Key: 225E1
AutoCAD for MAC 2013 Product Key: 777E1
AutoCAD Map 3D 2013 Product Key: 129E1
AutoCAD Mechanical 2013 Product Key: 206E1
AutoCAD MEP 2013 Product Key: 235E1
AutoCAD Raster Design 2013 Product Key: 340E1
AutoCAD Utility Design 2013 Product Key: 213E1
Autodesk 3ds Max 2013 Product Key: 128E1
Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2013 Product Key: 495E1
Autodesk 3ds Max Entertainment Creation Suite Premium 2013 Product Key: 774E1
Autodesk 3ds Max Entertainment Creation Suite Standard 2013 Product Key: 661E1
Autodesk Building Design Suite Premium 2013 Product Key: 765E1
Autodesk Building Design Suite Standard 2013 Product Key: 784E1
Autodesk Building Design Suite Ultimate 2013 Product Key: 766E1
Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate 2013 Product Key: 793E1
Autodesk Factory Design Suite Premium 2013 Product Key: 757E1
Autodesk Factory Design Suite Standard 2013 Product Key: 789E1
Autodesk Factory Design Suite Ultimate 2013 Product Key: 760E1
Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite Premium 2013 Product Key: 786E1
Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite Standard 2013 Product Key: 787E1
Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite Ultimate 2013 Product Key: 785E1
Autodesk Inventor 2013 Product Key: 208E1
Autodesk Inventor Professional 2013 Product Key: 797E1
Autodesk Inventor Publisher 2013 Product Key: 666E1
Autodesk Maya 2013 Product Key: 657E1
Autodesk Maya Entertainment Creation Suite Premium 2013 Product Key: 775E1
Autodesk Maya Entertainment Creation Suite Standard 2013 Product Key: 660E1
Autodesk mental ray Standalone 2013 Product Key: 718E1
Autodesk MotionBuilder 2013 Product Key: 727E1
Autodesk Mudbox 2013 Product Key: 498E1
Autodesk Product Design Suite Premium 2013 Product Key: 782E1
Autodesk Product Design Suite Standard 2013 Product Key: 783E1
Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate 2013 Product Key: 781E1
Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013 Product Key: 240E1
Autodesk Revit Structure 2013 Product Key: 255E1
Autodesk Showcase 2013 Product Key: 262E1
Autodesk Showcase Professional 2013 Product Key: 295E1
Autodesk SketchBook Designer 2013 Product Key: 741E1
Autodesk Softimage 2013 Product Key: 590E1

Autodesk 2012 Product Keys

Autodesk 2012 Product Keys
We are getting numerous calls asking for these as they aren’t listed on the end-user’s subscription account – so here you go!

3ds Max 2012: 128D1
3ds Max Design 2012: 495D1
3ds Max Entertainment Creation Suite 2012: 661D1
3ds Max Entertaiment Suite Premium 2012: 774D1
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Autocad LT 2012: 057D1
Autocad 2012: 001D1
Autocad for Mac 2012: 777D1
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Autodesk Design Suite Ultimate 2012: 769D1
Autodesk Design Suite Advanced 2012: 769D1
Autodesk Design Suite Premium 2012: 768D1
Autodesk Deisgn Suite Standard 2012: 767D1
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Maya 2012: 657D1
Maya Entertainment Creation Suite 2012: 660D1
Maya Entertianment Suuite Premium 2012: 775D1
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Mental Ray 2012: 718D1
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Motionbuilder 2012: 727D1
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Mudbox 2012: 498D1
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Softimage 2012: 590D1

Mar 21, 2011 Autodesk Special Media Event Webcast March 21 -TODAY!

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Learn about Autodesk’s new products for the design, engineering, and entertainment industries by joining Senior Vice President Amar Hanspal for Autodesk’s 2012 Product Launch webcast.

Date and time: Monday, March 21, 2:00 PM PDT / 5:00 PM EDT

Action: Register in advance at www.autodesk.com/webcast.

Looking for a seat of Autodesk Media & Entertainment products? You can  Click Here to Purchase.

 

Mar 11, 2011 3ds Max, Motion Builder Kinect Workflow and Kinect SDK

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Louis is a Technical Specialist in 3D Animation and Visual Effects for Autodesk.

 

 

Louis Marcoux from Autodesk gives us a rundown of 3ds Max and Motion Builder in an animation pipeline.

Part 5 goes into the use of the Kinect unit and Motion Builder with the tools from http://www.brekel.com.

Read and watch the videos here.

Things are looking promising since my initial Kinect post last year.

Hopefully with the release of  the Kinect SDK from Microsoft this Spring Motion Capture on your favorite animation program will become ubiquitous.

More information on the Microsoft Kinect SDK announcement at the official Microsoft blog .

 

Jul 12, 2010 Autodesk Academic to Commercial Upgrade

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Autodesk has an Academic to Commercial license upgrade for 3ds Max, Maya, Motionbuilder, Softimage and 3ds Max Design,  which allows owners of a perpetual student license to upgrade to a full commercial license for only $1300 (msrp) A better price is available on our website. This is a little known upgrade available from Autodesk, and is a great way for graduating students to upgrade for a reasonable cost.

Click on any one of the products above to go to our online store and purchase your upgrade.

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Photorealism with Quixel Megascans & Redshift

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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!

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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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Phoenix FD Maya Beta Now Available

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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.

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Red Giant Sale – 40% off at Motion Media Tuesday Dec. 6th!

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Red Giant Sale! Save 50% only at Motion Media on your favorite Red Giant software including full licenses, upgrades, academic, suites and individual titles.

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Webinar: Introducing V-Ray for Modo

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Motion Media and Chaos Group did the first ever webinar on V-Ray for Modo on 7/28/16, here’s the original info and recorded webinar. If you’re interested in V-Ray for Modo check out our website.

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News/Press Releases


Maxon Announces Cinema 4D R18 – New Features
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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!
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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!

V-Ray 3.2 for 3ds Max 2016 is Here
Jun 8, 2015 | 1 Comment | Read more →

V-Ray 3.2 for 3ds Max 2016 is VR-Ready and fully compatible with 3ds Max 2016. This free update for V-Ray 3.0 customers includes support for major VR formats, including Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear VR.

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


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.

Available now – V-Ray 3.4 for 3ds Max and Maya
Jun 6, 2016 | No Comments | Read more →

V-Ray 3.4 for 3ds Max and Maya is now available as a free upgrade. All you have to do is login to your Chaos Group account and download it, it’s that simple.



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