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Jul 10, 2015 RealFlow Case Study: Age of Ultron

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RealFlow Case Study: Age of Ultron

From literally the first frame of the movie you can see RealFlow Hybrido being used in addition to Maya N-Particles for the scenes involving Loki’s scepter, and then later in the movie during the creation of Vision. For the early scenes where Tony Stark is acquiring the scepter I used RealFlow D-Splines and noise Daemons to control the flow of the ethereal blue particles as they were being siphoned off into the batteries on the table. For the creation of Vision, as Dr. Helen Cho is monitoring a screen showing the Vibranium fusing itself to his cellular structure I used the RealFlow Magic Daemon to attract viscous Hybrido particles.


 

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Jun 1, 2015 RealFlow Case Study: Carbon 3D

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RealFlow Case Study: Carbon 3D

When Carbon 3D announced its groundbreaking 3D printing process, CLIP, at a Vancouver TED talk, Fusion CIS partnered with Cinco Design to create an artistic depiction of how the printer works using RealFlow and other software.


The Challenge
Fusion’s fluid & particle effects had to artfully represent the 3D printer’s unique chemical reaction of laser-lights and liquid resin that, as if by magic, creates a 3D object. With only three weeks to sim & render 1) a complex, original particle fx “nebula”, 2) a photo-real droplet traveling through space and 3) a viscous fluid elegantly interacting with intricately detailed ‘buckyball’ geometry, the challenge was intense.
The Process
Cinco created previz maya scenes containing a rising, intricate “buckyball” + cameras for all shots above the surface of the resin bath. Fusion devised a nebula particle system of 12 elements and more than 300 million particles, using RealFlow, Fume FX and Krakatoa. From each RealFlow particle set, different characters of swirly Fumefx sims were generated, some rapidly moving and dispersing, others slower and more concentrated on their sources. Fusion then varied the density slicing settings when generating Krakatoa particles, In the render, different elements were assigned different color variations with age, based on the approved color palette.
The photo real droplet was simmed at a high fps, rendered with shallow depth of field and some simulens lens flaring. Key to rendering transparent liquids is reflecting and refracting the environment. With this droplet coalescing at the center of a swirling nebula, that’s the environment Fusion used.
Several shots followed where the 3D printed buckyball ascends from its resin pool. The challenge was to make it feel like the buckyball was actually forming from an illuminated zone just below the fluid surface. Given the timeframe, this was best achieved not by morphing, but through lighting, shading and compositing. Despite complex geometry naturally capturing & containing liquid as the buckyball rose, the creative required any excess fluid to slip off the object just a little above the surface.
So Fusion created a scripted forcefield, “the cleaner”, affecting only particles touching the geo above the liquid surface. The cleaner pushed particles parallel to their colliding face, in a direction as parallel to vertically downward as possible. This gave the fluid a slightly lively movement, quite similar to the unique motion of excess resin in the actual printing process.

Read the full article and see the results here

Apr 2, 2015 The RealFlow Deliciously Viscous Challenge!

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The RealFlow Deliciously Viscous Challenge!
This just in: The RealFlow Deliciously Viscous challenge’s 1st prize is worth over $3000!
5 REASONS WHY REALFLOW LEARNERS SHOULD COMPETE IN THE CHALLENGE

Mar 16, 2015 GET STREAMLINED: RealFlow Video Tutorial

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GET STREAMLINED: RealFlow Video Tutorial

To peruse a case study featuring Brandon Young talking about working with the Caped Crusader’s awesome vehicle using RealFlow, click here… But first, check out this useful tutorial showcasing the workflow between RealFlow, 3ds Max, Krakatoa, Frost, After Effects and Vray! View after the jump.
Continue reading “GET STREAMLINED: RealFlow Video Tutorial”…

Mar 16, 2015 RealFlow Batman Case Study

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RealFlow Batman Case Study

The problem

“The Batmobile makes its entrance in the cinematic by emerging from underneath a lake. We needed to make it look believable, dramatic and really cool at the same time.
The FX schedule we had was for about two months. The FX team had around five people on it. The pressures included getting other shots done on other shows and a very tight schedule.”

The solution

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Sep 16, 2014 Cinema 4D & RealFlow Fluid Dimension Challenge

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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!

In their FLUID DIMENSION CHALLENGE they invite Cinema 4D users to:

  • take a photo
  • convert it to 3D
  • add a RealFlow fluid simulation

Prizes over $5000 available!

Next Limit:
We are delighted to be able to open RealFlow up to Cinema users for this challenge. We hope they will enjoy it, and potentially add a new skill to their tool kit.
RealFlow and Cinema 4D are increasingly compatible with every release, and it is our intention to make fluid simulation as accessible as possible to Cinema users. 

Maxon:
Harald Egel, Managing Partner and CEO: “MAXON is happy to work hand-in-hand with industry partners like Maxwell by co-sponsoring this exciting challenge. We’re looking forward to seeing the amazing results that can be achieved with Cinema 4D and RealFlow!”

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Mar 5, 2014 Realflow 2014 Sneak Peek Videos

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Realflow 2014 Sneak Peek Videos

Realflow 2014

Sneak Peek videos. Check out these awesome new features in Realflow 2014, which is coming soon.

Checkout Realflow 2013 at MotionMedia.com too!

Jul 17, 2012 The RealFlow Pipeline Explained

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The RealFlow Pipeline Explained

The Video goes over  how RealFlow node licenses plus RFRK licenses fit into the RealFlow pipeline, and how RealFlow will interface with your 3D platform.  Also understanding how RealFlow nodes with RFRK licenses enhance the RealFlow workflow by speeding up both the process of creating great fluid simulations and the final render.

The RealFlow Pipeline Explained from Gus S. Perez on Vimeo.

May 7, 2012 Realflow 2013 is Almost Here….

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Realflow 2013 is Almost Here....

RealFlow 2013 is almost here, and you can check out the awesome list of new features coming in 2013 and check out the simulation videos for some really amazing stuff.

New in Realflow 2013
Hybrido 2

  • New base solver for incredible detail.
  • New Splash and Foam emitters handled quickly.

RealFlow Graph

  • New, visual node-based method to set up links between scene elements.
  • Create RealFlow Simulation Graphs wherever and whenever during the simulation so you can create/modify/extract data from scene elements.

RenderKit 3.0

  • Improved mesher algorithm for Hybrido 2 for greater detail.
  • New Anysotropic Mesher for particle-based sims.

Caronte Body Dynamics Solver

  • Faster and more robust.
  • Improved fracturing tools.

& Much More. Plus, check out these videos (9 More videos if you click read more…)

Realflow 2013 Sample: City Flood

Realflow 2013 Sample: Bridge Collapse

Realflow 2013 Sample: Trooper

Continue reading “Realflow 2013 is Almost Here….”…

Jan 6, 2012 Blur Studios & David Fincher = Amazing

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Blur Studios & David Fincher=Amazing

Motion Media client Blur Studios did some amazing work on the opening credits of “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” and were recently featured in a Wired Magazine Article. You can see the opening sequence and a short behind the scenes look at how they made the amazing oily fluid using RealFlow 2012, 3ds Max & Softimage.  What are your thoughts? Is Blur the best VFX house in the business?

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New FumeFX Feature Film & Games Reel

The new FumeFX feature film and games reel is pretty amazing. It showcases the powerful particle generation toolset they have for creating smoke, fire, sparks and more. Check it out!

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Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6k Camera Test & Color Grade

Check out this video where the youtube channel Tested, takes a look at the Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6k camera and puts it to the test. Take a look for yourself.

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Motion Media’s March Madness Challenge is Back!

Motion Media’s March Madness Challenge – Do you have what it takes to pick them all? Join Motion Media and our customers in a challenge to pick the most correct games in the 2017 College Basketball playoffs and you could win a 5TB Lacie Rugged hard drive!

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Deadline 9 Now Available

Deadline 9

The latest version of our scalable high-volume compute management solution – Deadline 9.0 is now available. This new version introduces additional security features and UI improvements. For improved security of your render farm, all connections from Deadline to the Deadline database…

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Photorealism with Quixel Megascans & Redshift

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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News/Press Releases


Motion Media’s March Madness Challenge is Back!
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Motion Media’s March Madness Challenge – Do you have what it takes to pick them all? Join Motion Media and our customers in a challenge to pick the most correct games in the 2017 College Basketball playoffs and you could win a 5TB Lacie Rugged hard drive!

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.

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!

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


Deadline 9 Now Available
Mar 9, 2017 | No Comments | Read more →

The latest version of our scalable high-volume compute management solution – Deadline 9.0 is now available. This new version introduces additional security features and UI improvements. For improved security of your render farm, all connections from Deadline to the Deadline database…

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.



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