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Aug 7, 2014 Cebas Grand Reveal @SIGGRAPH 2014 – Booth# 914!

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Cebas Grand Reveal @SIGGRAPH 2014 – Booth# 914!

cebas has TWO major announcements, showcasing its latest plugins: moskitoRenderTM and thinkingParticles 6TM.
cebas Visual Technology Inc will also be updating all of its finalRender fans previewing the flagship finalRender 4 GPUTM brand new feature additions.

mosktioRenderTM: The First Fully Featured GPU Renderer for 3ds Max

Come and watch cebas’ exclusive showcasing of its latest horsepower GPU-Only mosktioRenderTM. The GPU renderer that will replace your renderer without second guessing or regrets! mosktioRenderTM for 3ds Max uses Nvidia’s latest technology with the least amount of software and creative restrictions of all GPU-only renderers on the market!

thinkingParticles 6TM: You Are Your Own Magician!

thinkingParticlesTM is one of cebas’ flagship plugins widely known for its fully procedural and physically accurate, real world destruction and special effects simulations in the movie industry.
Countless blockbuster movies and projects are home to thinkingParticles’ limitless ability to portray advanced physics-based particle effects that are simply mindblowing!
Now, entering the world of fully procedural fluid dynamics and soft body simulations; thinkingParticles Version 6 covers almost any/all possible scenarios of, what is known as, the “multi-physics” effects.

finalRender 4 GPUTM: It’s Revolution Not Evolution!

cebas Visual Technology Inc will show its most advanced product in the making; finalRender 4 GPUTM. As a technology leader in the field of physically accurate rendering, cebas was the first to bring advanced global illumination rendering to 3ds Max in a new and unique way. And in continuing to offer groundbreaking technology, cebas is introducing a whole new approach to Physically accurate Global Illumination Rendering based on its unique and finalRender 4 GPUTM exclusive trueHybridTM rendering acceleration technology.

SIGGRAPH Visitors and thinkingParticles fans get to witness some of the industry’s best thinkingParticles visual effects and animations presented by the one and only Will Wallace! A VFX guru who has a portfolio full of amazing movie and game-title scenes as well as the creator of HouseFX – His latest DVD training package for destruction with thinkingParticles inside 3ds Max.

Aug 15, 2013 Nvidia K600 and Mari Make a Pretty Sweet Team

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Nvidia K600 and Mari Make a Pretty Sweet Team

Check out this video from the Nvidia booth at Siggraph with Scott Metzger, a pioneering VFX supervisor,  who shows how the NVIDIA Quadro K6000 and its large 12GB frame buffer enables fully CG set development using ultra-high-resolution photography, 3D laser scanning techniques from the architecture world, and The Foundry MARI.

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

Jul 26, 2012 Chaos Group Celebrates V-Ray’s 10th Anniversary with V-Ray for Nuke and V-Ray for Katana at Siggraph 2012

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Chaos Group Celebrates V-Ray’s 10th Anniversary with V-Ray for Nuke and V-Ray for Katana at Siggraph 2012

Chaos Group will premiere V-Ray for Nuke, V-Ray for Katana plus announce highly anticipated new features for the upcoming releases of V-Ray for 3ds Max and V-Ray for Maya at Siggraph 2012.

Chaos Group is gearing up for another exciting year at Siggraph where the company will unveil new products and features empowering 3D artists to achieve better results in less time. Chaos Group will be featured at the demo areas at the following partners NVIDIA, BOXX, and Trinity3d/Evermotion.

Siggraph visitors will be the first to see a demonstration of V-Ray for Nuke and V-Ray for Katana, integrating rendering capabilities seamlessly across the VFX pipeline.

Staying on top of the latest technology trends, Chaos Group will also show some exciting new improvements in GPU rendering and more.

V-Ray RT GPU improvements – CUDA support, support for new materials and textures, Motion blur support, proxies and instancing with RT, using V-Ray RT for animation preview

Enhancements from latest service packs – V-Ray hair material, Ptex support in V-Ray for 3ds Max

New features expected with future releases – deep pixel images support, metaballs, Alembic support, Vismat materials, lens effects in the V-Ray frame buffer

Phoenix FD for Maya – Creating realistic fire, smoke, and explosions. Simulating liquids, adding foams and splashes

V-Ray for Softimage – Key features and examples of V-Ray for Softimage used in production

Jul 25, 2012 Thinkbox Software announces Deadline 6.0

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Thinkbox Software announces Deadline 6.0

Thinkbox Software has announced the updated version of the company’s popular render farm management solution for Windows, Linux and Mac OSX-based render farms, Deadline 6.0.

Deadline 6.0 will be unveiled during the SIGGRAPH Conference at the Thinkbox Software booth (#937), located in the Los Angeles Convention Center August 7-9, 2012.

Deadline is a hassle-free render queue management solution that offers a host of options for render farms of all sizes, and the flexibility to run the software on the industry’s widest range of platforms and rendering packages. The latest version of the popular tool enhances user performance and lays the foundation for the next generation of render management capabilities.

Key new features in Deadline 6.0 include:

  • Redesigned GUI: New interface allows efficient and complete control over how data is viewed and the data is constantly live so there is almost zero refresh delay.
  • Back-end Flexibility: Redesigned back-end architecture supports multiple database models for broad scalability and data security.
  • Cloud Support: Integrates with third party cloud services so users can now directly control and manipulate remote slave renderers.
  • Improved Cross-Platform Compatibility: Completely revised interface across all platforms enables a consistent, robust and flexible user experience across Linux, Windows and Mac OS.

“Performance was a major goal when we were developing Deadline 6.0,” said Chris Bond, Founder, CEO and President of Thinkbox Software. “The Deadline 6.0 repository can now be run in the cloud which gives the users flexibility of using cloud computing resources, local machines or any combination they desire to process their tasks. The monitor operates in real time and is constantly refreshed for the most accurate view of the data both locally and from multiple physical locations. In addition to being cloud-friendly, the new back-end architecture also allows you maximum performance, reliability and security.”

During SIGGRAPH, Thinkbox Software will host training sessions and demos on the show floor in booth #937.

Jul 10, 2012 Free Siggraph 2012 Exhibits Pass

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Free Siggraph 2012 Exhibits Pass

Want to go to Siggraph 2012 but don’t want to pay for it?  Well let Motion Media help you out.  We are giving you a free Exhibits only pass for this years event in Los Angeles.  All you have to do is fill in the form below and a link and code will be sent directly to you.

Dec 7, 2011 Siggraph Los Angeles Holiday Party

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Siggraph Los Angeles Holiday Party

Event Description
The Los Angeles Professional Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH and Motion Media invite you to LA ACM SIGGRAPH Holiday Party
Monday Dec 12
6:30 pm -> 10pm

This years LA ACM SIGGRAPH December Holiday event celebrates our CG community with an opportunity to mix and mingle all evening with a backdrop of CG artistry. Two large rooms will be projecting the latest in Computer-Graphic-visuals, as DJ’s pump the music. “Yule” want to leave your smart phone on to help the DJ build an interactive play list, using the coolest new technology in shared music listening; turntablefm.com. http://turntable.fm/

Sponsored by Motion Media
Located in beautiful Santa Monica, Motion Media, LLC is a value added reseller of 3D animation, visual fx, graphics, video editing, compositing, design software and hardware solutions for the film, tv, games, architectural and design visualization markets. Industry leaders such as Autodesk, AJA, HP, Adobe, and The Foundry are just a few of the name brands in our portfolio of proven, professional grade, product offerings. http://www.motionmedia.com

Location
Cinespace
6356 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, 90028

Registration
All LA ACM SIGGRAPH members will be admitted free of charge. Non-members of LA ACM SIGGRAPH are admitted for $20.00. New LA ACM SIGGRAPH members who sign up on-site, and pay the $40 annual membership fee (checks or cash only), do not have to pay the $20 admission fee.

Special Thanks
Motion Media, Craig X-ray Haleprin, Sharon Eisenberg, Joan Collins, Diana Lee, Sheriann Ki Sun Burnham, Kimberly Roussel, and the Executive Council and all of the volunteers.

Aug 9, 2011 Autodesk Maya 2012 Subscription Advantage Pack

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Autodesk Maya 2012 Subscription Advantage Pack

Fresh from Siggraph 2011 -There’s more to come shortly with blogs and news full of videos, but I have the following thus far courtesy an update on Autodesk’s site.  You only get the following if you are on CURRENT subscription!  Contact us to add or renew your subscription!

The Autodesk® Subscription Advantage Pack for Autodesk® Maya® 2012 software provides new tools to help manage increasing scene complexity required by today’s games, film, and television productions.

Features:

Alembic point caching—Efficiently manage complex simulated and animated data, with the ability to read and write Alembic open computer graphics interchange format.
Bullet Physics—Create highly realistic soft body, rigid body, and ragdoll simulations with high-performance open source AMD Bullet Physics engine.
New Node Editor—Manage and debug complex node networks with a new Node Editor that features drag-and-drop connections, color coding, and three levels of detail.

Aug 9, 2011 3ds max Subscription Advantage Pack 2012: Adobe AE interop, render passes, Activeshade Iray

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3ds max Subscription Advantage Pack 2012: Adobe AE interop, render passes, Activeshade Iray

Courtesy of Ken Pimentel’s awesome “Maxed Out’ blog! Ken gives us the update on the new advantage pack for 3ds Max 2012! The advatage packs are available to subscription customers only – so contact us to make sure you are current if you aren’t already!

Here’s the brief overview.
Render Passes/State Sets
We’re introducing something called “State Sets” to perform the work of render passes
State Sets in 3ds Max 2012

Render Pass System
Segment your scene for downstream compositing more easily with an entirely new render pass system.

Adobe After Effects Interoperability (Yay!)
3ds Max artists whose creative toolsets include Adobe® After Effects® software can now enjoy a level of interoperability that sets a new standard for 2D/3D data exchange.

ActiveShade Interactive iray Rendering
Experience a truly iterative creative process for finalizing renderings, with new ActiveShade support for the iray® renderer from mental images®.

Enhanced Interoperability with Adobe Photoshop

.NET Exposure of the 3ds Max SDK
Effectively leverage .NET enabled languages (such as C#, F#, IronPython, IronRuby, and Visual Basic .NET)

Jun 22, 2011 Autodesk SIGGRAPH 2011 VANCOUVER free guest expo passes

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Autodesk SIGGRAPH 2011 VANCOUVER free guest expo passes

SIGGRAPH is around the corner with 46 days left until it begins.

Autodesk is kind enough to offer free expo passes to the event!

Send an email or contact your Motion Media account Representative to get your free Exhibits pass  Code.

We at Motion Media are excited about SIGGRAPH 2011 and  can’t wait see everyone at the show in Vancouver!

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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
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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.
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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
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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!

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Motion Media Does Art Walk
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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
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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!
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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
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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!
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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!

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Deadline 9 Now Available
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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!
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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.

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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