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Jun 5, 2013 Extension 1 for Autodesk Smoke 2013 Now Available for Download

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Extension 1 for Autodesk Smoke 2013 Now Available for Download

Extension 1 for Autodesk® Smoke® 2013 software is now available for customers with Autodesk Subscription.
Extension 1 supports BlackMagic Design® video I/O cards and devices, offers improved trimming tools, and provides enhanced performance and stability.
To download and for more information, Login to your Autodesk Subscription Center account.

Also Grant Kay from Autodesk has posted a wealth of training videos for Smoke 2013 Extension 1.

So now all the Getting Started Videos, 40+ movies, have all been produced on Smoke 2013 Extension 1. In addition to this, I have made the materials available for download as well. So you can get all the materials and follow along with the lessons.

Check out Grant’s Blog for more information.

Oct 17, 2012 Maya BonusTools 2013 with Steven Roselle

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Autodesk Maya Technical specialist Steven Roselle shares a workflow video with the new Maya BonusTools 2013.

Hi everyone.  This will be a very quick post.  I have two things to share with you…

1. The BonusTools installers for Maya 2013 Extension are now available.  You can get them on the main BonusTools page (at the bottom)  ->  BonusTools Installers

B.  I posted a movie of a couple of long time BonusTools that a lot of people are still unaware of.  It’s actually two different but related tools called Draw Split and Draw Reduce.  Here is a quick overview I put together a whille back.

Note:  They are both plugins so you will need the correct version of BonusTools for whichever version of Maya you’re using.

*Bonus Tools 2013 is a free collection of useful Maya scripts and plug-ins.

*Bonus Tools are provided to you on an “AS-IS” basis; Autodesk® does not provide any support in connection with this collection of tools.

Oct 9, 2012 3Dean: Setting Up Hair & Fur for Vray

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3Dean:  Setting Up Hair & Fur for Vray

Software used:  3ds Max, Vray

Oct 1, 2012 3Dean: Intro to SOLID ROCKS – Pt I

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3Dean:  Intro to SOLID ROCKS - Pt I

Software used:  3ds Max 2012, Vray, SOLID ROCKS

Sep 19, 2012 Cinema 4D Headphones Animation & Tutorials

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Cinema 4D Headphones Animation & Tutorials

This is a very cool animation done in Cinema 4D by Paul Clements. He has a masterful use of C4D and the mograph module.  Following the video there is a breakdown as well as a few tutorials of how he did it.  It seems that Cinema 4D is becoming more and more powerful.  Do you use Cinema 4D?

Original Video

VFX Breakdown

Polygon Unfolding Tutorial

Cable Growth Tutorial

Cloth Morphing Tutorial

Aug 16, 2012 3Dean: Exterior Car lighting Setup Using 3ds Max 2013 and Vray 2.3

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3Dean:  Exterior Car lighting Setup Using 3ds Max 2013 and Vray 2.3

Software used:  3ds Max 2013, Vray 2.3

Aug 16, 2011 New Mari 1.3 Ptex Tutorial Videos Posted

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New Mari 1.3 Ptex Tutorial Videos Posted

The Foundry’s team has just released a couple new videos showing you how to use the Ptex in mari 1.3. If you use Mari, these are a must see, if you don’t have Mari, this could be the reason to get it.  Click on read more to see more videos.

Part 1

Continue reading “New Mari 1.3 Ptex Tutorial Videos Posted”…

Feb 10, 2010 3ds Max Tutorial – Model and Texture a Modern Chair

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Tutorial Details

  • Software: 3ds Max and Mental Ray
  • Version: 2009
  • Difficulty: Beginner
  • Estimated Completion Time: Approximately 30 min
  • Supporting Files: None

Note: click the ‘Monitor’ icon to view tutorial in full-screen HD.

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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
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!
Jun 9, 2016 | No Comments | Read more →

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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