New features in Glare Technologies’ fractal art creation tool include: keyframe animation, faster rendering, UI improvements, optmized memory handling, etc. More on Chaotica’s website.
Ixor has posted a making of a trailer they’re currently producing, populated by mythological and fictional creatures and characters. Watch it on Vimeo.
Max has been recently used for creating VFX for a number of TV series, including Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Under The Dome and Sleepy Hollow. More on Post Magazine.
According to Intel’s former chief architect Bob Colwell, the law stated by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore regarding the doubling of transistors on integrated circuits approximately every two years, along with the accompanying increase in PCs’ computing capabilities, will be dead within a decade. New technologies are expected to bring much slower incremental performance changes from then on. More on ExtremeTech.
The new partnership program opens up Autodesk ReCap, the company’s platform for creating textured 3D models from photos, to third party developers and partners, allowing them to extend ReCap’s functionality. More on the blog of Autodesk’s Shaan Hurley.
As earlier reported, Autodesk has decided to make available for free its compositing application formerly known as Toxik, as well as Matchmover, the camera tracker originally developed by Realviz (acquired by Autodesk in 2008). The software can now be downloaded from the Autodesk Exchange website. (Note: both tools have stopped receiving significant updates years ago)
Dave Baker from Maxplugins is kindly recompiling a number of plugins for the new Max release. He has posted all of the recompiled BlurBeta plugins, and another 40 plugins that he has updated for Max 2015. He’ll be posting plugins from Habware and Peter Watje in the coming days. More on Dave Baker’s most excellent Maxplugins.de.
Ludovic Habas from CG-Animation announced an update to his auto skinnning script that allows it to work with any 3DS Max rig. A tutorial showing how to use it with Biped has been posted on YouTube. More on CG-Animation.
Düsseldorf-based Ground Studios have posted online their latest reel with impressive work. More on MUForums.
New features in Allegorithmic’s material creation software for authoring Substances include: [more...]
Thinkbox Software has released Krakatoa C4D, the first version of its high-volume particle renderer and management tookit for Maxon’s Cinema 4D, running on OS X and Windows. More on Thinkbox’s website.
Germany-based Laubwerk announced the release of their fourth collection of realistic 3D trees. The new package contains 10 Mediterranean and other subtropical tree species. As with previous releases, each tree model comes in 3 shapes, at 3 ages and 4 seasons per shape making a total of 360 trees. Plant Kits require the free Laubwerk Player, compatible with 3DS Max and Cinema 4d, that also allows users to control level of detail. Models include V-Ray and Mental Ray compatible materials. More on Laubwerk.