The Foundry has released a number of preview videos showing new features in v8 of their compositing software. Watch them on YouTube: In Panel Color Wheels, Full Frame Viewer Mode and Wireframe Render & Shader.
Paris-based Motion Boutique, developers of Newton, have released two new free plugins for After Effects: TextBox creates a customizable rectangular shape behind every selected text layer, Paravent automates the animation of folding and unfolding layers. More on Motion Boutique’s site.
René Gimpel, developer of the software, has released all source code under GPL so that other stereoscopic researchers and/or professionals can build upon his existing work, and integrate/test new capabilities using the projective modeling environment. More on Gimpel3D’s site.
For Disney’s latest upcoming film ‘Frozen’, a team of talented people developed a system called Matterhorn. Matterhorn is a simulator that uses math, physics, and a lot of computer power to generate realistic snow in a virtual world. Check out a tech video showing off the snow simulations on YouTube, a related research paper (PDF) and find out more on Disney Insider.
Check out the behind the scenes video for Mad Max “Ethos” E3 trailer. You can watch the video on Aladino Debert’s Vimeo channel.
A king loses control of the sun in this graduation short by Supinfocom students Anton Brand, Guillaume Klein, Charlotte Quillet and Raphaël Théolade. Watch it on Filmnosis.
Check out the latest project by Bertrand Benoit, a recreation of a house that was originally designed by Pierre Chareau (a furniture and interiors designer), Bernard Bijvoet (Dutch architect) and Louis Dalbet (craftsman metalworker). More on BBB3Viz.com.
The latest great Archviz work created by Slovak artist Juraj Talcik using Corona renderer. More on Behance.
Archviz artist Peter Guthrie has posted some tests made with the Corona renderer, along with his first impressions. More on Peter Guthrie’s blog.
A script by Andreas Meißner that automatically selects the first editpoly/editspline modifier in the modifier stack list. More on ScriptSpot.
Mirko Haenssgen has released v1.0 of his tool for speeding up the skinning process, with a rewritten core that makes it much faster. New features include: [more...]
The latest open movie coming from the Blender Institute is now available online. Directed by Argentine artist Pablo Vázquez, the idea for the character was born from Patagonia’s llamas and guanacos. Watch the film on YouTube.