Adobe has announced the list of improvements and new features that will be included in the upcoming release of its Creative Cloud software. After Effects features include: Key Cleaner and Advanced Spill Suppressor effects, text templates created in After Effects editable in Premiere Pro, compositing options for each effect (including ability to confine the area affected by each effect with masks), HTML5 panels using CEP infrastructure, ProEXR v1.9, video preview on external monitor using Mercury Transmit, etc. Watch an AE new features video, read AE’s complete list of new features and the CC software list of changes (PDF) on Adobe’s site.
Jennifer O’Connor, a long-time Max user, professor and author of the book “Mastering Mental Ray” has joined the Max development team as Senior User Experience Designer. More on Autodesk’s Max Makers blog.
The list of speakers for the End User Event has been updated, with a number of new presenters including Corona Renderer developers Ondra Karlík and Adam Hotový. Also of note a new promotional video is up. More on EUE’s website.
The App designed for matching artists with CG jobs is now available for Android-based devices. MGODI is being developed by Joep van der Steen and Artur Leão. It’s free, lets you upload your portfolio, and companies and people can easily post jobs. More on MGODI’s website.
A new script for quick creation of character rigs made up of Max bones is being developed by Kevin Mackey. The script is currently in beta and the author is looking for testers. More on MUForums.
Stuttgart-based Luxx Studios have posted online their latest reel, with some impressive work created with Max. Watch in on Luxx Studios’ site (see bottom of page).
(Updated) Chaos Group has released a great making of video, with a look at Construct’s production process. Watch it on YouTube.
Blur’s VFX supervisor Kevin Margo, director of “Grounded“, has posted a teaser for his upcoming short, Construct. He has also given a presentation at NVidia’s GPU Technology Conference on his use of GPU rendering (V-Ray RT) to produce the whole short. Watch the presentation on FullView Media and teaser on Vimeo.
Red Giant Software announced the upcoming release of v2.5 of their look design tool. New features include: [more...]
After the popularity and widespread adoption of the Viewcube and Steering Wheel widgets, Autodesk would now be developing WristCube, a mobile application that enables the navigation of 3DS Max viewports from any Android enabled smart watch using the navigation widgets. [more...]
A script by Bodyul Vladislav that measures distances between various objects and updates the numbers in real-time. More on ScriptSpot.
The stock music for media production website has added a number of new free music tracks, offering a total of 40 royalty-free music tracks. You can find them on MusicRevolution.com.
As previously reported, Stig Atle Steffensen is developing a new plugin for integrating Bullet physics into Max. The project keeps progressing, a new video is up and it now has its own website. More on Bullet4Max.com.