New features in the latest version of Glare Technologies’ Indigo Renderer include: [more...]
Established in 1846, the Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum and research complex. It holds 137 million items and is administered by the US government. In order to make some of the most important items of the collection available to a wider audience the Smithsonian is scanning them and uploading them to the net. [more...]
Check out the latest reel from Lighting TD and Environment Artist Jay C. Miller, created mostly with Max and V-Ray. Watch it on YouTube.
Miles Macklin, lead-developer of the Flex unified GPU physics system, discusses various subjects regarding its functionality and possible future plans. “Initially we’ll see FLEX in games, but I am particularly interested to see if we can apply it in offline graphics as well.” Read the interview.
German artist Till Nowak talks about the creation process of his excellent amusement rides mockumentary The Centrifuge Brain Project. The CG rides for the film were created in Max. If you haven’t watched the short film yet, it’s not to be missed. Read the whole interview on Filmnosis.
New features in Interactive Data Visualization’s plants and trees creation software include: [more...]
A tutorial by Bruno Câmara on creating ropes in 3DS Max. Watch it on YouTube.
“Talent is belief in oneself (and a little something else).” Australian director and VFX supervisor Allan McKay has written a great article taking a look at his career path, where he started, the times he succeeded, his missteps, and how he got to his current situation. Lots of worthy advice, especially for those who need a word of encouragement. More on Allan McKay’s website.
New features in Unity Technologies’ authoring tool for creating video games and other interactive content include: 2D toolset (automatic sprite splicing, 2D physics system), Mecanim optimizations, Pro version Navmesh functionality updates, MonoDevelop 4.0.1, etc. More on Unity’s website.
A new node-based image processing and compositing tool is under development. The software allows users to easily extend existing functionality by programming custom nodes. Flowbox will enter Alpha testing soon. More on Flowbox’s site.
Clovis Gay has updated his great motion graphics tool that uses a gizmo to control parameters and transformations of selected objects. The script is now available for purchase. New features include: [more...]