Grant Adam, developer of RPManager, the render pass manager plugin, has made available a number of recompiles of his plugins for 3DS Max 2015, including SplineMesher, Blur Vertex Colours, Soft Selection Propagate, BetterWind, Tension Modifier, etc. Among the recompiles is SurfaceMorph, a surface space based morpher that also allows loading PointCache2 files as targets and masking the cache loading through time – which can lead to some very interesting effects. More on RPManager’s website.
Talented UK artist Peter Guthrie has opened a shop on his site, currently offering his collection of HDRI skies. More on Peter Guthrie’s site.
Miguel Casso from Perú-based Tunche Films has posted three brief videos of beer simulations he created using RealFlow, Phoenix FD and V-Ray for a recent commercial: video 1 (RealFlow)-video 2 (Phoenix)-video 3 (Phoenix).
Autodesk announced they have acquired Shotgun Software, creators of production tracking, asset management, and review pipeline tools. With this acquisition, the Shotgun team will double, and they will triple their development resources. For more details, you can visit the Shotgun Software website.
New features in Ludovic Habas’ advanced character rigging and animation tools include: [more...]
Autodesk has released Screencast, a free service that allows to record and share tutorials. In addition to recording the screen’s content, it captures the commands, dialogs, and menu items used on Autodesk software (3DS Max is not yet supported) and displays them on an interactive timeline during playback, allowing to scroll back through every detail recorded to see exactly what was being done. The system only allows recordings to be uploaded to the Autodesk Screencast website, though the resulting videos can be embedded on any web page. Read a FAQ and find out more on the Autodesk Screencast website.
Blackmagic Design announced that the latest version of their editing and color correction software is available for download, both in its commercial and free Lite versions. Version 11 is a major update with over 100 new editing and color grading features, including dual monitor support, context-sensitive trimming tools, spline curve keyframe editor, improved round trip collaboration with Final Cut Pro X, etc. More on Blackmagic Design’s website.
Kirsty Parkin interviews Martin Enthed from Ikea Communications on his team’s herculean modelling and rendering work for the Ikea Catalogues. Read it on CG Society.
A short by Supinfocom students Marie Renaud, Juliette Grandjonc, Quentin Persyn, Thibaut Roy and Tom Fonvillars that associates character moods with staging and nature. Watch it on Vimeo. (Note: mature content)
New features in Thomas Suurland’s plugin that loads multiple textures and assigns them randomly include: [more...]