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Boris FX Releases Boris Continuum Complete 10 for Avid

BCC 10 draws upon the strength of past releases to deliver the most comprehensive plug-in package for Avid editors. New features include integrated mocha technology for planar motion tracking and masking, BCC Beauty Studio, a skin smoothing and retouching plug-in and BCC Title Studio, Boris FX’s next generation 3D titling and motion graphics tool.

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LightWave 3D Group Announces Final 2D/3D Crossgrade and Upgrade Opportunity for LightWave 2015

This will be the last crossgrade/upgrade offer for LightWave 2015 before the next release of the software, which will introduce a new pricing program for LightWave.

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Digital-Tutors’ offers New VFX Training ‘Daydreamer’ Production Pipeline’ series

Make a complete Sci-fi Short from scratch with the expert tutorials that explain production techniques used on Live-Action/CG Short, taking artists through the complete process needed to animate a sci-fi short.

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Disney News: ‘Pixar in a Box’ launches free for all and forever online programs

In partnership with Disney, Khan Academy has launched ‘Pixar in a Box’ an exciting, free online educational curriculum aimed mainly at teens, teachers and even parents…who want to start learning with hands-on activities (through a series of video lessons) what it is like to do Pixar movies.

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The Foundry discontinues Keylight for Final Cut Pro

September is the last month that The Foundry will be selling and supporting key plugins for Apple’s Final Cut Pro and Adobe After Effects. The news is a blow to the FCP community who have remained with FCP 7 and 6.

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Blackmagic’s Fusion 8 coming to the Mac: visual effects and motion software

Long desired Blackmagic Design’s Fusion is finally coming to the Mac platform in Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Studio—public beta now open

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LightWave 3D Group Releases LightWave 2015 Update 3

Expanding the robust feature set of LightWave 2015, this new update offers numerous fixes and improvements, system updates for Python, support for NVIDIA Optimus technology and more.

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SIGGRAPH 2015: Full Coverage of Computer Graphics Show

This year’s focus was very much on VR (virtual reality) & Cloud Based Rendering. The focus on Virtual Reality brought a new creative energy on the show floor for exploration into a new frontier. VR in architecture & games was a big subject in the VR Village. Developers had discussions of how the hardware & software is driving development of this new space to make it affordable to the masses.

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SIG: Pixar RenderMan’s News at SIGGRAPH 2015

RenderMan 20 is a major release with a number of important advancements for RenderMan’s RIS technology. Developed specifically for animation and VFX, the latest version is focused on accelerating pipelines and providing more creative control to artists.

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LightWave 3D Group and 3rd Powers Team Up to Offer Powerful Creativity Bundle for SIGGRAPH Week 2015

During August 10-17, 2015, purchase a full license of LightWave 2015 for $995 and receive a full suite of 3rd Powers plugins free—a value of more than $600.

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SIG: Mac 3D Exhibitor Preview List for SIGGRAPH 2015

Architosh will be covering the big SIGGRAPH 2015 conference and exhibition in Los Angeles which started this weekend with the exhibition starting in a couple of days.

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Nemetschek Group presents strong half-year figures: Revenue growth in the second quarter continues to accelerate

The Nemetschek Group maintained its dynamic development from the first quarter of 2015 and accelerated revenue growth in the second quarter.

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Next Limit Launches RealFlow 2015 for 3D Visual Effects

An out-of-the-box fluid and dynamics simulation software for 3D visual effects, allowing users to achieve quality results faster than ever before.

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MAXON Announces Milestone Cinema 4D Release 17

Cinema 4D Release 17 (R17), a milestone release of its cornerstone 3D animation, graphics, VFX, visualization, and rendering software.

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SimLab Soft releases SimLab Composer 6 for Mac and Windows

SimLab Composer introduces a very easy and efficient workflow for texture baking to get top quality visualization of 3D models.

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