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AIA 2016: Information Technologies at this Year’s Convention – Part 2

We dive deeper in our Part 2 coverage of software and technologies at the 2016 AIA Convention in Philly. These four companies exhibited together and these four companies have interesting innovations in the pipe and/or ready now.

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Twinmotion developer KA-RA has joined the Abvent Group

Twin motion developer joins France’s Abvent SA, the developers of the famed Artlantis series of rendering products for the AEC industry. The R&D teams and marketing teams will be integrated to drive synergies and prepare for future directions in the market.

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Chaos Group Speeds Up V-Ray for Maya with version 3.3

Chaos Group delivers with big update to V-Ray for Maya with version 3.3—adding up to 50 percent rendering performance improvement.

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3D Event: Abvent to host Live Twinmotion Online Demos

Abvent to host dual-timed, free online Twinmotion demos in February.

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Abvent launches Render[in] 3 plugin for SketchUp

The developer of famed Artlantis Studio and Render have now launched a public beta of Render[in] for SketchUp. The rendering software plugin works entirely within SketchUp.

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Luxion and Onshape partner for the release of KeyShot connection for Onshape

With the launch of Onshape App Store, users of KeyShot and Onshape now have a seamless connection between the two applications.

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Nikken Sekkei Chooses Lumion, Signs Major Contract

One of the world’s elite architectural firms signs Lumion Contract to bring high-quality rendering and animation to every architect and designer seat.

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Explore NVIDIA Iray Interactivity for 3ds Max

NVIDIA Iray is mainly for designers and visual effects artists working with 3D content who require predictable photo-realistic imagery by stimulating the physical behavior of light and materials.

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Tidbits: SketchUp, V-ray and Autodesk University News

Mac and iOS CAD and 3D News: We have brief news items on SketchUp 2016 and V-Ray 2.0 support (a free update), plus news on Autodesk University 2015 running this week.

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Lumion 6.0 is now available and shipping

Lumion a visualization software for architects has been taken to a new level in Lumion 6 with improved features for materials, reflections, shadows and lighting. The results are now more compelling and realistic than ever.

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SIG: New KeyShot Plugins for Autodesk Maya 2016 and Cinema 4D

Luxion announces at SIGGRAPH this week, their advanced support for Autodesk Maya and Maxon Cinema 4D.

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SIGGRAPH WEEK 2015: LightWave 3D Group offers free 90-day LightWave 2015 Full Feature Trial Software

During SIGGRAPH Week 2015, artists and animators can now fully test the robust features of LightWave 2015 of LightWave 2015 for 90 days without any limitations. Additionally, the LightWave 3D Group kicks off a new series of free Quick Start LightWave 2015 videos to familiarize artists with its many features.

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SIG: Chaos Group ever popular V-Ray Days returning to SIGGRAPH

From independent shorts to blockbuster feature films, get an exclusive look at inspiring projects that you won’t see anywhere else on the show floor.

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Webinar Event: Get Started with solidThinking Evolve 2015!

solidThinking is aiming to give the tools you that are needed to make the most of their programs. These sessions provide a quick and easy to understand tips that will enable faster work in Evolve.

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The much anticipated MODO 901 is available

MODO 901 represents the most significant update so far. Earlier this spring, The Foundry provided a sneak peek of MODO 901, which includes the integration of the award winning MeshFusion; new progressive texture baking; new and improved tools for everyday modeling tasks, better ways of working with both regular and UDIM multi-tiled UVs and layered multi-resolution sculpting.

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