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Mac 3D News: formZ and Strata 3D—Special Fall Offers

Strata and formZ offering excellent discounts specials this fall.

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MAXON Announces Immediate Availability of new CINEMA 4D R18

Company to showcase powerful new features like Voronoi Fracturing, Interactive Knife Tools and Substance Engine Connectivity at IBC 2016, Amsterdam.

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SIG: Pixar Animation Studios Open Sources Universal Scene Description

Famed animation studio does an initial release of their development process. Universal Scene Description goes open source.

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SIG: Maxon Announces New CINEMA 4D Release 18 for Mac and Windows

Maxon announces new Cinema 4D R18 during SIGGRAPH week. You can now do non-destructive destructions using new technology, plus cool interactive knife tools for modeling and a whole lot more.

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Chaos Group releases new V-RAY for MODO for Mac and Windows

Chaos Group continues its push in getting V-Ray into as many hands as possible as V-Ray for MODO is released for both Mac and Windows – based artists.

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MAXON Turns 30 Tomorrow—Get 30 Percent Off Cinema 4D

Maxon of Germany turns 30 years old tomorrow and is celebrating by offering a big discount for 24 hours only on their products like Cinema 4D.

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Luxion brings Sorensen leather materials to KeyShot

With the release of KeyShot 5, Luxion continues to simplify the product development process, from concept design to sales and marketing. The exclusive partnership that brings Sorensen Leather to KeyShot Cloud allows users now to have direct access to Sorensen Leather materials via KeyShot Cloud.

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NAB: Autodesk acquires the Arnold Renderer and its development team

Autodesk announces its acquisition of Solid Angle, the makers of the Arnold Renderer, at NAB 2016 this week. This is the first major advanced renderer Autodesk owns in-house but the company has already committed to an “open renderer policy” and even third-party products will be robustly supported and that may become a new business segment for the company.

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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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Vectorworks, Inc., Announces Graphical Scripting Webinar Series for Marionette

While Vectorworks, Inc., was first to the Mac market with a visual, algorithmic modeling and programming application in the latest Vectorworks 2016 with Marionette technology, McNeel & Associates has quietly released its Grasshopper alpha for Mac. With a head-start on the popular competition, the company aims to draw big attention to Marionette for everyone.

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Vectorworks, Inc. acquires ESP Vision to enhance Design and Visualization workflows

Vectorworks, Inc., has made a line-extension acquisition for Vectorworks Spotlight, swooping up ESP Vision and its Vision Pro lighting design and pre-visualization software for PC and Mac.

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Bentley Systems acquires 3D nature software maker e-on Software

In a bit of a surprise but in a logical move, Bentley Systems has acquired 3D software maker e-on software of France, the makers of the popular VUE line of 3D natural scenery generating tools, plus PlantFactory and its new-ish and quite strong LumenRT for design professionals like architects and engineers.

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SIG: Final Complete Siggraph 2015 Event Photos & Notes

Our complete Siggraph 2015 gallery, compliments of Akiko Ashley who covered the show in detail in an earlier report.

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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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SIGGRAPH 2015: OTOY improves economies of scale, speed and cost with powerful next-generation production pipelines

World’s first room-sized light field rendering in VR, live 360-degree avatar scanning for VR, 16K video production and playback, and first hands-on preview of OctaneRender 3 showcase the power of new production pipelines.

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