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Chaos Group’s New V-Ray 3.5 for 3ds Max—7x Faster Rendering and Adaptive Lighting

V-Ray 3.5 for 3ds Max is the very latest release of Chaos Group’s famed industry-leading renderer—now with Adaptive Lights algorithm.

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Allegorithmic Releases New Substance Designer 6—Material Authoring Tool

Substance Designer 6 comes with new filters dedicated to scan processing to help 3D artists build a complete workflow of ready-to-use, clean tiling materials adaptable to photogrammetry.

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Product Review: Strata 3D CX 8.1

Does Strata 3D still have a place in the highly competitive 3D software market? In this product review we take a look at Strata’s current shipping version and all the technology it packs in an under $1000 USD punch—including the stunning visual results one can achieve with this stalwart 3d package.

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ToolTalk: Allegorithmic’s New Substance Designer 5.6

Substance Designer 5.6 offers new sets of filters useful for working with image scans in particular as well as existing image textures.

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Tidbits: Vectorworks People Props, Greyscalegorilla Sale and More…

CAD and 3D News: We have tidbit on people props by John Helm for Vectorworks versions 2014 – 2016 for sale; plus a tidbit on Greyscalegorilla’s many new offerings and holiday time sales; and finally news of the latest Dosch product on HDRI factory settings.

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AU 2016: Luxions Releases New Plugins for Autodesk Products

Leading real-time raytracing developer has released new KeyShot plugins for Autodesk Fusion 360, Revit 2017, 3ds Max 2017, and Maya 2017.

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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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