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Lightworks and AMD announce Partnership

Lightworks, the world’s leading supplier of rendering software technologies, has announced a new partnership with chip giant AMD. The company has been working with AMD to offer stereoscopic rendering technologies to AMD and will be showcasing new abilities at this year’s SIGGRAPH exhibition in Los Angeles.

Visitors to the Lightworks booth will be able to see the improved performance which AMD’s FirePro graphic card will be able to provide for stereoscopic 3D models within real-time. To learn more read this press release.

New ZBrush4R4

Pixologic’s latest ZBrush is now at 4R4 and offers new tools and capabilities. Transpose is a new modeling aid tool that helps the user select world axes and switch between working planes with a single click. Other new tools include Inflate and Flatten modeling functions. There are new subTools for DynaMesh lovers and DynaMesh resolutions now go up to 2048.

01 - The new ZBrush 4R4 by Pixologic has been announced ahead of SIGGRAPH 2012. New features abound.

ZBrush 4R4 also supports a new way to do background images. You can now fill the floor grid of ZBrush in the three working planes and in both sides of the grid with a different image on each side. This is another new tool announced ahead of SIGGRAPH next week. To learn more visit Pixologic here.

PipelineFX releases Qube MobileView App

The company says, “No one likes leaving work, only to get dragged back in [to the office] by a pressing assignment.” That’s the premise behind Qube MobileView, a new mobile app that lets users stay connected to their render farm tasks.

02 - Qube MobileView offers remote, anywhere you are connected render farm management.

Qube MobileView is a new app that can manage and monitor a full rendering workfload from anywhere there is a mobile or web-based reception. The secure user interface is simple in form by offers powerful management capabilities. These include abilities like re-tries of failed frames, queue monitoring, kill jobs, customized functions with support for Python scripting and more. MobileView will run on all Qube supported operating systems. To learn more visit here.

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