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Substance Source Reaches 1,000 Materials with New Photorealistic Textile Collection

150 new textile options for clothing, sportswear and home furnishings allow for complex customization with photorealistic results.

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CL3VER teams with The Mies van der Rohe Foundation—Explore Barcelona Pavilion via Internet

The Mies van der Rohe Foundation and CL3VER seal an agreement to offer virtual visits to the Mies van der Rohe pavilion in Barcelona, Spain.






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Ultra-fast Redshift Render Comes to Houdini

World’s fastest renderer—Redshift—is coming to Houdini and then next it will be Maxon’s Cinema 4D. Redshift supports other 3D packages already.






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GDC: Pluralsight Releases First Game To Enhance Learning Experience for Game Developers

Designed by gaming industry veterans to teach game development, “Swords and Shovels” is free to download now.






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Bentley and AGI Announce Cesium Consortium—Accelerate Virtual Globe For BIM/Infrastructure

Partnership will help accelerate developments in open-source Javascript library for world-class 3D globes and maps with the aim of infrastructure and BIM visualization.






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Adobe Partners With Chaos Group—Integrates V-Ray Into New Project Felix

Adobe is targeting graphics designers with new 3D compositing and rendering application, now in an open beta. Meet Project Felix.






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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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Autodesk Ending 123D Apps—Features To Go Into Other Products

Autodesk in 2017 will shut down its Autodesk 123D.com domain and apps along with it—users encouraged to look into other products. Autodesk Circuits remains in its own domain.






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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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Group behind OpenGL Aims to Establish VR (Virtual Reality) Standards Initiative

Khronos Group aims to establish VR industry standard to help create greater end-user options, portability between solutions and accelerate adoption of virtual reality.






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Luxion Releases Keyshot 6.3—Advanced Rendering Tool

Luxion continues to expand support for the widest array of 3D product development software packages serving MCAD industries.






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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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Best Holiday Discounts for Mac CAD & 3D Software

Software publishers push out good Black Friday and Cyber Monday Holiday Sales.






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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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AU 2016: Chaos Group Releases V-Ray 3 for Revit—Bringing Top Renderer to BIM Application

Industry-standard and leading photo-realistic rendering application, V-Ray, is now integrated into Autodesk’s BIM application Revit.






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