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New Job Post—Portends Apple is Serious About 3D Industries with Mac Pro

Apple has a new warhorse to go battle in the 3D market with, but SIGGRAPH discontent for the machine was squarely aimed at the lack of NVIDIA GPUs. Despite this, new job posts at Apple clearly indicate renewed commitment and interest in the media & entertainment software market for which the new Mac Pro should make an ideal entrant.

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SIG: Maxon Announces Next-Gen Cinema 4D Release 21

Maxon introduces next big release as part of ‘3D for the Whole World’ initiative as well as subscription pricing options.

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SIG: Siggraph 2019—Highlights from the Computer Graphics Show (Part 1)

This year in Los Angeles SIGGRAPH 2019 had an evolving twist in the format of the conference, with many more companies opting to host their wares in private rooms. Regardless, there was a slew of exciting announcements in software and hardware at the biggest computer graphics conference in the world.

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SIG: Early Impressions—And yes, Apple was at SIGGRAPH

Architosh is at SIGGRAPH. These are early impressions from the first day of the largest computer graphics show for professionals and students in the world.

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Animation News: How Cinesite and Substance Recreated a Legendary Medieval City for Liongate’s ‘Robin Hood’

Allegorithmic’s Substance Designer and Painter software were used extensively to create the town of Nottingham for Liongate’s ‘Robin Hood’ film, offering industry and consumers alike stunning visual continuity and portrayal of realism.

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3D News: Autodesk Announces All New Maya 2019

Maya 2019 boasts new tools for enhanced and faster performance, improved working environment and high-quality previews for an improved artists pipeline.

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MAXON’s Next Generation Cinema 4D Release 20 Available Immediately

In one of the biggest releases in its history, the next-generation Cinema 4D R20 delivers powerful new volume-based modeling, easier import of CAD files, and transformative motion graphics toolsets.

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V-Ray Days SIGGRAPH—Summoning Thanos for a VFX Breakdown

Chaos Group has its V-Days Events for this year’s SIGGRAPH. The lineup is tremendous and includes information from many of Hollywood’s recent hit films.

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Autodesk Hosting ‘Design Night: Imaginary Worlds’ at The Autodesk Gallery

Come join Autodesk at The Autodesk Gallery for Design Night: Imaginary Worlds and learn about the sophisticated visual effects for hit TV show Stranger Things.

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Territory Studio—Cinema 4D Powers Screen Visuals in ‘Blade Runner 2049’

How does one develop technology from the original Blade Runner film and make it feel authentically like it evolved over three decades? That was part of the task at hand for Territory Studio and Cinema 4D.

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e-on Software Partners with Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood

Bentley’s e-on Software establishes a new partnership with the MIT of Visual Effects—Gnomon School in Hollywood.

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Chaos Group Brings GPU+CPU Hybrid Rendering to V-Ray 3.6 for Maya

New technology from Chaos Group breaks hardware barriers, ensuring fast, consistent rendering with support for Autodesk Maya 2018.

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Mac 3D News: Cinema 4D Release 19 Is Now Shipping

Latest version of Cinema 4D includes fundamental new OpenGL engine technology and more technology for the creation of virtual reality assets.

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Creative App Learning Site ‘Pluralsight’—To Host Michelle Obama

The former First Lady will be speaking in a moderated conversation at Pluralsight LIVE in September.

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SIG: MAXON unveils Cinema 4D Release 19—Powerful 3D Graphics Suite for Mac and Windows

On the of the 2017 SIGGRAPH show in Los Angeles, Germany’s Maxon Computer has announced the latest version of their flagship professional 3D software package—Cinema 4D R19.

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