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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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MAXON Will Be At SIGGRAPH 2017—Exhibitor Highlights

Maxon has a full schedule of interesting presentations on tap for SIGGRAPH 2017—here’s their schedule.

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Allegorithmic’s Substance Days Returns to Hollywood This July

A great 3D industry training and learning event takes place in Hollywood next week, a few days ahead of SIGGRAPH in Los Angeles.

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SideFX’s New Houdini 16—What’s Hot In This 3D Software Package

SideFX’s Houdini 16 has massive new updates in features and capabilities. Architosh takes a look at some of the bigger ones in procedural oceans technology and its all new shader builder module.

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Chaos Group’s V-Ray Rendering Technology Wins 2017 Academy Award

Chaos Group founder Vladimir Koylazov, aka “Vlado”, will receive an Academy Award Plaque at the 2017 Academy Awards, recognizing V-Ray’s role in bringing realistic CGI to the big screen.

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Next Limit Announces 10th Version of Acclaimed RealFlow Animation Software

The industry-standard animation software for fluid simulation has reached version 10 and now includes new pricing in addition to new technologies.

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Maxon Announces CINEMA 4D R18 ‘North American Road Show’

Maxon’s latest CINEMA 4D Release 18 has loads of new features and the company is taking the new kit out on a 14 city North American Road Show. Creatives can learn tips and tricks as well as learn about the software if they are not using today in their workflows.

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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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SIGGRAPH 2016: Computer Graphics Show Round-Up

At this year’s slightly smaller SIGGRAPH show in Anaheim, the focus continued to be on VR (virtual reality) this year, in addition to a new focus on real-time rendering, cloud and other interactive areas such as AR (augmented reality) and of course gaming.

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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: Autodesk upgrades VR and 3D animation tools at SIGGRAPH 2016

Autodesk announces updates to VR and gaming toolsets for game developers and more…in Maya and Stingray.

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