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Maxon showcasing Cinema 4D at 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas

Maxon will be showcasing Cinema 4D R17 at the NAB 2016 Show in Las Vegas next month.

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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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3D Event: Abvent to host Live Twinmotion Online Demos

Abvent to host dual-timed, free online Twinmotion demos in February.

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Webinar News: MAXON hosts Fluids Simulation with Cinema 4D and RealFlow

Maxon is hosting a free webinar on fluid simulation work inside of Cinema 4D with RealFlow.

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ftrack releases powerful project management tool for iOS and Android

track Go is the mobile tool for Android and iOS that is aimed at creative studios in industries like film, visual effects, animation and 3D, game development and more where artists and creatives and supervisors all need to be dialed-in to production schedules and deadlines.

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Faceware Live Develops New Plug In for Unreal Engine 4

Faceware unveils new plugin for Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4, a gaming engine development platform for with increasingly wide industry applicability, from film, TV, military simulation and more…all beyond and including games!

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Boris FX Releases Boris Continuum Complete 10 for Avid

BCC 10 draws upon the strength of past releases to deliver the most comprehensive plug-in package for Avid editors. New features include integrated mocha technology for planar motion tracking and masking, BCC Beauty Studio, a skin smoothing and retouching plug-in and BCC Title Studio, Boris FX’s next generation 3D titling and motion graphics tool.

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LightWave 3D Group Announces Final 2D/3D Crossgrade and Upgrade Opportunity for LightWave 2015

This will be the last crossgrade/upgrade offer for LightWave 2015 before the next release of the software, which will introduce a new pricing program for LightWave.

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Digital-Tutors’ offers New VFX Training ‘Daydreamer’ Production Pipeline’ series

Make a complete Sci-fi Short from scratch with the expert tutorials that explain production techniques used on Live-Action/CG Short, taking artists through the complete process needed to animate a sci-fi short.

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Disney News: ‘Pixar in a Box’ launches free for all and forever online programs

In partnership with Disney, Khan Academy has launched ‘Pixar in a Box’ an exciting, free online educational curriculum aimed mainly at teens, teachers and even parents…who want to start learning with hands-on activities (through a series of video lessons) what it is like to do Pixar movies.

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The Foundry discontinues Keylight for Final Cut Pro

September is the last month that The Foundry will be selling and supporting key plugins for Apple’s Final Cut Pro and Adobe After Effects. The news is a blow to the FCP community who have remained with FCP 7 and 6.

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Blackmagic’s Fusion 8 coming to the Mac: visual effects and motion software

Long desired Blackmagic Design’s Fusion is finally coming to the Mac platform in Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Studio—public beta now open

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LightWave 3D Group Releases LightWave 2015 Update 3

Expanding the robust feature set of LightWave 2015, this new update offers numerous fixes and improvements, system updates for Python, support for NVIDIA Optimus technology and more.

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SIGGRAPH 2015: Full Coverage of Computer Graphics Show

This year’s focus was very much on VR (virtual reality) & Cloud Based Rendering. The focus on Virtual Reality brought a new creative energy on the show floor for exploration into a new frontier. VR in architecture & games was a big subject in the VR Village. Developers had discussions of how the hardware & software is driving development of this new space to make it affordable to the masses.

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SIG: Pixar RenderMan’s News at SIGGRAPH 2015

RenderMan 20 is a major release with a number of important advancements for RenderMan’s RIS technology. Developed specifically for animation and VFX, the latest version is focused on accelerating pipelines and providing more creative control to artists.

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