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Autodesk open sources RV—drives open standards
Autodesk RV contains professional-grade media player technology that allows visual effects and animation artists to view high-resolution images and sequences in real time. As Autodesk open sources RV, it forms part of the Open Review Initiative – the Academy Software Foundation’s (ASWF) project to build a unified, open source toolset for playback, review, and approval of motion picture footage.
Maxon’s Universe 5.1—Adds M1 Mac Support
Update to Universe 5.1 adds support for M1-powered Macs, fixes bugs and puts Universe software on future-proof foundation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
3D News: The Future Group Demos First Mixed Reality (MR) Based on Unreal Engine
Hyper-Realistic Feature Film-Quality Sets and Effects Integrating People and Objects In Real-Time,
New Patent-Pending Software With Origins In “The Matrix Trilogy” and more…
Mac 3D News: Andersson Technologies updates SynthEyes 1608
Leading camera tracking match-moving software used in film and broadcast industries gets many updates including animated scene illumination and more in latest 1608 updates.
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.
SwiftCapture: New OS X Video Capture and Animation Software
The new software product designed for easy high-performance video capture features an intuitive user interface that allows anyone to create high-quality video recordings, time-lapse captures and stop-motion movies from a variety of video input devices.
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.
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
Media 100 Launches Free Educational Licensing Program
Boris FX and MacVideo Promo today announce a limited-time program that provides free, perpetual Media 100 site licenses to qualified educational institutions.
EIZO ships new 4K ColorEdge High-End Displays
EIZO is shipping new 4K high-end monitors to the VFX, Film, photography and 2D-3D markets in North America.
Is the new Retina iMac the “iMac Pro” the market seems to be screaming for?
Apple’s new Retina iMac is a killer machine aimed squarely at a segment of the Pro market who badly need the 5k monitors that will transform their creativity and productivity in their work. This is a considerable segment of their users, but the internals of this machine happen to match up with what is being touted as the “fastest single-threaded workstation” in the world aimed at a whole lot of Apple’s other customers, just not on the right side of the OS divide.
Autodesk Desktop Subscription for Smoke 2015 Now Available
Autodesk Smoke 2015 is now available by Desktop Subscription with various levels of pricing over time…
NAB: Autodesk releases Smoke 2015 and optimized for new Mac Pro
Autodesk adds powerful effects controls, integration with Apple’s Final Cut Pro X and hardware optimization for the new Mac Pro in the latest Smoke 2015
For Film Lovers-2014 Oscar Nominated Shorts
Catch up on all the Nominates on iTunes/Amazon Instant Video, Pay Per View/VOD & select theaters
AutoSplit for FCP X, Premiere Pro, After Effects & Motion
AutoSplit allows you to set the scale, crop and hold position of your box to literally any value.
LightWave 3D Group congrats Shuhei Morita for “Possessions” 2014 Academy Award Nomination
LightWave 3D based animated film “Possessions” nominated for 2014 Academy Award
Dimenco’s @DEPTH 2.0 Bridges the Gap Between 3D Editing and 2D-3D Conversion
Here is some news about @DEPTH from Dimenco in The Netherlands
NAB: Autodesk shows new Smoke professional Mac video editing software
Autodesk continues to make headway in the video and compositing market, especially with its professional video editing software for Mac, Autodesk Smoke
SynthEyes 3D Tracker continues rapid advances
SynthEyes 3D gains more features with aggressive upgrade schedule…
Film industry changes pushing Stereo 3D: Workshop Event in NYC
Stereo 3D workshop headed to New York City
NAB: Dashwood intros breakthrough 3D technology
NAB News – Dashwood intros cutting edge 3D stereoscopic technology for Macs
SIG: ILM turns to Luxology’s modo
George Lucas’s Industrial Light and Magic has made Luxology’s modo an essential part of its toolset.
Autodesk Smoke Showcased on Mac OS X at Inter BEE
Autodesk continues to add more native Mac OS software to its roster. Company will show technology preview of Autodesk Smoke 2010 for Mac at Inter BEE in Japan
MWSF: Details on Autodesk Mudbox 2009
Architosh had a private press briefing with Autodesk at Macworld Expo – This article provides more details, background and photos of the new Mac native Autodesk Mudbox 2009.