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Autodesk launches Maya Creative

Autodesk launches its new Maya Creative, designed to make content creation more affordable for artists working in smaller studios.

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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.

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SIGGRAPH 2021 — Year of the Metaverse, and Virtual and Global Production (Part 2)

Part 2 of our SIGGRAPH report covers technologies from rendering to animation and beyond to the hardware to accelerate both.

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3D News: Autodesk Maya 2020.4 Marks New Chapter for Bifrost

Maya 2020.4 features major new Bifrost updates to the popular 3D content creation program from Autodesk, empowering visual artists working across a multitude of 3D arts fields and industries.

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Chaos Group Launches V-Ray Next for Maya on Mac, Windows and Linux

Next-Gen rendering technology now available for Maya artists from the Chaos Group’s award-winning V-Ray.

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AMD Intros new macOS versions of Radeon ProRender—Plugins for Maya and Blender

AMD releases significant new rendering technology for the Apple Mac platform—with final release of Radeon ProRender for macOS utilizing support for Apple’s Metal 2 technology and qualified hardware.

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Unity Collaborates with Autodesk—Strengthening Link with 3ds and Maya

Unity Technologies and Autodesk collaborate around FBX technology to streamline game development and asset creation using 3ds Max and Maya with Unity.

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Fluid Dynamics for Maya—Chaos Group Releases New Phoenix FD 3 Plugin

Smoke, fire, liquids and oceans simulations are all new possible directly inside Autodesk Maya. Chaos Group brings popular plugin Phoenix FD 3 to the top 3D package in the M&E industry.

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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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Arnold and RenderMan Now Supported in Elementacular 1.5 Update for Autodesk Maya

Add amazing cloud forms to Autodesk Maya using Elementacular 1.5 with support for Arnold and Pixar RenderMan renderers for your final image output.

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AU 2016: Pluralsight Intros Learning Paths for Autodesk 3D Design, Engineering and Fabrication Software

Today at Autodesk University 2016, Pluralsight introduced Learning Paths for Fusion 360, AutoCAD, Maya, and 3ds Max.

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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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NVIDIA Iray Comes to Autodesk Maya—Intros Predictive Capabilities

Autodesk Maya users can create their designs faster and more easily than ever, thanks to their new Iray plug-in for the popular software.

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SIG: Autodesk at Siggraph 2015 in LA

Autodesk has many excellent sessions this week at SIGGRAPH. The exhibit kicks off today and runs through 13th.

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E-on Software Ships Carbon Scatter 2015.5!

Carbon Scatter 2015.5 is the company’s latest major update of its advanced instancing plugins for 3ds Max, Maya and Cinema 4D.

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DOSCH DESIGN released DOSCH 3D: Car Environments

The product DOSCH 3D: Car Environments contains very detailed and fully textured 3d-scenes for the visualization of cars and other vehicles.

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Digital-Tutors Offers Free Tutorial on Architosh: ‘Quickly Rendering Architectural Visualization with Maya and Maxwell Render’

Architosh and Digital-Tutors partner to offer free online learning for architectural visualization. Gain free exclusive access to training on Autodesk Maya and Maxwell Render and sharpen your presentation skills. Readers are gain special Architosh pricing on full memberships.

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e-on software ships Carbon Scatter 2015 for 3D generated digital landscapes

e-on software ships Carbon Scatter 2015 for Maya, 3ds and CINEMA 4D integration

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Chaos Group Announces V-Ray 3.0 for Maya Beta


Round Out Powerful New Feature Set includes Faster Ray Tracing, Progressive Rendering, and Open Source Support Bring Speed and Flexibility to VFX Artists; Advanced Skin Shader and Improved SSS.

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Tidbits: FileMaker, Autodesk and Dosch news

CAD and 3D Tidbits: FileMaker has announced its developer and user conference for 2014, and Autodesk can tout some fairly interesting cool news, while we have a note on Dosch Design’s new latest 3D Tree libraries.

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SIGGRAPH News: Maxon, Autodesk, Imagination and more…

Architosh kicks off its SIGGRAPH 2012 news coverage today with some highlights

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Tidbits: Keyshot news and formZ and Vectorworks seminars

Mac CAD and 3D News: We have tidbits on formZ 7 open beta and Vectorworks learning opportunities. We also have news Luxion’s new support of Autodesk Maya and 3ds Max

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SIG: 3Dconnexion intros Intelligent Navigation for Autodesk Maya

3Dconnexion adds Intelligent Navigation to 3D mice for Autodesk Maya

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SIG: Chaos Group V-Ray for Maya 2.0

SIGGRAPH News: V-Ray 2.0 for Maya is one of the latest key developments by Chaos Group and they will be demoing it at the show

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Tidbits: V-Ray, ParaCloud and Nvidia news

Mac CAD and 3D News: We have tidbits on Nvidia at NAB video, a ParaCloud webinar and Chaos Group’s new V-Ray 2.0 for Maya

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e-on software opens up beta program for Maya and C4D Carbon Scatter plugin

e-on software is looking for Maya and C4D users to be beta testers for Carbon Scatter plugin

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Autodesk launches 2012 digital entertainment creation products

Autodesk updates Digital Creation Products for 2012 editions – Maya, Mudbox and Smoke for Mac pipelines

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Tidbits: DraftSight, V-ray for Maya

Mac CAD and 3D News: We have a very interesting tidbit on Dassault Systemes announcing a brand new 2D CAD product that will make its way to the Mac platform later this year. Apparently SolidWorks customers were not so happy with that company’s 2D tools and DraftSight is the answer. In other news V-ray for Maya has been updated by ChaosGroup.

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Autodesk Maya 2011 announced – Mac now 64 bit

Autodesk intros Maya 2011 at GDC Event – New 64-bit Mac support plus upgraded FBX utilities and upgraded integration with Final Cut Pro.

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Illuminate Labs releases Turtle 5.1

Sweden’s Illuminate Labs updates Turtle for Autodesk Maya 2010 with version 5.1

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Tidbits: Maxwell Render, PanzerCAD and more news

Mac CAD and 3D News: In today’s tidbits we cover CamerMatch 2010 software by PanzerCAD for the latest Vectorworks 2010 products, plus news on Maxwell Render version 2.0.

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T-Splines News: Seminars and More…

T-Splines has a series of T-Splines for Rhino seminars coming up this Fall. Plus other T-Splines news.

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Autodesk ImageModeler 2009 no longer standalone product

Autodesk ImageModeler 2009 appears to be the end of the ride for ImageModeler customers. The company claims there are fewer than 100 clients using this software.

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SIG: standalone Autodesk mental ray renderer for Mac

Autodesk announces Standalone 3D mental ray renderer for Autodesk 2010 product line.

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SIG: Autodesk introduces Entertainment Creation Suites 2010

Autodesk introduces Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suites 2010 at Siggraph New Orleans.

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Sweden’s Turtle Renderer Turns 5!

Illuminate Labs updates Turtle Rendering Plugin for Maya to version 5.0. New rendering technology, based on proprietary LiquidLight technology, provides state-of-the-art rendering for game developers.

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e-on Software’s updated Ozone v.4

e-on Software, makers of the venerable Vue 7 series of rendering products releases Open Beta for Ozone 4.0 plugin. Now you can add even more realistic skies and clouds to your C4D, Lightwave, Maya and Max renderings.

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Autodesk Talks to Architosh about the Mac

Architosh expands its notes from the Autodesk announcements at this month’s Macworld Expo and Conference.

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MWSF: Details on Autodesk Toxik 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 Toxik 2009.

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MWSF: Autodesk announces five new Mac products

Autodesk introduces five new native Mac OS X products for design and visualization serving creative markets.

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Craft Animations: new free version of Craft Director Tools

Craft Animations Brings Powerful Research-based Animation Plugins to the Mass Market with new Free Versions – Works with Maya for Mac OS X

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e-on Software ships Vue 7 xStream, Infinite

e-on Software announces that Vue 7 xStream and Vue 7 Infinite are now shipping out to customers – new Vue 7 xStream brings environmental content creation tools inside leading 3D software packages

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Mac OS X version of Craft Director Tools now available

Craft Animations AB of Sweden releases new Craft Director Tools for Mac OS X version of Autodesk Maya

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Rome Reborn 1.0 – powered by Maya, Max and Nvidia

Shown at Siggraph 2008 this year, Rome Reborn 1.0 is a Tremendous Achievement in Architecture, Archeology, Urban Design and Computing

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Siggraph Highlights for Mac Users – Part 4

Pixar and Siggraph Pixar has been at Siggraph for years now both showcasing its technology and providing a point of contact for those interested in joining Pixar Animation Studios as an employee. The latest advancements in RenderMan Artist tools including RenderMan for Maya, RenderMan Studio and RenderMan Pro Server are generally showcased. All three products, including RenderMan Pro […]

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Siggraph Highlights for Mac Users – Part 2

Architosh will be covering all the latest Siggraph 2008 news this week but in this first of two parts we will highlight some notable announcements for Mac 3D professionals.

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Autodesk SketchBook Pro 2009 Now Available

The Alias software tool gets update in the hands of Autodesk – Mac Universal stylist tool gets numerous feature improvements

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Autodesk Earns Technical Academy Award for Maya Fluid Effects Technology

Technical Oscar Award Given to Autodesk for Maya Fluid Effects Technology by Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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Veteran Game Artists to Lead Visual Arts Track on MAXON Body Paint 3D

MAXON Computer has announced that BodyPaint 3D will be the focus of a comprehensive Visual Arts Track at the 2008 Game Developers Conference (GDC) this year

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Feedback: More help on Medical 3D on the Mac

In this Feedback story we address an Architosh reader’s request for medical 3D.

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