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2023 Maxon One updates summarized

Maxon kicks-off its New Year with a round of major Maxon One updates.

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Apple Intros new M2 Pro and M2 Max MacBook Pro

Apple delivers brand new MacBook Pros with new M2 Pro and M2 Max chips. Both make compelling mobile workstations.

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Autodesk open sources Bifrost-USD in Maya update

Feature-rich update for Maya adds flexible workflow enhancements for simulation,  including new open source Bifrost-USD integration.

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V-Ray 6 for Revit Connects with Enscape

Chaos announces that its V-Ray 6 for Revit connects with Enscape, so architects can easily share data between the two applications.

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Nearabl adopts Bentley iTwin platform

As Nearabl adopts Bentley iTwin, it extends the use of its technology within the global infrastructure, construction, and design industries.

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Greyscalegorilla Tactile released—Virtual Materials

Greyscalegorilla releases Tactile, a growing virtual materials library of beautiful and realistic 3D materials. It offers five stunning collections, entitled Clay Fine, Clay Rough, Clay Sculpting, Clay Doh, and Unfinished Wood.

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Chaos Connects V-Ray 6 for SketchUp and Rhino to Enscape

Photorealism Renderers now support popular Real-Time Architectural Visualization tool Enscape—smooth transfers between Architects and Specialists.

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Matterport introduces Matterport Pro3 camera

Matterport introduces its all-new Matterport Pro3 camera, together with major updates to its digital twin platform. The Matterport Pro3 Camera is the one of the world’s most advanced 3D capture devices.

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AKULAR releases AKULAR TWIN

AKULAR has just announced the release of AKULAR TWIN, a lightweight mobile application built upon Bentley Systems iTwin platform.

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ToolTalk: Taking a look at TurboCAD 2022 latest features

TurboCAD® 2022 is the latest release of IMSI’s comprehensive professional 2D/3D CAD software for MS Windows. It includes hundreds of drawing tools, 3D modeling tools, photorealistic rendering, and extensive file importing and exporting support.

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Enscape 3.4 Now Released

This latest version offers architects and designers many innovative feature updates. Enscape is not a standalone application. It plugs into your existing modeling software, giving you an integrated design and visualization workflow across all project phases.

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Chaos releases V-Ray 6 for 3ds Max 

Chaos releases V-Ray 6 for 3ds Max, a major upgrade to its all-in-one photorealistic rendering software. Artists can use powerful new world-building and workflow tools. New features include an Object Scattering Tool, Procedural Clouds and memory-efficient geometric tiling. V-Ray 6 for 3ds Max also introduces a cloud collaboration tool to speed up reviews and approvals.

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Nemetschek joins the Metaverse Standards Forum

Nemetschek announced 12 July 2022 that it has become a founding member of the Metaverse Standards Forum. This is a newly established governing body that aims to foster agreement on requirements and priorities for metaverse interoperability standards. Prior to joining the Metaverse Standards Forum, Nemetschek’s Maxon brand had already embraced exchange file formats and bridges to other software.

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NZDF (New Zealand Defence Force) buys BISim’s VBS4

BISim (Bohemia Interactive Simulations) announced a deal with the The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) to purchase BISim’s simulation VBS4 software. The NZDF plans to use it for its tactical command and control training program.

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Surface imperfections added to Maxon Capsules

Maxon’s new Surface Imperfections collection offers new textures, designed to bring photorealism to artists’ renderings by adding minor pseudorandom imperfections to the surfaces of 3D objects.

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Leading Companies, Standards Orgs Unite on Open Metaverse

Metaverse standards are coming to life with the new Metaverse Standards Forum driving industry-wide cooperation on metaverse interoperability.

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Light Falloff is new in Rhino 7

Rhino 7 Updates add new Light Falloff settings to add real world realism to raytraced visual imagery within the popular modeling software.

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Chaos Corona 8 for 3ds Max and Cinema 4D released

Chaos Czech’s Chaos Corona 8 for 3ds Max and Cinema 4D were released 13 April  2022, in the first-ever simultaneous update to both products.

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BISim releases Mantle ETM—Enterprise Terrain Management

BISim releases Mantle ETM – a customized terrain pipeline for mission rehearsal, visualization, and terrain analysis.

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Varjo Launches Reality Cloud VR/XR Software Platform

Varjo Reality Cloud has arrived. The industrial-grade VR/XR headset leader has delivered its ground-breaking meteverse-ready technology to the world.

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BISim latest desktop training software released

BISim releases latest desktop training software, with improvements in performance and user experience as well as some new features.

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NVIDIA GTC22: Fireside Chat Featuring Graphisoft CEO Huw Roberts and NVIDIA VP Bob Pette

NVIDIA GTC22 Fireside chat will delve into how visualization helps create great architecture using NVIDIA Omniverse and more…

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Lumion version 12.3—Free Update Advances Visualization

Lumion 12.3 is a free update to the popular innovative real-time visualization software for architecture and related industries.

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Luxion Releases KeyShot 11

KeyShot 11 is a pivotal release that expands Luxion’s continued advancements with users to solve their most pressing product development needs in the areas of material design, information management, motion, automation, and presentation.

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Amazing Mercedes-AMG F1 Animation—Boasts AMD Radeon Pro and Blender Technologies

BIender Cycles and Radeon Pro W6800 GPUs behind stunning Mercedes-AMG F1 race car animation by animation studio The Pixelary.

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Product Review: AMD Radeon Pro W6400 GPU for Workstations

AMD’s new Radeon Pro W6400 brings strong economic value and performance to the entry-level and SFF workstation market, plus real-time raytracing!

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Chaos and Enscape Merge—Backed by Venture Capital Groups

The joining of Chaos and Enscape will form a visualization powerhouse spanning multiple industries from AEC, VFX, to product verticals.

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Maxon Announces Plans to Acquire Pixologic

ZBrush from Pixologic looks to join the growing Maxon family of 3D tools for artists in film, broadcast, games and animation.

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Maxon and OTOY Partner—Bring Redshift Support to OTOY’s Render Network

OTOY and its Render Network to offer Redshift Render in the first half of 2022 — Maxon partnership will add Cinema 4D as well.

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Chaos Expands V-Ray 5 for Rhino and SketchUp

V-Ray 5 update 2 for Rhino and SketchUp bring big improvements to V-Ray Vision and new live link to Chaos Vantage, and a lot more.

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AMD’s RDNA 2 Architecture—Behind the Radeon Pro W6600’s Stellar Performance

AMD hardware-accelerated raytracing is core to AMD RDNA 2 architecture, boosting both offline and adding real-time rendering to the mix.

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AU21: Autodesk Plans Cloud-Based Production Ecosystem for Media & Entertainment

Autodesk Forge is the future for Autodesk’s Media & Entertainment industry products where the pandemic hyper-accelerated cloud workflows.

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Product Review: AMD Radeon Pro W6600 GPU for Workstations

Architosh gives the new AMD Radeon Pro W6600 a good spin and both benchmarks and real-app tests show clear leadership in its workstation GPU class.

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Viewpoint: The Exciting Future of Engineering Graphics

3D technologies and their development and present future offer CAD-based industries exciting changes for the future of work in MCAD and AEC.

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AMD New Plugins for ‘Radeon ProRender’ Rendering Engine

AMD updates Radeon ProRender plugins for more applications including Blender and with support for Pixar USD format.

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What’s New — Corona Render 7 for Autodesk 3ds Max

Conona Renderer 7 for 3ds Max boasts 35 Presents, an upgraded Sky Model and key performance boosts for faster renders.

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INSIDER: Remote Work Has A New Partner in Varjo’s VR-3 and XR-3 Headsets

Varjo and its VR and XR headsets are already in a class by themselves—the pandemic drove their use up and now Reality Cloud comes next!

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Varjo Unveils Reality Cloud—Groundbreaking Virtual Teleportation

Varjo intros Reality Cloud platform for capturing and sharing our reality for a true-to-life metaverse for creative industries.

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The Wild is Changing the Realities of Work—The Pandemic Just Helped

Some AEC pros didn’t see the value of VR workflows until the pandemic hit. Now VR workflows may contribute to how work changes for the good in the future of AEC.

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Maxon’s new Cinema 4D Release 24 (S24)—What’s New

Cinema 4D Release 24 (S24) offers numerous improvements designed to help streamline workflows for professional 3D artists.

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Maxon First 2021 3D & Motion Show—Live Wednesday

Cinema 4D will be the main star in Maxon’s first 2021 3D and Motion Design show going live Wednesday. Virtual show is free for all.

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The Wild Acquires IrisVR Prospect—Unifies Top VR-AR Tools

The Wild has acquired the award-winning IrisVR Prospect VR solution for AEC and related industry professionals, merging into one company.

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Theia Interactive Taps 3D Veteran Nimrod Friedmann

Theia Interactive has hired veteran 3D content produce Nimrod Friedmann. He will help expand product line globally.

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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 brings real-time to V-Ray 5 for Rhino

V-Ray 5 for Rhino now released, offers 3D artists, visualization pros, and architects new real-time visualization with V-Ray Vision.

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Chaos Group—Real-Time Rendering Comes to V-Ray 5 for SketchUp

V-Ray 5 for SketchUp, with its light-weight game engine V-Ray Vision, offers creatives real-time photorealistic rendering inside SketchUp.

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Enscape 2.9—New Video Textures, Custom Assets and More

A milestone release from the German visualization company, Enscape 2.9 features stunning new video texture support, new assets, and more BIM program integrations.

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Enscape releases version 2.9 with Vectorworks 2021 Integration

Enscape 2.9 now supports Vectorworks 2021 integration, allowing design professionals to integrate real-time immersive workflows.

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Lenovo Now Reseller of Varjo VR/MR Headsets

Lenovo and Varjo team up deepening their collaborations — with Lenovo becoming a Varjo reseller and offering more workstations with VR/MR support clarified.

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NVIDIA announces Omniverse Open Beta — global real-time collaboration

Nvidia Omniverse opens up to everyone in Open Beta program after a yearlong Early Access success with partners like Foster + Partners.

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Maxon Announces Cinema 4D Release 23

Cinema 4D R23 is Maxon’s flagship produce — offers enhancements to animation, character and UV workflows, and Magic Bullet Looks integration.

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Khronos launches OpenXR 1.0 Adopters Program

OpenXR 1.0 takes off with multiple implementations from Microsoft and Oculus, with new advanced cross-vendor hand and eye tracking extensions and more!

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CGarchitect Launches AI Exposure Engine to Get Archviz Artists More Work

Through a proprietary mix of AI, gamification and 50 distinct metrics, artists and studios will now be able to track the most positive/inspiring members of the community through an evolving score.

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Epic Games Unveils First Look at Unreal Engine 5

Along with next-gen tools, Epic announces a $1 million royalty exemption for Unreal Engine game developers and launches Epic Online Services for all game developers.

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Maxon Announces Cinema 4D Release 22 (S22)

Subscription-Only Release Offers Improved UV Workflows and Viewport Performance.

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Luxion Releases KeyShot 9.1 and KeyShot for SOLIDWORKS

Luxion introduces KeyShot 9.1 and KeyShot SOLIDWORKS with new Unwrap UV feature.

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XTAL Professional VR Headset—As Shown at CES

New VR headset features unbeatable 8K resolution and unique VirtualLink capable implementation.

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Event News: RTC 2020—Inaugural RealTime Conference to Launch in April

Created by veterans from FMX, Weta, DreamWorks, THX, Dassault Systèmes, TellTale Games, the new Real Time Conference promises to put the right focus on how industries are changing due to real-time tech.

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Autodesk’s new Arnold 6 offers production rendering on both CPU and GPU

From look development to final frame rendering, Arnold 6 with Arnold GPU simplifies how artists and studios create and iterate content, giving them the speed and flexibility to adapt to a fast-paced working environment and scale rendering capacity to accommodate the ebbs and flows of production.

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New FLW Fallingwater Twinmotion Tutorials Available

New online training tutorials take users through the steps of creating FLW’s famous Fallingwater house inside Twinmotion for a comprehensive introduction of the popular interactive-renderer.

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