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Substance Painter User-Interface—Updated With Help From Users

Substance Painter’s new UI aims to simplify the 3D digital painting experience for its users and the program offers 15 major improvements.

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VR-AR Plans Inching Closer?—Apple Engineers Host AR-VR Sessions at May Event

Following the Vrvana headset acquisition late last year, Apple engineers at upcoming Display Week event in May point to evolving Apple AR-VR product plans.

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Here Come The Game Engines—Open Beta of Unreal Studio Announced for Pro App Market

Game engines are on the cusp of a major invasion of the professional apps market—with leading 3D professional tools now looking at Unreal integrations.

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Chaos Group Initiates ‘Total Chaos’ — Two-Day Event for 3D Artists and Developers

Chaos Group’s user event in Bulgaria looks to bring world-class expertise in high-end design visualization this summer, offering attendees numerous changes to learn V-Ray from the best.

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Tidbits: 3D and CAD News: Bricsys and CADprofi, Nvidia, and Chaos Group News

Major industry events news includes Nvidia’s GTC and Chaos Group’s “Total Chaos” event. We also note CADprofi updates.

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Luxion Announces KeyShot for SOLIDWORKS

Luxion advances KeyShot for SOLIDWORKS add-in software to accelerate product design and engineering workflows.

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Gaming Tech Takes Over—SPACIALISTS Touts Its Unreal Engine Viz Pipeline

As game engines continue to evolve as full-fledged complete 3D development environments, their ability to simplify complex development challenges across platforms means more professional 3D pros will begin to take advantage of them.

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Autodesk Hosting ‘Design Night: Imaginary Worlds’ at The Autodesk Gallery

Come join Autodesk at The Autodesk Gallery for Design Night: Imaginary Worlds and learn about the sophisticated visual effects for hit TV show Stranger Things.

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Neoscape Visualizes Revitalized Shanghai Waterfront in Futuristic 4K Video

John Portman & Associates’s Shanghai urban renewal project shines spectacularly in new Neoscape futuristic 4K video.

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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.

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New Tools for Presentations in Prospect Pro by IrisVR

irisVR’s adds new presentation tools for Prospect Pro.

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Varjo Ships Alpha Prototypes—Working Closely with AMD and Nvidia

Unveiling its Bionic Display technology, capable of human-eye resolution and vision of its future headset at Slush, Varjo has gone from idea to functional prototype in just 15 months of operations.

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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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Fall Update to Substance Designer Brings 16 New Features

Allegorithmic’s fall software update to Substance Designer gains 16 new features and improvements—first chance to author in AxF format.

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Flying Through DEVELOP 3D LIVE 2017 Boston—The Event

A quick peek at what was going on in Boston this week—DEVELOP 3D LIVE Boston at Boston University.

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Allegorithmic’s “Materialize” Contest Challenges Artists To Flex Their Material Skills

Visual artists can win thousands of dollars worth of prizes from contest sponsors like Nvidia, X-Rite, HP and ArtStation.

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CL3VER Stuns—Bold New Platform for 3D and Interactivity

CL3VER has announced an all-new cloud-based rendering and collaboration platform for AEC professionals and product designers. New plugins bring desktop-based power and offer one-button publishing to CL3VER distributed projects.

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Allegorithmic Releases Update to Substance Painter

Simple export to Project Felix enhances 3D material workflow for artists and graphic designers—plus five additional tools and updates now available.

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Abvent’s Twinmotion 2018—Is BATIMAT Innovation Award Winner

Twinmotion 2018 garners award in the area of innovation. The new interactive renderer is one of the latest innovations from Abvent of France.

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New Content Pack for KeyShot 7—Foretells of Larger Role for KeyShot Cloud

Luxion announces new content pack for KeyShot 7—partners with Poliigon and Aversis.

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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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SIG: Luxion Releases KeyShot 7—Intros Real-Time VR Support

Luxion intros the new KeyShot 7 in Los Angeles this week at SIGGRAPH 2017. There are five major top new features including Studios.

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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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Chaos Group Introduces GPU+CPU Hybrid Rendering in V-Ray 3.6 for 3ds Max

Major update includes improved compositing output and support for 3ds Max 2018.

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Axalta Unveils Color Configurator Powered by Luxion’s KeyShot Renderer

Axalta Customer Experience Center gains new technology for color powered by Luxion’s rendering technology, famously found in the award-winning KeyShot app.

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KeyShot Rendering and Animation Software Supports X-Rite’s Appearance Exchange Format

Luxion’s popular rendering software KeyShot gains new cutting edge digital material appearance system support from X-rite.

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Abvent News: Dot-Point Update to Artlantis 6.5, Plus Artlantis Webinars

Abvent news includes a pair of free webinars and a dot point release to Artlantis that squashes some bugs.

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The Most Anticipated VR/AR Event Is Nearly Here

With VR and AR getting even bigger, expect these types of events to raise even more awareness, urgency, and excitement!

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Substance Source Reaches 1,000 Materials with New Photorealistic Textile Collection

150 new textile options for clothing, sportswear and home furnishings allow for complex customization with photorealistic results.

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V-Ray 3 Arrives for McNeel’s Rhino Modeler—Adds V-Ray Swarm and More

The new easy to use V-Ray 3.0 has arrived on the Rhino 3D modeler application, giving powerful photorealistic rendering workflows to users of one of the most popular modeler apps.

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Formerly Autodesk LIVE—Revit Live 1.7 Intros This Week

Autodesk renames product to Autodesk Revit Live—introduces new features to enhance interactive 3D experience design software offering for Revit users.

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Chaos Group’s New V-Ray 3.5 for 3ds Max—7x Faster Rendering and Adaptive Lighting

V-Ray 3.5 for 3ds Max is the very latest release of Chaos Group’s famed industry-leading renderer—now with Adaptive Lights algorithm.

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Allegorithmic Releases New Substance Designer 6—Material Authoring Tool

Substance Designer 6 comes with new filters dedicated to scan processing to help 3D artists build a complete workflow of ready-to-use, clean tiling materials adaptable to photogrammetry.

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Product Review: Strata 3D CX 8.1

Does Strata 3D still have a place in the highly competitive 3D software market? In this product review we take a look at Strata’s current shipping version and all the technology it packs in an under $1000 USD punch—including the stunning visual results one can achieve with this stalwart 3d package.

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ToolTalk: Allegorithmic’s New Substance Designer 5.6

Substance Designer 5.6 offers new sets of filters useful for working with image scans in particular as well as existing image textures.

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Tidbits: Vectorworks People Props, Greyscalegorilla Sale and More…

CAD and 3D News: We have tidbit on people props by John Helm for Vectorworks versions 2014 – 2016 for sale; plus a tidbit on Greyscalegorilla’s many new offerings and holiday time sales; and finally news of the latest Dosch product on HDRI factory settings.

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AU 2016: Luxions Releases New Plugins for Autodesk Products

Leading real-time raytracing developer has released new KeyShot plugins for Autodesk Fusion 360, Revit 2017, 3ds Max 2017, and Maya 2017.

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Mac 3D News: formZ and Strata 3D—Special Fall Offers

Strata and formZ offering excellent discounts specials this fall.

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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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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: Maxon Announces New CINEMA 4D Release 18 for Mac and Windows

Maxon announces new Cinema 4D R18 during SIGGRAPH week. You can now do non-destructive destructions using new technology, plus cool interactive knife tools for modeling and a whole lot more.

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Chaos Group releases new V-RAY for MODO for Mac and Windows

Chaos Group continues its push in getting V-Ray into as many hands as possible as V-Ray for MODO is released for both Mac and Windows – based artists.

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MAXON Turns 30 Tomorrow—Get 30 Percent Off Cinema 4D

Maxon of Germany turns 30 years old tomorrow and is celebrating by offering a big discount for 24 hours only on their products like Cinema 4D.

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Luxion brings Sorensen leather materials to KeyShot

With the release of KeyShot 5, Luxion continues to simplify the product development process, from concept design to sales and marketing. The exclusive partnership that brings Sorensen Leather to KeyShot Cloud allows users now to have direct access to Sorensen Leather materials via KeyShot Cloud.

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NAB: Autodesk acquires the Arnold Renderer and its development team

Autodesk announces its acquisition of Solid Angle, the makers of the Arnold Renderer, at NAB 2016 this week. This is the first major advanced renderer Autodesk owns in-house but the company has already committed to an “open renderer policy” and even third-party products will be robustly supported and that may become a new business segment for the company.

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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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Vectorworks, Inc., Announces Graphical Scripting Webinar Series for Marionette

While Vectorworks, Inc., was first to the Mac market with a visual, algorithmic modeling and programming application in the latest Vectorworks 2016 with Marionette technology, McNeel & Associates has quietly released its Grasshopper alpha for Mac. With a head-start on the popular competition, the company aims to draw big attention to Marionette for everyone.

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Vectorworks, Inc. acquires ESP Vision to enhance Design and Visualization workflows

Vectorworks, Inc., has made a line-extension acquisition for Vectorworks Spotlight, swooping up ESP Vision and its Vision Pro lighting design and pre-visualization software for PC and Mac.

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Bentley Systems acquires 3D nature software maker e-on Software

In a bit of a surprise but in a logical move, Bentley Systems has acquired 3D software maker e-on software of France, the makers of the popular VUE line of 3D natural scenery generating tools, plus PlantFactory and its new-ish and quite strong LumenRT for design professionals like architects and engineers.

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SIG: Final Complete Siggraph 2015 Event Photos & Notes

Our complete Siggraph 2015 gallery, compliments of Akiko Ashley who covered the show in detail in an earlier report.

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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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SIGGRAPH 2015: OTOY improves economies of scale, speed and cost with powerful next-generation production pipelines

World’s first room-sized light field rendering in VR, live 360-degree avatar scanning for VR, 16K video production and playback, and first hands-on preview of OctaneRender 3 showcase the power of new production pipelines.

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SIG: Mac 3D Exhibitor Preview List for SIGGRAPH 2015

Architosh will be covering the big SIGGRAPH 2015 conference and exhibition in Los Angeles which started this weekend with the exhibition starting in a couple of days.

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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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Mac 3D News: The Foundry kicks off with a new majority owner

The Foundry, a leading provider of award-winning creative software, announced a majority investment from HgCapital, one of the UK’s most prestigious private equity firms.

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Strata announces Strata Design 3D CX 8 for Mac

Strata releases new upgrade to 3D modeling and animation software for Mac—now 64 bit and a whole lot more.

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PipelineFX’s Qube! releases Autodesk VRED job type

Autodesk’s VRED rendering and presentation solution for the automotive and related industry is now supported by PipelineFX’s leading render farm application Qube!—providing enhanced functionality for both types of users specifically working in the auto design industry.

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Lightworks announces new partnership agreement with Siemens PLM Software

Lightworks, a world leading rendering software technology kit provider, signs agreement with Germany’s Siemens PLM Software, the makers of the famous NX MCAD software.

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