Tuesday, August 31, 2010

3D Capture and Playback for DeckLink HD Extreme 3D

Blackmagic Design has released a new software update for Media Express which brings 3D Capture and Playback support to the DeckLink HD Extreme 3D.

In this release is the DeckLink version 7.8 and Media Express version 2.2 software.  These releases include full 3D capture and playback support for HD Extreme 3D with Media Express. Our 3D support includes dual stream SDI capture and playback as well as a muxed HDMI output for monitoring in side by side, line by line, top and bottom or left eye/right eye 3D formats.

There are also new updates for Multibridge and Intensity. These updates include some performance improvements for CS5 with DVCPRO and P2 formats as well as some minor bug fixes.

The updates can be downloaded here.

In addition, the DeckLink manual has also been updated with information needed for 3D capture and playback support.  You’ll find the revised manual here:

Thursday, August 26, 2010

AJA Ki Pro Version 2.0 Firmware Release

AJA Ki Pro version 2.0 firmware is now available as a free download from AJA’s website! New features in this release include:
  • 8-channel embedded audio support
  • Multi-unit Gang recording via the web UI
  • Custom Clip Naming
  • RS-422 support
Download Ki Pro version 2.0 here. This release is recommended for all Ki Pro users. A detailed Release Notes is included with the installer and is also available here. It is highly recommended to read this thoroughly as it contains important installation and operational information. The Ki Pro user manual has also been updated with the new features and workflows and is included with the installer, and is also available here.

Autodesk Maya 2011 License Manager install on Mac OSX - quick steps

Here are some simple instructions to get the Autodesk License Manager for Maya 2011 network version installed on OSX.  It has a couple of nice tips versus what's in the documentation.

1. Buy Maya 2011 from Motion Media.  :)

2. Provide your machine name and MAC address to either your Motion Media sales rep or directly to Autodesk, in order to obtain a network license file.  Tip: End-users have access to get this directly online, 24/7. 

3. Download the server tools (Autodesk License Manager) and run the install:


Funny Video VFX Guy vs Producer

Saw this funny video about a clueless producer trying to hire a vfx artist for a "low budget" film. Pretty funny.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

V-Ray RT for Autodesk Maya Beta Program

Chaosgroup announced V-Ray RT for Autodesk Maya

V-Ray RT for Autodesk Maya is now available for download and ready to be tested by all current V-Ray for Maya users.  Be among the first beta testers to experience the possibilities of this awaited rendering solution.

Join the V-Ray RT for Maya BETA Program

* You must be a current V-Ray for Autodesk Maya user and registered at the Chaos Group website

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Digital Tutors Mudbox 2011 Essentials Learning Videos - Free

Digital-Tutors Online Training Library

Digital Tutors introduces new users to the features of Autodesk® Mudbox 2011 and takes them through the steps of creating a model from the initial sculpting and texturing, to painting, lighting and exporting to animation software.

These videos are a great resource for anyone starting with Mudbox 2011!

Link: Free Mudbox 2011 Essentials Learning Videos by Digital Tutors!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Matrox Axio and RT.X2 5.0 CS5 Beta Release

The Matrox Axio and RT.X2 5.0 beta releases for use with Adobe CS5 will be available later today on our user forums. We are in the process of finalizing these drivers for release in October 2010, but would like to offer them to users in the meantime. The attached documents explain the details of these releases.

To download the new beta drivers visit our user forums:

Matrox RT.X2 User Forum
Matrox Axio User Forum

Monday, August 9, 2010

Zbrush 4.0 for Mac and Windows Now Available

ZBrush 4.0 has been released by Pixologic for both the Mac and PC as of today.  All customers who have purchased previous versions of ZBrush are eligible for a free upgrade and should be receiving an email directly from Pixologic.  If you don't receive yours, you can call us at 310-450-4000 and we'll get your ZBrush 4.0 license for you.

If you are a new ZBrush user, as of right now, your purchase is available as a download only, and boxes will be shipped at yet undetermined later date.

Also being released is a special anniversary edition of Zbrush that comes in a special tin case (pictured). Details on that coming soon.

Choas Group releases Phoenix FD!

Chaos Group

Hot news about the latest product developed by Chaos Group: the fluid dynamics plug-in for 3ds Max Phoenix FD is officially released and available from today, 9th of August 2010.

For more information visit Chaos Group here