Monday, February 28, 2011

Autodesk at GDC 2011

The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is  here!

GDC will be held at the Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA from February 28th thru March 4th 2011.

Autodesk will be attending the show floor at GDC and have posted their Theater schedule .

View the Autodesk GDC 2011 theater schedule

If you can't make it the show floor, Autodesk will also be streaming their theatre online.

Autodesk GDC information and online theater

Game Developers Conference

Autodesk Game developers tools

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Luxology Releases modo 501 SP1

Luxology Modo 501

modo 501 Service Pack 1 (SP1) is now available as a free download from Luxology.

The SP1 release is mainly of benefit to those using modo 501 in 64-bit mode on Mac OS X, but there are targeted small improvements/fixes for all modo users as detailed here.  Luxology recommends that you use modo 501 SP1 going forward.

modo 501 users can get the new release by accessing the Check for Updates option in the Help menu of modo 501. Or simply sign into your Account and access the new modo 501 update in the Registered Products section.

You may purchase modo at our online store or give us a call!
Motion Media: 310. 450-4000

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Foundry Ships Ocula 2.2!

OCULA 2.2 has been released by The Foundry.

OCULA is a unique collection of plug-in tools that solve common problems with stereoscopic imagery, boost productivity in post production, and ultimately help to deliver a more rewarding stereoscopic viewing experience.

OCULA 2.2 addresses stability issues and sees many workflow improvements particularly to O_Solver and O_Vertical Aligner.  Overall, it is markedly more user friendly.

OCULA 2.2 is a free upgrade to all existing Ocula customers!

Eligible Customers will require a new OCULA 2.2 license key.

Contact your Motion Media Account Representative to get your New License Key.

To get more information on OCULA 2.2 and release notes click here.

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You may update your Stereoscopic pipeline with a Purchase of Ocula here.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Foundry KATANA White Paper

The Foundry has released an Online KATANA White Paper to get to the detailed information click the image or White Paper link above .

KATANA is a 3D application specifically designed for the needs of look development and lighting in an asset based pipeline. It has been in development since 2004 at Sony Pictures Imageworks and has been their core tool for look development and lighting for all their productions since 'SpiderMan 3', 'Beouwulf' and 'Surfs Up!'.

1.2 Who is this document for?

This aim of this document is to give a technical perspective of KATANA: to provide an understanding of the KATANA's core concepts and how it addresses many of the problems found in 3D animation and visual effects pipelines.

It is aimed at:

  • Pipeline designers and integrators.

  • Technical Directors and Lighters.

  • Plugin developers.

  • Developers of renderers who may want to integrate new renderers into KATANA.

The Foundry and Sony Pictures Imageworks are now working together under a technology sharing agreement to continue the development of KATANA, release it as a product for general use, and make use of KATANA technology in other The Foundry products.

Katana has not been released yet, but The Foundry has a host of other products to help you in y0ur VFX production pipeline.  Click Here to see the available tools.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Sneak Peek at XBR Graphics in action

Shane Griffith Product Manager for 3ds Max & 3ds Max Design of Autodesk, Inc.
Gives us a Sneak Peek of the XBR Graphics in action within 3ds Max.

Head on over to Shane's blog at the link to watch all the videos and more information here.

Looking for a seat of 3ds Max? You can  Click Here to Purchase.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Maya Viewport Technology Preview

Maya 2011

Cory Mogk has a posting and video on his blog at the Autodesk Area with a Maya Viewport Tech Preview.

This video is a technology preview. Autodesk wishes to caution you that this preview reflects technology research, and that actual events or results could differ materially from the preview. Also, this preview is not intended to be a promise or guarantee of future delivery of products, services or features but merely reflects technology research, which may change. Purchasing decisions should not be made based upon reliance on this preview. Autodesk does not assume any obligation to update any statements we make to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date of this technology preview.

Head on over to his blog at the link to watch the video here.

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