Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Foundry MARI 1.3v2 introduces NUKEMARI Bridge!


The Foundry
builds a bridge between NUKE Compositing and MARI Paint

MARI 1.3v2 delivers a focused workflow to provide NUKE artists with MARI's dedicated 3D paint tools, making digital environment and projection work more efficient and final composited scenes more believable.

What is it?

NUKE <> MARI bridge allows compositing artists to directly address common and time-consuming challenges faced when using 3D projection techniques to build digital environments:

  • Manage reference photography and paint seamless 3D projections.

  • Easily fix warping and stretching artifacts.

  • In-paint holes and occluded areas, often exposed from adjusted camera views.

  • Remove unwanted markers and scene objects.

  • Build invisible set-extensions.


Simple to setup, quick and easy to use - models, projections and images are sent from NUKE to MARI and back in a single step, or over a network when artists need to collaborate, share skills or save time.

Seamless results, intuitive painting.

Follow the link for detailed information

http://vimeo.com/22989271

Vicon Boujou now available for Mac

Emmy Award-Winning Matchmoving software that enables you to add computer generated effects seamlessly into your film or video footage.

Building on its industry leading automatic toolset boujou software, boujou 5 allows you to solve complex shots even faster and to step in and work directly with the data. boujou 5 has a unique way of solving which radically accelerates the way you work, you can now solve even more shots in less time.

boujou 5 takes the headache out of matchmoving. Two clicks and the majority of your shots can be matchmoved automatically. No manual tracking required, saving you time and resources.

boujou 5 Features

boujou 5.0.2 is now available to existing customers for download here
URL: boujou_5_release
Password: handel

New Automatic Sequential Solver
Previous versions of boujou took the entire shot into account before delivering a solve. boujou 5 looks at a single frame at a time, enabling the user to intervene as needed and making the entire process significantly faster.

Fully Functional Graph Editor
The Graph Editor enables the user to manually tweak the camera data and, if necessary, resolve. boujou 5 also provides the ability to lock valid sections of solve data or sections known to be correct. Those sections can then be used to improve other areas.

Reference Frames
The Reference Frames feature enables users to import still images taken with any camera and use them to assist in a solve.

New Target Tracker
The Pattern Matching Tracker in boujou has been completely rewritten so it provides a faster workflow. Target Tracking now can specify a pattern on a single frame as well as tracking multiple patterns simultaneously.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The Foundry Summer Sale - Extended

There's never been a better time to get NUKEX with our unbeatable Summer offers...



  • Have you been eyeing up all the extra tools in NUKEX?

  • Do you already have NUKE, but really need NUKEX?

  • Do you do a lot of projection work and really want to add MARI's paint tools to your arsenal?


If you answered yes to any of the above, we have a great NUKEX summer offer for you.

OFFERS OUTLINED BELOW END 31ST AUGUST 2011 Extended until September 30th.







Monday, June 27, 2011

AJA Software update supporting Adobe CS5.5 Now Available!

AJA is pleased to announce software and driver updates for the KONA(3G) and Io Express supporting Adobe CS5.5 both windows and Mac.

AJA Windows KONA and Io Express version 5.5

KONA and Io Express version 5.5 for the Windows adds support for Adobe Premiere CS5.5, After Effects CS5.5 and Adobe Photoshop CS5.1, with significantly improved performance for the Adobe Mercury Engine in Premiere Pro CS5.5.

AJA Mac Plug-ins for Adobe for KONA and Io Express version 9.0.1

AJA Mac Plug-ins for Adobe version 9.0.1 for KONA and Io Express are now available, adding support for Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.5, Adobe After Effects CS5.5 and Adobe Photoshop CS5.1, with significantly improved performance for the Adobe Mercury Engine in Premiere Pro CS5.5.

You can find the new AJA Mac and Windows software, plug-ins, and release notes at:
http://www.aja.com/support/index.php

Reprogramming your New or Existing V-Ray Dongle

The V-Ray licensing system is not an automated setup.

There are some steps required to obtain your license,  before V-Ray can render out those beautiful images.

You should have already received your Chaos Group account login information and hardware lock (Dongle) from your Motion Media account representative.
Download your V-Ray version for either 3ds Max, or  Maya.
Install the software and also the WibuKey drivers.
Right then lets head over to the V-Ray licensing video for the complete steps.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiMDvsKutP0

Once complete you will receive a file with the extension *.RTU within 24 hours.
Unzip the *.RTU file to your desktop.

Close the V-Ray licensing service,  if it is running. You can do this either by right-clicking
the V-Ray license service icon in the Task Bar and selecting Exit,  or if it is running as a
service - from the Control panel > Administrative tools > Services applet.
Double click the *.RTU file to reprogram the V-Ray dongle, and restart the V-Ray service.

Ready set Render!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Luxology Modo Summer training special


Until August 30th Luxology are offering all of the Modo downloadable training videos at 50% off.




modo Training Videos


 

Learn modo with innovative projects


 

Learning modo with the included on-line documentation is really just a starting point. Luxology has brought together a diverse collection of learning materials in video form that modo users can work with individually or in a classroom setting. These videos are step-by-step screen capture movies of carefully designed projects to help you learn to use modo for a specific industry or for specific result. Relevant content is included. It’s like having a modo instructor helping you achieve the results you want. Save 50% on selected Training Videos between now and August 30th.


 

Get started with modo 501 and the training videos at the Motion Media online Shop.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Autodesk SIGGRAPH 2011 VANCOUVER free guest expo passes

SIGGRAPH is around the corner with 46 days left until it begins.

Autodesk is kind enough to offer free expo passes to the event!

Send an email or contact your Motion Media account Representative to get your free Exhibits pass  Code.

We at Motion Media are excited about SIGGRAPH 2011 and  can’t wait see everyone at the show in Vancouver!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

AJA Mac Product Updates for FCPX and FCP7 -KONA X beta driver

AJA is providing KONA X beta driver software and workflow advice for users adopting the new Final Cut Pro X from Apple. In addition, for users staying with Final Cut Pro 7,  AJA is also releasing new KONA, Io Express & Io HD 9.0.1 software for Mac with increased functionality.

Final Cut Pro X and AJA

Final Cut Pro X is the latest update for Apple's popular non-linear editing software. It features a new user interface and boasts new, exciting features for editors. However, the way editors interact with third party tools, like the AJA KONA cards, is different from previous versions of Final Cut Pro. AJA has prepared a document that explains how editors can use AJA products with the latest version of Final Cut Pro.

You can download the document here:
http://www.aja.com/pdf/FCP_X_and_AJA.pdf

KONA X Beta drivers are available for KONA users running Final Cut Pro X with KONA 3G, KONA 3 or KONA LHi. Users running Final Cut Pro 7 should use AJA KONA version 9.0.1 drivers. Before installing KONA X Beta software, ensure you thoroughly read the PDF mentioned above.

In addition to KONA X Beta drivers, AJA has also posted VTR Xchange 5.

This release is recommended for use with Final Cut Pro X and is also backward compatible with Final Cut Pro 7. New VTR Xchange features include batch capture and more advanced clip naming.

Version 9.0.1 Software for Io Express, Io HD, and KONA

Now available for download, software version 9.0.1 for KONA, Io Express and Io HD brings a whole new Control Panel layout with improved navigation!

In addition, there are a number of improvements and fixes for each product. Please read the release notes for more information.

Download KONA X Beta driver and KONA version 9.0.1 here:
http://www.aja.com/support/index.php

Monday, June 20, 2011

Matrox Releases New features for MXO2 Devices

New features  announced at NAB are included in releases 5.5 for PC and 2.2.3 for Mac which are now available for the Matrox MXO2 Family and CompressHD. Highlights of the new releases include support for Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium, capture support for Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder, and presets for new H.264 encoding parameters in Adobe Media Encoder.

More detailed information and Download for the new Matrox software release can be found on the Matrox support section.
Download release 5.5 for PC and 2.2.3 for Mac

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Foundry NUKE 6.3v1b20 Beta is now available

The Foundry have released another Nuke Beta Version 6.3v1b20.

NUKE 6.3v1 Release Notes

Important Notes:

It is available to customers with an existing Nuke license key and valid maintenance.

Be aware that this is a beta build, some features are not yet fully implemented, and its performance cannot be relied upon in a production environment.

Follow the link for complete details, introduction videos and download information for this Beta Release.

Don't have a seat of Nuke?

You can purchase Nuke at the Motion Media online shop.

Nuke(X) evaluations are available for 30 Days.

Contact an Account Associate at Motion Media for more details.

Ph: 310. 450-4000

Friday, June 3, 2011

Autodesk Maya 2012 Hot Fix 2

Autodesk Maya 2012 Hotfix 2 includes several important fixes, refer to the readme for more information.


English Readme PDF.

Important notes:

  • For installation on Mac OS X, if you have newer components on your machine (such as QuickTime or DMM), a warning message may appear at the end of installation indicating a failure. This message indicates a component failure, not a failure of the Maya installation.

  • Every hotfix is cumulative; it contains the fixes from the hotfix(es) that preceded it. For example, Hotfix #2 includes the fixes released in Hotfix #1, therefore you do not need to download and install both hotfixes.


These new updates are now patches and not full downloads as before. You do not and should not Remove your installation of Maya 2012