Monday, October 31, 2011

Export Projects from Cinema 4D Directly to After Effects with New Plugin

Maxon announced an all new, free plugin, that allows you to directly export from
After Effects into Cinema 4D R13, and back to After Effects. Read more for the
Download Link.

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Getting Started with V-Ray for 3ds Max

Anybody that owns V-Ray knows that the licensing process leaves much to be
desired, and is one of the more confusing processes out there with little
documentation that's easy to find. Well look no further, Motion Media has put
together a simple to follow, short video showing you everything you need to know
to install V-Ray and get up and running smoothly.

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Foundry Releases KATANA 1.0

Today leading visual effects software developer The
announces the release of KATANA 1.0.
In tandem with this release Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), a Lucasfilm Company,
has purchased a site
license of KATANA.

KATANA is a look development and lighting tool, replacing the conventional CG
pipeline with
a flexible recipe based asset workflow. KATANA is built from the [...]

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Very Cool Abstract Cinema 4D Animation

Maxon posted this video on their Facebook page today and I thought I'd pass it
on to you guys.  It's very well done and showcases the amazing stuff you can do
with Cinema 4D R13.  What's your favorite part?

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Retouching Tutorial with Mocha Pro

Imagineer posted a new tutorial on Retouching with the remove tool and clean
plates. This tutorial shows you how you can not only use the remove tool to take
away, but also to add to the shot. It was done by Martin Brennand of Imagineer,
let us know what you think.

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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Amazing Research Into Inserting Artificial Objects into Photographs

This is a very cool demo of a bit of software that is in R&D right now, that
allows users to light objects in a scene completely naturally. You can insert
an object into an existing image and it naturally takes on the light of the
scene. Someone needs to add this feature to their software soon! (ehemm,
Adobe!) What are your thoughts on the video? Cool or not impressed?

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

ZBrush Dinosaurs used for Discovery Show

Check out the ZBrush work in Dinosaur Revolution from the Discovery Channel.
Discovery Channel's Dinosaur Revolution showcases the work of the world's best
dinosaur illustrators and animators along with fossil research to show what the
life of dinosaurs was really like. The series features never-before-seen
behaviors of these amazing creatures.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

New Davinci Resolve 8.1 Software Update

Blackmagic has just released the Davinci Resolve 8.1 software update and it
comes with an extensive list of improvements and additions.  If you're a
Davinci user, you're definitely going to want to download this one.  You can
download the updated version here, and look after "read more" for the full list
of new features.

Here's what's new:

FCPX XML round trip support for:
Frame accurate cuts
Speed changed events
UltraStudio 3D support using ThunderBolt™
ACES Colorspace support
Shaper LUT support
Avid AAF export for simpliļ¬ed AMA round trip with handles

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Copa America Official Re-brand using Maya & Cinema 4D

Check out this really cool re-branding of the Copa America done by Superlativ.
Click to view more in progress videos to see how they made the cloth in Maya,
compositing in After Effects and more.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Adobe Photoshop Image Deblurring Sneak Peak

Adobe unveils a new potential feature of a future version of Photoshop at their
annual MAX event, Image Deblurring. Check out the video from the show.

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Matrox MC-100 Product Info Webinar

Matrox is having an MC-100 Product Webinar. Learn how you can use one
inexpensive device to monitor, distribute, switch, multiplex, and converge your
SDI video feeds within your environment.

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Monday, October 3, 2011

Getting Started with Smoke for Mac 2012

Our friends at Autodesk have done a great job of creating tutorials for just about everything you can think of in Smoke for Mac, so I thought I'd share their tutorial on getting started and installing Smoke on your mac.

If you don't already have Smoke for Mac, you can get it here - Autodesk Smoke for Mac 30 Day Trial