Friday, December 21, 2012

Pixologic announce the release of ZBrush 4R5!

ZBrush 4R5 continues to expand on creative freedom with new features for
sculpting, rendering and overall quality of life. These new features were
designed to let you be an artist first and foremost, giving you more freedom to
explore new ideas!

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/pixologic-announce-the-release-of-zbrush-4r5/

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

NextLimit RealFlow 2013 Technical Preview event

NextLimit held a RealFlow 2013 preview event in London on October 2012.

If you didn't make it across the pond for the event, you can catch the technical
preview below.


You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/nextlimit-realflow-2013-technical-preview-event/

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Foundry MARI 1.6 is now available

The Foundry have released MARI 1.6
The latest version of their production proven 3D digital paint tool, designed
from the ground up so artists can spend more time being creative and less time
managing technical issues.
MARI 1.6 brings AMD graphics card support, flowmap tools and more..

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/the-foundry-mari-1-6-is-now-available/

Monday, December 17, 2012

MAXON Certified Training Campus Goes Live!

MAXON Computer GmbH, a leading developer of 3D animation and visualization
software today announces its "Global Training Initiatives" program for certified
MAXON product training.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/maxon-certified-training-campus-goes-live/

Friday, December 14, 2012

3ds Max Teague Scene Checker Script for V-Ray - by Colin Senner

Colin Senner has released Teague Scene Checker (for V-Ray) a script that checks
your scene for known error causing problems with V-Ray.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/3ds-max-teague-scene-checker-script-for-v-ray-by-colin-senner/

Maxon ArtSmart plugin for Cinema 4D available

Maxon Cineversity's ArtSmart plugin, lets you add artwork from virtually any
Adobe Illustrator or PDF file to CINEMA 4D Release 13 or greater.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/maxon-artsmart-plugin-for-cinema-4d-available/

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Video CoPilot Optical Flares Update and New Presets

Post by Andrew Kramer/ Video Copilot: "Optical Flares 1.3.3 has been released
along with a free bonus pack of presets. Optical Flare 2.0 is in development,
and we were able to fix some bugs and we wanted to make these fixes available
now!"

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/video-copilot-optical-flares-update-and-new-presets/

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Gravityless Uses Twixtor in a Very Cool Way

Check out this video called Gravityless on Vimeo that uses Twixtor from
Re:Vision to slow things down and give it a very cool look and feel. If you want
to do the same for your videos, check out Twixtor for yourself.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/gravityless-uses-twixtor-in-a-very-cool-way/

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Foundry "Honeymoon" Promos

Check out great savings with amazing offers on NUKE, HIERO, MARI & modo In case
you didn't notice, The Foundry and Luxology just got married. They're in
their Honeymoon period, and are too happy to keep it to themselves! To celebrate
we're offering all our customers huge discounts on NUKE, HIERO, MARI and modo
until 21st December.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/the-foundry-honeymoon-promos/

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Autodesk 3ds Max 2013 Product Update 6

Autodesk 3ds Max 2013 Product Update 6 includes fixes for issues with stability
and performance based on customer feedback.
You can download the update and Readme from the Autodesk support page.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/autodesk-3ds-max-2013-product-update-6/

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Inspiration: Time Warp Project in 3ds Max

Check out this very cool grad project from Uira Lamour, where he slows things
down a bit. He uses 3ds Max, V-Ray, Nuke, PFTrack & After Effects to create a
nice slow motion effect. What do you think of the video?

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/inspiration-time-warp-project-in-3ds-max/

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Autodesk Subscription: Getting A Previous Version Serial Number

For Autodesk customers on subscription, you probably already know that your
subscription account entitles you to use previous versions of your software. If
you didn't know that, well, now you do. But we get a lot of customers asking how
they can go about actually getting the serial numbers for the previous versions
and how they can get a disk sent over if they want. Well look no further, I'm
here to explain it for you.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/autodesk-subscription-getting-a-previous-version-serial-number/

Popular switches to Adobe Premiere Pro for Latest Video for Burton Snowboards

The award-winning partners of Popular—David Tindale and Jeremy Pettit—sat
down with Adobe to share their experience switching from Final Cut Pro to Adobe
Premiere Pro CS6 software to put together 13, Burton's action-packed film for
2013.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/popular-switches-to-adobe-premiere-pro-for-latest-video-for-burton-snowboards/

Monday, November 12, 2012

Luxology modo 601 SP4 is available

Luxology has released another update to modo 601.
Registered modo 601 customers will find Service Pack 4 on their registered
products download section.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/luxology-modo-601-sp4-is-available/

Monday, November 5, 2012

3Dean: Setting Up Hair & Fur for Vray Pt. II

In this short tutorial 3Dean shows you how to quickly setup the 3ds Max Hair &
Fur modifer so that it works with the Vray render. 3Dean also takes a look at
the solutions for better looking hair and work around for the "unloading
geometry" message.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/3dean-setting-up-hair-fur-for-vray-pt-ii/

Friday, November 2, 2012

Imagineer Systems releases Mocha v3.1 Point Release

Imagineer Systems announced today that a new point release will be available for
download on November 5, 2012. This new point release offers many customer
requested improvements and significant new features for After Effects, Nuke, and
Assimilate Scratch Users.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/imagineer-systems-releases-mocha-v3-1-point-release/

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Maxwell Render Patch 2.7.20 out now!

The Maxwell Render team is pleased to announce the release of a new patch for
Maxwell Render Suite (2.7.20)

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/maxwell-render-patch-2-7-20-out-now/

Phoenix FD for Maya Coming Soon!

Chaos Group has announced the official release date of Phoenix FD for Maya, and
it's just a few days away - November 5, 2012. More information about Phoenix FD
for Maya will be available then, but here's what we know so far...

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/phoenix-fd-for-maya-coming-soon/

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Little Halloween Song...

A Little Halloween song for you from Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before
Christmas". Enjoy.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/a-little-halloween-song/

E-on Software Unveils Vue 11

Vue 11 Pre Release is available to customers under maintenance.
Customers with maintenance can immediately download a pre-release version of Vue
11 at the E-on customer download page.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/e-on-software-unveils-vue-11/

Monday, October 29, 2012

Alienbrain 10.1 announced!

We are very happy to announce the release of Alienbrain 10.1. See what's new:

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/alienbrain-10-1-announced/

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Pulldownit 2.0 40% off upgrade promotion

Customers with older versions of Pulldownit can upgrade to Pulldownit 2.0 for
40% off the list price.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/pulldownit-2-0-40-off-upgrade-promotion/

Sitni Sati releases FumeFX 3.5

FumeFX 3.5 has been released. It brings many improvements, including the
boundless grid and Field3D support.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/sitni-sati-releases-fumefx-3-5/

Autodesk 3ds Max 2012 Product Update 12 released

Autodesk releases 3ds Max 2012 Product Update 12.
This version updates the previous release.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/autodesk-3ds-max-2012-product-update-12-released/

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Blackmagic Cinema Camera Shipping Update

Here's the latest news on the shipping status of the Blackmagic Design CInema
Camera. It sounds like they are finally shipping soon.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/blackmagic-cinema-camera-shipping-update/

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

Autodesk Smoke 2013 for 3D Artists Webcast

Join Senior Technical Specialist, Gary M. Davis for a free webcast, as he
explores the exciting combined editing and compositing paradigm in the new
Autodesk® Smoke® 2013.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/autodesk-smoke-2013-for-3d-artists-webcast/

Autodesk MotionBuilder 2013 Service Pack 1

Autodesk MotionBuilder 2013 Service Pack 1 is available.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/autodesk-motionbuilder-2013-service-pack-1/

Friday, October 12, 2012

Gefen Wireless Extender - firmware update fixes video flashing

Gefen Wireless extenders work great, once you have the correct firmware! The
GTV-WHD-1080P-SR is an in-room wireless extender for HDMI.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/gefen-wireless-extender-firmware-update-fixes-video-flashing/

3Dean: Intro to SOLID ROCKS for 3ds Max & Vray Part II

3Dean walks you thru an intro to SOLID ROCKS for 3ds Max & Vray. In this part
two video we see how to setup & use the plugin to optimize renders for
architectural animations.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/3dean-intro-to-solid-rocks-for-3ds-max-vray-part-ii/

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Thinkinetic releases Pulldownit 2.0

Pulldownit! for Maya and 3ds Max is a dynamics solver which allows for the
creation of fractures as well as massive rigid bodies simulations.

Pulldownit 2 comes with more shatter styles, easier detailed debris generation
on fracture, improved UI and
much more. New Jagginess deformer allows to modify the surface of the fragments,
converting flat geometry into rough
faces and twisted edges, getting a high-realistic look for stucco, stone or
concrete materials. Check out the features videos on the Motion Media Blog.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/thinkinetic-releases-pulldownit-2-0/

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

3Dean: Setting Up Hair & Fur for Vray

In this short tutorial 3Dean shows you how to quickly setup the 3ds Max Hair &
Fur modifer so that it works with the Vray render. 3Dean also takes a look at
the Vray Fur plugin and setup.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/3dean-setting-up-hair-fur-for-vray/

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Maxwell Render Upgrades Over 50% Off

Starting today through November 30th, Maxwell Render Upgrades are all over 50%
off of list price.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/maxwell-render-upgrades-over-50-off/

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

20% Off V-Ray & A Whole Lot More

The Chaos Group 10th Anniversary sales continue throughout the year, this time
with a 20% off any V-Ray product for current owners, $300 off a PDPlayer Bundle
and a 60% off Back to School Promo. If you've been considering getting V-Ray,
now's the time.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/20-off-v-ray-a-whole-lot-more/

Monday, October 1, 2012

3Dean: Intro to SOLID ROCKS - Pt I

3Dean walks you thru an intro to SOLID ROCKS for 3ds Max & Vray. In this part
one video we see how to setup & use the plugin to optimize renders for
architectural projects.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/3dean-intro-to-solid-rocks-pt-i/

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Extension for Autodesk Maya 2013 Released!

Customers with active Maya subscription can now download that latest extension
for Maya 2013.

Features:

Next-Gen Viewport Display and Shading* - Take advantage of Microsoft®
DirectX® 11 technology with the new Maya DX11Shader. Offering you real-time,
centralized, easy-to-control shader effects such as crack-free tessellation,
vector displacement maps, translucence, reflections, and shadows, the DX11Shader
is built with a [...]

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/extension-for-autodesk-maya-2013-released/

The Foundry & Luxology Join Forces

The Foundry and Luxology announced that the two companies will be merging as of
today. This will bring together two of the brightest new software companies in
the VFX world and no doubt some amazing new developments will be sure to follow.


You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/the-foundry-luxology-join-forces/

Monday, September 24, 2012

3ds Max & Max Design Update Available

Autodesk released a new update for 3ds Max 2013 and 3ds Max Design 2013. This
update fixes some issues with CAT, Backburner, Error reports, Hair, Nitrous
Viewport and more. Make sure and read the ReadMe file before installing.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/3ds-max-max-design-update-available/

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Blackmagic Cinema Camera Shipping Status Update

The Cinema Camera shipping update on Blackmagic's forum. Here's the most recent
post from Blackmagic Marketing Communications Manager, Terry Frechette:

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/blackmagic-cinema-camera-shipping-status-update/

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Cinema 4D Headphones Animation & Tutorials

This is a very cool animation done in Cinema 4D by Paul Clements. He shows a
masterful use of C4D and the mograph module. Following the video there is a
breakdown as well as a few tutorials of how he did it. It seems that Cinema 4D
is becoming more and more powerful. Do you use Cinema 4D?

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/cinema-4d-headphones-animation-tutorials/

Sci Fi Short: Grounded & VFX Breakdown

This short sci-fi film got some buzz around the festival circuit for a while and
is now released online. I'm not sure what I think of it, do you like it?

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/sci-fi-short-grounded-vfx-breakdown/

Friday, September 7, 2012

The Foundry Announces NUKE 7

Set to be the biggest NUKE release to date, NUKE 7.0 comes with a host of
polished and perfected tools to streamline your day-to-day workflow, as well as
new additions to complement it's highly acclaimed feature set.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/the-foundry-announces-nuke-7/

Thursday, September 6, 2012

3ds Max 2013 Extension MassFX mParticles available

3ds Max 2013 MassFX mParticles extension is now available to customers with
Autodesk Subscription!

Customers with 3ds Max 2013 and 3ds Max Design 2013 as well as all the Autodesk
Suites that contain 3ds Max 2013 software can now login to Autodesk Subscription
and download your new benefits.

Login to your subscription account here.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/3ds-max-2013-extension-massfx-mparticles-available/

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

50% off Mocha Pro Academic

Now until September 20, 2012, students & teachers can save 50% on all Mocha Pro
Academic licenses purchased through Motion Media. University, College, High
School and non-profits qualify. Call us today.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/50-off-mocha-pro-academic/

Learn Deep Compositing with NUKE

Join Motion Media, along with Deke from The Foundry, and get a hands on view of
what deep compositing is, how it works in Nuke, and how you might be able to use
it.. Deep Compositing allows artists to work with 'deep images' containing
multiple opacity or colour samples per pixel. This allows rendering of CGI
elements without predetermined holdout mattes, avoiding the need for re-renders
when content changes.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/learn-deep-compositing-with-nuke/

Monday, August 20, 2012

Service Pack 11 for FinalRender 3.5

cebas Visual Technology Inc. has just released its 11th service pack for
finalRender 3.5 as well as for the integrated and standalone finalToon 3.5. You
can get the link to download the update as well as learn how to get the cebas
Autoupdate.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/service-pack-11-for-finalrender-3-5/

Thursday, August 16, 2012

3Dean: Exterior Car lighting Setup Using 3ds Max 2013 and Vray 2.3

3Dean shows you how-to create a photo-real exterior lighting setup for a car. In
this tutorial we go thru frm start to finish converting a scanline max file into
a working vray render w/motion blur.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/3dean-exterior-car-lighting-setup-using-3ds-max-2013-and-vray-2-3/

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

ZBrush 4r4 Floating Licenses Now Available

ZBrush 4R4 P2 is now available for floating license customers. Please have your
organization's IT manager or person in charge of your floating licenses Submit
a Ticket at support.pixologic.com. For fastest processing, specify the
"Floating Licenses" department when creating your ticket. Be sure to also
include your organization's name.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/zbrush-4r4-floating-licenses-now-available/

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Introducing MARI 1.5

MARI is a production proven 3D digital paint tool, designed from the ground up
to let you spend more time being creative and less time managing technical
issues. Not only is MARI capable of handling super high-resolution textures and
millions of polygons, it is open, scriptable and interacts well with other VFX
tools and Photoshop, letting you work the way you want to.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/introducing-mari-1-5/

Thursday, August 2, 2012

First Look - Krakatoa SR2 for Maya

Thinkbox Software released a video today showing a sneak peek at Krakatoa for
Maya which they will be showing more of at Siggraph 2012 in Los Angeles.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/first-look-krakatoa-sr2-for-maya/

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Maxon Announces Cinema 4D R14 - Free Upgrade with New Purchases

Today, MAXON unveiled CINEMA 4D Release 14, (R14) a milestone release of the
industry-leading 3D motion graphics, visual effects, painting, and rendering
software application. Leveraging more than two decades of 3D graphics
programming innovation, R14 delivers breakthrough performance offerings
including a new, fully integrated sculpting system, new camera matching
functionality, the debut of exchange plugins to two key applications -- The
Foundry NUKE and Adobe Photoshop Extended -- and improved integration with Adobe
After Effects.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/maxon-announces-cinema-4d-r14-free-upgrade-with-new-purchases/

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

PFTrack & PFMatchit Updates Now Available

PFMatchit 2012.3.1 and PFTrack 2012.3.1 is now available for download for all
current maintenance customers.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/pftrack-pfmatchit-updates-now-available/

Monday, July 30, 2012

Rate Your Favorite Products at Motion Media

Did you know that Motion Media has it's own product reviews? Our customers can
rate the products they purchase to help provide an unbiased and accurate
representation of the products we sell. Help your fellow professionals make the
right choice by letting them know how the software or hardware worked for you.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/rate-your-favorite-products-at-motion-media/

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Thinkbox Software announces Deadline 6.0

Thinkbox Software has announced the updated version of the company's popular
render farm management solution for Windows, Linux and Mac OSX-based render
farms, Deadline 6.0.

Deadline 6.0 will be unveiled at the SIGGRAPH Conference at the Thinkbox
Software booth (#937), at the Los Angeles Convention Center August 7-9, 2012.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/thinkbox-software-announces-deadline-6-0/

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Huge Sale on Mari - 1 Day Only!

Motion Media is offering a whopping 40% off of MARI from The Foundry for one day
only - August 2nd-3rd 9am to 9am. You don't want to miss this sweet pre-Siggraph
sale.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/huge-sale-on-mari-1-day-only/

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

3Dean: Creating a Necklace Rig Using 3ds Max 2013 & Mass FX

I will walk you thru creating a rig for a necklace in 3ds max 2013 using mass fx
and its constraint system. You can download the final files @ motion media.com

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/3dean-creating-a-necklace-rig-using-3ds-max-2013-mass-fx/

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The RealFlow Pipeline Explained

Check out this great new video which demonstrates the RealFlow workflow, from
the time you generate your particles right the way through to rendering!

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/the-realflow-pipeline-explained/

In Depth Element 3D Overview

Video Copilot just updated their Element Help page to include 2 new tutorials to
talk about some of the less flashy features of Element 3D. These should really
help you get going with the plug-in and hopefully show you some tricks you may
not know about.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/in-depth-element-3d-overview/

Autodesk Composite 2013 Service Pack 1

Autodesk Composite 2013 Service Pack 1 released.

Issues addressed:

Overlay mode in Reaction renders incorrectly
Color Chooser does not show correct luminance values for over bright pixels
Save directory not respected
Fix File Browser scaling issues
"Hard light" mode in Reaction tool causes incorrect render
Gamma conversion on render output doesn't work

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/autodesk-composite-2013-service-pack-1/

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Free Siggraph 2012 Exhibits Pass

Want to go to Siggraph 2012 but don't want to pay for it? We'll let Motion Media
help you out. We are giving you a free Exhibits only pass for this years event
in Los Angeles. All you have to do is fill in the form below and a link and code
will be sent directly to you.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/free-siggraph-2012-exhibits-pass/

MUDBOX & WACOM 24HD MULTI-TOUCH

Wacom has announced two new Cintiqs today the Cintiq 24HD touch and Cintiq 22HD

The Cintiq 24HD touch incorporates multi-touch technology and Craig Barr from
Autodesk gives us a Tech Preview of Multi-Touch Mudbox with the new Wacom Cintiq
24HD touch.







You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/mudbox-wacom-24hd-multi-touch/

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Inspiration: Philips Carousel & Making of

This video has been floating around online for a couple years now, but I came
across it again today and was floored, again. It's a very cool, highly cinematic
video that was paid for by Philips ( the electronics company) for promotional
purposes. Also, I did some looking around and found a "making of" video which is
equally as interesting.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/inspiration-philips-carousel-making-of/

Matrox Mac release 3.1.1 now available for MXO2 Family, Mojito MAX and CompressHD

Matrox software update for Matrox MXO2 Family, Mojito MAX and CompressHD is now
available for  download.

Matrox release 3.1.1 provides the following new features on the Mac for MXO2
Family and Mojito MAX:
• Improvements to device control functionality, including the new "J-K-L"
shortcut keys for shuttle control when exporting to tape in Adobe Premiere Pro
(press [...]

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/matrox-mac-release-3-1-1-now-available-for-mxo2-family-mojito-max-and-compresshd/

3Dean: Creating a Photo-Real Planet Using 3ds Max 2013 & Vray 2.3

3Dean shows you how-to create a photo-real earth from scratch using 3ds Max 2013
& Vray 2.3. This includes finding the correct textures, creating the geometry,
lights and shaders.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/3dean-creating-a-photo-real-planet-using-3ds-max-2013-vray-2-3/

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Luxology modo 601 SP2 is now available

Luxology has released service pack 2 for modo 601.

Registered modo 601 customers will find SP2 on their registered products page
download section.


Detail list of changes and corrections included in modo 601 Service Pack 2.





You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/luxology-modo-601-sp2-is-now-available/

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

PipelineFX Offers Free Qube! Artist Workshop

PipelineFX is offering a one-day workshop geared toward artists and new users of
Qube! at Siggraph 2012. This workshop focuses on submitting, managing and
troubleshooting render jobs as well as best practices for maximum render
throughput.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/pipelinefx-offers-free-qube-artist-workshop/

Hiero 1.0v3 Out Now

The Foundry is happy to announce that HIERO 1.0v3 is now available to download,
including a number of important fixes and enhancements.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/hiero-1-0v3-out-now/

3Dean: 3ds Max 2013, Z-Buffers, Photoshop & After Effects

In this tutorial 3Dean shows you how to set up your own z-buffer in 3ds Max and
then how to use that z-buffer in Photoshop & After Effects to create DOF
effects.


You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/3dean-3ds-max-2013-z-buffers-photoshop-after-effects/

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Prometheus Leverages Cinema 4D

Steven Messing, the Visual Effects Art Director on Prometheus tells the guys who
make Cinema 4D about his experience using the software on Prometheus and
showcases some pretty cool pics from the movie. Check it out.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/prometheus-leverages-cinema-4d/

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Imagineer Systems updates mocha with point release v3.0.2

mocha v3.0.2 is now available for all owners of mocha Pro v3 or mocha AE v3.
This new release has new features based on user feedback and many valuable fixes
to improve your workflow.

What's New:


Preference to use for Nudge vs Advance Frame hot key




Preference to launch mocha AE v3 or mocha Pro v3 from After [...]

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/imagineer-systems-updates-mocha-with-point-release-v3-0-2/

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Autodesk 3DS Max 2013 Product Update 02

Autodesk has released a new update for 3DS Max and 3DS Max Design 2013.
Product Update 2 for Autodesk 3ds Max 2013 includes fixes for issues with
stability and performance based on customer feedback.
Check our blog for download information.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/autodesk-3ds-max-2013-product-update-02/

Friday, June 8, 2012

The Foundry Nuke Update (6.3v8)

The Foundry announced today that NUKE & NUKEX 6.3v8 is now available to
download, including a number of important fixes and enhancements.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/the-foundry-nuke-update-6-3v8/

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Cebas Delves into Shattering Effect in "Snow White and the Huntsman"

Check out this interview that Cebas did with Paul Hormis on the shattering
effect that he created for Snow White and the Huntsman. Paul has been doing 3D
and Animation for 23 years and is currently a Visual FX artist, Rigger, Scripter
and Pipeline TD with Motion Media client Pixomondo in Los Angeles California.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/cebas-delves-into-shattering-effect-in-snow-white-and-the-huntsman/

Making of "Swarm" Commercial

Check out this video posted by Matt Chandler of Analog Studio on his Vimeo page.
This is a condensed version of a video that Matt did for the End User Event in
Utrecht, Netherlands this year. Check it out, it's very cool.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/making-of-swarm-commercial/

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Updated AJA Mac Drivers Available for Download

AJA KONA, Io XT and Io Express v10.3.1 Mac Drivers are now available. This
maintenance release is recommended for all Mac-based customers using these
products.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/updated-aja-mac-drivers-available-for-download/

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A New Hiero has been Released

The Foundry releases a new version of Hiero. The Foundry's new shot management,
conform and review timeline for VFX becomes more streamlined with new feature
additions, efficiency updates and plenty of bug fixes.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/a-new-hiero-has-been-released/

Friday, May 25, 2012

Adobe CS6 Drivers Now Available for Matrox Products

PC release 7.0 and Mac release 3.1 for Matrox MXO2 Family, Mojito MAX and
CompressHD are now available for you to download. They are available to the
public today.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/adobe-cs6-drivers-now-available-for-matrox-products/

Bones Pro 4.6 for 3ds Max 2013 Released

The latest version of BonesPro 4.6 is now ready for download and offers full
support for 3ds Max 2013 and 3ds Max Design 2013 (each in 32 bit and 64 bit
versions).

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/bones-pro-4-6-for-3ds-max-2013-released/

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Inspiration: Run Boy Run

Very cool music video for Woodkid's song "Run Boy Run". They used Autodesk Flame
and Flare as well as other programs. Very cool and unique style, check it out
for yourself.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/inspiration-run-boy-run/

3Dean: How To Render Elements Using 3ds Max, Vray and After Effects

Check out this new video from our very own "3Dean" where he shows you how to
setup a scene in Autodesk 3ds Max and render the elements out with V-Ray for 3ds
Max to bring in to After Effects and composite the final shot.  Pretty cool
stuff.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/3dean-how-to-render-elements-using-3ds-max-vray-and-after-effects/

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Inspiration: New Total Recall TV Spot

Whatever your thoughts on remakes in the Studio System, you cant deny that this
was a great film the first time around. Can Colin Farrell top the Governator?
That remains to be seen, but this new TV spot makes me want to see the flick.
Will you catch this in the theaters or wait to see it on DVD?

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/inspiration-new-total-recall-tv-spot/

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Matrox MXO2 Mini w/Max Sale

The Matrox MXO2 Mini with Max is now only $599 (normally $849). Not only does
Matrox MXO2 Mini MAX give you affordable HDMI and analog video and audio input
and output for your favorite editing app, it also turbocharges your H.264
encoding for deliveries to the web, mobile devices, and Blu-ray – all in a
convenient, portable breakout box.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/matrox-mxo2-mini-wmax-sale/

Win $3,000 from Chaos Group's "Decisive Moment" Contest

Chaos Group and CG Society are hosting an Anniversary Challenge to celebrate 10
years of lighting excellence from V-Ray. The theme is "A Decisive Moment" and
anyone can submit and you can win $3,000 cash plus a ton of other stuff. Submit
your best work, Good Luck!

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/win-3000-from-chaos-groups-decisive-moment-contest/

Vue 10.5 Now Shipping from Motionmedia.com

Vue 10.5, xStream and Infinite, from E-on Software is now shipping and available
at Motionmedia.com. Specifically designed for graphics professionals, Vue
xStream and Vue Infinite combine a multitude of cutting edge features that
easily integrate into existing production pipelines. Vue Infinite operates as a
standalone application while Vue xStream works seamlessly inside 3ds Max, Maya,
Softimage, LightWave and Cinema4D.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/vue-10-5-now-shipping-from-motionmedia-com/

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Motion Media Client Sabertooth Uses Autodesk 3ds Max to Deliver 3D CG Interactive Projects

David Cullipher, founder and creative director, explains how the team at
Sabertooth uses Autodesk 3ds Max to create interactive projects including HBO
Go's Game of Thrones interactive viewing experience and a US Army game called
'At the Ready'.



You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/motion-media-client-sabertooth-uses-autodesk-3ds-max-to-deliver-3d-cg-interactive-projects/

Friday, May 11, 2012

Weekly Inspiration: Wall Painted Animation

Not much to say about this except that it is amazing and I can't imagine how
much time it took to prepare, animate and shoot this video. Well done and very
unique.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/weekly-inspiration-wall-painted-animation/

10 Great After Effects Tutorials from Vimeo

Tutorials, tutorials, tutorials! There are so many tutorials online these days
that it's hard to sift through the bad ones to find anything worth while, so we
did that for you! We compiled a list of the 10 Great After Effects tutorials to
make things easy on you, cause that's what we like to do.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/10-great-after-effects-tutorials-from-vimeo/

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

V-Ray Now Available with Support for 3ds Max 2013

V-Ray Now Available with Support for 3ds Max 2013

The latest V-Ray update offers an extensive list of new features and
improvements including:

• Support for 3ds Max 2013
• Support for motion blur (transformation and deformation) with V-Ray RT and
V-Ray RT GPU
• Optimized interactive rendering using the NVIDIA CUDA™ architecture in
addition to OpenCL
• New "Matte for reflection/refraction" option to the VRayWrapperMtl material
and the V-Ray object settings
• Support for Ornatrix 2.0

The update is free to registered V-Ray for 3ds Max users and can be downloaded
from the Chaos Group website.


You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/v-ray-now-available-with-support-for-3ds-max-2013/

Monday, May 7, 2012

Realflow 2013 is Almost Here....

RealFlow 2013 is almost here, and you can check out the awesome list of new
features coming in 2013 and check out the simulation videos for some really
amazing stuff.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/realflow-2013-is-almost-here/

Update: Cinema 4D R13 & BodyPaint 3D

MAXON is always working to provide CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D users with the
best possible products. The free update of Release 13.058, which is available
immediately, is a continuation of these efforts. This update is recommended for
all R13 users. A detailed list of updated features can be found here.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/update-cinema-4d-r13-bodypaint-3d/

Friday, May 4, 2012

Adobe CS6 Creative Cloud choosing the right licensing option

Adobe cloud service debuts May 7th.  It is important to distinguish between the
individual license designed only for an individual customer versus the corporate
program called Team Ready designed for corporations purchasing for their staff
members. Take a look at the diagram below for a clarifying your options and
choice.  The individual licenses are not [...]

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/adobe-cs6-creative-cloud-choosing-the-right-licensing-option/

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

ZBrush & Mass Effect 3

Pixologic had the pleasure of interviewing some of the character artists on
Bioware's Mass Effect 3. They posted some super cool hi-res images from the game
and their characters and gave some great insight into their process.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/zbrush-mass-effect-3/

Monday, April 30, 2012

Daily Inspiration: 3D iPhone Diorama

Came across this cool little animation of an iPhone diorama on Vimeo and thought
I'd share it with you guys. Let me know what you think.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/daily-inspiration-3d-iphone-diorama/

Your Adobe CS6 Upgrade Questions Answered

Adobe is changing a lot about their upgrade policy with the release of Adobe
Creative Suite 6 and we're getting questions about what can be upgraded and how
to actually get the free upgrade to CS6. So we thought we'd answer some of those
questions for you...

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/your-adobe-cs6-upgrade-questions-answered/

Friday, April 27, 2012

Architectural 3D Awards - Call for Submissions

CG Architect is presenting their annual Architectural 3D Awards this year and
are looking for entries. The winner gets over $50k in prizes and will accept the
award in Spain at the Mundos Digitales Conference 2012 in La Coruna. Good Luck!

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/architectural-3d-awards-call-for-submissions/

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Thinkbox Software’s Krakatoa MX 2 on Maxunderground

Hristo Velev and Max Underground have put together an informative review of
Thinkbox Software's Krakatoa MX 2.


KRAKATOA™ MX is Thinkbox Software's production-proven Volumetric Particle
Rendering, Manipulation and Management Toolkit for Autodesk 3ds Max.

It provides a pipeline for acquiring, caching, transforming, modifying,
deforming, culling, shading and rendering vast quantities of particles at
unprecedented speed to represent [...]

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/thinkbox-softwares-krakatoa-mx-2-on-maxunderground/

Autodesk 3ds Max 2013 & Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2013 Extras

Autodesk 3ds Max 2013 & Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2013 product enhancements,
sample files, and extras available on the subscription center!

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/autodesk-3ds-max-2013-autodesk-3ds-max-design-2013-extras/

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

What makes Nukex so highly recommended

Those who are serious about their digital compositing need software that will
make the job easier. Many professionals trust Nukex, which is one of the market
leaders in digital editing, as it offers speed like no other software. This is
something that can mean the difference between delivering a world-class
production to excellent reviews and [...]

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/what-makes-nukex-so-highly-recommended/

Monday, April 16, 2012

V-Ray for 3Ds Max can help artists reach their goal

Those looking for speed in their rendering cannot ignore the power of V-Ray for
3Ds Max. Not only does this software offer exceptional imagery and precision, it
also puts the power and control in the user's hands. One of the most popular
features of the software is the speed it can handle requests at, as [...]

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/v-ray-for-3ds-max-can-help-artists-reach-their-goal/

Friday, April 13, 2012

The strength that lies behind V-Ray For Maya

Creating a masterpiece normally requires tools of the same quality. Many movies
and TV commercials make use of the V-Ray For Maya software due to the speed of
the rendering, the quality of the onboard tools and the scope for what it can
create, and how quickly it can do this. This is important for [...]

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/the-strength-that-lies-behind-v-ray-for-maya/

Thursday, April 12, 2012

What makes the Wacom Cintiq 21Ux such a good graphics tablet?

Getting the most detail, precision and realistic shading into an animation is
all about using the right tools, and for those who work on computer to create
their drawings need a good graphics tablet to do so. The most important element
to any artist is pressure sensitivity, as this will determine how accurately the
tablet [...]

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/what-makes-the-wacom-cintiq-21ux-such-a-good-graphics-tablet/

What makes Nukex so highly recommended

Those who are serious about their digital compositing need software that will
make the job easier. Many professionals trust Nukex, which is one of the market
leaders in digital editing, as it offers speed like no other software. This is
something that can mean the difference between delivering a world-class
production to excellent reviews and [...]

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/what-makes-nukex-so-highly-recommended/

V-Ray for 3Ds Max can help artists reach their goal

Those looking for speed in their rendering cannot ignore the power of V-Ray for
3Ds Max. Not only does this software offer exceptional imagery and precision, it
also puts the power and control in the user's hands. One of the most popular
features of the software is the speed it can handle requests at, as [...]

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/v-ray-for-3ds-max-can-help-artists-reach-their-goal/

The strength that lies behind V-Ray For Maya

Creating a masterpiece normally requires tools of the same quality. Many movies
and TV commercials make use of the V-Ray For Maya software due to the speed of
the rendering, the quality of the onboard tools and the scope for what it can
create, and how quickly it can do this. This is important for [...]

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/the-strength-that-lies-behind-v-ray-for-maya/

Luxology Modo makes character design easy

Those working on Mac or PC might be looking for an excellent piece of software
that can cater for all their 3D modeling needs. There are many programs that
offer these services, but Luxology Modo is on another level. With lightning-fast
model rendering and next generation 3D sculpting tools, this is a piece of
software [...]

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/luxology-modo-makes-character-design-easy/

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Cebas’ finalRender 3.5 Service Pack 8 Released

Cebas has announced a service pack update for finalRender 3.5 as well as a new
automatic software updater, which is the first of it's kind for a 3ds Max
plugin. Check out the press release below for the details.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/cebas-finalrender-3-5-service-pack-8-released/

PC Release 6.1 Now Available for MXO2 Family, Mojito MAX and CompressHD

PC release 6.1 for Matrox MXO2 Family, Mojito MAX and CompressHD is now
available for you to download. It is available to the public today.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/pc-release-6-1-now-available-for-mxo2-family-mojito-max-and-compresshd/

Monday, April 2, 2012

Why You Seriously Need to Buy Cinema 4D

The Cinema 4D, freshly improved and enhanced, is a physical camera and renderer
with a walkcycle generator and a character auto rigger. It offers increased
photo-realism including an accurate motion blur, stereoscopy which allows you to
create jaw dropping visuals in 3D, and an enhanced picture viewer. It doesn't
matter whether you're veteran George Lucas [...]

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/why-you-seriously-need-to-buy-cinema-4d/

Friday, March 30, 2012

Why You Seriously Need to Buy Cinema 4D

The Cinema 4D, freshly improved and enhanced, is a physical camera and renderer
with a walkcycle generator and a character auto rigger. It offers increased
photo-realism including an accurate motion blur, stereoscopy which allows you to
create jaw dropping visuals in 3D, and an enhanced picture viewer. It doesn't
matter whether you're veteran George Lucas [...]

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/why-you-seriously-need-to-buy-cinema-4d/

What Can the Foundry Nuke Do For Your Project?

The Foundry Nuke is a nodal-compositing application, currently available through
reseller Motion Media, that allows users to create high-quality, digital special
effects. If you were impressed with some of the animation in recent movies such
as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows or Tron: Legacy, you've seen some of
what Nuke is capable of.
Is it [...]

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/what-can-the-foundry-nuke-do-for-your-project/

Wacom Cintiq 21UX Is one of Our Top Sellers

Right now, Motion Media is offering Wacom Cintiq 21UX at an incredible
promotional price of $1999, which is $300 off the list price. But if you want
one, order it now. These sophisticated graphics tools fly off she shelves faster
than we can order them and there's no telling how long we'll be able to
[...]

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/wacom-cintiq-21ux-is-one-of-our-top-sellers/

Vray for 3ds Max is a Must-Have for 3D Productions

If you are an involved with a 3D production, Vray for 3ds Max is the answer to
your dreams. This intuitive, easy-to-use program allows you to create any images
you need. You can also control color, lighting, and even texture.
Not Sure if the Vray for 3ds Max Is Really What You Need? Call Us Now!
Motion [...]

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/vray-for-3ds-max-is-a-must-have-for-3d-productions/

Vray for 3ds Max: Great for 3D Productions

If you are using 3D to enhance a feature length film, a video, or a computer
game, you'll be glad to have a copy of Vray for 3ds Max on hand. The program
allows you to create images quickly and easily and gives you full control over
the 3D production process. This technology allows you [...]

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/vray-for-3ds-max-great-for-3d-productions/

The Foundry NUKE – Award Winning Software

Are you looking for awards-winning visual effects software to help you in your
creative endeavors? Purchase The Foundry NUKE, used by top game and film
companies around the world, helping them make their animation realistic and
stunning.  Some of the companies that have used NUKE include DreamWorks
Animation and Sony Pictures Imageworks. The software has [...]

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/the-foundry-nuke-award-winning-software/

San Francisco Training on Nuke and NukeX

If you're still not sure about the Foundry Nuke and how it could benefit you,
come to the Motion Media sponsored 3/30/12, A Day with the Nuke. You will learn
all about the Nuke and NukeX from renowned trainer Steve Wright. Come to learn
about the Nuke's astounding features and how you can use them [...]

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/san-francisco-training-on-nuke-and-nukex/

Release of Autodesk 3ds Max 2013 Eagerly Anticipated

Autodesk has not yet offered a release date for the Autodesk 3ds Max 2013, and
online chat rooms and message boards are full of speculation about when—and
if—the software will be released and what new features it might offer.
Autodesk typically releases software for the following year each April. They
have declined to comment about [...]

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/release-of-autodesk-3ds-max-2013-eagerly-anticipated/

Motion Media Offers Great Promo Price on Luxology Modo

Motion Media has been in the post-production and editorial business since 1990.
In 1997, due to customer demand, we became a preferred reseller of animation and
post-production technologies. We are proud to be able to offer great promotional
prices on distinguished software such as the Luxology modo 601 individual
license upgrade.
Luxology Modo Offers Amazing Animation
When [...]

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/motion-media-offers-great-promo-price-on-luxology-modo/

Motion Media Can Help You With Autodesk Smoke

the most important tasks can be finding editing software that helps you create
visual effects.  If you want your project looking the best that it can, you
need to make sure that you are using the best tools out there. For editing and
post-production, this is Autodesk Smoke.

Autodesk Smoke Can Make Editing Easier

Autodesk Smoke is [...]

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/motion-media-can-help-you-with-autodesk-smoke/

Luxology Modo is a Must Have for Animated Figures

Luxology Modo is a program that gives you a huge range of animation options to
make your production look more realistic. Among its many benefits, you will find
a pose tool and a skeleton tool so that you can create proportioned figures that
move in a natural manner. The program also features a "deformer" so [...]

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/luxology-modo-is-a-must-have-for-animated-figures/

Is the Autodesk Maya 2013 Right for You?

At Motion Media, we've been eagerly awaiting the release of Autodesk Maya
2013. Always tight-lipped about their new releases, Autodesk hasn't given
us—or anyone else in the industry—any specific details about the
soon-to-be-released product. If you've never used a Maya product before, you
probably don't want to rush out and spend more than $3000 on [...]

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/is-the-autodesk-maya-2013-right-for-you/

Get Great Value with Autodesk 3ds Max 2013

Autodesk 3ds Max 2013 is a weapon that every visual effects artist, game
developer, and graphic designer should have in his or her arsenal. It offers 3D
modeling with texturing, a fully-integrated character animation toolkit, a
choice of integrated renderers so that the author can select his or her
favorite, and extensible pipeline support.
Motion Media [...]

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/get-great-value-with-autodesk-3ds-max-2013/

Get Financing on the Foundry Nuke from Motion Media

Yes, we know. The Foundry Nuke is, in a single word, awesome. It's also
expensive, though we can give you a quote below the list price of $3800. If you
can't manage such a large upfront expenditure, Motion Media will work with you
to help you get financing for as much as 100% of your [...]

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/get-financing-on-the-foundry-nuke-from-motion-media/

Do You Need Vray for Maya?

There are so many excellent graphics and editing tools on the market that it can
be hard to figure out which one will best suit your individual needs. Here at
Motion Media, we've been involved in editing and post-production since 1990
and in reselling since 1997. We know what features our products have to offer
[...]

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/do-you-need-vray-for-maya/

Do You Need a NukeX Upgrade?

NukeX is the long awaited upgrade for the popular Foundry Nuke 6.3. If you buy
it from the manufacturer, you'll pay close to $3000 for it. If, however, you
buy from Motion Media, a respected reseller of graphic and editing platforms, we
can quote you a much lower price. Better yet, we can even work [...]

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/do-you-need-a-nukex-upgrade/

Create Realistic Digital Illustrations with the Wacom Cintiq 21UX

The Wacom Cintiq 21UX helps you create detailed and realistic-looking digital
illustrations. It is a pressure sensitive digital display that allows an artist
to use a grip pen and a screen that measures more than 2000 levels of pressure
to create his or her masterpieces. Best of all, it is not hard to figure out
[...]

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/create-realistic-digital-illustrations-with-the-wacom-cintiq-21ux/

Characteristics of Vray for Maya

The Vray for Maya is used both to create realistic-looking special effects and
to polish your film in the editing and post-production process. Especially
popular features of this program include CarPaint Material, a light select
render element, a sun and sky procedural lighting system to keep colors
consistent, and a physical cameral for matching live [...]

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/characteristics-of-vray-for-maya/

Buy Cinema 4D with Financing from Motion Media

The Maxon Cinema 4D Studio Release 13 uses a physical camera and renderer to
help your film achieve a realistic look. The list price to buy Cinema 4D is
$3695—a little steep for many individuals and companies. Here at Motion Media,
we can offer the technology for $3510.25, but even this discount may not suit
[...]

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/buy-cinema-4d-with-financing-from-motion-media/

Autodesk Smoke: Professional Editorial Finishing on the Mac

If you work on a Mac, you probably know how hard it can be to find the software
you need for editing and finishing films, television commercials, and any other
video projects you may be developing. Autodesk Smoke, however, is made
especially for the Mac. Intuitive and easy to use, much like the Mac itself,
[...]

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/autodesk-smoke-professional-editorial-finishing-on-the-mac/

Autodesk Smoke Offers Seamless Video Editing for Mac Users

Even if you love your Mac, you have to admit that finding compatible software is
often…well…challenging. If you've been looking for a Mac-compatible video
editing program, your troubles are over. Autodesk Smoke allows you to create a
timeline workflow, customize "hot keys," use automatic color correction, and
introduce 3D special effects. Using this program also [...]

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/autodesk-smoke-offers-seamless-video-editing-for-mac-users/

Autodesk Maya 2013: Powerful Animation Software

If you're developing animation for a video, website, or computer game,
Autodesk Maya 2013 is a program that you will come to know and love. It allows
you to follow a beginning to end workflow and provides tools for animation,
visual effects, and 3D modeling and rendering. The newest version, released in
2012 offered a [...]

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/autodesk-maya-2013-powerful-animation-software/

Autodesk Maya 2013 At A Great Price

It can be very difficult and expensive to find the tools needed to help with
computer generated graphics.  Not to mention that many programs can be
difficult to learn.  Motion Media can help companies, however, in their
creative endeavors by offering software such as Autodesk Maya 2013 at a great
price.

Autodesk Maya 2013 New Tools

Autodesk [...]

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/autodesk-maya-2013-at-a-great-price/

Autodesk 3Ds Max 2013 – A Must-Have For Designers

Game designers, visual effects artists and graphic designers will find that
Autodesk 3Ds Max 2013 is a must-have product to make their work visually
stunning, with less time and work.  Because there is so much information on the
program, including video tutorials, books, and online forums, you can find the
resources you need to learn [...]

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/autodesk-3ds-max-2013-a-must-have-for-designers/

3D Artists Should Buy Cinema 4D

3D artists everywhere should buy Cinema 4D for their visual work.  There are so
many new tools that can help 3D artists.  Cinema 4D has an accurate 3D motion
blur, as well as a tool where you can imitate a physical camera, changing things
such as f-stop and shutter speed to enhance the image.  There [...]

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/3d-artists-should-buy-cinema-4d-2/

3D Artists Should Buy Cinema 4D

3D artists everywhere should buy Cinema 4D for their visual work.  There are so
many new tools that can help 3D artists.  Cinema 4D has an accurate 3D motion
blur, as well as a tool where you can imitate a physical camera, changing things
such as f-stop and shutter speed to enhance the image.  There [...]

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/3d-artists-should-buy-cinema-4d/

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Have You Seen "RUIN" Yet?

If you haven't seen this short film that was recently posted, you have to check
it out.  It was modeled in Modo 601, animated in Lightwave and composited in
Adobe After Effects.  What do you think?

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/have-you-seen-ruin-yet/

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Autodesk Maya 2013 Announced!

Autodesk has announced Maya 2013. Autodesk Maya 2013 software delivers practical
toolsets to help facilities animation, visual effects, game design pipelines
they need to address today's challenging productions. Powerful new toolsets
for dynamic simulation, animation, and rendering enhanced productivity that will
help keep them on schedule and within budget. In addition, the Open Data
initiative introduced in Maya 2013 helps facili it, content creators can work in
parallel to finish faster and more easily handle the massive complexity
requirements they face.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/autodesk-maya-2013-announced/

Autodesk 3ds Max 2013 Announced!

Autodesk has announced 3ds Max 2013. Autodesk® 3ds Max® 2013 animation
software delivers ActiveShade support in the NVIDIA® iray ® renderer; a new
render pass system; and industry-leading interoperability with Adobe® After
Effects® and Adobe® Photoshop® softtware. In addition, new motion graphics,
3D animation, and simulation tools empower artists to focus more on creative,
rather than technical challenges.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/autodesk-3ds-max-2013-announced/

Autodesk Softimage 2013 Announced!

Autodesk has announced Softimage 2013. Autodesk Softimage 2013 animation
software delivers powerful new creative toolsets and a new high-fidelity
interactive environment. From the new CrowdFX simulation feature; to enhanced
modeling, 3D animation, physics, and selection tools, Softimage 2013 helps
artists create compelling content faster, while extended SDK customizability
helps facilitate pipeline integration

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/autodesk-softimage-2013-announced/

eyeon Releases the Next Dimension

eyeon Software Inc. has proudly announced the shipping release of eyeon
Dimension. Dimension's stereoscopic technology is, at its core, an advanced
optical flow-based science that offers two series of tools, the disparity
toolset and the optical flow toolset. For ultimate controls over stereo
sequences, Dimension can precisely construct disparity mapping for accurate
per-pixel manipulation of the left and right eyes in true 3D space. Image
sequences can also be processed to achieve numerous results far beyond
stereoscopic requirements.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/eyeon-releases-the-next-dimension/

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Autodesk Maya Technology Previews

Cory Mogk from Autodesk has released several Maya Technology preview videos.
Maya Viewport 2.0 Technology Preview Maya nHair Technology Preview Maya
Animation Technology Preview Maya File Referencing Technology Preview Maya
Attribute Editor Customization Technology Preview Maya Alembic and GPU Cache
Technology Preview Maya Heat Map Skinning Technology Preview Maya Ramp Shader
Technology Preview Maya DG and MEL ProfilerTechnology Preview Enjoy the
compilation

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/autodesk-maya-technology-previews/

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

RealFlow 2013 Sneak Peek at New Features

Check out RealFlow 2013 and the planned new features for the upcoming release
(We don't know exact dates), but the new features look pretty cool. Especially
the new Hybrido 2 Solver. Also, new licensing options now available so give us a
call 310-450-4000.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/realflow-2013-sneak-peek-at-new-features/

Monday, March 19, 2012

'Snow White and the Huntsman" - New Trailer and 5 Minute Preview

Universal Pictures has released a new trailer and a 5 Minute Extended Preview
for the upcoming movie "Snow White and the Huntsman" starring Kristen
Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth, Sam Claflin, Ray Winstone, Ian
McShane, Eddie Izzard, Bob Hoskins, and Toby Jones.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/snow-white-and-the-huntsman-new-trailer-and-5-minute-preview/

Nuke 6.3v7 is now available

New and improved features in NUKE and NUKEX 6.3v7 available now.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/nuke-6-3v7-is-now-available/

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

3Dean: Creating a Flight Path for a Flying Insect Using 3ds Max 2012

3Dean Shows you how to create a flight path for a flying insect using 3ds Max
2012. This will introduce you to noise controllers and dummies as well as flex
for some secondary bounce.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/3dean-creating-a-flight-path-for-a-flying-insect-using-3ds-max-2012/

Friday, March 9, 2012

The Foundry Hiero Has Arrived

A brand new pipeline in a box from The Foundry tackling shot management, conform
and review for visual effects. HIERO 1.0 makes it easy to conform edit decision
lists, parcel out VFX shots to NUKE and review multiple versions within the
context of the edit. HIERO is the timeline NUKE has been waiting for, but also
enables collaborative working with other editorial, VFX and finishing tools.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/the-foundry-hiero-has-arrived/

Sneak Peak: Trapcode MIR

Peder Norrby of Trapcode released this video this week showing a sneak peek at a
new After Effects plug-in that's under development. Apparently it is scheduled
to be released this summer. What do you think it is?

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/sneak-peak-trapcode-mir/

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Walking Dead Season 2 VFX Breakdown

A nice breakdown of the VFX of The Walking Dead season 2 from Stargate Studios.
What do you think of the show and the quality of VFX?

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/walking-dead-season-2-vfx-breakdown/

Friday, March 2, 2012

Eyeon Fusion 6.31 is now available

Eyeon releases Fusion 6.31 with new features! Fusion's legendary rendering
performance and versatile, feature-rich toolset excels in getting the job done
quickly and efficiently. As the Swiss Army knife of post production, and with
over 23 years of development, Fusion is capable of easily scaling from single
users to thousand-seat studios in multiple locations. Fusion's new
GPU-accelerated architecture and OpenCL tools outperforms any production
requirement on any complex level.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/eyeon-fusion-6-31-is-now-available/

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Luxology’s modo 601 Now Available!

Luxology LLC today announced the immediate availability of modo 601, a landmark
release of its award-winning, artist-friendly 3D content creation software.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/luxologys-modo-601-now-available/

Friday, February 24, 2012

NewTek LightWave 3D 11 released

NewTek is now shipping LightWave™ 11, the latest version of its Emmy®
award-winning, professional 3D modeling, animation, and rendering software that
lets artists broaden their creative exploration.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/newtek-lightwave-3d-11-released/

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Pixologic announces ZBrush 4R3

Pixologic is pleased to announce the upcoming release of ZBrush 4R3. This update
includes new features and expands the features introduced in previous versions.


You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/pixologic-announces-zbrush-4r3/

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

3Dean: Multiple Mapping Coordinates in 3ds Max 2012

This is an "over the shoulder" look at my work flow for texturing a complex
object w/out using uv unwrap in 3ds Max 2012. This video is much longer than my
others so feel free to skip thru the parts you already know.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/3dean-multiple-mapping-coordinates-in-3ds-max-2012/

Monday, February 20, 2012

V-Ray for Softimage Now Available!

Chaos Group announces V-Ray for Softimage, the newest addition to its suite of
innovative rendering solutions.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/v-ray-for-softimage-now-available/

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

AJA Ki Pro v3.0 firmware is now available

New Ki Pro v3.0 firmware is now available for download from the AJA website. Ki
Pro v3.0 provides a unified firmware release for both the Ki Pro and Ki Pro
Mini.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/aja-ki-pro-v3-0-firmware-is-now-available/

Monday, February 13, 2012

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Monday, February 6, 2012

Pixomondo and Skrillex Team for Grammy Spot

Check out this amazing work done by one of our clients - Pixomondo. Pixomondo
collaborated with TBWAChiatDay to create this dance infused fluid commercial for
the 54th Annual Grammy Awards.  They shot Skrillex on a stage in Venice along
with the dancer whom they used as the inspiration for the pulsating liquids.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/pixomondo-and-skrillex-team-for-grammy-spot/

V-Ray 2.0 for Maya Update Available

The Chaos Group team is pleased to announce an update to V-Ray 2.0 for Maya,
offering new hair and fur capabilities, V-Ray RT GPU enhancements, and tighter
Maya integration. The update is free for V-Ray 2.0 for Maya users.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/v-ray-2-0-for-maya-update-available/

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Avid Brings Full Scale Editing to the iPad

Avid brings editing to the iPad. Avid's award-winning technology is built into
the Avid Studio iPad app, making it quick and easy to create, edit and share
professional quality movies on the go.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/avid-brings-full-scale-editing-to-the-ipad/

SALE: 30% Off Cinema 4D Competitive Upgrades

If you've ever considered trying Cinema 4D R13, now's the time to do it. We are
offering 30% off of Cinema 4D until April 30, 2012.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/sale-30-off-cinema-4d-competitive-upgrades/

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Old School Effects - Making of Titanic Video

I came across this video on Youtube today and thought I'd share it with you.
It's pretty amazing how good the effects look after all these years, it truly
was way ahead of it's time. What do you think about the Visual Effects in
Titanic? Do they stand up against today's top work?

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/old-school-effects-making-of-titanic-video/

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Class: Nuke for After Effects Users in Seattle

Motion Media & renowned NUKE Trainer Steve Wright head to SEATTLE on Feb. 10th,
2012 to bring you this unique Friday class that will explore and demonstrate the
key features of Nuke as compared to After Effects, and equip attending artists
with a basic understanding of Nuke's powerful workflow.

Nuke has become the power driver of [...]

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/class-nuke-for-after-effects-users-in-seattle/

Monday, January 30, 2012

Tutorial: Creating a Retro Sci-fi Logo Animation

Check out the new episode of Red Giant TV where Aharon Rabinowitz walks you
through creating a Retro Sci-Fi Logo Animation. He'll also show you how to make
it look like it came from the early 80's. Good Stuff.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/tutorial-creating-a-retro-sci-fi-logo-animation/

Autodesk Maya 2012 Service Pack 2

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

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/autodesk-maya-2012-service-pack-2/

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Spotlight: Shade VFX Uses Nuke on The Muppets

Shade teamed up with Walt Disney Pictures and Producer/Supervisor Janet Muswell
Hamilton to create 82 visual effects shots; ranging from matte paintings, to CG
fx and Muppet enhancements. Shade is extremely proud to have contributed to such
a heartwarming show, and to have been a small part of the Henson and Muppets
legacy.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/spotlight-shade-vfx-uses-nuke-on-the-muppets/

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

ZBrush 4R2b Download Available Now

Pixologic has released an update to ZBrush 4R2 so you don't have to wait until
R5 to get some of these amazing new features. ZBrush 4R2b is pretty
revolutionary and is well worth the free downloadable update.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/zbrush-4r2b-download-available-now/

Creating A Realistic Human Walk Cycle Using CAT in 3ds Max 2012

Creating A Realistic Human Walk Cycle Using CAT in 3ds Max 2012

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/creating-a-realistic-human-walk-cycle-using-cat-in-3ds-max-2012/

Monday, January 23, 2012

ZBrush 4R2b Update Released

Pixologic is releasing their ZBrush 4R2b update today. The update is simply a
download patch from the Pixologic website that will get you some of the awesome
hair and fur features that they have been touting. The download is being
released at some point today so check here periodically.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/zbrush-4r2b-update-released/

First Look: Realflow 2013!

Realflow 2013 is coming soon and here's a look at the new HYBRIDO solver that
will replace the current solver. It looks pretty fast and amazing. Check out
all of the videos below for some sims.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/first-look-realflow-2013/

Friday, January 20, 2012

Matrox MC-100 Updater 1.1 Now Available

Matrox MC-100 firmware updater 1.1 is now available for you to download. This
update utility is available for Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit) with Service Pack 1
and Windows XP (32-bit) with Service Pack 3.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/matrox-mc-100-updater-1-1-now-available/

SALE: Over 60% off Red Giant Warp - Ends Jan. 26th

Red Giant Returns with Free Stuff Fridays! This weeks' featured product is Red
Giant Warp. Regularly $199, now only $79. Save over 60%.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/sale-over-60-off-red-giant-warp-ends-jan-26th/

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Free Mudbox DVD's From Wayne Robson!

Wayne Robson Autodesk Master Class Presenter Releases all his Mudbox commercial
DVD training for free online!

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/free-mudbox-dvds-from-wayne-robson/

3 Day Nuke Training with Steve Wright

Motion Media & renowned NUKE Trainer Steve Wright bring you this unique Friday,
Saturday and Sunday class that will explore and demonstrate the key features of
Nuke and equip attending artists with a basic understanding of Nuke's powerful
workflow. Prerequisites for the class are a solid background in compositing
visual effects using programs such as Shake, Combustion, Digital Fusion, Motion,
Flame, Toxik or After Effects.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/3-day-nuke-training-with-steve-wright-2/

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

FxFactory 3 from Noise Industries

FxFactory 3 introduces hundreds of new effects and a brand new interface to let
you browse our vast collection of visual effects for Final Cut Pro, Motion and
After Effects.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/fxfactory-3-from-noise-industries/

The Future of CGI w/ Michael Bay, Jon Favreau and Ray Liotta

Check out this hilarious short from Funny or Die about the future of CGI and the
talent that is required to play an inanimate object. Good Stuff.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/the-future-of-cgi-w-michael-bay-jon-favreau-and-ray-liotta/

The Best of CG 2011 from CG Society

CG Society has put together a list of the top 20 CG related products, movies and
games from 2011 and compiled them into this nice list for us to read.  Some
notable entries are ZBrush 4R2 coming in at number 2, and V-Ray for Maya coming
in at number 19. Check out the entire list here.  Is there something missing
from the list?

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/the-best-of-cg-2011-from-cg-society/

HIERO Open Beta Launches Today - The Foundry

Hiero from The Foundry is now in open Beta. What is HIERO? HIERO is designed to
sit in the VFX pipeline, doing the initial conform, putting plates online and
then sitting at the heart of the daily review process.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/hiero-open-beta-launches-today-the-foundry/

Monday, January 16, 2012

Accelerate Your Post-Production Pipeline - Webinar

Don't miss this opportunity to see how Autodesk® Smoke® brings editing,
color correction and motion graphics together in an all-in-one application.
Smoke unifies visual effects and editing on the Mac so you can deliver
professional quality results – quickly.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/accelerate-your-post-production-pipeline-webinar/

Friday, January 13, 2012

VFX Breakdown - FOX NFL 2011

This is a pretty cool shot of some robots playing football that is used in Fox's
NFL promos. Check out the breakdown and let me know what you think. Do you
like the FOX spots or are they no good?

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/vfx-breakdown-fox-nfl-2011/

VFX Shots of Boardwalk Empire Season 2 - A Breakdown

Brainstorm Digital, the creators of these amazing effects for HBO's "Boardwalk
Empire" put together this amazing reel of FX shots from season 2 of the show,
check it out below.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/vfx-shots-of-boardwalk-empire-season-2-a-breakdown/

How to borrow a license from a Network License pool in Autodesk Maya

How to borrow a license from a Network License pool in Autodesk Maya

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/how-to-borrow-a-license-from-a-network-license-pool-in-autodesk-maya/

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Using the Terminal to troubleshoot Autodesk Smoke

Certain advanced Smoke troubleshooting or configuration tasks may require you to
use the Mac OS X Terminal. This article gives you an introduction to the
Terminal (also known as "shell") and an overview of some basic UNIX system
commands and of some custom Smoke commands and scripts you may need to use.


You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/using-the-terminal-to-troubleshoot-autodesk-smoke/

FlexNet error codes for Autodesk Maya, 3DS Max, Autocad

These are available in the PDF (LicenseAdministration.pdf) that gets installed
when you install the network / floating version of Autodesk Maya or 3DS
Max 2012.  We've posted them here for your convenience.  Hope they help!

The following table lists the most common FlexNet error codes that may be
displayed by the Autodesk Network License Manager. Error codes typically display
as Error[1.5.###] where ### corresponds to the error codes listed in the table.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/flexnet-error-codes-for-autodesk-maya-3ds-max-autocad/

Fotoshop by Adobé (Photoshop by Adobe)

Check out this hilarious video mocking the way beauty is portrayed. All you
need is a little Fotoshop and it's all good.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/fotoshop-by-adobe-photoshop-by-adobe/

Quickly Converting a 3d Model for Rendering w/Vray in 3ds Max 2012

I'll walk you thru a quick way to convert a model frm Turbosquid or anywhere to
sync up w/Vray shaders, cameras and lights in 3ds Max 2012.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/quickly-converting-a-3d-model-for-rendering-wvray-in-3ds-max-2012/

Friday, January 6, 2012

Blur Studios & David Fincher = Amazing Work

Motion Media client Blur Studios did some amazing work on the opening credits of
"The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" and were recently featured in a Wired Magazine
Article. You can see the opening sequence and a short behind the scenes look at
how they made the amazing oily fluid using RealFlow 2012

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/blur-studios-david-fincher-amazing-work/

Make your Video Look Like Film with Cinematic Glow

Check out this video from Boris FX on how to use the Boris Continuum Complete
software to make your video look like film.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/make-your-video-look-like-film-with-cinematic-glow/

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Content in the Cloud Conference @ CES 2012

Register today for the CONTENT IN THE CLOUD Conference at CES, taking place on
Wednesday January 11th at the Las Vegas Convention Center. You'll get an
insider's tour of the many ways cloud computing is revolutionizing entertainment
delivery, and come away with a deeper understanding of the impact of this
technology on content distribution.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/content-in-the-cloud-conference-ces-2012/

It's Amazingly Easy to Upgrade Your Autodesk Software

If your current Autodesk software is version 2008 or older, it's never been
easier to take advantage of the latest capabilities in Autodesk software.
Act before January 13 and you can save up to 45% on the latest Autodesk
software.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/its-amazingly-easy-to-upgrade-your-autodesk-software/