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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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?

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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.

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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!

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Vue 10.5 Now Shipping from

Vue 10.5, xStream and Infinite, from E-on Software is now shipping and available
at 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.

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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'.

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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

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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.

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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
• 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.

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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.

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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.

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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 [...]

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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.

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