Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Red Giant 40% Off - One Day Only

For 1 Day Only, Save 40% on Everything Red Giant and Trapcode- Includes
Individual Products, Upgrades, Academic, Bundles and Presets

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/red-giant-40-one-day/

Friday, December 13, 2013

Cinema 4D R15 17% Off Sale - 10 Days Only

Don't wait to get your hands on Cinema 4D or Body Paint until next year, get R15
now and save big for the holidays. Save 17% until Dec. 23.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/cinema-4d-r15-17-sale-10-days/

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Friday, December 6, 2013

Maxwell Render V3 Now Available!

Maxwell Render v3 is finally here! After months of anticipation, Next Limit has
finally released the newest version of Maxwell, which is the most complete
version of Maxwell Render ever.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/maxwell-render-v3-now-available/

The Foundry Nuke 8 Now Available

The Foundry Nuke 8 has been released and is now available for purchase or
upgrade. There is a broad range of new features on both Nuke 8 and NukeX 8 that
I think improves the software quite a bit and will really entice those of you on
the edge about Nuke to finally make the jump. Also, for a limited time, you can
upgrade your Nuke 8 to NukeX 8 for only $1,600

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/nuke-8-now-available/

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Furryball 4.5 Released

Furryball 4.5 is here. The main new feature added is asynchronous progressive
rendering. Now you can continue working in the Maya or Max viewport while
FurryBall will continue to progessively render on background.


Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/furryball-4-5-released/

AJA Ki Pro Quad v5.2 Firmware Released

AJA is pleased to announce the release of Ki Pro Quad v5.2 firmware. This
firmware adds 4K HDMI output support, allowing Ki Pro Quad to work directly with
the latest 4K HDMI displays across a single HDMI cable, as well as resolving
several usability issues.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/aja-ki-pro-quad-v5-2-firmware-released/

Fusion-io ioFX Card Trade In Sale

Save up to $500 on a new Fusion ioFX card when you trade in your old SSD or
Flash memory device. It's time to upgrade to a lightning fast solid state
drive.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/fusion-io-iofx-card-trade-in-sale/

Friday, November 22, 2013

Nuke 8 Live Digital Event

Join our NUKE 8 live digital event with special guest speakers from Framestore,
Digital Domain & Encore, plus The Mill and Realise Studio will be on hand to
answer your questions. Spaces are limited, so register today to secure your
place.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/nuke-8-live-digital-event/

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Adobe Creative Cloud Packager 1.3 Now Available

Adobe released a brand new version of the Creative Cloud Packager. Packager 1.3
includes a number of new features that will benefit Adobe Creative Cloud users,
specifically IT administrators or those responsible for creating packages.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/adobe-creativecloud-packager-2-4-now-available/

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Motion Media Black Friday Sale

Motion Media's Black Friday VIP Event is back! Only those lucky ones who've
signed up before the sale will have access to up to 50% off your favorite
software and hardware. Only at Motion Media.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/motion-media-black-friday-sale/

Autodesk Upgrade Policy Change - No More Upgrades

Autodesk recently announced at their Autodesk Investor Day, effectiveFebruary 1,
2015, Autodesk will discontinue upgrade purchase options for all non-current
versions of their products.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/autodesk-upgrade-policy-change-upgrades/

V-Ray 2.4 For Maya Released

A new V-Ray for Maya service pack is now available for download at the Chaos
Group Downloads page. This is a free update for all V-Ray 2.0 for Maya
customers.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/v-ray-2-4-maya-released/

Monday, September 30, 2013

3Dean: Ocean Surface Using Phoenix FD

I walk you thru setting up an ocean surface using Phoenix FD in 3ds Max 2013
using Vray 2.4 as well as two different ways of using displacement in max.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/3dean-ocean-surface-using-phoenix-fd/

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Autodesk Remote: Control Your Software Remotely

If you haven't already heard about Autodesk Remote, then you need to. It lets
you drive your Autodesk software installed on your primary computer from a
remote computer or iPad for fast access to native design data over a standard
network. Download it today and get access to your software from anywhere in the
world.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/autodesk-remote-control-software-remotely/

Friday, September 13, 2013

Atomos IBC Updates - New Color Calibration & Audio Levels

This just in from Atomos at IBC in Amsterdam: All new Atomos Spyder Color
Calibration - get precise SMPTE REC 705 color right on your Atomos device - and
all new Audio Level Meters, which is a free addition to your Samurai Blade,
Ninja 2 or Ronin device.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/atomos-ibc-updates-new-color-calibration-audio-levels/

The Foundry Nuke 8 Is Coming!

The Foundry has been hard at work on the most anticipated product release this
year, and we're very excited to be able to share the news that NUKE 8.0 is
coming later this year (2013).

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/foundry-nuke-8-coming/

Monday, September 9, 2013

Webinar: Modeling Urban Environments with CityEngine & LumenRT

Join Motion Media, Esri and E-On Software for a free webinar giving you a closer
look at how Procedural Modeling can benefit your 3D production pipeline and how
LumenRT can deliver easy, immersive nature for your environments.


Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/webinar-modeling-urban-environments-cityengine-lumenrt/

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Save up to $1,500 on Autodesk Products

Save up to $1500 on select Autodesk design or creation suites, and $400 of
select software products including 3ds Max, 3ds Max Design, AutoCAD and more.
Offer ends October 25, 2013.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/save-1500-autodesk-products/

The Foundry Pick & Mix Sale

For a limited time, save up to 30% on your favorite software from The Foundry.
10% off any single item, 20% off any two items and 30% off any 3 different
Foundry software packages. Click to learn more.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/foundry-pick-mix-sale/

Blackmagic Production Camera Update

This Just In: In case you haven't already seen it, here's an update on the
Production Camera 4K posted by Blackmagic Design CEO Grant Petty on their forum
yesterday:

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/blackmagic-production-camera-update/

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

V-Ray 3.0 Beta now Available

Chaos Group has announced the V-Ray 3.0 Beta program today, and you definitely
want to check it out. With all new progressive rendering, faster ray tracing,
new shaders, Alembic support and more, this is a game changer.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/v-ray-3-0-beta-now-available/

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Nvidia K600 and Mari Make a Pretty Sweet Team

Check out this video from the Nvidia booth at Siggraph with Scott Metzger, a
pioneering VFX supervisor, who shows how the NVIDIA Quadro K6000 and its large
12GB frame buffer enables fully CG set development using ultra-high-resolution
photography, 3D laser scanning techniques from the architecture world, and The
Foundry MARI.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/nvidia-k600-and-mari-make-a-pretty-sweet-team/

The Foundry MARI 2.0v2 update available

The Foundry Mari Team have updated Mari 2.0v2 with many important fixes and
enhancements.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/the-foundry-mari-2-0v2-update-available/

Sunday, August 11, 2013

3Dean: Making Liquid Metal Using 3ds Max 2013

I walk through creating a liquid metal simulation using 3ds Max 2013 and
particle flow. I also completely setup the scene in Vray ready to render.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/3dean-making-liquid-metal-using-3ds-max-2013/

Friday, August 9, 2013

G-Technology Speeds Things Up with Evolution Series

G-DOCK ev the Fully Swappable Dual-Bay Storage System

What's in the box?

(1) G-DOCK ev storage solution with Thunderbolt connectivity
(2) G-DRIVE ev USB 3.0 hard drive modules
(2) USB 3.0 cables; compatible with USB 2.0
Thunderbolt cable
Power cord
AC power adapter
Quick Start Guide
3-Year limited warranty

What kind of speeds can you expect?



Available for purchase now!



*G-DRIVE ev Plus will be available this fall.

You [...]

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/g-technology-speeds-things-up-with-evolution-series/

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Substance Designer 3.6 for Modo - Introductory Price

Substance Designer 3.6 for Modo 701 is a comprehensive non-linear,
non-destructive tool made for 3D artists who want to create high quality texture
assets in less time. Artists can easily create seamless textures for 3D
environments, props, and characters in a lightweight smart texture format called
Substances.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/substance-designer-3-6-for-modo-introductory-price/

Friday, August 2, 2013

Blackmagic Cinema Camera Update

Blackmagic Cinema Cameras have become extremely popular, and are one of the best
cameras available today for the price. Speaking of price, Blackmagic has
announced that both the Cinema Camera EF and the Cinema Camera MFT are now both
just $1,995.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/blackmagic-cinema-camera-update/

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Atomos Software Updates for Ninja and Ronin

Atomos has announced software updates for both the Ninja 2 and the Ronin models.
You now have the ability to output from the 5D MkIII to the Ninja 2 as well as
make it SMPTE REC 709 compliant recordings. This, plus a number of other new
features make the update a great one, and we highly recommend downloading it
now.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/atomos-software-updates-for-ninja-and-ronin/

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

All New V-Ray for 3ds Max Cloud Rendering Plugin

Chaos Group announced today that it has formed a partnership with Green Button
rendering in order to offer direct access to cloud rendering right from within
3ds Max. From the looks of it, it will be integrated nicely and seems like it's
not too expensive. The prices aren't listed so please contact us if you're
interested in finding out more details on cost.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/all-new-v-ray-for-3ds-max-cloud-rendering-plugin/

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Faceware Live - New Product! Debuts at Siggraph 2013

Easy, realtime facial motion capture is now a reality with Faceware Live.
Debuting at Siggraph 2013 in Anaheim, California, Faceware Live is the most
versatile realtime product available on the market.

Streaming motion from any video source to nearly any character rig setup,
Faceware Live's simple one-button calibration allows users to get up and
running in [...]

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/faceware-live-new-product-debuts-at-siggraph-2013/

Friday, July 12, 2013

SIGGRAPH 2013 Parties and Special Events

SIGGRAPH 2013 is around the corner and so are the special industry parties and
events.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/siggraph-2013/

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Mocha Pro and AE v3.2 Available Now

Imagineer Systems announced a new release is available for their Mocha Pro and
Mocha AE products today. The new release is available for all registered license
owners and has a lot of fixes and features that you should check out.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/mocha-pro-and-ae-v3-2-available-now/

Monday, July 1, 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013

ZBrush 4R6 Available Now!

Pixologic releases another FREE update to ZBrush.
Read Below for the full details and check out the Video of Zremesher from Ryan
Kingslien of zbrushworkshops.com.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/zbrush-4r6/

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Cinema 4D & Adobe Creative Cloud Mega Bundle

For a limited time, get Maxon Cinema 4D Studio or Broadcast, Adobe Creative
Cloud for Teams (1 year), 1 year of MSA, 1 Year of Cineversity, plus a
3DConnexion Space Navigtor all in one amazing bundle. Yes, you heard that right,
all of that for the normal price of Cinema 4D Studio.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/cinema-4d-adobe-creative-cloud-mega-bundle/

AJA Now Supports Adobe CC Release

AJA is pleased to announce the immediate availability of updated AJA Adobe
plug-ins for use with Adobe's new Creative Cloud software.These plug-ins are
designed for use with the following Adobe products:

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/aja-now-supports-adobe-cc-release/

Monday, June 10, 2013

Friday, June 7, 2013

Save 20% on The Foundry Nuke 7 With the New Step Up to Nuke Promo

Are you curious about NUKE, but currently using another compositor such as After
Effects, Shake or Fusion? Well you're in the right place. The all new Step Up to
Nuke promo from Motion Media and The Foundry will get any users of After
Effects, Shake or Fusion 20% off Nuke or NukeX until June 28.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/save-20-on-the-foundry-nuke-7-with-the-new-step-up-to-nuke-promo/

Thursday, May 30, 2013

RealFlow 2013 Release Spree promo 3

RealFlow 2013 Release Spree 15 Day Promo 3!

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/realflow-2013-release-spree-promo-3/

Webinar: Autodesk Smoke and Budget Conscious Retail Commercials

Join Autodesk Expert Rob O'Neill and Nicky Liddell from boutique post house,
Concrete Wednesday in Melbourne, Australia as they examine the work involved in
putting together budget-conscious retail commercials.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/autodesk-smoke-webinar/

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

RealFlow 2013 Release Spree 15 Day Promotions

NextLimit Celebrates the launch of RealFlow 2013 with 15 daily crazy
promotions!

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/realflow-2013-release-spree-15-day-promotions/

RealFlow 2013 is now available!

NextLimit launches RealFlow 2013! New large-scale fluid solver, visual
node-based workflow, scene previews and more.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/realflow-2013-is-now-available/

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

V-Ray 1.6 for Sketchup Beta Now Open

Chaos Group has announced the open beta for V-Ray 1.6 for Sketchup. This massive
upgrade to V-Ray for SketchUp includes a series of new feature introductions
that enhance visualization workflow and render quality (V-Ray RT®, V-Ray Dome
Light), and streamline scene complexity (V-Ray Proxy).

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/v-ray-1-6-for-sketchup-beta-now-open/

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

V-Ray 1.6 for Sketchup Beta Now Open

Chaos Group has announced the open beta for V-Ray 1.6 for Sketchup. This massive
upgrade to V-Ray for SketchUp includes a series of new feature introductions
that enhance visualization workflow and render quality (V-Ray RT®, V-Ray Dome
Light), and streamline scene complexity (V-Ray Proxy).

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/v-ray-1-6-for-sketchup-beta-now-open/

Monday, May 13, 2013

Friday, May 10, 2013

Mocha 3.2 Public Beta Now Open

Release News: mocha v3.2 public beta
Today we are happy to be releasing a public beta version of mocha Pro and mocha
AE v3.2. This new point release includes significant features and fixes for all
users.


 Global character & keyboard support: Unicode-enabled, supporting project,
footage, layer names and file paths in any language.
Fixes licensing deactivation issues related to [...]

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/mocha-3-2-public-beta-now-open/

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Try Modo 701 Free

The Foundry and Luxology announced a free Modo 701 15 Day trial and a 30 Day
production trial that is $25.  I suggest you head over to the Luxology site and
get started as soon as you can. Plus, if you haven't already, take the 701
Feature Tour, now with new videos.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/try-modo-701-free/

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Krakatoa for Maya - An Introduction

Krakatoa for Maya - An Introduction
Come learn about the renderer used to create content for movie hits like Avatar,
The Avengers, Transformers 3, Harry Potter 8 and Oblivion, as well as the
upcoming Star Trek - Into Darkness, Man of Steel, After Earth, and more!

Krakatoa MY seamlessly connects Autodesk Maya with the Krakatoa renderer and
provides [...]

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/krakatoa-for-maya-an-introduction/

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Autodesk VRED 2014 Webinar

Virtual Prototyping is one of the most important steps in the development of a
new car allowing the evaluation of a prototype in different aspects before it's
even built. Autodesk's new VRED product line can be used throughout the whole
design and construction process on a single data basis, without the need to
re-do work. Autodesk presented its latest Webinar, 'Automotive visualization,
new quality standards in Virtual Prototyping', on 11 April, and it's now
available to watch online.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/autodesk-vred-2014-webinar/

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Syntheyes is Now on Linux

The SynthEyes 3-D tracking application completes a triple-header with the
introduction of its Linux version by developer Andersson Technologies LLC,
joining the existing Windows and Mac OS X versions.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/syntheyes-is-now-on-linux/

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Learn to Destroy Buildings with Pulldownit for Maya

Ever wanted to destroy a building? Well make your dreams come true with
Pulldownit 2.5 for Maya. Pulldownit is a dynamics solver which allows for the
creation of fractures as well as massive rigid bodies simulation. By using its
technology, digital artists are able to simulate the collapse of buildings
quickly and easily, cracking surfaces and/or fracturing any kind of brittle
material. I highly suggest adding it to your arsenal of Maya weapons.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/learn-to-destroy-buildings-with-pulldownit-for-maya/

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

CalDigit Product Announcements from NAB 2013

This year's NAB was an outstanding show for CalDigit with lots of innovative
product announcements for content creators. They announced two new
Thunderbolt™ products, and the VRmini 2.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/caldigit-product-announcements-from-nab-2013/

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Foundry 2013 Demo Reel

The Foundry showcased its new demo reel at NAB 2013 and it was pretty amazing.
There is a lot of great work in there from our clients like Prime Focus, Hinge
Digital, Framestore, Look Effects and more.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/the-foundry-2013-demo-reel/

Friday, April 12, 2013

What it's Like to Work at Red 5 Studios...

Red 5 is one of our favorite customers and they just released this awesome video
about what it's like to work for them. Looks like fun to me.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/what-its-like-to-work-at-red-5-studios/

Thursday, April 11, 2013

NAB 2013 Show Specials

Motion Media NAB sales! Get 30% off Red Giant products, 25% off all Video
CoPilot, a whopping 50% off all DigiEffects plugins, plus get 20% off all Mocha
Pro products. (mocha pro excluding edu)

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/nab-2013-show-specials/

Monday, April 8, 2013

Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Blackmagic Design today announced the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. A true
Super 16 digital film camera that's small enough to take anywhere!

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/blackmagic-design-announces-blackmagic-pocket-cinema-camera/

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Maxon & Adobe Announce Cineware & Cinema 4D Lite

MAXON, leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and
rendering solutions, today revealed the first step in its strategic alliance
with Adobe Systems Incorporated, aimed at delivering a new level of integration
between its powerful 3D application CINEMA 4D, and Adobe® After Effects®. The
recently revealed next release of Adobe's industry-leading software will
include two MAXON technologies directly within the new Adobe After Effects:
CINEWARE and CINEMA 4D Lite.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/maxon-adobe-announce-cineware-cinema-4d-lite/

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

3Dean: Workflow & Set Up for Product Animations

A workflow video that shows several aspects of creating a photo-real product
animation using 3ds Max 2013 and Vray 2.0

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/3dean-workflow-set-up-for-product-animations/

Monday, April 1, 2013

Red Giant BulletProof Beta Now Available

You've got a great camera, you've got a great editor — how do you manage
everything between them? BulletProof is a complete offload, prep and delivery
solution that bridges the gap, with a workflow that simplifies how you handle
footage every day.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/red-giant-bulletproof-beta-now-available/

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Autodesk Unveils New Branding for 2014

Autodesk has released a new look today, not only for it's corporate logo, but
for individual products as well. Check out their new website too. 2014 is
coming, are you ready?

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/autodesk-unveils-new-branding-for-2014/

Monday, March 25, 2013

Luxology MODO 701 is out now!

New major release of MODO 701 includes significant improvements to the
modelling, sculpting, animation, effects and rendering workflows.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/luxology-modo-701-is-out-now/

Inspiration: Don't Fail Idaho

Motion Media customer Buck Design creates a stunning video fr Drake Cooper and
the J.A and Kathryn Albertson Foundation. Check it out below, and be inspired.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/inspiration-dont-fail-idaho/

Thursday, March 21, 2013

All New Nuke Assist & NukeX Upgrade Promo

The Foundry today announced that NUKEX 7.0v6 - complete with the brand new
Assist tool for NUKEX - is now in beta. NUKEX's Assist tool allows the common
tasks of paint, roto, 2D tracking and planar tracking to be shared with a wider
group of artists at no additional cost.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/all-new-nuke-assist-nukex-upgrade-promo/

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Foundry MARI 2.0 is out now

The Foundry have released MARI 2.0. With a new state of the art layer system,
MARI is easier to learn and use than ever before!

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/the-foundry-mari-2-0-is-out-now/

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Nice RealFlow 2013 WIP

Luis M from NextLimit posted this video on his blog this morning, and it's
looking really cool, check it out below.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/nice-realflow-2013-wip/

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

First Look at Modo 701

MODO 701 is coming soon. Be one of the first to discover what's new and
improved during our 'MODO 701 Feature Tour' webcast on March 25th at 10AM
(PST). Sign up today.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/first-look-at-modo-701/

Friday, March 1, 2013

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Catcher in the Rye Short Film

Check out this "Catcher in the Rye" graduate short done by Fabian Kobbenhofer
using Cinema 4D, After Effects and Element 3D. It's a very well done piece.
Enjoy.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/catcher-in-the-rye-short-film/

Monday, February 25, 2013

An Open Letter to Ang Lee

An open letter to Ang Lee from Compositor Phillip Broste regarding the state of
the VFX industry and Mr. Lee's lack of acknowledgement to the artists who
created the VFX in "Life of Pi". I definitely recommend the read.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/an-open-letter-to-ang-lee/

Thinkbox Announces Krakatoa MY for Maya

Thinkbox Software today announced the release of Krakatoa MY, the high-volume
particle renderer for Autodesk Maya 3D software running on Microsoft Windows and
Linux operating systems.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/thinkbox-announces-krakatoa-my-for-maya/

Friday, February 22, 2013

2 Free C4D Fully Rigged Characters!

Looking through my feeds today I came across this Cinema 4D gem on PixelLab's
blog. You can't beat two free fully rigged C4D characters. Happy Friday!

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/2-free-c4d-fully-rigged-characters/

1st Person Mario: Endgame from Freddy Wong

Check out this first person Mario video from Freddie Wong. It's very well done,
but if you get motion sickness, don't go full screen.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/1st-person-mario-endgame-from-freddy-wong/

Autodesk & Technicolor Team Up

The Hollywood Reporter posted an article about Technicolor and Autodesk
partnering in the development of a new color grading and compositing tool. Steve
Scott, the pioneering colorist and head of Technicolor, is leading the charge on
this new venture and believes that together they can create a single procedural
finishing system that would offer tools from both disciplines - color grading
and compositing.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/autodesk-technicolor-team-up/

Thursday, February 21, 2013

3dConnexion Extends Support for Autodesk Inventor 2013

3Dconnexion today announced certified 3Dconnexion 3D mouse support in leading 3D
CAD modeling software Autodesk® Inventor® 2013, including Autodesk® Inventor
Professional®. Engineers can now experience powerful 3D design and drafting
capabilities, while benefitting from the multiple benefits delivered by a
3Dconnexion 3D mouse.

Read entire post:
http://blog.motionmedia.com/3dconnexion-extends-support-for-autodesk-inventor-2013/

iPad Version of "Animators Survival Kit" Coming Soon

The famous "Animators Survival Kit" written by Richard Williams is coming soon
to the iPad. The price and exact date of release have not yet been determined,
but the publisher, Faber and Faber, has indicated that it will be roughly timed
with Williams' 80th birthday next month.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/ipad-version-of-animators-survival-kit-coming-soon/

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Amazing Cartier Video and 3D Breakdown

Post Production house Unity Image has posted a commercial that they did for
Cartier along with a VFX breakdown video showing how they created some of the
elements of the spot. They used Autodesk 3ds Max and Ornatrix for the fur.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/amazing-cartier-video-and-3d-breakdown/

Discover ZBrush 4R5 with Pixologic & Motion Media

Join us for a webinar showcasing the new features in ZBrush 4R5 and how they can
improve your workflow and creativity.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/discover-zbrush-4r5-with-pixologic-motion-media/

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Maxwell Render Plugin for Revit!

Nextlimit has released a new plugin for Maxwell Render giving Autodesk Revit
users access to their beautiful rendering technology.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/maxwell-render-plugin-for-revit/

Friday, February 15, 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day

Here's a nice little heart-filled graphic thanks to Harry Frank's preset for Red
Giant Trapcode Particular and Shine.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/happy-valentines-day/

Monday, February 11, 2013

Adobe Creative Cloud for Teams IT Deployment Guide

Many of our Creative Cloud for teams customers have been looking for a way to
leverage their existing infrastructure in order to deploy and manage the
applications included in Creative Cloud for teams. Well, today, Adobe has
released a pdf document explaining how Sys Admins can make that happen.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/adobe-creative-cloud-for-teams-it-deployment-guide/

3Dean: VRAY RT Setup & Workflow

3Dean shows you how to quickly get started using 3ds Max & VRay RT to achieve
maximum efficiency when lighting a scene. In this case we look at lighting a
car.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/3dean-vray-rt-setup-workflow/

Friday, February 8, 2013

Autodesk Subscription Price Going Up!

Subscription is the most efficient and cost-effective way to maintain your
software investment. Make sure to keep these advantages. Renew now and benefit
from today's renewal prices* before the price changes take effect on March 28,
2013.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/autodesk-subscription-price-going-up/

Thursday, February 7, 2013

V-Ray for 3ds Max Update Available

Chaos Group updates V-Ray for 3ds Max featuring several optimizations and new
features.

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

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

50% off Cinema 4D Upgrades from Old Serials

For a limited time, owners of Maxon Cinema 4D or Body Paint versions R9-R11 can
upgrade to R14 at 50% off the normal rate. Plus, you don't have to upgrade to
the software you currently own!

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/50-off-cinema-4d-upgrades-from-old-serials/

Monday, February 4, 2013

The Foundry HIEROPLAYER

HIEROPLAYER is a VFX review and playback tool built for artists. Integrating
with NUKE and the VFX pipeline, HIEROPLAYER lets artists view versions of shots
on a multi-track editorial timeline in context.

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

Extension 2 for Autodesk Maya 2013 Now Available for Download

Extension 2 for Autodesk® Maya® 2013 software is now available on the Autodesk
Subscription Center. Extension 2 helps artists and studios with increased
stability, usability, and performance.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/extension-2-for-autodesk-maya-2013-now-available-for-download/

Thursday, January 31, 2013

New ArchiCAD Plugin for Maxwell Render

NextLimit has released a fully updated ArchiCAD plugin for Maxwell Render,
available for download now from the customer gateway.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/new-archicad-plugin-for-maxwell-render/

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

HDR Light Studio adds Live Connection for 3ds Max and Vray

Real-time image based lighting for the market leading visualization solution.
The new HDR Light Studio 4 Live connection for Autodesk 3ds Max with Chaos Group
V-Ray launches today.
The new HDR Light Studio 4 Live connection for Autodesk 3ds Max with Chaos Group
V-Ray launches today. Artists can now light their scenes with real-time feedback
using V-Ray RT as the ActiveShade renderer and HDR Light Studio's innovative
interactive HDR canvas. Sophisticated lighting environments can be created in
moments to perfectly light and reflect in your shot. It's an amazing new
approach to light V-Ray scenes, seeing the lighting interact with your materials
in your final shot.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/hdr-light-studio-adds-live-connection-for-3ds-max-and-vray/

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Matrox MXO2 Dock Now Shipping

Matrox is pleased to announce that Matrox MXO2 Dock is now available. The Matrox
MXO2 Dock thunderbolt Accessory for Matrox MXO2 I/O Devices Delivers Convenience
and Connectivity for MacBook Pro and MacBook Air Users

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/matrox-mxo2-dock-now-shipping/

Monday, January 21, 2013

Autodesk MotionBuilder 2013 Service Pack 2 Now Available for Download

Autodesk MotionBuilder 2013 software service pack 2 (SP2) is now available on
the Autodesk MotionBuilder Services & Support web page.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/autodesk-motionbuilder-2013-service-pack-2-now-available-for-download/

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

EXODUS - An Animated Short Film

Trapcode creator Peder Norrby approached the Stockholm based production studio
POTEMKIN, and asked them to make a short film using Trapcode MIR, the newest
product to the family. This is what they came up with.

You may view the latest post at
http://blog.motionmedia.com/exodus-an-animated-short-film/