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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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,

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

V-Ray for 3ds Max Update Available

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

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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!

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Monday, February 4, 2013


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.

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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.

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