Thursday, April 30, 2015

Marmalade at Microsoft Build 2015

The Microsoft Build Developer Conference in San Francisco is one of the biggest
tech events of the year – the time when Microsoft reveal to the world their
latest and greatest innovations and technologies including updates to Windows,
Office and Azure.

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Limited Time Offer On DJI Quadcopters!

For a limited time, save up to 15% when you purchase selected DJI Phantom 2
quadcopters or the DJI Ronin Professional Handheld 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

What If 3D Printing Was 100X Faster?

3D printing is really just 2D printing over and over ... slowly. Joseph DeSimone
went into detail about this during his talk at the TED2015 convention.

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ZBrush: The Ebola Virus

Digital artist and storyteller, Daniel Enrique de Leon, recently created a
fantastic 3D animation of the Ebola virus' molecular anatomy.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

30% Off Every Red Giant product

Only at Motion Media, take an extra 5% off on every Red Giant product. We have
the best prices on Red Giant of anyone online, period. Check out the links below
to see for yourself.

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Curvature to Vertex Color Modifier using Max Creation Graph

One popular request on the Autodesk 3ds Max is the curvature map. While you
can't create procedural texture maps with Max Creation Graphs (at least not now)
you can create modifiers that set the vertex color map and then use the vertex
color map to drive materials.

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Smooth Operator, the GDC's Make Out Darling

Smooth Operator is the first full release from Beardo Games. Mechanically,
it's a cooperative two-player game (in which the chosen two characters make

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Autodesk Signs Agreement to Acquire Shotgun Software

Autodesk is acquiring Shotgun due to the way they drive their product roadmap in
close collaboration with clients, their open dialog, their responsive
engineering, their "we've got your back" street team.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Introducing the Clarisse iFX 2.0

Clarisse iFX 2.0, provides an unbelievable amount of new features and
improvements! Thanks to customer feedback, every inch of the software has been
improved. This major release delivers new sets of features focused on rendering,
layout, color management and look development.

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Motion Media's 4k Bundle

To improve data consolidation and maximize performance, Splash Entertainment, an
animation studio involved in distribution, post production, online content
creation and video on demand (VOD), moved away from older, mismatched storage
solutions and switched to Motion Media's new 4K Studio Bundle.

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Maxon: Into Orbit with Jupiter Ascending

Duncan Evans from Maxon talked to David Sheldon-Hicks of Territory Studio about
working on the set of the Wachowskis' sci-fi epic

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ZBrush: Beauty & Anatomical Details

Meet Ukrainian ZBrush artist, Alexey Kashpersky. Alexey creates digital
visuals of anatomical body parts for Thomas Direct Studios and Radius Digital
Science. If you are creeped out by doctors visits, his work may not be your cup
of tea. These renders provide a glimpse into the workings of our bones, organs,
cells, and appendages. Alexey's complete body of work depicts usage of
many different styles. His styles range from scientific style 3D illustration,
to beautiful almost baroque style fantasy artwork, to the aforementioned medical
illustrations. Born in 1986 in his native Ukraine, Alexey currently lives in
New Jersey.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

UPDATE: Autodesk Maya 2016 Installer Missing Mental Ray Plugin

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Customers installing the latest version of Autodesk Maya 2016
will notice that the Mental Ray Plugin is missing from the render selection

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The Foundry Announces ACES Integration at NAB 2015

At NAB 2015, The Foundry announced its formal partnership with the Academy of
Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Academy Color Encoding System (ACES).

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Autodesk 3ds Max 2016 Introduction

The 3ds Max Development team has been working overtime for almost a year to
bring you the latest version of the Autodesk 3ds Max. We can't wait to introduce
it to you!

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

BREAKING: Blackmagic Announces Lighter and Better URSA Mini

As all the folks lucky enough to be attending NAB 2015 already know,
 Blackmagic has some very exciting new products slated to be released this
year. Check out the rest of this article for more titillating details!

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Monday, April 13, 2015

New at NAB: Autodesk Maya & 3ds Max 2016!

At NAB, Autodesk representatives have a busy week ahead of them. Two exciting
Autodesk updates to be released this week include Maya and 3ds Max 2016.

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100 Free CION Cameras #TryCion

In recent news, amidst the excitement and chaos of NAB, AJA has just launched
their new #TryCION program. As mentioned in the title of this post, the program
seeds 100 CION cameras for free to qualified shooters for use on their projects.
That could be you!

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Friday, April 10, 2015

MODO Rigging Master Course

The Rigging Master Course update is finally available, and we hear that is has
"doubled in size and awesomeness".

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Thursday, April 9, 2015

BZP Pro Price Drop Like It's Hot

Big news! BZP Pro has permanently slashed the prices of their products from $995
to $500, additionally, until June 1st, BZP Pro is offering its products
discounted at 50% off. This means you can buy their products for just $250!
Click here to purchase.

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BZP Pro and Dead Panic

Big news! BZP Pro has permanently slashed the prices of their products from $995
to $500, additionally, until June 1st, BZP Pro is offering its products
discounted at 50% off. This means you can buy their products for just $250!
Click here to purchase.

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Monday, April 6, 2015


Last Thursday the Seattle Motion Media Project space launched at the Seattle
Pioneer Square Art Walk with a soft opening. The Motion Media Project space
featured the work of visual artist, Robbie Schroeder.

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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Webinar: Network Attached Storage for Creative Workflows

We want to teach you about Seagate NAS Solutions! Join Motion Media and Seagate
to learn about how Seagate NAS solutions are ideal for all creative environments
from Game Development, VFX and Animation to Post Production.

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