Access is “indefinite;” license holders can use Softimage as long as they like. Autodesk says it is changing how it manages the end-of-life issues regarding Softimage, its 3D creative modeling software that is being discontinued. In a message posted to the Autodesk support forum today, Autodesk said it will allow users to continue to access Softimage “indefinitely” [...]
LightWave 3D, Chaos Group first to reach out to Softimage users with special crossgrade deals. Autodesk already has offers in place. It isn’t taking long for 3D digital content software vendors to start offering crossgrades for Autodesk Softimage, in the wake of news earlier this week that Autodesk is phasing out the 3D professional modeling [...]
Three 3D content environments was clearly one too many. Autodesk is offering a no-cost transition to either Maya or 3ds Max. Autodesk today announced the 2015 edition of Softimage will be the last release. Autodesk will start shipping the new version in mid-April 2014, and will offer product support until April 30, 2016. The impending [...]
Autodesk introduces Autodesk Character Generator as a cloud based resource. Character Generator is the latest evolution of Evolver software acquired by Autodesk in 2011. It has been available in Autodesk Labs as Project Pinocchio.
Successful VFX for films including Elysium, Thor: The Dark World, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier are among the projects organized in Thinkbox Deadline. Since its inception in 2007, Whiskytree has grown from a talented matte painting shop into a full-service CG powerhouse known for creating complex visual effects for feature films, commercials and video [...]
The Montreal-based cloud rendering company has been making friends in varied places. There’s a fierce arms race going on in the cloud, where companies seek out territory in building 3D tools for use in the cloud. It really is the next frontier, or maybe the better term is gold rush. So many companies are building [...]
John B. Hey patented the first of several systems that have capitalized on the idea of automating video recommendation. Tracking down the story proves to be quite an adventure. By Kathleen Maher Adobe has won a 2013 Technology and Engineering Emmy Award for its role in technology for recommendations for video discovery. Really? There would [...]
A refined user interface and support for several open visualization technologies highlight this major update. [Editor's Note: Full-size versions of the images in this article are available on the Facebook GraphicSpeak page.] Chaos Group today released V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max, a significant update to the popular rendering engine for Autodesk 3ds Max. The long list of [...]
Online 3D modeler Clara.io gets new features and new investment money.
Faceware software and Vicon hardware will be cross-compatible. Two leaders in the emerging motion capture market have decided to form a partnership to advance their joint cause. Faceware Technologies, a maker of markerless 3D facial motion capture (mocap) solutions, and mocap equipment specialist Vicon will align their products to support the other. The two vendors [...]