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Mixamo update focuses on character creation user experience

Mixamo update focuses on character creation user experience

More than 300,000 3D animated characters have been created on the service. Online 3D character creation service  Mixamo, Inc. will release a major update of the service next month. Called “Mixamo 2.0” the new version includes significant updates to the user interface to make finding, creating, organizing, sharing and purchasing Mixamo’s 3D character assets and […]

By February 26, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
JPR press conference to announce study results

JPR press conference to announce study results

Jon Peddie Research is putting a new twist on its popular luncheon press conferences for this year’s Game Developers Conference. Save the date! More details soon.

By February 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Autodesk acquires Tweak for digital image review

Autodesk acquires Tweak for digital image review

The Tweak technology and team will become part of the Shotgun review and collaboration group. Autodesk today announced it has acquired Tweak, maker of RV, an image and sequence playback tool. Autodesk is adding the acquired technology and talent into the Shotgun group, charged with creating an integrated pipeline for digital asset and project review. […]

Motion picture academy honors software makers

Motion picture academy honors software makers

From the Bullet physics library to tools for storing volumetric data, 10 new software breakthroughs win Technical Achievement Awards. Hollywood took time Saturday night to honor the 2015 winners of Scientific and Technical Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences—the Oscars. Among those honored were 26 men and women recognized for 10 […]

Delcam adds vector and text flexibility to $149 ArtCAM Express

Delcam adds vector and text flexibility to $149 ArtCAM Express

The entry-level program can now read in 3D files but still outputs in 2D for engraving and routing.   Delcam has added more vector editing capabilities in an upgrade of its ArtCAM Express program. The new Autodesk subsidiary says the changes make the software capable of more complex 3D designs. ArtCAM Express 2015 offers 2D […]

KeyShot workflow now available in ZBrush

KeyShot workflow now available in ZBrush

Two years after an initial joint venture, KeyShot is now available as a fully integrated rendering option. The popular 3D sculpting tool ZBrush now offers the option of using KeyShot as a fully integrated rendering solution. The combination is possible with the current release of ZBrush (Version 4 Release 7), and two new purchases of […]

New Spotlight features in Maxwell Render update

New Spotlight features in Maxwell Render update

Next Level uses its science research to improve its artistic toolset. Maxwell Render from Next Limit adds new support for spotlight control and volumetrics in its latest update. Key new features in the 3.1 update include: Fully controllable new emitters workflow in spotlights Extra sampling feature allows distribution of different sampling level values in different […]

Autodesk 123D Sculpt+ now available on Android

Autodesk 123D Sculpt+ now available on Android

Autodesk is continuing a trend away from web-based consumer tools to platform-specific apps. Autodesk has released an Android version of 123D Sculpt+, its freeform 3D sculpting app already available on iOS. It replaces an older version (123D Sculpt) as well as 123D Creature, which is being phased out. The introduction is part of Autodesk’s continuing […]

WebAnimate update improves retargeting

WebAnimate update improves retargeting

Browser-based animation rigging tool comes in free and pro versions. IKinema has updated WebAnimate, its browser-based animation and retargeting toolset for indie developers. As with previous versions, there is a free version and a professional upgrade. Both versions can import mocap data as well as files from leading 3D development tools. Notable among new features […]

Thinkbox Deadline 7 offers flexible cloud support

Thinkbox Deadline 7 offers flexible cloud support

Render local, in the cloud, or both using the new Cloud Wizard.  Thinkbox Software has released an update to Deadline, its compute management solution for digital media assets that includes new virtual machine capabilities to extend compute resources on demand. Other enhancements including spot rendering of selected regions, support for more products, sharding out of […]

By December 16, 2014 0 Comments Read More →