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Virtual Reality makes a comeback at Game Developers Conference

Virtual Reality makes a comeback at Game Developers Conference

Sony demos prototype VR system called Project Morpheus.   By Kathleen Maher You didn’t ask for it, you didn’t know you wanted it, but the game developing world thinks you might be ready for another round of virtual reality (VR) products. The breakthrough is made possible by the proliferation of low-cost sensors and small screens [...]

Creative Market acquisition puts Autodesk deeper into Adobe territory

Creative Market acquisition puts Autodesk deeper into Adobe territory

The reseller of “mousemade” creative content for products and services sees its new home in Autodesk as the fastest way to make beautiful graphics design simple and accessible to everyone. A small company specializing in “hand-crafted, mousemade” design content for both digital and physical products has become the most recent Autodesk acquisition in the consumer [...]

Otoy launches Brigade graphics processing engine on Amazon EC2

Otoy launches Brigade graphics processing engine on Amazon EC2

The goal is photorealistic cloud gaming, with Unity and Unreal the first platforms. Otoy jumped into this week’s Game Developers Conference with several announcements. First, the company says it is extending its network of game developers interested in using its technology. The company says it has a program to help game developers use Otoy to [...]

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Autodesk 2015 Entertainment Creation Suites last for Softimage

Autodesk 2015 Entertainment Creation Suites last for Softimage

The addition of Bifrost to Maya is a bridge to the future for users who will miss Softimage’s extensibility. Autodesk today announces its 2015 update to its Entertainment Creation Suites, with an emphasis on improving everyday tasks. The release is a milestone for two reasons: Maya LT joins the M&E product line — but not [...]

Shotgun embeds Perforce continuous delivery into studio workflow

Shotgun embeds Perforce continuous delivery into studio workflow

The integration brings continuous delivery to game and film artists through integration with leading 3D creation tools. Continuous Delivery is gaining favor in software development as a way for distributed teams to work together on large assets including code, documents, video, images, and more. One of the leading software companies enabling Continuous Delivery is Perforce, [...]

Mixamo builds out end to end products, adds upgrades in time for GDC

Mixamo builds out end to end products, adds upgrades in time for GDC

Mixamo, a company offering tools for character creation, is getting ready for GDC with new updates and a new pricing plan. Rigging is one of the more tedious jobs of character creation, so it’s not surprising that considerable effort has gone into creating tools to automate the project. Mixamo, founded in 2008, originally offered online [...]

Southpaw brings its workflow management to Unity game development platform

Southpaw brings its workflow management to Unity game development platform

The larger the project, the more developers need workflow management. The Unity utility is a commercial add-on to the open source Tactic. Unity keeps gaining ground as a game development platform, and as it has grown other content tools find ways to align with it. Now Southpaw Technologies is providing a way to use its [...]

Autodesk modifies Softimage end-of-life terms

Autodesk modifies Softimage end-of-life terms

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” [...]

Competitors leap to replace Softimage

Competitors leap to replace Softimage

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 [...]

Autodesk to discontinue Softimage

Autodesk to discontinue Softimage

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 [...]