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Redshift renderer releases integration for Houdini

Redshift renderer releases integration for Houdini

The biased, GPU-based renderer counts several well-known animation studios among its customers. Redshift Rendering Technologies has released an integration to the procedural animation tool Houdini, from SideFX Software. Redshift is a biased GPU-accelerated renderer that currently integrates with industry-standard content creation tools including Autodesk Maya, Softimage, and Autodesk 3ds Max. The company says integration work […]

By February 17, 2017 Read More →
GPU demand increases in fourth quarter

GPU demand increases in fourth quarter

Gaming continues as the wind in the graphics industry sails. Global demand for GPUs increased in the fourth quarter of 2016 on a sequential basis, continuing a rising trend despite continuing lower sales for PCs. The latest market report from Jon Peddie Research note the results are the highest in two years, with 100.3 million […]

By February 16, 2017 Read More →
Dassault’s 3D Experience Lab

Dassault’s 3D Experience Lab

Dassault ‘s 3D Experience Lab is designed to help build new design and manufacture ecosystems from the ground up using start-up power.

By February 15, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Atomic Fiction cloud rendering spinoff lands venture funding

Atomic Fiction cloud rendering spinoff lands venture funding

Autodesk and Walden Venture Capital are named participants; the amount of funding was undisclosed. Cloud rendering startup Conductor Technologies has raised an undisclosed amount of venture capital in a Series A funding round. The company is a technology spinoff from Atomic Fiction, a Hollywood special effects studio. The funding round was led by Walden Venture […]

By February 15, 2017 Read More →
V-Ray for 3ds Max update renders up to seven times faster

V-Ray for 3ds Max update renders up to seven times faster

A new algorithm for dealing with complex lighting improves render time. Chaos Group has released a major update to V-Ray for Autodesk 3ds Max, its popular rendering solution. The company says version 3.5 is up to 7 times faster at rendering, depending on the scene. Chaos Group says its new Adaptive Lights algorithm “drastically speeds […]

By February 13, 2017 Read More →
ProtoTech WebGL Revit Exporter adds Virtual Reality option

ProtoTech WebGL Revit Exporter adds Virtual Reality option

VR imagery is designed for smartphone-style VR display. CAD enhancement specialist ProtoTech has updated its WebGL exporter for Autodesk Revit with the ability to create virtual reality scenes from Revit model data. When a user of the exporter selects the “VR” option, the model view is split so it can be loaded into a browser […]

By February 9, 2017 Read More →
Siemens, Bentley Systems to co-develop new utility planning and design software

Siemens, Bentley Systems to co-develop new utility planning and design software

Smart grid technology is first on the agenda. Software is reprogramming the industrial world. Siemens and Bentley Systems are taking the next step in their recently announced strategic alliance (see, “Siemens takes ownership state in Bentley via strategic alliance”) by jointly develop new products for the “accelerated digitization of planning, design, and operations for power […]

By January 31, 2017 Read More →
Cospective updates remote video review solution

Cospective updates remote video review solution

CineSync 4.0 introduces additional security features and an iOS app. Video technology specialist Cospective has introduced a major update to CineSync, its Academy Award-winning cloud-based remote review and approval solution. The update includes a high-end version of the software with additional security features. CineSync has been integrated into the workflow of several recent feature films […]

By January 30, 2017 Read More →
Microsoft acquires Simplygon 3D optimization technology

Microsoft acquires Simplygon 3D optimization technology

Designed to slim down AAA game models, the tech may find its way into the new drivers for 3D printing. Microsoft has acquired Swedish-based Donya Labs, developers of Simplygon, software widely used in the game industry to optimize models — which generally means to make them use less processing and storage. The process is also […]

By January 27, 2017 Read More →
Eurocom delivers new mobile “super server”

Eurocom delivers new mobile “super server”

Engineering teams who need cloud technology in a portable, secure package are among the target market.   Eurocom has launched a new mobile server powerful enough to serve as a portable private cloud server. The Tornado F5 SE Mobile Server is powered by Intel Xeon E5 1200 V5 series CPUs, and comes with up to […]

By January 26, 2017 Read More →