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SPECapc releases new 3ds Max 2015 benchmark, outlines future

SPECapc releases new 3ds Max 2015 benchmark, outlines future

How to test virtual workstation performance is one of the key issues facing this industry non-profit. At Siggraph SPEC’s Application Performance Characterization (SPECapc) group has released a new benchmark Autodesk 3ds Max 2015, and discussed with press and analysts the challenges it sees ahead. SPECapc for 3ds Max 2015 contains 48 tests for comprehensive measurement […]

By September 5, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]

DIY presentations for architects courtesy of Cl3ver

DIY presentations for architects courtesy of Cl3ver

Startup Cl3ver arrives to offer easy 3D presentation creation to architects. The company announces new pricing and new tutorials.   Startup Cl3ver offers cloud-based rendering for architects. The company debuted at SXSW V2V in Las Vegas last summer and the team has been honing the interface and their business plan. It has emerged looking a […]

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 […]

Chaos Group ships V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max

Chaos Group ships V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max

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 […]

Finding the right workstation for Autodesk Showcase and 3ds Max

Finding the right workstation for Autodesk Showcase and 3ds Max

Two 3D visualization products from the same vendor does not mean one workstation configuration works best for both. By Tom Lansford CADplace Autodesk Showcase and 3ds max are valuable tools when doing visualisation for manufacturing, product design and development, and particularly virtual design reviews. One of the first issues many professionals face is how to […]

By October 25, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Cl3ver steps out with 3D authoring app

Cl3ver steps out with 3D authoring app

The Cl3ver 3D content authoring site is a project funded by Wayra, an accelerator fund backed by Spain’s Telefonica. The young company is making the rounds of potential funders.

Autodesk to ship Maya and 3ds Max extensions

Autodesk to ship Maya and 3ds Max extensions

XGen from Walt Disney Studios and Python scripting highlight new features being added for subscription customers. Next month Autodesk will roll out an update for subscription users of Maya 2014 and 3ds Max 2014. Normally we don’t make news items out of such updates, but the technology being added to these two particular updates will […]

Autodesk throws a party and skips the booth at Siggraph

Autodesk throws a party and skips the booth at Siggraph

The user group party celebrated CG heroes and new technology. Naiad fluid simulation was shown running in Maya.  Autodesk disappointed the folks a bit this year at Siggraph. Instead of renting their typical large booth this year, Autodesk spent their money more directly on their customers—always a good idea. The company threw a big-bash user […]

Thinkbox releases Stoke MX particle reflow for 3ds Max

Thinkbox releases Stoke MX particle reflow for 3ds Max

Stoke allows a non-linear workflow and supports scripting inside 3ds Max.   Thinkbox Software today added to its lineup of innovative animation and simulation tools with the launch of Stoke MX, a particle simulator plug-in for Autodesk 3ds Max designed to simplify and accelerate the creation of high-volume particle clouds driven by velocity fields. Stoke MX […]