2022 has been a busy time for SPEC’s Graphics and Workstation Performance Group

The group continues its work in establishing, maintaining, and endorsing standardized benchmarks; unveils SPECapc for Maya 2023 benchmark. The Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC) Graphics and Workstation Performance Group (GWPG) was formed in 1986 under the National Computer Graphics Association (NCGA). GWPG joined SPEC in 1996, and today is one of five groups developing benchmarks … Read more

Autodesk offers its toolset to a wider audience with Maya Creative

Users get most of the features in the full version of Maya and pay when they use them, not when they don’t. Used throughout many major film and game studios, Autodesk’s Maya is the software behind a plethora of stunning visuals in leading-edge projects. Since it was introduced in 1998, Maya has continued to offer … Read more

Autodesk’s ‘Vision’ at SIGGRAPH 2022

The software vendor, along with leading industry studios and creatives, will be teaming up on a virtual Vision Series ahead of the in-person conference. Once again, Autodesk will be partnering with industry luminaries to present its Vision Series during SIGGRAPH. For the past two years, this in-person event, like the SIGGRAPH Conference and Expo, has … Read more

Autodesk spiffs up its 3D software

Updates make next-gen workflows more efficient. Autodesk has added a new layer of polish to its popular 3D tools, updating its Maya, 3ds Max, Arnold, and Bifrost with new features that will enable artists and animators in the film, television, games, and design visualization industries to tackle modern workflow challenges more easily and with greater … Read more

Autodesk releases Maya 2020.4

Autodesk has announced an important update to Autodesk Maya—Version 2020.4. It includes updates to Bifrost extension, native Motion Library plugin, and Substance plugin. The inclusion of Arnold 6.1 ensures post-processing nodes for creating exposure, color correction, vignetting effects and support for nested dielectrics, a new priority system for overlapping transparent objects. Nestled dielectrics gives the … Read more