A top seller on the Mac goes after Adobe Illustrator in a wider marketplace, offering speed, a rich feature set and a perpetual use license. A fast-rising challenger to Adobe Illustrator on the Mac is now shipping a Windows version. British software developer Serif says its Affinity Designer has been the best-selling professional design and graphics app for Mac since its … [Read more...] about Affinity Designer now available on Windows
The streamlined version of Maya will be for sale as a perpetual license or by monthly rental. Today, Autodesk releases Maya LT, a subset of the popular 3D modeling and animation software. Maya LT is aimed at the indie and mobile game development community, and continues Autodesk’s plan to bring more affordable tools to the media and entertainment industry. When Autodesk … [Read more...] about Autodesk introduces Maya LT for indie and mobile game developers
Traditional desktop software becomes a cloud service while maintaining local storage. By Randall Newton Last year a well-funded startup called Numecent came out of stealth mode with a new technology called cloudpaging for faster delivery and use of application software and mixed-media content. With a promising approach to application streaming, Numecent has been able to … [Read more...] about Numecent launches “Native as a Service” cloudpaging platform.
Detailed cost tracking works across multiple projects and clients. PipelineFX has updated its Qube render farm management software with new business-side features including cost reporting, time tracking, and various resource utilization improvements. “With Qube 6.5's new features, we will be able to track our farm utilization down to the shot level,” said Tony Pelle, … [Read more...] about PipelineFX adds business-side tracking to Qube render farm management
New features include multi-touch support and expanded customizable tool options. Today Autodesk updated SketchBook Pro for Windows and Mac, the desktop version of its popular freehand drawing software downloaded more than 11 million times. The new Version 6 features a streamlined interface, multi-touch navigation, French curves, synthetic paint and smudge brushes, plus … [Read more...] about Autodesk updates SketchBook Pro for desktop computers
The market leader for AutoCAD-compatible plant design also adds new working modes, an updated user interface, and more. Bentley Systems has released an updated version of AutoPlant V8i (SELECTseries 3) suite that brings new interoperability, new support for 64-bit Windows, and other features. Bentley says AutoPlant is the most widely used AutoCAD-based plant design … [Read more...] about Bentley AutoPlant V8i now supports 64-bit Windows