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Wings3D Release Made me Feel a Little Nostalgic

The release of Wings3D release 1.4 - the open source modeller - made me take a trip down 3d memory lane.

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Tue 25 Jan 2011: 2:31pm

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TACTIC Make New Video Tutorials Available

TACTIC Make New Video Tutorials Available

Are any of you into production asset management? Then this could be the ideal resource for you. Southpaw have just launched a new 'video page', where you can gain access to loads of useful resources for how to use their TACTIC software. 

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Thu 20 Jan 2011: 9:03am

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Mega Cities made easy with CityEngine

Mega Cities made easy with CityEngine

Constructing a whole city spread out over 385 square kilometres in just 4 weeks seems like a tall order. Base Productions faced this very dilemma when creating 6 CGI sequences for National Geographic's Mega Cities, to create the large Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung. They managed to get around it by using CityEngine to procedurally generate buildings, and only concentrate on a few hero buildings to recreate the huge city. You can check out the opening sequence to see the final result, and although the buildings aren’t very detailed, it gives you a great feel for the density of the city and its size.

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Tue 11 Jan 2011: 5:54pm

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Autodesk 2011 Upgrade Promotion: Last days

Autodesk 2011 Upgrade Promotion: Last days

If you want to upgrade to Autodesk’s 2011 products for less, then you may want to check out Autodesk’s Upgrade Promotion, but hurry there’s just over a week left.

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Thu 6 Jan 2011: 4:02pm

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TACTIC software's CEO speaks out

TACTIC software's CEO speaks out

Gary Mundell, Southpaw’s CEO sheds some light on how using a production asset management system like TACTIC, can help studios better manage their production pipelines and streamline their workflows. Here's what he had to say...

0 Comments Mark Cass

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Wed 5 Jan 2011: 2:39pm

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Christmas CG Student Bundle – Save 20%

Christmas CG Student Bundle – Save 20%

We have put together a great student Christmas CG bundle, for all you budding artists out there. The bundle combines our top-selling software and hardware products, giving you a great CG set-up for 20% less.

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Thu 23 Dec 2010: 11:48am

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New release of NUKE 6.2 - Out Now

New release of NUKE 6.2 - Out Now

Hot of the press: the latest release of NUKE and NUKEX has just been released!

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Mon 20 Dec 2010: 5:17pm

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New release of Fusion 6.14 – Out Now

New release of Fusion 6.14 – Out Now

Eyeon are giving customers a special Christmas treat with the new release of Fusion 6.14, and a new discounted upgrade pricing for anyone upgrading from Fusion 5 or earlier.

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Mon 20 Dec 2010: 10:12am

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Maxwell Render 2.5 – Out Now

Maxwell Render 2.5 – Out Now

The latest version of Maxwell Render has been released this week, with a neat new technology called Maxwell Fire. This is a new interactive rendering tool which gives users instant results when setting up a scene, so you can preview scene lighting and materials within seconds. This is pretty neat and should make a difference to your workflows.

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Fri 17 Dec 2010: 3:09pm

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Phoenix FD version 1.20 Released

Phoenix FD version 1.20 Released

The latest version of Phoenix FD, Chaos’s newest product is now available for download.

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Fri 17 Dec 2010: 12:04pm

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And the winners are...

And the winners are...

As part of the new release of RenderMan Studio 3 and RenderMan for Maya 4, we ran a competition to give three lucky people the chance to win a limited edition Pixar’s RenderMan Walking Teapot.

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Fri 17 Dec 2010: 9:36am

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TACTIC 3v1 - Now Available

TACTIC 3v1 - Now Available

The new release of TACTIC 3.0.0.v01 is now available for download. It's the latest update to TACTIC 3. Not sure how many of you have had a chance to look at version 3, but here is a quick low down.

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Thu 16 Dec 2010: 5:58pm

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Luxology’s modo 501 – Out Today

Luxology’s modo 501 – Out Today

This is hot of the press: the brand new version of Luxology’s modo 501 has just landed and it’s packed with loads of new features.

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Thu 16 Dec 2010: 11:30am

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V-Ray 2.0 for 3ds Max – Out Now

V-Ray 2.0 for 3ds Max – Out Now

The long-awaited V-Ray 2.0 has been released, with some great new features and additions that will really give you better and faster results.

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Tue 14 Dec 2010: 2:48pm

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Flash on Ipad, Windows on Ipad, Quicktime on Android, MAYA on IPAD

The cloud is only just beginning to really show its power and what it can do. This OnLive demo of their new video compression technology is astounding. It will open a whole new era of computing and inter-op that we can only dream of. Imagine running maya on an Ipad? Well, it's not that far fetched an idea, and I reckon rental of maya is a definate possibilty in the future. But what about having the ability to run any app on any hardware? This truely is a game changer and from their humble beginnings in just the games' world I think OnLive just showed that the future will be a very different place and that they may be a major force.

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Mon 13 Dec 2010: 10:26am

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How Studio01 used CityEngine

How Studio01 used CityEngine

It’s always interesting to see how CityEngine can help studios complete new projects. I caught up with Simon Röjder, the Managing Director of Swedish arch viz studio, Studio01, to get the inside scoop. Studio1 have some great projects to their credit. They are unrivalled in Sweden for their unique ways of using game technology in visualisation work, which enables them to produce an amazing level of interactivity in their 3D-visualisations. Impressive stuff. Here’s the low down on CityEngine…

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Mon 13 Dec 2010: 9:33am

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Top 5 Reasons to use Mari

Top 5 Reasons to use Mari

So many people were impressed with The Foundry’s Mari presentation at our recent Bristol event, that I decided to find out a little more about the new product. For those that haven’t come across Mari before, it’s a new 3D creative texture-painting tool that was originally designed by Weta Digital for painting high-resolution textures on 3D models in King Kong and Avatar.

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Fri 10 Dec 2010: 1:15pm

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Creating a Medieval City with CityEngine

Creating a Medieval City with CityEngine

Ever thought how hard it would be to design all the different buildings for a Medieval town and then deal with the layout and terrain?... Wow what a headache! Well, not such a headache any more. You can now create realistic looking medieval dwellings and villages that look like they have just come out of an episode of Merlin using CityEngine.

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Wed 8 Dec 2010: 2:43pm

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New NUKE Bundle Promo – Save up to 50%

New NUKE Bundle Promo – Save up to 50%

The Foundry is spreading the festive cheer this December with a great new promotion that can save you up to 50% on bundles of NUKE and NUKEX.

1 Comments Tim Flett

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Tue 7 Dec 2010: 9:36am

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