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New hiring for Escape - Tim Flett

We’ve got some exciting news: we’ve hired games industry veteran Tim Flett. Tim will be our new Business Development Manager for Games and Interactive, in charge of growing our professional services, which include training, technical consulting as well as hardware and software solutions.

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Thu 4 Feb 2010: 11:17pm

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What would have Pompeii looked like in 80 AD?

What would have Pompeii looked like in 80 AD?


This 3D reconstruction of ancient Pompeii is quite neat. Generated with Procedural’s CityEngine, it shows how quickly a 3D city can be created using a plug-in, and eliminate the time-consuming tasks of manual modelling and design often required in games, post-production and architectural visualisation. It is also up to 10 times more efficient at creating urban environments than existing packages. It is completely brand new to Escape Studios – no need to say we are quite excited about it.

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Mon 1 Feb 2010: 11:34am

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Service Pack 3 for modo 401 Released!

We have lots of exciting new developments from our friends at Luxology.

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Fri 29 Jan 2010: 10:51am

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Stereoscopic: Simplified!

Hello world!

Since the releases of The Final Destination and Avatar, there's been alot of talk about town regarding stereoscopic 3D, workflow and how it applies to film, commercials, TV and all things media.

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Fri 29 Jan 2010: 10:43am

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Turtle now supports Autodesk Maya 2010!

The new Turtle™ 5.1 version for Autodesk Maya 2010 has been released!  Illuminate labs have made improvements to their rendering and baking plug-in for Autodesk Maya, to make it better for lighting and content creation in next-gen game development.

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Tue 19 Jan 2010: 9:00pm

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Disney releases Ptex as open source

Ptex is a technique for per-face, multi-resolution texture mapping without the need to setup your UV's manually. While the paper by Brent Burley (Walt Disney Animation Studios) and Dylan Lacewell (Walt Disney Animation Studios & University of Utah) has been around for a while, last Friday, Disney released the project as open source.

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Mon 18 Jan 2010: 12:57pm

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Autodesk Project Cooper...

We have just come by an interesting little tool from our friends at Autodesk - and it's free!

0 Comments Mark Cass

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Mon 18 Jan 2010: 12:33pm

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Autodesk Mudbox 2010 Service Pack 1

Our friends at Autodesk have released the first service pack for Mudbox 2010.

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Fri 15 Jan 2010: 12:08pm

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Sony Pictures Imageworks releases open source shading language

Yesterday, Sony Pictures Imageworks -the award-winning visual effects and digital character animation unit of Sony Pictures Digital Productions- released the Alpha version of its source code for OSL (Open Shading Language).

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Fri 15 Jan 2010: 11:32am

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Maya and Max 2010 - Free courseware offer!

Hi there,

The Tech Team at Escape thought it may be nice to offer some additional value to the service we provide when anyone buys a new commercial license of Maya or Max.

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Thu 14 Jan 2010: 8:27pm

V-Ray for 3ds Max Service Pack 4a - released.

Hi all, the Chaos Group have released Service Pack 4a for V-Ray for 3ds Max and has been added to the download section of their website.

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Tue 15 Dec 2009: 10:10am

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Softimage 2010 Service Pack 1 officially released!

The first Service Pack for Autodesk® Softimage® 2010 has just been released and is available for download. The SP1 includes nearly 70 fixes for rendering, animation, and comes with a new version of Autodesk® Crosswalk technology, a handy content transfer toolset which should make it easier to move Softimage content in and out of Autodesk® 3dsMax® and Autodesk® Maya® pipelines. The SP1 is great news for those on the Linux® platform who can now access the Autodesk® Face Robot® app. designed make it easier for face rigging and animation for realistic characters. For more information on the new features or to download the SP1, check out here.

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Thu 10 Dec 2009: 4:14pm

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Hurry - last days to save 59% on Autodesk Upgrades!

There are only a few days left to get huge savings to the latest Autodesk 2010 releases - saving you up to 59% on Softimage 2010, Maya 2010 and 3ds Max 2010 Suites if you order before the 1st December, 2009.

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Fri 27 Nov 2009: 2:35pm

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ZBrush 3.5 R3 for Windows now released!

We have good news for all users of Zbrush: the new ZBrush 3.5 update for Windows has just been released. It's called R3, and it has loads of new features and enhancements as well as a better toolset. If you are a registered user of Zbrush, you can download it for free here.

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Wed 25 Nov 2009: 10:30am

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Hollywood producer, Charlotte Huggins to discuss 3D breakthroughs in film and TV.

For those in the film industry, this may be an interesting event for your December diary. The Institution of Engineering and Technology is holding the inaugural John Logie Baird event on the 8th December entitled ‘3D – Back to the future’.

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Wed 18 Nov 2009: 4:45pm

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Upgrade to Maya, 3ds Max and SoftImage 2010 apps and save up to 59%!

For those of you wanting to get their fingers on the latest versions of Maya, SoftImage and 3ds Max, you can now get considerably more bang for your buck with our new Upgrade Promotion. #

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Fri 13 Nov 2009: 10:45am

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Good times for anyone training to be a games artist

Very recently there has been a release of two games engines that you can use at home.

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Thu 12 Nov 2009: 8:29am

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V-Ray® for Autodesk® 3dsMax® Service Packs Officially Released!

The newest build of V-Ray has officially been released! You can now upgrade your version with new Service Packs and get brand new and modified features for free.

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Fri 6 Nov 2009: 1:00pm

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Amazing Student Software Offer

If you have seen our website you should know that Autodesk have a pretty fab student offer on at the moment. If not, check it out here.

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Wed 14 Oct 2009: 3:31pm

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Autodesk Maya, now truly unlimited? – Maya 2010

Our friends at Autodesk have made some pretty spectacular changes to their Maya package by consolidating their packages in to one. Gone are the days of Maya Complete and Maya Unlimited, we’re now left with one standard solution. So it might come at a higher cost but is it worth it?

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Mon 24 Aug 2009: 9:20am

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