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FxFactory Pro: 170 Plug-ins in One Box

FxFactory Pro: 170 Plug-ins in One Box

FxFactory Pro's plug-ins are brand new to Escape Studios, and we are pretty excited about adding this clever package to our software range. FXFactory Pro is basically a bundle of 170 plug-ins which have been developed by Noise Industries specifically for CG artists who work with Final Cut Pro, Motion, Final Cut Express and Adobe After Effects.

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Wed 9 Mar 2011: 4:42pm

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Autodesk Media 2012 Announcements!

Autodesk Media 2012 Announcements!

So Autodesk are at it again with a complete update of all their product line for Media and Entertainment. The update for Maya looks very good, with multi-threading in nucleus - a big plus! Check out the video at the top of this page - it shows the work being done on liquids . The viewport technology begun with viewport 2.0 in 2011. Obviously it was not that great in 2011 but it's a different story with this new 2012 version. All the good stuff is now in there: screen based ambient occlusion, motion blur, depth of field, they are all in the viewport.

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Thu 3 Mar 2011: 11:15am

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Kinect's New Underground Fanbase Gets Busy

There has been a bit of an underground homebrew fanbase for Microsoft's new controller, Kinect.

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Thu 24 Feb 2011: 8:03am

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ZBrush 4: Free trial versions now available

ZBrush 4: Free trial versions now available

Trial versions of ZBrush4 are now available. This is great news for anyone wanting to trial the latest release of Pixologic’s award-winning 2D/3D digital sculpting tool.

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Autodesk Announces Intent to Acquire Scaleform Corporation

Autodesk Announces Intent to Acquire Scaleform Corporation

"Another Autodesk purchase" I hear you cry as the news gets out that a cool $36 million CASH is to be spent on Scaleform

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Tue 22 Feb 2011: 10:33am

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V-Ray 2.0 Student Bundles & Educational Licences

V-Ray 2.0 Student Bundles & Educational Licences

We’ve had a lot of interest from students around V-Ray 2.0 lately, so I thought I’d shed a little more light on what’s new in the educational package.

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Thu 10 Feb 2011: 11:55am

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CityEngine's a hit with Ministry of Sound

CityEngine's a hit with Ministry of Sound

Producing a city in the shape of a Ministry of Sound logo might seem like a pretty tough feat, but not for award-winning agency Fold 7 and freelance motion design director Paul Clements, who used CityEngine to do just that.

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Thu 10 Feb 2011: 11:20am

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New versions of MARI 1.2, NUKE 6.1v4 & NUKE 6.2v2 Out Now!

New versions of MARI 1.2, NUKE 6.1v4 & NUKE 6.2v2 Out Now!

The Foundry team have been hard at work, announcing three new releases in as many days. There are some new cool features added to MARI to improve its 3D texture painting capability, and NUKE has loads of feature enhancements and fixes worth checking out. Here is a summary of what you can expect from the new releases:

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Tue 25 Jan 2011: 4:43pm

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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...

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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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