The wait is over. Autodesk releases Maya 2022 and 3ds Max 2022 with USD, speed and security being front and centre.
Eddy for Nuke 3.0 has been in the works for some time and we’re excited to share some new developments with you
The professional workstation market for high-end graphics has always required artists to know their tech and evaluate a wide gamut of choices. Guiding the choice between enterprise and consumer technologies – or a mixture of the two – has been a feature of our workstation business for as long as I can remember, but it used to be simpler.
Earlier this year Escape Technology commissioned a report into the state of remote working within the VFX industry. It turned up some fascinating statistics, including just how unprepared many businesses were to tackle the challenge of a decentralised workforce.
Well, I think enough has been said about the year we’ve all had. It’s certainly been like no other and of course our thoughts go out to anyone affected by the pandemic.
For all businesses in post production and visual effects technology is at their core. From workstations to storage and render there’s no escaping the infrastructure that powers your creativity. However, the upfront cost of the latest equipment is enough to put many off investing in tools that can improve your deliverables beyond measure, and save you time in the process.
This year has brought some incredible leaps in technology, and the latest version of Autodesk Flame is among them.
In the last decade, the options for cloud services have expanded exponentially, leading to a vast array of product offerings and vendors. While the variety and complexity of services offered by cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) presents advantages to big teams with economies of scale and scope, these same factors may be unnecessary or even burdensome to smaller teams that seek a more focused and streamlined experience.
Autodesk has released a new update to Bifrost.
All the features from the last post have been fine tuned and V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max is ready.
With the imminent release of V-Ray 5 for 3ds Max this is the last time that users can upgrade their V-Ray 3 licences.
Autodesk has announced a recent discovery of a malicious script that infects Maya files.
There's no need to highlight the fact that all of our lives, both professional and personal, have had to adapt to the change thrust upon us by the COVID-19 pandemic. Things that seemed to be previously impossible are now possible in "the new normal". From offices that never would have considered to allow remote working, pipelines and workflows that wouldn't be able to stretch, had to adapt to the change that work suddenly needed to happen outside of the office walls.
Much to everyone’s relief the next version of Chaos Group’s V-Ray is V-Ray 5... and not V-Ray Next Next!
Possibly the best kept secret for CG artists working from home is HP's Z Central Remote Boost. It's software that comes bundled with every Z series workstation and enable staff to use their machines from anywhere in the world.
As the economic ramifications of the Covid-19 lockdown continue to threaten businesses globally HP Financial Services (HPFS) have announced a series of asset financing options that could benefit creative studios throughout the media and entertainment industry.
In the second episode of Escape Pod Jason talks to Lee, Tim, and Coffee & TV's Derek Moore about working with Flame off-site.
Over the past few months our industries have been tested. Almost everyone has experienced a change in the way we work – practically, emotionally, and technologically – and we’re unlikely to see a shift back to the way things were for a little while yet. But this period has opened up a realm of possibilities in the world of remote working.
Autodesk has shipped Flame 2021 with some great new features, but there may be a significant impact on your hardware choices.