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ZBrush 2021

ZBrush 2021

Atomhawk: Bringing ideas to life

Atomhawk: Bringing ideas to life

A single spark of inspiration has the power to bring things to life. Landscapes can be raised or destroyed, ideologies spring from nothing, and worlds are born each time an artist lifts their pen. Ideas are what drive every industry and without them the world simply wouldn’t be the same.

After Effects Gets an Overhaul

After Effects Gets an Overhaul

Following on from last October’s Adobe MAX extravaganza the industry giant has released a full breakdown of what we can expect from their latest After Effects CC offering. Here are five of the best new features for VFX artists and hobbyists alike.

Are we heading for a new 3D ecosystem?

Are we heading for a new 3D ecosystem?

The beginnings of the complete graphics infrastructure are now upon us with the likes of Athera from the foundry and now Adobe moving to ever more complete end to end solutions.  

Adobe acquires Allegorithmic

Adobe acquires Allegorithmic

Adobe today announced that it has acquired Allegorithmic, makers of the 3D texturing tools Substance Painter and Substance Designer.

Maya 2019 is here!

Maya 2019 is here!

It only feels like yesterday that I was looking forward to Maya 2018, but here we are 494 days since the last major release and I’m just as excited.

XMesh

XMesh

Work Faster, Smarter, Easier.XMesh™ is the new best friend to any artist burdened with slow or unworkable 3D assets, or faced with the need to transfer data between creative applications and maintain file functionality. From animators to architects, anyone working with large files in Autodesk® 3ds Max® or Autodesk® Maya® will benefit from adding XMesh™ to their pipeline.

Krakatoa

Krakatoa

KRAKATOA™ is AWS Thinkbox's production-proven Volumetric Particle Rendering, Manipulation and Management Toolkit.

Frost

Frost

FROST is a compound geometry object for 3ds Max that can be used to generate a single mesh from particles, vertex clouds, object positions, point data files or a combination thereof using various iso-surface and geometry cloning techniques. Version 1.4.0 supports the 32 and 64 bit builds of 3ds Max 2010, 3ds Max 2011, 3ds Max 2012 and 3ds Max 2013, as well as the 64 bit version of 3ds Max 2014 and 3ds Max 2015.

Deadline 10

Deadline 10

Deadline is the VFX industry’s leading render management toolkit. Compatible with Windows, Linux, and Mac OSX, it offers a wide range of options for render farms of all sizes, supporting over 70 different rendering applications.

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