Monday, 29 February 2016

Renderman 21 prepares for preview

With over 60 new features lined up, RenderMan’s about to get bigger. Pixar are set to release a beta version of RenderMan 21, and it’s set to be the biggest overhaul of this popular programme in years.

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Join Ukie and Arch Creatives tonight in Leamington Spa

If you’re a games developer within reach of Leamington Spa, then don’t miss Ukie and Arch Creatives’ event this evening. “Growing your games business” will begin with sessions led by expert speakers in gaming, finance, PR and technology, followed by networking drinks. It promises to be really interesting.

Friday, 19 February 2016

Try the Cintiq 27QHD Touch - Live Demo at VFX Festival 2016

We’re being spoilt for major shows this February. While BVE storms the ExCeL London, a hop away across the river the VFX Festival is taking up residence at the O2. This year’s theme explores the ways in which technologies are converging to produce new possibilities – and we can’t wait.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Ultimate Scalability: BVE 2016

It’s that time of year again - with the Broadcast Video Expo just a week away, we’re busy getting everything ready for the show. Our CTO Lee Danskin will be chairing a panel discussion about how companies can meet the challenge of scaling up their pipeline to meet the demands of a 4K workflow.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

MARI wins a technical Oscar

There’s been the usual debate round the office ahead of this year’s Oscars ceremony, but one gong is beyond contest – and not just because it’s already been awarded.

Monday, 18 January 2016

Doctor Who artists burst to the cloud

We’re talking about cloud rendering a lot right now. It was a major theme at SIGGRAPH 2015, where Google showcased their Cloud Platform, and we were excited about partnering with them last September.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Keep an eye on the HP Sprout

We’re in an industry that’s full of exciting innovations, but it’s been a while since we’ve had something that could really be called a game changer.

Wednesday, 09 December 2015

V-Ray for Revit public beta now available

Good news for those of you currently working with Autodesk Revit - the clever people at Chaos Group have been working tirelessly on a render solution that offers fully integrated access to V-Ray throughout the design process. And better still, the V-Ray for Revit beta is now public.

Tuesday, 08 December 2015

Autodesk End Perpetual Licenses

From 31 January 2016 Autodesk will no longer sell perpetual licenses. Here’s what you need to know if you don’t want your software to go out-of-date very, very quickly.

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Installation Enigmas: V-Ray

By far one of the most frequent calls we get to the support team here at Escape is about the installation of Chaos Group’s V-Ray. In this post I’ll give you a step-by-step guide to installing V-Ray.