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Discover the new features of 3D-Coat 4.0

Posted by 3dnews on April 17, 2013

Pilgway has posted a new video tour of the main toolsets in 3D-Coat, its voxel sculpting and topology package, including some of the tools developed during the open beta of 3D-Coat 4.0.

We rounded up the new features from the start of the open beta period here: notably, the option to paint directly onto voxel sculpts, and LiveClay: a new dynamic tessellation system similar to ZBrush’s DynaMesh.

Since then, VoxLayer and VoxExtrude, which create new geometry from the surface of a model – useful for clothing or armour – have been improved, and there have been updates to the painting and UV mapping tools.

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Two-Day Roller Coaster Ends Delivers L.A. VFX Studio to Indian Owners

Posted by 3dnews on April 3, 2013


After a see-saw auction that lasted most of two days and nights, a holding company connected to Prana Studios has agreed in principle to acquire bankrupt visual effects studio Rhythm & Hues.

Prana is a visual effects and animation studio with offices in Los Angeles and India. It was founded as an American company but does much of its animation production through an Indian subsidiary.

Prana appeared to be out of the auction Wednesday afternoon but re-entered the bidding following a continuance in the proceedings Thursday. Prana has solid relationships with the majors, as it does animation for studio features. Its credits include “Hoodwinked” for the Weinstein Co. and the upcoming “Planes” for Disney.

The auction turned out to be a difficult and drawn-out process. Early on in the process, Psyop and a Taiwanese bidder with ties to electronics manufacturer Foxconn could not or would not show proof of financing, and were eliminated. Three bidders remained: Prana, Prime Focus and Brave Vision, a Chinese company led by Jiang Yanming, a founder of vfx & post facility Technicolor Beijing, and co-founder, president and largest shareholder of China Lion.

Prana was the next to fall out, it seemed, and Prime Focus and China Lion continued the auction into the night. At around 10:00 p.m. Wednesday it appeared Jiang’s bid had won, but then the auction resumed and continued until 2:00 a.m. Thursday, then broke until late morning.

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Eon Software Released LumenRT 4

Posted by 3dnews on March 21, 2013

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lumenrt 4

E-on Software announced the release of a new version of their real-time engine for architectural visualization LumenRT 4 . Highlights include:

  • Bentley MicroStation integration
  • Revit plugin
  • Generic 3D file import (incl. Vue scenes)
  • Large Scale Scenery Handling
  • Animation editor
  • IES point and spot lights
  • Night-time skies
  • Moving vehicles
  • Enhanced and expanded Plant Library leverages E-on’s recently announced Plant Factory

Read More : http://www.lumenrt.com/overview/features.php

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3ds max 2014 Sneak Peak Rendering Improvements

Posted by 3dnews on March 20, 2013



Autodesk has made available a new video preview, this time showing Mental Ray image-based lighting features exposed in Max 2014′s UI. Watch it on YouTube.

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Indigo Renderer 3.4 released

Posted by 3dnews on November 7, 2012


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Glare Technologies released its new version of Indigo Renderer 3.4 ..The new features include

– A new native 3ds max plugin integration
– Its ability to render with section planes and the new orthographic camera has been included for architectural purposes
– Improve in speed with much less grains produced now
– IES support has been improved

You can get a discounted price until november 23rd 2012

Read More : http://www.indigorenderer.com/threepointfour

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EZCloth 2013 for 3ds max

Posted by 3dnews on November 1, 2012

ezcloth 2013

EZCloth 2013 is a 3ds max plugin for cloth simulation.

Quick and Efficient Way to Create Cloth Animation

High quality 3D game characters usually require highly detailed secondary motions such as cloth, hair, accessories, etc. However ezCloth can create such secondary motions easily just with a few clicks on existing character models. In addition to this, ezCloth can convert any skinned polygon meshes into dynamic objects and smoothly generate physics based motion of the skinned mesh with exceptional collision handling technology between meshes. The generated motion is baked into bone rotations, so it makes ezCloth possible to replace the time consuming key frame animation with automated simulation instead of such secondary animations without any modifications on existing skinned characters with bones.

Read More : http://www.qualoth.com

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iray Next & Dispersive Caustics

Posted by 3dnews on September 22, 2012

Iray Render

Iray Render

Developers at the NVidia Advanced Rendering Center provide another sneak peek at features they’re developing for Iray. In the Latest tests you can see the improvements in Iray Dispersive Caustics…We all can’t wait for the new updates coming soon in the GPU Iray renderer.


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Lumion 3.0 preview from Act-3D

Posted by 3dnews on September 13, 2012

Lumion 3.0

Take a Sneak Peek of Lumion 3.0 due this November from Act-3D. Act-3D posted some videos which shows you how well they integrated the 3D based Cloud system in Lumion 3.0. You can now fly through the Clouds in realtime..apart from that realtime shadows from the clouds on the scene can be seen. The Clouds look more realistic now in Lumion 3.0


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Archmodels Vol. 116 is out

Posted by 3dnews on September 12, 2012

Archmodels Vol. 116

Archmodels vol. 116 includes 25 sets and 87 visualization puzzles of lawns, fences, benches, gates, pavements and more for exterior renders. All models are ready to use with textures and shaders. The Archmodels 116 collection includes various 3d file formats..such .max, c4d, fbx, Mental Ray (max), Vray (max), Advanced Render (c4d), Vray (c4d), Cinema4d (R11.5 or higher). Feel Free to Download the .pdf catalogue and check out the images.


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Arion 2.0 and Max live released

Posted by 3dnews on August 29, 2012

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released its new plugin Max Live..with MaxLive you can use the power of Arion’s CPU+GPU performance and physical based rendering within 3ds max. You can render directly stills or animation within 3ds max with MaxLive. 


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