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Industrial Light & Magic and Sony Pictures Imageworks Release Alembic 1.5

Sony Pictures Imageworks (SPI) and Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) today announce the release of Alembic 1.5, their jointly-developed open-source project that facilitates the sharing of animation and visual effects scenes across multiple software applications. Alembic 1.5 includes new support for multi-threading, which, along with other new features, results in significant performance and efficiency improvements […]

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Katana and RenderMan Technical Collaboration

The Foundry and Pixar Animation Studios have announced a strategic collaboration around KATANA and Pixar’s RenderMan. This co-development creates the best-of-breed in lighting and rendering. The Foundry and Pixar Animation Studios have announced a concerted technical collaboration to bring KATANA and RenderMan together, creating a combined best-of-breed toolset for high-end lighting and rendering. KATANA will […]

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Maxon Announces Cinema 4D R15

MAXON today introduced CINEMA 4D Release 15 (R15) that redefines the 3D motion graphics, visual effects, painting and rendering software workflow. The next-generation release of the widely-used 3D software platform reinforces the leadership MAXON has earned over the past 25 years by elevating the creative experience from project planning to content delivery, and is marked […]

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Corel Painter X3 released

Corel today announced the availability of the English version of Painter® X3, the world’s leading digital art software known for its hundreds of brushes, paper textures and media that perfectly emulate real-world art materials. As an innovator in digital art, Painter X3 continues to inspire artists with unique tools such as new Jitter brushes that […]

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Tweak Software unveils RV 4.0

Tweak Software will unveil RV 4.0 at the SIGGRAPH conference, in Anaheim, Calif. Version 4.0 is a major update to RV, the image and sequence viewer for VFX and animation professionals currently powering image playback and review at industry leading facilities ILM, MPC, WETA Digital and many more. RV 4.0 combines established industry leading features […]

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Thinkbox Software Unveils Deadline 6.1 and VMX Extension

Thinkbox Software today announced the latest version of its cross-platform render farm management solution, Deadline 6.1, along with VMX for Deadline, an extension of its flexible toolkit that enhances rendering in the cloud. “Deadline provides a rendering backbone to studios of all sizes, and we’re excited to offer new virtual machine and cloud-based rendering options […]

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Isotropix release Clarisse iFX 1.5

Isotropix is very excited to announce the upcoming release of Clarisse iFX 1.5 which brings a wide range of improvements, particularly in the areas of rendering, workflow, memory usage optimization, out-of-the-box pipeline integration and support for the upcoming Alembic 1.5. Clarisse iFX 1.5 is the result of one year of relationship between our R&D and […]

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Pixar to release OpenSubdiv 2.0 at Siggraph

Pixar is targeting SIGGRAPH LA 2013 for release 2.0 of OpenSubdiv. The major feature here will be the Evaluation (eval) api. This adds functionality to: Evaluate the subdiv surface at an arbitrary parametric coordinate and return limit point/derivative/shading data. Project points onto the subdiv limit and return parametric coordinates. Intersect rays with subdiv limits. They […]

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