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The Foundry unveils MODO 901

The Foundry Modo 901 video The Foundry introduced its most significant MODO update, version 901, which delivers new creative tools and enhances workflow and productivity. MODO, a complete 3D content creation solution for design exploration, game creation, and media production, including visual effects. The Foundry provided a sneak peek at a few selected highlights from MODO 901, which will deliver more than 100 new features at launch later this spring. This functionality will impact the entire content creation process across all disciplines, including modeling, texturing, character animation and rendering. The 901 features previewed include MeshFusion ($395 US value); new progressive texture baking featuring a ray tracing methodology; new and improved tools for everyday modeling tasks, including Topological Symmetry, Split and Fill Slice tool option, Quad Fill Pattern mode, Linear and Radial Align and Multi-edge slicing; better ways of working with both regular and UDIM multi-tiled UVs, layered multi-resolution sculpting, and more. With MODO 901, The Foundry will introduce new pricing for new seats ($1,799 US), effective on or shortly after the commercial availability of 901. Customers can purchase 801 now (at current 801 prices) and automatically receive an upgrade to 901 when it becomes available. Current users on 701 or earlier can also upgrade to 801 now and automatically upgrade to 901 on shipment. MODO 901 is expected to become commercially available at the end of May 2015, when the full feature list will be revealed. [source]

Golaem Crowd 4.0 for Maya
Golaem has released the latest version of their crowd simulation plug-in for Maya: Golaem Crowd 4. [more]
Autodesk 3ds Max 2016 is here!
Autodesk released a 2016 version of its flagship 3ds Max software (read this announcement for information on new features). [more]
The Foundry delivers NUKE Non-commercial!
Artists interested in exploring NUKE, NUKEX and NUKE STUDIO can now do so for free with NUKE Non-commercial, the much-anticipated offering from The Foundry. [more]
Grass Valley's EDIUS 7.5 with improved 4K workflows
Grass Valley EDIUS 7.5, announced at NAB 2015, introduces H. [more]
Livestream Studio HD550, Studio Surface Go, Studio 3.0
This year at NAB 2015, Livestream introduced Studio HD550, a portable all-in-one live production switcher with 5 HDMI/SDI inputs and a custom bag; Studio Surface Go, a new portable control accessory for Livestream Studio offering essential switching, graphics, and transition controls in a compact body; and Livestream Studio 3. [more]
Fusion 8 will be available on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux
As revealed earlier this month, Fusion 8, Blackmagic Design's advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, will be released on Mac OS X and Linux. [more]

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