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Autodesk announces 2013 DEC software portfolio

28.03.2012

Autodesk Maya 2013 Viewport 2.0 enhancements screenshot Autodesk announced the 2013 versions of its Digital Entertainment Creation (DEC) software and suites, used by leading artists working in film, game development, television and advertising. The 2013 products have been updated to offer new creative toolsets, more interactive viewports and workflow enhancements: Maya 2013 delivers new toolsets for dynamic simulation, animation and rendering. In addition, the new Open Data initiative offers tools to help facilitate parallel workflows and better complexity handling. 3ds Max 2013 delivers ActiveShade support in the NVIDIA iray renderer; a new render pass system; and enhanced interoperability with Adobe After Effects and Adobe Photoshop software (more). Softimage 2013 contains a new high-fidelity interactive environment and a new CrowdFX simulation feature set, along with enhanced modeling, animation, physics, and selection tools. MotionBuilder 2013 brings a new nonlinear editing paradigm for virtual production; the option to record live motion capture data directly to disk; a flexible new HUD (heads-up display); a floating viewer and support for broadcast WAVE files. Mudbox 2013 software helps artists create complex production-ready scenes with greater ease, with the Gigatexel engine and the ability to work efficiently with significantly more objects. In addition, Mudbox 2013 offers new multipurpose curves, support for edge sharpness data and enhanced interoperability with Adobe Photoshop software. Autodesk also announced the 2013 version of its Flame Premium software, which combines high-end visual effects and finishing tools with real-time color grading in a single solution. The 2013 version features more creative and technical tools for advanced compositing and 3D relighting; interactivity enhancements in Action module; improved 3D tracking workflow; and enhanced grading capabilities including new color grading presets. Autodesk also extended its suites offering with the new Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate edition, which contains both 3ds Max 2013 and Maya 2013, together with Softimage 2013, Mudbox 2013 and MotionBuilder 2013. All editions of the Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suites now also include Autodesk SketchBook Designer 2013 concept art software. For more information about the three editions of the Entertainment Creation Suites, visit autodesk.com. Details and license purchasing options are available here. [source]

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Blackmagic Design Fusion 7 available free of charge!
10.11.2014

Blackmagic Design Fusion 7 screenshot Blackmagic Design today announced that Fusion 7, its advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, is now available completely free of charge. Previously getting access to high end visual effects tools such as Fusion cost thousands of dollars, so it was more restricted to elite Hollywood visual effects artists. Now with Fusion 7 being available free of charge there is no limit to block anyone from creating world leading visual effects. Blackmagic Design believes this will revolutionize the industry and consumers will be able to watch dramatically better feature films and television shows in the future. Also announced was Fusion 7 Studio, adding extra high end features such as optical flow tools for advanced retiming, stabilization and stereoscopic 3D production, support for third party OpenFX plug-ins, and distributed network rendering so customers can render jobs on an unlimited number of computers at no additional cost! Fusion 7 Studio also includes Generation, a studio wide multi user workflow and collaboration tool that helps creative teams manage, track and review versions of every shot in a production. Customers can also move projects from the free Fusion 7 software to a workstation running Fusion 7 Studio and take advantage of workflow collaboration and unlimited distributed network rendering. Fusion 7 Studio will be available for $995 US from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide, with no annual maintenance fees, subscriptions, a connection to the cloud, or per node render license costs. Existing Fusion 7 customers and customers on a current Fusion support plan can upgrade to Fusion Studio at no additional charge by contacting Blackmagic Design. [source]

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Major upgrade to Tiffen Dfx digital filter suite
The Tiffen Company released the highly-anticipated version 4 of the award-winning Tiffen Dfx digital filter suite. [more]
 
PlantFactory and VUE 2014.6 PLEs
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Steinberg WaveLab now compatible with Yosemite
Steinberg announced the availability of new maintenance updates for WaveLab 8. [more]
 
V-Ray for Rhino and SketchUp updated
Chaos Software updated V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino (Service Pack 2) and V-Ray for SketchUp. [more]
 
Blackmagic URSA records 4K video at 80 fps!
Blackmagic Design released a 1.9.9 update for their top-of-the-line digital film camera URSA. [more]
 
 

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