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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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Pixar Animation Studios releases RenderMan 20
09.07.2015

Pixar RenderMan 20 Pixar released version 20 of its Academy Award-winning RenderMan software, introducing major innovations allowing cinematic quality imagery to be created more easily and faster than previously possible. Highlights include a game-changing noise reduction technology that directly addresses the problem of image artifacts associated with physically based ray tracers, massively reducing the time needed to deliver completed shots and images. RenderMan 20 also expands the creative choices available to artists and studios through numerous advances in usability including a physical camera, a Visualizer for navigating and inspecting large scenes interactively, expanded shader libraries and presets, and new volume rendering features. A new Marschner hair shader represents the first time Pixar has shipped shading technology specifically developed for use in its feature films, making available truly Pixar quality hair and fur. In addition, RenderMan's tradition of advanced customization is emphasized through a new light filter API. Rendering shots for dailies is also faster than ever with new enhancements to RenderMan's noted image checkpointing, allowing entire shots to be quickly previewed nearly immediately and at full resolution. RenderMan 20 is compatible with Mac OS 10.9, 10.8 and 10.7, Windows 8 and 7, and Linux glibc 2.12 or higher and gcc 4.4.5 and higher. RenderMan 20 is also compatible with versions 2014, 2015, and 2016 of Autodesk's Maya, and with version 2.0 of The Foundry's KATANA. RenderMan is available commercially as individual licenses with volume discounts or through custom site licensing packages tailored for each customer. [source]

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