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HitFilm combines editing, visual effects and compositing


FXhome HitFilm Ultimate video compositing After Effects particles screenshot FXhome released HitFilm, a new video product that ties 3D compositing, visual effects and video editing together in one application. Available in two versions, HitFilm Standard and HitFilm Ultimate, the software includes 3D cameras with depth of field and motion blur simulation, multiple keying filters for high quality green screen removal and extensive masking capabilities. Color filters provide essential color correction and stylish color grading tools. Realistic effects include explosions, gunfire, light flares, shockwaves, sparks and debris. HitFilm Ultimate includes a fully customizable particle simulator with sophisticated physics behavior with deflectors and forces, procedural fire and lightning and the ability to import 3D camera tracking data. HitFilm Standard ($149 US / 120 EUR, 105 GBP) and HitFilm Ultimate ($399 US / 325 EUR / 285 GBP) are available now for 32- and 64-bit Windows systems. Demos are available here. [source]

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The Foundry introduces MARI 3

Foundry MARI 3 vide At Siggraph 2015, The Foundry introduced MARI 3, the newest version of its industry-leading 3D paint package. Ideal for texturing and look-development artists in the VFX, animation and games industries, MARI 3 combines productivity-enhancing features with broader and tighter pipeline integration. This includes an exposed node graph for advanced users and integration with the rendering and baking capabilities of MODO, The Foundry's 3D content creation solution. MARI 3 brings support for widely-used shaders such as Arnold, V-Ray, Unreal and Redshift, as well as for OpenSubdiv geometry. MARI 3 also delivers new flexible, artist-friendly color management workflows, based on OpenColorIO; FBX geometry support; session scripts; four new APIs (the Texture Data Access API, Geometry Data Access API, Display Driver API and Custom Graph Context API); enhanced texture transfer functionality allowing artists to generate height and normal maps between high and low polygon models; new Entity Locators that offer a 3D manipulation with improved visual accuracy; and more. MARI 3 will become commercially available in Q3. [source]

V-Ray 3.1 for Maya
Chaos Group announced the immediate availability of V-Ray 3. [more]
New Adobe Digital Publishing Solution
Adobe announced the general availability of Adobe Digital Publishing Solution (DPS), the next generation of its Digital Publishing Suite, pioneering new ways for brands to deliver high-impact content to mobile apps. [more]
LumenRT 2015.5
E-on software's 3D immersive communication platform for architecture and GeoDesign, LumenRT, has been updated. [more]
Synthetic Aperture's Test Gear for After Effects updated
Synthetic Aperture's Test Gear, an Adobe After Effects CS3-CC 2015 plug-in designed to provide motion graphics artists and video editors with a variety of test instruments to make objective measurements of their visual and audio work, has been updated to version 2. [more]
Topaz Labs ReMask 5 released
Topaz Labs announced that ReMask 5 is now available and on sale! Users can now get the latest version of this precise masking program for Photoshop at $20 US off until September 18th, making it only $49. [more]
LightWave 2015 Update 3
The LightWave 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc. [more]

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