New RenderMan architecture to be presented at SIGGRAPH 2014
Pixar Animation Studios is set to present its new RenderMan RIS rendering architecture at SIGGRAPH 2014 in Vancouver. Scheduled for release in the fall of 2014, this advancement in cinematic rendering features a state-of-the-art ray-tracing engine with the fastest progressive re-rendering in the industry, delivering an advanced and flexible solution for computing global illumination for VFX and animation. RenderMan will be available to commercial users for only $495 US per license and to non-commercial users for free. RenderMan is currently in beta, with extensive testing underway in a wide variety of production environments, both large and small. The new RenderMan will be released in the fall after SIGGRAPH 2014 and will be compatible with all major 64-bit operating systems, incl. Mac OS 10.8 and 10.7, Windows 8, 7, and Vista, and Linux. Autodesk Maya compatibility is with versions 2013, 2013.5, 2014, and 2015. [source]
Adobe After Effects CC 2014.0.2
Adobe has released the After Effects CC 2014.0.2 (13.
Nuendo 6.5 Trial available
Steinbergs's audio post-production software Nuendo is now available in a demo version.
PLE version of Ozone 2014 available
E-on software announced the immediate availability of the free Ozone 2014 PLE (Personal Learning Edition).
Adobe Photoshop Mix 1.1
Adobe's Photoshop Mix, a free iPad application focused on selective edits, basic compositing and 'a little bit of Photoshop magic' - comes in an updated version 1.
ARRI announces ProRes UHD output for AMIRA
A new software upgrade for ARRI's documentary-style AMIRA camera will allow it to record ProRes UHD files, answering the 4K requirements of some productions.
Blackmagic Camera Utility 1.9.3
The new update to Blackmagic Cameras, Blackmagic Camera Utility 1.
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