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Chaos Group releases V-Ray 3 for Revit
Chaos Group released V-Ray 3 for Revit, a professional rendering plug-in tailored to the unique needs of architects and designers. An intuitive interface and streamlined controls have made V-Ray 3 for Revit the most design-friendly renderer yet; providing a simple way to create high-quality renders directly in Autodesk Revit. V-Ray 3 for Revit is built on the industry-standard rendering technology used by 92 of the top 100 architecture firms, and is ready for professional design and visualization projects, from imagery to VR. Optimized to handle large BIM datasets, V-Ray preserves the integrity of the BIM database, allowing architects to add realistic lights, cameras and materials using a non-destructive workflow. Available now for Windows, and compatible with Autodesk Revit 2015, 2016, 2017. A full workstation license can be purchased for 695 USD / 500 EUR, and includes a new online licensing option. Academic pricing and product availability coming soon. [source]
Autodesk 3ds Max 2017.1
The new 3ds Max 2017.1 update is now available, along with new versions of Arnold for 3ds Max, and the 3ds Max Asset Library. New Max adds Blended Box mapping (similar to box or cube mapping, but with more control); new Data Channel Modifier (uses information derived from the mesh and then allows your to modify and re-purpose that data in different forms such as a selections, map channels, vertex colors etc.); MaxtoA 0.80 (next major milestone of Arnold integration into 3ds Max) with support for 3ds Max photometric lights, Light Filter modifiers for Arnold lights, Hair and Fur support, and more; updated Autodesk Civil View able to import the latest FZP files from VISSIM to animate and display traffic simulations; and new 3ds Max Asset Library 1.3 with new Welcome Screen that helps you get started, Dependency Manager that can re-path multiple 3ds Max file dependencies at once across many folders, the ability to view many types of image formats directly in the asset panel, and more! The upcoming update to Autodesk Stingray will include Level Sync with 3ds Max 2017. [source]
E-on Software PlantFactory 2016 out now
PlantFactory, an innovative 3D vegetation modeling, animation, and rendering software for CG, SFX, architecture and gaming communities, has been released in v2016. Key new features include: growth simulation technology designed to easily generate geometry using a biologically inspired growth simulation; PlantFactory Variations enabling to add more realism to your scenes and improve your productivity at the same time; fully customizable Level of Detail (LOD)l and more... [source]
Next Limit Technologies introduces Maxwell 4
Next Limit Technologies is announced the official release of Maxwell 4 -- a new version of its high-end rendering tool for visualization, compatible with all major 3D platforms. Maxwell is legendary for its quality and realism, and delivers great results via a simple set-up, which lets architects and designers to focus on lighting. The newest Maxwell version aims to speed up rendering time. The new GPU engine, render times can be up to 10x faster in many scenes; the CPU engine has also been improved. The new version also brings a complete overhaul of the Revit integration; Rhino for Mac support to improve workflow; Maxwell Multilight standalone for infinite lighting variations from one single render; and materials gallery with hand-picked selection of high-quality, optimized Maxwell materials. [source]
LWCAD 5.2 for LightWave
WTools3D has released a new version of LWCAD, its CAD plug-in for LightWave. A free update for users of 5.0 and 5.1 versions, the new LWCAD 5.2 features enhanced smart selection tools, better NURBS routines, snapping to instances, per object UV randomization, and other changes. Watch this video for an in-depth description of all the new features. [source]
HP delivers world's first production-ready 3D printing system
HP Inc. unveiled the world's first production-ready commercial 3D printing system. The HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution revolutionizes design, prototyping and manufacturing, and for the first time, delivers superior quality physical parts up to 10 times faster and at approx. half the cost of current 3D print systems. By printing functional parts for the first time at the individual voxel level, HP offers customers an unprecedented ability to transform part properties and deliver mass customization. Designed for model shops and 3D print service bureaus, the HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution family contains two new 3D printers: the HP Jet Fusion 3D 3200 Printer is ideal for prototyping, offering improved productivity and the capacity to grow usage at a lower cost per part; while the HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 Printer is designed for prototyping and short-run manufacturing needs, with high productivity to meet same-day demands at the lowest cost per part. A synchronized set of tools includes intuitive software, an innovative HP Jet Fusion 3D Processing Station with Fast Cooling, and high-quality materials. HP is also creating the 3D material app store and is already collaborating with such certified partners as Arkema, BASF, Evonik and Lehmann & Voss, with plans to expand the open platform ecosystem over time. HP is taking orders now at www.hp.com/go/3Dcontactus. The HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 Printer will be delivered in late 2016, with the HP Jet Fusion 3D 3200 Printer following in 2017. Pricing for the 3200 model starts at 130,000 US. Pricing for the full end-to-end solution (HP Jet Fusion 3D 3200 Printer and Processing Station) starts at 155,000 US. [source]
Autodesk Inventor 2017
Autodesk unveiled Inventor 2017, new version of its advanced 3D modeling solution for manufacturing industry professionals. The latest version delivers new professional-grade design, interoperability and communication tools aimed at supporting customers ever-expanding needs, including enhanced sketching, part modeling, assembly management, surfacing and sheet metal capabilities; additional Shape Generator capabilities such as symmetry and member size controls; expanded AnyCAD tools that allow users to easily integrate non-native mechanical design data into Inventor models without translation; enhanced animation capabilities to show assembly sequences and 3D PDF publishing to document designs; and more. [source]
LWCAD 5.1 for LightWave 3D
LWCAD, a suite of modeling plug-ins for LightWave 3D based on standard CAD tools and an advanced osnap engine, has been updated. New version 5.1 adds an interactive mode for Rectangle, Circle, Arc and derived tools; new spiral mode in Arc Tool and Radial Clone; new behavior of Angle and Rotate Snap tools; and more. [source]
V-Ray for Revit public beta 2
A major update to the V-Ray for Revit public beta is now available from Chaos Group. The second beta includes multiple refinements and new features including distributed rendering lets you render images faster with the power of multiple computers; better RT GPU support for your CUDA-enabled device with support for OpenCL coming soon; and overall better performance across the board with numerous memory optimizations and bug fixes. V-Ray for Revit was designed to fit seamlessly into your workflow, supporting main Revit features while implementing the latest core V-Ray rendering technology. [source]
Autodesk announces restructuring plan, 10% staff reduction
Autodesk announced a restructuring plan that "will accelerate the move to the cloud and its transition to a subscription-based business model." Through the restructuring, Autodesk seeks to reduce expenses, streamline the organization, and reallocate resources. Autodesk plans to reduce staffing levels in the near-term by approximately 10%, or approximately 925 positions, and to consolidate certain leased facilities. [source]
Eventide releases a new Fission plug-in
Eventide released Fission, the first product to feature its seminal Structural Effects method for cleanly and completely separating the transient and tonal components of a sound in a patent-pending approach which makes it practical to modify the individual components independently. The algorithm makes use of frequency-and-time-domain-sifting to, in effect, deconstruct a sound. Fission features multi-effects for the transient and tonal sections enabling modifications from the subtle to the bizarre. It's a new tool for working with classic effects like delay, EQ, and reverb; and a looper's dream. It's also a new tool for traditional, utilitarian uses. Fission is available now (as an AU/AAX/VST plug-in for Mac OS 10.7+ and Windows 7/8) for 45 days at an introductory price of 97 USD -- rising to an MSRP of 179 USD thereafter. [source]
CINEMA 4D Service Release 18 (SP2)
This new service release improves stability and performance of Maxon's CINEMA 4D software for 3D modeling, animation, and rendering.
Magic Bullet Suite 13.0.2 adds support for HitFilm Pro 2017
Red Giant Software's Magic Bullet Suite of visual effect plug-ins has been updated.
Native Instruments FORM 1.1 update
Native Instruments released FORM 1.1, a significant update to this distinctive sample-scanning synthesizer.
Steinberg VST SDK 3.6.7 with Linux and Open Source support
Steinberg released version 3.6.7 of their software development kit for VST.
Chaos Group releases Phoenix FD 3 fluid dynamics plug-in for Autodesk Maya
Chaos Group released Phoenix FD 3 for Maya, a major update to its all-in-one fluid dynamics plug-in for Autodesk Maya.
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