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AutoCAD for Mac 2015 now available
Autodesk announced the 2015 releases of AutoCAD for Mac and AutoCAD LT for Mac software, two of the leading computer-aided design tools for Mac users. The new software makes it easier than ever for businesses and students to create drawings and designs on the platform of their choice without sacrificing important functionality that is key to everyday design workflows. Users can also share their work with colleagues that are using Windows versions of the software for uninterrupted collaboration. Key new enhancements include Dynamic Blocks, the ability to save Layer States, Data Linking feature designed to link a table to data in a Microsoft Excel file, and Quick Select, allowing users to quickly select objects based on query criteria. [source]
OTOY Inc. announced the availability of OctaneRender 2.1, the latest version of its advanced real-time rendering software with several improvements and community-requested features. Previewed at the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference and 2014 NAB Show, the new version includes: render pass output for lighting layers enabling greater fine-tuning of lighting settings following rendering; a new Undo system allowing for improved workflow during scene setup; a new sampling method used to efficiently reduce the noise for Direct Lighting and Path Tracing kernels together with a new "coherent mode" resulting in many scenes rendering 30 percent faster or more; scriptable node graph SDK for developers. Using LUA-based scripting, OctaneRender can have practical applications beyond graphics, such as incorporating physics engines like Pixelux's Digital Molecular Matter (DMM) or interactive engines like Epic's Unreal Engine. OctaneRender 2.1 can be downloaded now with updated plug-ins rolling out over the next few weeks. [source]
V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp Service Pack 2
Chaos Group released V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp Service Pack 2. This free update is available now for current V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp artists, and features more than 200 materials and lighting setups V-Ray Express, the ability to render individual frames or ranges of frames, improved support for using V-Ray Frame Buffer Channels and improved Batch Render tool, as well as new and improved product documentation. Check the full list of features in V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp SP2 and the growing list of tutorials. [source]
e-on software's LumenRT 2015 is coming!
According to e-on software, the new LumeRT 2015 visualization software is just around the corner. This newly released video focuses on the new dynamic skies and the ability to interactively modify the atmospheric conditions in your LiveCubes. [source]
FluidRay RT 1.1
FluidRay RT, a general-purpose, unbiased real-time renderer for architectural visualization, interior design and product design purposes, has been updated to version 1.1. The update adds improved convergence speed, ability to hide objects/materials, zoom extend selected functionality, and major bug fixes. FluidRay RT runs on Windows and Mac OS X, imports scenes, objects and materials directly from 3D modeling software, including Alias Wavefront (obj), SketchUp (skp; Windows only at this point), Rhino OpenNurbs (3dm), Collada (dae), FBX (fbx), 3DS (3ds, ase), DirectX (X), and Stanford PLY (ply) files, and costs 259 EUR per license. [source]
NVIDIA: NVLink, Pascal, and Iray VCA introduced
At the annual GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, California, NVIDIA updated their public GPU roadmap with the announcement of Pascal, the GPU family that will follow this year's Maxwell GPUs. Named after 17th century French mathematician Blaise Pascal, this next-generation family of GPUs will include three key new features: stacked DRAM, unified memory, and NVLink. NVIDIA NVLink (more) is a high-speed interconnect enabling GPUs and CPUs to share data 5 to 12 times faster than they can today. This will eliminate a longstanding bottleneck and help pave the way for a new generation of exascale supercomputers that are 50-100 times faster than today's most powerful systems. Pascal is due in 2016. NVIDIA also introduced a GPU rendering appliance Iray VCA (more) dramatically accelerating ray-tracing, enabling professional designers to interact with computer models of such high visual fidelity that it can largely replace the lengthy, costly process of building physical prototypes. The NVIDIA Iray Visual Computing Appliance combines hardware and software to greatly accelerate the work of NVIDIA Iray - a photorealistic renderer integrated into leading design tools like Dassault Systemes' CATIA and Autodesk's 3ds Max. Because the appliance is scalable, multiple units can be linked, speeding up by hundreds of times or more the simulation of light bouncing off surfaces in the real world. Pricing is $50,000 US, and includes an Iray license and the first year of maintenance and updates. [source]
OTOY previews OctaneRender 2.0, announces After Effects plug-in
During a presentation at the NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference, OTOY Inc. previewed the forthcoming version of its acclaimed OctaneRender software. OTOY also announced application support for Adobe After Effects, demonstrating the ability to import a complete 3D scene into the After Effects timeline which can then be edited in real-time. OctaneRender 2.0 builds on the incredible performance of previous versions, harnessing NVIDIA graphics processing units to dramatically accelerate rendering time. OctaneRender 2.0 will include new features such as displacement mapping, object motion blur, hair and fur rendering, OpenSubDiv surfaces support, rounded edges, improved sky rendering, region rendering, and more. The Adobe After Effects plug-in is expected to be released in the second half of 2014. [source]
V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp Service Pack 1
The V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp Service Pack 1 update is now available, adding new features, and support for SketchUp 2014. V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp now also provides the Batch Render Tool which allows the user to render all scene tabs in a SketchUp file with the click of a button. The SP1 also features several key optimizations, including much faster light editing, faster proxy export and creation. optimized memory performance for faster render times etc. [source]
ArtVPS launches Shaderlight 2014
Shaderlight, the popular interactive rendering solution for Trimble SketchUp, has been updated to version 2014 that fully supports SketchUp 2014. The new version enables SketchUp 2014 users to continue rendering with Shaderlight and also provides access to future releases, with free updates until 2015. New users can purchase Shaderlight for $299 US whilst existing customers can upgrade for just $75 US. Educational upgrades are also available to purchase from the website. [source]
SketchUp 2014 released
Trimble Navigation Ltd. released SketchUp 2014, new version of the popular, easy to use 3D modeling tool. From fully-interactive model previews to an entirely new UI, the changes in 2014 are significant. Also added were features for classifying objects and exporting files according to some of the industry;s most common BIM standards; the new LayOut functionality taking care of dates, page numbers, and repetitive text; and speed-optimized shadows as well as vector rendering in LayOut (more). SketchUp Make for Mac OS X and Windows is free, the professional edition SketchUp Pro is $590 US, maintenance and upgrades are $95 US per year for a single user license. [source]
iZotope releases Ozone 6
iZotope, Inc. has launched the latest version of its critically acclaimed line of mastering software, Ozone. Ozone 6 is a creative mastering platform that enables both project studio producers and mastering engineers to easily add a final level of professional polish to their mix. With a new interface and a modern workflow, Ozone 6 both guides and inspires creativity at every step. The Advanced version of Ozone 6 includes a powerful new Dynamic EQ that lives and breathes with music, as well as eight component plug-ins and a suite of configurable meters (more). Regular pricing is $249 US for Ozone 6, $999 US for Ozone 6 Advanced, $99 US for upgrades from versions 1-5 or $299 US in case of the Advanced edition, and finally $750 US for upgrades from Ozone 1-5 to Ozone 6 Advanced. For a limited time through November 13, prices of full licenses are reduced to $199 US and $599 US, respectively. [source]
PlantFactory and VUE 2014.6 PLEs
The "Personal Learning Edition" of PlantFactory and Vue, e-ons virtual nature products, are now updated for the recently announced 2014.
The Foundry launches COLORWAY for CINEMA 4D
Following the launch of COLORWAY in July, The Foundry has now launched the COLORWAY kit for MAXON CINEMA 4D.
Adobe After Effects CC 2014.0.2
Adobe has released the After Effects CC 2014.0.2 (13.
NUGEN Audio's plug-ins VST3-compatible
With the newest version of its Visualizer Audio Analysis Suite, NUGEN Audio announced that its entire family of professional audio plug-ins is now compliant with Steinberg's Virtual Studio Technology 3 (VST3) standard.
Blender Foundation has released two new bug fix packages for Blender 2.
New update for Blackmagic Studio Cameras enables zoom control
Blackmagic Design released a new 1.9.8 update for its cameras, enabling zoom control using LANC on MFT lenses that support electronic control of zoom, on Blackmagic Studio Camera models.
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