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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]
Autodesk rolls out Character Generator
This week Autodesk expanded its cloud offering with the launch of Character Generator, formerly dubbed "Project Pinocchio" - an easy-to-use, web-based application that enables virtually anyone to create customized, rigged and ready-to-animate 3D characters. Once designed, characters can be exported for a wide range of applications - from populating game scenes, to learning animation and modeling, generating models for pre-visualization, design visualization and more. Character Generator requires five cloud credits per high-resolution character download for customers on Autodesk subscription or rental plans. Students and educators receive free access to the product, and a lighter version of the app for creating low-resolution and crowd characters is accessible for anyone to try at no cost. For more information about Character Generator visit charactergenerator.autodesk.com. [source]
Stratasys introduces the world's first color multi-material 3D printer
Stratasys announced the launch of the ground-breaking Objet500 Connex3 color multi-material 3D printer, the first and only 3d printer to combine colors with multi-material 3D printing. The printer features a unique triple-jetting technology that combines droplets of three base materials to produce parts with virtually unlimited combinations of rigid, flexible, and transparent color materials as well as color digital materials - all in a single print run. This ability to achieve the characteristics of an assembled part without assembly or painting is a significant time-saver. It helps product manufacturers validate designs and make good decisions earlier before committing to manufacturing, and bring products to market faster. The Objet500 Connex3 color multi-material 3D printer is commercially available today. [source]
Autodesk reveals a new simulation tool for designers
Autodesk Flow Design software, formerly Project Falcon from Autodesk Labs, is an easy to use airflow simulator, a virtual wind tunnel. Users without any kind of simulation background can begin seeing and understanding airflow behavior around their model within seconds of starting the application. Providing insight at such an early stage ensures that designers can create their model with airflow in mind from the start, thus encouraging exploration of concept variations to make educated early-stage design decisions. This type of early conceptual understanding can benefit a wide range of users, including vehicle designers; building designers; and consumer product designers who want to see how their conceptual design for, say, a golf club or a helmet, behaves in the wind. Pricing information is available here. [source]
Panasonic introduces world's first 20-Inch 4K tablet
Panasonic announced the availability of the Toughpad 4K UT-MA6 tablet, the performance model of the world's first 20-inch tablet with a 4K resolution display. Featuring an Intel Core i7-3687U vPro processor with an NVIDIA Quadro K1000M GPU, and an advanced beyond Ultra HD 4K display providing a lifelike viewing experience, the Toughpad 4K performance model is built to serve as an ideal mobile workstation for professionals in visual-intensive fields such as computer-aided design and video editing. Optimized for the Windows 8.1 Pro operating system, the Toughpad 4K bridges the gap between the needs of IT professionals and workers by including unique hardware and OS-based enhanced security features, remote manageability and capabilities designed to increase end user productivity and data protection. The tablet will be available in Spring 2014 at a list price of $6,999 US. The previously announced Toughpad 4K standard edition, featuring an Intel Core i5-3437U vPro processor with an NVIDIA GeForce 745M GPU, will be available in February 2014 at a list price of $5,999 US. [source]
LumenRT 4.4 update available
Available as a free update for all registered users, LumenRT 4.4 adds improved export capabilities for all supported platforms including CityEngine, MicroStation, Revit, and Sketchup. LumenRT 4 Studio is e-on software's comprehensive system for transforming 3D models and designs into rich, nature-filled videos, images and real-time immersive experiences. More here. [source]
HDR Light Studio 4.3 supports Mavericks
HDR Light Studio 4.3 update is now available for immediate download. This new version adds compatibility with Mac OS X Mavericks, new API functions required for future "live plug-ins" and also includes a new "online update" feature to inform users when a new build of HDR Light Studio or it's plug-ins are available for download. A new license key is not required when updating, users can simply install over the top of their existing installations. [source]
V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino up to 30x faster
Chaos Software announced the launch of V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino, a new version providing artists and designers up to 30x faster V-Ray RT performance, new V-Ray Express tools and HDR Light Studio support. V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino aims to promote creativity and artist-friendly workflows for Rhino users through the introduction of intuitive and simplified rendering process and easy controls. The upgrade to V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino is free for current holders of commercial V-Ray 1.5 for Rhino licenses. Check out the full list of product features. [source]
E-on Software's LumenRT 4.3 available
E-on software announced the immediate availability of LumenRT 4.3. LumenRT 4 Studio is a comprehensive system for transforming 3D models and designs into rich, nature-filled videos, images and real-time immersive experiences. Available as a free upgrade for all LumenRT 4 users, version 4.3 adds a new content library with 80 real-time optimized plants. Built using e-on's groundbreaking Plant Factory technology, these plants offer exceptional real-time performance allowing large populations of thousands of instances to be created. Included in the library are a variety of new Hardwood, Evergreen and Broadleaf trees along with an extended set of bushes, shrubs and flowers. [source]
Exclusive offer for Unity developers creating games for Windows
Microsoft is bringing Unity developers yet another opportunity to achieve creative success. With a new incentive offer, Microsoft is supporting the creation and launch of the best made-with-Unity games and apps on Windows Phone and Windows Store. Developers who qualify will receive benefits including store registration, a Windows 8 license, a Windows device (phone or tablet), a promotional package and technical assistance. The incentive offer is managed by Microsoft. More here. [source]
New 64-bit Corel VideoStudio X7 delivers on users' requests
Corel announced the availability of VideoStudio Pro X7 and VideoStudio Ultimate X7.
Cubase 7.5: Trial version available
Steinberg released a free Cubase 7.5 trial version that is fully functional for 30 days.
Mighty Tiles Pro for 3ds Max
Mighty Instruments announced the release of Mighty Tiles Pro, its 3ds Max plug-in for the computer-supported creation of procedural floor and wall textures.
Next versions of Creative Cloud applications for Mac OS X 10.7
Adobe plans to release the Mac versions of its Creative Cloud desktop applications with Mac OS X 10.
RailClone 2.2 with V-Ray 3 support
iToo Software shipped RailClone 2.2, new version of its parametric modeling plug-in for 3ds Max.
February 2014 Unreal Development Kit
In the February 2014 release of UDK, the free edition of Unreal Engine 3, developers will benefit from enhancements specific to mobile development, including iOS 7 and Xcode 5 support, shader upgrades, as well as the addition of distortion.
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