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E-on software's 3D immersive communication platform for architecture and GeoDesign, LumenRT, has been updated. Version 2015.5 is now available for immediate download for all LumenRT 2015 customers and contains a number of new features including up to 20x faster operation, PlantFactory 2015 compatibility, new integration plug-ins for Esri CityEngine 2015 and Autodesk Revit 2016, new set of plant species, new numerical position, orientation and scale inputs, and much more. E-on software also announced that the LumenRT Studio and GeoDesign trial versions will be updated to the 2015.5 release during summer 2015. Finally, to go with this release, the company announced its current CGAwards promotion was extended for another week. Until July 19, 2015, artists can save up to 50% on their purchase. The special offer applies to all e-on software tiles, including Vue, PlantFactory, LumenRT, Carbon Scatter and CloudFactory. [source]
Deadline 7.1 released
Thinkbox Software announced the release of Deadline 7.1, the latest version of the company's scalable high-volume compute/render management solution. In addition to built-in cloud support and integration with the latest 3D animation tools, Deadline 7.1 now also supports leading architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) applications such as Autodesk AutoCAD, VRED, and VREDCluster; CSI's CSiBridge, ETABS, SAFE, and SAP2000; EnergyPlus; and Bentley MicroStation. Deadline 7.1 builds on recently introduced built-in VMX (Virtual Machine Extension) support to allow both VFX and AEC users to leverage public and private cloud resources for on-demand compute. It also includes updated Slave metrics and statistics, enhancements to balanced/weighted job scheduling, expanded font synchronization, and more. Also new in Deadline 7.1 is an updated version of Draft, a lightweight compositing and video processing plug-in designed to automate typical post-render tasks such as creating and processing QuickTimes, thumbnails, and other deliverables. New 7.1 license is required to run this version. [source]
Esri CityEngine 2015 provides advanced 3D urban environments
The new release of Esri CityEngine 2015
allows GIS professionals, architects, planners, and urban designers to create 3D city models faster and share them easily via ArcGIS Online. These new features open the use of 3D models for every day, real-world simulation, emergency response, urban planning, and entertainment scenarios. Advancements from user requests -- including a modern editor for managing layers, real-time shadows based on daytime and location, faster data export, and improved publishing workflows -- have been implemented
. CityEngine 2015 is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. A free 30-day trial with full export capabilities is also available
AutoCAD 2016 improves visual accuracy
AutoCAD 2016 is Autodesk's latest release of one of the world's leading computer-aided design applications. Version 2016 includes scores of new features that accelerate the 2D and 3D design, documentation and collaboration process while enriching the on-screen experience of creating almost any shape imaginable. In addition, users can confidently share their work with others using TrustedDWG technology, the original and accurate way to store and exchange design data. Improvements to the drawing canvas in AutoCAD 2016 dramatically improve the visual accuracy seen on screen. Enhanced readability and detail means smooth curves and arcs replace jagged line segments. AutoCAD now takes full advantage of the latest graphics hardware to deliver a richer, yet faster, visual experience. AutoCAD 2016 products are available immediately, and availability varies by country. Additionally, several purchase options are available. Users can choose a perpetual license with or without Maintenance Subscription, or a Desktop Subscription with pay-as-you-go monthly, quarterly, and annual options. [source]
E-on introduces LumenRT Architect and LumenRT VIZ
E-on software announced the addition of two new products to their LumenRT product family -- LumenRT Architect and LumenRT VIZ. LumenRT Architect allows users to quickly transform SketchUp and ArchiCAD designs into nature-filled images, videos and interactive worlds. Priced at $495 US ($395 US promotional introductory price), LumenRT Architect offers an affordable solution to bring design stories to life in a fully animated 3D environment with wind-swept plants, rolling clouds, rippling water, deep shadows and beautiful light. LumenRT VIZ is a free, fully functional version of LumenRT Architect that is available for non-commercial usage. It adds a small LumenRT logo to all output and is integrated with SketchUp only. LumenRT VIZ allows SketchUp users to effortlessly create high-fidelity visualizations of their designs. [source]
Onshape, the upcoming full-cloud 3D CAD system that runs in a web browser and on any mobile device, is currently in beta. Onshape uses cloud-native documents, not files, and it changes the way you collaborate. You can instantly share documents and simultaneously work with your peers. Onshape also streamlines data management with built-in version control. Onshape will offer Free, Professional, and Enterprise subscription plans, with Free subscription that does not timeout, is not watermarked, nor does it lack any functionality. When using the Free subscription, users will be restricted in the number of private documents they can access at any given time. The application offers a wealth of onshape assemblies, drawing tools and compatibility with industry standard 2D formats (DWG, DXF and PDF), the ability to import native SolidWorks, CATIA, CREO, Inventor, JT and AutoCAD files as well as neutral formats such as Parasolid, IGES, SAT, and STEP, features a full modeling history system, and provides tools to resize fillets, offset faces, and delete or replace surfaces. Request an invite to the beta here. [source]
LumenRT 2015 trial versions
E-on software's LumenRT Studio 2015 provides a complete solution for creating professional quality images, videos, and immersive media directly from CAD/BIM solutions including Autodesk Revit, Bentley MicroStation, Graphisoft ArchiCAD, and Trimble Sketchup. The trial versions of LumenRT Studio and GeoDesign 2015 are fully functional non-commercial versions, with watermarked output. Once installed, the trials will work for 30 days. The LumenRT trials also include a small selection of the actual content that ships with the full products. [source]
V-Ray for Rhino and SketchUp updated
Chaos Software updated V-Ray 2.0 for Rhino (Service Pack 2) and V-Ray for SketchUp. The latter now supports SketchUp 2015, supporting the new 64-bit versions of SketchUp 2015 on both Windows and Mac OS X systems. The Rhino update can be downloaded here, all V-Ray for SketchUp users can download the updated version of here. [source]
Trimble releases SketchUp 2015
Trimble released SketchUp 2015, the latest version of the world's most widely used 3D modeling software for architects, engineers, design and construction professionals, as well as members of the global maker community. This release marks Trimble's second update to the SketchUp software this year. New features make it easier and faster to create, access, share and collaborate on 2D drawings and 3D models. SketchUp 2015 offers 64-bit support for Windows or Mac OS, while IFC file import capabilities allows back-and-forth sharing of IFC files between SketchUp Pro and any other application. SketchUp Pro 2015 also supports 3D CAD and BIM services for mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) contractors through the new Trimble MEPdesigner for SketchUp platform, which enables contractors to quickly and easily migrate from a 2D to 3D work environment. Calibrated panoramic photos can be loaded directly into SketchUp 2015 from the Trimble V10 Imaging Rover, to quickly model as-built conditions. SketchUp 2015 is available now, the Pro edition is priced at $590 US. [source]
LumenRT 2015 ships
E-on software announced the immediate availability of LumenRT 2015 GeoDesign and Studio visualization products. LumenRT 2015 contains numerous new features and capabilities including enhanced realism with new DIVE technology, interactive scene authoring and editing, seasonal vegetation with changing colors, Graphisoft ArchiCAD Integration, BIM attributes and layers, real-time sculpting of Terrains, 3D skies with moving clouds and haze, object animation paths, huge new content library, and PlantFactory Integration. LumenRT Studio is packaged for architects and BIM professionals and is available at the introductory price of $795 US (SRP $995 US). LumenRT GeoDesign is the top-end of the LumenRT product line configured for urban and infrastructure design professionals and is offered at the introductory price of $1,495 US (SRP $1,995 US). LumenRT is compatible with all 3D applications and directly plugs into Graphisoft ArchiCAD, Bentley MicroStation, Autodesk Revit, E-on Software VUE, Esri CityEngine and Trimble SketchUp. Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7 and Windows 8 (32 and 64-bit), as well as Mac OSX 10.7 to 10.9 (Mac Intel only, 32 and 64-bit). A free trial version will be available soon. [source]
Next Limit launches RealFlow 2015
Next Limit Technologies announced the official launch of RealFlow 2015, an out-of-the-box fluid and dynamics simulation software for 3D visual effects. This ninth edition includes all new features and updates, allowing users to achieve quality results faster than ever before; and with the addition of new control tools, users are now in total command of their 3D workflows. Some key highlights in RealFlow 2015 include: an exceptional increase in the quality of simulations with all new DYVERSO solvers and the addition of GPU acceleration; a new direct-to-render feature within the program using Maxwell Render; an enhanced user interface; and more. RealFlow pricing is here. [source]
V-Ray 3.1 for Maya
Chaos Group announced the immediate availability of V-Ray 3.
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.
E-on software's 3D immersive communication platform for architecture and GeoDesign, LumenRT, has been updated.
LightWave 2015 Update 3
The LightWave 3D Group, a division of NewTek, Inc.
Shotgun Software: New review and pipeline features announced at SIGGRAPH 2015
At the SIGGRAPH 2015 conference, Shotgun Software announced a new set of features for the upcoming 6.
Autodesk announces Extension 1 for Maya 2016 and 3ds Max 2016
At the SIGGRAPH 2015 conference, held August 11-13 in Los Angeles, Autodesk announced the latest extension releases for its Maya 2016 and 3ds Max 2016 3D modeling, animation, VFX and rendering software, available to Autodesk Subscription customers beginning August 11 for 3ds Max and September 9 for Maya.
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