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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]
V-Ray for Revit public beta
Chaos Software announced the release of the V-Ray for Revit public beta. V-Ray for Revit introduces new tools for high-end lighting, materials and environments, without the steep learning curve traditionally associated with high-end rendering. It is seamlessly integrated -- V-Ray's core technology is now accessible at every stage of design development. For more information go to www.v-ray.com/revit. [source]
SketchUp 2016 support in V-Ray 2.0
V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp has been updated and is now fully compatible with SketchUp 2016. Along with improvements to animation and batch rendering, this update also includes support for Skatter and ArchVision RPCs. This free download is available to all V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp users. [source]
SketchUp 2016 with Trimble Connect integration
Trimble released SketchUp 2016, the latest version of the widely-used 3D modeling software for architects, engineers, design and construction professionals as well as members of the global maker community. Along with multiple enhancements for driving efficiency and simplifying workflow, this release brings SketchUp users the power of Trimble Connect, a cloud-based collaboration platform allowing teams to access, analyze, manage and share project data from the cloud anywhere, at any time (more). SketchUp 2016 is available now and supports a variety of operating systems including Mac OS X El Capitan and Microsoft Windows 10. Every free SketchUp 2016 license starts with a 30-day trial of SketchUp Pro features. The 2016 Pro licenses are $695 US. [source]
LWCAD 5.0 for LightWave released
WTools3D released a version 5 of its CAD modeling plug-in LWCAD for NewTek's LightWave. The fifth incarnation of this popular tool adds a Smart Mesh functionality with new unified geometry system based on polygons and NURBS surfaces. It allows to create geometry with shared edges between polygons and NURBS surfaces defined by new curves, and create standard NURBS surfaces with 2, 3, or 4 edges. The new version also contains a built-in selection system, fully integrated into Smart Edit tools, multilingual support, and an automatic installer. Full version is $329 US, upgrades from LWCAD 4.x is $149 US or $250 US, in case you are upgrading from the older LWCAD 3.x. [source]
Bentley Systems acquires E-on Software
E-on software is joining Bentley Systems, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure. E-on software will continue to exist as one of its subsidiaries, and all products (VUE, PlantFactory, LumenRT, CloudFactory, Carbon Scatter and Cornucopia3D) will continue to be developed. [source]
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]
Blackmagic Design: ATEM Production Studio 4K and HyperDeck Studio 12G bundle
For a limited time customers can get a special price on ATEM Production Studio 4K and HyperDeck Studio 12G when purchased together for only $2,495 US! This special offer is targeted at customers who are considering the purchase of Blackmagic Design's ATEM Television Studio live production switcher, and will allow them to obtain a more powerful switcher for a similar price. It's very common for customers to buy both a live production switcher and a broadcast recorder as a combination. When purchased together, the ATEM Television Studio switcher and HyperDeck Studio recorder would normally cost $1,990 US in total. With this special deal, customers can choose to buy the much more powerful ATEM Production Studio 4K and HyperDeck Studio 12G which are Ultra HD models and include additional features, even when used in HD video formats, for only $500 US more. Normally this combination of powerful Ultra HD live production switcher and Ultra HD broadcast recorder would cost $4,190 US, and this deal represents a saving to the customer of $1,695 US. [source]
Cubase Pro 8.5 trial available
Steinberg releases a free Cubase Pro 8.5 trial version which is fully functional for 30 days.
BeatEdit for Premiere Pro
Mamoworld released BeatEdit for Premiere Pro, a plug-in for automatic detection of beats in music and representing them as markers in the Premiere Pro timeline.
Try The Foundry's Colorway for free
The Foundry has announced the evolution of its Colorway application to address the needs of today's design industry.
New RED DSMC2 cameras to support DNxHR and DNxHD codecs
RED Digital Cinema and Avid announced that Avid DNxHR and Avid DNxHD recording formats will be coming to RED's DSMC2 line of professional cameras -- WEAPON, SCARLET-W and RED RAVEN.
Media Composer 8.5 adds HDR support
Avid launched a brand new update to Media Composer (version 8.
Adobe After Effects CC 2015 13.7 update
In addition to bug fixes, new Adobe After Effects CC 2015 13.
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