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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]
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]
Krita's 2015 Kickstarter project
Developers of Krita, a popular Open Source bitmap editing and painting application, want to make their software as fast or even faster than Photoshop. With your help! Their 2014 Kickstarter campaign was a big success and all the support resulted in the best Krita release ever, Krita 2.9, with a number of new features. This year, developers are going for an ambitious goal - a raw, interactive performance and better memory efficiency, as well as support for traditional hand-drawn animation. And that's this year's big topic! With your backing, Krita 3.1 can be even better, even faster, and even more fun to use. Check their Kickstarter page here. [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.
Golaem Crowd 4.0 for Maya
Golaem has released the latest version of their crowd simulation plug-in for Maya: Golaem Crowd 4.
Autodesk 3ds Max 2016 is here!
Autodesk released a 2016 version of its flagship 3ds Max software (read this announcement for information on new features).
Blender 2.75 Testbuild
First test build of the upcoming Blender version 2.
The Foundry's MODO 901 to be released May 27
MODO 901, the latest version of The Foundry's 3D content creation solution, delivers innovative new features, accelerated performance and powerful enhancements to the core toolset that let artists and designers working independently or as part of a team create high-quality, beautiful output in less time.
Panasonic VariCam update 3.01
New update for Panasonic VariCam 35 and HS digital film cameras is available now and contains support for new formats (Apple ProRes HQ HD VFR 1-120 fps, AVC-Intra444 HD, AVC-Intra200 HD, and AVC-Intra2K 444 2K), water marking, false color, noise reduction functionality, variable fan speed, selection of the aspect ration for MON OUT, VFR recording up to 60p in SUB mode, low ISO support (VariCam 35 only), LDS lens data support (Master Prime) for VariCam 35, and more.
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