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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]
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]
Apple introduces iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus
Apple announced iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, featuring two new models with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch Retina HD displays, and packed with innovative technologies in a thin and seamless design. The new iPhones feature a precision unibody enclosure of anodized aluminum that conforms seamlessly with the shaped glass of the display, resulting in a completely smooth and continuous surface. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are engineered to be the thinnest ever, delivering a bigger display in a design that is still comfortable to hold and easy to use. The new iPhones include an Apple-designed A8 chip with second generation 64-bit desktop-class architecture; advanced iSight and FaceTime HD cameras; fast wireless technologies; and Apple Pay, an easier way to simply and securely make payments with just the touch of a finger. Both models include iOS 8, featuring a simpler, faster and more intuitive user experience with new Messages and Photos features, QuickType keyboard, a new Health app, Family Sharing and iCloud Drive. With Metal, a new graphics technology in iOS 8, developers can take performance of the A8 chip even further to bring console-class 3D games to iPhone. The A8 chip also includes a new, powerful image signal processor that enables advanced camera and video features. Both models include the M8 motion coprocessor that gathers motion data from the accelerometer, gyroscope, compass and the new barometer. The new iPhones will be available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the UK beginning on Friday, September 19. The iOS 8 will be available starting September 17 to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users as a free software update. Appple also introduced Apple Watch, the company's new watch companion for iPhones. [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.
Scala Enterprise 10.4
Scala announced Scala Enterprise version 10.4, bringing support for the next generation of the Samsung Smart Signage Platform for digital signage.
Autodesk ReCap Pro 1.4 makes reality capture easier
The newly released ReCap Pro 1.4 update makes it easier to check the quality of laser scans that users are feeding into the ReCap engine and turn the scans into 3D data models.
mocha AE CC 2014
In the upcoming After Effects CC 2014.1 (13.1) update, mocha AE has been updated to mocha AE CC 2014 (version 4.
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