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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]
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]
A synthesizer galore at NAMM 2015!
Several key companies announced new hardware synths at this year's NAMM. From vintage replicas to new designs, there is plenty to choose from for musicians of all genres. Dave Smiths Instruments, after securing the Sequential brand back from Yamaha Corporation and its president, Takuya Nakata, in an unprecedented gesture of good will, debuted a new analog poly synth bearing the Sequential name: the Prophet-6! The Prophet-6 is a tribute to Sequential's most famous instrument, the Prophet-5. Moog Music decided to introduce nothing less than a limited run of three of their most sought after 5U, large format, Moog Modular synthesizers: The System 55, the System 35 and the Model 15. These three modular synthesizer systems were originally created and manufactured by Moog in 1973. The dedicated nature of the Moog modular rebuilding process is such that the units will come in extremely limited quantities. There will be 55 units of the System 55, priced at $35,000 US per instrument; 35 of units of the System 35, priced at $22,000 US per instrument; and 150 units of the Model 15, priced at $10,000 US per instrument. Alongside these Moog Modular Systems will be the Sequencer Complement B Expansion Cabinet, a dual 960 Sequential Controller, an accompaniment to the System 35 and System 55, that has been out of production for over 30 years, as well as an optional 5-Octave duophonic keyboard. Another oldie to see the light of day again is Korg's Arp Odyssey, revived in conjunction with Arp Instruments. The new Odyssey has a compact body (downsized to 86% of the original), highly operable sliders, and a 37 note slim keyboard that's easy to play. In addition, a Drive switch (new function) is provided and connectors include MIDI and headphone output as well as patch cables. Korg also introduced a limited edition MS-20M Module Kit with SQ-1 Analog Sequencer, allowing users to assemble a module version of the iconic MS-20 analog synthesizer with greatly expanded synthesis capabilities. Limited to a run of 1,000 units worldwide, each MS-20M Kit will come bundled with an SQ-1 sequencer featuring dual CV trigger and gate, audio sync (to clock volca series, electribes, or monotribe), three-pin and USB MIDI, plus much more. More Korg announcements here. In addition to several other new products, Roland announced the JD-Xi Interactive Analog/Digital Crossover Synthesizer, a new compact keyboard that's powerful, versatile and fun. Equipped with 37 mini keys, the JD-Xi features a true analog synth engine along with a wide selection of Roland's acclaimed SuperNATURAL digital sounds. This affordable instrument also comes packed with many great extras for self-contained music creation, including built-in drum kits, a four-track pattern sequencer, and a gooseneck mic for using the synth's Vocoder and AutoPitch effects. [source]
Carbon Scatter 2015 trial version available
S catter millions of instances in seconds, create wind-swept forests or animated crowds and render them directly inside 3ds Max, Maya and CINEMA 4D, using the new Carbon Scatter 2015 plug-in.
Major upgrade to Tiffen Dfx digital filter suite
The Tiffen Company released the highly-anticipated version 4 of the award-winning Tiffen Dfx digital filter suite.
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.
ZBrush 4R7 with 64-bit support!
ZBrush 4R7 is the final iteration within the ZBrush 4 series before Pixologic moves to ZBrush 5.
HALion 5.1 udpate available
The 5.1 update for Steinberg's VST sampler and sound creation system, HALion 5, features eight brand-new effects and tools for sample editing and includes new looping and playback modes.
Panasonic releases firmware update for LUMIX DMC-GH4
New firmware update 2.1 for the popular LUMIX G interchangable lens camera DMC-GH4 adds time code and recording control signal embedding to the HDMI output signal (in conjunction with ATOMOS recorders).
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