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Autodesk Inventor 2017
Autodesk unveiled Inventor 2017, new version of its advanced 3D modeling solution for manufacturing industry professionals. The latest version delivers new professional-grade design, interoperability and communication tools aimed at supporting customers ever-expanding needs, including enhanced sketching, part modeling, assembly management, surfacing and sheet metal capabilities; additional Shape Generator capabilities such as symmetry and member size controls; expanded AnyCAD tools that allow users to easily integrate non-native mechanical design data into Inventor models without translation; enhanced animation capabilities to show assembly sequences and 3D PDF publishing to document designs; and more. [source]
LWCAD 5.1 for LightWave 3D
LWCAD, a suite of modeling plug-ins for LightWave 3D based on standard CAD tools and an advanced osnap engine, has been updated. New version 5.1 adds an interactive mode for Rectangle, Circle, Arc and derived tools; new spiral mode in Arc Tool and Radial Clone; new behavior of Angle and Rotate Snap tools; and more. [source]
V-Ray for Revit public beta 2
A major update to the V-Ray for Revit public beta is now available from Chaos Group. The second beta includes multiple refinements and new features including distributed rendering lets you render images faster with the power of multiple computers; better RT GPU support for your CUDA-enabled device with support for OpenCL coming soon; and overall better performance across the board with numerous memory optimizations and bug fixes. V-Ray for Revit was designed to fit seamlessly into your workflow, supporting main Revit features while implementing the latest core V-Ray rendering technology. [source]
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]
Autodesk announces Maya 2016 Extension 2 and 3ds Max 2017, acquires Solid Angle
At NAB 2016, Autodesk, Inc. announced the latest versions of its subscription-based 3D animation software, including Maya 2016 Extension 2 and 3ds Max 2017. Extension 21 for Maya adds new capabilities for creating 3D motion graphics via a procedural, node-based workflow; updated render management; and new character creation workflows with a new quick rig tool and shape authoring enhancements that allow artists to create, rig and animate characters faster. New 3ds Max 2017 offers artists a fresh new look as well as modeling, animation and rendering enhancements, including a new UI with support for high DPI displays; fast, physically-based renderer Autodesk Raytracer Renderer (ART); and additional updates, including UV mapping, object tool and animation productivity enhancements; a scene converter for moving from one renderer to another or to real-time engines; and tighter pipeline integration via an improved Python/.NET toolset. 3ds Max 2017 and Maya 2016 Extension 2 are available now. Autodesk has also announced it has acquired Solid Angle, developer of Arnold, an advanced, ray-tracing image renderer for high-quality 3D animation and visual effects creation used in film, television and advertising worldwide. Acquisition terms were not disclosed. Also of note is a new cooperation between Autodesk and Google Cloud Platform to deliver scalable compute services for its M&E software. The two are launching a new cloud-optimized ZYNC service for Autodesk Maya 2016, which will allow users to render 3D scenes created in the software on the Google Cloud Platform. [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.
April update of Adobe Experience Design CC
Adobe released the first update of Adobe Experience Design CC, its visual design and prototyping application.
Grass Valley rolls out EDIUS 8.2
EDIUS from Grass Valley is offering a number of new creative features in version 8.
New firmware for RED cameras supports Avid DNxHR and DNxHD codecs
RED Digital Cinema released a free firmware update for all DSMC2 cameras containing support for Avid DNxHR and DNxHD recording formats.
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