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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]
Media 100 announces Yosemite support, new $99 pricing
Boris FX and MacVideo Promo, a promotion company that offers exclusive deals on tools for Mac video editors, announced Media 100 Suite version 2.1.6, fast, professional, and easy-to-use video editing software for Mac OS X. The v2.1.6 release adds support for Mac OS X 10.10 ("Yosemite") and is available at a new breakthrough price of $99 US. Media 100 supports dozens of video standards in 4K, 2K, HD, and SD resolutions at frame rates from 23.98 to 60 frames per second. Acquisition interfaces for AVCHD, AVC-Intra, FireWire, Panasonic P2, and Sony XDCAM are provided as well as support for video I/O interfaces from manufacturers such as AJA and Blackmagic Design. Every purchase of Media 100 also includes the Boris RED plug-in (a $695 US value) for Adobe Premiere Pro CC-CS5 for Mac OS! Version 2.1.6 is a free update for Media 100 Suite v2.1.x users. Free 60-day trial is also available. [source]
Media 100 announces Yosemite support, new $99 pricing
Boris FX and MacVideo Promo, a promotion company that offers exclusive deals on tools for Mac video editors, announced Media 100 Suite version 2.
Digieffects: Video Wall for After Effects
The new Video Wall from Digieffects is an After Effects plug-in designed to make video walls in just seconds with very little technical knowledge needed.
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.
Avid Media Composer update 8.4 introduces projects with custom frame sizes
Avid launched a new update of Media Composer (8.4) with new features, including the ability to set custom frame sizes for your projects; native support for the Sony XAVC-I format (using the latest Sony AMA plug-in), and ProRes 2K/4K/UHD media; display of EIA-608 Closed Caption data from the 436M ANC stream; the new Timeline Quick Find field; the possibility to resize the monitors in Media Composer to a much larger size than before; different adapter display icons in timeline; the AAX plug-in factory-provided presets; alpha channel support when exporting QuickTime DNxHR files; the ability to export inactive audio tracks; and much more! You are entitled to this new update if you have a Subscription, Floating or Perpetual License that is under an active Upgrade & Support plan.
Adobe unveils milestone 2015 Creative Cloud release
Adobe today launched a milestone release of its flagship Adobe Creative Cloud tools and services.
V-Ray 3.2 for 3ds Max now available
The latest free update to V-Ray for 3ds Max is now available.
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