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Thinkbox Deadline Users Will Soon Be Able to Pay for Licenses by the Hour

At SIGGRAPH, Thinkbox said that users of Deadline v8.0, which is now essentially in alpha tests, will be able to license the render management software on a timed-usage basis. Specifically, users will be able to pay for licenses by the hour. … more »

Faceware Announces Unreal Engine Facial Motion Capture Integration

Faceware Technologies said its new Faceware Live plug-in would allow developers to instantly apply facial motion-capture data to characters in the Unreal Engine from Epic Games. ​ A performer's facial movements can be captured using a webcam, a dedicated facial-capture camera … more »


Shotgun 6.3 Set for October Release

Shotgun Software co-founder Don Parker introduced a slate of new features in Shotgun at SIGGRAPH, including improvements to the software's review and approval features as well as updated integration. The new integration features will be showing up later in August, … more »


Autodesk Announces New Updates of Maya, 3ds Max

The newest update to 3ds Max will be available today, and an updated Maya is coming September 9, Autodesk said yesterday at SIGGRAPH. Headlining the new features in 3ds Max 2016 Extension 1 are new Geodesic Voxel and Heat Map … more »


Nvidia Debuts New Quadro Cards, Unveils DesignWorks

Almost as an afterthought, Nvidia announced two new Quadro video cards at SIGGRAPH yesterday. Both new cards are based on Nvidia's Maxwell GPU architecture. The Quadro M5000 [pictured, below] has 2,048 Cuda cores, boasts 8 GB of GDDR5 GPU memory running … more »


Lenovo Debuts ThinkPad P Series 15- and 17-Inch Mobile Workstations

At SIGGRAPH, Lenovo announced the new ThinkPad P Series mobile workstations, including a 17-inch model that can be configured with up to 64 GB of DDR4 ECC RAM, 1 TB of SSD storage, Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, and a 4K UHD … more »


Pixar Licenses Quasi-Monte Carlo Rendering Methods from Nvidia

Pixar is licensing Nvidia's quasi-Monte Carlo QMC) GPU-based rendering technology as part of a multi-year strategic agreement between the two companies.  QMC rendering methods increase the efficiency of rendering processes, especially when used in massively parallel implementations such as those provided … more »


Convergent Design Ups ProRes HD Frame Rate to 240p

A new firmware update for the Convergent Design Odyssey7 line of monitor/recorders adds new ProRes capabilties. Firmware 2015.8 increases the maximimum frame rate on the 7Q and 7Q+ to 60p for 4K and UHD resolution capture and to 240p for HD capture on … more »


JVC’s GY-LS300 Gets New JVC Log Mode Plus Real 4K and 2K

A new firmware upgrade available next month for JVC's GY-LS300 4KCam Super 35 camcorder will add a new film-emulating JVC Log shooting mode to maximize latitude and dynamic range, the company said. Also new to the LS300 will be Cinema … more »

Cinema 4D R 17

Maxon Releases Details on Cinema 4D Release 17

The new version of Cinema 4D, scheduled for release for Windows and OS X next month, will include the Take System, a new versioning system that handles scenes and manages variations in render layers and animation. Other new features include support … more »