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Autodesk Announces 2016 Versions of Maya, 3ds Max and Flame

At NAB, Autodesk announced 2016 versions of Maya, 3ds Max, and Flame. Notable features in the new version of Flame include look development tools and a more connected desktop workflow. Lightbox, which Autodesk describes as an interactive GPU shader tookit … more »

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Academy Launches ACES 1.0, Sets NAB Outreach

The Academy Color Encoding System (ACES), designed to preserve the creative decisions made by filmmakers throughout the production, post-production and archival process, launched today. At the same time, a new ACES Logo Program has been introduced to highlight support for the system across … more »

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Shotgun Will Make RV a Free Added Feature Beginning in April

The popular VFX playback and review software RV will be provided with the next version of Shotgun's production-management platform at no additional charge for users, Shotgun Software said today. In addition, Shotgun will be available beginning today at a new, … more »

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Autodesk Releases Memento Reality-Capture Software as Free Public Beta

Autodesk upgraded its Memento reality capture project from from technology preview to public beta, releasing a cloud-connected Windows desktop app for free download. With the ability to generate and edit two-billion-polygon meshes, Memento is intended to be a powerful but … more »

Autodesk Buys Tweak Software

Autodesk purchased the assets of Tweak, maker of the widely used RV software for VFX playback and review. RV will remain available, the companies said, while Tweak's entire staff, including partners Jim Houriahn, Seth Rosenthal, and Alan Trombla, will become part of … more »

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Autodesk’s Standalone Software to Go Subscription-Only in 2016

Autodesk will end sales of perpetual licenses for its standalone software products effective February 1, 2016. That's right — the company is giving customers a full year to get used to the idea of perpetual software licenses going away. It's … more »

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Animating a Jump Tutorial Part #269

3D cartooning is nothing but trouble in this mock animation tutorial by Nathan Hibberd that plays a little like a miniature Looney Tunes short set entirely inside Autodesk Maya. [via CartoonBrew]

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Shotgun v5.4 Adds New Review Features

Shotgun Software released Shotgun v5.4. this week. The company said it's the third major update of the production management software since it was purchased by Autodesk six months ago. "The goal of the acquisition [by Autodesk] was to accelerate the development of … more »

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Xsens Revamps, Slashes Price on Its Inertial Mocap Systems

Xsens said today that it has begun shipping redesigned versions of its MVN inertial motion-tracking system. The new systems are more technically advanced, with new capabilities that the company hopes will better position them to handle full-scale production work in … more »

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Chaos Group Releases V-Ray 3.0 for Maya

Following on the heels of the recently debuted version of its popular render engine V-Ray for The Foundry's Katana, Chaos Group has released V-Ray 3.0 for Maya. The company says this version of the physically-based lighting, shading and rendering toolset features much faster … more »