Chaos Group’s 1.6 upgrade to V-Ray for SketchUp improves visualization
workflows, render quality and tools for scene complexity, and is now
available for free open Beta.
United Entertain and emotion3D's Stereoscopic Suite X3 delivered a
glasses-free 3D experience for a trailer of ‘The Lorax’ displayed at
movie theatres, powered by NVIDIA CUDA.
From June 2013, Adobe software updates will be available only by subscribing
to the Creative Cloud, which comprises tools and services for content creation
LightWave 11.5 3D software now comes bundled with WTools3D
LWCAD 4.5 CAD tools, producing 3D visualizations with modelling,
animation and rendering.
RingSide Creative commercials post house in Detroit runs three
Quantel Pablo Rio systems to speed up and add more tools to
its online colour correction and finishing pipeline.
Intelligent Creatures have worked with eyeon to develop a new
pipeline based on eyeon Fusion for compositing and Generation
for project management and shot review.
Avid Motion Graphics 2.5 is an on-air graphics production platform for
broadcasters, sports teams and media producers.
Restoration producer David Strohmaier is using the Boris FX Flicker
Fixer filter to help remove flickering and other artefacts from
damaged, historic Cinerama movie footage.
NAB Red Giant BulletProof is an offload, prep and delivery
application that simplifies many on-set tasks filmmakers, to
bridge the gap between camera and editor.
The Foundry and partner Luxology have welcomed Mike Ephraim and
Shane Griffith to its Sales and Marketing team, both joining the
company from Autodesk.
Development of the CrowdFX function has continued in Autodesk
Softimage 2014, as well as other aspects of ICE, and adds a Camera
Sequencer is added for tighter scene control.
Shotgun has integrated its tracking, scheduling, review and asset management
tools into one application to help improve efficiency in production pipelines.
Autodesk 3ds Max 2014 has updated 3D animation for motion graphics, VFX,
visualisation and game development. Viewport playback for complex scenes
has been optimised.
The PFClean 2013 upgrade includes the video restoration pipeline, now able
to handle footage in YUV or RGB colourspace, and detect and fix common
Autodesk Maya 2014 has updated its display system, modelling
workflows and complex data handling. The Maya DX11Shader now
uses real-time, controllable shader effects.
Squint/Opera production and post studio has gained an edge by upgrading
the team’s render pipeline management, handled with PipelineFX render
farm package Qube!
MAXON has entered into a strategic alliance with Adobe to collaborate
on software for motion graphics and visual effects production, toward
a combined 2D/3D pipeline.
The Pixel Farm’s PFTrack 2013 and PFMatchit 2013 now have two new tracking
tools, a Simple Track and Solve node and a planar camera solver.