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Month: September 2019


Behind the Scenes of WWI Epic: 1917

Sam Mendes, the Oscar-winning director of Skyfall, Spectre and American Beauty, brings his singular vision to his World War I epic, 1917. At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic’s George MacKay) and…


Ziva VFX 1.7 released

Ziva Dynamics has announced the release of Ziva VFX 1.7. The latest release introduces Art Directable Rest Shapes (ADRS) enabling users to make characters conform to any shape without losing their dynamic properties.  It works by allowing the user to…


KeyVR Fall 2019 release

Keyshot has released the latest version of KeyVR, its simplified VR renderer. New features include: optimised load times; reflections on transparent materials; support for glass, solid glass, gems and dielectrics; the ability to hide or show multiple model sets; new…


Skatter 2 for Sketchup crowdfunding campaign

Lindalë, a small two-person company that created Skatter for Sketchup, has set up a crowdfunding campaign to finance version 2 of the plugin. Skatter 2 is being rewritten from scratch and already includes new features such as clustering, randomised materials and new distribution methods….


Unite Copenhagen 2019 keynote

Unity Technologies has made a recording of its keynote from Unite Copenhagen available to view online, including details of updates to Data-Oriented Tech Stack, Unity Simulation, Scriptable Render Pipelines, multiplayer services, new 2D tools, and more. Watch it in full…


Ptolemee – PBR texture organiser

21 12 Games has released Ptolemee, a commercial tool that allows the user to list and organise PBR textures with a live preview that includes real-time displacement. Ptolemee is compatible with Unreal Engine, started life as an internal tool when the studio couldn’t find…


GroomBear for Houdini

Kamil Wacławiak has released GroomBear, a toolkit for Houdini that allows you to create and modify guides or cards. It comprises a Groom node that contains a number of grooming tools for short and long hair. Designed to use with a radial…


Appleseed 2.1 beta released

A new version of Appleseed, the open-source renderer aimed at animation and VFX, is out now. Version 2.1 includes support for Cryptomatte AOVs, render checkpointing for resuming mult-pass renders, support for OSL shaders, a fisheye camera, the ability to control samples…


Phoenix FD 3.99 Beta for 3DS Max and Maya

Chaos Group has released a new Beta for Phoenix FD4, codenamed 3.99. New features so far include the return of Active Bodies to allow the user to float geometry over liquid and push it with flooding water. Currently, there are still no…