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Cavalry – new motion design software

London-based motion design and VFX Studio Mainframe has announced a free public beta of its new motion design software Cavalry. Cavalry promises the user a new procedural application with ambitions to make take on the existing heavy-hitters in the animation, design, creative…

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Pulze Render Manager beta

Pulze has released a beta version of its new render manager aimed at the architectural visualisation industry.The aim of the tool is to be artist friendly, with much of the workflow simplified and automated where possible. Features include node monitoring including the…

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Arnold 6 released

Autodesk has announced the release of Arnold 6, bringing GPU production rendering out of beta. Arnold 6 allows the user to switch between CPU and GPU rendering while maintaining the same settings. The new GPU mode is based on NVIDIA’s OptiX framework and…

MAYA

Maya 2020 released

Autodesk has announced the release of Maya 2020, adding over 60 updates for animators and updates to the graph editor and time slider. Other features include:  Cached Playback: New preview modes promise faster animation playback and more predictable results, layered dynamics…

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Renderman 23 released

Pixar has released Renderman 23, adding native support for USD, support for Houdini 18 including the Solaris look-dev tool, improved interactive rendering, updated and improved APIs and development platforms, improved compositing with interactive adjustment of LPEs and AOVs and more. Read about…

NEWS

EmberGen alpha released

Updated: JangaFX has released an update to EmberGen adding the ability to export simulations via VDB. Also included in this version are Tooltips, TGA/EXR support, image sequences,  advection methods (Euler, BFECC, Ralston, Kutta, etc.), floor collisions, and more.  JangaFX has released the alpha version…

CINEMA 4D

Corona Renderer 5 for Cinema 4D

Chaos Group Czech recently released Corona Renderer 5 for Cinema 4D. New features include:  2.5D Displacement for more optimised memory usage New caustics for faster render time and memory savings Caustics now respect the include/exclude list for Corona Lights SSS renders correctly…

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Houdini 18 now available

Following several teasers and a sneak peeks, SideFX recently released Houdini 18 with a new procedural lookdev system Solaris for layout and lighting. Solaris is based on the USD standard and integrates with the other big feature of this release, a…