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Maya to Clarisse bridge tool updated

Muhammad Etman has released an updated version of his tool for exchanging scenes between Maya and Clarisse IFX. New features include a redesigned UI, Alembic support, Alembic referencing, animation support, hierarchy preservation for all objects type and more. Learn more about…

3DS MAX

GrowFX 2.0 beta released

Exlevel has released a beta version of GrowFX 2.0, an eagerly anticipated update to the respected parametric tree and plant modelling plugin for 3DS Max. A full feature list has yet to be made available, but this is a major rewrite…

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CryEngine 5.6 released

Crytek has released the latest version of its real-time tool Cryengine. Version 5.6 includes in-editor project management, micro-facet multi-layer materials, area lights, tesselated particle ribbons, pressurised closed buoyant cloth, custom-mesh ropes, full-body ragdoll IK, behaviour tree UI and much more. See the full…

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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….

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Blender 2.80 out now

The Blender Foundation has announced the release of Blender 2.80. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years you’ll probably be aware by now of what this version includes, but here’s a quick list of some of…

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EmberGen – real time volumetric fluid simulation

JangaFX is working on a real-time volumetric fluid simulation tool called EmberGen. According to the developers, it is able to “instantly simulate, render, and export flipbooks/sprite sheets to any game engine of your choice”. EmberGen promises to be intuitive and as…

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Storm 0.2.5 released

EffectiveTDs has released Storm, its standalone granular simulation tool. Version 0.2.5 adds expressions for all float and boolean parameters, a Linux version, floating licensing option, the ability for caches and images to be written in the background for up to 2X speed increases, forces…