(Updated) Fusion for Houdini is now available for purchase. The interactive Booleans and retopology tools are the first part of the Houdini Modeler toolset being developed by Alexey Vanzhula. Maya and Cinema 4D are also supported via Houdini Engine. More on Vimeo.(more...)
FXGuide has posted an article discussing the upcoming features set to be included in Nuke 11. The article also touches on Foundry's new product, Elara, which is a cloud-based service for post-production that centralizes infrastructure, creative tools and pipeline. You can read the full article on the FXGuide website.
The latest version of Blackmagic Design's editing and grading application brings 10x performance improvements, a new audio postproduction suite with Fairlight audio built into the software, collaboration tools that let multiple people edit, color and mix audio from multiple systems in the same project at the same time, new editing and grading features, and a price reduction of its Studio version from $995 to $299 (permanent licenses, no rental). (more...)
Researchers from Disney and the University of Southern California have developed a method for capturing dynamic hair and automatically determining the physical properties for simulating the hairstyle in motion. The output consists of both the static hair geometry as well as its physical properties. The hairstyle can be easily edited by adding additional external forces, changing the head motion, or re-simulating in completely different environments. More on Disney Research's website.