The very talented French VFX studio BUF has posted a showreel highlighting the work they've done over the past 30 years. The reel starts off with the work they did on cult hit "The City of Lost Children" from 1994 and ends with the work they did on "Independence Day Resurgence". Watch it on their Vimeo channel.
A Houdini for Maxers group has been created on Facebook with the aim of helping 3DS Max users to better understand how Houdini works and operates. The community has already posted lots of great examples of how 3DS Max effects can be created in Houdini, and vice versa. You can check out the group on Facebook.
Autodesk has made an announcement regarding the upcoming release of 3DS Max 2018. This latest release that is set to launch in April, will no longer include Mental Ray as a rendering option. The aim is to get users using Arnold which is now part of the Autodesk toolset, and is now included in 3DS Max 2018. For full details on this story, you can visit the Autodesk website.
Maxon UK's Liam Stacy goes over the pros and cons of renting vs buying software. "Rental solutions typically offer you the latest software for an attractive monthly rate but there is just one catch... If you stop paying, you lose your software!" In this blog post the company that develops Cinema 4D once again gives a clear signal that it will continue to offer perpetual licenses and that its business model is driven by customers' needs. "We’re trying to ensure we’re offering what you need us to. (...) MAXON has always been and will always be driven by the requests of our customers." More on Maxon UK's website.