Abvent has released a trailer for the upcoming release of Twinmotion, the real-time tool for visualisation. Twinmotion 2019 adds the ability to automatically correct perspective, add renderable measurements to scenes, the ability to switch views easily to place objects and a new product manager for keeping the app and its libraries up to date. (more...)
Chaos Group has announced a new release of V-Ray for Autodesk's BIM application Revit. Version 3.7 adds V-Ray interactive with full support for geometry changes so that buildings can be rendered as they are being designed. Revit 2019 is supported, including new opaque, transparent, layered and metal material types. (more...)
Gobotree has released a new collection of 10 3D scanned characters, 8 riding bicycles, one driving a car and the final one on a skateboard. Characters are in the region of 60k polys each, with SS2 skin, hair and eyelashes for use in the foreground of renders. The collection costs £215 or £43 is bought individually. The assets are available in Max 2012 format with V-Ray (with or without SSS2 skin shaders) or Standard materials as well as FBX, OBJ and Sketchup. View the models on the Gobotree website.
Software - 3DS Max
Autodesk has updated its 3DS Max documentation to list the features of version 2019.1. This release adds improvements to several areas, including a new projects toolbar that lets the user see their project folder and easily switch between folders. (more...)
iToo Software has announced the latest version of Forest Pack, their popular scattering plugin for 3DS Max. Forest Pack has been around since 1999, and since its first released the feature list has grown and grown. This also means the interface has got busier. Forest Pack 6 aims to simplify the user experience by allowing the user to customise rollouts and groups to reveal only those they need. In addition, other small UI improvements such as resizeable lists, tooltips, and an icon creation mode are intended to make working with the plugin easier. (more...)
MOPs is a new free open source toolkit for Houdini, created by Henry Foster and Moritz Schwind, for recreating common motion graphics effects. The first release includes a basic set of essentials for creating motion graphics in Houdini. (more...)