Epic Games has announced that Unreal Studio's free beta period has been extended until September 2019 to "invite further innovation and the opportunity to impact the future of Unreal Studio with your feedback." Version of Unreal Studio that are downloaded during the beta period will continue to be free to use after the beta ends. (more...)
KitBash 3D has released a new cinematic short called "Build Your World", created only using assets their library of architectural components by Destiny 2 cinematic director Sava Zivkovic. Watch the film on Vimeo and find out more about how it was created in a process video and project outline on Behance. (more...)
iToo Software has announced that two new libraries are available free for Forest Pack users. A new collection of 42 photoscanned rocks and 6 presets plus 12 new leaf presets is now included in the libraries that ship with Forest Pack 6. (more...)
Studio D76 has released NeatScatter, a new scattering plugin for 3DS Max that claims to be the first tool on the market capable of scattering instances without them ever overlapping. (more...)
Autodesk has posted a new tutorial by Zap Andersson about writing shaders with OSL. This is the first of several tutorials to help users get up and running with writing their own maps using the new OSL authoring features found in Max 2019. Watch it on YouTube.
Jamie Cardoso, the author of several books on Architectural Visualisation, has released two new tutorials explaining the basics of Forest Pack, RailClone, V-Ray MultiLightSelect and Multimatte elements. Though these tutorials standalone, Jamie is also providing paid tutorials via Patreon and Udemy. Watch the tutorials on YouTube.