Nozon and Chaos Group have announced a technology partnership that will combine PresenZ and V-Ray to create pre-rendered, volumetric VR. This technology will allow artists to render spaces with the illusion of free movement and parallax, without the need for a game engine. Read more on AWN.
After going through thorough beta testing, Chaos Group has released V-Ray for Modo, which integrates the renderer's capabilities into Modo's native workflow. V-Ray for Modo is available through permanent ($700 / €500 / £430) and rental licensing ($350 / €250 / £220). A 20% off launch promo is available until July 20th on The Foundry's store. More information on Chaos Group, The Foundry's forum and website.
Archviz artist Tomáš Sciskala has created MatPak, a collection of premium, high quality materials for Modo. Materials include carpets, wood floors, ceramic tiles, and many more. For more information on MatPak, you can visit The Foundry's website.
Redshift Rendering Technologies has announced the release of Redshift 2, their GPU based biased renderer designed to run exclusively on NVIDIA GPUs. This update introduces integration with 3DS Max in addition to existing support for Maya and Softimage. Support for Houdini and Cinema 4D is also expected later this year. Other significant features include:(more...)
PSOFT has released Character Box, a new animation plugin for Modo that includes a modular rigging system for bipeds or multi-limbed animals, muscle simulation, the ability to generate weight maps using polygonal meshes, and a library system for organising and re-using rigs, motions and more. The main features include:(more...)