A collaboration between AXYZ design and Chaos Group gives SketchUp and Rhino users access to the Metropoly ready-posed 3D character models. This allows artists to incorporate characters into scenes with the following benefits: (more...)
FXHome have released HitFilm 3 Pro and updated their website with more information on the new features offered by their editing, compositing and VFX software. These include an OpenEXR pipeline, background proxying, OpenFX compatibility, improved editing UI, denoise filter, grade transfer for matching looks across shots, etc. HitFilm 3 Pro is priced at $299. A video showing HitFilm 3 Pro at work can be found on YouTube. Read the list of new features on FXHome's website.
FX artist Anselm von Seherr-Thoss has made available a video with breakdowns and tests from VFX shots he created for Claudio Fäh's "Northmen – A Viking Saga" action film. The CG elements were created with 3DS Max, ThinkingParticles, RayFire, FumeFX and Krakatoa. Watch the video on Vimeo.
Feetz manufactures shoes with a perfect fit by building 3D models of feet from photos (or video). It then adapts the 3D models to a chosen shoe style, and outputs the final shoes using 3D printing. Find out more on Feetz' website.
Perforce, developers of the version management and collaboration platform, have open sourced P4GT, their plugin for graphic tools that provides access to version control for files and digital assets from within Photoshop, 3DS Max, Maya and Softimage. (more...)