A new YouTube channel dedicated to reviewing software for 3DS Max and other CG tools is available. The first in-depth review by "Max3D Reviews" focuses on the latest version of Stoke 2.0, Thinkbox's particle reflow and field manipulation toolkit: "... an essential set of tools". Watch the video on YouTube.
Renegatt Software announced GPUBox Artist, a virtualization technology that allows dynamic sharing of GPU devices from the same pool by many users. The system is designed for small 3D graphics studios as
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(Updated) A video is available showing new real-time editing capabilities in LumenRT 2015.
E-on Software has posted a preview of the upcoming v2015 of its real-time engine for architectural visualization. The video shows new dynamic skies and the ability to interactively modify atmospheric conditions.
A new 3D models search engine has been launched that allows to find 3D models from various sources. Models can be previewed on the browser using WebGL and are currently displayed without textures. More on Yobi3D.
Google has acquired Zync Render, the cloud-based render service. Zync Render gained a lot of coverage when it was used by VFX studio Atomic Fiction on such productions as Looper, Flight, and Star Trek Into Darkness. Zync Render will now become part of Google's Cloud Platform team, which will offer studios scalable performance and capacity, as their rendering needs change from project to project. For more details on this merger, you can read the story on the Variety webpage.
Midge Sinnaeve has once again generously released a free set of high resolution trees. The new set is available in FBX format. As was the case with the previous pack, textures are not included but trees are unwrapped with material IDs set up and ready to use. More on The Matissa.
3D models site Dimensiva offers 3D models for free to designers, architects and 3D artists in general. They have recently released a number of new models in Max, OBJ and FBX formats. More on Dimensiva.