Jasper Brekelmans from Motek announced that a new version of his Kinect-based applications Pro Body and Pro PointCloud will be released November 1st, bringing a significant boost in data fidelity and quality thanks to the use of the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor. More on Brekel.com.
Act-3D announced the upcoming release of v5 of its real-time architectural visualization software. New features include: physically-based materials, new materials interface, Mass Placement feature to build scenes faster, Mass Move effect to animate large numbers of objects, faster rendering, content library updated with new characters and plants, etc. (more...)
Japanese artist and programmer Lyouta Koduka has released a new version of his application for sculpting and customizing particle simulations and point clouds. The latest version incorporates a proxy point cloud system that allows to handle large scale point clouds, among other features. Watch a video on Vimeo and find out more on Sparta's website.
Quixel announced today that the new version of Quixel Suite is out of beta. The suite includes NDO and DDO, the company's texturing and normal map creation tools, and 3DO, a PBR model and material previewer. Features in v1.6 include: (more...)
The Foundry announced the upcoming release of Nuke 9, NukeX 9 and Nuke Studio, which is scheduled for the end of November, and provided more information regarding the features brought by the new version. (more...)
A behind the scenes look at Van Wagner Big Screen Network Productions and how they create graphics for stadium events like the Olympics, World Cup, and US Open Tennis Championship, using Adobe After Effects and Adobe Premiere. You can read the full interview on the Pro Video Coalition website.
An Indiegogo campaign has been started for the MOX File Format, which aims to be an open source video file format that supports the needs of professional video users. MOX would be a cross-platform movie format, that would support 8, 10, 12, 16, and 32bit floating point, both lossless and lossy compression options, various audio codecs, and the possibility of storing additional channels such as depth, alpha, stereo views, and so on. To learn more about MOX, you can check out their campaign on the MOX File Format Indiegogo webpage.