Chaos Group has started making a selection of presentations from this year's Total Chaos event held in Bulgaria available to view online. So far, presentations from Vladimir Koylazov, Corona's Ondřej Karlík, 3D Artist, Ian Spriggs, Ikea's Martin Enthed, Adrian Graham from Google Cloud are available. More are promised soon. Watch them on the Chaos Group's website.
Adrian Kubasa has released 29 HDRI interior and exterior environments for free, including several with backplates. They are licensed for commercial work and free to use, but you are able to show your appreciation by donating when downloading via Gumroad. Adrian also sells several commercial PBR textures for $1 per material.
Disney Animation has released two interesting datasets licensed for use in research, software development or education. The first is a large detailed volumetric cloud, but the second is particularly interesting, it includes the complete island from the film Moana. (more...)
Maxon has announced its three founders and serving managing directors Uwe Bärtels, Harald Egel and Harald Schneider are retiring after 32 years, but will stay available in an advisory capacity. In their place David McGavran will be appointed as the new CEO, having worked for over 20 years at Adobe, most recently as its Director of Engineering - Professional Audio and Video. Read the full press release on Maxon's website.