Richard Rosenman has released an update to Ultraflares, his Photoshop plugin that enables users to generate complex and realistic lens flares. Version 1.2's improvements are mainly to the user interface, adding the ability to maximize & minimize the main interface and browser to fullscreen, resize dialog boxes, changes to the numerics counters so that they start at 01, option added for 1:1 preview display, CPU cores display added, and changes to the presets to disable auto- rotation on spikeballs, shimmers and sparkles. Find out more on Richard's website.
Ziva Dynamics has released a new version of Ziva VFX, its Maya plug-in with an offline FEM anatomy simulator for the physical simulation of anatomical elements like muscles and skin. Version 1.2 introduces compatibility with Maya 2018, zMeshCheck command for mesh quality assurance, speed improvements of up to 2x for cloth scenes, general speed and performance improvements and more. Find out more on the Ziva Dynamics website.
J-Cube in partnership with Foundry has announced a new release of Mulitverse, their advanced asset interchange tool that wraps around modern standards such as MaterialX, USD, and Alembic. New features of version 5 include:(more...)
Richard Marshall interviews Scott DeWoody, creative media manager at Gensler, about their architectural visualisation pipeline. Read it on Sketchup's blog (expect content aimed at promoting Trimble products).