AAA studio has announced that development will no longer continue for its GPU powered renderer. Furryball is still available, and now 'free' to all users but with no access to support or maintenance. In order to cover server costs AAA Studio will continue to charge a fee of 29 euros per year for access to the C4D, 3DS Max and Maya plugins. Read the statement on Facebook and find out more about Furryball on AAA Studio's website.
Microsoft has announced a $7.5bn deal to acquire GitHub, the popular code-sharing and versioning system used by more than 28 million developers, including many in the CG Industry. Early reports suggest that the site will continue to operate independently and remain an open platform but that enterprise use will be accelerated. You can read more about the acquisition on the GitHub blog.
Bertrand Benoit has published a new post about his experiments with FStorm renderer, including the latest GeoPattern feature that adds the ability to texture surfaces with geometry. He concludes: "GeoPattern is really a killer feature that no other renderer offers at present (barring Andrey’s now unsupported VRayPattern)". Read it in full on BB3viz.
AliceVision is a new open-source photogrammetry and computer vision framework for 3D camera tracking and reconstruction. It was created as a collaboration between Czech Technical University, IMAGINE, Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse (INPT), Simula Research Laboratory, Quine and Mikros Image. (more...)
Cineversity and Maxon have made over 20 recordings of presentation from NAB 2018 about Cinema 4D available to stream online. Watch them on Cineversity.