Talented artist and programmer Clovis Gay has released his latest script for 3DS Max, a tool inspired by Pixar's Presto that allows to control your rig directly through pre-defined mesh zones, without any visual interference. Watch a sample video and find out more on Kinematiclab.
Acute3D, developers of the technology behind Autodesk's 123D Catch (previously known as Photofly), have released new editions of their Smart3DCapture image-based modeling software aimed at users that don't need georeferencing features and handling of large image datasets. (more...)
Autodesk's Marcus Nordenstam gave a talk at SIGGRAPH on the latest developments in Bifrost fluid dynamics software (centering mainly on Maya) and the company's vision for deployment of FX assets to different applications. Watch it
In addition to plugins for Photoshop and After Effects, OctaneRender announced that plugins are also under development for bringing integration with Nuke, Houdini, MotionBuilder, Unreal Engine 4 and Digital Molecular Matter Engine. More information on Otoy's site.