ToolFarm has released RenderGarden a new tool for Adobe After Effects that divides a composition into a specified number of segments and then renders them to multiple background command line windows. This enables the user to take full advantage of their available CPU cores. Other features include: (more...)
Autodesk has announced plans to lay off 1150 employees, approximately 13% of its workforce in a new company restructure. At present it is unclear which departments will be affected, but according to the press release the restructuring plan aims to "focus on the company's strategic priorities of completing the subscription transition; digitizing the company; and re-imagining manufacturing, construction, and production". This follows a previous restructure plan announced in February 2016 that saw the workforce reduced by 10%, approximately 925 employees. Read the full press release, including a summary of the third quarter results, on the Autodesk website.
Adobe has released a video previewing a new feature for Photoshop that uses machine learning to enable users to automatically select individual or even multiple objects in an image. Called Subject Select, the new tool is planned for an upcoming update to Photoshop CC, although no specific time frame is revealed. Watch the preview on YouTube.