Luxion has released a sneak peek video highlighting some of the features included in the forthcoming released of Keyshot 8. The video is short on detail favouring only some final renders, but it appears to show displacement and volumetrics amongst other things. Watch it on YouTube.
Gumroad, the popular microtransaction site that has made it easier for artists to set up shop and sell digital assets, has introduced a policy change limiting the file size for items offered for free. (more...)
Allegorithmic has added a new collection of Signature Series substance materials to its Source repository. The collection was created by Chris Hodgson from Naughty Dog who took the Signature Series' remit to give "professional Substance artists carte blanche to tap their imaginations" as an opportunity to create a collection for texturing extraterrestrial worlds. (more...)
Tech & Research
MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab, ETH Zurich, and Adobe have demonstrated a new deep learning algorithm designed to isolate a subject from its background, similar to the Subject select tool found in the recent updates to Photoshop. This algorithm differs in its ability to identify semantically meaningful regions of the image including the ability to create soft transitions between them. Read more on NVIDIA's blog.