After some months of beta testing, Allegorithmic has released v1.0 of its 3D painting software that offers physics-driven particle brushes for simulating natural wear and tear effects, multi-channel brushes and more. New features in the 1.0 official release include: (more...)
Alex Roman's book sold out last year and the author has announced that it is available for purchase again. Shipping will start after October 31st, and the book is being offered at a 10% discount until that day. Visit the site of TT&TS: From Bits To The Lens for more.
New features in Epic Games' game engine and development tools include animation retargeting, real-time ray traced soft shadows, subsurface scattering for realistic skin materials,
automatic C++ hot reload, light map UV generation and streaming video
textures, among others. Find out more on Unreal
(Updated) Cebas has made available more videos and information about the new release. Head over to Cebas' site.
Cebas has released a video showcasing some of the updates that will be included in ThinkingParticles 6 which is set to be released today. This latest release includes soft bodies, a fluid solver, and multi-physics. For more details, you can watch the video on the Cebas Youtube channel.
FXGuide has published an article discussing the use of Disney's new production renderer, Hyperion, on the the film, Big Hero 6. The article discusses why Disney chose to develop their own production renderer, and highlights some of the benefits it offers over currently existing rendering solutions. For the full article, you can check out the FXGuide website.
Paris-based VFX company, BUF, is planning to release their proprietary software to the public in 2015. BUF has worked on many VFX driven projects over the past 30 years including Life of Pi, Avatar, The Dark Knight, plus many more. Previously tight-lipped about their in-house tools, BUF is looking to showcase their software at the upcoming SIGGRAPH Asia in December of 2014 before releasing it on the market in the new year. For more details you can check out the article on the Red Shark News website.