FutureMag has an interesting report on CG techniques being used for capturing and digitally preserving historic works of art, as well as restoring and reproducing them. Watch the video on YouTube. (French)
Autodesk announced that it is making its software available for free to students, teachers and educational institutions around the world. According to the MaxStation blog and Autodesk's Shaan Hurley, the company previously offered free access in some countries, but not others, and the software was available free to students, but in many cases not to the schools themselves. These restrictions have now been lifted. More on the MaxStation blog, Shaan Hurley's blog and Autodesk's website.
Adobe recently previewed a new character animation tool they're developing: a markerless real-time mocap software that allows to control a puppet in After Effects and record its motion using a webcam and microphone. Watch a demo video on YouTube and find out more on Adobe's AE blog.
Prices and a release date have been announced for Corona Renderer 1.0 for 3DS Max. A tentative date of November has been set for the release and prices will vary based on a choice of month-to-month subscription vs. a permanent license. Features in the 1.0 release include: (more...)
Video Copilot has released a preview video of the new and upcoming Element 3D V2. Scheduled to release in November, Element 3D V2 features a host of upgrades including faster rendering, real-time physical based shaders, UI refinements, and much more. To watch the full preview video, you can head over to the Video Copilot website.
Among all the industries dedicated to servicing milestone events in people's lives, the wedding industry is one of the most effective at extracting funds from eager clients. In this video Korri shows us how CG joins in the plunder. Watch the video on YouTube.