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Review: Intensify Pro by Layers Magazine

Review: Intensify Pro by Layers Magazine
Posted on Dec 22, 2014 - 08:00 AM

Intensify Pro lets discerning photographers of all skill levels create powerful photographic images with unprecedented drama and detail.  Check out the review for Intensify Pro by Layers Magazine!

News: 2014 Toolfarm Top 10 Awards Results!

News: 2014 Toolfarm Top 10 Awards Results!
Posted on Dec 22, 2014 - 07:43 AM

You voted and the results are clear! Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2014 Toolfarm Top 10 Awards!

Update: McDSP Audio Unit (AU) Plug-ins Now Available

Update: McDSP Audio Unit (AU) Plug-ins Now Available
Posted on Dec 22, 2014 - 06:39 AM

McDSP has extended its support of the Audio Unit (AU) plug-in format to the 6020 Ultimate EQ, AE400 Active Equalizer, and the SPC2000 Serial/Parallel compressor. All three plug-ins are authorized with a v5 license (Native or HD).

Tutorial: Selective Color Correction in Premiere Pro - reTooled

Tutorial: Selective Color Correction in Premiere Pro - reTooled
Posted on Dec 22, 2014 - 03:09 AM

reTooled.net has a great tutorial up on selective color correction within Adobe Premiere Pro! Want to learn more? Look no further!

FAQ: GenArts Sapphire 8 - New Pricing and Upgrade Options

FAQ: GenArts Sapphire 8 - New Pricing and Upgrade Options
Posted on Dec 21, 2014 - 08:12 PM

There are now three options to purchase GenArts Sapphire - Permanent licenses, Subscription, and Rental. This FAQ will help you choose the best option for you and your business.

News: Software and Section 179

News: Software and Section 179
Posted on Dec 20, 2014 - 11:35 AM

This piece of U.S. legislation, which passed on December 16, retroactively expands the Section 179 tax deduction limits through the end of the year. “The new law reinstates the limit on Section 179 to $500,000 as well as reinstates 50% Bonus Depreciation.”

Freebie: NaNKiller for NUKE

Freebie: NaNKiller for NUKE
Posted on Dec 19, 2014 - 09:13 AM

NaN stands for Not a Number. I’m not exactly certain what that means, but it appears to be something undesirable, as NaN results from a particle emitter can crash Nuke, for example.  NaNKiller removes NaN’s in frame.

Sale: 25% Off Next Limit Maxwell Render and RealFlow Sale Ends TODAY!

Sale: 25% Off Next Limit Maxwell Render and RealFlow Sale Ends TODAY!
Posted on Dec 19, 2014 - 05:35 AM

Hurry! This is your last chance to save 25% on Maxwell Render and RealFlow!  The sale ends today, December 19, 2014.

Update: Avid Pro Tools v11.3 now available!

Update: Avid Pro Tools v11.3 now available!
Posted on Dec 19, 2014 - 05:06 AM

Read this article to learn more about the latest update for Avid Pro Tools!

Update: Allegorithmic Substance Painter 1.1 is now available

Update: Allegorithmic Substance Painter 1.1 is now available
Posted on Dec 18, 2014 - 12:51 PM

New features, enhanced workflows and a Lazy Mouse, round out the newest release of Substance Painter.  What’s a Lazy Mouse, you say?  Read on to find out.

News: Red Giant Universe wins Videomaker’s Best Product of the Year Award

News: Red Giant Universe wins Videomaker’s Best Product of the Year Award
Posted on Dec 18, 2014 - 05:14 AM

Congratulations to Red Giant, as Universe wins Videomaker’s best product of the year in the plug-in category.  Congrats also go out to Adobe After Effects CC, DaVinci Resolve and Final Cut Pro X as they received awards as well.

News: RealFlow RenderKit 2014 Out Now!

News: RealFlow RenderKit 2014 Out Now!
Posted on Dec 18, 2014 - 02:03 AM

The RealFlow RenderKit is an invaluable tool for the rendering of RealFlow fluids, enabling users to mesh particles at render time. The best part, it’s free for everyone!

New: GenArts Sapphire v8 Now Available

New: GenArts Sapphire v8 Now Available
Posted on Dec 18, 2014 - 01:33 AM

NEW in Sapphire 8: Create your own effects and transitions with Sapphire Builder - Special December Pricing!

Midweek Motivation: “Volvic” The Giant

Midweek Motivation: “Volvic” The Giant
Posted on Dec 17, 2014 - 11:46 AM

The VFX for this commercial for Volvic was created by the talented crew at Digital District.  Check it out, along with the VFX breakdown.

Midweek Motivation: “Horde” - by BRUTUS Collective

Midweek Motivation: “Horde” - by BRUTUS Collective
Posted on Dec 17, 2014 - 10:11 AM

Check out this super cool, yet creepy CGI animated short called “Horde”, created by the Brutus Collective.  Plus see a breakdown of the 3D animation process they used.

Sneak Peek: fandev CuteDCPTools for After Effects

Sneak Peek: fandev CuteDCPTools for After Effects
Posted on Dec 17, 2014 - 09:25 AM

fandev will be releasing their newest version of CuteDCP for AE after the first of the year.  Check out this sneak peek to see what’s new.

Midweek Motivation: Tabaat Al Mushahid - Title Sequence

Midweek Motivation: Tabaat Al Mushahid - Title Sequence
Posted on Dec 17, 2014 - 07:29 AM

This title sequence for the Saudi morning newspaper review show, Tabaat Al Mushahid, shows a really practical use of FreeForm.

Tutorial: Lighting with Video Copilot Element 3D V2

Tutorial: Lighting with Video Copilot Element 3D V2
Posted on Dec 17, 2014 - 06:49 AM

Andrew Kramer from Video Copilot is notorious for having some of the best tips around! Let him show you how he prefers to handle lighting in Video Copilot Element 3D V2!

Midweek Motivation: MTV Motor Home

Midweek Motivation: MTV Motor Home
Posted on Dec 17, 2014 - 05:52 AM

The anime inspired, adrenaline filled opening sequence for MTV’s new show Motor Home was created using The Foundry MODO and MAXON Cinema 4D.

Update: Adobe Creative Cloud 2014.2

Update: Adobe Creative Cloud 2014.2
Posted on Dec 17, 2014 - 05:26 AM

Learn more about all of the new updates to Adobe Creative Cloud!

Midweek Motivation: Soundtoys Process Episode 2

Midweek Motivation: Soundtoys Process Episode 2
Posted on Dec 17, 2014 - 05:08 AM

Sit down and enjoy the second episode of Soundtoys Process with Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails!

Sale: 48hr Sale on The Foundry MODO & MARI Now thru Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

Sale: 48hr Sale on The Foundry MODO & MARI Now thru Friday, Dec. 19, 2014
Posted on Dec 17, 2014 - 12:22 AM

‘Tis the season!  Today is the start for this great sale on The Foundry MARI and MODO and all of the MODO kits, plug-ins and training that go with it for 2 days only!

Tutorial: Icy Text with Zaxwerks ProAnimator + a Zaxwerks Deal!

Tutorial: Icy Text with Zaxwerks ProAnimator + a Zaxwerks Deal!
Posted on Dec 16, 2014 - 08:28 AM

Michele Yamazaki from Toolfarm walks you through a holiday-themed project featuring icy-looking 3D text in a snowy scene, using Zaxwerks ProAnimator for After Effects and Imagineer mocha pro. She goes over how to quickly track the Santa hat in the shot with mocha, create and animate the text in ProAnimator, and demonstrate the ambient occlusion capabilities in ProAnimator.

Update: Adobe After Effects CC 2014.2 (13.2)

Update: Adobe After Effects CC 2014.2 (13.2)
Posted on Dec 16, 2014 - 07:21 AM

The latest release of After Effects CC 2014.2 (13.2) is available. This article will go over some of the new and exciting features!

Sale: AutoDesSys form•Z Year-end UPGRADE Special

Sale: AutoDesSys form•Z Year-end UPGRADE Special
Posted on Dec 16, 2014 - 07:16 AM

From now until the end of the year, upgrade to form•Z Pro 8 at deep discounts, and get a free migration online training class with AutoDesSys for upgrading from v6 or below!

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